High school football will be back in 11 days.
It just won’t include public schools. The Interscholastic League of Honolulu released its schedule on Monday afternoon with six playing dates at Aloha Stadium.
Spectators will not be permitted.
The slate begins on Friday, Aug. 27 with Damien at ‘Iolani in a 3:15 p.m. matchup at Eddie Hamada Field. Also on that day, Pac-Five will meet Saint Louis II at 5 p.m., and Kamehameha will face Punahou at 7:30 p.m. in a doubleheader at Aloha Stadium.
This is believed to be the first time the ILH will field ‘B’ squads in football competition.
Kamehameha will also field a ‘B’ team.
Saint Louis’ ‘A’ team plays at Bishop Gorman (Nev.) this Friday, then does not play another game until Sept. 3 against Punahou at Aloha Stadium.
The ILH regular-season schedule concludes on Oct. 8. The weekend of Oct. 15-16 is slotted as a semifinal round, with a league championship game on Oct. 23.
The state’s other four leagues are all in postponement status until Sept. 27. The COVID-19 vaccination deadline is Sept. 24 for public high school student-athletes. The alternative for those who choose a religious or medical exemption is to be tested twice per week.
Updated regular-season schedules for the OIA, KIF, MIL and BIIF have not been released yet, though the HHSAA has set dates for fall sports state tournaments. The football state tournament is scheduled to conclude in early January.
ILH varsity football schedule
Friday, Aug. 27
Damien at ‘Iolani, 3:15 p.m.
Pac-Five vs. Saint Louis II, Aloha Stadium, 5 p.m.
Kamehameha vs. Punahou, Aloha Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 3
Pac-Five at ‘Iolani, 3:15 p.m.
Damien vs. Kamehameha II, Aloha Stadium, 5 p.m.
Saint Louis vs. Punahou, Aloha Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 10
‘Iolani vs. Kamehameha II, Aloha Stadium, 5 p.m.
Saint Louis vs. Kamehameha, Aloha Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 11
Damien vs. Pac-Five, Saint Louis field, 10 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 17
Damien vs. Saint Louis II, Aloha Stadium, 5 p.m.
‘Iolani vs. Pac-Five, Aloha Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 18
Kamehameha at Punahou, 3 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 24
Damien at ‘Iolani, 3:15 p.m.
Kamehameha II vs. Pac-Five, Aloha Stadium, 5 p.m.
Kamehameha vs. Saint Louis, Aloha Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 1
Saint Louis II at ‘Iolani, 3:15 p.m.
Pac-FIve vs. Damien, Aloha Stadium, 5 p.m.
Punahou vs. Saint Louis, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 8
Kamehameha II at Saint Louis II, 3:15 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 15
Kamehameha II at Saint Louis II, 4 p.m.
Open Division semifinal
No. 2 vs. No. 3, site TBD
Division I final
No. 1 vs. No. 2, site TBD
Saturday, Oct. 23
No. 2-No. 3 winner vs. No. 1, site TBD
Guess the ILH-OIA alliance is off this season…
Looks like the OIA is going 0-2 for in seasons last year and this year against the ILH.
Dear OIA parents. Stay woke… we closed for so much less last year. You have a pipe dream thinking there will be football this year. After your kids are vaccinated they will say it’s still not safe we need to “postpone” you can still get infected after vaccinating. Then, those that don’t vaccinate have to test. Well, if they test positive what happens? Do we have to cancel the game because ans infected person may have coughed on a Jersey of a vaccinated kid? Too dangerous.
does anyone know if these games are being broadcasted?
50/50 if Ige even allows a season to go this year!! ILH or OIA. Really sucks for these kids
Nuff already. There is a very simple solution to this situation. Lets get back to precovid days already. If you choose not to be vaccinated that is your choice as a vaccine is available to you and so easy to obtain. If you put yourself at risk because you choose not to get vaccinated then you suffer the consequences if you do get infected; possibly get hospitalized for weeks, put on a ventilator and accrue huge medical bills or possibly die. Just like everything in life, CHOiCES: eg. the shingles vaccine; the shingles vaccine is out there for everyone but if you choose not to receive it and get shingles, good luck with that because you had every opportunity to avoid getting shingles. If you engage in sex without protection and suffer and ruin your entire future because you did not use protection, then that is on you(trust me I know that one).
Like one famous psychologist stated years ago, “life is full of choices, if you make bad choices bad things will eventually catch up with you, if you make good choices there is less chance of that happening.”
Got word that some high school games in Utah have been cancelled already.
What happens if a piece of metal falls on a player or coach at the “Rust Bucket?”
Just draw up a waver that all parties sign (players, coaches, parents, fans, staff) saying that they will take the risk involved in order to play and will not file a lawsuit or blame the DOE, State, or HSSTA in the even of infection/illness/death. Of course lawyers will find a way around and find some “pukas” with such a document.