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GAME NIGHT 10/25: Campbell/Farrington

By Christian Shimabuku on October 25, 2019

No. 5 Campbell 28, Farrington 14, Final ———- 9:59: Campbell does take knees to run the clock out, and 28-14 is your final. Campbell takes third place in the OIA and the final spot in the Open state tournament that comes with it. Farrington put up a fight, but its season is over. 9:58: Farrington calls its final timeout to draw up a fourth down play doesn’t convert with 1:35 left. Campbell can take knees from here on out. 9:53: […]

Roosevelt’s Shepherd Kekahuna gets his long-awaited trip to states after all

By Christian Shimabuku on October 20, 2019

Shepherd Kekahuna didn’t know that a year had already passed since the darkest day of his football career. On Oct. 19, 2018, Kekahuna was a junior at St. Francis when its season was called due to disqualification. It was discovered that the Saints, who were undefeated at the time, had used an ineligible player for part of the season. One year to the date later, on Saturday night at Roosevelt, Kekahuna was the catalyst behind the Rough Riders’ 57-23 throttling […]

GAME NIGHT 10/19: Waialua/Roosevelt

By Christian Shimabuku on October 19, 2019

Roosevelt 57, Waialua 23, Final ———- 9:17: Roosevelt runs the runs the clock out. 57-23 is your final. The Rough Riders advance to next week’s OIA Division II championship at Aloha Stadium for the second straight year. 9:07: Blitzen Benz runs in a 6-yard score to score for Waialua with 4:02 left. Roosevelt lead is down to 57-23. 9:03: Waialua goes three-and-out and punts. Roosevelt gets the ball back on its 9:00: 7:32 left to go as we face an […]


Kahuku’s Zealand Matagi part of running back resurgence

By Christian Shimabuku on October 13, 2019

It started with Waipahu’s Alfred Failauga breaking the all-time Hawaii state rushing record on Aug. 17. Who knows where it’ll end, but the 2019 season has already been a landmark season for running backs in Hawaii. Massive numbers have been put up by Hawaii’s top rushers this year. As the regular season came to a close on Saturday night, Kahuku’s Zealand Matagi had another performance to remember among a season full of them across the state. He is part of […]

GAME NIGHT 10/12: Farrington/Kahuku

By Christian Shimabuku on October 12, 2019

No. 4 Kahuku 28, Farrington 6, Final ———- 9:32: 28-6 is your final. Kahuku pulls away late to win on its homecoming. 9:28: Robert Chang with a 8-yard touchdown for Kahuku. That pretty much puts a cap on this one as Kahuku now leads 28-6 with 1:28 left. 9:25: NOW we might be done. Mana Fonoimoana-Vaomu with an interception for Kahuku to the Farrington 11, 2:18 left. 9:24: Not quite done yet. Farrington recovers a fumble from its own 8 […]

‘Iolani rides roller coaster of emotions to end up in 1-game playoff with Damien for state berth

By Christian Shimabuku on October 12, 2019

The season almost came crashing down for No. 9 ‘Iolani in a 33-28 win over Castle on Friday night. Multiple times, too. Castle had a chance to take the lead twice in the waning minutes of a must-win game for ‘Iolani, but the Raiders defense held strong to keep its state-tournament hopes alive. No. 10 Damien’s 22-17 win over No. 6 Moanalua became final mere minutes before ‘Iolani’s kickoff in Kaneohe. The Raiders would have to win to match the […]

GAME NIGHT 10/11: ‘Iolani/Castle

By Christian Shimabuku on October 11, 2019

No. 9 ‘Iolani 33, Castle 28, Final ———- 10:14: Castle picks up a first down with 1 second left but the last gasp Hail Mary falls well short. ‘Iolani holds on to set up a rematch with Damien. 10:12: ‘Iolani successfully gets the punt off. Castle starts from its own 21 with 17 seconds left. 10:11: Castle burns the rest of its timeouts. ‘Iolani will punt from its own 41 after a costly personal foul penalty with 22 seconds left. […]

After starting season 1-3, Kailua is headed to OIA playoffs

By Christian Shimabuku on October 6, 2019

Kailua was in full control of its destiny entering its senior night contest with Castle. After a 26-21 come-from-behind win over the Knights, the Surfriders are now playoff bound. The road to get one of the four spots in the OIA Division I playoffs wasn’t easy, especially on Saturday night. The Surfriders had to rally from a 21-6 deficit in the second quarter and held the Knights without a point twice in the fourth quarter deep in their own territory. […]