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Campbell gets star players back, but still has to figure out how to stop Kahuku’s Zealand Matagi

By Paul Honda on November 19, 2019

Could the third time be the charm for the Campbell Sabers when the Open Division semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships take place Friday at Aloha Stadium? Campbell (6-5) went to Kahuku (8-3) and lost 35-7 on Aug. 31, then met the Red Raiders in the OIA Open playoffs and lost again 46-0 at Aloha Stadium on Oct. 19. That’s a combined score of 81-7 in two meetings. “In the (playoff game), they hurt us on defense […]

VIDEO: Coaches spent mini-break on date nights, family time

By Paul Honda on November 11, 2019

The short break between the league playoffs and the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships gave coaches and players a bit of down time. Darren Johnson (Campbell), Sterling Carvalho (Kahuku), Savaii Eselu (Moanalua), Mark Kurisu (Leilehua), Philip Rapozo (Kapaa), Dean Rickard (Lahainaluna), Kaeo Drummondo (Hilo) and Shaun Perry (Kamehameha-Hawaii) responded with a variety of answers.

Campbell’s Titus Mokiao-Atimalala reflects on Michigan offer

By Paul Honda on November 8, 2019

Big Blue seems to love the islands. For the second time this season, Michigan has dipped into the Pacific to offer another fleet-footed pass catcher, making a scholarship offer to Campbell junior Titus Mokiao-Atimalala. He tweeted the news on Friday morning. “Thankful to receive my first BIG 10 full ride scholarship to the University of Michigan,” Mokiao-Atimalala wrote. Earlier this year, Michigan got a commit from Saint Louis speedster Roman Wilson. The connection is assistant coach Shaun Nua, who actually […]

Long break gives No. 5 Campbell time to rest and load up for the state tournament

By Christian Shimabuku on October 26, 2019

Campbell was primed for a special year heading into 2019. With All-State running back Jonan Aina-Chaves transferring from St. Francis joining an already loaded core of brothers Titus and Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala, as well as Pokii Adkins-Kupukaa, Tyrese Tafai, Blaine Hipa, Sky Lactaoen, Peter Manuma and Zavier Ceruti, the Sabers checked in at No. 3 in the Star-Advertiser preseason top 10, behind just Saint Louis and Punahou. Five losses over the course of the season may have slowed down the hype […]

GAME NIGHT 10/25: Campbell/Farrington

By Christian Shimabuku on October 25, 2019

No. 5 Campbell 28, Farrington 14, Final ———- 9:59: Campbell does take knees to run the clock out, and 28-14 is your final. Campbell takes third place in the OIA and the final spot in the Open state tournament that comes with it. Farrington put up a fight, but its season is over. 9:58: Farrington calls its final timeout to draw up a fourth down play doesn’t convert with 1:35 left. Campbell can take knees from here on out. 9:53: […]

GAME NIGHT 10/19: Campbell/Kahuku

By Nick Abramo on October 19, 2019

No. 4 Kahuku 46, No. 5 Campbell 0 —————— FINAL. Red Raiders advance to the OIA Open title game against Mililani next Saturday at Aloha Stadium. Sailele Lafoga looks pumped up as he recovers a fumble for Campbell. Despite the score, looks like the kids are having fun out there. The ball is popping out seemingly every other play as it is a mess out there on the field. Sabers punt. Sophomore Kelsyn Tangaro-Kanoa breaks off a 99-YARD TOUCHDOWN RUN […]

Q&A: Campbell Coach Darren Johnson on playoff at Kahuku

By Paul Honda on October 18, 2019

Darren Johnson is a born-and-bred Red Raider. He is also a football coach who has thrived in communities that love the game as much as he does. In his third season at Campbell, the Sabers have a blend of senior leadership and key underclassmen at quarterback and wide receiver. They have one of the most explosive offenses in the state. In nine games, Campbell (5-4) has scored at least 21 points in every game but one, a seven-point output in […]

Q&A: Campbell DC Blaze Soares on Kahuku playoff matchup

By Paul Honda on October 17, 2019

Back in the day, there was a certain way to play linebacker in the trenches. Blaze Soares was the epitome, his picture next to “linebacker’ in the dictionary. Soares was a fixture of Castle’s defense during an OIA championship season in 2002. The following year, the league split into Divisions I and II. Soares went on to a big role at Hawaii, and now, at 31, he’s a family man. He is also a first-year defensive coordinator at No. 5-ranked […]