2013 ILH football playoffs

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Trench Warfare 6: Kaumatule vs. Kamehameha

By Jerry Campany on October 31, 2013

Trench Warfare is going to have to take a different approach in this one, as Punahou’s Canton Kaumatule takes on Kamehameha guards Radson Jang, Joshua Ancheta and a host of others. Kaumatule has rarely played this year, but he doesn’t miss the big games. Kamehameha runs a host of blockers at the beast, making a 1-on-1 matchup difficult. All judging is on the 10-point must system and completely subjective. Round 1 Kaumatule starts out against Jang, a junior. He shed […]

Trench Warfare 5: Mika Tafua vs. Jared Caputy

By Jerry Campany on October 30, 2013

This one is going to be either really fun or really boring, as Kamehameha’s Mika Tafua usually lines up all over the defense and they may rarely engage. His favorite spot is as a standup speed rusher from the left edge, though, so Punahou’s Jared Caputy might get more than a few shots at him. Tafua stands 6-3 and a slender 220 pounds while Caputy is 6-2 but weighs 250. IF these two superstars do hook up, we are in […]

Trench Warfare 4: Marc Ma vs. Daniel Eli

By Jerry Campany on October 29, 2013

The ‘Iolani defensive tackle and the Damien guard won’t bang heads on every play, as Marc Ma flip-flops the side he is playing on, but they will certainly bang heads enough. Daniel Eli, a senior, enjoys a weight advantage at 5-foot-7, 270 pounds but Ma (6-2, 214) holds a decided reach advantage. All scoring is 10-point must, and completely subjective. Round 1 The first time the two engage, Eli gets help from Paul Galang. It doesn’t become a theme, though, […]


Video: #1 Punahou vs #3 Kamehameha

By Paul Honda on October 28, 2013

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 (post game) Punahou won the ILH championship with a 38-12 win over Kamehameha. It is easy to forget, sometimes, how dominant this Kamehameha offense line and defense were this season. The Warriors have a grand total of two losses, and both came against No. 1 Punahou. It’s been a special year for ILH football. Punahou remains unbeaten after this 38-12 win over Kamehameha, and this follows a string of games that included a trip […]

LIVE BLOG: Punahou 38, Kamehameha 12, Final

By Billy Hull on October 25, 2013

The No. 1 ranked Punahou Buffanblu are the last undefeated Oahu team remaining. Can Punahou win its third straight ILH Division I title, becoming the first team to do so since Saint Louis’ reign ended in 2003? Punahou won the first meeting, 24-0. Can Kamehameha make it a game this time around? Click here for our preview of tonight’s game. 7:28 p.m.: Both teams are on the field warming up. Senior RB Brandon Kahookele is not suited up for Kamehameha. […]

LIVE BLOG: ‘Iolani 28, Damien 7, Final

By Billy Hull on October 25, 2013

The ‘Iolani Raiders will try to win a 10th consecutive ILH Division II championship tonight. All that stands in the way are the Damien Monarchs. The Raiders have won the last 13 meetings between the two schools since a 34-34 tie in 2006. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. Check out our game preview here. 4:50 p.m.: Injured ‘Iolani defensive backs Max Look and J.T. Los Banos are both announced as starters tonight. Running back Jordan Ross is also expected […]

ILH D1 Preview: Kamehameha vs. Punahou

By Billy Hull on October 25, 2013

ILH Division I Playoffs The matchup: Kamehameha (9-1) vs. Punahou (8-0) Location/Time: Aloha Stadium, Friday, 7:45 p.m. Head-to-head (since 1973): Kamehameha leads 46-33-1 Biggest margin of victory: Kamehameha, 50-7, Sept. 20, 2002 *Smallest margin of victory: Punahou, 14-13, Sept. 23, 2006; Kamehameha, 19-18, Oct. 6, 1989; Kamehameha, 9-8, Sept. 24, 1976 *Teams played to 11-11 tie on Oct. 23, 1987 Kamehameha’s offensive leaders Punahou’s offensive leaders The undefeated Punahou Buffanblu are a win away from becoming the first ILH team […]