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GLORY DAYS: Coach Abu Maafala and the 2019 Kamehameha Warriors

By Nick Abramo on July 18, 2019

18TH 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 […]

VIDEO: Laie Park DE/LB Tausili Akana

By Paul Honda on June 26, 2019

Tausili Akana begins his freshman year at his new school, Kamehameha, in a matter of weeks. Akana made a splash recently with an MVP award at the All-Poly Camp in Utah, which led to scholarship offers from Hawaii, Brigham Young and Utah on the same day, June 16. Akana grew up playing for the Laie Park Red Raiders football program, and now follows the footsteps of his sisters, Braelyn and Keonilei, to Kamehameha. The 6-3, 195-pound football/basketball athlete chatted after […]

Kamehameha freshman Tausili Akana lands offers from Hawaii, BYU, Utah

By Paul Honda on June 22, 2019

Tausili Akana is on the radar and shining brightly. The incoming Kamehameha freshman linebacker earned defensive MVP honors for grades 8-10 at the All-Poly football camp in Utah and landed three scholarship offers: Hawaii, Brigham Young and Utah. He is 6-foot-3, 195 pounds after growing four inches in the past year, according to his father, former Hawaii basketball player and current Kahuku boys basketball coach Brandyn Akana. Tausili Akana is the younger brother of heralded volleyball players Braelyn Akana and […]


Kamehameha OL Lokahi Pauole signs with UCF

By Paul Honda on February 6, 2019

It’s not common, not at all, for roughly $1.4 million worth of scholarships (and financial aid) to be in the same room from the same high school on a tiny island. Among the seven signees at the letter-of-intent ceremony at Kamehameha Schools on Wednesday morning: offensive lineman Lokahi Pauole, the Star-Advertiser All-State performer. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound senior signed with UCF, joining Mililani standout quarterback Dillon Gabriel. “Florida’s so far away from home, but it felt like home, especially with Dillon […]

Kamehameha’s Hoku Arias ready for opportunity at Hawaii

By Paul Honda on February 6, 2019

Hoku Arias as alert and aware on an early Wednesday morning. Early rise and shine time is nothing new for the Kamehameha senior. Signing with the University of Hawaii as a preferred walk-on, that’s new. “I feel that from the coaching staff and everyone over there. They believe I can go out there and make a big difference first year starting out,” Arias said. The letter of intent signing ceremony at Kamehameha on Wednesday morning featured seven athletes. Arias was […]

Kamehameha’s Peterson named to Polynesian Bowl

By Billy Hull on November 8, 2018

The first of two final picks for the Polynesian Bowl from Hawaii has been made today with Kamehameha defensive back/linebacker Tiger Peterson earning an invite to the annual high school football all-star game. Peterson, who is 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, is committed to the University of Hawaii, choosing the Rainbow Warriors over offers from Air Force and Utah State. The 2019 Polynesian Bowl will take place Saturday, Jan. 19, at Aloha Stadium. Peterson is the fourth player from Kamehameha selected, […]

Kamehameha’s Kupono Blake named Polynesian Bowl All Star

By Billy Hull on October 25, 2018

Kamehameha defensive lineman Kupono Blake has been selected to the 2019 Polynesian Bowl. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Air Force commit has had a breakout season as a senior, putting himself in the mix for the state’s defensive player of the year award given out by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser in December. He finished the season with four sacks in his final three games, including two in a playoff loss to Punahou. Blake is the third Polynesian Bowl All Star from Kamehameha, joining […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: Kamehameha Warriors

By Billy Hull on October 23, 2018

The Kamehameha Warriors again came up just short of finishing .500 for the first time under third-year head coach Abu Ma’afala, and the numbers make it pretty clear where they need to get better in order to contend. On defense, Ma’afala has made a huge difference since replacing Doug Cosbie prior to the start of the 2016 season. Kamehameha allowed 30.2 points per game against ILH competition in Cosbie’s final year and 31.2 points per game in Ma’afala’s first year. […]