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Sources: Fred Salanoa returns to coach Radford football

By Nick Abramo on February 11, 2019

Fred Salanoa is back as the football coach at Radford, according to three sources. The school has not made an announcement, and efforts to reach Radford athletic director Kelly Sur and Salanoa for confirmation have been unsuccessful. Salanoa, a former Radford and Eastern Washington quarterback, coached the Rams to the Division II state title in 2015. After that he was an assistant at three stops in the last three years — Eastern Washington, Punahou and Kamehameha. In his 13 seasons […]

Passos steps down as Radford football coach

By Nick Abramo on November 28, 2018

Lon Passos said Tuesday that he stepped down from his post as the Radford football coach. Passos spent the last three seasons as the Rams’ coach and went 3-24, including 2-8 this season. Passos’ career goal is to be an athletic director at a Hawaii public high school, and he said there are classes and other training that he would have to complete before he could be considered for a position. “Long story short, I want to try and go […]


By Jerry Campany on October 22, 2018

The Radford Rams are inching forward one win at a time. The Rams went 2-8 this year, twice as many as they earned in 2017 following a winless season in Lon Passos‘ debut in 2016. The numbers are small, but the feat is large as the last time the Rams improved their win total for three straight years was from 2003-2005 in Fred Salanoa‘s first three years at the helm. They have never done it four years straight and it […]

GAME NIGHT 9/28: Moanalua/Radford

By Jeremy Nitta on September 28, 2018

No. 8 Moanalua 35, Radford 0, Final That’s the Ball Game! Moanalua moves to 6-0 on the season. — Looks like its all but done now. Rudy Kealohi replaces Au at quarterback, with 7:05 left in the ballgame and Moanalua leading 35-0. — Moanalua opens the fourth quarter with a bang, as Keanu Kekaha returns Copp’s sixth interception 81 yards for a touchdown! – Moanalua can’t put Radford away here in the third quarter. Au tosses his third interception of […]

GAME NIGHT 9/21: Radford/’Iolani

By Billy Hull on September 21, 2018

No. 10 ‘Iolani 42, Radford 6 ———- BOX SCORE at Kozuki Stadium Radford (1-6, 1-3) 0 0 0 6 — 6 ‘Iolani (5-2, 4-1) 21 7 7 7 — 42 Iol—Jonah Miyazawa 11 pass from Jonah Chong (Mika Makekau kick) Iol—Carter Kamana 23 pass from Chong (Makekau kick) Iol—Kyler Mento 37 interception return (Makekau kick) Iol—Kaua Nishigaya 1 run (Makekau kick) Iol—Kamana 37 pass from Chong (Makekau kick) Iol—Wailoa Manuel 26 pass from Sam Faumuina (Makekau kick) Rad—Carson Dean 35 […]

GAME NIGHT 9/14: Radford/Castle

By Brian McInnis on September 14, 2018

Castle 45, Radford 33, FINAL ———- Castle wins for the second straight week. Big pickup for the Knights. Turnover on downs at the Castle 38. Knights will take a knee to end it. Punivai throws his FOURTH touchdown toss of the night on just FOURTEEN attempts to put this thing away. Paul Omengebar is open in the end zone from 34 yards out with 1:33 left. Onside kick recovered by Castle. Punivai promptly carries it for 26 yards into the […]

GAME NIGHT 9/7: Aiea/Radford

By Billy Hull on September 7, 2018

Aiea 26, Radford 6 ———- BOX SCORE at John E. Velasco Stadium Aiea (2-1-1, 2-1) 13 0 7 6 — 26 Radford (1-4, 1-2) 0 0 0 6 — 6 Aiea—Babu Capanang 17 pass from Fabian Bautista (run failed) Aiea—Zach Kalahiki-Basque 56 fumble return (Thomas Hulett kick) Aiea—Capanang 47 pass from Bautista (Hulett kick) Rad—DJ Alpha 1 run (kick blocked) Aiea—Kalahiki-Basque 33 pass from Bautista (pass failed) RUSHING—Aiea: Ma’alo Auva’a 9-26, Bautista 10-26, Kalahiki-Basque 4-17, Capanang 4-1, LJ Vongsy 5-(minus […]

GAME NIGHT 8/10: Damien/Radford

By Jason Kaneshiro on August 10, 2018

Damien 28, Radford 6, FINALDamien gets a first down by penalty and runs out the clock. Deep ball is intercepted by Kevin Edwards. Damien ball at the Radford 36 with 4:14 left. Holtz fumbles on an exchange and Malik Rhines scoops up the loose ball for Radford. He returns it to the Damien 28. Personal foul on Damien gives Radford possession at the 14.  Danneh Alpha powers to the 1. Copp throws the a fade to Emmanual Stevenson who makes […]