HALAWA — Top-ranked Saint Louis rolled past No. 4 Kahuku, 49-22, in First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Open Division Football State Championships semifinals in front of 5,250 fans at Hawaiian Financial FCU Field at Aloha Stadium Friday. The Crusaders advance to the title game for the third-straight year to take on Mililani in the nightcap of a tripleheader on Nov. 24. Kahuku ends their season at 7-5 overall, but battled through everything that came their way. "I'm proud of our kids. T
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
HALAWA — Dillon Gabriel threw for 374 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 3 Mililani to a 27-7 win over No. 4 Kahuku in the title game of the Oahu Interscholastic Association Open Division tournament at Hawaiian Financial Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium Friday night.
The Trojans (9-2) recorded their sixth consecutive victory and second over the Red Raiders (7-4) this season to capture their fourth league football crown and first since 2014.
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Kahuku 's Mason Paulo makes his way down field for a touchdown. Three years of frustration in the OIA playoffs finally faded away for Mililani.
A year after watching Kahuku celebrate a comeback victory in the OIA Open Division championship game, the Trojans pulled away from the Red Raiders and claimed the league title with a 27-7 win Friday at Aloha Stadium.
After winning back-to-back OIA championships in 2013 and ’14, Mililani fell short each of the past three seasons. K
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's Mason Paulo hauls in a 19-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter to help the Red Raiders pull away. Leighland Tagawa | SL KAHUKU — No. 5 Kahuku rallied from two first half deficits to breeze by No. 10 Kapolei, 33-13, in an Oahu Interscholastic Association Open Division regular season finale for both teams at Carleton E. Weimer Field Friday night. The Red Raiders win their second-consecutive game to improve to 3-2 in the OIA standings, 6-3 overall. Kahuku clinches the thi
Kahuku RB/FB Toalei Lefau runs the ball up the field against the Farrington defense. Leighland Tagawa | SL KALIHI — Fifth-ranked Kahuku got back on track with a 34-8 win over No. 13 Farrington in an Oahu Interscholastic Association Open Division game at Edward 'Skippa' Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki Field on a rainy Friday night.
The Red Raiders snap a two-game losing streak to even out at 2-2 in the OIA standings, 5-3 overall. Kahuku hosts Kapolei on Friday, Oct. 19 to close out
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM Kahuku defensive back Kai Noeau celebrated after scooping up a dropped lateral pass and returning it for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Red Raiders’ win at Farrington on Friday. Following its first back-to-back losses in the regular season since 1996, Kahuku held a players-only meeting at the start of the week.
“They know that they needed to right the ship,” Kahuku coach Sterling Carvalho said.
An 80-yard touchdown pass fr
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM Kahuku safety Frisco Aveau headed up field after picking off a Chris Afe-Alaivanu pass in the fourth quarter of Friday’s game at Skippa Diaz Stadium. It’s usually a given on the North Shore, but back-to-back losses the past two weeks made Friday’s playoff-clinching victory for Kahuku an important one.
Quarterback Robbie Sauvao tossed two first-quarter touchdown passes and Zealand Matagi rushed for 72 yards and another score in a 34-8
Kahuku's Mason Paulo gets tripped up by Campbell's Poki'i Adkins-Kupuka'a short of the end zone. For the first time since 1996, three-time defending OIA champion Kahuku has lost back-to-back games in the regular season. A stunning 28-27 win by No. 6 Campbell over No. 4 Kahuku on Saturday in Ewa Beach 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 2
Kahuku quarterback Wes Alo-Maiava (13) runs the ball. Krenston Kaipo’s 29-yard touchdown pass to Titus Mokiao-Atimalala tied the game with 19 seconds left, and Jadon Arola’s PAT kick gave No. 6 Campbell a stunning 28-27 win over No. 4 Kahuku on Saturday night at the Sabers’ field.
The win pushed Campbell into second place in the OIA Open Division with a 2-1 record (5-3 overall). The Sabers had lost their previous four matchups with Kahuku, last beating the Red Raiders in 20
Roman Wilson was about to have a breakout season, perhaps, in 2017. An injury derailed his hopes, and he watched his Saint Louis brothers capture their second state title in a row. This season, he’s back with a vengeance. The blazing wide receiver hauled in six passes for 136 yards, including touchdowns of 80 and 13 yards, as No. 1 Saint Louis overwhelmed No. 2 Kahuku 30-14 on Friday night at Aloha Stadium. Quarterback Jayden de Laura played beyond halftime for the first time
Aaron Fonoimoana-Vaomu (12) twice recovered a loose ball in the end zone as a part of the Red Raiders' 31 points off special teams and defensive turnovers. Spencer Honda | SL WAIANAE — It was vintage Red Raiders football mixed with a bit of new school offense as second-ranked Kahuku barraged No. 12 Waianae, 49-13, in both teams' Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I-Open regular season opener Friday night at Raymond Torii Field. Kahuku scored 31 of its 49 points off spe
Kahuku's Wes Alo-Maiava (13) runs the ball and scores a touch down against Konawaena. Kahuku's Toalei Lefau (44) gets past Konawaena's defense. Kahuku's Mason Paulo (18) makes a one handed catch against Konawaena's Kaha‘i Navas-loa (14). Kahuku's Wes Alo-Maiava (13) runs the ball and breaks free against Konawaena. Kahuku's Zealand Matagi (26) gains some yards before being tackled by Konawaena's Kala‘i Santiago (7) in the fourth quarter on Saturday at Kahuku High School. Kahuk