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Kamehameha long snapper Hiapo Ka‘apana ranks No. 2 nationally

By Paul Honda on January 19, 2021

Hiapo Ka‘apana understands, now, the power of suggestion. The Kamehameha student-athlete left the islands on Friday as a relative unknown who had yet to play a down as a varsity football player. He returned from Las Vegas on Monday as the nation’s No. 2 long snapper — including junior-college players. Ka‘apana competed at the Chris Rubio Long Snapping Camp against roughly 100 long snappers. Held in conjunction with the Chris Sailer Kicking Camp, snappers got a first look on Friday […]

Oregon offer makes it 10 for Kamehameha/Wasatch sophomore Tausili Akana

By Paul Honda on December 23, 2020

Oregon noticed a young man from Hawaii playing football in cold Heber City, Utah, and decided to make a life-altering offer. Kamehameha/Wasatch sophomore Tausili Akana is stoked about all 10 of his football scholarship offers. Something about this opportunity with the Ducks has a different vibe from the speedy 6-foot-4, 210-pound outside linebacker/running back. “I’m definitely blessed and excited about this offer. I have been in contact with them, but it was still as surprise,” Akana said on Monday before […]

Kamehameha lineman Kuao Peihopa joins Washington’s tough defense

By Paul Honda on December 16, 2020

The Washington Huskies don’t throw a large net when they scour the islands for talent. Recruiter Ikaika Malloe is picky. Landing Kamehameha defensive tackle Kuao Peihopa could fortify a defensive unit that is already talented — and sparked by local talent. Peihopa, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound two-way lineman, will bring a 3.4 grade-point average to the Huskies. He will graduate early from Kamehameha and will arrive in Seattle after the Polynesian Bowl in mid-January. “It’s the University of Hawaii at Seattle […]

Kamehameha OL Austyn Kauhi signs with Syracuse

By Paul Honda on December 16, 2020

On June 13, Austyn Kauhi committed to Syracuse. On Wednesday morning, the Kamehameha senior made it official and signed a letter of intent to play football for the Orange. “I feel happy and relieved that everything is done and I can just focus on Syracuse and playing football,” said Kauhi, who was initially recruited by assistant coach Blair Cavanaugh, son of Syracuse offensive line coach — and former Hawaii assistant — Mike Cavanaugh. They can expect a bit of a […]

ON THIS DATE IN 2004: Kamehameha celebrates first state title

By Jerry Campany on December 3, 2020

On this date in 2004, Kamehameha won its first state football championship. The Warriors have collected plenty of Prep Bowls, the last in 1976, but Kamehameha beat Leilehua 28-7 in front of a crowd of 17,757 for its first modern title. Jayson Rego became a program legend in the game, rushing for 212 yards and the go-ahead score in a game that was just 7-0 at halftime. Pono Kam came in at quarterback for Parker Bode and fired three touchdown […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1903: Kamehameha wraps up title season

By Jerry Campany on November 30, 2020

On this date in 1903, Kamehameha had nothing left to play for but still produced a victory. The Warriors, who won the football title a week earlier, beat the High School (now McKinley) 10-0 on the Punahou campus. The teams took turns fumbling the ball to each other in the first half. Patten finally scored the game’s first touchdown in the fourth quarter to start the celebration. He played on the line in the win over Punahou, but Coach Hopwood […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1983: Kamehameha’s Kalani Perry punts Pac-Five

By Jerry Campany on October 21, 2020

On this date in 1983, Pac-Five coach Don Botelho thought he knew everything Kamehameha’s Kalani Perry was capable of doing with his feet. He just didn’t expect him to use them to punt his team into submission. Perry weaved through the Wolf Pack defense for a 48-yard score and then buried Pac-Five with a 56-yard punt to the 3-yard line in a 16-0 win in front of 8,500 people at Aloha Stadium. Perry ran for 167 yards in the victory, […]

Kamehameha/Wasatch LB Tausili Akana considers Nebraska offer

By Paul Honda on October 17, 2020

The day will come when Tausili Akana will long to wear the navy blue uniform of a Kamehameha Warrior. For now, however, he is a Wasatch Wasp, busy with the title chase in Utah. He also has one more scholarship offer to ponder: Nebraska. “I’m really excited about Nebraska for many reasons. Of course, my older sister Keonilei loves it in Lincoln,” Akana said of the 2019 Star-Advertiser girls volleyball player of the year. “They sell out all their football […]