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Tonight’s Moanalua/Leilehua football game postponed

By Billy Hull on August 23, 2019

Tonight’s varsity football game between No. 6 Leilehua and No. 10 Moanalua has been postponed due to two of the four lights not working on the visiting sideline of Moanalua’s field. The game will be made up at 6 p.m. next Friday at Hugh Yoshida Stadium. Host Moanalua (2-0, 1-0 OIA D-I) has won each of its first two games by a single point — 21-20 vs. ‘Iolani and 19-18 at Kailua. The visiting Mules (3-0, 2-0) didn’t give up a […]

GAME NIGHT 8/23: Leilehua/Moanalua

By Billy Hull on August 23, 2019

No. 6 Leilehua 0, No. 10 Moanalua 0, CANCELED Tonight’s varsity football game has been canceled. It will be made up next Friday at 6 p.m. at Leilehua. 6:36 p.m. UPDATE: Two of the four light posts now work but the two posts that don’t work are both on the south side of the 50-yard line. Can’t imagine the game can be played if it isn’t fixed. UPDATE: Lights are not working as of 6:25 p.m. Varsity game possibly in […]

Offseason work pays off for Leilehua DL Kiaka Pio

By Jason Kaneshiro on August 17, 2019

Leilehua defensive end Kiaka Pio didn’t mind that Waipahu running back Alfred Failauga broke the state rushing record on Friday. In fact, the Mules junior sent words of respect Failauga’s way after the game at Hugh Yoshida Stadium. For the eighth-ranked Mules, a 23-13 victory powered by a swarming defensive performance were the numbers that mattered most at the end of the night. “I want to congratulate him. We used to play in outside leagues so it’s a big stepping […]


GAME NIGHT 8/16: Waipahu/Leilehua

By Jason Kaneshiro on August 16, 2019

No. 8 Leilehua 23, Waipahu 13, FINAL  Mules take a knee and run out the clock. Waipahu recovers the onside kick at its 47. Marques pressured into an incomplete pass. His deep ball is intercepted by Ethan Kuth at the Leilehua 23. :34 left. Leilehua comes up with a strip sack and score, but it’s called back due to a facemask. Another penalty moves the ball to midfield. Failauga picks up 6, stopped for no gain, then a gain of […]

Leilehua’s Jashawn Wakefield is putting the Pac-12 on notice

By Nick Abramo on August 10, 2019

The cat is out of the bag for Jashawn Wakefield. The Leilehua defensive lineman had himself quite a game on Saturday night in the Mules’ 14-0 victory over Kailua at Hugh Yoshida Stadium. Wakefield, who is a 6 feet 3 and 230 pounds, had a fumble recovery, two sacks and three other tackles for loss. A week earlier, he had a fumble recovery in the team’s 35-0 season-opening win over Farrington. >> CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE […]

GAME NIGHT 8/10: Kailua/Leilehua

By Nick Abramo on August 10, 2019

No. 9 Leilehua 14, Kailua 0, FINAL 8:45: Game over. 8:43: Friel’s fourth-down pass falls incomplete. Leilehua ball. 1:16 to go. The Mules will run out the clock. 8:37: A Friel pass to Rasay covers 26 yards to the Kailua 46. 2:01 left in game. 8:36: Once again, Kailua’s defense stops Leilehua cold. The Mules punt into the end zone. Kailua ball at its 20 with 2:34 left in game. 8:32: Friel is sacked by Leilehua’s Savion Brown and he […]

D-I weekend preview: ‘Iolani and Moanalua in early showdown

By Jerry Campany on August 8, 2019

Moanalua mentor Savai’i Eselu ended last season claiming to be outcoached by John Hao of Castle in the OIA playoffs, vowing to never cost his kids a game again. As luck would have it, Eselu’s next chance to prove it will become against one of the state’s all-time most successful coaches. ‘Iolani will visit Moanalua for the first time on Saturday, giving Wendell Look yet another territory to conquer. Look, the third-winningest coach in state history behind Cal Lee of […]

Leilehua smooth in 35-0 dashing of Farrington

By Nick Abramo on August 2, 2019

Leilehua got off to a fine start to the 2019 football season Friday night, dumping Farrington 35-0 at the Govs’ Skippa Diaz Stadium. The nonleague victory doesn’t mean as much as it would if Farrington was at full strength. The home team was missing 19 players, mostly due to academic probation, according to coach Daniel Sanchez. But that doesn’t take away from the fine form the Division I Mules were in, especially for a season opener against a team that […]