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GAME NIGHT 8/23: Radford/Kailua

By Christian Shimabuku on August 23, 2019

Kailua 26, Radford 14, Final   10:30: Kailua holds the Rams one last time to earn its first win of the season. Kala’i Cardin-Kiaha with an interception for the Surfriders with one second left. 10:26: The Surfriders turn the ball over on downs at the Radford 4. The Rams have 53 seconds for a miracle. 10:20: Radford turns it over on downs on its own 35 with 3:39 left. 10:13: Yee Hoy with his second two-yard rushing score of the […]

VIDEO: No. 10 Damien gets airborne in win at Radford

By Paul Honda on August 16, 2019

No. 10 Damien at Radford in Division I play. The visiting Monarchs get four total TDs from QB Jake Holtz — and 327 yards from scrimmage — en route to a 34-12 win at John Velasco Stadium.

GAME NIGHT 8/15: Damien/Radford

By Paul Honda on August 15, 2019

No. 10 Damien 34, Radford 12, FINAL At John E. Velasco Stadium Damien (2-0, 1-0) 7 19 0 8 — 34 Radford (0-2, 0-1) 6 0 0 6 — 12 DMS—Makanale‘a Meyer 43 pass from Jake Holtz (Christian Souza kick) RAD—DJ Alpha 10 run (kick blocked) DMS—Holtz 55 run (Souza kick) DMS—Jarvis Natividad 57 pass from Holtz (kick failed) DMS—Natividad 16 pass from Holtz (kick failed) DMS—Sulu 2 run (Tino Atonio pass from Natividad) RAD—Kendall Sexton 20 run (run failed) […]


Fred Salanoa unbowed by defeat in return as Radford coach

By Brian McInnis on August 10, 2019

Fred Salanoa stepped away from high school football head coaching at the pinnacle of his craft. Radford defeated all comers in the 2015 season, capped with hoisting the HHSAA Division II state championship. But after his 13 years at the helm, the Rams endured some tough times after he stepped away. Their only win over the next two years came via forfeit over Kaiser in 2017. Radford was spunkier in 2018, Lon Passos’ third season, but still managed to go […]

GAME NIGHT 8/9: Radford/Aiea

By Brian McInnis on August 9, 2019

Aiea 34, Radford 19, FINAL 4Q 10:50: Pau. 10:47: Castillo keeps it from 11 yards and heads to the left pylon to tack on another TD. 34-19 Aiea. What a turnaround for Na Alii. That’s 27 unanswered this half. 10:46: Aiea handing off to Miller to try to end this thing. Radford burning its last timeouts in the final minute. 10:43: Dylan Soberano comes through huge for Aiea again, as he picks off Tafisi back at about the Aiea 40 […]

D-I weekend preview: ‘Iolani and Moanalua in early showdown

By Jerry Campany on August 8, 2019

Moanalua mentor Savai’i Eselu ended last season claiming to be outcoached by John Hao of Castle in the OIA playoffs, vowing to never cost his kids a game again. As luck would have it, Eselu’s next chance to prove it will become against one of the state’s all-time most successful coaches. ‘Iolani will visit Moanalua for the first time on Saturday, giving Wendell Look yet another territory to conquer. Look, the third-winningest coach in state history behind Cal Lee of […]

GLORY DAYS: Coach Fred Salanoa and the 2019 Radford Rams

By Nick Abramo on July 23, 2019

21st 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 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 more light on them […]

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 […]