2024 Hawai’i High School Football Schedule

2024 Hawai’i High School Football Schedule

2024 Hawai’i High School Football Schedule

BY HSRN Staff
PUBLISHED MAY 24, 2024

High school football leagues across the state are finalizing their schedules for the upcoming 2024 season and Hawai’i Sports Radio Network is here to keep you updated.

In the OIA, Waipahu and Farrington have moved up to the Open Division while Moanalua and Waianae are in Division I. Pearl City is also in Division I for the first time in over 15 years as it swap spots with Castle, who moved down to Division II.

*schedule below subject to change and will be updated.

WEEK ONE

August 9th Friday

(Pre) Saint Louis at Kahuku

(Pre) Leilehua at Kamehameha

(Pre) Aiea at Roosevelt

(Pre) Waianae at Kapolei

(Pre) Tafuna (Am. Samoa) at Waipahu

(Pre) PAC-5 at Waialua

August 10th Saturday

Radford at Moanalua

(Pre) Kapaa at Farrington

(Pre) Castle at Pearl City

(Pre) Kalani at Iolani

(Pre) Mililani at Kailua

WEEK TWO

August 15th Thursday

(Pre) KS-Maui vs. Beaumont (Calif.) at Radford

(Pre) Redlands (Calif.) at Radford

August 16th Friday

(Pre) Nu’uuli (Am. Samoa) vs. Aiea at Radford

(Pre) McKinley at Kaiser

(Pre) Kahuku at Bishop Gorman (Nev.)

August 17th Saturday

(Pre) Tafuna (Am. Samoa) at Farrington

(Pre) Waipahu at Kailua

(Pre) Iolani at Leilehua

(Pre) KS-Hawaii at Moanalua

(Pre) Castle at Nanakuli

(Pre) Saint Louis at Mililani

WEEK THREE

August 22nd Thursday

(Pre) Mount Vista (Colo.) at Pearl City

(Pre) Punahou II at Waialua

August 23rd Friday

(Pre) Rancho Mirage (Calif.) at Farrington

(Pre) Campbell at Punahou

(Pre) Capistrano (Calif.) at Moanalua

(Pre) Aiea at Castle

(Pre) Waianae at Waipahu

(Pre) Kamehameha at Warren (Calif.)

(Pre) Valley Center (Calif.) at Lahainaluna

(Pre) Roosevelt at Nanakuli

August 24th Saturday

(Pre) Konawaena at Kahuku

WEEK FOUR

August 30th Friday

(Pre) Waipahu at Kamehameha

(Pre) Saint Louis at Farrington 

(Pre) Kalani at Moanalua

August 31st Saturday

(Pre) Damien vs. TBD at Farrington

(Pre) Mililani at Liberty (Nev.)

(Pre) Kailua vs. Coronada (Nev.) at Liberty

(Pre) Waimea at Kahuku

WEEK FIVE

September 6th Friday

Waianae at Pearl City

Nanakuli vs. Aiea at Radford

Castle at Kaiser

McKinley at Roosevelt

Saint Louis II vs. PAC-5 at Farrington

Saint Louis vs. Kamehameha at Farrington

(Pre) Radford at Skyview (Wash.)

(Pre) Mililani at Los Alamitos (Calif.)

September 7th Saturday

Kailua at Leilehua

Waialua vs. Kaimuki at Farrington

Kalani vs. Kalaheo at Kailua

WEEK SIX

September 13th Friday

Waianae at Moanalua

Nanakuli at Pearl City

Kaimuki at Roosevelt

Waialua at Castle

September 14th Saturday

Farrington at Campbell

Radford at Kailua

Aiea at Leilehua

Kalani vs. McKinley at Roosevelt

Kalaheo at Kaiser

(Pre) Mater Dei (Calif.) at Kahuku

WEEK SEVEN

September 20th Friday

Leilehua at Nanakuli

Pearl City at Radford (HC)

Kailua at Moanalua (HC)

Kalani at Kaiser

McKinley at Waialua (HC)

Castle vs. Kaimuki at Farrington

September 21st Saturday

Kapolei at Campbell

Farrington at Kahuku

Waipahu at Mililani

Waianae vs. Aiea at Radford

Roosevelt vs. Kalaheo at Kailua

Iolani vs. Damien at Farrington

WEEK EIGHT

September 27th Friday

Waipahu at Kapolei (HC)

September 28th Saturday

Kahuku at Mililani

WEEK NINE

October 3rd Thursday

Kalaheo at Waialua

October 4th Friday

Kapolei at Farrington (HC)

Moanalua at Pearl City

Waianae at Leilehua

Roosevelt at Kaiser

October 5th Saturday

Campbell at Mililani

Waipahu at Kahuku

Aiea at Radford

Kailua at Nanakuli

Kaimuki vs. McKinley (HC) at Roosevelt

Castle vs. Kalani at Kaiser

WEEK TEN

October 11th Friday

Kahuku at Kapolei

Campbell at Waipahu

Mililani at Farrington

Radford at Nanakuli

Roosevelt at Castle

October 12th Saturday

Waianae at Kailua

Leilehua at Moanalua

Pearl City vs. Aiea at Radford

Kaiser vs. Kaimuki at Farrington

Waialua vs. Kalani at Kaiser

McKinley vs. Kalaheo at TBD

WEEK ELEVEN

October 18th Friday

Mililani at Kapolei

Aiea at Moanalua

Radford at Leilehua (HC)

Waianae at Nanakuli 

Waialua at Kaiser

Kalani at Roosevelt (HC)

Punahou vs. Saint Louis at Farrington

October 19th Saturday

Farrington at Waipahu

Campbell at Kahuku

Kailua at Pearl City

Kalaheo vs. Kaimuki (HC) at Farrington

Castle vs. McKinley at Roosevelt

WEEK TWELVE

October 25th Friday

Waianae at Radford

Leilehua at Pearl City

Roosevelt at Waialua

Kalaheo at Castle

October 26th Saturday

Aiea at Kailua

Moanalua at Nanakuli

Kaiser vs. McKinley at Roosevelt

Kaimuki vs. Kalani at Kaiser

WEEK THIRTEEN

November 1st and 2nd

OIA SEMIFINALS

WEEK FOURTEEN

November 8th and 9th

OIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

*email michaelhsrn@outlook.com for any additions or corrections

 

 

 

 

 

OIA Football regular season games to watch for during the 2024 season

OIA Football regular season games to watch for during the 2024 season

 

OIA Football regular season games to watch for during the 2024 season

BY HSRN Staff
PUBLISHED MAY 21, 2024

An early look at the 2024 OIA Football schedule draft has our staff at Hawai’i Sports Radio Network circling a number of regular season games on our calendars.

The full schedule hasn’t been released yet, but here are 15 league-play matchups to watch for:

Aug. 10th Saturday
Radford at Moanalua
—Early regular season matchup between neighboring rivals in the Battle for the Boulevard

Sept. 6th Friday
Waianae at Pearl City
—Season opener for Seariders, who moved down from Open Divsion, and Chargers, who moved up from Division II

Sept. 13th Friday
Kaimuki at Roosevelt
—Rematch of the 2023 OIA Division II Championship between the Bulldogs and Rough Riders

Sept. 14th Saturday
Farrington at Campbell
—Open Division season opener with the Governors traveling down 76 South for a Saturday afternoon tilt

Sept. 20th Friday
Kalani at Kaiser
—East Honolulu rivals square off in Hawaii Kai in key OIA Division II matchup

Sept. 21st Saturday
Farrington at Kahuku
—First trip to the North Shore for the Governors since 2019

Sept. 27th Friday
Waipahu at Kapolei
—Sixth meeting between the two teams as Hurricanes host Marauders for homecoming

Sept. 28th Saturday
Kahuku at Mililani
—Rematch of last year’s OIA and state Open Division championship games

Oct. 3rd Thursday
Kalaheo at Waialua
—Mustangs and Bulldogs face each other in lone regular season Thursday night game

Oct. 11th Friday
Campbell at Waipahu
—First regular season meeting for the Cane Knife trophy since 2013

Oct. 12th Saturday
Leilehua at Moanalua
—Key matchup in Salt Lake between OIA Division I contenders

Oct. 18th Friday
Waianae at Nanakuli
—First meeting between Westside foes since 2009

Oct. 19th Saturday
Farrington at Waipahu
—Rematch of the 2023 OIA Division I championship and state semifinal

Oct. 25th Friday
Kalaheo at Castle
—First regular season meeting between Windward schools since 2007

Oct. 26th Saturday
Aiea at Kailua
—Saturday afternoon tilt in a rematch of a Division I playoff game last season

Kahuku gets revenge on Mililani in 2023 First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Open Division Football state title

Kahuku gets revenge on Mililani in 2023 First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Open Division Football state title

Kahuku gets revenge on Mililani in 2023 First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Open Division Football state title

BY PAUL BRECHT | HONOLULU
PUBLISHED NOV 24, 2023

HONOLULU — Every great title bout needs a rematch. 

Ali-Frazier in 1974 and again in ’75. The Celtics and Lakers in ’84 and ’85 with Bird and Magic. The Yankees and Dodgers repeating results in ’77 and ’78, too. 

Heck, even the Rocky movies have sequels. 

While it wasn’t a year in between matchups of the Kahuku Red Raiders and Mililani Trojans on the gridiron, it was an exciting matchup of the top two teams in the state of Hawai’i high school football that had hype building for it for three weeks after Millville ended the North Shore team’s win streak against Hawai’i opponents with a 28-21 win in the OIA Open Division championship on November 4 at Farrington High School. The win for the Trojans knocked Kahuku out of national top-10 Max Preps high school football rankings, plummeting the Red Raiders to 51st, one spot below Mililani.  

The matchup certainly lived up to the billing. 

Kahuku opened play with a surprise for all, drilling an onside kick into the ground and recovering at the Mililani 27 after a few precarious bounces saw the ball squirt away from multiple Trojans’ special teamers. The Red Raiders capitalized on the surprise a few plays later as Tuliele Tagovailoa-Amosa connected with Kache Kaio on 3rd & 16 for a 19-yard TD for the game’s opening score not even three minutes into the action. The ensuing PAT was bobbled on a bad snap and taken around the edge by Kaimana Carvalho for a two-point conversion to make it 8-0 in favor of the two-time defending state champions. 

Mililani’s Davyn Joesph returned the following kickoff out to the Trojans’ 41, seemingly swinging the momentum back in favor of the OIA Open Division champions, at least momentarily. Mililani QB Kini McMillan delivered a strike on 3rd & 13 to extend the drive before finding Kanoa Ferreira streaking down the seam. It looked like Mililani would find the end zone on the play, but Kahuku’s Carvalho tracked down the speeding Ferreira, stripping the Trojans’ receiver just before paydirt to save six for the Red Raiders.

Carvalho built on the forced fumble with a 30-yard catch-and-run to get Kahuku out of the shade of its own end zone before Mililani’s Elijah Nua popped the ball free on the next play for a Trojans’ takeaway inside the Red Raiders’ territory. It was Mililani’s turn to capitalize on great field position as McMillan took a QB keeper up the gut to get Millville on the board with 4:21 left in the 1st quarter. The two-point conversion was broken up by the Kahuku defense to keep the lead with the team in red, 8-6. 

The tides began to turn in the wrong direction for Mililani from there as senior linebacker Kamaehu Roman was ejected for targeting after laying a vicious hit on Kahuku’s Carvalho, knocking the stud two-way player for the Red Raiders out for the game along with himself. Kahuku converted a 4th & 9 later in the drive to work inside the Mililani 15 before being stonewalled on 4th & 1 from the Mililani 2 for a turnover-on-downs. Kahuku’s defense would stand strong in response, forcing a 4th & 25 for the Trojans and seeing the ensuing punt get shanked out of bounds without crossing midfield. 

The errors continued to stack up for Mililani as Aizik Mahuka joined his fellow senior linebacker Roman as a member of the “disqualified for targeting” club in the state title game, giving Kahuku the 1st down within the Trojans’ 10. It looked as though the Mililani defense had come up with a stop after Kahuku’s 22-yard field goal sailed wide, but a roughing the kicker penalty awarded a fresh set of downs to the North Shore representatives.  

The Red Raiders wouldn’t let that chance go by as Tagovailoa-Amosa took it in from a yard out to extend the lead to 15-6 with 93 seconds left before the halftime break and forced McMillan and company to go three-and-out to end the half with the same score and the kickoff coming Kahuku’s way to begin the third. 

The teams traded ugly possessions out of halftime as Kahuku punted on the opening drive, McMillan was picked off in the end zone on an excellent defensive effort by Manulele “Kingsley” Ah You for a touchback before the Red Raiders gave the ball right back with a botched hand-off between Tagovailoa-Amosa and Sheldon Kanoa hitting the turf for another Mililani takeaway. 

This time, the Trojans took advantage of Kahuku mental miscues to make it a one-score game once again as Nakoa Kahana-Travis took a direct snap from a yard out and dove across the plane for Mililani’s second TD of the night. The PAT was blocked by Kahuku, keeping the lead at three points for the Red Raiders through three quarters, 15-12. 

Kahuku’s next drive saw success until the Mililani 40, being forced to punt it back to McMillan and the Trojans’ offense with 10 and a half minutes left in the 2023 First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Open Division football championship. 

It took the junior QB and Mililani less than a minute to take their first lead of the night after the punt as McMillan delivered a perfect ball in stride to Joseph for an 89-yard catch-and-run score with 9:41 left in regulation.

It looked like it would be a Trojans’ triumph as well after Mililani’s defense forced a Kahuku punt after jumping in front and McMillan scrambled on 3rd & 10 for a 25-yard gain to continue draining the clock with a two-point lead, but Kahuku’s defense had different plans. 

The Red Raiders did not allow Mililani to go any further than midfield, forcing a punt with just over three minutes left and in need of a score without perhaps the team’s most dynamic playmaker in Carvalho. 

So, of course, Diezel Kamoku did it himself. 

The senior took the punt 86 yards to the house to reclaim the lead for the Kahuku, 21-19, with 2:59 left in the game. 

The Red Raiders’ impressive special teams unit had one last trick up their sleeves as well, recovering a squib kick after re-taking the lead inside Mililani territory to keep the dangerous McMillan, KHON2’s Marcus Mariota award winner, off the field and without a chance to reclaim the lead. 

Mililani had one last chance for a stop to get the offense back on the field before the clock hit triple-zeroes, but Tagovailoa-Amosa found Diezel Kamoku on 4th & 5 to ice the game and run out the clock, securing the state title and the first time in Kahuku football history that the Red Raiders have won back-to-back-to-back state championships on the gridiron. 

McMillan finished the night completing 16-of-27 passes for 264 yards, two total TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) and one interception, not getting a chance to get back on the field to re-take the lead after the punt return TD from Kamoku. McMillan also led the Trojans in rushing, collecting 75 yards on the ground across 13 carries in the loss. 

Kahuku’s Tagovailoa-Amosa did what he needed to do, completing 13-of-19 passes for 132 yards, one touchdown and no turnovers, adding an extra 26 yards rushing for good measure. Kamoku led the Red Raiders with 68 receiving yards across six catches along with his punt return touchdown to help play hero for the Big Red Monsters of the North Shore. 

Kahuku’s head coach Sterling Carvalho joins elite company as just the seventh coach in Hawai’i high school football history to secure three or more HHSAA state championships, joining Wendell Look of Iolani (9), Cal Lee of Saint Louis (5), Garrett Tihada and Robert Watson of Maui’s Lahainaluna (4) and Kahuku’s own Reggie Torres (3) and Siuaki Livai (4) as the only coaches to accomplish the feat. Mililani’s Rod York was also looking to join the club, sitting with two state titles on his resume.