Kahuku quarterback Tiger Adolpho (19) throws the football against the Saint Louis Crusaders. Jamm Aquinofirstname.lastname@example.org The future starts now for Kahuku. No sense stewing over 45-6 loss to a team ranked No. 6 in the nation. This year is done. The Raiders gave their ever-faithful fans an OIA championship last month and yet another appearance in the Open Division final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. Anybody watching Friday’s nightcap
Saint Louis’ regular-season dominance over Kahuku has extended to the state tournament in recent years, with the Crusaders adding a big victory Friday night. Saint Louis has won 19 of the 28 meetings all time against the Red Raiders, but was 1-5 against Kahuku in state finals after the Red Raiders’ shocking win to end the 2015 season. Since then, Saint Louis has rolled to four consecutive state titles, with three coming in wins over the Red Raiders, including Friday night’s 4
HALAWA — Saint Louis collected its four of a kind Friday night. Jayden de Laura passed for 280 yards, rushed for another 75 and accounted for three touchdowns to lead top-ranked Saint Louis to a one-sided 45-6 win over No. 3 Kahuku in the title game of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Open Division State Championships. A crowd of 11,597 at Aloha Stadium saw the top-seeded Crusaders conclude the season with a perfect 12-0 record for their third straight undefeated campaign and fo
AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 07: Breiden Fehoko #91 of the LSU Tigers walks off the field after the game against the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Breiden Fehoko has been a dominant portion of LSU’s defense the past two seasons. The once Texas Tech player, Fehoko left the Red Raiders in 2016 and found a forever home in Baton Rouge. The transfer process wasn’t simple, sure. But Feho
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Kamehameha Schools’ Keonilei Akana was voted Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Player of the Year by a panel of coaches and media. Putting a definition on a force of nature should be simple. Ask Chris Blake about Keonilei Akana, and the Kamehameha math instructor pauses. It’s not often he halts himself, but he was limited to one word or sentence. “Amazing leader,” said Blake, who fits that same description as Kamehameha’s longt
HALAWA — Campbell gave Kahuku everything it could handle as the Red Raiders squeaked by the Sabers, 21-19 in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Division I-Open semifinals at Hawaiian Financial FCU Field at Aloha Stadium Friday.
"It was very tight. We're glad we pulled through. A win is a win especially in states," Kahuku coach Sterling Carvalho said.
Kahuku (9-3 overall) dominated the past two matchups by a combined score of 81 to 7, but it was too close for comfort for the Red
The Kahuku Red Raiders will make a record 13th appearance in a state football championship game.
Running back Zealand Matagi rushed for 133 yards and scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to help the Red Raiders rally from a surprising halftime deficit to beat Campbell 21-19 in the Open Division semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships tonight at Aloha Stadium. OIA champion Kahuku (9-3) is 8-4 in state title games since the first tourname
There was something missing for Breiden Fehoko. It wasn't production. He had plenty of that as a freshman at Texas Tech, playing in 10 games in his first season and tallying 19 tackles, 4.0 for loss, with a sack and an interception. It wasn't accoldates. He got plenty of those, too, earning All-Big 12 honorable mention from the league's coaches and popping up on a few freshman All-American lists. It was something else, a feeling that he had another step to take in his career,
Sol-Jay Maiava says moving from Hawaii to the D.C. area to play football at St. John's "the best move of my life." (Doug Kapustin/For The Washington Post) Who would've know what Sol-Jay Maiava got himself into two and a half years ago. Nobody could've imagined, except maybe Sol-Jay and his family, that he would lead a St. Johns College team to navigate arguably the toughest schedule in the country . . . two years in a row! I've followed his journey from afar as closely as I c
Timpview’s Raider Damuni celebrates a touchdown during the 5A football semifinal game against Lehi at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Timpview won 35-7. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News PROVO — It’s rare for an eighth grader to commit to a school, but Raider Damuni is defying expectations. The son of former BYU safety and current Cougar community relations coordinator Jack Damuni committed to the Cougars after an unexpected visit with BYU head co
Kahuku running back Zealand Matagi rushed for 261 yards in a 35-7 victory over Campbell earlier this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser. Could the third time be the charm for the Campbell Sabers when the Open Division semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships take place Friday at Aloha Stadium? Campbell (6-5) went to Kahuku (8-3) and lost 35-7 on Aug. 31, then met the Red Raiders in the OIA Open playoffs and lost again 46-0 at Aloha St
Virginia's Wayne Taulapapa leads the team in rushing touchdowns this season. Photo by Matt Riley/UVA Media Relations. Imagine rushing for 260 yards and three TDs in a state championship game. Wayne Taulapapa did that in 2014. Now imagine that you fumble in that same game, ending your team’s last chance at a comeback in an eight-point loss. Taulapapa can check off that box, too. But it has made him a better man. After rushing for 3,279 yards and 52 touchdowns in three years as
ASSOCIATED PRESS Wayne Taulapapa still puts time in on special teams despite being Virginia’s top running back. These days, there are two big V’s in Wayne Taulapapa’s life. The first is Virginia, where he is rocking and rolling as the starting running back. The second is value — as in value added. Taulapapa is constantly looking at ways he can contribute. And that is a marked difference between Taulapapa, the man playing for the Cavaliers, and Taulapapa, the boy who played fo
Quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava spent two seasons at Kahuku before transferring to St. John's College in Washington D.C. Star-Advertiser file photo. Sol-Jay Maiava has been busy building his football resume in Washington, D.C. The former Kahuku star — who is a three-star recruit committed to play for BYU — is the senior starting quarterback for the St. John’s College High School Cadets, and they are playing a grueling 2019 schedule. Maiava starred for the Red Raiders here in Hawai