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VIDEO: Mililani and Campbell in epic battle

By Paul Honda on August 28, 2022

No. 2 Mililani’s incredible come-from-behind 35-34 win over No. 4 Campbell had to be seen to be believed. The statistics were large enough, but the wide swings of momentum, the clutch plays by offensive and defensive units, and the amazing resilience of a Mililani team trying to bounce back from a loss to CIF powerhouse Mission Viejo all played into what might be the game of the year. Rowan Bucao was exceptional. The Campbell running back had a modest 20 […]

VIDEO: Mililani-Mission Viejo post game

By Paul Honda on August 15, 2022

For the Mililani Trojans, the litmus test revealed much, a chance to see where the stand. Mission Viejo coach Chad Johnson saw plenty of room for improvement. So did Mililani cornerback/wide receiver Gavin Hunter and defensive lineman Jabiel Lauvao.

VIDEO: Mililani-Mission Viejo highlights

By Paul Honda on August 13, 2022

No scrimmages, no problem for Mission Viejo (Calif.). The visitors from the CIF jumped to a 20-point lead en route to a 34-21 win over No. 2 Mililani on Friday night. The host Trojans made it interesting with a touchdown to end the first half and added two more TDs in the third quarter.

VIDEO: Mililani’s Rod York, Kini McMillan post-game chat

By Paul Honda on August 9, 2022

Coach Rod York is a stickler to the end, but he also has the perspective of a sage. Mililani’s 28-7 win over Saint Louis on Friday ended a six-game losing streak to the dynastic ILH program. Nothing changes, however, in the eyes of the Trojans. Quarterback Kini McMillan says the team goes back to work this week with the same mentality, win or lose. Coach York cautioned about putting too much value on what amounts to a preseason game. “You […]

VIDEO: Kini McMillan shines, Mililani sacks Saint Louis 28-7

By Paul Honda on August 6, 2022

The final numbers tell a better story, but for one half, the extremes didn’t explain much. In the first 24 minutes, Mililani had a whopping 11 sacks, but Saint Louis seemed to have a modest level of momentum, scoring in the second quarter. The visiting Crusaders trailed 14-7 at intermission, a gift from the football gods, for sure. Mililani closed out strong with a 28-7 win on Friday night, looking sharp — as a team as hungry and active year-round […]

Tavo Motu‘apuaka joining brother, sister at USU

By Paul Honda on January 21, 2022

Some people want to get away from family when they go off to college. Sione Tavo Motu‘apuaka decided to reunite with his brother and sister. The Mililani football and basketball player committed to Utah State, where older brother Hale plays football and older sister Kiana is a track and field athlete. “I decided to stick with my family. It would be an honor to play with my brother for his last two years there. it’ll be more convenient for my […]

No. 3 Mililani earns state berth with 42-7 win over No. 5 Campbell

By Paul Honda on December 3, 2021

Scores are trickling in from across the state on Friday night, but one from Skippa Diaz Stadium still pops out. Mililani 42, Campbell 7. The win places Mililani in the final of the OIA Open Division bracket and earns the Trojans a berth in the state championships. “We were fortunate to get the win,” Mililani coach Rod York said. “We came out and worked the game plan, but we had three series before the half and three turnovers. So we’re […]

Less is more for No. 3 Mililani in dominant win over No. 5 Campbell

By Paul Honda on November 21, 2021

Rod York wanted fewer of this, fewer of that. Fewer penalties. Fewer turnovers. More ground production. He got all of those and more in No. 3 Mililani’s 48-14 rout of No. 5 Campbell on Saturday night. >> After 169 yards on 16 penalties in a loss to Kahuku last week, the Trojans were flagged 11 times for 100 yards against the Sabers. Only four were of the 15-yard variety. Two of the flags were ruled illegal procedure for kickoffs that […]