The best team in Oregon football last season is visiting Hawaii for a game against ‘Iolani at Eddie Hamada Field on Aug. 31, according to Raiders coach Wendell Look.
Clackamas went 14-0 a year ago and captured Oregon’s 6A state championship with a 31-30 victory over South Medford.
“They were calling around and emailed me,” Look said Tuesday. “That weekend is the first date mainland schools can play a game.”
‘Iolani went 4-6 in 2017 and nearly made it to the Division II state championship game, but lost 35-27 in a thrilling semifinal against eventual champion Lahainaluna on Maui.
As for the quality of opponent, Look joked, “Hopefully, they graduated everyone.”
Hawaii Prep World is aware of three other games involving Hawaii teams against mainland foes this fall.
>> Aug. 31: Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) vs. Saint Louis, at Aloha Stadium
>> Aug. 31: Damien at Mt. Spokane (Mead, Wash.)
>> Sept. 8: Farrington vs. Carson (Carson, Calif.), at Liberty High School, Las Vegas