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LIVE BLOG: Kaiser 17, Kauai 7, Final

By Billy Hull on November 23, 2013

2013 team page for D-II state champion Kaiser A team other than ‘Iolani will be crowned Division II state champion in football tonight for the first time since 2006. Can Kauai bring home a state championship for the first time in school history or will Kaiser become the first OIA team to win a Division II state title since Campbell in 2004? Live updates below: 4:09 p.m.: Kauai sends the opening kickoff out of bounds. I can’t imagine Kauai ever […]

LIVE BLOG: Kaiser 20, Lahainaluna 9, Final

By Paul Honda on November 16, 2013

WAILUKU — Picturesque night in Wailuku, lots of wind, probably 10-20 mph. Full moon rising. Huge Lunas crowd here, reminds me of Kahuku’s faithful following. There are roughly 50-60 Kaiser fans in blue here, too. Cougars received the opening kickoff and are marching downfield. Ball at the Lunas 26. Shotgun, four wide so far. 10:02, Q1 – Cougars jumped – illegal procedure, then two incomplete passes, including a drop that was almost turned into a pick-6 by Lahainaluna. Ball at […]

Pupule extra: Kaiser-Lahainaluna

By Paul Honda on November 13, 2013

Here is the rest of my preview on the Kaiser-Lahainaluna semifinal game in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football Championships. The following was cut from my story that ran in Wednesday’s Star-Advertiser (subscriber content). Another (Kaiser) senior, Thomas Buntenbah-Leong, is a converted cornerback who transferred from Kailua and jumped at the chance to carry the ball. The 5-11, 185-pound utility player has gained 658 yards (11 per attempt) and 16 touchdowns on the ground. He has also hauled in a […]

LIVE BLOG: Kaiser 59, Konawaena 6, Final

By Billy Hull on November 9, 2013

The OIA champs and BIIF champs in Division II meet up in the final state football game of the weekend. The 10-1 Kaiser Cougars host the 10-2 Konawaena Wildcats in their first-ever state tournament game. Konawaena trying for its first win after getting eliminated in the first round the last two years. Kaiser QB Kahoalii Karratti is going up against the team he played for last season. 7:02 p.m.: We’re just about ready to kickoff here at Kaiser Stadium. Kaiser […]

LIVE BLOG: Kaiser 41, Pearl City 21, Final

By Billy Hull on November 1, 2013

Pearl City has never won an OIA championship in football. Kaiser’s only OIA title was 34 years ago. The two teams meet at 4:30 p.m. at Aloha Stadium for the OIA White championship. We’ll have live in-game updates here. First, here’s our preview on the game. 4:02 p.m.: Both teams are on the field getting ready. Pearl City last played here in the 2011 OIA White title game, losing 9-7 to Waipahu. Kaiser has opened its season here for the […]

OIA White Preview: Pearl City vs. Kaiser

By Billy Hull on October 31, 2013

OIA White Championship The matchup: Pearl City (7-3) vs. Kaiser (9-1) Location/Time: Aloha Stadium, Friday, 4:30 p.m. Head-to-head (since 1973): Kaiser leads 8-6 Biggest margin of victory: Kaiser, 48-0, Sept. 13, 1979 Smallest margin of victory: Kaiser, 7-6, Oct. 26, 2001 Pearl City’s offensive leaders Kaiser’s offensive leaders The Pearl City Chargers are playing their best football late, beating Radford and Kalani in consecutive weeks to advance to the OIA White final. Kaiser has played its best football practically season […]

Update: Kaiser 51, Radford 3, Final

By Paul Honda on October 18, 2013

Pre-game JV game is in the third quarter. Kaiser leads Kalaheo 35-0. It’s a typical evening in Hawaii Kai. Good breeze from mauka side. Partly cloudy. Gorgeous sunset. Often enough, things change within an hour with gusts and rain. Hopefully not tonight. I want to see Radford air it out early and often. I’d like to see Kaiser get truly tested for an entire game. First quarter 8:59 – The Cougars drive on the ground and score on a 3-yard […]

OIA White Playoff Preview: Radford vs. Kaiser

By Billy Hull on October 17, 2013

OIA White Playoffs The matchup: Radford (7-2) vs. Kaiser (8-1) Location/Time: Kaiser, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Head-to-head (since 1973): Radford leads 9-8 Biggest margin of victory: Radford, 53-8, Sept. 17, 1999 Smallest margin of victory: Radford, 23-21, Sept. 11, 2004; Radford, 16-14, Sept. 28, 2001 Radford’s offensive leaders Kaiser’s offensive leaders Of all the teams still playing football this week, nobody had a worse weekend than Radford. Needing a win over Pearl City last Friday to clinch the No. 2 seed […]