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Running with Rebels: Cameron Friel, Kilinahe Mendiola-Jensen sign with UNLV

By Paul Honda on December 16, 2020

At the home of Cameron Friel in Windward Oahu, the roosters seemed to be crowing about him before sunrise on Wednesday morning. The Kailua quarterback was up early to sign his letter of intent to play for UNLV. Punahou defensive back Kilinahe Mendiola-Jensen and Friel joined forces for an Instagram Live feed, signing their respective letters to play for the Rebels. College coaches can receive official LOIs by noon, Eastern Time. Normally, a signing event comes with an LOI day. […]

Kailua QB Cameron Friel to graduate early, miss postponed senior season

By Paul Honda on October 25, 2020

In a perfect world, Cameron Friel would be quarterbacking Kailua into the playoffs by now. In this pandemic world, Friel won’t play another down for the Surfriders. The senior will graduate early from Kailua and enroll at UNLV in January, getting an early start to his college football career. “It’s something I’ve been deciding ever since I committed,” said Friel, who gave the Rebels his oral commitment on May 18. “It wasn’t a for-sure thing until recently.” Friel also has […]

ON THIS DATE (2003): Damien Torres takes over as Kailua running back

By Jerry Campany on October 3, 2020

On this date in 2003, Damien Torres proved without a shadow of a doubt that Kailua would be just fine at the running back position. Torres, a linebacker, torched McKinley for 184 rushing yards in a 26-21 victory over McKinley. He had 235 yards as Sua’s backup in a 47-7 win over Roosevelt the previous week and finished the season with six straight 100-yard games before being held to 77 by Kahuku in the OIA championship game. Torres was pressed […]


ON THIS DATE: Halftime speech by Joe Francis wakes Pearl City

By Jerry Campany on September 18, 2020

On this date in 1976, Anthony Canyon scored two touchdowns and led Pearl City to a 14-13 upset of Kailua. Canyon and the Chargers, who didn’t have a single boy weighing more than 200 pounds, were late to the party. Pearl City was manhandled by the bigger Surfriders in the first half and only advanced the ball past the 50-yard line once. When coach Joe Francis led them into halftime, they only trailed by a single score. When Francis hit […]

ON THIS DATE: Halftime speech by Joe Francis wakes Pearl City

By Jerry Campany on September 18, 2020

On this date in 1976, Anthony Canyon scored two touchdowns and led Pearl City to a 14-13 upset of Kailua. Canyon and the Chargers, who didn’t have a single boy weighing more than 200 pounds, were late to the party. Pearl City was manhandled by the bigger Surfriders in the first half and only advanced the ball past the 50-yard line once. When coach Joe Francis led them into halftime, they only trailed by a single score. When Francis hit […]

Colorado offers scholarship to UNLV commit Cameron Friel

By Paul Honda on July 6, 2020

Cameron Friel is more than happy to prepare in the coming year for his destination. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Kailua quarterback committed to UNLV in mid-May, turning down offers from Navy, San Diego State, Nevada and Fresno State. That hasn’t stopped Colorado, however, which offered the senior-to-be a scholarship on Monday. “It’s kind of a 50-50 for both,” Friel said of Colorado and UNLV. “It’s a good feeling because it’s a Power-5 offer, the Pac-12, but it’s an awkward feeling. Other […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Kailua Surfriders

By Jerry Campany on November 3, 2019

2019 TEAM RECORD >> 4-7 Overall, 3-3 OIA Division I HEAD COACH >> Joe “Hauoli” Wong is 20-35 in six seasons as head coach KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> QB Cameron Friel, 6-4, 205, Jr.; WR Landon Clevenger, 5-11, 185, Jr.; LB Hastings Yee Hoy, 5-9, 185, Jr.; LB Elijah Laufili, 6-2, 225, Jr. KAILUA THROUGH THE YEARS: 1955-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 1996 Kailua The 2019 Kailua Surfriders were a .500 team in everything except wins and losses. Joseph Wong‘s group […]

GAME NIGHT 10/18: Kailua/Moanalua

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 18, 2019

No. 8 Moanalua 21, Kailua 14, FINAL   Moanalua recovers the onside kick and runs out the clock. Friel with three completions to pick up a couple of first downs. He’s sacked on a third down and Kailua takes its final timeout with :26.1 left. Friels hits Clevenger for 33 yards over the middle. After a spike, Friel hits Nainoa Peters, who fumbles at the goal line. Clevenger recovers in the end zone for the TOUCHDOWN. PAT good. :09.3 left. […]

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