Kahuku’s Kaniho lands in national record book

Kahuku cornerback Kekaula Kaniho returned five interceptions for touchdowns this season. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

According to National Federation of High School (NFHS) records, Kekaula Kaniho of Kahuku ranks second all-time for most interceptions returned for touchdowns in one season.

Kaniho, a 6-foot, 170-pound senior, finished the season five pick-sixes for OIA champion Kahuku. That ties him with Isaiah Keyes of Notth Hagerstown, Md., who had his five in 2013.

The record of six interceptions returned for TDs is shared by two players: Maurice Cooper of Saginaw Nouvel, Mich. (1994), and Ben Sukut of Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley Christian, Calif. (2012).

Kapolei coach Darren Hernandez found the list on Tuesday morning.

Kaniho has eight scholarship offers: Army, Boise State, Colorado, Hawaii, UNLV, San Diego State, Vanderbilt and Washington State.



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