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Altercation, police presence led to Kaiser decision

By Nick Abramo on September 19, 2017

An altercation at the Kaiser football field Monday that required police attention led to the school’s decision to cancel the rest of the Cougars’ season. According to a source high up in the Kaiser administration, an argument between parents and head coach Arnold Martinez began after practice Monday. “The parents almost punched him and it got really ugly,” the source said. “The parents were irate and there was some pushing and shoving.” A security guard stepped in to keep the […]

Kaiser forfeits rest of its football season

By Hawaii Prep World on September 19, 2017

Kaiser has decided to forfeit the remainder of its varsity and junior varsity football seasons, according to a letter written Tuesday by principal Justin Mew. The letter, addressed to the Kaiser Cougar Ohana and obtained by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, reads as follows: “Due to a series of prevailing events and extreme concerns for student and staff safety, the decision has been made, in consultation with Complex Area Superintendent Donna Lum Kagawa, to cancel both the Junior Varsity (JV) and Varsity […]

Pupule Top 10: Damien’s landing; Mules, Waipahu, PC nearing

By Paul Honda on September 19, 2017

If it feels like the state’s elite teams aren’t quite as elite as we’ve seen in recent years, so be it. How does the state fare after Tua Tagovailoa graduated? On the whole, quite well, I’d guess. We are closing in on nearly two decades of official Division II football statewide, and what we’ve seen is that there is a yin and yang to the whole shebang. On one hand, there’s the clear reality that quality of football in D-II […]

Klaneski: “We were kind of mad about the rankings.”

By Billy Hull on September 18, 2017

In his seventh year as the head coach at his alma mater, Eddie Klaneski has rebuilt the Damien program from the bottom up. In the midst of a 25-game losing streak, and coming off an 0-10 season when Klaneski was promoted from defensive coordinator, the Monarchs are now the two-time defending ILH Division II champions. Monday, for the first time since the end of the 2003 season, Damien found itself in the top 10 of the newspaper’s overall football rankings. […]

Damien ranked for 1st time in 14 years

By Billy Hull on September 18, 2017

For the first time ever in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10, Damien has a number next to its name. The Monarchs (5-1, 3-0 ILH D-II) came back from 13 points down in the third quarter on Friday and scored 20 unanswered to beat St. Francis, 27-20, to remain undefeated in league play. Damien, which is No. 10 in the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 released today, has won 12 of its last 15 games dating back to last […]

Saint Louis breaks into national rankings

By Billy Hull on September 18, 2017

Saint Louis has been ranked No. 1 all season by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, but until last week’s loss to Bingham (Utah), No. 2 Kahuku had been the team from Hawaii ranked in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25. After a sound 49-13 thrashing of Punahou on Saturday night at Aloha Stadiun, the Crusaders are finally getting their deserved recognition nationally. Saint Louis has broken into the MaxPreps national rankings and is No. 24 this week as the only new team to enter […]

VIDEO: ‘Iolani’s Mizutani, Kamana light up scoreboard

By Paul Honda on September 18, 2017

Highlights, ‘Iolani vs. Pac-Five, Aloha Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. ‘Iolani WR Carter Kamana sets a school record with 222 receiving yards (10 catches) and QB Tai-John Mizutani (426 yards, three TDs) becomes the 15th passer in state history to reach the 6,000-yard mark in career yardage. Score: ‘Iolani 55, Pac-Five 20.

All 23 Neighbor Island teams have at least 1 loss

By Nick Abramo on September 17, 2017

The Neighbor Islands are devoid of an undefeated football team. Usually at this time of year, there are one or two squads from either the Big Island, Kauai and Maui who don’t have a blemish on their overall record. Hilo was the last holdout. The Vikings, who were ranked No. 6 in last week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 after some impressive early season wins, fell to Konawaena, 24-14, on Friday. The Vikings (4-1, 3-1 Big Island Interscholastic Federation) retained a […]