ON THIS DATE IN 1946: McKinley’s offense finally clicks behind Kenneth Andrade

It took three games, but on this date in 1946 William Wise’s McKinley offense finally clicked.

The Tigers struggled with Wise’s complicated scheme in the first two games of the season but had it figured out with a 27-7 win over Iolani.

Wise was known for his efficient passing game, not attempting a throw until it was complete set up to succeed. It was the case against the Raiders, as the Tigers went 6-for-7 for 48 yards.

Halfback Kenneth Andrade scored the first touchdown just four minutes into the contest with a nifty 18 yard run and walked into the end zone untouched. Andrade scored again in the third quarter on an unexpected lateral from Edward Chock.

McKinley failed to win the league that year, but came back to take it in 1947 with Andrade as a standout fullback. Andrade asked McKinley graduate Katherine Wong to marry him shortly after the season and they were married in 1948 before Andrade was named the MVP of the ILH basketball league.


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