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Kalaheo prospect Jordan Neufeldt primed for big year

By Brian McInnis on August 3, 2019

There weren’t a whole heck of a lot of bright spots for numbers-challenged Kalaheo in its season-opening 7-0 loss to visiting Kauai High at Kailuas Alex Kane Stadium on Friday night. Really, THE bright spot was two-way senior standout Jordan Neufeldt. Neufeldt, a 6-foot-3 linebacker/tight end, made plays both ways for the Mustangs, who sought — unsuccessfully — to snap a run of losses in openers going back to 2012. Coach Darrell Poole glowed about Neufeldt before and after the game. […]

GAME NIGHT 8/2: Kauai/Kalaheo

By Brian McInnis on August 2, 2019

Kauai 7, Kalaheo 0, FINAL 9:35 p.m.: Akiu is sacked for a loss of 11 on fourth down. That’s all she wrote. Kauai comes over to the Gathering Place and opens its season with a 7-0 win over Kalaheo at Kailua. 9:34 p.m.: Kalaheo burns its last timeout with 57.8 seconds left and the Mustangs facing fourth and 5. 9:29 p.m.: Potentially huge turn of events with 1:18 left as Kauai fumbles on a 7-yard gain and Kalaheo’s Jonah Lene […]

GLORY DAYS: Coach Darrell Poole and the 2019 Kalaheo Mustangs

By Nick Abramo on July 27, 2019

24th IN A SERIES This summer, head coaches from all 28 Oahu high school varsity football teams are being asked to recount their football playing days. One coach interviewed for this multi-part series pointed out what he thinks may be the value of this endeavor: “A lot of times, you only hear about coaches when they’re getting released or are having a special season. It’s super hard to have a special season, so this should shed more light on them […]


CLOSING THE BOOK: Kalaheo Mustangs

By Jerry Campany on October 16, 2018

The Kalaheo Mustangs turned in their pads early, but in many ways 2018 marked another season of improvement. The Mustangs earned three wins for the first time since Darrell Poole‘s inaugural season in 2012 and have upped their win total for three years in a row, the first time that has happened since 2006-2008 under Chris Mellor, capped by Kalaheo’s last really good team that started 6-0 and finished 7-3 following back-to-back losses to Campbell. Poole’s 2018 bunch scored only […]

Kalaheo’s Poole hopeful for history-making 2019

By Christian Shimabuku on October 14, 2018

Kalaheo still felt that it had plenty to play for despite being eliminated from OIA playoff contention prior to Saturday night’s matchup with Kalani. Despite ending up just a game behind Kaiser for the fourth and final playoff bid in Division II, the Mustangs sent their 10 seniors out winners with a 22-7 victory over Kalani at Kailua’s Alex Kane Stadium. Two close key losses for Kalaheo (3-7 overall) would have swung its postseason fate. A 28-12 loss to the […]

GAME NIGHT 10/13: Kalani/Kalaheo

By Christian Shimabuku on October 13, 2018

Kalaheo 22, Kalani 7, FINAL ———- 7:36: Ryan Higashionna intercepts Alana and brings the interception all the way to the Kalaheo 4 with nine seconds left when the Mustangs could have taken a knee and ended it. A scuffle breaks out and the refs call the game. 22-7 is your final. 7:33: Amasiu jumps on a fumble and Kalaheo has the ball back at Kalani’s 43 with 1:15 left. Kalani has one timeout left. 7:29: Kalani forces a quick three-and-out […]

GAME NIGHT 10/6: Kalaheo/Kaimuki

By Christian Shimabuku on October 6, 2018

Kaimuki 25, Kalaheo 13, FINAL ———- 7:49: Kaimuki runs the clock out and Kalaheo doesn’t call time. The Bulldogs win 25-13 in one of the wildest game of the year. 7:43: Kaimuki’s defense is really starting to up its game, sacking Alana consecutively to force another Kalaheo punt. The Bulldogs take the ball back with 2:20 left on their own 12. Look for them to run out the clock here. 7:34: TOUCHDOWN BULLDOGS. Stephens gets his second score of the […]

GAME NIGHT 9/28: Kalaheo/St. Francis

By Christian Shimabuku on September 28, 2018

St. Francis 40, Kalaheo 6, FINAL ———- 7:24: St. Francis forces one last three-and-out and takes a knee to end the game. 40-6 is your final. The Saints improve to 7-0, while Kalaheo drops to 2-6. 7:17: St. Francis getting sloppy with three straight fumbles. The third one is finally recovered by the Mustangs’ Jordan Neufeldt on the Kalaheo 21 with 3:29 left. 7:02: Kekahuna picks off Kalaheo quarterback Kekoa Alana for a 55-yard pick six. The PAT is no […]