Kapolei coach Darren Hernandez has built quite a coaching tree over the years.
But one danger of having so many assistants running teams in the same league is having the fruit from the many branches fall and bop you on the head.
Hernandez will have his rematch with former offensive coordinator Jason Cauley on Saturday, a week before he hooks up with Amosa Amosa of Campbell.
Hernandez still has bragging rights over Cauley, his Hurricanes beat Na Menehune 30-13 last year for Kapolei’s first win of the season after three losses. But that was before Cauley’s explosive offense clicked like it is now.
Nobody has held Moanalua under 35 points through four games this season, but Na Menehune might be breaking in a new quarterback after an injury to the starter.
But the Hurricanes may have grasped its system as much as Na Menehune have. Kapolei scored 21 points in a loss to Mililani last week but broke two school records in the process after settling on Taulia Tagovailoa as quarterback.
Kapolei holds a 3-1 edge in the series, its only loss to Moanalua coming in 2011 when Dillon Turk threw for 196 yards.
It is a new day for Moanalua, but one thing has not changed: Hernandez knows how to stop the big Blue. Moanalua has never had a rusher gain more than 42 yards against a Hernandez-coached team and Michael Feliciano, one of the top running backs this year, only gained 27 yards against the Hurricanes last year.
Turk is the only Moanalua quarterback to throw for more than 150 yards against Hernandez.