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VIDEO: Damien/Pac-Five highlights

By Paul Honda on September 12, 2021

One of the grittiest battles of the young ILH football season was a wild series of momentum swings. In the end, Damien rallied from a 14-0 deficit for a 27-21 win on Friday at Aloha Stadium.

Kamehameha-Saint Louis postponed, Damien/Pac-Five moves to Aloha Stadium

By Paul Honda on September 8, 2021

Another week of ILH football and another schedule change. With the Saint Louis-Kamehameha game postponed due to COVID-19 protools, the Damien/Pac-Five contest scheduled for Saturday will now be the featured 7:30 p.m. game on Friday at Aloha Stadium. The 5 p.m. matchup between ‘Iolani and Kamehameha I-AA remains the same. Damien and Pac-Five had been slated to meet on Saturday morning at Saint Louis’ field. This marks the third time an ILH football game has been pushed back due to […]

Survive and grow: Pac-Five moving forward one step at a time

By Paul Honda on September 4, 2021

In 2019, Joshua Arcayena was a playmaking sophomore. The linebacker/running back was active, productive and one of several key contributors to a Pac-Five football squad that went 6-3 in OIA/ILH Division II interleague play. In ’21, the Wolfpack had to fight to stay alive as a program. The pandemic nearly wiped out a five-decades old conglomerate, but new coach Kena Heffernan, his staff and players kept the fire burning. Now a senior, Arcayena is one of a handful of returnees […]

Pac-Five/Saint Louis I-AA football opener cancelled

By Paul Honda on August 26, 2021

Note: Adds comment from Pac-Five’s head coach. An ILH season-opening football game between Pac-Five and Saint Louis I-AA has been canceled. The Hawaii Baptist Academy Athletics Twitter page announced the cancellation. The game was scheduled to be on Friday, 5 p.m., at Aloha Stadium. No explanation was given for the decision, but athletic programs and schools continue to operate tight protocols regarding exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Dealing with quarantines is simply a part of the new normal. “Much respect […]

New Pac-Five coach Kena Heffernan: ‘They want it to be about the team’

By Paul Honda on August 25, 2021

Kena Heffernan grew up in Hauula, attended Punahou and played linebacker and running back for a Buffanblu team that also featured defensive lineman Nate Kia. The two are more than just 1992 graduates of Punahou. They are also first-year head coaches in the ILH. Kia was promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach at their alma mater. Heffernan faces the challenge of keeping Pac-Five’s football program alive. “We have a small team. Our guys are hungry and they really want […]

No place like home: Mid-Pacific’s pullout leaves Pac-Five football without a field

By Paul Honda on April 2, 2021

There was a time when Donny Ma‘a was a proud member of the Pac-Five Wolfpack football team. He was also proud to wear the green and white of his alma mater, Mid-Pacific. In all, Ma‘a played four sports in high school, a premier athlete and a key part of Pac-Five’s Oahu Prep Bowl-infused dynasty in the early 1980s. Mid-Pacific’s announcement this week hit hard for old-school ‘Pack players like Ma‘a and Joe Onosai. School President Paul Turnbull and Athletic Director […]

ILH football: One more delay, new start date is Mar. 15

By Paul Honda on February 22, 2021

The delay of football in the ever-shifting timeline of prep sports in Hawaii is no surprise. The Interscholastic League of Honolulu’s start date of the postponed football season was scheduled for today — Feb. 22 — but has been delayed to Mar. 15. The league had already cancelled most fall and winter sports. While public-school leagues cancelled football in January, the ILH remained persistent and consistent about keeping the sport alive in an academic year altered severely by the COVID-19 […]

Mid-Pacific suspends three sports for upcoming season

By Hawaii Prep World on June 15, 2020

Fall football took a hit today when Mid-Pacific President Paul Turnbull outlined his school’s plan for reopening amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The school intends on opening for in-class instruction on August 17 but will not participate in three sports, two in the fall and one in the winter. That means no football, cheerleading or wrestling. Mid-Pacific students participate as the Pac-Five conglomerate in those sports and have since HUMMERS was established in 1974. The letter cited limiting “daily physical interactions […]