GAME NIGHT 9/29: Kahuku/Campbell

The OIA Blue division title is on the line between No. 2 Kahuku and No. 7 Campbell. The Sabers are the No. 1 seed with a win but will fall to the No. 3 seed and be forced to play next week with a loss.

Kahuku has not won at Campbell since 1992.

In case you missed it: Campbell’s quest with Darren Johnson: Beat Big Red

Top performances in series
Kahuku passing vs. Campbell: Kolo Funaki with 317 yards in 1995
Kahuku rushing vs. Campbell: Kala Latuselu with 175 yards in 1999
Kahuku receiving vs. Campbell: Termaine Anderson with 122 yards in 1995
Campbell passing vs. Kahuku: Kaleopa Kaleopa with 233 yards in 1995
Campbell rushing vs. Kahuku: Clifford Russell with 145 yards in 1996
Campbell receiving vs. Kahuku: Mark Acidera with 164 yards in 1997

NO. 2 KAHUKU RED RAIDERS (6-1, 6-0 OIA Blue)
Head coach: Makoa Freitas
Red Raiders roster


NO. 7 CAMPBELL SABERS (5-2, 5-1)
Head coach: Darren Johnson
Sabers roster

No. 2 Kahuku 45, No. 7 Campbell 6, FINAL

10:39: GAME OVER.

10:30: Emerson’s interception and 75-yard TD return makes it a mercy-rule game. Heffernan adds the extra-point kick. KAHUKU 45, CAMPBELL 6, 8:29 left in game.

10:28: Campbell punts, but gets the ball back on Adkins-Kupukaa’s fumble recovery and 42-yard return.


10:21: Third quarter ends.

10:18: Kahuku drives to the Campbell 36, but Maiava’s long pass is intercepted by Jeremiah Tauai of Campbell in the end zone.

10:10: The Sabers punt, but get the ball back on Nathaniel Thompson’s fumble recovery. However, Campbell can’t move on three downs and punts again.

9:49: Maiava finds Heffernan for a 31-yard TD pass. Heffernan kicks the extra point. KAHUKU 38, CAMPBELL 6, 7:20 left in third quarter.

9:58: Campbell punts on its first possession of the second half.

9:47: Junior Ah You’s long kickoff return sets up Heffernan’s 20-yard field goal. KAHUKU 31, CAMPBELL 6, 10:22 left in third quarter.


9:19: Second quarter ends. Halftime.

9:15: Thorton Alapa catches a Maiava pass across the middle in the end zone and hangs on despite a hard hit by Adkins-Kupukaa. Heffernan adds the extra point. KAHUKU 28, CAMPBELL 6, 0:26 left in the first half.

9:13: A 23-yard Maiava pass to Duke Heffernan covers 23 yards. The Red Raiders face a third and 10 at the 15.

9:08: Campbell punts, and Kahuku gets 15 yards on a personal foul by the Sabers. Red Raiders take over on the Campbell 38.

9:01: Nalu Emerson intercepts a Kaipo pass and returns it 21 yards for a touchdown. Heffernan kicks the extra point. KAHUKU 21, CAMPBELL 6, 4:48 to go in second quarter.

8:57: On fourth down and 4 from the 13, Maiava scrambles and his pass falls incomplete. Campbell ball.

8:54: Maiava completes five passes in a row, including a 27-yarder to Sitaleki Tongi. Kahuku ball is at the Campbell 20.

8:47: Campbell goes three and out and punts.

8:43: Kahuku is punting again. Campbell will start at its 33.


8:43: First quarter ends.

8:33: After a Campbell punt, Nawahine coughs up the ball after a short gain and the Sabers’ Pokii Adkins Kupukaa picks it up and runs it 38 yards for a touchdown. Ariel Villanueva’ extra-point kick fails. KAHUKU 14, CAMPBELL 6, 0:19 left in first quarter.

8:29: Kahuku is hit with a holding penalty on its next possession, gets nowhere and punts.

8:17: After a 15-yard Campbell penalty, Maiava goes around right end untouched for a 9-yard touchdown. Heffernan adds the extra point. KAHUKU 14, CAMPBELL 0, 6:23 left in first quarter.

8:13: Campbell muffs a pooch kick smf the ball is recovered by Nau Emerson. The ball is at the Sabers 27.

8:11: On the next play, Maiava fumbles the snap and the ball rolls into the end zone, where teammate Trycen Mau recovers for a touchdown. Duke Heffernan kicks the extra point. KAHUKU 7, CAMPBELL 0, 6:44 to go in first quarter.

8:08: A high snap is too tough to handle and Campbell punter Tasi Faumui tries to run it out of the end zone and makes it to the 1.

8:07: Sabers go three and out and will punt.

8:03: A log Sol-Jay Maiava is nullified by a holding penalty. A tackle for loss by Tyrese Tafai puts a crimp in Kahuku’s drive and the Red Raiders punt. The kick pins Campbell at its 9.

8:00: Two runs by Enoch Nawahine gets the ball into Sabers territory.

7:58: ON the first scrimmage play of the game, Campbell’s Krenston Kaipo throws a pass that is picked off by Kahuku’s Frisco Aveau.


  1. TooMeke September 29, 2017 1:38 pm

    Congrats DJ, Kawe, and rest of the Sabers coaching staff – awesome season!

    Hoping for good game and no injuries.

    Go Big Red!

  2. September 29, 2017 1:54 pm

    last kahul play st campel a win 1992 no play ever again at ewa

  3. Education First September 29, 2017 1:58 pm

    Kahuku gon lose cuz no good math scores dose keedz cant count, go ewasabers! Puns4life!

  4. Bulukex September 29, 2017 4:06 pm

    Education First

    If you’re gonna call the kids out on their Math but you can’t even write in proper English, how are you gonna name yourself Education First? Talk about a straight up loser at life.

  5. Unreal September 29, 2017 4:34 pm

    Why is it always ILH gets the most write up coverage then the OIA and yet ILH have less schools then the public? Unreal!

  6. Choloropicrin September 29, 2017 8:38 pm

    Firework show and a beer garden at Campbell field. Lol.

  7. Jaysen Cummings September 29, 2017 9:09 pm

    Following this game from Mooresville,Indiana

  8. Ohhreally September 29, 2017 9:30 pm

    Fireworks and beer at Campbell, probably the only win so for the ewa beach boys lol

  9. September 29, 2017 10:58 pm

    Kahu no can run block, big problem

  10. HI HS FAN September 29, 2017 11:07 pm

    WOW! Did Kahuku just have more passing yards than rushing? UNBELIEVABLE!

  11. Coach C September 29, 2017 11:18 pm

    Miki Ah You is beastly. And with a 4.0 gpa. Wow. Hi Hs Fan, you were way off. No fireworks. Good try DJ.

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