High school football never gets old in Hawaii.
So, what’s the latest? Three schools are in the process of hiring head coaches: Kamehameha, Kamehameha-Maui and Kalani. Two new head coaches have been hired in this offseason — Lon Passos at Radford and Savaii Eselu at Moanalua.
There might be two high-high-high profile assistant coaches. June Jones is in as offensive coordinator at Kapolei. Colt Brennan is waiting for the paperwork to clear before he can become quarterbacks coach at Moanalua.
Well, spring drills are almost here, and, to help tide you over until the season starts in August, Hawaii Prep World has learned about the preseason schedule involvinh ILH teams.
The highlight, of course, is state Division I runner-up, Saint Louis, going against the D-I champion from two seasons ago, Mililani, on Saturday, Aug. 6.
One OIA nonleague game — state D-I champion Kahuku at two-time national champion Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas on Sept. 17 — could turn out to be a blockbuster.
If any OIA football coaches want to send us their preseason schedule, please email Nick Abramo at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be gathering a list of OIA preseason games in the near future.
Below is a list of preseason games involving ILH teams. Please note that all games, times and sites (if listed) are subject to change and that it is not a complete list as of yet.
Friday, Aug. 5
>> Damien at Moanalua, 6 or 7:30 p.m. (depending on if Moanalua JV team schedules a game)
>> Punahou at Leilehua
Saturday, Aug. 6
>> McKinley vs. Pac-Five, 4 p.m., at Radford
>> ‘Iolani at Radford, 7 p.m.
>> Saint Louis at Mililani
Friday, Aug. 12
>> Pac-Five at Kamehameha-Maui
>> Damien vs. Maui, at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13
>> Saint Francis vs. Kauai, at Vidinha Stadium
>> Punahou at Hilo
Saturday, Aug. 20
>> Konawaena vs. St. Francis, at Oahu site TBD
>> Kealakehe vs. Damien, at T.C. Ching Field, 4 p.m.
>> Waimea at ‘Iolani, 2 p.m.
>> Hilo at Kamehameha
Saturday, Aug. 27
>> St. Bernard (Los Angeles) vs. St. Francis, at Oahu site TBD
>> La Jolla Country Day School (San Diego) at ‘Iolani, 2 p.m. — Father Bray Classic
>> Kamehameha vs. Baldwin, at War Memorial Stadium