Ane: ‘Very appreciative’ of new format

Marist Liufau and Punahou's defense came to play against Leilehua. Jamm Aquino / Zstar-Advertiser (Aug. 1, 2016)
Marist Liufau and Punahou’s defense came to play against Leilehua. Jamm Aquino / Zstar-Advertiser (Aug. 1, 2016)

With the Interscholastic League of Honolulu having much to gain with the recent format change to the state football tournaments, it’s no surprise that Punahou coach Kale Ane is pleased.

The longtime coach and assistant athletic director found out about the Hawaii High School Athletic Association’s decision after Punahou’s late-afternoon practice on Monday.

“Great news for all of us. Very appreciative to those who got this done,” Ane texted. “Looking forward to an exciting year and an exciting finish.”

Punahou won Division I state championships in 2008 and ’13, and also lost the title game in ’05, ’11, ’12 and ’14.


  1. Givemeurbbds August 25, 2016 6:06 am

    @flying eagle u sound like a idiot. Light years?? Turn off the star wars and get a life bro. Think before u write.

  2. Got17 August 25, 2016 6:54 am


    I think he was watching too much Toys Story. He starting for talk like one catoon. Call em “Buzz” from now on.

  3. Got17 August 25, 2016 12:40 pm

    Went from Toys Story to Salute Your Shorts.

    Don’t speak to soon my friend. Season still young.

  4. Givemeurbbds August 25, 2016 3:04 pm

    @got17 i know where the hell is the kahuku prep world?? Licking their burn wounds from getting torched all day!!

  5. Got17 August 25, 2016 3:32 pm


    They all thinking about more excuses while they help spray paint the bed sheets for the waianae game. Kava ceremony for reflect on how they really look to everyone else but themselves.

  6. Givemeurbbds August 25, 2016 8:40 pm

    @got17 exactly cuz! We go have one roast party when kahuku play gorman. We figure out one way for get together

  7. Got17 August 25, 2016 9:17 pm


    Bra shoots, watch all the crickets come out of.the woodwork & add to their excuse book.

  8. Alpha August 25, 2016 9:42 pm

    Have some pride in hawaii football fellas, all this back and forth stuff making us forget reality. It’s not a crime to cheer on your Alma mater against any opponent. I know some of the comments cmg from the red nation is out of hand but let’s wish the boys who are actually playing good luck and Rep the 808 proud. They do read this stuff too, we all live in one area code….808…. doesn’t matter who leaves the rock to play, the mainland teams see Hawaii through whoever goes up to play. And when Vegas folks read this stuff we don’t want to look like sellouts just because of some bickering…..

  9. Alpha August 25, 2016 10:50 pm

    @ruggefslopes…. they have a valid argument. Uani Unga (giants lb), Kikaha (saints), keamoeatu Bros, Naole, A. Francisco, Afalava all current and nfl plyrs.
    But yea, blue chip as in Te’o, Taulaupapa, Tuliloa (All Punahou) from the north… and majority of their coaching staff is ilh guys, i heard the same story.

  10. RuggedSlopes August 25, 2016 11:06 pm


    The 1% of what goes beyond high school football. And that’s less than 1%.

  11. Alpha August 26, 2016 5:47 am

    Punahou is looking good this year

  12. Alpha August 26, 2016 6:42 am

    @ruggedslopes it’s a way longer list then that… that was just the top of my head.

  13. RuggedSlopes August 26, 2016 7:09 am


    I bet. I’m sure one for these RR4L ball swingers know the exact list. They probably have it hanging from their refrigerator or ask the “Stuntman”. He probably got it memorized & stenciled on his garage gym wall. LMAO! All while taking the first class seat on the bandwagon riding their success..

  14. Alpha August 26, 2016 8:31 am

    @ruggedslopes …. LMAO…

  15. RuggedSlopes August 26, 2016 8:43 am

    That’s pretty accurate. You talk to any Kahuku alumni. They stand behind all those names & their success. But when it comes to what they accomplished its either an excuse or they speak out as if the whole world is against them. “WE” da “Enemy Of The State”, “If we had all our real players playing for us we would have won”, “All these private schools won those championships with our players”. Brah, the list goes on & the same song & dance never changes. I understand “tight community” & support the kids. But let the kids own the glory not the adults. These adults are all for it like they couldn’t accomplish anything during their time in high school.

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