STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Kahuku running back Tomasi Pasi broke free into the Campbell secondary No. 4 Kahuku played classic Red Raider football in the rain at home Saturday night and it resulted in a 46-0 drubbing of No. 5 Campbell in the OIA Open Division semifinals. It’s now on to Aloha Stadium next week for the Red Raiders (7-3), who will play defending league champion Mililani (8-3) for the OIA title. “Mililani is No. 1 in the OIA until proven otherwi
Kahuku's Kingston Jones recovers a muffed punt by Campbell's Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala early in the third quarter that led to the Red Raiders' first score of the second half. Michael Lasquero | SL KAHUKU — Through the heavy downpour at Carleton E. Weimer Field Saturday night, streaks of red were visible and constant. No. 4 Kahuku got big play after big play and used a fast start to dominate No. 5 Campbell in a 46-0 OIA Open Division semifinal victory. The Red Raiders (7-3), wh
JAMM AQUINO/ JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Kahuku’s Ace Kaufusi came up with an interception on Saturday. Going into Saturday night’s game at Carleton E. Weimer Field, No. 5 Kahuku was looking up at No. 4 Campbell in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10. But the Red Raiders made certain they’ll be looking down at the Sabers on Monday when the new rankings come out. They played their familiar brand of hard-nosed, no-frills running football in a 35-7 rout. A suffocating defense and
Among the few league games set to take place this weekend is a meeting of Open Division teams in No. 5 Kahuku and No. 4 Campbell. ScoringLive photo illustration Among the few league games set to take place this weekend is a meeting of Open Division teams separated by one spot in the ScoringLive/Hawaiian Electric Power Rankings in No. 4 Campbell taking on No. 5 Kahuku. The Sabers (1-2 overall, 1-1 league) and Red Raiders (2-1, 1-1) will play at Kahuku's Carleton E. Weimer Fiel
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This summer, head coaches from all 28 Oahu high school varsity football teams are being asked to recount their football playing days.
One coach who has already been interviewed for this multi-part series pointed out what he thinks may be the value of this endeavor:
“A lot of times, you only hear about coaches when they’re getting released or are having a special season. It’s super hard to have a special season, so this should shed more light on them as
STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Kahuku running back Toalei Lefau finds a large opening for a gain of yards on Friday. When the Kahuku community lost program legend Tommy Heffernan Sr. on Tuesday, the team was supposed to take the day off. That is until grandson Duke, a senior on this year’s squad, and the rest of the family had something to say about it. “Knowing my papa, if he was here right now and he saw all of us crying, he would tell us to shut up,” he said
Kahuku wide receiver Duke Heffernan (2) walked to midfield with family members for the coin toss and then a moment of silence for Tommy Heffernan Sr. before Friday's game against Kapolei. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser. Many tributes were paid to the late Tommy Heffernan Sr., who passed away on Tuesday, at Kahuku on Friday night.
A shrine with pictures of Heffernan was placed outside of the Red Raiders’ locker room along with a chair that had his cloth
Kahuku quarterback Robbie Sauvao held on to the ball as he was tackled by Campbell’s Brandon Frysinger during the second quarter on Saturday. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser. A stunning 28-27 win by No. 6 Campbell over No. 4 Kahuku defied all logic.
After all, Kahuku owned time of possession, controlled the line of scrimmage, and operated its game plan to near perfection. Big Red ran the ball 51 times for 241 yards, often out of their patented elephant formatio
Campbell quarterback Krenston Kaipo led the game-winning drive to beat Kahuku on Saturday. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser. Kawe Johnson has always had a knack for excellence.
He also had the clutch gene as a two-way standout at Kahuku, becoming the Star-Advertiser defensive player of the year as a senior.
On Saturday night, it was Johnson’s ability to analyze, and then communicate with his offensive unit at Campbell that showed that he hasn’t lost that gift.
Kahuku has hired its fifth different head football coach in six seasons. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Kahuku announced the hiring of Sterling Carvalho as its head varsity football coach today. Carvalho had coached the junior varsity team for the past three seasons. He replaces interim coach Makoa Freitas, who went 11-2 this past season, won an OIA title, and advanced to the state title game in the Open Division. Carvalho, a Kauai High graduate and former quarterbac
Kahuku head coach Makoa Freitas coached up running back Enoch Nawahine during a game against Campbell. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser. In Tuesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Paul Honda wrote about the top 10 prep stories of 2017. You can read it here. Here’s a deeper look at one of the 10 stories. 2. Kahuku coaching carousel continues Some call it a coaching carousel, but it’s more like basic protocol these days for that famous athletic program on the North Shore. Perha
QUICKLY Kahuku High only graduates about 100 male students a year. But since 1970, the Red Raiders have fed 17 players into the NFL and many more into the collegiate ranks. The harsh lights in the wrestling room came on at 5 a.m., and it wasn’t pretty. Members of the Kahuku High football team groaned and rubbed their eyes and made their way toward the men’s room muttering f-bombs, their devout faith notwithstanding. The Red Raiders moved like zombies, the difference being tha
Kahuku's defense swarms Campbell quarterback Krenston Kaipo during the first half of an OIA Division I semifinal. Sylvia Lee | SL HALAWA – Kahuku's vaunted defense came up big once again in knocking off Campbell, 42-7, Friday night in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I football semifinal at Hawaiian Tel FCU Field at Aloha Stadium. The game went to the running clock with 11 minutes 20 seconds left in the game because of the 35-point differential mercy rule The two
The first game of the OIA semifinals at Aloha Stadium on Friday night is a rematch of No. 2 Kahuku’s 45-6 win over No. 7 Campbell just three weeks ago. Q&A: Kahuku coach Makoa Freitas
Q&A: Campbell coach Darren Johnson NO. 2 KAHUKU RED RAIDERS (8-1)
Head coach: Makoa Freitas
Red Raiders roster VS. NO. 7 CAMPBELL SABERS (7-3)
Head coach: Darren Johnson
Sabers roster Kahuku 42, Campbell 7 Red Raiders back in the OIA final for the third straight season. at Aloha Stadium Camp
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Kahuku back Enoch Nawahine leaped into an opening against Campbell in Friday’s OIA Blue clinching game. Any thoughts of putting their hands on an Oahu Interscholastic Association Blue championship vanished quickly for the No. 7 Campbell Sabers on Friday night. Not with No. 2 Kahuku in town. The Red Raiders (7-1, 7-0) took control early to ruin the Sabers’ homecoming night with a 45-6 victory that put a ribbon and a bow on the Blue titl