On this date in 1994, Maui running back Robert Kemfort was stopped only four times in an impressive performance against overmatched St. Anthony. The Sabers won 44-6 and led 31-0 at halftime.
Kemfort, a junior on his way to becoming a linebacker at UH, carried the ball just seven times for 252 yards and three touchdowns. His scoring runs went for 48, 92 and 70 yards.
Kemfort ended up being a first-team MIL running back along with Kamakani Rowland of Baldwin and Lahainaluna’s Jeff Lombardi. He was all-state honorable mention for the Honolululu Advertiser.
Kemfort was the MIL Player of the Year in his senior season but was again relegated to All-State honorable mention. He closed his prep career with 105 yards and the game’s only touchdown with 41 seconds left as Maui beat Waiakea 9-0 for the school’s first Neighbor Island football championship since 1991. He was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 1996, the only honoree that year to go to UH.
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