VIDEO: Kahuku outlasts Mililani in OIA final

The Kahuku Red Raiders rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to edge the Mililani Trojans on Saturday at Aloha Stadium. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser (Nov. 4, 2017)

Highlights, Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I football championship game, Kahuku vs. Mililani, Aloha Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Score: Red Raiders 35, Trojans 31. Video: Paul Honda.


  1. Me*myself*and*i November 5, 2017 9:24 pm

    The refs scored the points for the Trojans and the Red Raiders still handled business. Refs with no integrity partnered with a team who’s head coach exemplifies poor sportsmanship, Red Raiders are more than champions!

  2. ToppDoggs November 5, 2017 10:49 pm

    Sloppy as usual, Koa stays on the slopes this year.

  3. ToppKatts November 6, 2017 12:35 am

    No worry ToppDogg, we got you. We going make you guys look like slop. Hahahaha.

  4. Craaaazy November 6, 2017 4:07 am

    Congrats! Even if the refs were doing everything they could to prevent it, you still prevailed. Hope the states will have better officiating, good luck!

  5. Ted Toribio November 6, 2017 7:45 am

    Blind refs or official rigs? touchdown denied and pass interference not called.

  6. Outside hitter November 6, 2017 8:31 am

    That was awesome game! For two + hours you made us forget our problems.. congratulations to these young men that play a very physical sport that teaches teamwork and discipline. Good luck to all the teams at states!

  7. ahinalu November 6, 2017 9:48 am

    Kahuku Red Raiders Just Refused To Lose !

    Kahuku Red Raiders The Pride of The North Shore.

  8. Pops November 6, 2017 1:27 pm

    What a game!!! I’m a Red Raider fan and have family in the program — BUT, unless the Red Raiders can eliminate the penalties (even though some of them were “questionable”), Waianae has a shot at an upset. And if the Red Raiders get to (probably) play Saint Louis, every penalty against them is a self-inflicted wound compounded.

    The only thing lacking in the Red Raiders’ game is emotional intelligence. If Kahuku can find this as a team, it’s a dog fight on November 18. Could be a classic.

  9. Coach C November 6, 2017 1:48 pm

    Just saying but a guy named Alpha last week said that Mililani”s experienced seniors will win over Kahuku”s less veterans. Then Kahuku beats Mililani with 3 sophomores and a junior scoring 5 tds. Wow. That theory went out the window.

  10. Awrite!! November 6, 2017 1:55 pm

    Pops you right, emotional factors can be taught or at least emphasized as the kids continue through their high school careers.

  11. 88 November 6, 2017 2:39 pm

    Lacking emotional intelligence? What game were you watching Pops? Bad call after bad call. Non call after non call. All these kids did was rise above it and win. I would say that was very emotionally intelligent of them.

  12. Alpha November 6, 2017 4:18 pm

    @coach c, I posted during the game Mililani’s last drive will be the reason they lose the game. When you have everything going on your side ie: refs, talent (not taking away from soljay) but you still manage to mis-manage your talent, game time, and especially yourself on the sideline. I saw the collapse happen as soon as Gabriel pooched kick the ball on 3rd down before half leaving kahuku with under a minute in their side of the field.

  13. Justsayin November 6, 2017 10:23 pm

    Refs blew calls both ways, not just one-sided as many of you think. Watch the game closer. Announcers on the TV don’t know the rules of football, they just agree with refs calls every time so not to make them look bad. Kicking team can advance a blocked punt and there were no men illegally downfield on that TD. #71 (called for penalty) was behind QB. Both teams got screwed from points and turnovers that were not. Stop wining. If Kahuku turns out to be better than St Louis then Trojans should have no problem with them on Friday, and maybe we’ll see a rematch with refs who can make proper calls.

  14. Believing November 7, 2017 7:10 am

    @Justsayin…can I get an AMEN.

  15. TooMeke November 7, 2017 12:51 pm

    @Justsayin – “Kicking team can advance a blocked punt”

    Yes – when it’s initially blocked by the opposing team…but, uh…he kicked into his own O-lineman. Technically, once a punted ball is touched by the punting team, the ball is downed. Cmon now…what island-style street football you been playing???

    And…if you watch the replay – offensive lineman are OBVIOUSLY downfield. They were playing the punt and had no idea what was happening…

    So…no. That penalty was legit.

    Other than that play though, officiating was horrendous both ways…just more so against Kahuku. Still…we need better refs…period.

  16. 88 November 7, 2017 6:59 pm

    Learn the rules before you post. As long as the ball 🏈 did not pass the LOS the kicking team can advance it by running it or passing it. It’s a live ball. The Olinemen being 2 yards down the feild is what caused the penalty. Very tick tack call but very fortunate for BigRed.

  17. Believing November 8, 2017 1:00 pm

    @88…I guess people commenting on this page don’t know the rules..always crying about something…know the facts … always 2 sides of the story. Your okole wasn’t on the field so just sit down relax. #juniors

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