Kahuku Red Raider football player Robert Sauvao unleash a pass to teammate Lokana Enos against the Saint Louis Crusaders in a game Friday night at Aloha Stadium. George Lee / Star-Advertiser Most football teams have off years. Kahuku, usually, is not one of them. But this year, despite the fact that the Red Raiders made the final four of the Open Division, will go down as an off year. They finished 7-5 and ended it by getting beaten by rival Saint Louis 49-22 in the Open Divi
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM Saint Louis linebacker Kila Kamakawiwo‘ole, right, wrapped up Kahuku running back Toalei Lefau during the regular-season meeting between the Crusaders and Red Raiders on Sept. 7 at Aloha Stadium. Saint Louis-Kahuku, chapter 2, in the year 2018. The first meeting on Sept. 7 was a 30-14 win for Saint Louis, ranked No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Top 10. The two-time defending state champion Crusaders are also nationally ranked. The Hawaii fo
JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Mililani wide receiver Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi, right, was chased down by Kahuku linebacker Aaron Fonoimoana-Vaomu, bottom, and defensive back Alex Fonoimoana-Vaomu during the teams’ regular-season meeting on Sept. 29 at Kahuku. Mililani snapped the Red Raiders’ home winning streak with a 38-10 victory. Somehow, some way, the Kahuku Red Raiders keep overcoming adversity and heartbreak. Injuries to key players like Miki Ah You and Kaonohi Kan
Often times, we forget the work that goes in behind the scenes. We see the boys run out on the field, stretch, warm up and play. We don’t realize that the games are just a small part of what contributes to the success of this team. Its the team practices. It’s the individual drills, the resistance training, the early morning runs on the bike path. These things are done daily by these boys. As Eric Thomas said, “Everybody wants to be a beast until its time to do what beasts do
Kahuku’s Makayla Fonoimoana-Vaomu celebrated a kill in the first set of Thursday's 25-15, 25-23 victory over Farrington. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser Anybody who watches the Kahuku football team is aware of two Red Raiders defenders with the last name Fonoimoana-Vaomu.
They are brothers — Alex Fonoimoana-Vaomu, a junior defensive back, and Aaron Fonoimoana-Vaomu, a junior linebacker.
And Red Raider nation has another heavy but lesser known “hitt
KAHUKU — One week ago, Dillon Gabriel and the Mililani football team broke the state's all-time career passing yards record.
On Saturday night, the fourth-ranked Trojans executed at a high level to end No. 2 Kahuku's 49-game winning streak at home.
Visiting Mililani spoiled the Red Raiders' homecoming and handed Kahuku its first loss at home since 2007 with a commanding 38-10 OIA Open Division win before a standing-room only crowd at Carleton E. Weimer Field.
Kahuku's Nalu Emerson tried to stiff arm Waianae linebacker Angus Ramaila, who still managed to make the tackle in Friday's game. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser. Guess who the leading rusher was in Kahuku’s 49-13 football victory over Waianae on Friday night? Some shifty or bull-like running back from Kahuku? Wrong. It was Waianae’s Kaai Tambaoan-Kaeo, who carried the ball 15 times for 86 yards. As a matter of fact, the two offenses were relatively equal
Kahuku's Robbie Sauvao threw three touchdown passes in a win over Konawaena. Photo by Jay Metzger/Special to the Star-Advertiser. Game one is in the books for first-year head coach Sterling Carvalho. The former offensive coordinator has already left an imprint, merging the best of both worlds as No. 2 Kahuku overpowered Konawaena 61-9 on Saturday night at soggy Carleton Weimer Field. The Red Raiders were in sledgehammer mode early with running backs Wes Alo-Maiava and Toalei
JAY METZGER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Kahuku’s Wesley Alo-Maiava found some running room as Konawaena’s Kala‘i Santiago came in for a tackle on Saturday. Wesley Alo-Maiava rushed for 130 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, as No. 2 Kahuku thwarted Konawaena 61-9 on Saturday night at Carleton Weimer Field. Kahuku (1-0) displayed its balanced offensive attack: 29 rushes for 240 yards and 27 pass attempts. Alo-Maiava is fully healthy for the first time in a
Kahuku RB Toalei Lefau tries to break free from a Konawaena defender in the first quarter of a non-league matchup at Carleton E. Weimer Field Saturday night. Leighland Tagawa | SL KAHUKU — The final point total may have been lopsided, but the winning team was balanced in its attack Saturday night. Quarterback Robbie Sauvao and running back Wesley Alo-Maiava each scored three first half touchdowns to power No. 2 Kahuku over visiting Konawaena, 61-9, in a non-league matchup at
Check out our 2017 Division I ALL HAWAII team selections as determined by ScoringLive: 1st Team 2nd Team Micah Mariteragi OL Sr. Duke Heffernan UT So. Fatu Atuaia LB Sr. Jared "Nalu" Emerson DB Jr. Honorable Mention Sol-Jay Maiava QB So. Toalei Lefau RB Jr. Cire Loo OL Sr. Thorton Alapa UT Jr. Samson Kapule-Si'ilata DL Sr. Alex Fonoimoana-Vaomu DB So. Lauina Falatea UT Sr. Kaonohi Kaniho Rtnr So. Makoa Freitas Coach See the re
The appetizer was so very good that it seemed quite possible that the main course would turn out to be bland. But instead, the third game of Saturday’s tripleheader at Aloha Stadium was a crazy-good show-stopper for football connoisseurs and an incredible capper for Hawaii’s football-hungry fans, who got an extra-sweet treat in the first game of the day — Lahainaluna’s 75-69 seven-overtime win over Konawaena in the D-II championship game. With a kickoff at 9:58 p.m. Saturday,
STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Saint Louis receiver Jonah Panoke made the game-winning 53-yard touchdown catch by pulling the ball from Kahuku defensive back Alex Fonoimoana-Vaomu during the final seconds of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Open Division State Championship game at Aloha Stadium. It was 1:04 a.m. Sunday at Aloha Stadium and not a single person out of the 22,436 in attendance sounded tired. Whether it was the euphoric jubilation from the Saint Louis
For the third year in a row, the high school football season will end with a clash between the two most storied prep football programs in the state. No. 1 Saint Louis (9-0) and its 14 Prep Bowls and four state titles faces No. 2 Kahuku (11-1), which has won eight state championships. Kahuku dominated the Crusaders, 39-14, in 2015 before Saint Louis came back to win last season’s showdown, 30-14. Looks like we will start at 9:55 p.m. Saint Louis 31, Kahuku 28 OFFICIAL BOX SCOR
Second-ranked Kahuku and top-ranked Saint Louis will face off in the nightcap of Saturday's championship triple-header at Aloha Stadium in the Division I-Open final at 8 p.m. ScoringLive photo illustration Cal Lee and Makoa Freitas are two men on opposing ends of the coaching spectrum. The 71-year-old Lee has collected more wins than any other individual in state history over his 25-year prep coaching career. He has led Saint Louis to Prep Bowl victories 15 times and two stat