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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 […]

No. 8 Moanalua finally earns its title shot

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 19, 2019

Rudy Kealohi channeled last year’s disappointment into motivation for his senior season. So even after Moanalua’s seemingly cathartic victory over Kailua on Friday in the semifinals of the OIA Division I playoffs, Kealohi wasn’t ready to simply wash away the memory of a season-ending loss to Castle just about a year ago. “It’s still stuck with me, even after this game,” the senior slotback said after a 21-14 home win for Na Menehune. “It’s stuck with me forever. It just […]

GAME NIGHT 10/18: Kailua/Moanalua

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 18, 2019

No. 8 Moanalua 21, Kailua 14, FINAL   Moanalua recovers the onside kick and runs out the clock. Friel with three completions to pick up a couple of first downs. He’s sacked on a third down and Kailua takes its final timeout with :26.1 left. Friels hits Clevenger for 33 yards over the middle. After a spike, Friel hits Nainoa Peters, who fumbles at the goal line. Clevenger recovers in the end zone for the TOUCHDOWN. PAT good. :09.3 left. […]