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First 2 collegiate club football meetings next week

By Nick Abramo on April 13, 2019

The first two informational community meetings of Hawaii 8 will be held next week. Hawaii 8 is a new club football organization for college students in Hawaii that is slated to start a five-team league in the spring of 2020. The nonprofit parent organization — Hawaii Football Club — will be running the informational meetings April 15 in Kailua-Kona and April 17 in Hilo. Those two meetings are for any college athletes or prospective college athletes interested in joining Moku […]

VIDEO: Saint Louis great Gerald Welch on current Crusaders

By Paul Honda on April 12, 2019

Saint Louis assistant coach and co-athletic director Gerald Welch was a highly-productive contributor in the first football dynasty under Coach Cal Lee. Welch chatted with Hawaii Prep World about the potential of wide receiver Matt Sykes, who has recovered from injury to impress recruiters. The 6-foot-3, 209-pound senior-to-be “has everything it takes,” Welch said. “I see a lot more aggressiveness in him the last few months. More consistently going after the ball.” Welch is also enthusiastic about wide receiver Roman […]

VIDEO: Crusaders visit Ali‘iolani Elementary with message about education

By Paul Honda on April 11, 2019

Lunch hour took on a special look at Ali‘iolani Elementary School when Saint Louis football players visited to spread a message about education. The Crusaders, including All-State players Faatui Tuitele, Ben Scott and Nick Herbig, led the keiki through drills before lunch. The event was coordinated by Liohana Youth Empowerment.


BIIF awaits Konawaena decision as three-tiered schedule is not an option

By Nick Abramo on April 11, 2019

Confusion and frustration were just some of the terms bandied about by coaches and athletic directors who attended the BIIF football meeting Tuesday. Kalei Namohala, the league’s football coordinator, however, is waiting for Konawaena to decide where it wants to be classified — in Division I or II before a 2019 schedule can be released. But the Wildcats, according to coach Brad Uemoto, won’t know where they want to be until spring drills begin so he can get a grasp […]

Campbell football to finish home-and-home with O’Connor in ’19

By Nick Abramo on April 3, 2019

Campbell will be hosting a Phoenix team this fall in the finale of a home-and-home series. Last season, the Sabers went to Phoenix, where they beat the Sandra Day O’Connor High 37-20. “They’ve got some good, D-I caliber kids and a really good coaching staff,” Campbell coach Darren Johnson said about the Eagles. Steve Casey, a former Virginia Tech quarterback who coaches O’Connor, is a longtime friend of Johnson. When Johnson was a player at Arizona Western, Casey was the […]

5,000 miles later, Team 808 Elite places 3rd at Adidas Nationals

By Paul Honda on April 1, 2019

The road less traveled is one that Asai Gilman will never forget. The head coach of Team 808 Elite squad took his team from the islands to Tampa Bay, Fla., and took third place out of 32 teams at the Adidas 7-on-7 National Championships. Gilman and assistant coaches Ricky Lumford and Kawika Kane did it with a straightforward approach, and their talented team responded. Team 808 defeated BSP 31-14, FIG 35-7 and KT Prep 49-28, and tied Indy Select, 14-all. […]

Q&A: Kaimuki coach David Tautofi on the state of Bulldogs football

By Paul Honda on March 30, 2019

Here, in view of Diamond Crater, is some breathing room for the Kaimuki Bulldogs. 
 Playing with as few as 23 players in the 2018 season, Kaimuki managed to qualify for the state football tournament. The Bulldogs won at Kamehameha-Hawaii, then lost in a close battle against Kapaa at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue. Their All-State two-way lineman, Sama Paama, suffered a knee injury on Kaimuki’s final offensive play. 
 Had Kaimuki won that Division II semifinal, there would’ve been a title […]

Kaimuki to stay D-II in football while Nanakuli will move down

By Nick Abramo on March 29, 2019

Nanakuli is moving down from OIA-ILH Division I to D-II for football, league football coordinator Harold Tanaka said Thursday. There were reports of Kaimuki moving up from D-II to D-I, but that is not the case, Tanaka confirmed. Last year, there were 10 teams in both the OIA-ILH D-I and D-II. For 2019, Nanakuli, in effect, is replacing St. Francis in the lowest tier. St. Francis, an ILH school, is closing its doors at the end of this school year. […]