2024 Hawai’i High School Football Schedule

2024 Hawai’i High School Football Schedule

2024 Hawai’i High School Football Schedule


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


September 27th Friday

Waipahu at Kapolei (HC)

September 28th Saturday

Kahuku at Mililani


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


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


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


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


November 1st and 2nd



November 8th and 9th


*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


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

Q&A with new Waianae head football coach Vince Nihipali

Q&A with new Waianae head football coach Vince Nihipali

Q&A with new Waianae head football coach Vince Nihipali


The new head football coach at Waianae has roots in the community with the hiring of Vince Nihipali, who was hired in early April.

Nihipali played pop-warner football for the Waianae Tigers before going on to star for the Kamehameha-Kapalama football team. He grew up watching the Seariders win nine OIA titles under Larry Ginoza, with the last championship coming in 1982.

Nihipali has an extensive coaching resume of over 25 years with his last coaching job being at Moanalua when Na Menehune reached the OIA Division I title game in 2021. Other stops include being an assistant at Mililani, Campbell, Kapolei, Kaimuki and at Western Oregon University.

Waianae went 1-8 last season in the Open Division, but will compete in Division I in 2024.

HSRN had a chance to catch up with Nihipali a few weeks after the school announced the hire.

Congratulations on being named the head coach at Waianae! What was the feeling and emotions like when you got the news?

“Getting the head coach position at my hometown high school that I idolized the head coach growing up was indeed a special feeling. I don’t think I missed a Waianae game from maybe 1980 till I ended up playing at Kamehameha my junior year in high school. It’s been surreal, really.

Does it feel a little special being back home in the community that you grew up in?

“Most definitely! The support (from) the people and the families that I grew up with has been amazing. Waianae is special, everything about the community is special.”

You have a pretty expansive coaching resume. What are some of the lessons that you take with you in some of those stops?

“Bringing in a staff that buys into the vision, are great with kids, are knowledgeable and have your back. You can trust (them) and (they) trust you (back).”

Who are some of your coaching mentors and inspiration?

“Two that I have worked with directly recently these past couple years (are) Amosa Amosa and Rod York. Both have taught me so much, I couldn’t thank them enough for what they have done. So much respect for those two.”

How would you describe your coaching style?

“Passionate, competitive, developmental and caring.”

Waianae has had a bit of a rough time in the Open Division, but now are in Division I. Is this the right tier for the Seariders or is the end goal to get back to the highest division?

“It’s the division we are in, so that’s what we will play. The end goal, just like at Moanalua, is to get back into the Open Division and be competitive there. First we have to take care of business where we are at, so we are just gonna get better daily and be the best we can be.”

What were some of the positives that you saw from the Seariders last season watching from afar?

“It was a young team with some very talented players on both varsity and JV. As always, they always play hard and with a lot of heart.”

What are the things that you want to improve on?

“Just to get better in everything we do. From showing up in the offseason, to the classroom, to the field, everyday improve.”

Who are some of the players that we should watch out for next season?

“There are a bunch actually. Running back Alika Idica is as explosive a back there will be in Division I. We have two talented returning quarterbacks in Maximus Kahalewai-Sapigao and George Mier, some great returning O-line kids, playmaking receivers and an entire back eight returning on defense. There is so much talent here, it would be hard to name them all, but I am very excited to be working with them and watching them succeed.”

Waianae has preseason/non-league games scheduled against Kapolei and Waipahu before the regular season opener on the first weekend of September. An early draft of the OIA schedule has Pearl City slated to be the Seariders first opponent in league play.

Farrington’s monster fourth quarter keeps Moanalua winless after back-and-forth affair

Farrington’s monster fourth quarter keeps Moanalua winless after back-and-forth affair

Farrington’s monster fourth quarter keeps Moanalua winless after back-and-forth affair


MOANALUA – The visiting Farrington Governors (3-1, 2-1 league) took down host Moanalua Nā Menehune (0-4, 0-2 league), 37-27, on Friday night as the Govs used 23 fourth-quarter points (16 unanswered) to grab the victory and a share of the top spot in the OIA Division 1 A standings with Leilehua. 

It took a while for the offenses to get going as both defenses came prepared from the opening whistle. After Moanalua went for it on fourth down inside their own 40-yard line, Farrington’s offense took over with fantastic field position and drove into goal-to-go territory as time waned in the first quarter. 

RB Sitani Mikaele wasted no time in the second period getting the Govs on the board, powering his way into the endzone from four yards out for the game’s first score. The visitor’s 7-0 lead lasted just 38 seconds, as Moanalua answered with a 2-play, 76-yard TD drive capped by a 60-yard touchdown catch-and-run by junior WR Jayce Bareng to knot the score at 7-7. 

Nā Menehune gripped the momentum from the quick offensive response, tacking on a pair of field goals in the next two possessions to take a 13-7 lead with 3:23 left in the first half. It looked like the Moanalua defense would hold the lead into half, but a 25-yard fourth-down Farrington touchdown strike to WR Chansen Smith with 1:03 remaining gave the Govs a 14-13 lead into the locker rooms. 

Moanalua opened the second half with a scoring drive aided by some Governors miscues, mounted by sophomore QB Tayden Evan Kaawa connecting with senior WR Kila Keone for a 10-yard touchdown to re-take the lead, 20-14. The defense held strong for the remainder of the quarter, but Farrington ended the period driving once again. 

The fourth quarter was déjà vu for those in attendance, as the Govs struck quickly into the period on the legs of junior Jacob Talamoa to jump ahead, 21-20. Moanalua answered back two possessions later, again using the speed of Bareng on a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown to jump ahead, 27-21, with 7:13 left in regulation of the see-saw contest. 

A massive return on the ensuing kickoff for Farrington set the Govs up for a response, coming three minutes later after a drive of all runs resulted in Mikaele’s second rushing touchdown of the night giving Farrington the 28-27 lead with 4:10 left. 

Twelve seconds later, Farrington produced a safety to extend the lead to three points and get another offensive possession to try to end things. That’s exactly what Talamoa would do, putting the game on ice with his second TD run of the night, this time 45 yards to the house to extend the Govs’ lead to 10 with 3:42 to play. 

Moanalua falls to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in league play but can be encouraged by the return of Kaawa. The sophomore threw for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Jayce Bareng led Nā Menehune with 85 yards over four receptions and a touchdown, also chipping in a 66-yard punt return for a score. 

Farrington dominated on the ground all night, running for over 200 yards in the team’s bounce-back win over Moanalua after falling to #1 Kahuku last week. Mikaele finished with two scores to go with 129 rushing yards across 28 carries to lead the way for the Govs, who moved into a tie with Leilehua for the top spot in the OIA Division 1 A. 

It’s a bye week next up for Farrington before the Govs gear up for a big clash hosting a loaded, dynamic Campbell team on Friday, September 22. Moanalua will be back in action on Saturday, September 23 against Aiea following a bye week for Nā Menehune.