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CLOSING THE BOOK: Roosevelt Rough Riders

By Jerry Campany on November 23, 2018

The Roosevelt Rough Riders turned back the clock and put together its best team Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium has ever hosted. The field was home to a winning Roosevelt team for the first time since it was named after the legendary ILH coach in 2007. Kui Kahooilihala earned his 18th career win and will never match the 91 put up by Vasconcellos at the school but he can rest easy knowing that he put up a season that rivals any other. […]

Ogata, Roosevelt ride rough end to stellar season

By Brian McInnis on November 17, 2018

LAHAINA >> Sky Ogata believes wholeheartedly that Roosevelt will be back. Not back to Lahainaluna, necessarily, but back, in general. The Rough Riders’ shifty dual threat quarterback took the best shots a tough, disciplined Lahainaluna defense could dish out, and came back for more in a 48-10 season-ending loss for the OIA champions in the Division II semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships on Saturday evening. He’ll be back for more next season as a senior. “We’re […]

GAME NIGHT 11/17: Roosevelt/Lahainaluna

By Brian McInnis on November 17, 2018

Lahainaluna 48, Roosevelt 10, FINAL ———- 6:48 p.m.: Special night for Lahainaluna, which notches three special teams TDs, becoming the first team in HHSAA play to do so. 6:46 p.m.: Unfortunate way for Roosevelt’s banner season to end. This shouldn’t take anything away from what was a fantastic year for the Rough Riders, who picked up their first OIA championship. 6:41 p.m.: Roosevelt punts again, but mercifully no Rickard this time. Lahainaluna looks to drain the remaining five minutes of […]

Q&A: Roosevelt safety Marcus Hee

By Paul Honda on November 13, 2018

He is Hee. Marcus Hee grew up loving football and making a plan for success around football. As of mid-November, 2018, the Roosevelt senior safety/linebacker has made many of those dreams come true, and the season is not over yet for the OIA Division II champions. With Roosevelt (12-1) preparing for two-time defending state champion Lahainaluna this week, Hee is locked in. He chatted with Hawaii Prep World on Sunday about mom’s home cooking, early-morning workouts and another dream: to […]

Kahooilihala: Lunas are great, Rough Riders love a challenge

By Paul Honda on November 11, 2018

Twelve is such a beautiful number for Rough Rider nation. Roosevelt is an amazing 12-1 after a typical gut-check victory. A 20-7 decision over a gritty Pac-Five squad vaulted the Rough Riders into the semifinal round of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Division II State Championships. “We knew it was going to be a hard, tough game for us. Pac-Five is a great team. They came to play,” Roosevelt coach Kui Kahooilihala said. The home team in red answered with another […]

Sasaki-Kalamau’s sack party sparks Roosevelt defense

By Paul Honda on November 10, 2018

Chayden Sasaki-Kalamau knew it would be just as tough the second time. The Roosevelt senior defensive lineman and his unit put their energy into film study, reviewing every possible new wrinkle they hadn’t see the first time the Rough Riders played Pac-Five. Their diligence was rewarded. Roosevelt used clutch defense, including five sacks by Sasaki-Kalamau, plus a steady ground attack to stave off ILH representative Pac-Five 20-7 on a breezy Saturday night at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium. Roosevelt (12-1) will visit […]

GAME NIGHT 11/10: Pac-Five/Roosevelt

By Nick Abramo on November 10, 2018

Roosevelt 20, Pac-Five 7, final 8:51: A workhorse all night, Kaneke Gusman bulls his way into the end zone from 7 yards out. A conversion pass fails. ROOSEVELT 20, PAC-FIVE 7, 0:48 to go. 8:50: Pac-Five calls its last timeout. 0:56 left. 8:47: Roosevelt is at the Pac-Five 8. 1:05 to go. Wolfpack call their second timeout of the half. 8:45: Ogata’s pass to Kaleikau on the right sideline goes for 45 yards to the Wolfpack 20. 1:12 left. 8:44: […]