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VIDEO: Campbell stifles Kapolei, 38-19

By Paul Honda on October 6, 2022

Campbell quarterback Jaron-Keawe Sagapolutele threw for four touchdowns as the Sabers defeated Kapolei, 38-19, in a key OIA Open Division battle at the Hurricanes’ field. Versatile Tana Togafau-Tavui finished with seven receptions for 192 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown toss from Sagapolutele.

VIDEO: No. 6 Kapolei outlasts No. 9 Aiea, 27-24

By Paul Honda on August 20, 2022

It was an uptempo, high-voltage offensive attack by Kapolei, opening a 17-point lead before hanging on for a 27-24 win over Aiea on Friday night. Quarterbacks Tama Amisone, with 276 yards and two touchdowns from scrimmage, and Tuli Tagovailoa-Amosa (two TD passes) sparked the Hurricanes’ offense. Aiea never surrendered, bringing constant pressure against the elusive Amisone. Aiea QB Ezekiel Olie and his talented receiving corps picked up where they left off last year. Na Alii had the ball after recovering […]

Kapolei’s singing sack man: Iosefa Tapeni draws big comparisons

By Paul Honda on November 23, 2021

There were choices to be made in the thick fog of a global pandemic. Iosefa Tapeni opted to grind as often as possible. Then a sophomore, the Kapolei two-way lineman trained like few others. As a junior, the 6-foot-3, 288-pound LT/DL has nine sacks in five games, a total of 14 tackles for loss. Kapolei is 1-4 in the rugged OIA Open Division, but its defensive unit has played at a high level. That explosiveness that Tapeni uses to take […]

Brother Power: Tua wins 1st start for Miami, Taulia leads Maryland

By Paul Honda on November 1, 2020

The weekend was nice, so very nice, for brothers Tua and Taulia Tagovailoa. Tua made his first start as a pro on Sunday, leading Miami over the Los Angeles Rams, 28-17. He didn’t have to throw often, completing 12 of his 22 attempts for 93 yards and one touchdown without a pick. The Dolphins took advantage of four turnovers in the second quarter to seize a 28-7 halftime lead. He fumbled in his opening series after being sacked by Aaron […]

ON THIS DATE IN 2003: Kapolei wins first football title

By Jerry Campany on October 17, 2020

Normally new programs have to work their way into contention, but Darren Hernandez and his Hurricanes reached the top of their league in only their second year of varsity football. The Hurricanes won the OIA White with a 38-21 victory over Radford at John Velasco Stadium. The school was only four years old at the time. The Hurricanes finished the season unbeaten and after going 5-3 in their first varsity experience. Kapolei fell short in the OIA championship, however, losing […]

ON THIS DATE: Kapolei comes back with 35-0 fourth quarter

By Jerry Campany on September 14, 2020

On this date in 2013, Kapolei played 12 minutes of nearly perfect football. The Hurricanes scored 35 points in the fourth quarter to beat Leilehua 48-27 at Hugh Yoshida Stadium. The Mules, ranked No. 7 in the state, turned the ball over three times in the final stanza. Mana Reis scored two of his three touchdowns in the spurt and Kainoa Brown punched in the go-ahead score with 4-yard effort with 4:06 left. It was the first and last 100-yard […]

ALMOST FAMOUS: 2003 Kapolei Hurricanes

By Jerry Campany on June 30, 2020

Hawaii Prep World will highlight 10 of the best football teams in Oahu history that never earned a division, league or state crown. For a team to be on this list, it inevitably had to have suffered an upset loss that probably lived with the players and coaches for a long time. Teams are ranked by positive point differential, excluding the 2010 Kahuku and 2018 St. Francis squads that had games wiped out due to the use of an ineligible […]

Kapolei will become first Oahu school to play a football game in Texas

By Nick Abramo on February 26, 2020

The Kapolei football team will play a high school team from Texas this fall, according to Hurricanes coach Darren Hernandez. Kapolei will visit Fort Worth, Texas, for a Sept. 4 game against Nolan Catholic, marking the first time a football school from Oahu will play a team from Texas. “We travel every two years,” Hernandez said. “Initially, it was going to possibly be a trip to Boston or Washington, D.C. To me it’s about education, not just football. A lot […]