No telling if Kaimuki’s academically ineligible players will play yet, but there’s no team with more offensive firepower than Saint Louis right now. Jeremy Higgins looked invincible in a win at Waianae last week.
The Surfriders are coming off a big 20-9 win over Baldwin at War Memorial Stadium. Kamehameha had a 44-3 victory over Hilo. Kailua linebacker Calen Friel (6 foot 2, 235 pounds) had a strong performance last week, but he’ll have an offensive force to deal with. Kamehameha running back Ryan Ho rushed for more than 160 yards last week. He runs with power, but has breakaway speed on the perimeter.
The Hurricanes seem to always play Waianae at Raymond Torii Field, which is never an easy task for visitors. Waianae has a lot of competition these days, but the aura of its home field remains. Saint Louis escaped with a 48-35 win last week. The Hurricanes blanked Kamehameha-Hawaii 47-0 on a 271-yard passing effort by Noah Pascua. Waianae won last year’s matchup 34-0. The Seariders moved up two notches in the Star-Bulletin Top 10 this week despite the loss to Saint Louis.
This could prove to be the most competitive game of the night. The Cougars showed signs of offensive spark against ‘Iolani after Teli Latu began to find Kaiwi Ramseyer on medium routes. Waialua is back from a trip to Konawaena that resulted in a 22-14 loss. The Bulldogs let a 14-6 fourth-quarter lead slip away.
Hawaii Prep at WaimeaKa Makani pulled out a 26-20 home-field win over rival Honokaa last week, but traveling off-island is always daunting. Waimea’s home field, Hanapepe Ballpark, is a throwback to another era with gray-painted bleachers reminiscent of old Honolulu Stadium.
Waiakea at Kamehameha-HawaiiThis battle between D-I Warriors and D-II Warriors should be competitive. Waiakea hasn’t played a game yet, while KS-Hawaii lost at Kapolei.