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GAME NIGHT 11/29: Hilo/’Iolani

By Nick Abramo on November 29, 2019

No. 6 Hilo 20, No. 7 ‘Iolani 17, FINAL Hilo wins the Division I state championship on a 55-yard field goal off the crossbar by Keanu Keolanui. Final, Hilo 20, ‘Iolani 17. @HawaiiPrepWorld pic.twitter.com/nG4CP9fnOi — Jason Kaneshiro (@jasonkaneshiro) November 30, 2019 >> CLICK HERE FOR MORE VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS 6:44: Hilo’s Keanu Keolanui hits a 55-yard field goal that bounced off the crossbar and went through the uprights with no time remaining. Vikings win 20-17. 6:43: After a catch by Haasenritter, Keolanui comes […]

‘Iolani’s secondary feasts on No. 7 Moanalua to reach D-I state final

By Kyle Sakamoto on November 24, 2019

Iolani’s victory over Moanalua on Saturday was all about Brock Hedani picking up touchdowns and the Raiders’ defense picking off passes. Hedani rushed for two scores and caught a touchdown and No. 9 ‘Iolani intercepted five passes on defense in a 35-9 victory over host Moanalua in the Division I semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. ‘Iolani (10-2) will play No. 6 Hilo for the title at 4 p.m. Friday at Aloha Stadium. >> CLICK HERE FOR […]

GAME NIGHT 11/23: ‘Iolani/Moanalua

By Kyle Sakamoto on November 23, 2019

No. 9 ‘Iolani 35, No. 7 Moanalua 9 (final)———- Iolani won the coin toss and elected to defer. First Quarter Moanalua goes 3-and-out and punts. Iolani ball at its 49. Iolani scores on a 50-yard pass from Jonah Chong to Cole Ichikawa. Wailoa Manuel makes the PAT. Iolani 7, Moanalua 0. Moanalua goes 3-and-out again and punts. Iolani ball at it 42. Iolani goes 3-and-out and punts. Moanalua ball at its 32. Moanalua’s RJ Javar is intercepted by Stirling Sakashita […]


Q&A: ‘Iolani defensive playmaker Lanakila Pei

By Paul Honda on November 5, 2019

Whether it’s early or late in the season, ‘Iolani senior linebacker/safety Lanakila Pei has often shown a knack for making the big play. He did it again in a tie-breaker battle with Damien with a Division I state-tournament berth at stake. Pei came up with a forced fumble at the goal line, knocking the ball loose from Damien quarterback Jake Holtz. Later, he returned a fumble 18 yards for a TD as ‘Iolani hung on for a 21-14 win. >> […]

Preparation, timing pay off for Lanakila Pei, ‘Iolani in win over Damien to get to states

By Paul Honda on October 26, 2019

It was the play that set the tone. It was also, as Damien coach Eddie Klaneski said, a 14-point swing. When ‘Iolani defensive tackle Shayden Molina and safety Lanakila Pei teamed up to stop Damien quarterback Jake Holtz at the goal line on the first series of the game, there was no telling what it would mean. Pei timed it perfectly, knocking the ball out of the hands of Holtz, who had stretched his arms out. KC Bell recovered for […]

GAME NIGHT 10/25: Damien/Iolani

By Billy Hull on October 25, 2019

No. 10 ‘Iolani 21, No. 9 Damien 14 ———– ‘Iolani is in the D-I state tournament for the third time in four years and second straight under the two-year OIA-ILH football alliance. At Aloha Stadium Damien (8-3) 0 0 7 7 — 14 ‘Iolani (9-2) 7 7 0 7 — 21 Iol—Carter Kamana 99 pass from Jonah Chong (Wailoa Manuel kick) Iol—Brock Hedani 2 pass from Chong (Manuel kick) DMS—Jake Holtz 34 run (Christian Souza kick) Iol—Lanakila Pei 18 fumble […]

Damien ready for ‘Iolani’s rough play this time around

By Paul Honda on October 24, 2019

Sometimes, in a land with perhaps two of the most unusual high school leagues in the nation, the best battles occur before the big dance. The immense size of the OIA, which has 23 active football programs, is matched by very few leagues nationally. The ILH, with a total of six football teams, is left in a conundrum, seeing quality programs sit during the state tournament due to basic mathematics. For the ILH, this is true every year, every season, […]

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