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CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Moanalua Na Menehune

By Jerry Campany on December 27, 2019

TEAM RECORD >> 10-2 overall, 6-0 OIA Division I HEAD COACH >> Savai’i Eselu is 27-16 in four seasons with Na Menehune KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> OL MJ Javar, 5-8, 215, Jr.; OL/DL Maugaoutufao Tauiliili, 6-0, 240, So.; LB/DL Rodley Nelson Jr., 5-8, 190, Jr.; DB Gabriel Suka, 5-10, 145, Jr. MOANALUA THROUGH THE YEARS: 1973-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 2001 Aiea Siavii Eselu‘s Moanalua crew doesn’t lose much, but when it does it is a heartbreaker. The 2019 OIA champion […]

Moanalua’s Rashod Tanner to play in Blue-Grey All-American Bowl

By Nick Abramo on December 14, 2019

Moanalua senior defensive back Rashod Tanner will play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl, according to Sean Ceglinsky, the game’s chief operations officer. The 5-foot-9 Tanner was part of a Na Menehune team that finished 10-2 and won the OIA Division I championship this fall. Moanalua, however, dropped a 35-9 decision to ‘Iolani in the first round of the D-I state tournament. The bowl game will be held at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium — the home of the Atlanta Falcons — on […]

GAME NIGHT 11/23: ‘Iolani/Moanalua

By Kyle Sakamoto on November 23, 2019

No. 9 ‘Iolani 35, No. 7 Moanalua 9 (final)———- Iolani won the coin toss and elected to defer. First Quarter Moanalua goes 3-and-out and punts. Iolani ball at its 49. Iolani scores on a 50-yard pass from Jonah Chong to Cole Ichikawa. Wailoa Manuel makes the PAT. Iolani 7, Moanalua 0. Moanalua goes 3-and-out again and punts. Iolani ball at it 42. Iolani goes 3-and-out and punts. Moanalua ball at its 32. Moanalua’s RJ Javar is intercepted by Stirling Sakashita […]


Moanalua’s RJ Javar (concussion) will start against ‘Iolani

By Nick Abramo on November 19, 2019

Moanalua quarterback RJ Javar is back in the saddle. After being hit and suffering a concussion in the OIA Division I championship game on Oct. 26, Javar has been slowly working his way back on the field under the watchful eyes of Na Menehune’s trainers. “He’s all set, all clear,” Moanalua coach Savaii Eselu said Tuesday. “Business as usual.” Javar scored a touchdown in that OIA title game and was hit on a helmet-to-helmet blow as he crossed the goal […]

VIDEO: Coaches spent mini-break on date nights, family time

By Paul Honda on November 11, 2019

The short break between the league playoffs and the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships gave coaches and players a bit of down time. Darren Johnson (Campbell), Sterling Carvalho (Kahuku), Savaii Eselu (Moanalua), Mark Kurisu (Leilehua), Philip Rapozo (Kapaa), Dean Rickard (Lahainaluna), Kaeo Drummondo (Hilo) and Shaun Perry (Kamehameha-Hawaii) responded with a variety of answers.

Q&A: Moanalua slotbacks Rudy Kealohi and Jansen York

By Paul Honda on October 29, 2019

There was barely enough time to breathe. The day after Moanalua’s epic win over Leilehua for the OIA Division I football title, Rudy Kealohi and Jansen York thought about the unusual, but satisfying close to the OIA season. With three weeks of rest and preparation ahead, Kealohi will be able to recover from his injury. >> CLICK HERE TO READ TODAY’S STAR-ADVERTISER FEATURE ON MOANALUA’S DYNAMIC DUO AT RECEIVER Moanalua’s quick-tempo, aerial-heavy offense has been quite the fit for the […]

Moanalua football celebrates OIA Division I title for injured quarterback RJ Javar

By Christian Shimabuku on October 26, 2019

RJ Javar has only been at Moanalua for a season, but the senior quarterback and Mililani transfer has already made a lasting impression on Na Menehune. Although Javar was unable to play in the second half of No. 8 Moanalua’s 21-20 double-overtime win over No. 7 Leilehua in the OIA Division I championship game on Saturday night, his teammates made it clear that the win was because of him and not in spite of his absence. Na Menehune went up […]

GAME NIGHT 10/26: Moanalua/Leilehua

By Brian McInnis on October 26, 2019

No. 8 Moanalua 21, No. 7 Leilehua 20, 2OT ———- Moanalua coach Savaii Eselu on Na Menehune’s wild 2OT 21-20 win over Leilehua for their first OIA Division I championship. pic.twitter.com/ZtJCGfppmJ — Hawaii Prep World (@HawaiiPrepWorld) October 27, 2019 Griffin Motas wins the OIA Division I title for Moanalua with his extra point, giving Na Menehune a 21-20 victory over Leilehua in double overtime. pic.twitter.com/gmrhcVDAaZ — Hawaii Prep World (@HawaiiPrepWorld) October 27, 2019 TOUCHDOWN MOANALUA. Na Menehune are an extra […]