Kahuku/Kamehameha game moved to Aloha Stadium

Kahuku's B.J. Beatty sacked Kamehameha QB George Kaai in a 2005 game. Photo by Richard Walker / Star-Bulletin

Friday’s scheduled football game between No. 6 Kamehameha and No. 2 Kahuku has been moved to Aloha Stadium, OIA executive director Ray Fujino said today.

Kahuku was originally scheduled to host the Warriors at Carleton E. Weimer Field.

“A few years ago we tried to play (at Kahuku after heavy rain), but it took a long time to drain,” Fujino said.

The junior varsity game will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity.

This will be the first meeting between the two schools since Kahuku defeated the Warriors 13-3 in August 2011.

Kamehameha is 6-2 all-time against Kahuku, including a 34-21 win in 2009 to win the state championship.

Kahuku’s other win in the series was a 16-0 shutout in 2005.

Tonight’s girls volleyball match between Farrington and Kahuku in Laie has been postponed.


  1. phILHarmonic September 12, 2018 1:36 pm

    Dang it!! Its all the ILH’s and Cal Lee’s fault.

    There, that’ll save “you know who” from needing to post on this thread.

    Chee!! Stay dry peeps!!

  2. John Smith September 12, 2018 1:54 pm

    So, why not have a varsity doubleheader at the Stadium?,. Campbell -vs- Mililani at 5:00pm and Kamehameha -vs- Kahuku at 7:30pm.

    JV Games; Kamehameha -vs- Hahuku at 4:00pm and Campbell -vs- Mililani at 6:30pm at Mililani.

  3. WHAT IF? September 12, 2018 1:57 pm

    The OIA Football Fields were not designed for large attendance including parking, security (safety), concessions stands (sanitation), and seating (comfort) not to mention the Field itself and lighting. And then during half-time, the visiting team has to rest in the rain. WHAT IF something unfortunate were to happen? Who is responsible? The State? Or we the taxpayer going to pay for it? Is it worth the few dollars going to the OIA school? Besides, the Stadium would probably bring in more money. Ray Fujino made the right decision.

  4. Notes September 12, 2018 2:38 pm

    Makes sense due to drainage issues but Kahuku loses out on concessions and ticket money for their school, not to mention a long bus ride to the stadium. I hope its televised.

  5. Coach C September 12, 2018 3:00 pm

    I thought Kahuku recruits went there for the best facilities, and top notch artifical turf? You mean they come all the way from Samoa and Utah for nothing? Wait, there’s no way a run down public weed filled field attracts recruits. Damn, it must all be heart and pride.

  6. Jeff Next Door September 12, 2018 3:14 pm

    John Smith Not practical, as fans would have to make the drive twice if they want to see both of their teams play. We go to watch my nephew on JV but usually stay for Varsity.

  7. TARHEELS September 12, 2018 3:17 pm

    Notes they only lose on concessions stands the OIA collects tickets

    @John Smith why penalize Mililani on giving up their home game that’s not fair to them

  8. Jeff Next Door September 12, 2018 3:59 pm

    Coach C our track doubles as a pool on rainy days, definitely top notch

  9. Nala September 12, 2018 5:37 pm


  10. Awrite!! September 12, 2018 5:37 pm

    Let me guess. Micheal Goshima (STL alum and referee) comes with the stadium too?

  11. Real Talk on HawaiiPrepWorld September 12, 2018 5:52 pm

    whether @ Kahuku or Aloha Stadium… no matter

    the Red Raiders by 2 TD’s over the Warriors

  12. anywaaaays!! September 12, 2018 6:38 pm

    OF COURSE they would move it to the stadium. Once punahou lost to us in Big Red Country, there’s no way in hell that the ILH Agenda will let another ILH team play in our house. Next thing you know, you’ll have Kahuku vs Kam with Kam graduates as referees and Kam teachers as the clock managers. That’s the ILH way though. if you can’t win, CHEAT! if you can’t win, RECRUIT! RRFL!

  13. Awrite!! September 12, 2018 6:46 pm

    @anywwwwaaays!! – still waiting…

    What building on Kahuku campus always gets flooded when it rains hard?

    I guess you wouldnt know because you never did attend Kahuku. You making your alma mater Punahou look stupid by posing as a Kahuku alum.

  14. Coach C September 12, 2018 7:24 pm

    No matter. The ILH vs. OIA games don’t count. Hey Ray Fujino, you guys got McKinley and Kaiser new astro turf fields, why not spread the wealth out to little Kahuku plantation town. Also build a mall so the worldwide recruits got a place to cruise.

  15. Northshore Hooligan September 12, 2018 7:31 pm

    What if? ….. there is no school private or public with the room and parking for Kahuku fans.
    Just say they are scared to play in the mud.
    Aloha stadium makes out in $8 parking and $4 dollar water. SMH

  16. Coach C September 12, 2018 7:31 pm

    Oh oh, Mililani in 2 weeks. They going to want to play at Mililani. Get the squgees and mop out. Lol. What’s wrong with ground and pound muddy football.

  17. Coach C September 12, 2018 7:38 pm

    Yeah,what af, the stadium get top rate security for watch your car,right. They only looking for tailgaters to hassle but the when the game start, they go in the tunnel eat musubi.

  18. anywaaaays!! September 12, 2018 8:09 pm

    Awrite!!!/Education First, just stop already. You’re starting to sound unhinged. RRFL!

  19. Awrite!! September 12, 2018 8:13 pm


    Can someone tell me why STL (last week) was able to do their Clap drill/chanting during warm ups, while on the field AND while facing Kahuku players????!!?!?!?

    That is a form of intimidation, similar to the Kahuku Haka that got banned 2 yrs ago.


  20. anywaaaays!! September 12, 2018 9:05 pm

    Everyone knows the answer to that. The only people who don’t see this are the ILH Agenda and people like dafun who back them up. RRFL!

  21. ??? September 12, 2018 9:50 pm

    ALL referees should NOT be able to call a game in which they are an alumni !! “Too Easy”

  22. Jimmy H September 12, 2018 9:52 pm

    Stop with this ILH agenda nonsense. Stop making excuses, because a neutral field is best anyway.

    Kahuku’s field is horrible!!!! The worst in the state. I remember hearing there were NFL alumni that wanted to donate and redo it, but the Kahuku admin turned it down? Kahuku needs to rethink redoing their stadium. The kids deserve it.

  23. To da house September 12, 2018 11:25 pm

    If McKinley can get a nice turf field that can’t even host a night game (I believe there still isn’t any bleachers too), then why shouldn’t Kahuku get one? Maybe it could be justified if Waialua can use it for home games too.

  24. to good times September 13, 2018 12:53 am

    19 Awrite!!
    Maybe because when St. Louis did their clap drill/chanting they neva stick tongue. Lol.

  25. to good times September 13, 2018 1:01 am

    Maybe those in power no like give Kahuku a new astro turf field because they think some of the RRFL in this thread not going help water or cut the grass. OMG. I’m becoming like them. Apologies. I take it back.

  26. How You Doing September 13, 2018 5:43 am

    Came Here To Read The Comments..🍿🍿

  27. Ilh September 13, 2018 6:35 am

    Awrite, St. Louis clapping drill was not done near the Kahuku players, Kahuku’s haka was in mid field and during the coin toss, now that is the difference, and the clapping drill is not the same as the haka, and stop crying about the officials, just take your losses as they come.

  28. Northshore September 13, 2018 6:42 am

    It was the right thing to do and after all the rain, the decision to play else where would be beneficial to both teams. Kahuku will lose out on the concession and gate receipts. Hopefully the OIA will pay for the bus and not come out of Kahuku’s budget. As for having an astro-turf football field, it will never happen even if other schools are having them installed. Kahuku’s field is considered to be in a flood zone and it’s impractical to install a $million asto-turf. The only way that Kahuku would be able to have an astro-turf field and new bleachers is to convert the upper baseball field. If the state is able to spend $millions to build Farrington’s field, my question is, why can’t they build one on the upper field for Kahuku? Politics…Kahuku’s state senator and representative aren’t pushing hard enough. The people of Kahuku must lobby for a new field. Your voices must be heard.

  29. Real Talk on HawaiiPrepWorld September 13, 2018 7:41 am

    it makes you wonder though, if Kahuku was playing Waianae or Farrington, would they have still moved the game to Aloha Stadium? in my opinion, i think not. i think they still would’ve had em play in the rain/mud @ Kahuku. and another thing, to make this all fair, they need to make parking at the stadium FREE for the game. because that’s what the fans would’ve gotten had the game stayed @ Kahuku.

  30. Broken Spoke September 13, 2018 8:03 am

    NS, TooMeke and Others is it possible to back fill Kahuku’s entire football field (raise it by 10 feet or so) install drainage and then add the field turf and bleachers? It’s probably very expensive but the DOE and the SOH have skimped on Kahuku Elem-HS for decades. Would be worthwhile and the Kahuku players and their faithful would utilize the facilities more than any other program in the State.

  31. Notes September 13, 2018 8:16 am

    Kahuku can no longer do their Haka anywhere on the field at anytime. Thats why they do it in the locker room or after the game is done. Sounds like another rule made just for Kahuku.

  32. Coach C September 13, 2018 9:22 am

    Kahuku is the most remote home field on Oahu. The plan is to eventually take that away. Let’s see, Mr. Malosi, 68, drives from Laie and parks in front of Kahuku sub station. Free and 5 minutes. He takes his dinner his wife packed. He talks story with Uncle Tommy and Siuaki. Good times. After the win, he drives home. Tommorow he drives to a Friday game. Oh oh, Waikane stream flooded. ??? 2 hrs to stadium. $8 to park. $4 for water and $12 for food. Then 1 .5 hr.home. To be fair, next year St.Louis plays at Kahuku,Kamehameha plays at Kahuk u and vs Punahou @ Aloha. Otay.

  33. to good times September 13, 2018 11:15 am

    32 Coach C
    I think your your home and away games among your mentioned teams for next year would be really fair.
    Cost for entertainment at the stadium IS really expensive. Just like going to a movie.
    One thing though. Do you think most players on any team would prefer playing on their own field if they had one? Or, under the really bright lights and electric atmosphere of Aloha Stadium? Fans are fans and sometimes as fans we may overlook what the players would want. Just my humble opinion.

  34. HBoy September 13, 2018 11:22 am

    Home field is home field. The advantages are numerous including family and friends in a more intimate setting, the history and mana of playing at the same field your family and friends played on, raising funds for your schools athletic teams, short drive to and from the game, earlier bedtime for early practice the next day, and most important because it is their “home field/turf” that they want to defend and play with a little more pride and effort. Life isn’t fair and we don’t talk about equality because it will never be so. What we need to do is allow the home teams a chance to gain a profit if it is moved because the Red Raider nation spends money to feed their families and when it is moved our teams lose out on several thousand dollars that help them immensely. To some schools (Im not saying which ones) it isn’t a big thing but for a school that has multiple sports going into playoffs, we are constantly raising funds for bus transportation and other needs for the teams and the concessions help alleviate some of the costs. In the end, it is still better to play than to not so I will support my team from my comfortable couch and hope that things will continue to improve. GO BIG RED!

  35. to good times September 13, 2018 11:33 am

    31 Notes
    To do the haka in the middle of the field may be too much in the eyes of some. But, I wonder why it’s not allowed to be done on their own sideline? Doing the haka in the locker room or at the end of the game just doesn’t cut it.

  36. to good times September 13, 2018 11:38 am

    34 HBoy
    Good points. I completely understand cost concerns.

  37. TheTRUTH September 13, 2018 12:08 pm

    I find it so intriguing how those outside of Kahuku, especially the ILH love to brag how their facilities, amenities, and teams are much greater than the OIA…….. DUH! can’t believe this argument still continues today ….cʻmon all of you so called ILH Geniuses! You should know the answer ….. it is amazing what MONEY can buy…… it is why ILH refs can officiate ILH vs OIA games, it is why ILH can call the shots …….. and you wonder why ……. FEAR, SHAME, Frustration that the peasant schools of the OIA are not as easy a push over win as once thought. SHAME on the ILH FOR THEIR ARROGANCE … again Money. Shame on the OIA, THE DOE, what a sad story that the field floods ……. that is a Buch or horse C__P, if that was the case can someone from the DOE explain how a new building is being built in the corner of the Kahuku field, no raised foundation, no nothing. TO those who like to poke and jab and make fun of recruiting ….the joke is on you Mililani has been doing this for years with their other sports like soccer and Baseball and then Football caught up. Kahuku don’t recruit, kids RETURN because they want to come home ……. nuff already ……. ILH, OIA, DOE shame on all of you

  38. zmo September 13, 2018 1:03 pm

    yeah nuff already go back to work and let these kids play.

  39. anywaaaays!! September 13, 2018 4:23 pm

    Most of the people in the legislature are ILH grads. You think it’s a coincidence that Kahuku can’t get funding for a new field? They think that by keeping us on crappy conditions, it’ll weaken us and make us lose. They don’t know that when you grow up hated like us, all the punches they throw at us only makes us stronger. Rig the game, stack the refs with Saint Lulu grads, call penalties on us for no reason, we still rise. RRFL!

  40. to good times September 13, 2018 8:34 pm

    Maybe getting a new football field for Kahuku High is not on the priority list of YOUR district representatives who are in the state legislature. And why not? Try ask ’em.

  41. OIA September 13, 2018 8:58 pm

    KAHUKU DONT RECRUIT?? Hahaha that’s the joke of the season!! I remember reading kids from Utah, New Zealand and Samoa leavening their high school to play football for kahuku only to leave after football season and return to their high school to graduate. STOP IT!! We all know what schools recruit some more the others and this been happening for more then 30 YEARS!! That’s why new rules are being implemented every now and then to stop this but people find loop holes and take advantage of it then new rules are thought up. ILH been recruiting longer then OIA and they have the money for the facilities so they will always have the upper advantage. Teams will play and there will only be one winner. Let the schools play with team/player rules enforced!

  42. Coach H. September 14, 2018 7:39 am

    Anywaaaays why don’t you just stick with your lame “TooMeke” moniker? You’re such a putz everyone knows you’re an ILH hater (eg. always attacking St. Lulu, Iolani sucks, Punahou and Kam are rich, etc.) and your retarded bbwwaahhaahhaahhaa. It doesn’t take a linguist to sniff you out dumbA$$. BTW all of the refs are predominantly from the OIA genius.

  43. BangkokJoe September 14, 2018 6:48 pm

    The changes this year issue in a new era in high school football. All major games between Top 10 teams should be played in the most favorable, neutral conditions, and that is Aloha Stadium. The concessions there though, are highly OVER PRICED. Allow participating schools to set up concessions in the parking lot if need be, and the cost of stadium overhead absorbed by ticket sales.

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