Hilo scores 104 points against Waiakea to tie ancient record

Hilo's Kyan Miyasato set the BIIF record for TD passes in a season this year. Star-Advertiser file photo.

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.


  1. KalihiFB September 7, 2019 9:17 pm

    The sad thing is that Waiakea lost very badly all of their Big Island D1 opponents. I mean badly. Now they have to play those same opponents again. Not sure if they should be in D1 at this time and perhaps go to D2 right away.

  2. Wainakea September 7, 2019 9:26 pm


    In the BIIF coaching is everything and this same Hilo team was 0-10 for the season in 2011. Before Hilo, Kealakehe was doing this to everyone, and in the 80s Konawaena won 11 straight championships. This season might be tough, but in terms of enrollment Waiakea is top 3 on the island and other DII schools which just came up from 8-man would feel just as unfair. It’s been a season of blowouts in the BIIF.

    Or we could go full 1960s and have Hilo use their JV team in the BIIF and the varsity in the MIL, but that would never work these days.

  3. HBoy September 7, 2019 9:33 pm

    That’s sad that a team would run it up like that. Kahuku used to get harassed for running up the score scoring in the 50s or 60s but putting up 100 pts is rough on the psyche of young student athletes.

  4. Austin Chang September 7, 2019 9:43 pm

    I find it pretty disrespectful to run up the score. Even Kahuku can score over 60 points.

  5. notes September 7, 2019 9:44 pm

    funny how that works, yeah? we were always born hated out in kahuku. They tried everything they could to hold us down, even throw double standards for behavior on us keeping us out of states when we were designated as enemies of the state by them

  6. Wainakea September 7, 2019 9:48 pm


    Hilo was using it’s 2nd string (they don’t have a 3rd string), and the coach was asking the refs to use the running clock from the second quarter as they were up 41-0, but the refs declined because the rules say running clock starts at the half. Waiakea had 5 turnovers, and Hilo kept running the ball with its backups but Waiakea couldn’t stop that either. As Hilo coach, you can’t just tell your back ups to “not try your best”.

    I don’t know what’s going on at Waiakea. True they haven’t won the BIIF since 2001 but all-time they are pretty even with Hilo (33-38-3) and have never done this bad against them. Maybe missing key players, but this isn’t just some team “running up the score.”

  7. Wainakea September 7, 2019 10:39 pm

    ”Waiakea athletic director Tommy Correa said he couldn’t blame Hilo for letting the score get out of hand considering all of the Warriors’ giveaways.

    “Waiakea wants to make sure fans know that Hilo did not try to run up the score in any way, shape or form,” Correa said in an text to the Tribune-Herald.”

    ”Vikings coach Kaeo Drummondo didn’t take the score as lightly.

    “I don’t feel good about (it),” he said. “It’s unfortunate, honestly, I feel for those guys, I really do.

    “Our intention is never to run up the score, but I can’t tell our players to stop playing because they are going to get injured.””

    per Hawaii Tribune-Herald https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2019/09/07/sports/biif-football-hilo-hangs-104-on-waiakea-in-record-setting-rout/

  8. ELYSIA TAYLOR September 7, 2019 10:45 pm

    Please unsubscribe me.

  9. Football Critique September 7, 2019 11:35 pm

    Definitely not a record to be proud of. In fact, I wouldn’t want my name associated with that record.

    I’m sure a better job could have been done to not let the score get so ridiculous.

  10. Unsportsmanlike Conduct September 8, 2019 12:27 am

    Its a tough situation for both teams when a mis-match like this occurs but players’ safety and the integrity of the sport might’ve actually justified calling the game at half or applying the mercy rule once the score reached 35-0.

  11. What? September 8, 2019 1:20 am

    No mercy rule?

  12. The Rim September 8, 2019 3:41 am

    Waiakea competes at a high level on all sports in the BIIF, this is a big school with one of the bigger enrollments on the big Island. This game was about being unprepared and lacking the basic fundamentals of football. Hilo did nothing to run up the score, Waiakea gave them 50 on turnovers inside their five alone against the third string. If you weren’t there to see for yourself, the last thing anyone should do is blame Hilo.

  13. The Rim September 8, 2019 6:44 am

    I read all the comments on social media bashing the coach and saying all kinds of horrible things and I can’t believe the ignorance of looking at a score and jumping into conclusions. I watched the entire game from warm ups to the post-game handshakes. Those who watched the game knew Hilo felt bad and tried there best just short of not touching the ball in the end zone after multiple turnovers, I mean it was as bad as I’ve ever seen a High School Football team play and execute, that should question coaching and preparation. At one point I thought Waiakea was purposely trying to help Hilo run up the score and I’m being serious. So please get the facts straight before criticizing the Hilo Coach.

  14. The Truth Shall Set You Free September 8, 2019 9:00 am

    If you didn’t watch the game and/or read first hand accounts by both team’s coaches on how Hilo tried NOT to run up the score, you should STHU. The ignorance of some on this board is truly astounding.

    Seems like more blame should be placed on Waiakea’s coaching staff for doing such a poor job of preparing they’re young men to play the game of FB.

  15. BIIF’r #1 September 8, 2019 9:45 am

    In the League, we agree to the same belief: let the players play…the coaches coach…and officials officiate” Plain and simple.

  16. Keep the game respectable September 8, 2019 1:17 pm

    St Louis surely has the capabilities to run up the score like that… but they have something in them that they don’t… and I won’t say what that is. You might be able to figure that one out yourself.

  17. Hau’ulaBoy September 9, 2019 3:04 am

    Yeah but St Louis has a huge roster. They probably have almost a full 3rd string. I mean 22 wideouts alone. 1st, 2nd, 3rd string QB’s. Two deep at every position. So it’s much easier not to run up. What do you guys think they should have done? Take a knee every time? Now that’s disrespecting your opponent.

  18. Hau’ulaBoy September 9, 2019 3:15 am

    You honor your opponent by playing hard. Playing good tough, clean football. Not pounding your chest after every play. Help up the guy you just cleaned his clock. Not by saying these guys don’t deserve to be on the same field. But by saying good job for standing tough with us.

  19. The Rim September 9, 2019 4:59 am

    @Hau’ulaBoy- well said, taking a Knee from the the beginning of the second qtr is disrespectful, not to mention you give the ball back to Waiakea for them to fumble in the end zone? I was there, the score was mostly due to Waiakea’s lack of preparation and lack of fundamentals which is a coaching issue not the fault of Hilo. Ignorance can be overlooked, stupidity after knowing the facts is blaming Hilo like some are doing here.

  20. BIIF’r #1 September 9, 2019 6:48 am

    @Halaulaboy and Rim…definitely well said.

  21. HLI September 9, 2019 10:34 am

    It truly is on the head coach to determine what values they are teaching their players. Mercy and sportsmanship werent any of them on this night. There is no way to defend this type of score, absolutely no way.

    It is my opinion that not enough was done to avoid this from happening. If you are a good coach, you know there are other strategies that could have been utilized to slow down your team without disrespecting the opponent. On that point, some have said that it would be more disrespectful to take a knee. Why do that? Maybe have your slowest lineman be running back and have him run the ball. Put all the back ups in at line and have them block. There are options. At some point in the game, it should have been evident that strategies to keep the score from being run up should have been put into play much earlier. 83-0 at the half, cmon. No tell me this couldnt be avoided. Just not savvy enough coaches.

    At the end of the day, it truly is what you decide to teach your players regardless what your opponents may think. Taking a knee or other strategies may have your opponent feeling disrespected(I cannot control that) but teaching MY players the value of mercy, respect and sportsmanship are much more important.

    Coach Kaeo is a good guy and I am sure he was doing what he thought best so lets just chalk this up as a learning experience and move forward……….and not run up the score the next time they meet.


  22. HLI September 9, 2019 11:48 am

    BIIF’r #1 September 8, 2019 9:45 am
    In the League, we agree to the same belief: let the players play…the coaches coach…and officials officiate” Plain and simple.

    Are you talking about the AYSO League??

    In that case, the second group failed small kine, on both sides of the field.

  23. Whatsamattau September 9, 2019 12:06 pm

    After the score was say maybe 56-0, Hilo could of put in their 3rd string punter and punt on 1st down every Off. Series until the end…

  24. Hau’ulaBoy September 9, 2019 3:00 pm

    Yeah, but when you’re 300 pound lineman blowout his knee. Or you’re punter gets blasted and breaks his leg. When these athletes do things they are not accustomed to. That’s when injuries happen. That’s why they practice. Muscle memory. You do it over and over so you’re body gets used to it.Duh. Practice? We talking about practice! ?Practice, we talking about practice…

  25. HLI September 9, 2019 3:15 pm

    Mean. The point was, not enough was done to avoid the score.
    Like I really going let my 300lb lineman run the ball.

    You really are from Hau’ula.

    Youve been super busy on here. You say all the buzzwords but I suspect you really dont know football all that well. Which is why you defending a 104-0 score.

    In all the years Ive followed HS football, I dont think I have seen the RR’s run up the score on teams that they obviously could have. How come??

  26. The Rim September 9, 2019 4:40 pm

    HLI-go watch the film and then comment on how you would take a knee when Waiakea is the one turning over the ball in the end zone. You assume Hilo was running up the score when that’s the not true at all. Easy to talk but you sounding dumb commenting on a game you didn’t watch! That’s why you don’t hear the Waiakea parents and coaches and administrators complaining, they saw what we saw.

  27. Hau’ulaBoy September 9, 2019 8:10 pm

    Hau’ula and proud. I know you meant it as a insult, but no worries. I can take it. Not everyone can be proud of where they from. 96717 baby… Oh, and to the rest of your comment. You brought up putting your slowest lineman at RB. Haha. Too funny. Didn’t mean to ruffle your feathers. Peace out bro.

  28. Hau’ulaBoy September 9, 2019 8:16 pm

    Oh, and you been just as busy as me on these comment threads. Only difference is I try to keep it a little more positive and fun. Have a nice day! And try smile.

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