PAHOA — On fourth-and-35, Kohala quarterback Hana Caravalho rolled leisurely to his left, had plenty of time to survey a wide-open field and flicked a ball deep into the waiting arms of Isaiah Villacorte, who picked up a block and scored a touchdown.
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WAIMEA — Despite playing well this season, Hawaii Preparatory Academy has had trouble closing out tight games down the stretch.
HONOKAA — In sports, momentum can be a great ally, but sometimes an even greater adversary.
Everything came together for Waiakea this week: The offense and defense did their parts, sophomore quarterback Gehrig Octavio came of age and senior Tyler Kerr kicked the game-winning field goal.
KEAAU — Kalei Young is one of those football coaches who sees the bright side in pretty much everything. He won’t tell you it’s a beautiful day if it’s raining, but he’ll find a silver lining somewhere.
HONOKAA — Senior quarterback Nainoa Falk accounted for four touchdowns, and the Honokaa offense found a fourth-quarter scoring groove to turn a close football game against Keaau into a blowout.
KEALAKEKUA — For the first time in more than a decade, football is back in Pahoa, but the Daggers’ comeback season on the gridiron may be cut short by the impending arrival of the lava flow.
Uneventful, muddled and boring may have been some words used to describe Saturday’s Big Island Interscholastic Federation Division I matchup between Hilo and Kealakehe, but for fans of hard-hitting and sound defensive football, it might have been the game of the year thus far.
Micah Kanehailua threw three touchdowns as Kamehameha defeated Waiakea 25-18 in a Big Island Interscholastic Federation football game Friday night at Paiea Stadium.
KEALAKEKUA — Homecoming games always bring an additional dose of excitement, but Friday’s Big Island Interscholastic Federation matchup between Division II contenders Konawaena and Hawaii Preparatory Academy had more highs and lows, and twist and turns than a theme park ride.
KEALAKEKUA — Konawaena is not resistant to a little change.
KEAAU — Hawaii Preparatory Academy isn’t the power-running football team from a year ago, but Koa Ellis still finds a way to produce yards with his passing and running skills.
KEAAU — Kamehameha’s offensive line gave senior quarterback Micah Kanehailua time to throw, and he put on an efficient aerial show, gunning for nearly 400 yards and firing five touchdowns with no interceptions.
For years, Ka‘u was on the wrong end of many lopsided Big Island Interscholastic Federation football scores.
HONOKAA — Hilo head coach David Baldwin said his team is not talking to the media this season to concentrate solely on football, but Friday the Vikings made a statement with their play that will be heard loud and clear around the Big Island Interscholastic Federation.