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Key double-dip victories for Saint Louis’ Open Division, I-AA squads

By Paul Honda on October 9, 2021

Two games, two victories for the men of Kalaepohaku. Only in this era of a global pandemic and no spectators (most of the time) at football games, Saint Louis football fans can enjoy two for the price of one. After the Saint Louis I-AA (JV) squad outlasted Kamehameha I-AA, 48-35, the Open Division Crusaders pulled out a 27-21 win over the Open Division Buffanblu. If ever there was a chance to examine the game of Ron Lee and Cal Lee […]

Remember the Warriors: Noah Bartley aims to share the wealth

By Paul Honda on October 5, 2021

He prefers comedy over horror. Honor over glitz. Noah Bartley would rather watch “The Longest Yard” and “Remember the Titans” than spend time talking about his accolades. “Titans,” in particular, rings a bell many times over. “I’ve seen this a million times,” the Kamehameha senior said. Bartley, better known to family and friends by his middle name, Sio, is featured in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Off the field, a friendly young man with a smile for everyone. Between the lines, a […]

Kamehameha an outright No. 1 in Star-Advertiser Football Top 10

By Paul Honda on October 4, 2021

This time, there is no tie. Kamehameha collected seven first-place votes to claim the No. 1 ranking in the Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 on Monday. The Warriors’ 35-28 win over No. 5 Punahou, coupled with a bye week for Saint Louis, broke the tie that existed in last week’s poll. Saint Louis dropped to No. 2, the first time the Crusaders have been absent from the top spot since 2016. The rest of the Top 10 remains virtually the same […]

Club 100: ‘Iolani RB Brody Bantolina churns 105 rushing yards per game

By Paul Honda on October 3, 2021

When Brody Bantolina last had a season of football, he was a sophomore with the 2019 ILH Division I ‘Iolani Raiders. That squad went 10-3, losing a heartbreaker to Hilo in the state tournament title game. Bantolina rushed for 575 yards and 10 touchdowns on 112 carries as the 1b running back to talented Brock Hedani. This fall, the senior playmaker is relishing the primary role. Bantolina has rushed for 631 yards and 15 TDs on 99 attempts as No. […]

Kamehameha’s legion secondary sparks comeback 35-28 win over Punahou

By Paul Honda on October 2, 2021

One teammate calls them Kamehameha’s version of the Legion of Boom, the once-heralded secondary with the Seattle Seahawks. “I’d call them that,” running back Noah Bartley said. “They don’t have a nickname yet. All of them can hit. Even at practice, they want to go up on me.” For all intents and purposes in this pandemic era, they might be a Legion of Zoom, from each defensive back to the coaches. For a second weekend in a row, Kamehameha was […]

Kahuku to play Punahou on Nov. 20

By Paul Honda on October 1, 2021

That Kahuku football schedule is getting better by the day. The Red Raiders will battle Punahou on Nov. 20, in addition to an Oct. 9 matchup with Kamehameha. The date, according to Punahou coach Nate Kia, is “reserved.” Kahuku coach Sterling Carvalho does not have any remaining bye weekends for his team, but the alternative of fewer games is not on his wish list. “Hopefully, everyone stays healthy and the game can happen,” Carvalho said. After nearly two years without […]

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 […]

Kamehameha, Saint Louis share No. 1 ranking in football Top 10

By Paul Honda on September 27, 2021

Kamehameha and Saint Louis shared the field at Aloha Stadium on Friday. On Monday, they share the No. 1 ranking in the Star-Advertiser Football Top 10. Kamehameha upset Saint Louis, 23-21, on Friday. The Warriors garnered seven out of 12 first-place votes from a panel of coaches and media, but Saint Louis still has enough points to share the top spot. Saint Louis received two first-place votes, as did Mililani. Kahuku nabbed one first-place vote in the most chaotic balloting […]