The Hilo Vikings blanked Waiakea 104-0 at Wong Stadium on Saturday, tying a record nearly a century in the making.
The Vikings scored 83 points in the first half and took advantage of 11 turnovers by the Warriors. The scoreboard registered ‘4-0’ because it did not go to triple digits. The Vikings scored only three touchdowns in the second half.
Waiakea has been outscored 251-20 in its four games. Hilo quarterback Kyan Miyasato took a seat in the second quarter after three passing and one rushing touchdown. The Vikings had 13 players score their 15 touchdowns, with only running back Kilohana Hassenritter scoring more than once.
Hilo tied Kamehameha’s 104-point drubbing of the Honolulu Military Academy in 1923, a record that the Star-Bulletin predicted would “doubtless stand for some time unless H.M.A. insists on entering a team next year.”
The Cadets and their 15-player roster did not, and the record has held since. Honolulu Military folded after being outscored 300-0 in their final four games and finished their ILH campaign, which began in 1917, winless in 21 games.
It was the fourth time a Hawaii High School exceeded 90 points in a game, none of them by annual powerhouse Saint Louis. The Crusaders topped out at 89 in 1999 against Pac-Five.
Other high scoring games in Hawaii prep history are of recent vintage including Konawaena over Ka’u 91-8 in 2012 and Waianae over McKinley 90-0 in 2015.
Unlike Honolulu Military in 1923, Waiakea tried its level best.
Honolulu Military went through its final season just trying to score a point, and things looked promising against Kamehameha’s second and third strings. The Warriors intended to give their backups some work and led only 12-0 after the first quarter.
The margin increased to 52-0 going into the final 10-minute quarter when Kamehameha decided to reclaim its record. Entering 1923, the Warriors held the record of 63 points in a game against McKinley, but the Tigers put 75 on the Cadets in 1923 to break it. Punahou beat Honolulu Military 88-0 the following week and when the fourth quarter dawned Kamehameha began licking its chops.
The Warriors put their starters in and scored 52 points in 10 minutes for the 104. Fans implored their charges to break 100 in the final minute, and Kamehameha quarterback Jimmy Grieg gave them a wave to affirm it.
HMA punted for the ninth time — the Cadets tried a strategy in which it declined to receive kicks after Kamehameha scores, figuring a stop would give them a better chance at scoring than being pinned down — and Greig received the ball at his own 40. He dashed through the entire HMA coverage team but missed the extra point as time expired.
All told, Kamehameha scored 16 touchdowns and rolled up 510 yards to Honolulu Military’s 5 yards while not punting once. Kamehameha kicked off six times in the shutout and had 28 first downs to HMA’s none.
The Warriors won the turnover battle 4-1.