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GAME NIGHT 10/5: Castle/Kailua

By Christian Shimabuku on October 5, 2019

Kailua 26, Castle 21, Final ———- 9:29: Kailua takes two knees to run out the clock. 26-21 is your final. Kailua clinches a OIA Division I playoff spot, while Castle is eliminated. What a game. 9:28: Castle turns it over on downs after four straight incompletions. Kailua can run the clock out now with 1:04 left and no Castle timeouts. 9:23: Scratch that. Re-punt after a facemask call, and the SNAP IS FUMBLED. CASTLE HAS THE BALL AT THE KAILUA […]

No. 6 Moanalua leaves a lot on the field in closer-than-expected win over winless Radford

By Christian Shimabuku on October 5, 2019

Savai’i Eselu’s Moanalua teams have done plenty of winning over the past two seasons. Friday night’s 33-13 victory over Radford for Na Menehune (8-0, 6-0 OIA D-I) sealed an undefeated record through the OIA Division I slate for the second consecutive season. >> CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE GAME A win is a win, but Eselu admitted his squad left a lot on the field against the Rams (0-7, 0-5). The matchup on Moanalua’s senior night pitted […]

GAME NIGHT 10/4: Radford/Moanalua

By Christian Shimabuku on October 4, 2019

No. 6 Moanalua 33, Radford 13, Final ———- 10:16: Radford runs out the clock. 33-13 is your final. 10:15: Moanalua recovers the onside kick, and appears to run out the clock, but fumbles at midfield for good measure. Radford ball with 39 seconds left. 10:12: Damon Nelson punches it in from 10 yards out for Radford, but this game may already be out of hand. Moanalua leads 33-13 with 1:12 left. 10:05: Moanalua turns it over on downs on its […]


Time stands still as No. 10 Kamehameha shocks Farrington in final seconds

By Christian Shimabuku on September 22, 2019

When Kamehameha’s Kiai Keone flicked Saturday night’s game-winning touchdown to a wide open Kalanikuikahi Lorenzo, it seemed that time stood still for a moment. Keone said afterward that he was so confident in the play call that he knew Lorenzo would be there with room to spare. When the 9-yard rainbow landed in the sophomore’s hands with 5 seconds left to give the Warriors a 28-25 comeback victory at Farrington, it was just like practice. “I knew the play that […]

GAME NIGHT 9/21: Kamehameha/Farrington

By Christian Shimabuku on September 21, 2019

No. 10 Kamehameha 28, Farrington 25, Final ——— 9:36: GAME OVER. FARRINGTON SACKED ON THE HAIL MARY. KAMEHAMEHA WINS. WHAT A COMEBACK. 9:34: TOUCHDOWN KAMEHAMEHA. KEONE FINDS KALANIKUIKAHI LORENZO IN THE BACK OF THE END ZONE WIDE OPEN FOR A 9-YARD SCORE. PAT IS GOOD. KAMEHAMEHA LEADS 28-25 WITH FIVE SECONDS LEFT. CLUTCH. SO CLUTCH. 9:31: Farrington appears to have intercepted Keone in the end zone but a roughing the passer call gives Kamehameha the ball on the Farrington 9 […]

No. 8 Leilehua heads straight to the bus after beating Castle

By Christian Shimabuku on September 21, 2019

No. 8 Leilehua kept itself in the race for the top seed in the OIA Division I playoffs with a resounding 41-13 win over Castle in a game in which the visiting Mules (6-1, 4-1 OIA D-I) repeatedly pounced on the Knights’ (2-4, 2-2) errors. Unfortunately for Leilehua, it doesn’t control its own destiny to get said top seed. Its lone loss came to No. 6 Moanalua (5-0, 3-0), a narrow 24-20 defeat at home on Aug. 30. But on […]

GAME NIGHT 9/20: Leilehua/Castle

By Christian Shimabuku on September 20, 2019

No. 8 Leilehua 41, Castle 13, Final ———- 9:54: Castle runs out the clock to end the game. Leilehua wins by a final score of 41-13. 9:49: Leilehua goes three-out-out. Castle gets the ball back down 41-13 on its own 37 with 3:03 left. 9:44: Kaio is picked off by Leilehua defensive back Julyan Mebane with 4:45 left. After some post-play penalties, Leilehua has the ball on its own 24. 9:41: Leilehua punts to the Castle 47 with 5:10 left. […]

One half is enough for No. 1 Saint Louis to pound No. 4 Kahuku

By Christian Shimabuku on September 14, 2019

Recent history repeated itself in Saint Louis’ shortened 28-0 victory over Kahuku at Aloha Stadium on Saturday night. The No. 1 Crusaders, winners of the last three state championships in the Open Division, dominated despite playing just a half of football. Before last year’s meeting in the state semifinals, Saint Louis and Kahuku had never played in mercy rule conditions. Saturday night’s game certainly appeared to be heading in that direction before a 15-minute delay occurred at halftime. A handful […]