Kahuku, Kamehameha, Kapolei to play mainland teams

Kamehameha, which is 3-0 against mainland competition this decade, beat Carson (Calif.) in a home game in 2017. The Warriors will host Narbonne (Calif.) this season. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Three more Hawaii vs. non-Hawaii football games are on this fall’s master high school schedule, bringing the total to 13.

Kahuku will visit Timpview of Provo, Utah, for a Sept. 6 game.

It will be the Red Raiders’ fourth mainland trip this decade. They lost at East High (Salt Lake City) 38-15 in 2013, at Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) 35-7 in 2016, and against Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas 17-0 in 2017.


Both Kamehameha and Kapolei have scheduled home games against mainland opponents on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.

The Warriors play Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.), and the Hurricanes meet Downey (Downey, Calif.) in the return match of a game won by Kapolei 23-14 in California last year.

A year ago, the Gauchos of Narbonne visited Aloha Stadium and lost to eventual Hawaii state Open Division champion Saint Louis 47-7.

“This is an opportunity for us to play a top-tier team in the country,” Kamehameha coach Abu Maafala said about the home game against Narbonne. “It’ll be great measuring stick for where we are. It will also show our players to compete and battle against the best.”

The Warriors are 3-0 this decade in games against mainland squads. They defeated Carson 17-6 in Carson, Calif., last year. In 2017, Kamehameha topped Carson at home 33-10, and in 2014, the Warriors visited Del Oro (Loomis, Calif.) and won 25-17.


Maafala also talked about another home game this fall — vs. Campbell on Oct. 12 at Kunuiakea Stadium. Two home games are a rarity for Kamehameha, which plays many of its games at Aloha Stadium.

“Any time we get to play in our stadium and engage our fan base and almuni, it’s always a good game,” he said.

The Sabers beat the Warriors in a close game 26-22 in Ewa Beach last year.

Kapolei’s victory over Downey a year ago was the Hurricanes’ first contest against a mainland team.


There are 12 Hawaii vs. mainland games in all this fall and one Hawaii vs. Japan contest. They are listed below.

HAWAII TEAMS VS. NON-HAWAII TEAMS, 2019

Subject to change
FRIDAY, AUG. 16
>> Edison (Huntington Beach, Calif.) vs. Baldwin, at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUG. 23
>> Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) at Konawaena, 7 p.m.
>> Orange Glen (Escondido, Calif.) vs. Waimea, at Hanapepe Stadium, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUG. 17
>> Kwansei-Gakuin (Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan) at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUG. 30
>> Punahou vs. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.), at Moorpark High (Moorpark, Calif.) field, 4 p.m. Hawaii time
>> Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.) at Kamehameha, 7 p.m.
>> Downey (Downey, Calif.) at Kapolei, 7 p.m.
Aloha Football Classic
>> Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) vs. Saint Louis, at Aloha Stadium, 7 p.m.
>> Liberty (Henderson, Nev.) at Mililani, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUG. 31
>> St. Thomas More Collegiate (Burnaby, B.C.) vs. Damien, at Skippa Diaz Stadium, 6 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 5
>> O’Connor (Phoenix) at Campbell, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 6
>> Kahuku at Timpview (Provo, Utah), 3 p.m. Hawaii time
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
>> St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) at Mililani, time TBA

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