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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 […]

Kalihi community mourns loss of Farrington, Disciples coach Willie Talamoa

By Paul Honda on August 23, 2020

There has been an outpouring of love for former Farrington assistant football coach Willie Talamoa. Talamoa, 36, was working as a guest services assistant at the Institute of Human Services when he died from the COVID-19 virus. The news shocked his family and friends, in addition to the Kalihi football community. “He was always supportive. Coaching was his passion, helping the kids of Kalihi,” former Farrington coach Randall Okimoto said. Running back/linebacker Freedom Alualu was one of many worked his […]

Oregon signee Faaope Laloulu: ‘I wasn’t that good growing up’

By Paul Honda on December 18, 2019

Time, love and work ethic made all the difference for young Faaope Laloulu. Now a 6-foot-7, 390-pound Farrington senior, Laloulu trodded along as a youngster playing for the Central Razorbacks. “I wasn’t that good growing up,” he said after signing his letter of intent with Oregon. He’s plenty good now, training year-round under the mindful eyes of former Farrington standout Whitley Fehoko. Laloulu turned down nine other offers, including Hawaii. His visit to Eugene earlier in the fall was pivotal. […]

Twin brothers Josh, Caleb Matagi relish their head-to-head JPS Senior Bowl battle

By Paul Honda on December 7, 2019

Three sacks later, Joshua Matagi was excited. After Team Freedom rallied for a 12-6 win over Team Liberty, he was satisfied. The Farrington senior had a night to remember at the JPS Senior Bowl Classic Commanders game. His twin brother, Caleb (5-10, 245), lined up at right tackle for Team Liberty. The two squared off for one series — Liberty’s lone scoring drive for a 6-0 lead midway through the fourth quarter. He tried, but Josh Matagi (5-10, 225) didn’t […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Farrington Governors

By Jerry Campany on November 13, 2019

2019 RECORD >> 2-9 overall, 2-3 OIA Open Division HEAD COACH >> Daniel Sanchez is 4-19 in two seasons with the Govs. KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> DB/RB TJ Paleafei, Jr.; RB Raymond Millare, Jr.; QB Darius Chaffin, Jr.; LB Torrence Liufau, So. FARRINGTON THROUGH THE YEARS: 1938-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 2009 Damien Farrington is a long away away from competing in the top of the OIA, but it is closer than some others. The Governors got off to a rough start with […]

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: […]

No. 3 Mililani uses six turnovers to take down Farrington

By Nick Abramo on October 19, 2019

Holding on to the ball is a major part of successful football. Ask any coach. It’s one of the most fundamental things. Already an underdog, the Farrington Governors fumbled way the ball four times to put themselves even more at disadvantage in Friday night’s 34-7 OIA Open Division semifinal loss to Mililani. >> CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE GAME On at least two of those fumbles, it was a case of the dropsies and not unlodged by […]

GAME NIGHT 10/18: Farrington/Mililani

By Nick Abramo on October 18, 2019

No. 3 Mililani 34, Farrington 7, FINAL 10:37: Game over. 10:36: An Alcover 27-yard run brings the Mililani ball to the Farrington 5. 23 seconds left. 10:28: Farrington drives to the Mililani 24 and is stopped. A big play was a Pate 36 -yard pass to Christian Havea. Trojans take over on their 24. 10:13: Navares kicks a field goal. MILILANI 34, FARRINGTON 7, 10:14 left in fourth quarter. ——————- 10:08: Third quarter ends. 10:07: An 11-yard pass from Agbayani […]