Tough nonleague schedule helps prepare Kamehameha-Hawaii for states

Kamehemeha-Hawaii's Izayah Chartrand-Penera is a gamer for head coach Shaun Perry. Courtesy photo.

SECOND IN A SERIES
(On the five Neighbor Island teams in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships)

Kamehameha-Hawaii is not shying away from playing against some of the state’s best.

Even though the BIIF is going through some growing pains and leaving the Warriors with a weaker regular-season schedule, the squad under first-year coach Shaun Perry was busy playing a strong nonleague schedule and taking care of business in the conference.


And there haven’t been many breaks. Kamehameha-Hawaii has played a state-high 13 games this year, and if things go the right way, they’ll add three more on to that to make an unheard of high school ledger of 16.

Next up for the Warriors (10-3) is a home Division II state tournament play-in game against Roosevelt (9-2) on Saturday. A win there would put the team in the semifinals against top-seeded Lahainaluna (9-1) on Nov. 23.

“We recently had our 100th practice,” Perry said. “And we’ve grown from every one of those experiences. We’ve been plugging ahead and trying to get better weekly.”

Three BIIF teams — Ka’u, Pahoa and Kohala — moved up to D-II from 8-man this year and were not quite ready to be ultra competitive against veteran 11-man D-II teams Kamehameha-Hawaii and Hawaii Prep. As the years go by, league organizers believe the three newbies will improve and be right in the mix.

To strengthen the schedule, the Warriors played nonleague games against four Division I teams — losses to Hilo, ‘Iolani and Kapaa and a win over Waiakea.

This is the point in the season where those extra challenges may pay dividends.

“It is a good feeling to be in the states,” Perry said. “We’re feeling stoked about it. It was one of our goals. Of course, we would like to have a bye. But we’re happy to be playing in a state game and we’re happy to be hosting.

“The kids thrive on competition. The team is all about competition and it’s like that at practice and in the weight room, too. Roosevelt poses a great challenge and we’re looking forward to it. We know the players are excited and we’re hoping that being at home gives us a little bit of an advantage.”

Like Roosevelt, the Warriors like to spread it out on offense and go up-tempo.

Izayah Chartrand-Penera is a clutch player as a wide receiver who also plays on the defensive side of the ball.

“We count on him when the going gets tough,” Perry said. “He’s a gamer and always comes through. He’s had some good picks for us, and he’s a leader who other players look up to through his actions.”

Right guard Keanu Klask-Hoopii, quarterback Koby Tabuyo-Kahele, and running backs Apu Alfiche and Micah Mahiai have also been among the big contributors. Michael Perry, the coach’s son, kept the offense chugging when Tabuyo-Kahele missed some time during the season.

In a 47-0 loss to Kapaa in a midseason, nonleague game, Perry thinks the team did fairly well despite the lopsided result.

“We took an arduous trip to Kapaa and we were missing one of our main wide receivers who got hurt,” he said. “The scoreboard showed a blowout, but it wasn’t exactly like that. Sometimes, games can get away from you. We learned a lot about ourselves.”

Kamehameha-Hawaii is 1-6 overall in D-II state tournament games. The farthest the Warriors have gone is 2014, when they defeated Nanakuli 42-20 in the first round before losing 52-7 in the semifinals against Lahainaluna.

2019 Kamehameha-Hawaii Warriors (10-3)
>> Aug. 3: ‘Iolani 47, at Kamehameha-Hawaii 10
>> Aug. 10: At Kamehameha-Hawaii 56, Waiakea 6
>> Aug. 16: At Hilo 54, Kamehameha-Hawaii 10
>> Aug. 24: Kamehameha-Hawaii 48, at Ka’u 0
>> Aug. 29: Kamehameha-Hawaii 60, at Pahoa 6
>> Sept. 14: Kamehameha-Hawaii 34, at Hawaii Prep 12
>> Sept. 21: At Kamehameha-Hawaii 44, Kohala 0
>> Sept. 27: At Kamehameha-Hawaii 63, Pahoa 0
>> Oct. 3: At Kamehameha-Hawaii 49, Ka’u 8
>> Oct. 12: Kapaa 47, Kamehameha-Hawaii 0, at Vidinha Stadium
>> Oct. 19: Kamehameha-Hawaii 29, at Kohala 0
>> Oct. 25: At Kamehameha-Hawaii 35, Hawaii Prep 11
>> Nov. 1: At Kamehameha-Hawaii 16, Hawaii Prep 0
>> Nov. 15: Roosevelt at Kamehamehe-Hawaii

Kamehameha-Hawaii Warriors
All-time Division II state tournament appearances
2005
>> First round: At Moanalua 34, Kamehameha-Hawaii 0

2006
>> First round: Waipahu 27, at Kamehameha-Hawaii 12

2007
>> First round: Kaimuki 22, Kamehameha-Hawaii 0, at Kaiser Stadium

2010
>> First round: Kaimuki 14, at Kamehameha-Hawaii 9

2014
>> First round: At Kamehameha-Hawaii 42, Nanakuli 20
>> Semifinals: At Lahainaluna 52, Kamehameha-Hawaii 7

2018
>> First round: Kaimuki 28, at Kamehameha-Hawaii 27


KS-Hawaii Warriors state-tournament career leaders
Rushing attempts (single game)
1. Kaeo Bacatan, 24
2. Kolten Wong, 16
3. Mana Silva, 15
4. Kolten Wong, 13
5. Chase Paneku, 12

Rushing yards (single game)
1. Kaeo Bacatan, 87
2. Kolten Wong, 63
3. Chase Paneku, 60
4. Mana Silva, 55
5. Kolten Wong, 38

Rushing TDs (single game)
1. Kaeo Bacatan, 2
2. Kolten Wong, 1
2. Kilohana Hassenritter, 1
2. Micah Kanehailua, 1
2. Wilde Germano, 1

Rushing attempts (career)
1. Kolten Wong, 41
2. Kaeo Bacatan, 24
3. Mana Silva, 15
4. Chase Paneku, 12
5. Micah Kanehailua, 11

Rushing yards (career)
1. Kolten Wong, 115
2. Kaeo Bacatan, 87
3. Chase Paneku, 60
4. Mana Silva, 55
5. Kilohana Hassenritter, 31

Rushing TDs (career)
1. Kaeo Bacatan, 2
2. Kolten Wong, 1
2. Kilohana Hassenritter, 1
2. Wilde Germano, 1
2. Micah Kanehailua, 1

Passing completions (single game)
1. Kaimi Like, 14
2. Micah Kanehailua, 13
3. Micah Kanehailua, 11
4. Nick Miyasato, 9
5. Warner Shaw, 7

Passing attempts (single game)
1. Kaimi Like, 35
2. Micah Kanehailua, 30
3. Micah Kanehailua, 27
4. Nick Miyasato, 21
5. Keoni Thompson, 18

Passing INTs (single game)
1. Micah Kanehailua, 5
2. Mana Silva, 2
3. Kaimi Like, 1
3. Micah Kanehailua, 1
3. Warner Shaw, 1
3. Nick Miyasato, 1
3. Keoni Thompson, 1

Passing yards (single game)
1. Kaimi Like, 204
2. Micah Kanehailua, 190
3. Warner Shaw, 126
4. Nick Miyasato, 82
5. Micah Kanehailua, 81

Passing TDs (single game)
1. Micah Kanehailua, 3
2. Kaimi Like, 2
3. Warner Shaw, 1
3. Nick Miyasato, 1
3. Micah Kanehailua, 1
3. Mana Silva, 1

Passing completions (career)
1. Micah Kanehailua, 24
2. Nick Miyasato, 15
3. Kaimi Like, 14
4. Warner Shaw, 7
5. Mana Silva, 6
5. Keoni Thompson, 6

Passing attempts (career)
1. Micah Kanehailua, 57
2. Kaimi Like, 35
2. Nick Miyasato, 35
4. Keoni Thompson, 18
5. Warner Shaw, 15
5. Mana Silva, 15

Passing INTs (career)
1. Micah Kanehailua, 6
2. Mana Silva, 2
3. Kaimi Like, 1
3. Nick Miyasato, 1
3. Warner Shaw, 1
3. Keoni Thompson, 1

Passing yards (career)
1. Micah Kanehailua, 271
2. Kaimi Like, 204
3. Nick Miyasato, 135
4. Warner Shaw, 126
5. Mana Silva, 57

Passing TDs (career)
1. Micah Kanehailua, 4
2. Kaimi Like, 2
3. Nick Miyasato, 1 
3. Warner Shaw, 1
3. Mana Silva, 1

Receptions (single game)
1. Izayah Chartrand-Penera, 6
2. Aukai Akau, 5
3. Bayley Manliguis, 4
3. Tevon Pegues, 4
3. Grant Shiroma, 4
3. Kilohana Hassenritter, 4
3. Bayley Manliguis, 4

Receiving yards (single game)
1. Izayah Chartrand-Penera, 125
2. Tevon Pegues, 99
3. Bayley Manliguis, 82
4. Kilohana Hassenritter, 70
5. Grant Shiroma, 59

Receiving TDs (single game)
1. Izayah Chartrand-Penera, 2
1. Bayley Manliguis, 2
3. Tevon Pegues, 1
3. Grant Shiroma, 1
3. Hogan Rosehill, 1
3. Daniel Kalai, 1
3. Kainalu Whitney, 1

Receptions (career)
1. Bayley Manligus, 8
2. Izayah Chartrand-Penera, 6
2. Grant Shiroma, 6
4. Aukai Akau, 5
5. Many with four

Receiving yards (career)
1. Izayah Chartrand-Penera, 125
2. Bayley Manliguis, 111
3. Tevon Pegues, 99
4. Grant Shiroma, 94
5. Hogan Rosehill, 58

Receiving TDs (career)
1. Isayah Chartrand-Penera, 2
1. Bayley Manliguis, 2
3. Five tied with four


KS-Hawaii longest field goal: Kamaka Tauati, 36 yards
KS-Hawaii longest fumble return TD: Chris Aiwohi, 70 yards
KS-Hawaii safety: Mea Wong

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COMMENTS

  1. The Rim November 15, 2019 4:11 am

    Once Konawaena and Honokaa decided to move up to DI, BIIF DII was simply a one school league. Beating the likes of Ka’u, Pahoa, Kohala and HPA twice isn’t something to brag about or be confident about going into a State Championship. The best DII team on the Island is Konawaena and they should be the team representing the BIIF.


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