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VIDEO: Huge comeback by Radford, but Roosevelt wins 31-24

By Paul Honda on September 12, 2022

It was another instant classic for prep football in the islands. Radford trailed Roosevelt 23-0 at the half, rallied to take a 24-23 lead in the final 3 minutes, but the Rough Riders got a big kickoff return by Keanu Bezares to set up a game-winning 15-yard touchdown run by Silas Kekahuna with 2:27 to go. From there, Roosevelt’s special teams and defense stifled the gritty Rams. A sack by linebacker/wide receiver Kamu Kaaihue helped Roosevelt even their record at […]

Radford’s RB tandem of Christian Payton, Michael Hayslett in ‘Pony Express’ mode

By Paul Honda on October 31, 2021

The Pony Express lives. Between Christian Payton and Michael Hayslett, the Radford Rams have a 1-2 combo at running back that can literally carry the offense. Payton rushed for 147 yards and four touchdowns, while Hayslett rumbled for 123 yards and two more TDs in Radford’s 62-20 victory over McKinley on Saturday night at Skippa Diaz Stadium. The Rams are 3-0 after wins over Kaimuki (by forfeit), Pearl City (39-21) and now, McKinley. The have a homecoming matchup with title […]

Kaimuki forfeits football opener against Radford

By Paul Honda on October 13, 2021

The football season opener between Kaimuki and Radford has been forfeited by Kaimuki. The game had been scheduled for Saturday at Farrington’s Skippa Diaz Stadium. OIA football coordinator Harold Tanaka confirmed that a low number of eligible players is the reason for the forfeiture. In years past, the league generally has used 25 as a threshold number for small rosters. “They’re going to be fine,” Tanaka said. “It’s just this week.” New coach Reid Yoshikawa stepped in after the school […]

ON THIS DATE: Alex Daniels becomes Radford’s rushing leader

By Jerry Campany on September 24, 2020

On this date in 2005, Alex Daniels had the biggest day for a running back in Radford history, but he still needed his defense’s help to keep the Rams unbeaten. Daniels ran for 263 yards and three touchdowns to lead Radford to a 35-13 victory over Moanalua at John Velasco Stadium. The game was a matchup of unbeaten rivals, and wasn’t over until Radford linebacker Bronson Leafa sealed it with a pick-six midway through the fourth quarter. Daniels broke the […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Radford Rams

By Jerry Campany on October 25, 2019

2019 TEAM RECORD >> 0-8 overall, 0-6 Division I HEAD COACH >> Fred Salanoa is 81-61 in 14 years as Rams head coach, including 0-8 in his second stint beginning in 2019. KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> QB JT Tafisi, 5-10, 145, So.; RB Kendall Saxton, 5-9, 160, Jr.; WR Dejuan James, 5-8, 140, Jr.; OL/DL Rylan Turqueza, 6-3, 230, Jr. RADFORD THROUGH THE YEARS: 1959-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 2017 McKinley The Radford Rams went winless in Division I in Fred […]

GAME NIGHT 10/11: Leilehua/Radford

By Hawaii Prep World on October 11, 2019

No. 8 Leilehua 54, Radford 6 ———- FINAL. Radford avoids a shutout as Ma’a Sunia-Pase recovers a fumble in the end zone with 3:08 remaining in the game. Konapiliahi Raymond with a 5-yard TD run and it’s 54-0 early in the fourth quarter. Ethan Kuth with an 85-yard kickoff return for a TD and the Mules continue to pour it on. Ishmael Alex with a 2-yard run and it’s 40-0 Mules. Turangan throws his third TD pass of the half, […]

GAME NIGHT 10/4: Radford/Moanalua

By Christian Shimabuku on October 4, 2019

No. 6 Moanalua 33, Radford 13, Final ———- 10:16: Radford runs out the clock. 33-13 is your final. 10:15: Moanalua recovers the onside kick, and appears to run out the clock, but fumbles at midfield for good measure. Radford ball with 39 seconds left. 10:12: Damon Nelson punches it in from 10 yards out for Radford, but this game may already be out of hand. Moanalua leads 33-13 with 1:12 left. 10:05: Moanalua turns it over on downs on its […]

GAME NIGHT 9/27: Radford/’Iolani

By Billy Hull on September 27, 2019

No. 9 ‘Iolani 38, Radford 0 ———- At Kozuki Stadium Radford (0-6, 0-4) 0 0 0 0 — 0 ‘Iolani (7-1, 5-1) 10 14 14 0 — 38 Iol—Brock Hedani 4 run (Wailoa Manuel kick) Iol—FG Manuel 25 Iol—Cole Ichikawa 7 pass from Jonah Chong (Manuel kick) Iol—Ichikawa 11 pass from Chong (Mason Mizuta kick) Iol—Chong 12 run (Mizuta kick) Iol—Lanakila Pei 53 punt return (Mizuta kick) RUSHING—Radford: DJ Alpha 9-39, Kendall Saxton 6-19, Maka Sakimi 10-0, team 2-(minus 29). […]