UH commits show championship chops

Saint Louis receiver Jonah Panoke made the Open Division state championship game-winning 53-yard touchdown catch by pulling the ball away from Kahuku defensive back Alex Fonoimoana-Vaomu in 2017. Steven Erler / Special to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Fans of the Hawaii football team may very well have seen a glimpse of the future late Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.

Saint Louis’ 31-28 victory over Kahuku in the HHSAA Division I Open championship game featured three UH commits. Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro, receiver Jonah Panoke and defensive back Kai Kaneshiro are all Crusaders who have verbally pledged to join the Rainbow Warriors for the 2018 season.

Mitchell Quinn, another senior, could soon be joining them as well. He picked up an offer from UH after his performance five touchdowns and 307 yards in the semifinals against Mililani.


Saturday night’s game was the second year in a row that the Crusaders topped the Red Raiders for the state crown, but Cordeiro, Panoke and Quinn were asked to do far more than in last season’s matchup. Panoke had three receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown in Saint Louis’ 30-14 victory, while Quinn and Cordeiro didn’t register any stats.

Fast forward to 2017, and the trio was the hallmark of the team’s high-powered offense. Cordeiro was eager to get his first start against the Red Raiders, and he admits that it backfired in the beginning when he threw an interception to Alex Fonoimoana-Vaomu in the game’s first possession.

“The fans brought it out again. Kahuku is amazing. Their defense is good, their offense is good, they brought a good game and I wanna thank them,” he said afterwards. “I wasn’t nervous, I was actually pretty hyped. Starting off with that first pick, I just wanted to learn from it. I want to thank my defense. They got my back when I was throwing interceptions.”

Cordeiro finished 30-for-44 with three touchdowns and two interceptions, and his second pick came in the end zone with 2:35 to go when the Crusaders were down 28-24. When he got the ball back with 46 seconds remaining on their own 47, he was poised and ready.

“We practice for that one-minute drill every time,” Cordeiro said. “The whole team was excited, we were all pumped. Everyone believed that we were still gonna win.”

With the title on the line, Cordeiro went deep to Panoke, a receiver he’s been working with since the two were elementary schoolers. Panoke used every bit of his 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame to come away with a 53-yard game winning touchdown.

“I’ve been with Chevan since the second grade and we’ve had a connection all the way up to senior year. It feels amazing to end it with a big win,” he said. “I mean, it’s amazing to just make big plays in front of this crowd. It’s exciting. It’s amazing to end my senior year with another ring.”


“I’m so happy for Jonah because Jonah works hard,” Saint Louis coach Cal Lee added. “And to be honest, he made a hell of a play because he had good coverage and he kind of took the ball away. Wow, I can’t wait to look at film.”

Panoke finished with eight receptions for 152 yards in the contest. When asked if the performance on his future home field was a sign of things to come, he smiled.

“Right now (the commitment) is solid,” he said. “I love the coaches, coach Stutz (Craig Stutzmann) and coach Rolo (Nick Rolovich), and all the coaches that sent me mail. It just inspires me to go with them and they treat me like family.”

The rest of Cordeiro’s touchdown passes went to Quinn, who had five receptions for 131 yards and two scores, including a 95-yard trip to the end zone in the second quarter.

Quinn’s rapid rise from being a seldom-used junior to finishing his senior year as the state’s leader in receiving yards and touchdowns was put into perspective afterwards.

“Just being a senior and knowing that I contributed, it feels great,” he said. “Seeing my boys last year, it was a great feeling still but being a part of it and having that feeling inside that I contributed, it feels awesome.”


The possibility of the trio all suiting up for the same college team appealed to Lee.

“If Rolo wants to throw the ball more, he’s got good pretty good throwers and receivers,” Lee said. “I mean, really good receivers.”

COMMENTS

  1. Awrite!! November 22, 2017 4:30 pm

    Head referee Michael Goshima a St. Louis class of 1969 Grad was the head umpire for the Open division Championship game. Can HPW do an investigation as to why this is not a conflict?

    Is this another one of Cal Lees tactical advantages?


  2. Awrite!! November 22, 2017 4:46 pm

    Here he is at :25 seconds congratulating the STL receiver for his game winning TD against Kahuku.

    https://youtu.be/DTznNJASJeI


  3. TARHEELS November 22, 2017 5:08 pm

    So you saying he made the touchdown catch
    Here we go with the crying to me it was a heck of a catch don’t take that away from the players with both side playing good football


  4. Awrite!! November 22, 2017 5:35 pm

    Are you serious? When your STL alumnus referee is in charge of monitoring the trenches and he does not call one Holding penalty on STL and mulitple on Kahuku, yet in video replays we see STL linemen holding a lot. Then you know he is affecting the outcome of the game.

    The pat on the back was just icing on the cake. Cheating is Cheating.

    Losing with Class is way better then winning with no integrity!


  5. Recruit dis November 22, 2017 5:35 pm

    Awrite- shaddup already. Talk about sore losers. Their were bad calls on both sides of the ball. If you wanna talk about holding Tuitele was getting held all game. Their were two sol jay fumbles that were called down. Stop blaming the refs and move on.


  6. Integrity-less fan November 22, 2017 5:53 pm

    Awrite- Losing with Class means coming up with any excuse you can think of as to why your team lost? The truth is… Kahuku played the better game yes, but Saint Louis made the plays necessary to win the Championship. Just for fun, lets entertain your theory because you are talking about the same head ref that called Kahuku down by contact on TWO different occasions when there were CLEAR fumbles right? One of the fumbles which Saint Louis came up with…but had to give back because your QB (who was stripped while standing up) was called down by contact…by your alleged conspirator..? Keep losing with Class bro!


  7. anywaaaays!! November 22, 2017 6:07 pm

    This is what people under the spell of the ILH Agenda does: they irrationally ignore evidence. There’s CLEAR and UNAMBIGUOUS evidence of referee collusion. This is a FACT. It PROVES that the championship was given to Saint Lulu and Cal Lee by corrupt refs. Even if the refs weren’t given stipends to referee, that doesn’t mean that they weren’t given benefits in other ways.

    We need an investigation into this. The ILH has gone too far. RRFL!


  8. anywaaaays!! November 22, 2017 6:13 pm

    Integrity-less fan, do you really think the refs would rig the game in such an obvious way where they would make ALL the calls in Saint Lulu’s favor? Of course they will shaft Saint Lulu on some of the calls in order to not arouse suspicion. but when it matters on critical drives, you see the refs always siding with Saint Lulu, including a mysterious clock malfunction at a critical point in the game. These are all FACTS.

    RRFL!


  9. Phillipians 4:13 November 22, 2017 6:18 pm

    For those of you who think officiating is easy and some people like (Awrite/anywaaaays) likes to blame the officials then I suggest you come out and become an official yourself and see what it takes to become an official, in any sport, not just football.

    Bottom line: stop blaming the officials


  10. Awrite!! November 22, 2017 6:23 pm

    Bringing these issues to light is exactly what you ILH folks do not want. Stop doing shady stuff and we will have nothing to complain about. If no one speaks up for our kids then the cheating will not stop.

    …and speaking of class, our Kahuku Staff, players and fans graciously waited for the trophy ceremony and accepted the 2nd place trophy for the second consecutive year. The year before that (2015) when STL came in second place they followed their leader, the so called GOAT of Hawaii football and left the field without shaking hands or accepting the 2nd place trophy, now that is what you call no-class.


  11. Mason November 22, 2017 6:24 pm

    Don’t be mad because your head coach doesn’t know how to manage the clock, STL should have never got the ball back. All they had to do was stay in bounds and the game was yours. Now because you lost all this BS is coming up. Gimme a break!


  12. BleedRed November 22, 2017 6:27 pm

    Can HPW please take a poll,every time my beloved Red Raiders lose a football game to Saint Louis,what is the bigger excuse,ILH referees or recruiting,I love my community big time but we got some looney bins with way too much pride and don’t know how to take a loss so they come up with all these different excuses and ILH conspiracies.Its like teaching your kids every time something goes wrong,it’s not your fault,blame somebody else,you get arrested for selling drugs,not your fault,blame the person you got it from.Unreal,let it go already,it’s officially basketball season.RRFL


  13. Awrite!! November 22, 2017 6:28 pm

    Lose with no class, win with no integrity. smdh!

    Players on both sides played their hearts out and thats good on them, and as much as you guys blame us Kahuku adults for talking too much on these forums, we can easily blame you ILH adults for doing as much as possible to gain advantages to win, including having your own alumnus reffing the game.


  14. Interity-less fan November 22, 2017 6:36 pm

    Let me guess…clock operator is a Saint Louis Alumni! I’m curious, when your team loses and you can’t admit it, what’s that called? Maybe you don’t have to admit your team lost, but it’s pretty clear that Saint Louis won….THAT’S A FACT! The rest is just theory… CONGRATS TO KAHUKU AND THEIR TRUE FANS ON A GAME WELL ATTENDED AND WELL PLAYED, RIGHT NOW YOU ARE MY PICK TO WIN IT NEXT YEAR!


  15. anywaaaays!! November 22, 2017 6:53 pm

    It definitely goes deeper than that. It’s a concerted effort by the ILH Agenda, headed by the HHSAA, to destroy public school football. The prestige associated with winning state titles is massive. The ILH schools may claim they provide a better “education” than public schools but we all know that’s a lie. They are just football factories, trying to make as much money as possible.

    By having Saint Lulu or any ILH school win, it draws wealth, players, and most of all, PRESTIGE, to the ILH at the expense of the OIA. The reason why the state hates Kahuku is because us winning directly kills those goals, so they do everything in their power to stop us, including banning us from states for a “19 year old player” who didn’t even step on the field.

    Wake up, people. Don’t be complicit. RRFL!


  16. Red Raider Alumni November 22, 2017 7:04 pm

    Interesting comment on the ref being a St.Louis Alumni…I would think that he would have the sense to ref an earlier game, but it’s a done deal…regardless of what they find..You’ll only see what you wanna see,on both sides…I would love to see they hire outside refs,maybe military to ref these games., to many questionable calls..When you have the TV commentators questioning to many calls, then there’s obvious a problem….We never have a penalty problem when we play teams from the mainland…Hmmm….Makes you wonder…


  17. OIA November 22, 2017 7:48 pm

    WOW, A LOT OF CRYING BABIES FROM THE LOOSING TEAM, I WONDER IF KAHUKU WON, WOULD THEY BE COMPLAINING, PROBABLY NOT, BUT I GUESS THAT WHAT ALL LOSERS DO WHEN LOOSING, THEY FIND A LOT OF EXCUSES.


  18. Shaaaduuuuup November 22, 2017 7:50 pm

    Ahahahahahahaha what!!!!???????


  19. Shaaaduuuuup November 22, 2017 7:54 pm

    Last year they blame their own HC now this year they blame the refs… OK SO SORRY RRFL, NEXT YEAR WE WILL LET YOU GUYS WIN… AHAHAHAHAH.


  20. Shaaaduuuuup November 22, 2017 7:55 pm

    MAY BEEEEEEE!!!!!!! AHAHAHAHAH


  21. anywaaaays!! November 22, 2017 8:05 pm

    OIA = Education First. Blind hatred of the Kahuku community


  22. T103 November 22, 2017 8:48 pm

    Wow haha there is some heated posters on here, and excuse me for laughing, I’ve never read comments on here before…. Seems like 3 of them are die-hard kahuku fans, yikes.

    I get the whole community pride deal, but to come out and say that it’s collusion and that the powers that be are trying to ruin the football programs of OIA, um yea… well no… I mean seriously, what benefit would they get from that? And to say that private schools are football player producing factories, I beg to differ. Unless you were being specific about st. louis and didn’t mention that? It’s true that punahou, st louis, and kamehameha produce good football players that player in Div 1 college and possibly professional, u can say the same about kahuku. Lets be honest, wen anyone hears kahuku, you guys are the football player producing factory of the OIA right? I mean thats mad respect to you guys, but that like the pot calling the kettle black isn’t it? And coming from st. louis personally I actually take offense that you say that private schools don’t actually provide good education. Take for instance Iolani, if any of those teams reach any championship games, it’s b/c the students earned their way there. There isn’t any special ‘athlete’ track/classes that make it easier and I’m not saying public school does this but . I heard punahou has that, I don’t agree with that, but lets be real, having a 2.0 in public school so you can play sports is different then having a 2.0 in private schools to play sports. And trust me, I help coach in public school a couple of seasons for a sport, and literally had a lot of students not even making the 2.0. minn. to play.

    And ok so lets take Tufaga for example, coach’s son goes st. louis but he from north shore correct? Do u consider them to be traitors? Shouldn’t you just be happy that he has an opportunity to get a private school education and play a sport he loves playing? Not sure if he’s being looked at recruitment wise, but YES going to a private school does open doors in some spheres, but lets be real, to kahuku’s credit, you guys have a lot of recruiters looking at your program/students just as much as the private schools b/c you have built up such an awesome program over the years.

    If you think that it’s all a scheme against you guys, then make a press conference, invite the entire north shore to be there, which they will be cuz u guys are awesome at supporting and raising a stink, garens ball barrens people going notice wen 15,000 people are at a single press conference questioning it all, maybe the 3 top RRFL posters from above can spear-head it and get some action.

    I have a ton of respect for kahuku community, and students. And seeing as majority of your players are not even graduating, garens you will be back next year and the following year, and the odds are in your favor that you will take the ship, and yes congrats, but seriously, it’s only a sport, shesh. it’s not life or death.

    LASTLY. if you think that somehow your kids futures are screwed b/c the ‘powers that be’ is against you and trying to ruin your program and make u guys loose championships year in and year out, you are wrong, b/c the recruiters are looking at your student athletes the entire season and not only the last game. And if they got the talent/skill the will be noticed and have a good chance future wise.


  23. ILH AGENDA November 22, 2017 9:05 pm

    anywaaaays!!- online application submission just spiked! I couldn’t figure out why until I checked my $10k laptop (compliments of some creative off the top skimming) and saw you had done it again. The more you post about your obsession, the more interest it generates, for the ILH of course. Tell you what I’ll do, I am going to set aside a small cut for you (off the top of course) and when you are ready, you come see me at our offices. Just ask for “Da Man” they’ll know who to come get. And good catch on the Referee, it was kind of our little silent slap in the face towards you specifically. I was hoping you caught it!


  24. Game Over! November 22, 2017 9:14 pm

    Let it go already. Game Over! This wouldn’t be an issue if Kahuku won. The refs didn’t juice this game at all. Kahuku blew it with bad clock management (not once but twice) and SL earned the win with better playmakers simple as that. Truth is SL is loaded for the next few years as they dominated the ILH at the junior levels so stop whining and accept the fact that the Koa is at home on the slopes.


  25. AOK November 22, 2017 9:39 pm

    Kahuku alums should ref then…oh wait, nobody from that school is smart enough LMFAO


  26. Too Meke 2 November 22, 2017 10:41 pm

    There could be a possibility that anywaaays is all of the users on this thread and is having a conversation with himself.


  27. Making scense November 23, 2017 6:07 am

    Let me share a time in my family’s life when we were so proud to be Red Raiders for Life, then the opportunity came for my son to challenge himself in academics and attend St. Louis. He left his early childhood friends behind and started a new chapter in his life and was accepted into a brotherhood at St. Louis that’s second to none. I second guessed myself sending him away, still wanting him to suit up as a Red Raider. This chapter in our life was closed with mix feelings when the team beat Kahuku for the championship, however in our hearts we realized it’s the kids playing the game not the parents and/or community.
    Long story short , for those of you that keep writing negative post enough already your hurting the kids on both teams. You are not on the field playing anymore so be proud of what your kids has accomplished.


  28. Roman Leota November 23, 2017 6:13 am

    Sore Losers! Not the players, the adults! Grow up and move on! Red Raiders Fan


  29. Hawaiian50 November 23, 2017 6:18 am

    Awrite…Just take the loss like man and move on…You guys lost fair and square so get over it…Both Teams gave it their 110% out there so instead of you whining and bitching about this and that, you should just be happy for ALL the boy’s that played their hearts out!!


  30. Roman Leota November 23, 2017 7:01 am

    Sore Losers! Not the players, the adults! Grow up and move on! I am still a Red Raiders Fan!


  31. Manu November 23, 2017 8:09 am

    It is disappointing that the hard work, effort, sweat and blood from both football teams are disrespected by claiming bias refereeing. Every officiating crew is evaluated by their peers and they come from the OIA, ILH, etc. We should instead congratulate both teams for one of the most exciting State Finals ever. It never fails that adults get in the way of young athletes succeeding. It must stem from some failure in their own youth that they have to live vicariously through these young athletes. Get a life folks.


  32. anywaaaays!! November 23, 2017 8:32 am

    There’s a possibility that Too meke 2/AOK/Game Over!/Manu = Education First. A sad man who spends his time hating the Kahuku community and the school itself because he himself was a private school mercenary and is jealous of our community. If you have no family, then what do you have? That’s why the ILH Agenda is trying so hard to tear us down. It’s all about the money and the haves and have nots. They’re trying to keep Kahuku as a have not


  33. Too Meke 2 November 23, 2017 8:35 am

    It’s so amazing. Whenever a comment is made to either 808 or anywaaays, one of them comes back quickly to respond.

    Funny thing is Paul Honda/Nick Abramo has only exposed him. And what’s worse is his IP address shows he is from Waialua.

    What a poser and a fraud. 808 = anywaaays


  34. Dafun November 23, 2017 9:02 am

    @toomeke 2….how many times have I said on here that Paul Honda or Billy hull should ban the notorious Kahuku crybaby. I’m amazed he even comes on here. When we lost last, I stayed away from these forums. Now that we won, these Kahuku fanboys stick around and bitch and moan. Get them outta here they’re causing nothing but trouble. But then again a 50 year old Waialua guy has nothing better to do with his life. Not much to do on that side but go surf, shrimp truck, and go fight with st Louis fans.


  35. T103 November 23, 2017 9:40 am

    @anywaaaays. I don’t understand why and how you keep saying that ILH agenda is out to keep you guys as the “have nots?”. How many students come from NS that go to private school, and how many of them pay full/partial tuition as opposed to how many of them are fortunate enough to have scholarships? This would include punahou, kamehameha, st louis etc etc. It’s not like for every student that comes from your community that goes to private school that gets scholarships brings in 9 other students who pay full/partial tuition. And it’s not like just b/c we have students going to private schools from the NS that we private schools are winning titles. AND it’s not like its crazy lucrative to actually win a state title, those schools don’t get sponsors from companies & corporations or millions of dollars in bonuses for winning like college sports, I mean seriously, do you think they are gonna uncover this HUGE OPERATION THATS BEEN GOING ON FOR DECADES SCHEMING TO KEEP THE OIA DOWN!?

    Do you know why so many families in hawaii, with the high cost of living in hawaii sacrificed so much to send their children to private school? because our public school system absolutely sucks so they will do whatever it takes to give their children a better opportunity and future education wise.

    The top 3 RRFL posters on here seem to dislike the ILH anyway, so no biggie, don’t send your kids, your cousins, ur nieces & nephews to private school, keep them in your community and guess what, at the end of 4 years, u would have saved urself at least 44K b/c at the bare minimum its 11K a year for private school education.

    Side note, the only way your argument would work that ILH is keeping OIA down is if ILH kept winning titles by any means AND none of OIA students ever got scholarship offers from any colleges period, but as far as I’m concerned, Waianae, Kahuku, Mililani, Kaiser, Farrington, Kapolei, and many other schools have had students get recruited by top colleges from the mainland. Any kahuku seniors from the past couples years when you guys DIDN’T win the title games got their scholarships taken back??


  36. Too Meke 2 November 23, 2017 9:56 am

    @ DaFun preach! Soon 808 or anywaaays for his 200+ usernames will accuse me of being somewhat I ain’t. It’s cool though. I just cycle through stuff and write same kine things and they accuse me. Dats how dumb they are. It’s fun though.


  37. Dat Bigga Jigga November 23, 2017 12:20 pm

    why people crying about recruiting? who cares? if ur kid is legit someone will want them. no be jealous if no one comes after your kid. who cares? peeps crying about the ILH cheating refs and scheduling r just crybabies who have to make excuses for results that upset them. nice role modeling.


  38. Coach C November 23, 2017 12:21 pm

    Hmmmmm, interesting Youtube. Didn’t see that Con grats till you made mention. But yes on the championship games, maybe they could use “neutral” officials? Just a thought. Mahalo.


  39. KAHUKU CRY BABIES November 23, 2017 6:39 pm

    Yo all I hear everytime is kahuku coming up with excuses and just a bunch of crying LOL SHUUUUUUUUTTTTTTT UPPPPP Hahahahahha y’all played good but geeez it’s onyl a football game at the end of the day, please calm down all butt hurt HAHHAH how y’all gon say refs on our side when we ended up with the most penalty yards at the end of the game??? Idgi lol so please go cry somewhere else


  40. Coach C November 23, 2017 8:05 pm

    Hmmmm. That ref also called that “mysterious” clock stoppage after a Kahuku running play at the 1:30 mark in the 4th. You know the one everyone was questioning. Then after they sorted it out, he threw the flag on movement on 77 that stop the clock again. Hmmm.


  41. Recruit dis November 23, 2017 9:14 pm

    Coach c- 77 did move to cause a penalty so what you talking about?


  42. ChurchIsTRUE November 23, 2017 10:10 pm

    Awrite!!! aka Tanoai Reed

    Bruh you and your conspiracy theory. Lol. You da BIGGEST CRYBABY on the North Shore!!! Refs dis, Refs dat, REFS HE’S HOLDING MY SON!!! Lmao! Hope when your son goes to college I hope you not in the stands yelling at the refs to watch the holding. Haahaa. Your son is a BALLER!! Stop try to fight his battles and STOP living your dreams thru him. Haahaa. GAME OVER!! Happy Thanksgiving! Go CRUSADERS!!!!


  43. Dafun November 24, 2017 12:53 am

    @churchistrue….is that really our guy? The guy who has every stupid excuse in the book when blaming St. Louis? I saw his Facebook and what he writes kinda matches what someone would put on here. If so that guy gotta get off of here he’s fricken old! Amazing what 40-50 year olds say on this thing. It sucks how this specific kahuku fan can’t stop blaming St. Louis for ruining his life. But anyways, here’s the things I look forward to next year:

    1. Kahuku fans stop blaming everything on the refs

    2. Kahuku fans stop believing kahuku football is god’s gift to earth

    3. Kahuku fans stop bitching and moaning when kids from the north shore go to a private school

    4. Kahuku fans stop the talking about recruiting because we all know in this day at age in Hawaii, HIGH SCHOOL RECRUITING DOESNT EXIST. If it did, I would of saw it during my football time at St. Louis.

    5. This site to ban toomeke/88/anyways for the constant harassment of practically everyone on here because this person or persons have caused too many problems with everyone. And if this is the person that churchistrue has mentioned, please get a life and stop complaining that your son lost a game. It happens, people lose sometimes.


  44. Kamehameha#1 November 24, 2017 6:03 am

    It should never happened! I don’t care how you look at it? You should never be an umpire for the school you graduated from! Are you kidding me? No wonder why I thought the game was poorly officiated. Now I know the answer. How can they let that happen? Another system in Hawaii fail again.


  45. Coach C November 24, 2017 8:09 am

    Lol. 100 names screen poster calls out Tanoai Reed then scurries and slither away under newly created names. That’s funny. Recruit dis, so did that “ref”call the clock stoppage that created that fiasco? The one after a Kahuku running play? The one that got Kahuku O outta synch? Look folks, like Kamehameha#1 said, just poll the 20+ officials available that night and make sure your not officiating an alumni game. Simple. And for those that disagree on this post, just call out Awrites claims and confirm that this official was not an alumni. Simple. Other then that, it was a great game! Mahalo.


  46. anywaaaays!! November 24, 2017 8:24 am

    Listen to Coach C. Unlike the rest of you guys, he’s an actual coach. If he thinks the game was rigged and the refereeing was extremely biased, then it was. HHSAA has more conflicts of interest than the Trump White House but you people refuse to see it because you benefit from the system that screws over our La’ie boys in favor of the ILH Agenda. This needs to stop. RRFL!


  47. Recruit dis November 24, 2017 1:25 pm

    I totally understand what you guys are saying but now you are knit picking and everything and anything you can find to make an excuse. At the end of the day there were bad calls on both sides of the ball. Kahuku lost the game and nobody to blame but themselves. It is what it is and move on . Stop trying to find an excuse to make you feel better. The refs didn’t run the ball out of bounds. The refs didn’t make that catch. Shaddup and move on.


  48. anywaaaays!! November 24, 2017 1:53 pm

    Coach C says the game was rigged.

    FACT: The head ref is a saint Lulu alum

    FACT: There was a mysterious “clock malfunction” at a critical point in the game.

    FACT: holding calls were not made against Saint Lulu but holding calls WERE made during CRITICAL times in the game against Kahuku

    FACT: Football is a major revenue and prestige generator for ILH schools.

    FACT: Kahuku is the biggest obstacle to the ILH winning state titles ever year. Kahuku is all that stands between the OIA and total ILH domination.

    FACT: HHSAA president is an iolani grad.

    If you can’t connect the dots, I don’t know what to tell you. The entire tournament was rigged from the start. Much respect to our boys out in La’ie for even making it this far despite the fact that they had to play against Saint Lulu, the crowds, the refs, and even the entire state of hawaii.

    RRFL!


  49. Recruit dis November 24, 2017 2:25 pm

    Fact- you are a bunch of cry babies who probably was never good in sports because you make excuses when you lose. That’s the number one reason kids are not successful in sports because parents make excuses for them when they lose. Moving on!


  50. Eyeswideshut November 24, 2017 4:35 pm

    Like I mentioned before, You can’t have the Private schools mixed with public schools…Both have different rules of eligibility…Its a Big disadvantage….The Public schools don’t need the Private schools…Everybody knows that..If they want to play each other, do it in the Pre-season….


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