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Kahuku vs. Kamehameha, Damien vs. Moanalua exhibition games set

By Paul Honda on September 29, 2021

The most unusual season in Hawaii prep football got even more interesting with Kahuku and Kamehameha set to square off in an exhibition game on Oct. 9 at Skippa Diaz Stadium. Kahuku coach Sterling Carvalho confirmed the matchup. “We’re just happy to be playing,” Carvalho said.   “This is big for us,” Kahuku linebacker Liona Lefau added. “We’re excited and ready to play under the lights! We have a solid team this year with a tight bond, so it’s going to be fun.” OIA powerhouse Kahuku has […]

Damien’s Jayce Jay-Pedro moves forward after father’s passing

By Paul Honda on September 14, 2021

At 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, Jayce “Jboy” Jay-Pedro looks all about his business on the gridiron and in the classroom. Jay-Pedro, a senior defensive end/receiver, has a 3.2 grade-point average and dreams of playing college football. With a 4.5 time in the 40-yard dash and a personal best of 10 reps on the bench press (at 225 pounds), the future is bright. Count the young Damien Monarch among the many who have endured a difficult 2021. His father, Kape, died […]

VIDEO: Damien/Pac-Five highlights

By Paul Honda on September 12, 2021

One of the grittiest battles of the young ILH football season was a wild series of momentum swings. In the end, Damien rallied from a 14-0 deficit for a 27-21 win on Friday at Aloha Stadium.


Damien overcomes injury to QB, rallies for 27-21 win over Pac-Five

By Paul Honda on September 11, 2021

Taking a team of first-time varsity players is only for the brave. Damien and Pac-Five made their share of mental errors on the big stage on Friday night. In the end, Damien rallied for a wild 27-21 win at Aloha Stadium to secure its first win in ILH play. The Monarchs (1-1) and Wolfpack (0-2), suiting up around 30-35 players each, came into the game with season-opening losses to ‘Iolani. After Pac-Five scored early on a Joshua Arcayena four-yard run, […]

Kamehameha-Saint Louis postponed, Damien/Pac-Five moves to Aloha Stadium

By Paul Honda on September 8, 2021

Another week of ILH football and another schedule change. With the Saint Louis-Kamehameha game postponed due to COVID-19 protools, the Damien/Pac-Five contest scheduled for Saturday will now be the featured 7:30 p.m. game on Friday at Aloha Stadium. The 5 p.m. matchup between ‘Iolani and Kamehameha I-AA remains the same. Damien and Pac-Five had been slated to meet on Saturday morning at Saint Louis’ field. This marks the third time an ILH football game has been pushed back due to […]

No ‘Bones’ about it: Iron men of Damien relish start of season

By Paul Honda on August 26, 2021

There are three Monarchs who lived and breathed the 2019 football season. Jayce “Jboy” Jay-Pedro, Brayden Faurot and Kahiau Young are seniors now, key contributors to Damien’s defense. Jay-Pedro and Faurot are defensive ends; Young is a standout linebacker. With a resilient group of 30 players, many of the Monarchs are prepared to play nearly every down. “Oh yeah, we love it. That’s Damien ever since I came here freshman year,” Jay-Pedro said. “Everybody plays both ways. Everybody plays special […]

Damien AD, football coach Eddie Klaneski resigns

By Paul Honda on August 13, 2021

(Adds commentary by former Pac-Five football coach Kip Botelho, current Damien boys basketball coach Keith Spencer., former boys basketball coach Alvin Stephenson and girls basketball coach Mark Arquero.) Eddie Klaneski has stepped down as athletic director and football coach at Damien. School President Dr. Kyle Atabay confirmed the news Friday morning. “I can say that he turned in a resignation letter earlier this week. Yesterday (Wednesday), I believe he spoke with his coaches, as well as his football team, about […]

Damien’s diamond in the rough: LB Kahiau Young

By Paul Honda on July 14, 2021

Bringing the best of the best together for the Polynesian Bowl Combine was equal parts fun and competition. Kahiau Young had, perhaps, even more motivation. The Damien senior was one of five linebackers named co-MVP at the position after the long day was done at Skippa Diaz Stadium. Leonard Ah You, Kruze Keanu and Liona Lefau of Kahuku, and Alika Cavaco-Amoy of Punahou were also selected out of 48 linebackers. “Leonard and Liona, I think they’re (rated) four stars in […]