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Slow turnout has Waianae football in survive and advance mode

By Paul Honda on June 22, 2021

The challenge seems daunting, but Mike Fanoga is looking for small, everyday victories at Waianae. Weight training is back for the football squad, and momentum is building for a team with plenty of youth. “We’ve got less than 10 seniors. This group right here are all (former) JV except for four or five kids who played for me a year ago. Everyone’s gone from the 2021 class,” the Waianae coach said. “I’ve got new faces. That’s why we’re doing EDD […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1985: Kalani Hallums leads Waianae to Leeward crown

By Jerry Campany on November 9, 2020

On this date in 1985, Kalani Hallums hooked up with Bryant Moananu twice to lead Waianae over Waipahu 14-6. The victory in front of 6,083 at Aloha Stadium gave Waianae its tenth Leeward district crown in 11 years. Hallums led the Seariders 64 yards on 10 plays on their second drive of the game, completing all three of his passes. He did it again on Waianae’s next drive, covering 45 yards on five plays after a punt. In a harbinger […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1982: Waianae picks off 10 Pearl City passes

By Jerry Campany on October 23, 2020

On this date in 1982, Pearl City Sandy Obra just absolutely refused to give up. Obra directed his quarterbacks to put up 42 passes but Waianae stole 10 of them in a 41-7 victory for the Seariders in front of 3,966 at Aloha Stadium. The 10 picks set an OIA record established by Kahuku against Farrington way back in 1973. Pearl City quarterback Kamaki Alejado entered the game as the division’s leading passer and had thrown only five interceptions in […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1975: Tom Tuinei saves the day for Waianae

By Jerry Campany on October 19, 2020

Waianae’s 6-4, 240-pound Tom Tuinei was often considered too big to be a linebacker, so he was certainly too big to be a safety. Tuinei proved all of that wrong on this date in 1975, picking off a pass late in the game to lead Waianae to a 7-0 win over Waipahu at Aloha Stadium. Tuinei intercepted three of Scott Chan‘s passes the previous week. His running mate was Eliu Wilson, and the pair combined to make up one of […]

ALMOST FAMOUS: 1970 Waipahu Marauders

By Jerry Campany on June 29, 2020

Hawaii Prep World will highlight 10 of the best football teams in Oahu history that never earned a division, league or state crown. Teams are ranked on this list by positive point differential, excluding the 2010 Kahuku and 2018 St. Francis squads that had games wiped out due to the use of an ineligible player. Add in those teams, and the Red Raiders would be No. 1 on the list and the Saints would be No. 3. They suffered their […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Waianae Seariders

By Jerry Campany on October 28, 2019

2019 TEAM RECORD >> 1-8 Overall, 0-5 OIA Open Division HEAD COACH >> Mike Fanoga is 1-8 after his first season with the Seariders KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> WR Saege Ayala, 5-8, 167, Jr.; RB Kolu Quisquirin-Sabagala, 5-9, 210, So.; DL Zhen-Keith Sotelo, 6-4, 272, Jr.; DL Zion To’oto’o, 6-1, 260, So. WAIANAE THROUGH THE YEARS: 1959-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 2000 Waipahu The record might be the same, but the statistics say that the Waianae Seariders were worlds better in […]

VOTE: Waianae’s Torii Field vs. El Paso’s RR Jones Stadium in USA Today Poll

By Paul Honda on October 28, 2019

Raymond Torii Field is in the final four. The USA Today’s Best High School Stadium Poll is now in its third round and Waianae’s Torii Field is one of the semifinalists. Last week’s voting began with a strong surge for Jelsma Stadium (Okla.), but voters pushed Torii to a landslide victory. Out of 38,291 votes, Torii Field finished with nearly 67 percent of the count with 25,615. Jelsma tallied 33 percent (12,676). The new round pits Torii Field against heavy […]

VOTE: Waianae’s Torii Field vs. Oklahoma’s Jelsma Stadium in USA Today Poll

By Paul Honda on October 22, 2019

The quarterfinal round of USA Today America’s Best High School Football Stadiums public poll is underway. Waianae’s Raymond Torii Field advanced out of the round of 16 last week with a lopsided win over Diamond Ranch Academy (Utah). Torii Field, the No. 3 seed, is paired with No. 6 Jelsma Stadium (Okla.). In early voting, Jelsma Stadium leads Torii Field 303-217 (59 percent to 41 percent). >> VOTE FOR RAYMOND TORII FIELD BY CLICKING HERE. Many of the sites in […]