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Hilo defense dominates, humbles honokaa

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.

Seabury Hall overpowers Ka‘u

Ignited by quarterbacks Cy Tamura and Jordan DeRamos, Ka‘u has the makings of a powerhouse offense primed to give Big Island Interscholastic Federation teams fits this season. But the Trojans ran into a state pioneer Friday night.

Trojans outrun Cowboys

Ka‘u’s Cy Tamura scored three touchdowns Saturday night as the Trojans spoiled Kohala’s debut in eight-man Big Island Interscholastic Federation football, winning 34-12 in Pahala. Tamura, a senior, caught a touchdown pass from Jordan DeRamos in the second quarter, and added two touchdown runs in the second half. Ka’u took an 8-0 lead in the first quarter on Kaimanu Medeiros-Dancel’s 13-yard run and a two-point conversion pass from DeRamos to Tamura. Kupono Palakiko-Leffew added a safety as Ka’u led 16-0 at halftime.

Kealakehe opens strong against Honokaa

KAILUA-KONA — Kealakehe head coach Sam Kekuaokalani admits his team’s 28-6 win against Honokaa on Saturday night at Waverider Stadium wasn’t flawless, but he won’t be needing to look at the box score to see where his team excelled.

Daggers drop 8-man debut

Luis Velez had a memorable day in Pahoa’s first Big Island Interscholastic Federation 8-man football game on Saturday at Wong Stadium, running quarterback keepers and rewarding the Dagger faithful with big plays.

2014 BIIF Football Preview: Hilo Vikings

Hilo senior Kui Mortensen was a starter at cornerback last season, but he wasn’t a member of the defense’s Great Wall of Seven, a combination of linemen and linebackers considered to be one of the best in school and league history.

BIIF Football season preview: Konawaena Wildcats

Konawaena head coach Cliff Walters says that the theme throughout the roster is “multiuse.” His quarterback might throw a pass one play and catch a touchdown the next. A defensive end might not only rush the passer, but also tote the rock.