Clearing the clipboard: Nick’s notes

Alohi Gilman, left, battled for a loose ball against Leilehua in a 2014 game while playing for Kahuku. Gilman is a second-team freshman safety at Navy. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Alohi Gilman, left, battled for a loose ball against Leilehua in a 2014 game while playing for Kahuku. Gilman is a second-team freshman safety at Navy. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

CLEARING THE CLIPBOARD

KAHUKU’S GILMAN IS NO. 2 FREE SAFETY AT NAVY

A few days ago, we at Hawaii Prep World looked up, or “googled” if you prefer, Hawaii high school football’s recruting class of 2016 to see how those boys are doing at college camps.

We found a bunch of good nuggets and posted this article: http://bit.ly/2bK9nSA.


So, what about the class of 2015? Well, to steal a line from “Middle-Aged Man” on Saturday Night Live, “We’re working on it!!!!”

But, alas, we do have some information ready about one member of the class of 2015 and that’s because proud dad Asai Gilman, a former Kahuku assistant, updated us about his son, Alohi Gilman, who is a freshman at Navy. He went to the Naval Academy Prep School last year.

Alohi is working with the first and second teams at safety and is only one of two plebes who are getting a lot of reps, according to Asai. On the depth chart, Alohi is second team safety and he’s on all of the special teams.

Bill Wagner of the CapitalGazette.com, wrote, “Alohi Gilman appears to have quickly ascended to No. 2 at free safety. Gilman, a solidly-built 200-pounder, has a high football IQ.”

AIEA’S TEEJAY TOME MADE THE HIT

When Kahuku’s Cameron Renaud was taken to a hospital with a concussion last Friday in a 50-7 victory over Aiea, it was incorrectly reported that Ryan Panuelo made the tackle after an initial stop by MJ Soyon.

Aiea's MJ Soyon, left, got to Kahuku quarterback Cameron Renaud, and TeeJay Tome (40) made the tackle. Courtesy photo.
Aiea’s MJ Soyon, left, got to Kahuku quarterback Cameron Renaud, and TeeJay Tome (40) made the tackle. Courtesy photo.
The Red Raiders' Cameron Renaud went to the hospital after this hit. Courtesy photo.
The Red Raiders’ Cameron Renaud went to the hospital after this hit. Courtesy photo.

We have since come to find out that it was TeeJay Tome who made the clean and hard hit. A reader sent in the accompanying photos of the play. Tome is No. 40. Panuelo is in the photo to the right, and soon after that moment, he came running through the pile.

It was a scary few minutes. Trainers and medical personnel attended to Renaud before an ambulance came. According to reports from Kahuku, Renaud is recovering well.

HEU RETURNS TO COACH KALAHEO GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

Alan Heu is the old and the new Kalaheo girls soccer coach.


Heu was hired by the Mustangs this week, according to athletic director Mark Brilhante. He was also the coach for more than 10 seasons prior to taking a break last season, Brilhante said.

Heu took a season off to further his education and Jenefer Miles took over while he was away.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL REGULAR SEASON STARTS MONDAY

The Oahu Interscholastic Association girls volleyball regular season begins Monday.

Defending OIA Division I champion Moanalua plays at defending Division II winner Farrington. Varsity matches start 20 minutes after the 6:30 p.m. junior varsity matches.

Kahuku, which is ranked No. 1 in Hawaii by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, hosts Kalani on Monday.

In other Monday matches, it’s Campbell at Radford, Castle at Kaiser, Kailua at McKinley, Kalaheo at Roosevelt, and Anuenue at Kaimuki.

The Anuenue at Kaimuki match is varsity only and it begins at 5:30 p.m.

The Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division I season opens Tuesday with two 6 p.m. matches — defending state champion Kamehameha at Mid-Pacific, and Sacred Hearts at Punahou.


Defending ILH Division I champion ‘Iolani hosts Kamehameha on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m.

Hawaii Baptist, the defending Division II state champion, opens its ILH D-II season on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at home against University.

COMMENTS

  1. Alpha August 25, 2016 3:55 pm

    Whoa…… better watch out now, @Jeezy33 don’t like when Google is used to find some info or facts… should check with his muli first since everything he post is full of shiet….. nothing on Slade-Matautia and J. Saole?


  2. PrepFootballFan August 25, 2016 6:04 pm

    How is that a clean hit. His helmet is clearly in the QBs face.


  3. Simple Simon August 25, 2016 7:21 pm

    Maybe cause was helmet to facemask and not helmet to helmet LOL. #1refs

    I’m sure if was the other way around, and Kahuku made that exact hit, that player would be ejected and suspended for the next game. #1refs


  4. Unko Alvin August 25, 2016 7:38 pm

    That’s right and I agree with PrepFootballFan like his helmet crown is in Renaud face mask like most players should be ejected for such a unhealthy and unsafe katooosh; enough about the referees looking the other way and or not calling it; face hit like that could have needed more then prayers like get serious and even the NFL seriously condone them kind of contact to the face/head with the helmet crown; HHSAA it’s time to evaluate and punctuate, seriously it could have cause serious damage to this young QB and if it did you and all people will be legally evaluating this helmet to face/mask hit.


  5. Checkyoself August 26, 2016 11:35 am

    I definitely agree… It’s for the safety for our student athletes. They make these kinda hits for selfish reasons.(highlight reels and taking players out)
    Ejection from the game. Suspension for the next game. Second offense suspension for the season.
    Gotta coach up these athletes for the better of the game. For the better of team. For the honor of sportsmanship….


  6. Aku Bird August 26, 2016 12:35 pm

    What picture are you guys looking at?
    Tome’s HIT was not only legal (shoulder pad to chest) but Da best Katoosh of the year so far this early season. Poor kid got hurt trying to throw a bomb up 50-7 with 4 minutes left. Auwe “OC”


  7. Aku Bird August 26, 2016 12:42 pm

    @prepfootballfan
    look at the 2nd picture. The first picture was before contact was made! I was at the game cheering for Kahuku. Clean hit all day, coach Tata saw it and did not complain about the hit. Renaud got spinned around and was blind sided by this hit. Come back strong Renaud Kahuku will need you!!!


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