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Kaimuki QB Jayden Maiava plans to enroll at Bishop Gorman for 2020 season

By Nick Abramo on December 10, 2019

Kaimuki quarterback Jayden Maiava is going to enroll at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas next month, according to Bulldogs coach David Tautofi. The plan is for Maiava to join the Gaels’ football team for his junior season in 2020. “He’s slated to go to Bishop Gorman and become the man there,” Tautofi said on Tuesday at the same time he confirmed that he will be back as Kaimuki’s head coach next season. According to Tautofi, there is still time for […]

David Tautofi decides to return as Kaimuki football coach

By Nick Abramo on December 10, 2019

David Tautofi confirmed Tuesday that he is returning to the Kaimuki Bulldogs as football coach. That’s big news for Kaimuki. Tautofi was rumored to be leaving after the end of the season, and he said Tuesday that at one point he actually had decided to leave. But in the few weeks since the season ended, he changed his mind. It was not an easy decision. “I had a lot of discussion with family and prayer and consideration of what the […]

Kohala’s Chad Atkins contests his removal as football coach

By Nick Abramo on December 10, 2019

On Halloween day, Kohala football coach Chad Atkins said he was told that the school would be opening up his position to new candidates. He was extremely surprised, and when he asked Cowboys athletic director Laurie Koustik for the reasons why, he said he was told that there had been complaints against him. “She didn’t tell me about any serious complaints from anyone during the season,” Atkins said recently by cell phone. “If it was serious enough, I would think […]


Waianae’s Nainoa Machado ends high school career with MVP performance

By Nick Abramo on December 7, 2019

Get Nainoa Machado the ball and chances are he will do something with it. The 6-foot, 195-pound Waianae wide receiver did something that’s quite difficult to do in this day and age. Despite being on the losing team, he won the MVP award in the first game of the JPS Senior Bowl Classic doubleheader Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. Machado caught eight passes for 88 yards and scored all three of Team Liberty’s touchdowns in a 23-21 loss to Team […]

Nanakuli’s Sedric Crawford powers Freedom in JPS opener

By Nick Abramo on December 7, 2019

After finishing his high school career in the first game of the JPS Senior Bowl Football Classic doubleheader Saturday night, Nanakuli’s Sedric Crawford gave his performance and the team’s victory a thumb’s up. “I think this was one of my best games,” Crawford said after throwing for 206 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 36 yards and another TD for Freedom in a 23-21 victory over Liberty at Aloha Stadium. “I could depend on my receivers and the line […]

LIVE BLOG: Game 1 of JPS Senior Bowl Classic doubleheader

By Nick Abramo on December 7, 2019

Team Freedom 23, Team Liberty 21, FINAL FINAL BOX SCORE At Aloha Stadium Veterans Team Liberty    7    0    7    7    —    21 Veterans Team Freedom    6    10    7   0    —    23 Liberty–Noah Machado 9 pass from Makana Canyon (Christian Souza kick) Freedom–Tahj Hauhio 10 pass from Sedric Crawford (kick failed) Freedom–Safety: Tasi Komiti blocked punt rolls out back of end zone Freedom–Crawford 1 run (Myka Kukahiwa pass from Crawford) […]

Saint Louis QB Jayden de Laura named Gatorade Hawaii Player of Year

By Nick Abramo on December 6, 2019

Saint Louis quarterback Jayden de Laura was picked as the Gatorade Hawaii Football Player of the Year, the Gatorade Company announced today De Laura is the 12th Gatorade football honoree from the Crusaders. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. The senior quarterback led the Crusaders to a 12-0 record and the Division I Open state championship this fall. The 6-foot, 180-pound de Laura passed for 3,452 […]

New Maui football coach Robert Dougherty knows turnarounds

By Nick Abramo on December 6, 2019

New Maui High football coach Robert Dougherty has been part of a major turnaround before. He’ll be hoping to do that turnaround thing again as the Sabers coach. He was introduced as the new head man last week by athletic director Michael Ban. Dougherty played quarterback for Boston University in the 1990s, helping a team that went 3-8 in 1992 and picked to finish 11th out of 12 conference teams in 1993 to a Yankee Conference championship and a 12-1 […]