VIDEO: FB scrimmage season begins on Oahu

The Mililani offense lined up against the Waipahu defense in a scrimmage Thursday night at the Trojans' home field. The scrimmage was one of at least five held on Oahu last night. More scrimmages are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Regular season games are one week away.  Nick  Abramo / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
The Mililani offense lined up against the Waipahu defense in a scrimmage Thursday night at the Trojans’ home field. The scrimmage was one of at least five held on Oahu last night. More scrimmages are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Regular season games are one week away. Nick Abramo / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Waipahu visited Mililani for a football scrimmage last night as the two Central Oahu teams unofficially kicked off a new season.

Both teams had success moving the ball on each other and both teams emptied the benches to give playing time to the second- and third-stringers.

The Marauders will be moving down to Division II this year. The Trojans, after having lost a wealth of talent to graduation, are working on their new identity and getting up to speed for their Division I regular-season opener next week.

There is no rest in sight for the Trojans. They visit Kahuku for a scrimmage Friday night and then host Kamehameha on Saturday.

Waipahu hits the road again Friday night for a scrimmage at Castle.

Known scrimmages this weekend:

Friday, July 29
>> Mililani at Kahuku, 6 p.m. (scrimmage only)
>> Waipahu at Castle, 6 p.m. (scrimmage only)
>> Radford at Kailua, 6:30 p.m. (scrimmage only)

Saturday, July 30
>> Kamehameha at Mililani, 6 p.m. (scrimmage only)
>> Three-way scrimmage: Farrington/Kahuku/Punahou, 9:30 a.m., at Punahou
>> Campbell at Saint Louis, 10 a.m. (scrimmage only)
>> ‘Iolani at Waianae, 10 a.m. (scrimmage only)
>> Damien at Kalani, 3 p.m. (scrimmage only)


  1. Chloropicrin July 28, 2016 8:45 pm

    Damien moved the ball well and rather easy at times through the air against Waianae. Their offense line has good size. But could not get anything going on the ground, and that was partly due to Waianae’s front 7 who looks tough, defensive backfield looks suspect to the pass. Waianae offensively has 4/5 backs that could make a big play and a monster OLine. Waianae QB needs to be a game manager, don’t think they’ll rely on his arm as he floats his balls with a slow release. Nanakuli is in for a rude awakening, going up against the likes of Farrignton, Mililani, Kapolei and Kailua in the red conference. Looks like their studs graduated and they seem to lack depth and size. But it’s only 1 scrimmage, so I’m sure the teams will improve.

  2. The Red Sea July 29, 2016 9:56 am

    Kahuku scrimmage at 630 pm Friday night. Then catch the bus to Punahou for Sat.9 am? Wow, hope Punahou serves breakfast.

  3. Hman! July 29, 2016 10:07 am

    Cookies and punch!

  4. The Red Sea July 29, 2016 10:44 am

    Oh and Iolani, better bring your caterers, Waianae no mo Whole Foods.

  5. YNAE July 29, 2016 12:06 pm

    Waianae offensive line have to move more quick when running the ball the tackles have to more quick off their stance when pass blocking. adjustment I would make put the offensive line tackles in a two point stance and teach them how to transition their blocking and my reason for putting the tackles in a two point stance is so that if the opposing team has fast defensive end they will be able to control the defensive end rushing speed not only will it control the defensive end it will also keep the opposing team guessing if its a passing or running play.

  6. 87 July 29, 2016 1:50 pm

    Mililani beat St. Louis and Kahuku last year in pre-season scrimmages but lost to those same two teams in the post season. Scrimmages dont mean a thing, its just a time for coaches to see what their 2nd and 3rd teamers are made of.

  7. Y -NAI 4LIFE July 29, 2016 9:46 pm

    @YNAE. yes I notice some of what you are saying.. if we want a better offense we need our QB’S to start passing alot better.we can’t just have them throw it up in the air down field hoping that the WR’s or RB’s can catch it! I notice that all 3 QB’S that took snap hihave no zip on the ball they throw floater out that and knowing that ever single team we face this season is passing defence they will be having a field day! The run is our bread and butter no matter how much the coaches try to hype up the passing game. The 4 returning RB’s and the 2 that came up from jv will be the work horses this season again I think!.. cause we have no passing game!!!!

  8. Tutu Kane Ale July 29, 2016 9:51 pm

    OK so then, like anybody with sideline report on what the outcome of the scrimmage was like this evening?

  9. OHHREALLY July 29, 2016 10:18 pm

    Kahuku vs mililani was a battle!! very impressed with mililani especially that offense. Far ahead of my expectations for a team supposedly rebuilding. Offense really struggled for big red but the future looks good. Soljay really impressed and that full back from the jv was beast!! No wild cat smash mouth for kahuku with Kesi on the defensive side of the ball. Maybe saving it for later?

  10. Tutu Kane Ale July 29, 2016 11:08 pm

    Mahalo OHHREALLY

  11. SimpleSimon July 30, 2016 7:03 am

    @OHHREALLY – How was Kesi on the defensive side of the ball? Good/Bad move?

  12. red x July 30, 2016 8:56 am

    Does anyone know if John hao is still at Kahuku?

  13. Alpha July 30, 2016 9:29 am

    @simesimon….. in my opinion it was a good move, last night the D looked like they didn’t miss a step from last season. The dline might be a little young but still in its growing phase, but the secondary and Lb’s were flyin, they look ready. On offense Kahuku might as well be Tailback High, they have a stable of rb’s from Harmon Brown the JP kid from the jv last season nd another tongan rb…. and from a few sources kesi holding more college offers to play defense then offense so that could be another reason for the move.

  14. AOK July 30, 2016 9:42 am

    @red x Yes, he is. Big Red D will always be tough, this we know. Question is how much will they open up on offense. Last yr they had no means, and honestly wasn’t necessary. Yes, passing will diversify their attack. But, until someone has the horses, or in this case the “hogs” not sure change is truly needed.

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