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VIDEO: No. 2 Punahou over No. 5 Saint Louis, 43-19

By Paul Honda on September 23, 2022

Saint Louis had the ball, trailing 14-12, late in the first half, but back-to-back turnovers triggered a run by Punahou, which ran away with a 43-19 victory at Skippa Diaz Stadium. Efficiency was peak-level for quarterback John-Keawe Sagapolutele, who passed for 237 yards and three touchdowns on 17-for-22 marksmanship. Running back Ala‘i Williams added 132 yards and one TD on 17 carries in No. 2 Punahou’s 43-19 win over No. 5 Saint Louis

VIDEO: No. 1 Kahuku rallies for 27-20 win over No. 3 Punahou

By Paul Honda on September 5, 2022

In my gut, this felt like a 9-3 kind of game. Two great defenses. Two teams with power and speed on the ground. Why not 9-3? But the second half of Kahuku and Punahou was an entirely different tone. Kahuku trailed 20-13 before rallying for a 27-20 win in one of the most exhilarating matchups ever between the two programs. Punahou nearly came, saw and conquered on Kahuku’s home turf. Reserve quarterback Ty McCutcheon was able to connect with speedy […]

VIDEO: No. 3 Punahou overwhelms Waianae, 52-7

By Paul Honda on August 27, 2022

Offense, defense, special teams. Third-ranked Punahou overwhelmed Waianae in every phase for a 52-0 halftime lead en route to a 52-7 win. Running back Alai Williams scored two TDs, and Punahou’s special teams scored and set up two TDs.

VIDEO: Punahou routs Castle, 42-0

By Paul Honda on August 18, 2022

Punahou’s defense was in terminator mode again, led by Travis Ross and Kekai Burnett. Burnett tallied two sacks and Ross returned a punt for a touchdown as No. 3 Punahou blanked Castle, 42-0 on Thursday night.

VIDEO: Punahou DB Travis Ross chats after 2 INTs vs. Moanalua

By Paul Honda on August 17, 2022

Travis Ross is now one of the most experienced members of Punahou’s always stout defensive unit. The defensive back had two interceptions in Punahou’s 35-0 win over Moanalua on Saturday and talked about his team after the game.

Punahou QB John Keawe Sagapolutele is new state shot put champion

By Paul Honda on May 14, 2022

The spring season began with an idea for John Keawe Sagapolutele. In the midst of training for football, he tried something new. On Friday, roughly two months into the track and field season, Sagapolutele is the new shot put state champion of Hawaii. He hoisted the 12-pound sphere 51 feet and 11 inches to top the field at the Island Movers/HHSAA Track and Field State Championships on Friday at Kunuiakea Stadium. “I just joined track for the credit. I never […]

Punahou-Kahuku exhibition game has one caveat: Buffanblu must win ILH

By Paul Honda on October 21, 2021

There is one stipulation, if that, for Punahou and Kahuku to battle on the gridiron this season. Punahou would need to win the ILH title. The fifth-ranked Buffanblu (1-3, 1-3 ILH Open) play second-ranked Saint Louis (2-3, 2-2) on Friday in an elimination playoff. The winner would need to beat Kamehameha the following week for the playoff tournament title, then defeat the regular-season winner one more time for the ILH crown. Then, and only then, Punahou would play OIA powerhouse […]

Kahuku to play Punahou on Nov. 20

By Paul Honda on October 1, 2021

That Kahuku football schedule is getting better by the day. The Red Raiders will battle Punahou on Nov. 20, in addition to an Oct. 9 matchup with Kamehameha. The date, according to Punahou coach Nate Kia, is “reserved.” Kahuku coach Sterling Carvalho does not have any remaining bye weekends for his team, but the alternative of fewer games is not on his wish list. “Hopefully, everyone stays healthy and the game can happen,” Carvalho said. After nearly two years without […]