VIDEO: Kamehameha coach Abu Ma‘afala says Punahou is measuring stick

Kamehameha coach Abu Ma'afala watched his Warriors come on strong late in a 21-13 loss to Kahuku to open the season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The 2019 season marks a change in offensive philosophy for Kamehameha coach Abu Ma‘afala. The former Cal and Hawaii defensive lineman is in his fourth season as head coach at his alma mater. He also chats about each opponent on the Open Division schedule, pointing to this week’s Punahou game as a “measuring stick.”


  1. ??? August 12, 2019 9:22 pm

    If Punahou is a measuring stick for Kamehameha, what was The Kahuku game?

  2. NOtmt August 12, 2019 11:21 pm

    Go clean your ears. He said Kahuku will be physical!

  3. Cryhyn August 13, 2019 10:26 am

    Dang. Try the interview in a muffled room. I know Kamehameha has cavernous room $ , but da echo? Nice leather chairs in the coaches lobby.

  4. C-Pop August 13, 2019 5:34 pm

    Kamehameha will struggle again in 2019 to supplant Saints & Buffanblue, good luck to coach Abu and Warriors.

  5. ??? August 13, 2019 7:59 pm

    What does Kahuku being physical have to do with Punahou as a measuring stick?
    So every game is a measuring stick to you?

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