Hernandez in another Civil War

Kapolei's Darren Hernandez will see a familiar face across the field on Saturday. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser
Kapolei’s Darren Hernandez will see a familiar face across the field on Saturday. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser

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.


  1. "UNITY=STRENGHT" September 4, 2015 4:17 pm

    ” DbZ’s” “play makers” “interceptions” “Fumbles” “good reads” “hard hitting” “Defense”… “Offense” “Scoring first” “Good play calling” “No dropped balls” “Know the snap” “Run like hell”… “WHO WANTS IT MORE”!!!

  2. 88 September 4, 2015 6:59 pm

    Kapolei needs some better play calling. Last week against Mililani the OC either brain farted or wanted to pad his QB’s stats. 4 straight pass play called inside the 10 yard line. I think they could of either tied the game or taken the lead. Instead they come away with nothing and Mililani goes 80+ yards the other way for a TD. I know , I know, should of could of would of…..

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