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
Kahuku running back Zealand Matagi (26) followed his blockers to pick up yards against Mililani. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser. You can’t fault Kahuku coach Sterling Carvalho for trying. Early on this season, the Red Raiders were a mixed bag on offense. At times they were able to ground and pound opponents, but they also weren’t afraid to put four wide receivers out on the field and try to throw the ball around a little bit. After three straight years of losing to Sain
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Kahuku running back Zealand Matagi ran around Mililani linebacker Micah Kim during the first quarter of the OIA Open Division championship game on Saturday at Aloha Stadium. Big Red is back on top. Kahuku won an OIA championship in the most Kahuku way possible, using a punishing defense and a big play on special teams to knock off Mililani 7-3 on Saturday night in the OIA Open Division title game at Aloha Stadium. The game was scoreles
Kahuku coach Sterling Carvalho is dunked by a bucket of water after the Red Raiders defeated Mililani for the OIA Open title. CJ Caraang | SL HALAWA — Special teams, defense, and offense in that order came together at the right time as No. 4 Kahuku rallied past No. 3 Mililani, 7-3, to win the Oahu Interscholastic Association Open Division title at Hawaiian Financial FCU Field at Aloha Stadium Saturday. Kahuku (8-3 overall) wins their third-straight game and adds their first O
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
Kahuku’s Ace Kaufusi, left and Alan Talanoa, right, got in on this sack of Kapolei quarterback Freddie Gregorio on Friday night. Kahuku won 39-0. Photo by Jay Metzger / Special to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Kapolei had its third string quarterback starting and he learned quickly what the Kahuku defense is all about. Freddie Gregorio, a junior, wound up getting sacked 11 times as the Red Raiders took the bus ride home from Kapolei to the North Shore with a 39-0 victory Frid
The Aloha State continues to stock the proverbial talent shelves in college football seeing talent at all position matriculate to next level success. One of the teams feeding top talent to collegiate rosters is Kahuku High School (4-1). The Red Raiders are one of Hawaii’s best proving the point after traveling to Utah to take on Timpview flying away with a 34-14 win. Upholding the tradition of producing next level gifts while keeping the Red Raiders among the best in-state is
Kahuku running back Zealand Matagi was chased by Campbell defenders all game, finishing with 261 yards on the ground in a dominating win. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser. It was studsville in Kahuku on Friday night. The fifth-ranked Red Raiders kept it simple at their Carleton E. Weimer Field, running the ball between the tackles most of the night. The result: 440 yards on the ground and a 35-7 smashing of fourth-ranked Campbell. The pack of stun guns on the offensive li
Kahuku running back Zealand Matagi (26) runs the ball past Waianae defensive back Samson Cook (18) on Saturday. Both teams put in a few tricky wrinkles, but after a scoreless first half it was obvious that the team deciding to commit to old-school, hard-charging running was going to prevail. This looked like the 1970s. Waianae at No. 5 Kahuku on the North Shore. Real grass. And then, the avalanche came. It was the Red Raiders who decided to grind it and grind it and grind it
Kahuku fullback Jack Tito (34) played a big part in Kahuku's 32-point second half according to coach Sterling Carvalho. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser. No. 5 Kahuku is known for a bruising running game, but it hasn’t always been there this season. No worries now. It showed up in a huge way in the second half of Saturday night’s 32-0 victory over Waianae at Carleton Weimer Field. The offensive line surge came at the right time. The OIA rivals were in a 0-
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
Kahuku defensive back Peter John Mataira returned an interception for a touchdown against Campbell. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser. Four sacks.
No. 5 Kahuku’s 27-7 win over No. 4 Campbell, on the same field where the Red Raiders lost three weeks earlier, had all the makings of a traditionally dominant defense making an elite-level comeback. It was, at the prep level, the rough equivalent of the Baltimore Ravens putting a muzzle on the
JAMM AQUINO / email@example.com Kahuku defensive tackle Zion Ah You (38), left, and defensive end Tuia Tupuola (99) work to bring down Kamehameha running back Reino Bush (15). No. 2 Kahuku played its brand of hard-nosed football Friday night in overpowering No. 6 Kamehameha 24-7 at Aloha Stadium.
There were no frills about it during the first half, but after the break, the Red Raiders gave the Warriors some breathing room and Kamehameha put up a fight.
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