Pride on the line for Punahou, Mililani

Kale Ane knows all about how to make a successful road trip, he is 4-0 when taking a team to the mainland. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser
Kale Ane knows all about how to make a successful road trip, he is 4-0 when taking a team to the mainland. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser

As if there wasn’t enough pressure on Mililani and Punahou in representing Hawaii on the mainland, there is a little matter of upholding a streak.

At least one Hawaii team has played a football game on the continental United States for the last four years and brought back a win.

Mililani and Punahou will have a chance to extend the streak one more year when the state champion Trojans visit Liberty in Nevada on Friday and Punahou faces Del Oro of California in the home of the Cal Bears.

This is the first time Mililani is making such a trip, while Punahou has done it as recently as 2013 when the Buffanblu beat Helix in a tough game. Punahou is 4-2 on mainland trips since statehood, but has won its last four. All of those wins were led by current coach Kale Ane.

Other than the Buffanblu, Kamehameha did the island proud last year and Radford grabbed a win in 2012. Before 2006 Hawaii teams were winless on the mainland since 1999 when Cal Lee tried to conquer the world.

Perhaps the biggest win on a mainland trip was the first after statehood, when Randy Cadiente, Onosai Tanuvasa and the Farrington Governors visited Las Vegas and put a 26-7 whooping on Bishop Gorman in 1968.

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Kamehameha 25, Del Oro 17
Parker (Calif.) 22, Radford 20

Punahou 10, Helix 6
East High (Utah) 38, Kahuku 15

Radford 21, Cresent Valley (Ore.) 17
McKinley 43, Lasalle Prep (Ore.) 22

Punahou 19, Vista (Calif.) 7

Punahou 42, Central Kitsap 19

Punahou 23, Eastlake (Wash.) 19

Skyline (Utah) 27, Kahuku 8

Kailua 29, Snow Canyon (Utah) 28

Skyline 24, Kahuku 21

Saint Louis 56, Salt Lake City West 13

Saint Louis 55, Green Valley (Nev.) 6

Torrey Pines (Calif) 31, Punahou 14

Kamehameha 13, Rancho Alamitos 7

Galileo (Calif.) 35, McKinley 20
Wooster (Nev.) 22, Kalani 18

Punahou 42, Orem (Utah) 6
Radford 0, Provo (Utah) 0

Pre-prep bowl

Farrington 24, Sierra (Calif.) 7
Kamehameha at Clark High (Nev.)

Western (Nev.) 35, McKinley 7
South Salem (Ore.) 14, Punahou 8
Proctor Hud (Nev.) 14, Roosevelt 0

St. Francis (Calif.) 6, Kaimuki 0

Saint Louis 49, Los Gatos (Calif.) 19

Farrington 26, Bishop Gorman 7
Medford (Ore.) 24, McKinley 14


  1. Matuu Pulotu September 1, 2015 11:40 pm

    Kahuku played Provo High at the BYU Provo stadium in 1992 and won as well as they hosted Skyline in I believe 2012 at Kahuku and won as well. Noticed those two games were missing from your report.

  2. Matuu Pulotu September 1, 2015 11:42 pm

    Sorry I meant 2002 for the Kahuku hosting Skyline game.

  3. Jerry Campany September 2, 2015 12:10 am

    Thanks, I will check them tomorrow. I was sure I missed a few.

  4. Matuu Pulotu September 2, 2015 12:19 am

    I also just recalled Punahou playing Timpview from Provo Utah in the mid 2000’s cause I had a few nephews on the Timpview team that came over. It was the second of a double header at the stadium and I believe the opponent in the first game was also an out of state team I can’t remember but possibly from Alaska? Good luck finding it out. And it was fun to look at the interstate games. Our top tier teams should be playing top tier teams from other states so the athletes of Hawaii can see the talent around the country and see that many are able to play with them. Go 808!

  5. Jerry Campany September 2, 2015 6:54 am

    Yea, this list is only away games.

  6. Irish Fan September 2, 2015 8:51 am

    McKinley beat La Salle 43-22 in Oregon the same year Radford played Crescent Valley. It was a double header.

  7. Warrior Fan September 2, 2015 11:15 am

    Kamehameha also beat Davis in 2008 on September 4, 13-6 at Weber St. in Utah.

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