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Video: #1 Punahou vs. #4 Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on October 6, 2013

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 This started as a defensive duel, a 7-0 game going into the second quarter. Then each offense caught fire. It was a battle on many fronts. Punahou quarterback Larry Tuileta took his share of sacks, but the risk-reward paid off. Saint Louis quarterback Ryder Kuhns delivered big, too, finding his deep threats. In the end, Punahou’s ground game, with that unique mix of three-back sets, trumped all. It was their closest margin of victory […]

Update: Punahou 35, Saint Louis 32, final

By Paul Honda on October 4, 2013

First quarter Buffanblu’s first play from scrimmage is a deep post to Kanawai Noa, incomplete. But he was open. He got behind the Crusaders. Saint Louis did the same with Ryder Kuhns going deep to Drew Kobayashi on a pass that was just a bit long and off his fingertips. 6:30 – Larry Tuileta finds Micah Ma‘a for a 23-yard touchdown pass on third down. Punahou 7, Saint Louis 0. Second quarter 10:43 – Busted coverage allows tight end Spencer […]

No. 1 Punahou plays ‘Iolani at right time

By Billy Hull on September 27, 2013

Not that No. 1 Punahou needs help or anything, but the Buffanblu are getting to play ‘Iolani at the right time on Saturday. The unranked Raiders (4-3, 2-2 ILH) will likely be without the services of sophomore running back Jordan Ross as they try to snap a three-game losing streak to the visiting Buffanblu (5-0, 3-0). Ross, who has rushed for 658 yards and 10 touchdowns in seven games, injured his left ankle in the second quarter of a 19-3 […]

Video: #1 Punahou vs. #2 Kamehameha

By Paul Honda on September 16, 2013

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Defense wins championships. Defense wins mid-season showdowns, too. Punahou 24, Kamehameha 0. Factor in these noteworthy events: Kamehameha’s opening drive stalled near the goal line, disrupted by a delay-of-game penalty, and finished with a missed field-goal try. Later, a breakaway run by prolific running back Brandon Kahookele was stopped by hustling Punahou defenders in the red zone. Again, no points for the Warriors. Finally, a goal-line stand by Punahou in the final minute. Everything […]

Update: Punahou 24, Kamehameha 0, final

By Paul Honda on September 14, 2013

8:02 p.m. We’re a few minutes away from kickoff. Kamehameha in navy blue jerseys, pants and helmets. Punahou in white jerseys, pants and blue helmet. Good crowd here at Aloha Stadium. Canton Kaumatule looked good in pre-game warmups. 8:10 p.m. Punahou misses two opportunities: Larry Tuileta missed a wide-open receiver at the pylon, and was just a bit off on a screen pass to Kotoni Sekona on a big blitz by Kamehameha. Charles McDonald was short on a 47-yard field-goal […]

Kamehameha’s Kahookele up against it

By Jerry Campany on September 11, 2013

If Kamehameha running back Brandon Kahookele wants to walk out of Aloha Stadium a winner on Saturday, he might want to take a trip up to Manoa to get a little advice from former Kahuku standout Aofaga Wily. Punahou’s defense has allowed a rusher to top 100 yards only six times since 2010, and Wily has done it to them three of those times. Even better for Kahookele and the bruisers in front of him, Kahuku won all three. No. […]

Punahou-Kamehameha a pivotal game

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 9, 2013

Punahou didn’t wait very long after Saturday’s win over Damien to start preparing for a matchup with second-ranked Kamehameha. “We’re watching film right now,” quarterback Larry Tuileta said before heading to the locker room following the 48-0 victory at Alexander Field. Punahou (3-0, 1-0 ILH) edged Kamehameha (5-0, 2-0) by a single point for the top spot in last week’s Star-Advertiser rankings, and Saturday’s game — the finale of an ILH tripleheader at Aloha Stadium — will be a pivotal point […]

Preview: Saturday’s football matchups (8/31)

By Paul Honda on August 30, 2013

A game-by-game breakdown of Saturday’s football matchups: No. 2 Punahou (1-0) at Helix (Calif.) (0-0) The Highlanders were 10-1 last season, including 5-0 as the Grossmont-Hills League champions. In five seasons at the La Mesa-based charter school, coach Troy Starr is 31-10-1. Helix’s most famous player may have been ’02 graduate Reggie Bush, who later starred at USC and now plays for the Detroit Lions. The Buffanblu are reloading after reaching the state final last year. Kotoni Sekona has moved […]