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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 […]

Q&A: Kapolei three-sport standout De’Zhaun Stribling

By Paul Honda on January 14, 2020

North Carolina. South Carolina. California. Florida. Kapolei Middle School. The journey of De’Zhaun Stribling is only beginning, even though a close friend, Ikari Stokes, advises Stribling to choose Hawaii over San Jose State. Stribling had big season at wide receiver for the Hurricanes with 64 catches for 872 yards and nine TDs. His focus this week is the Polynesian Bowl. “I’m ready for the competition against all these big names. The level it’s at means a lot. The bowl itself […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Kapolei Hurricanes

By Hawaii Prep World on October 9, 2019

2019 RECORD >> 4-6 overall, 1-4 in OIA Open Division HEAD COACH >> Darren Hernandez is 125-112-2 in his 24 seasons overall as a head coach and 92-84 in 18 seasons as Kapolei’s coach. KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> WR Bula White, 6-3, 210, Jr.; QB Noa Bailey, 6-2, 205, Jr.; OL Ian Tuitama, 6-4, 290 Jr.; LB Jacob Saole-Su’e, 6-0, 190, Jr.; DE Iosefa Tapeni, 6-0, 229, Fr.; DB Kelekolio Taylor, 6-0, 165, Jr. KAPOLEI THROUGH THE YEARS: 2002-2019 […]


GAME NIGHT 10/5: Kapolei/Mililani

By Kyle Sakamoto on October 5, 2019

No. 3 Mililani 21, Kapolei 0, F 9:15: Kapolei turns it over on downs at midfield with 51 seconds left. Mililani escapes with a 21-0 victory and a commanding performance by its defense. 9:10: Agbayani hits Raysen Motoyama from nine yards out to avoid the scare. Trojans lead 21-0 with 2:22 left. 9:04: Asher Pilanca changes that narrative, picking off Kapolei to get the ball back in good field position. 9:02: Mililani loses a fumble when Kanoa Gibson coughs it […]

Kapolei’s De’Zhaun Stribling named Polynesian Bowl All-Star

By Billy Hull on October 4, 2019

Kapolei senior De’Zhaun Stribling is the second Hurricane to be named a 2020 Polynesian Bowl All-Star. Stribling, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver, is currently second in the state with 746 receiving yards on 56 receptions with nine touchdowns in nine games. He currently holds offers from Hawaii and San Diego State. Stribling will be joined in the Polynesian Bowl by Hurricanes teammate Maceal Afaese, an Oregon commit. A total of 25 players who graduated from Hawaii high schools have been selected […]

De’Zhaun Stribling matches all-time Kapolei great Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada

By Billy Hull on September 28, 2019

De’Zhaun Stribling‘s hat trick against Kamehameha on Friday night put him in elite company at Kapolei High school. Stribling, who scored on a 23-yard run and a 39-yard pass from quarterback Noa Bailey, also threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Dycen Coyaso in a 27-3 victory over the Warriors, marking the first time in the 17-year history of Kapolei football that the Hurricanes beat Kamehameha of the ILH. It was not, however, the first time a Hurricanes player scored touchdowns […]

De’Zhaun Stribling does it all as Kapolei smashes No. 10 Kamehameha

By Nick Abramo on September 28, 2019

De’Zhaun Stribling did it all for Kapolei, scoring a touchdown passing, receiving and rushing in a 27-3 drubbing of No. 10 Kamehameha at the Hurricanes’ home field on Friday night. Stribling, a receiver by trade, put on his rushing shoes and also tested his arm. Aside from all of the measurables (6-foot-2, 195 pounds, 4.5 speed) and the fact that he is shifty like a fox, one of Stribling’s greatest assets is his ruggedness. Rarely (if ever) do you see […]

GAME NIGHT 9/27: Kamehameha/Kapolei

By Nick Abramo on September 27, 2019

Kapolei 27, No. 10 Kamehameha 3, FINAL 10:05: Game over. 9:50: The Warriors begin a drive, but it’s interrupted by Emmsley, who intercepts a Keone pass for Kamehameha’s fourth turnover of the half. 9:44: On first down, Kapolei strikes again. Stribing catches a short pass from Bailey and weaves his way 39 yards for a touchdown. Fonoti’s extra-point try misses. KAPOLEI 27, KAMEHAMEHA 3, 7:37 left in fourth quarter. 9:43: The Warriors get as far as the Kapolei 37 before […]