VIDEO: Milton infuses energy into Mililani

Mililani QB McKenzie Milton threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Hilo.
Mililani QB McKenzie Milton threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Hilo.

The look on head coach Rod York‘s face had much more meaning than the words he was saying.

It was after the Trojans’ 62-18 victory over Hilo on Friday night at Aloha Stadium, and he was speaking about the return of senior quarterback McKenzie Milton.

“He made some bad throws,” York said, before adding, “and he made some good throws.”

And right at the end of that sentence came the look, the deep look, the one that (if looks could talk) said, “Did you see those throws!? He’s back. This is a happy day. Woohoo.”

But, of course, York would never get giddy like that. He may not have even been thinking it. He is much more straight-forward and calculating. Let’s just say the look he gave was a signal that he knows his offense is back to humming mode. And humming mode could also be termed “needed mode,” meaning the Trojans in all likelihood need Milton to be on the field guiding the offense if Mililani is going to defend its state championship.

The competition will be much, much tougher than Hilo. Up next is Saint Louis and, since the Crusaders have the same type of passing offense as the Trojans, it is expected to be a shootout.

On paper (or on the computer-screen spreadsheet in these technologically improved and ‘green’ times), Mililani may get a slight edge on offense and Saint Louis may rate considerably stronger on defense.

But despite the many doubters, the Trojans have shown they can scrap on defense and that they don’t give up.

Milton came off the bench to throw three touchdown passes in his return from a serious shoulder injury. It took him six weeks to recover.

“I’m grateful and blessed to be back and to have such a speedy recovery,” Milton said.

Added York, “McKenzie came in and sparked the guys with some good throws and then they got even more inspired and we started making plays.”

Yes, another telling remark came in Hawaii Prep World’s postgame interview with York: “Let’s just say we missed him.”

Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi, a freshman QB brought up from the JV squad to start in his first varsity game, also fared well. He went 7-for-8 for 76 yards and two touchdowns.

“It was very nerve-wracking,” Kuboyama-Hayashi said after the game.

Fellow freshman Dillon Gabriel most likely had a similar feeling one week ago in the OIA championship game against Kahuku. It was his first start, having been brought up from the JV squad as well, and he suffered a broken collarbone.

Kuboyama-Hayashi talked about his two TD throws, one a screen that Makana Tauai took 43 yards into the end zone and the other a slant into the end zone to Bryson Ventura.

“On the screen, I was thinking about trying to draw the defense in as much as possible,” he said. And Kuboyama-Hayashi paid for it by taking a bruising hit from a Hilo defender.

“(The one to Ventura), I just knew I had to drill it in there,” he added.

Mililani showed off some other quarterback options late in the game, when Nicholas Culp and Fabian Johnson-Slay scored touchdowns out of the wildcat formation.

“It’s something we work on, but don’t use much,” York said.

Culp was loving it.

“It was fun,” he said. “I had a lot of adrenaline pumping. I knew I had to impress my coaches. They didn’t know what I could do. I knew what I could do because God gave me this ability.”

The Trojans (10-2) play the Crusaders (8-1) at Aloha Stadium at 7:30 next Friday. The winner moves on to play either Kahuku (11-0) or Waianae (9-3) in the state final the following Friday.

“We’ll have to play a perfect game,” York said.


  1. Realistic November 9, 2015 8:36 pm

    I don’t claim Northshore, Haleiwa Boy, or AOK. I do claim the following S/N” GOODSTORYAKAGOBIGRED

  2. Realistic November 9, 2015 8:44 pm

    @88 You are very welcome. BTW 88, here is the link for you to get your GED.

    I showed one of the instructors, Mr. Chang my math I posted the other week and I told him that you didn’t understand that 3rd grade math problem. He said he can spend extra time with you to get you up to speed. He said based on your intelligence and the posts you attempt to write (I showed him only 2 because he couldn’t stop laughing at how dumb you are) it will take him approximately 6-8 year for you to get your GED if you work really hard.

    I am working on getting school supplies such as pencils, folder paper, folders, a ruler, a scissors, a glue stick, white glue, markers, crayons, and some pens donated to you since you are unable to purchase them on your own.

    He also said he will help you improve your writing so you can blog better. He said your writing is very elementary and lacks detail and creativity. It also isn’t structured well and will use planning sheets to help you organize your low level thoughts.

    BTW, I am doing this because I think you still have a chance to make something of you life. I believe in you 88!

  3. 88 November 9, 2015 9:18 pm

    Is that what Mr. Chang tells you? Its very odd that a grown @$$ man still has a relationship with his 3rd grade math teacher. Dude, its not your fault.

  4. "UNITY=STRENGHT" November 9, 2015 9:26 pm

    Something to relax the nerves everyone ENJOY!!!:)

  5. GoBigRed November 10, 2015 3:32 am

    @Realistic. At least I KNOW who I am. Are you done being schizo? Multiple personalities and all? LOL. But I give you credit for the posts on cut vs chop blocking. Nice one.

    @AOK. In simple terms (especially for you) cut blocking is when you attempt to block with what is sometimes also referred to as a “layout” block…unless you’re just a weakling and dive straight for the knees. Chop blocking is when YOU and your bunk buddy go Hi-Low on someone at the same time while in the trenches. (Side note: easiest way to ‘cure’ chop blocking is for the blockee to just fall down with his knee on da neck of da low guy. Couple times and den pau. And don’t whimper about sportsmanship. Das what happens to idiot players who do it too many times)

    And how you gonna get so EASILY offended by a simple quote that I use??? Thin skin and all. Again…cry… LOL. And when you talk about “real winners” go look in da mirror and DOOOOOOONT EXPLAIN YO LYF!! (Get it? No really…do I have to spell it out for you when I say that?…in response to something you TRY to ascribe to someone else? Oops…I spelled it out). LOL.

    CHEEEEEHUUUUUU!!!! Too much fun with you babogums! (And Das all it is…fun n games…but you babies cry over words. Smh)

    ps. Notice how NO ONE from Kahuku is denying what I said about how we truly feel??? We just normally don’t talk about it due to ‘humility’ or whatever. But I’ve said my piece. I’ll leave it to da boys to destroy whomever they play on the field…which will happen.

  6. GoBigRed November 10, 2015 3:34 am

    @Realistic moderator can confirm that I am just me. Unlike you lol

  7. AOK November 10, 2015 7:46 am

    @GoLilRed Wait you da guy dat had to move mainland, yah? What happend? You no get da kine quality edumacation dat Kahuku had to offah? LOL What happend? What? Babogum job?? NO $$$$, YOU GET PROBLEMS = GOTTA MOVE DA MAINLAND!!!! LMFAO

  8. realistic November 10, 2015 8:27 am

    88 you are so dumb, WOW! I guess you don’t understand English either. Mr. Chang works for the School for adults at McKinley. I went there to get info for you to obtain your GED. I gave him a brief report on your writing and math skills.

    I am appalled that the school system failed you. You are unable to do math. And, based on this last post, have shown the world you are unable to comprehend simple English. Where in the post do I refer to Mr. Chang as my teacher?

    This is my quote, “I showed one of the instructors, Mr. Chang my math I posted the other week and I told him that you didn’t understand that 3rd grade math problem.”

    And from this you infer that Mr. Chang is my third grade teacher? WOW! Now the whole blogging community can see what the root is. I don’t blame you for your poor writing or misinterpreting things now. It’s clear. You cannot read and comprehend.

    Seriously man, I am going to stop. I am so sorry. It’s not cool to tease someone like you who doesn’t understand 3rd grade math and cannot read a simple sentence. I really do feel for you. You academic network didn’t do a good job and that isn’t your fault.

    Please, please, please, use the link I put above to sign up for the Adult School. It’s never too late to get smarter and it’s clear to everyone here that you really need it.

  9. realistic November 10, 2015 8:28 am

    @GoBigRed – @Realistic. At least I KNOW who I am. Are you done being schizo? Multiple personalities and all? LOL. But I give you credit for the posts on cut vs chop blocking. Nice one.

    Until there are real sign-ins, it’s assumed that there are about 3-4 people on this site, each using multiple sign-ins. IP address mean little. I can go down the street to Walmart and get a new IP address. We all know your alter-ego.

  10. 88 November 10, 2015 10:00 am

    Wow, its a like an episode of “Law and Order; Special Victims Unit” when the victim keeps going back to the abuser and defends them. Where is Mariska Hargitay when you need her. Dude, stop going back to your 3rd grade teacher Mr. Chang at the School for Adults. Break the cycle, you can do it.

  11. realistic November 10, 2015 1:54 pm

    88 Did you even get out of the 3rd grade? You might be the dumbest person anyone has ever encountered on this blog. Does you mom know you are using the computer unsupervised? If so she needs to watch over you.

    I guarantee that 100% of people who encounter your posts are now dumber. You lack the ability to be scholarly (yes I know you don’t know this word but you have google or bing), decipher critical opinions, or count without using your digits.

    I challenge you to show me where I said Mr. Chang is my 3rd grade teacher? You are the most unoriginal person ever? Break the cycle, really? That comeback has only been used on these blogs… 125 times (yawn). Keep trying though, you will just continue to show the cyberworld your lack of intelligence.

    I do know that if we had to authenticate the posts with names you wouldn’t dare post. I know even someone as idiotic as you wouldn’t want the world to know how dumb you really are.

    But behind a pseudonym its okay, I guess.

  12. 88 November 10, 2015 2:08 pm

    “You are the most unoriginal person ever?” Are you making a statement or asking a question? Maybe you should of spent less time with your 3rd grade Math Teacher Mr. Chang and more time with your English Teacher. For someone who claims to be smart you sure are dumb.

  13. Realistic November 10, 2015 4:36 pm

    It’s rhetorical fool, lol. You cannot even catch that one. HAHA.. I love how I challenged you to find any part where I cite Mr. Chang as my 3rd grade teacher. I notice you did not because you cannot.

    You know you made an error and since you are unable to edit and fix your foolish ways, you choose to ignore it hoping the general public will not notice. But a 2 year old can notice that you are a moron and are arguably the dumbest person using his mom’s computer in America if not the world.


  14. Realistic November 10, 2015 4:45 pm

    88, Dude, how can you talk crap when you can barely read and count?


  15. 88 November 10, 2015 6:35 pm

    If its rhetorical than why the question mark? Did you think that by placing a question mark at the end of your sentence, it made it a rhetorical question? Waite, did you just learn about rhetorical devices from Mr. Chang today at the Mckinley School for Adults? Next time you post maybe have one of your kids (who graduated from Punahou and is earning 6 to 7 figures now) to proof read it. Like i said, for someone who claims to be smart you sure are dumb.

  16. Good Story November 10, 2015 9:55 pm

    @Realistic plus 40 aliases
    How bout you learn how to use a password with all that education, so you can stop being hacked by all these strangers…yeah right. 11 computers…What a bunch of crap.

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