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.