ON THIS DATE (1962): Charley Wedemeyer makes the difference for Punahou

Some coaches call special teams play a third of the game, but on this day in 1962 it was so much more for Punahou.

The Buffanblu were outgained 306-67 but still managed to beat Kaimuki 13-12 on this date in 1962 at Honolulu Stadium.

Future Star-Bulletin sports editor Bill Kwon and Punahou coach Dave Eldredge called it luck. Charley Wedemeyer‘s and Clint Albao‘s presence made it anything but.


Wedemeyer took the opening kickoff 84 yards for a score and the early lead and added the PAT. Albao did him one better in the third quarter with a 91-yard punt return for a score and the victory.


Their effort offset a brilliant day by Kaimuki halfback Mike Antone, who carried the ball 22 times for 173 yards and two touchdowns.


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