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Roosevelt junior Kaeo Akana’s 8th offer: Oregon

By Paul Honda on September 15, 2020

Oregon is in the game for the services of Roosevelt’s Kaeo Akana. The Ducks made a scholarship offer to the junior defensive end on Tuesday. Oregon is the eighth offer on the list for Akana, who is 6 feet, 3.5 inches tall and 205 pounds. “Oregon is a different offer. It’s always been a dream school ever since we were little. We always were watching them when Marcus (Mariota) was playing there,” Akana said. “The coaches are really nice and […]

Arizona swarms for Roosevelt junior DE Kaeo Akana

By Paul Honda on September 13, 2020

After accumulating 23.5 sacks as a sophomore, Kaeo Akana didn’t begin his collection of scholarship offers quickly. Hawaii became the first to offer Akana in mid-April. With the recent run of interested schools, Arizona became the seventh Division I program to make Akana an offer on Thursday. Also on Thursday, Arizona made an offer to Punahou junior defensive end/linebacker Tevarua Tafiti, who now has 18 in all. At 6 feet, 3.5 inches and 205 pounds, Akana is a student of […]

Colorado, UCLA join chase for Roosevelt junior DE Kaeo Akana

By Paul Honda on September 2, 2020

The Pac-12 bull rush has arrived for Kaeo Akana. Colorado, then UCLA offered football scholarships to the Roosevelt defensive end on Tuesday. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound junior now has six offers. Hawaii, Utah, Washington State and UNLV are also on the table. “Every offer is life changing for me,” Akana said on Wednesday morning. “I had no clue. I was surprised.” The Buffaloes have a history of recruiting in the islands, going back to Waimea linebacker/running back Jordan Dizon and beyond. […]


Offer from UNLV makes it 4 for Roosevelt junior DE Kaeo Akana

By Paul Honda on August 21, 2020

UNLV is striking while the iron is hot. Within an hour of getting an oral commit from Punahou defensive back Kilinahe Mendiola-Jensen, Rebels assistant coach Chad Kauhaahaa made a scholarship offer to Roosevelt defensive end Kaeo Akana. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound junior also has offers from Hawaii, Utah and Washington State. He is a dynamic playmaker for Roosevelt, which reached the final of the Oahu Interscholastic Association Division II playoffs last year. “We connected on social media two weeks ago. We […]

OIA-ILH interleague football to continue with Leilehua, Roosevelt moving up divisions

By Nick Abramo on March 5, 2020

OIA and ILH interleague football will continue with a full slate of games to be scheduled for the 2020 season, according to OIA football coordinator Harold Tanaka. And two schools — Leilehua and Roosevelt — are moving up a division. “It’s a go,” Tanaka said Thursday morning. The renewal of the highly popular, fan-friendly two-year pilot program was not a given, and multiple sources over the past few months told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that it was possible OIA principals would […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Roosevelt Rough Riders

By Jerry Campany on December 6, 2019

2019 TEAM RECORD >> 10-3 overall, 7-1 OIA Division II HEAD COACH >> Kui Kahooilihala is 28-15 in four seasons with the Rough Riders. KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> DB Joshua Maikui, 5-10, 175, Jr.; DE Kaeo Akana, 6-4, 180, So.; QB/WR Kolea Pa-Macalino, 5-11, 130, Jr.; OL/DL Kaipo Kaimikaua, 6-1, 215, Jr. ROOSEVELT THROUGH THE YEARS: 1973-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 2002 Saint Louis The 2019 Roosevelt Rough Riders fell short of their ultimate destination and lost the OIA title in […]

Roosevelt’s rough road ends at same place

By Brian McInnis on November 24, 2019

LAHAINA >> Roosevelt resolved that Lahainaluna would not be the be-all, end-all to its season for a second year in a row. Unfortunately for the Rough Riders, that’s exactly what happened on Saturday night at the Lunas’ Sue D. Cooley Stadium in a 35-0 loss to the three-time defending HHSAA Division II champions. Kui Kahooilihala’s team came in riding high on a 31-7 road win at Kamehameha-Hawaii in the first round. But when the Riders lost fumbles on their first […]

GAME NIGHT 11/23: Roosevelt/Lahainaluna

By Brian McInnis on November 23, 2019

No. 10 Lahainaluna 35, Roosevelt 0, FINAL ———– FINAL: Lahainaluna 35, Roosevelt 0. Lunas advance to a fourth straight Division II title game looking for the four-peat. Roosevelt’s season ends in Lahaina for the second straight year. 1:10 4Q: Lunas in victory formation. 3:40 4Q: Ogata’s pass is picked by Nainoa Kalukukualani-Sales in the red zone. Sixth turnover tonight for the Riders. 6:45 4Q: Lunas go for it on fourth-and-1 from their 42 and are DENIED by Roosevelt. Rough Riders […]

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