Defending Hawaii Open Division state champion Kahuku had big-time powerhouse Saint Frances (Baltimore, Md.) on the ropes, but the nation’s No. 3-ranked program rallied for a 22-15 win at Carleton E. Weimer Field.
The Panthers’ 6-5, 245-pound defensive end, Da’Shawn Womack, turned the tide with a 60-yard fumble return for a touchdown. That helped overcome a tremendous defensive effort by Kahuku, which came up with three goal-line stands against one of the biggest offensive lines in the country.