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Preview: Farrington-Kahuku, OIA final

By Paul Honda on November 4, 2011

Farrington (10-0, 8-0 OIA) vs. Kahuku (9-1, 7-1) On paper: Their last meeting, a 14-13 win by Farrington before a full house, had as much to do with Farrington’s defensive prowess as Kahuku’s kicking game. Bad long snaps led to a botched field-goal opportunity in the first half, and a blown PAT in the second. Despite the loss, that game marked the comeback of Aofaga Wily, who rushed for 136 yards on 24 carries after enduring injury issues through the first […]


Tyler Taumua stat ticker

By Paul Honda on October 4, 2011

Yes, yes, it’s that time again ladies and gentlemen, Governors and non-Govs. It’s the Tyler Taumua statistical update, courtesy of the No. 1-ranked Farrington Governors and the pummelling “Bamboolas.” Taumua gained 100 rushing yards on 24 carries against then-No. 1 Kahuku on Saturday night. At this rate, the junior running back will finish a full, 14-game season — provided the Govs reach the final of the state tournament — with 2,504 yards and 24 touchdowns. The single-season record is believed […]

Preview: Kahuku-Farrington (extended version)

By Jerry Campany on October 1, 2011

(Long version of the Kahuku-Farrington game preview that ran in Friday’s Star-Advertiser.) There are cousins in maroon and red. There are ties that go back to villages in faraway regions of the Pacific. But when No. 1 Kahuku and No. 2 Farrington square off tomorrow, the similarities go even deeper. The Red Raiders and Governors, maybe more than ever, are twins. Clones. Take your pick, and there you have the two best teams in the state. Tomorrow’s battle at Roosevelt’s […]

Farrington-Kailua preview (extended)

By Paul Honda on September 9, 2011

(Here’s an extended version of this morning’s preview of the Farrington-Kailua game. I wrote a little too long for the print version, but here’s the story with extras.) For the team in maroon, it’s all about poundage at the line of scrimmage. Farrington is off to a scintillating start and Tyler Taumua is having one of the best junior seasons of any running back in recent memory. For the team in blue, things just might be turning around. When the […]