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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. […]

GAME NIGHT 10/12: Kailua/Waipahu

By Paul Honda on October 12, 2019

Waipahu 14, Kailua 12, final BOX SCORE At Masa Yonamine Athletic Complex Kailua (4-6, 3-3) 0 0 0 12 — 12 Waipahu (4-5, 4-2) 0 7 7 0 — 14 WAI—Cody Marques 10 run (Brycen Amorozo kick) WAI—Alfred Failauga 1 run (Amorozo kick) KAI—Koali‘i Kohatsu 6 pass from Cameron Friel (kick failed) KAI—Landon Clevenger 45 pass from Friel (run failed) JV—Waipahu 43, Kailua 22 RUSHING—Kailua: Samson Rasay 1-0, Cameron Friel 6-(-14), Brian-Allen Kamanu 10-35, Raynen Ho-Mook 2-(-7), Lahaina Kane 6-4. […]

After starting season 1-3, Kailua is headed to OIA playoffs

By Christian Shimabuku on October 6, 2019

Kailua was in full control of its destiny entering its senior night contest with Castle. After a 26-21 come-from-behind win over the Knights, the Surfriders are now playoff bound. The road to get one of the four spots in the OIA Division I playoffs wasn’t easy, especially on Saturday night. The Surfriders had to rally from a 21-6 deficit in the second quarter and held the Knights without a point twice in the fourth quarter deep in their own territory. […]

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