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Kaimuki QB Jayden Maiava plans to enroll at Bishop Gorman for 2020 season

By Nick Abramo on December 10, 2019

Kaimuki quarterback Jayden Maiava is going to enroll at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas next month, according to Bulldogs coach David Tautofi. The plan is for Maiava to join the Gaels’ football team for his junior season in 2020. “He’s slated to go to Bishop Gorman and become the man there,” Tautofi said on Tuesday at the same time he confirmed that he will be back as Kaimuki’s head coach next season. According to Tautofi, there is still time for […]

David Tautofi decides to return as Kaimuki football coach

By Nick Abramo on December 10, 2019

David Tautofi confirmed Tuesday that he is returning to the Kaimuki Bulldogs as football coach. That’s big news for Kaimuki. Tautofi was rumored to be leaving after the end of the season, and he said Tuesday that at one point he actually had decided to leave. But in the few weeks since the season ended, he changed his mind. It was not an easy decision. “I had a lot of discussion with family and prayer and consideration of what the […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Kaimuki Bulldogs

By Jerry Campany on December 4, 2019

2019 TEAM RECORD >> 10-3 overall, 7-1 OIA Division II HEAD COACH >> David Tautofi is 37-19 in five seasons with the Bulldogs. KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> QB Jayden Maiava, 6-4, 210, So.; WR/DB Koby Moananu, 6-0, 170, Jr.; WR/DB Blade Pfeiffer-Kekoa, 5-6, 180, Jr.; OL/DL KJ Navarez 5-7, 214, So. KAIMUKI THROUGH THE YEARS: 1944-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 2016 Punahou Whether David Tautofi decides to stay or leave this offseason, he is already the winningest coach in 75 years […]


Kaimuki finds the end of the road on the Garden Isle again

By Nick Abramo on November 23, 2019

It’s two years in a row now that the Kaimuki Bulldogs have visited Kauai for a postseason game and come home on the losing end. On Saturday, it was a 35-28 loss to KIF champion Kapaa (8-1) after their comeback fell short in the Division II semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Division II semifinals at Vidinha Stadium. In 2018, it was a 20-12 defeat to the same Kapaa squad. Looking like they were on the ropes, the Bulldogs fought […]

GAME NIGHT 11/23: Kaimuki/Kapaa

By Nick Abramo on November 23, 2019

Kapaa 35, Kaimuki 28, FINAL 4:34: Game over. 4:33: Kapaa takes a knee with 25 seconds left. Kaimuki timeout. 4:31: Baba Na-O picks up 6 yards and a first down at the 47. 1:00 left. Na-o then gains 8 yards but goes out of bounds, stopping the clock. Then Davis gains 18 yards to the 21. 4:29: Davis gets a first down with a 17-yard run. Warriors ball at their 40. 2:12 to go. 4:27: On third down, Davis goes […]

Kaimuki knows what to expect on Kauai this time

By Nick Abramo on November 21, 2019

Kaimuki senior guard Daniel Moefu-Tautofi was walking with a cane and wearing street clothes Wednesday at practice on the school field. He was all smiles. The senior and his teammates are getting another chance in the Division II semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. The Bulldogs (10-2) are out to avenge a 20-12 loss a year ago. That happened at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue and it came at the hands of the Kapaa Warriors. Those Warriors (7-1), […]

Lahainaluna gets a break before Division II football tournament

By Jerry Campany on November 2, 2019

Defending state champion Lahainaluna will await the winner between Roosevelt and Kamehameha-Hawaii to begin its defense in the state Division II football tournament. The Lunas will host the winner of that game on Nov. 23. The Lunas have played a state tournament game at home twice and won both, beating Kaimuki 7-0 in 2015 and Roosevelt 48-10 last year. Kamehameha-Hawaii, which hosts Roosevelt on Nov. 16 for the right to travel to Maui, has not been nearly as successful on […]

Losses lifted Kaimuki to list of OIA winners

By Christian Shimabuku on October 27, 2019

The midday sun beamed on the Kaimuki sideline from the start of its biggest game of the year. With a 2 p.m. kickoff and temperatures rising to as high 96 degrees on the field, the mauka side of Aloha Stadium and its lack of shade was not kind to the Bulldogs. David Tautofi’s squad didn’t have a choice but to gut it out. With just 26 players suited up, Kaimuki rose to the sweltering occasion and pulled out a 27-24 […]