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GAME NIGHT 10/18: Waipahu/Leilehua

By Paul Honda on October 18, 2019

No. 7 Leilehua 13, Waipahu 7, Final First down from their 28, Marques’ pass on the sideline is picked off by Selau Aiava. He’s the same guy who came up with the last-minute pick in the end zone against ‘Iolani. This time, no crazy-fun celebration. The Mules take two knees and it’s over. Leilehua has the hands team in for the kick return, but Waipahu kicks deep. Ramos returns it to the 33. Damarion Smith runs for one yard and […]

VIDEO: Waipahu DC Ron Johnson, S Fiva Tulafale, QB Cody Marques

By Paul Honda on October 13, 2019

Timing was everything. Timing was also defeat. Waipahu defensive coordinator Ron Johnson chats about his defense’s stalwart senior leaders and youthful contributors after a tough 14-12 win over Kailua. Senior safety Fiva Tulafale chats, as does senior quarterback Cody Marques, who scored on a TD run and helped preserve the win with a key first-down run in the final 2 minutes. Game highlights also posted below.

Waipahu’s young defense bends, doesn’t break in win over Kailua

By Paul Honda on October 12, 2019

The Waipahu Marauders weren’t about to get greedy, not after an up-and-down season one year removed from a state championship. In fact, with all the talent that graduated, particularly on defense, Waipahu was happy to be ahead of a dangerous Kailua squad 14-0 with six minutes left to play on Saturday night. The Surfriders, who had been hampered by a missed block here, a crooked pass route there, finally punched in with less than 6 minutes left, and then got […]

GAME NIGHT 10/12: Kailua/Waipahu

By Paul Honda on October 12, 2019

Waipahu 14, Kailua 12, final BOX SCORE At Masa Yonamine Athletic Complex Kailua (4-6, 3-3) 0 0 0 12 — 12 Waipahu (4-5, 4-2) 0 7 7 0 — 14 WAI—Cody Marques 10 run (Brycen Amorozo kick) WAI—Alfred Failauga 1 run (Amorozo kick) KAI—Koali‘i Kohatsu 6 pass from Cameron Friel (kick failed) KAI—Landon Clevenger 45 pass from Friel (run failed) JV—Waipahu 43, Kailua 22 RUSHING—Kailua: Samson Rasay 1-0, Cameron Friel 6-(-14), Brian-Allen Kamanu 10-35, Raynen Ho-Mook 2-(-7), Lahaina Kane 6-4. […]

Nerdpod: Waipahu RB Alfred Failauga’s numbers on tilt

By Paul Honda on October 3, 2019

NERDPOD: Running backs v1.0 The Star-Advertiser and Hawaii Prep World’s Paul Honda begins a Nerdpod breakdown of the best running backs in the state. RUNNING BACKS Alfred Failauga, Waipahu Measurables: 5-11, 190, Sr. Crunch this: 7 games — Rush 214-1,630, 17 TD; Rec 6-102, 1 TD Rushing yards per carry: 7.6 Rushing yards per game: 232.9 Receiving yards per reception: 17.0 Receiving yards per game: 14.6 Game by game ($ = Top 10 opponent, ¥ statistical values): @ $Waianae (Aug. […]

Coaches Corner: Comparisons of Waipahu RB Alfred Failauga to Marshall Faulk and more

By Paul Honda on October 1, 2019

In many ways, he is just a kid from Waipahu who likes Fortnite, hanging out with friends and tries to keep on top of his academics. In the eyes of coaches around the OIA and ILH, Alfred Failauga is a creature who is capable of destroying the most well-crafted game plan. Failauga is the state’s all-time leading rusher with 5,549 yards in 37 games. He ranked seventh coming into the season, and in seven games played so far, he is […]

Q&A: Hawaii’s all-time rushing record holder, Waipahu’s Alfred Failauga

By Paul Honda on October 1, 2019

It takes a team to raise a championship. It takes a dedicated offensive line to break a state record. Alfred Failauga broke the state record for career rushing yardage earlier in the season, and he keeps building on it each week. >> CLICK HERE FOR TODAY’S HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER FEATURE STORY ON ALFRED FAILAUGA The 5-foot-11, 190-pound running back is averaging 31 carries and 233 yards per game this year. Waipahu relied on Failauga again last Friday in a 44-41 thriller […]

GAME NIGHT 9/27: Aiea/Waipahu

By Hawaii Prep World on September 27, 2019

Waipahu 44, Aiea 41 ———- At Masa-Yonamine Athletic Complex Waipahu (3-5, 3-2) 3 21 3 17 . — 44 Aiea (1-7, 1-5) 14 6 7 14 — 41 Aiea— Javon Miller 1 run (kick by Tyla Reese Mane) Waip— 28 yard field goal kick by Brycen Amorozo Aiea— Javon Miller 75 pass from Kayson Castillo (kick by Tyla Reese Mane) Waip— Alfred Failuaga 42 run (kick by Brycen Amorozo) Waip— Alfred Failuaga 4 run (kick by Brycen Amorozo) Waip— Alfred […]