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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 […]

VIDEO: No. 1 Kahuku rallies for 27-20 win over No. 3 Punahou

By Paul Honda on September 5, 2022

In my gut, this felt like a 9-3 kind of game. Two great defenses. Two teams with power and speed on the ground. Why not 9-3? But the second half of Kahuku and Punahou was an entirely different tone. Kahuku trailed 20-13 before rallying for a 27-20 win in one of the most exhilarating matchups ever between the two programs. Punahou nearly came, saw and conquered on Kahuku’s home turf. Reserve quarterback Ty McCutcheon was able to connect with speedy […]

VIDEO: National powerhouse Bishop Gorman routs Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on September 3, 2022

Micah Alejado passed for 293 yards and five touchdowns in the first half as Bishop Gorman (Nev.) overwhelmed Saint Louis, 56-14, on Friday night at John Kauinana Stadium. Alejado grew up playing football for the Ewa Beach Sabers. Former Saint Louis wide receiver Trech Kekahuna scored on two of those TD passes.

VIDEO: Mililani and Campbell in epic battle

By Paul Honda on August 28, 2022

No. 2 Mililani’s incredible come-from-behind 35-34 win over No. 4 Campbell had to be seen to be believed. The statistics were large enough, but the wide swings of momentum, the clutch plays by offensive and defensive units, and the amazing resilience of a Mililani team trying to bounce back from a loss to CIF powerhouse Mission Viejo all played into what might be the game of the year. Rowan Bucao was exceptional. The Campbell running back had a modest 20 […]

VIDEO: No. 3 Punahou overwhelms Waianae, 52-7

By Paul Honda on August 27, 2022

Offense, defense, special teams. Third-ranked Punahou overwhelmed Waianae in every phase for a 52-0 halftime lead en route to a 52-7 win. Running back Alai Williams scored two TDs, and Punahou’s special teams scored and set up two TDs.

VIDEO: No. 1 Kahuku stifles No. 10 Waianae, 41-6

By Paul Honda on August 21, 2022

With All-State offensive player of the year Kainoa Carvalho out (ankle), Kahuku stepped up in a big-play way for a 41-6 win over Waianae. Kaimana Carvalho opened the game with a 77-yard kickoff return, safety/wide receiver Brock Fonoimoana broke multiple tackles for a 60-yard TD and Clyde Taulapapa scored on a 41-yard TD run. Kahuku is now 2-0, 1-0 in OIA Open Division play. Waianae is 1-1 (0-1 OIA Open).

VIDEO: No. 6 Kapolei outlasts No. 9 Aiea, 27-24

By Paul Honda on August 20, 2022

It was an uptempo, high-voltage offensive attack by Kapolei, opening a 17-point lead before hanging on for a 27-24 win over Aiea on Friday night. Quarterbacks Tama Amisone, with 276 yards and two touchdowns from scrimmage, and Tuli Tagovailoa-Amosa (two TD passes) sparked the Hurricanes’ offense. Aiea never surrendered, bringing constant pressure against the elusive Amisone. Aiea QB Ezekiel Olie and his talented receiving corps picked up where they left off last year. Na Alii had the ball after recovering […]

VIDEO: Punahou routs Castle, 42-0

By Paul Honda on August 18, 2022

Punahou’s defense was in terminator mode again, led by Travis Ross and Kekai Burnett. Burnett tallied two sacks and Ross returned a punt for a touchdown as No. 3 Punahou blanked Castle, 42-0 on Thursday night.