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GLORY DAYS: Coach Kale Ane and the 2019 Punahou Buffanblu

By Nick Abramo on June 24, 2019

FIFTH IN A SERIES This summer, head coaches from all 28 Oahu high school varsity football teams are being asked to recount their football playing days. One coach who has already been interviewed for this multi-part series pointed out what he thinks may be the value of this endeavor: “A lot of times, you only hear about coaches when they’re getting released or are having a special season. It’s super hard to have a special season, so this should shed […]

VIDEO: Punahou DB Alaka‘i Gilman on offers, national competition

By Paul Honda on April 21, 2019

Punahou junior defensive back Alaka‘i Gilman has been quite busy of late, journeying with Team 808 Elite to the Adidas 7-on-7 National Championships, measuring his college scholarship offers, and training for Punahou’s 2019 football season. Hawaii Prep World’s Paul Honda caught up with him for a video interview below.

Punahou QB earns scholarship offer from Hawaii

By Billy Hull on April 10, 2019

Punahou quarterback Hugh Brady announced on social media Wednesday evening that he has received a scholarship offer from Hawaii. After a great talk with coach @NickRolovich I am extremely blessed to say that I have received my first D1 offer from the University of Hawaii⚔️ #DefendPrideRock🖤💚 pic.twitter.com/7mxLkS3EOy — Hugh Brady (@HughBrady_) April 11, 2019 The 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior threw for 2,309 yards and 26 touchdowns with nine interceptions and ran for two scores in nine-plus games for the Buffanblu this […]


Punahou to visit Long Beach Poly for football this fall

By Nick Abramo on March 11, 2019

Punahou will play Long Beach Poly in football this fall, according to Buffanblu coach Kale Ane. The game is scheduled for Aug. 31 at a site to be determined in Southern California. “We asked if they had an opening weekend and it turns out they had an opening date but had to switch their schedule around a bit to make it work,” Ane said. Both teams finished 8-3 last season. This will be the season debut for the Jackrabbits, who […]

Liufau ready to continue Punahou-Notre Dame pipeline

By Christian Shimabuku on February 6, 2019

Punahou’s reputation at Notre Dame precedes Marist Liufau . Fellow Buffanblu products Robby Toma and Manti Te’o both chose the Irish and starred in South Bend from 2009 to 2012. Most fans will remember Toma as a sure-handed receiver and Te’o as a clutch linebacker who finished as the Heisman Trophy runner-up during his senior season. No defensive player has placed that high in the voting ever since. “It’s an honor just being able to follow in their footsteps while […]

Polynesian Bowl helps Kaulana Makaula’s USC dream come true

By Christian Shimabuku on February 6, 2019

Kaulana Makaula always knew this day was going to come. He just didn’t envision it with him covered in cardinal and gold. But on Wednesday morning at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki, the Punahou senior put pen to paper, making his commitment to Southern California official on a scholarship offer made less than two weeks ago. “It’s truly a dream come true. It’s a great experience to sign with my fellow classmates and future teammate, Maninoa (Tufono),” Makaula said. “Signing […]

Q&A: Maninoa Tufono on Mexico’s passion for football

By Paul Honda on December 28, 2018

Maninoa Tufono, like his football and basketball teammate (and classmate) Duke Clemens, has been a busy Buffanblu for several months. The Punahou senior had 39 scholarship offers to play football in college, signed with Southern California, completed his season on the football field, and then put on his sneakers for the hardwood. But before No. 1 Punahou could begin its ILH regular season in basketball, Tufono took a trip to Mexico City with Clemens. He played in the Hall of […]

Q&A: Punahou’s Duke Clemens on playing in Mexico

By Paul Honda on December 28, 2018

Life has been a whirlwind over the past few months for Duke Clemens. The Punahou senior was busy enough as his football team entered the OIA-ILH alliance’s revamped schedule, giving all ILH programs many more games. Then came official visits, including one to UCLA, which Clemens signed with earlier this month. Basketball season means Clemens is a key low-post scorer for No. 1-ranked Punahou. At 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds, he is an All-State offensive lineman on the gridiron, but on […]