ON THIS DATE: Maui’s Robert Kemfort proves unstoppable

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.


  1. 2ndstring September 17, 2020 6:19 am

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