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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 […]

Utah State calling for Kamehameha/Wasatch sophomore Tausili Akana

By Paul Honda on September 16, 2020

Utah State is taking the plunge for Tausili Akana. The Aggies made a scholarship offer to the 6-foot-4, 210-pound sophomore from Kamehameha. Akana has spent this fall season playing for Wasatch in Utah, just a two-hour drive from the USU campus. The defensive end/outside linebacker now has seven offers. Utah State is only the third from a Mountain West Conference program. Hawaii was the first school to offer him. UNLV offered in late August. “I haven’t been to Logan, but […]

Oregon State is offer No. 6 for Kamehameha/Wasatch sophomore Tausili Akana

By Paul Honda on September 9, 2020

Oregon State offered sophomore Tausili Akana a football scholarship on Wednesday. Hawaii, BYU, Utah, Arizona State and UNLV made offers to the 6-foot-4, 210-pound defensive end/linebacker earlier. Oregon State assistant coaches Jake Cookus and Legi Suiauona have been in contact with Akana, who transferred from Kamehameha to Wasatch (Utah) in July. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of football season in Hawaii until early 2021. Wasatch, located in Heber City, suffered its first loss after three wins to open the […]

UNLV makes it 5 offers for Kamehameha/Wasatch sophomore Tausili Akana

By Paul Honda on August 30, 2020

Tausili Akana’s name is showing up on recruiters’ whiteboards, but he is simply happy to be playing football. The Kamehameha sophomore collected his fifth scholarship offer over the weekend. UNLV continued its push for island talent as assistant coach Chad Kauhaahaa made the offer official. Akana now has five offers. “I’m pretty excited about this offer. They have done a lot to improve their program. They upgraded their facilities and they have a new state-of-the-art stadium. Their coaching staff is […]

Here today, gone to Utah: Kamehameha QB Kia‘i Keone’s new journey

By Paul Honda on August 9, 2020

For three years, Kia‘i Keone was a Kamehameha Warrior. Varsity football. Junior varsity basketball. As of mid-July, he was still a Warrior. Today, he is in Lehi, Utah, playing quarterback for Skyridge High School. The senior recently joined the team after making the move in late July. When video footage from a Falcons intrasquad game surfaced on social media Sunday morning, there was Keone, rolling out of the pocket under duress to make a deep throw near the sideline for a […]

Kamehameha OL Austyn Kauhi collects offers from Hawaii, Navy

By Hawaii Prep World on March 25, 2020

Just one season of varsity football is doing wonders for Austyn Kauhi. The Kamehameha football player received a scholarship offer from Navy in February. On Thursday, Hawaii became the second program to make him an offer. Kauhi, at 6-foot-5, 260 pounds, is just beginning to find his stride. “Coach (Jacob) Yoro called me up. He offered me, and then he wanted me to call Coach (Sam) Bennett,” Kauhi said of Hawaii’s offensive line coach. “(Coach Bennett) told me, ‘Congratulations.’ He […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Kamehameha Warriors

By Jerry Campany on November 9, 2019

2019 TEAM RECORD >> 3-7 Overall, 2-6 ILH Open Division HEAD COACH >> Abu Ma’afala is 14-24 in four seasons as Warriors coach. KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> QB Jonah Yuen, 6-0, Jr.; RB Kawika Clemente, 5-9, Jr.; RB Andrew-Lee Smith, 5-8, Jr.; OL/DL Kuao Peihopa, 6-3, Jr.; OLB Dayne Maeva, 5-11, Jr. KAMEHAMEHA THROUGH THE YEARS: 1973-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 1996 Damien After two years in the OIA-ILH football alliance’s Open Division, the Kamehameha Warriors are still struggling to find […]