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GAME NIGHT 9/14: Kalani/McKinley

By Kyle Sakamoto on September 14, 2019

Kalani 36, McKinley 14 (final)———- McKinley wins coin toss and will receive. Game start: 6:01 p.m. First Quarter Alexandria Buchanan starting at QB for McKinley. Her first pass is intercepted by Titan Bringas. Kalani scores on 9-yard pass from Logan Lim to Jake Lee. Kevin Tabuchi makes the PAT kick. Kalani 7, McKinley 0 (10:11 left). McKinley goes 3-and-out. It’s raining fairly hard. Kalani turns it over on downs at the McKinley 38. McKinley botches snap in punt formation. Kalani […]

GAME NIGHT 9/7: Kalani/Kaiser

By Nick Abramo on September 7, 2019

Kaiser 34, Kalani 10, FINAL 9:21: Game over. 9:13: Rayce Manriki intercepts a pass near the Falcons’ goal lilne. Kalani ball at its own 10. 9:09: Kalani loses ball on downs. Kaiser is driving. 8:57: Backup quarterback Nicholas Sakamoto scores on a 2-yard run to finish the 20-yard drive for Kalani’s first TD. Tabuchi kicks the extra point. KAISER 34, KALANI 10, 9:46 left in fourth quarter. 8:56: Wakea Kanahele sacks the Kaiser punter on the Cougars’ next drive. Kalani […]

GAME NIGHT 8/23: Kalani/Roosevelt

By Noelle Kakimoto on August 23, 2019

Roosevelt 42, Kalani 0 BOX SCORE Kalani (2-2, 1-2) 0 0 0 0 — 0 Roosevelt (3-0, 3-0) 21 7 14 0 — 42 Roosevelt— Shepard Kekahuna 90 kickoff return (Isaac Segawa kick) Roosevelt— Myka Kukahiwa 2 run (Isaac Segawa kick) Roosevelt— Isaac Kaleikau 30 interception (Isaac Segawa kick) Roosevelt— Chase Akana 5 pass from Sky Ogata (Isaac Segawa kick) Roosevelt— Scott Chung 25 pass from Sky Ogata (Isaac Segawa kick) Roosevelt— Myka Kukahiwa 15 run (Paul Ho kick) RUSHING— […]

GAME NIGHT 8/16: Kalani/Nanakuli

By Noelle Kakimoto on August 16, 2019

Kalani 21, Nanakuli 28, 7:30 p.m. ———- Series history: Nanakuli leads 18-5 Kalani roster Nanakuli roster

GAME NIGHT 8/10: Kalaheo/Kalani

By Billy Hull on August 10, 2019

Kalani 29, Kalaheo 8 At Kaiser Stadium Kalaheo (0-2, 0-1) 0 0 0 8 — 8 Kalani (2-0, 1-0) 7 22 0 0 — 29 Kaln—Dillon Cortez 30 pass from Logan Lim (Kevin Tabuchi kick) Kaln—Nathaniel Balangitao 2 run (kick blocked) Kaln—Balangitao 2 run (Tabuchi kick) Kaln—Safety, ball snapped out of end zone Kaln—Noah Ah Sam 38 pass from Lim (Tabuchi kick) Kalh—Bryson Johnson 2 run (Jonah Lene run) RUSHING—Kalaheo: Payton Barber 12-65, Johnson 9-27, Jack Lemonds 1-8, Sheldon Mejia […]

D2 weekend preview: Nanakuli begins 50th season of OIA play

By Jerry Campany on August 9, 2019

The 50th season of Nanakuli football got off to a rousing start last week, beating Molokai 37-0. This week, they visit an old friend who has been there from the start. The Golden Hawks will visit Waialua for the 12th time on Saturday, hooking up with one of their oldest rivals. It will be the first time the teams have clashed since 2015, the longest gap between games since the mid-2000s. Nanakuli has already matched its win total from last […]

Kalani rolls the dice moving QB Nicholas Sakamoto to linebacker

By Billy Hull on August 4, 2019

It’s quite a luxury for a high school football coach to have an experienced returning starting quarterback. Kalani’s Scott Melemai has that in senior Nicholas Sakamoto, who took every snap behind center for the Falcons last season. After an 0-5 start, Kalani won three of its final five games with Sakamoto accounting for all but one of the Falcons’ touchdowns the entire season. He was also the team’s leading rusher with nearly more than 100 yards more than Kalani’s top […]

GAME NIGHT 8/3: Kohala/Kalani

By Billy Hull on August 3, 2019

Kalani 35, Kohala 0 BOX SCORE At Kaiser Stadium Kohala (0-1) 0 0 0 0 — 0 Kalani (1-0) 21 0 14 0 — 35 Kaln—Nathaniel Balangitao 11 run (Kevin Tabuchi kick) Kaln—Wakea Kanahele 2 blocked punt return (Tabuchi kick) Kaln—Jake Lee 13 pass from Logan Lim (Tabuchi kick) Kaln—Lee 6 run (Tabuchi kick) Kaln—Nicholas Sakamoto 20 interception return (Tabuchi kick) RUSHING—Kohala: Zhane Ching 12-14, Tamatase Sauta 2-9, Makai Pang 1-3, Ryan Juan Kealoha 8-1, Keli’i Lactoen 1-(minus 2), Legend […]