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ON THIS DATE (1987): Hilo breaks Konawaena’s 40-game winning streak

By Jerry Campany on September 26, 2020

On this date in 1987, Hilo ended Konawaena’s 40-game winning streak. The Vikings got five interceptions in the second half and Kamaka Mahoe hauled in a pass from Mark Ishii for the historic win. The Wildcats had not lost since 1982, when Hilo did the trick. Jay Auwae had two interceptions and Charleston Awai, Terry Nicolas and Jason Saturnio each had one but Konawaena quarterback Pat Acol still managed to throw for 274 yards. The Vikings won despite leading rusher […]

ON THIS DATE(1993): McKinley’s Sam Cantiberos scores five touchdowns

By Jerry Campany on September 25, 2020

On this date in 1993, future McKinley coach Sam Cantiberos scored five touchdowns to lead his Tigers to a 40-12 win over Radford. Cantiberos, a slotback, earned two of his scores receiving, another two rushing and added a kickoff return for 77 yards. The senior finished the game with five carries for 75 yards and three catches for 93 yards. By the end of the league season, he paced the OIA Blue with nine touchdowns on 330 yards rushing and […]

ON THIS DATE: Alex Daniels becomes Radford’s rushing leader

By Jerry Campany on September 24, 2020

On this date in 2005, Alex Daniels had the biggest day for a running back in Radford history, but he still needed his defense’s help to keep the Rams unbeaten. Daniels ran for 263 yards and three touchdowns to lead Radford to a 35-13 victory over Moanalua at John Velasco Stadium. The game was a matchup of unbeaten rivals, and wasn’t over until Radford linebacker Bronson Leafa sealed it with a pick-six midway through the fourth quarter. Daniels broke the […]


ON THIS DATE: Kamana Pimental saves Saint Louis from third loss

By Jerry Campany on September 23, 2020

On this date in 2011, Saint Louis needed every play to avoid a third ILH loss. Kamana Pimental scored from five yards out with 17 seconds left to break open a tie game and beat Iolani 42-35 at Aloha Stadium. The Crusaders enjoyed a 35-14 lead at halftime but Jordan Lee plunged in from a yard out for Iolani with 3:49 remaining. Iolani had a chance to tie it with 17 seconds left, but Reece Foy was sacked by Kamalei […]

ON THIS DATE: Elia Long leads Punahou over Kamehameha

By Jerry Campany on September 21, 2020

On this day in 1940, legendary coach Bill “Doggy” Wise outsmarted another foe. Wise dialed up a pass in the second quarter for the only score of the game and Punahou opened its season with a 7-0 victory over rival Kamehameha at Honolulu Stadium. Wise set up the victory by alternating halfbacks Elia Long and Bill Hubbell to the right side of the line. When Kamehameha was set up, Punahou had quarterback Ellwood Fern roll left. He pulled up before […]

ON THIS DATE: Waimea plants seeds for KIF football championship

By Jerry Campany on September 20, 2020

On this date in 1957, Waimea opened its season in style with a 52-0 home victory over visiting Kohala. Menehune quarterbacks Melvin Muranaka, who was also student body president, and sophomore Wilfred Ibara paced the offense with each earning two passing touchdowns and a running score. Waimea ran a balanced offense, scoring four of its touchdowns on the ground and the other four in the air. The glory was short lived for Waimea, though, as it traveled to Oahu and […]

ON THIS DATE: Onosai Tanuvasa vs. Baba Kreutz

By Jerry Campany on September 19, 2020

On this date in 1969, two of the ILH’s all-time greats locked horns in Farrington’s 25-22 victory over Kalani at Honolulu Stadium. Governors running back Onosai Tanuvasa, the first ILH back to gain 1,000 yards in a season, gained 231 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns in the victory. The ‘Samoan Strongboy with the moves of a Kalihi belly dancer’ could have had even more yardage but he fumbled twice in the red zone. Tanuvasa did most of his damage […]

Starting date for non-contact football workouts still uncertain

By Paul Honda on September 18, 2020

Football coaches across the state are asking, and there is still no definite date for the re-start of high school football practice. All they know is, there is hope if the number of new cases of COVID-19 can decrease significantly as the state implements mass testing. There are ifs aplenty across the board. If schools reopen in October, then air riflery and bowling may be able to start on schedule. The chances are “good,” Hawaii High School Athletic Association Executive […]

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