Kapolei to take first mainland football trip

Kapolei's Junior Tuia made a tackle during a playoff win over Aiea last season. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Coach Darren Hernandez is bringing his Kapolei Hurricanes to the mainland for a football game for the first time this fall.

The Hurricanes will be going to Downey, Calif., to play against the Downey High Vikings on Aug. 31.

The trip will also include stops at Universal Studios and Six Flags Magic Mountain as well as campus tours of USC and UCLA.

In addition, the Kapolei squad will attend the Cincinnati vs. UCLA football game.

“We’ve been working on (putting the game together) for months,” Hernandez texted to Hawaii Prep World.

The Vikings went 11-3 a year ago and finished with a MaxPreps national rank of No. 489.

Kapolei, which began its football program for the 2002 season under Hernandez, finished its 2017 season with a 5-5 record, including a 41-0 victory over Aiea in the first round of the OIA playoffs and a 35-7 loss to Kahuku in the league quarterfinals.

Here is a schedule of games involving Hawaii teams against mainland teams this fall:

Friday, Aug. 31
>> Clackamas (Clackamas, Ore.) at ‘Iolani
>> Damien at Mt. Spokane (Mead, Wash.)
>> Mililani at St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)
>> Campbell at O’Connor (Phoenix)
>> Kapolei at Downey (Downey, Calif.)

Friday, Sept. 7
>> Kaimuki at Sierra Vista (Las Vegas)

Saturday, Sept. 8
>> Farrington vs. Carson (Carson, Calif.), at Liberty High School


  1. “UNITY=STRENGTH” April 16, 2018 12:56 pm

    Kapolei has a gift in white plains they should be using it.:)

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