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HAWAII GROWN: Princeton’s Andrei Iosivas in another big game

By Nick Abramo on November 8, 2019

College football is marking its 150th anniversary this year, and Andrei Iosivas is right in the middle of the celebration. Iosivas, the former Punahou athlete, is a sophomore wide receiver for Princeton and is playing in the sport’s 150th anniversary game Saturday at Yankee Stadium against Dartmouth. He is actually one of three former Punahou players in the game. Also suiting up are freshman wide receiver Tamatoa Falatea and freshman offensive lineman Blake Feigenspan. The game will be televised on […]

Composure in clutch was Saint Louis’ ace in the hole

By Nick Abramo on November 1, 2019

No. 1 Saint Louis was seven little points better than No. 2 Punahou on Friday night and so it was no joke when coach Cal Lee said afterward that the Crusaders are fortunate to be where they’re at. Where they’re at is 36 victories in a row and in prime position to go for a fourth straight Open Division state championship. Had they not kept their composure when the going got super rough in the second half at Aloha Stadium, […]

Team effort helps No. 1-ranked Crusaders keep streaks alive

By Christian Shimabuku on November 1, 2019

The streaks live on for Saint Louis. Friday night’s 21-14 victory over Punahou at Aloha Stadium gave the Crusaders their fifth straight ILH title and 36th consecutive victory overall. But nobody put both of those in jeopardy this year like the Buffanblu did. No. 1 Saint Louis (10-0) has breezed through its 2019 schedule this season for the most part, with the two exceptions each one-possession wins over No. 2 Punahou. After eking by 25-19 on Sept. 20, coach Cal […]


No. 2 Punahou falls, but seniors count on brotherhood forever

By Paul Honda on November 1, 2019

Heartbreak. Relief. Appreciation. The bumpy road that laid ahead for the Punahou Buffanblu simply brought the best out of each player and coach. By the end, No. 2 Punahou was the only team to lead nationally-ranked Saint Louis all season. On Friday night at Aloha Stadium, with playoff survival at stake, the Buffanblu rallied from two touchdowns down to tie the game at 14 in the third quarter. “The momentum changed. Our defense getting great stops, and our O-line doing […]

VIDEO: No. 1 Saint Louis vs. No. 2 Punahou, highlights

By Paul Honda on November 1, 2019

In-game and post-game highlights of the ILH football playoff game, Saint Louis vs. Punahou. Regular-season winner Saint Louis can seal the league title and the league’s lone Open Division state-tournament berth with a win. Punahou needs a win to set up an ILH championship game next week. The first quarter ends with Saint Louis ahead, 7-0. Defense is ruling the game so far. Halftime: Saint Louis 14, Punahou 0. The teams exchanged interceptions on Hail Mary tosses in the final […]

GAME NIGHT 11/1: Punahou/Saint Louis

By Christian Shimabuku on November 1, 2019

No. 1 Saint Louis 21, No. 2 Punahou 14, Final ———- 8:54: Sagapolutele’s desperation pass falls incomplete and the Crusaders HANG ON. 21-14 is your final. 8:51: Nishigaya takes a handoff and gets stopped at the Punahou 14 with 8 seconds left. 8:50: Saint Louis calls its final timeout on fourth down at the Punahou 14 with 12 seconds left. What do the Crusaders do here? It’s offense is taking the field. 8:46: de Laura drops back and hits Skyes, […]

Saint Louis-Punahou II: Can Buffanblu stave off elimination?

By Paul Honda on October 31, 2019

The one-week suspension of Saint Louis linebacker Nick Herbig is the only guarantee when the top-ranked Crusaders meet No. 2 Punahou on Friday night at Aloha Stadium. Punahou (9-1) has its back to the wall as the second-place team during the regular season. The Buffanblu need a win tonight, which would make them the playoff-tournament winner. Then the teams would have a winner-take-all championship game next week. “But we don’t want that,” Saint Louis coach Cal Lee said. When the […]

Defense, special teams spark Punahou in comeback win

By Paul Honda on October 25, 2019

Defense. Special teams. Running game. It was the kind of game that began with all kinds of expectations for No. 2 Punahou. During pre-game, Coach Kale Ane’s smile was all over the jumbo screen of the Aloha Stadium scoreboard. After Kamehameha jumped to a 14-7 lead late in the first half, there was nary a grin on the Buffanblu sideline. Kamehameha senior running back Tanner Moku, who returned early from a sprained MCL, ran like a bull in the first […]