Kaiser forfeits season opener to Aiea

Kaiser coach Cameron Higgins had hist first win erased after he reported using an ineligible player in the season opener. HSA photo by Bruce Asato
Kaiser coach Cameron Higgins had hist first win erased after he reported using an ineligible player in the season opener. HSA photo by Bruce Asato

It’s probably a good thing Kaiser’s Cameron Higgins didn’t make a big deal out of his first win as a head coach.

It has been taken away from him.

Kaiser forfeited its season-opening win when an underclassman who was later found to be on academic probation entered the Cougars’ 52-7 blowout of Aiea with about 3 minutes left in the game.


No worries, the Cougars got a legitimate win two weeks later with another blowout.


The forfeiture in no way puts the playoffs in jeopardy for Kaiser, but it does mean a tougher road than expected. Kaiser is now 1-2, tied with Castle and dates with the Knights and winless McKinley still to be played.

UPDATE 9/8: After consulting with the league and the NFHS, individual statistics from the game will still count for the season.

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