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Big win over Leilehua boosts Waianae into Football Top 10

By Paul Honda on October 25, 2021

The Kahuku Red Raiders are pounding on the castle door, but Kamehameha is still on the throne. Kamehameha collected seven of 12 first-place votes to remain at No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Football Top 10. The Warriors had a bye over the weekend and will play No. 3 Saint Louis on Friday in the ILH tournament playoffs. Kahuku collected five first-place votes after a 75-6 rout of Farrington. Saint Louis was in a tie for No. 2 last week, but […]

Kamehameha in fourth week atop Football Top 10

By Paul Honda on October 18, 2021

Kamehameha’s clutch gene is alive and well. Coaches and media granted the Warriors 10 of 12 possible first-place votes in today’s Star-Advertiser Football Top 10. That makes it four weeks in a row with Kamehameha a No. 1 ranking, including the last three as an outright top-ranked team. Kamehameha rallied past Saint Louis, 34-31, on Friday to seal the top seed in the ILH Open Division playoffs. Kahuku won handily at Kapolei, 41-7, and rose from No. 4 to a […]

‘We’re built for this’ — No. 1 Kamehameha rallies past No. 2 Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on October 16, 2021

Like the wind, momentum is a fickle fiend one minute. A precious friend the next. Kamehameha’s second narrow in over Saint Louis in as many tries betrayed all kinds of trends and theories. After all, ILH sports and academics are all about immense and intense competition. Iron sharpens, but in ILH football, it is that shot to the gut, the solar plexus, that has defined the Open Division. Now, with a come-from-behind 34-31 win over Saint Louis, Kamehameha (3-1) can […]

Remember the Warriors: Noah Bartley aims to share the wealth

By Paul Honda on October 5, 2021

He prefers comedy over horror. Honor over glitz. Noah Bartley would rather watch “The Longest Yard” and “Remember the Titans” than spend time talking about his accolades. “Titans,” in particular, rings a bell many times over. “I’ve seen this a million times,” the Kamehameha senior said. Bartley, better known to family and friends by his middle name, Sio, is featured in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Off the field, a friendly young man with a smile for everyone. Between the lines, a […]

Kamehameha an outright No. 1 in Star-Advertiser Football Top 10

By Paul Honda on October 4, 2021

This time, there is no tie. Kamehameha collected seven first-place votes to claim the No. 1 ranking in the Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 on Monday. The Warriors’ 35-28 win over No. 5 Punahou, coupled with a bye week for Saint Louis, broke the tie that existed in last week’s poll. Saint Louis dropped to No. 2, the first time the Crusaders have been absent from the top spot since 2016. The rest of the Top 10 remains virtually the same […]

Kamehameha’s legion secondary sparks comeback 35-28 win over Punahou

By Paul Honda on October 2, 2021

One teammate calls them Kamehameha’s version of the Legion of Boom, the once-heralded secondary with the Seattle Seahawks. “I’d call them that,” running back Noah Bartley said. “They don’t have a nickname yet. All of them can hit. Even at practice, they want to go up on me.” For all intents and purposes in this pandemic era, they might be a Legion of Zoom, from each defensive back to the coaches. For a second weekend in a row, Kamehameha was […]

Kahuku vs. Kamehameha, Damien vs. Moanalua exhibition games set

By Paul Honda on September 29, 2021

The most unusual season in Hawaii prep football got even more interesting with Kahuku and Kamehameha set to square off in an exhibition game on Oct. 9 at Skippa Diaz Stadium. Kahuku coach Sterling Carvalho confirmed the matchup. “We’re just happy to be playing,” Carvalho said.   “This is big for us,” Kahuku linebacker Liona Lefau added. “We’re excited and ready to play under the lights! We have a solid team this year with a tight bond, so it’s going to be fun.” OIA powerhouse Kahuku has […]

‘Nothing is impossible’: Kamehameha stuns No. 1 Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on September 25, 2021

The earth trembled, the dark clouds parted and, for the first time since 2013, Kamehameha has a football victory over Saint Louis. Kamehameha’s stunning 23-21 win over the four-time Open Division state champion Crusaders was a long time coming. Saint Louis had not lost a game in Hawaii since 2016, a 36-game win streak that began after a midseason loss to Punahou. “Our guys executed. Our coaches did an incredible job of getting ready from a game plan standpoint and […]