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HHSAA football Division I & II coaches making media appearance at Aloha Stadium

First Hawaiian Bank Football State Championships

The four head coaches of the participating teams in this week’s First Hawaiian Bank Football State Championships, will be available for media interviews on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 10:30 a.m. at Aloha Stadium in the main conference room. 


Reggie Torres, #1 Kahuku High School

Kale Ane, #2 Punahou School


Wendell Look, #1 Iolani School

Eric Keola, #2 Waipahu High School

November 21, 2011 Posted by | football | , , , , , | Leave a comment

HHSAA Football State Championships – Coaches at Aloha Stadium Nov 6

all head football coaches participating in the 2011 First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships will be available for media interviews on Sunday, Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m. at Aloha Stadium.  The schools that have either secured or are in contentionfor a tournament berth are as follows:


  • Farrington
  • Kahuku
  • Leilehua / Campbell
  • Punahou
  • Kealakehe / Keaau
  • Baldwin


  • Pearl City
  • Waipahu
  • Iolani
  • Konawaena / KS-Hawaii
  • Lahainaluna
  • Kapaa / Waimea

November 4, 2011 Posted by | Events | , | Leave a comment

Iolani Crushes Kaimuki for HHSAA Division II Title

Division II Football Championships

By Wes Nakama                                                                 HHSAA

Sophomore quarterback Reece Foy completed 20 of 24 passes for 297 yards and a record five touchdowns Friday night as ‘Iolani won its fourth straight First Hawaiian Bank/Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II Football State Championship at Aloha Stadium.

 The Raiders finished the season at 10-3 with their fifth title in six years. Kaimuki, appearing in its first state championship game, ended the year at 12-3.

 ‘Iolani took a 7-0 lead two minutes into the second quarter after Ammon Baldomero’s 1-yard touchdown run and Jordan Lee’s extra point.  Scott Tan recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, and the Raiders capitalized two plays later on a double-flea-flicker pass from Foy to Trevyn Tulonghari for a 34-yard TD.

 ‘Iolani took a 21-0 lead into halftime after a 22-yard scoring pass play from Foy to Baldomero, who ran it in after Josiah Sukumaran caught a swing pass to the right side and lateraled the ball.

 The Raiders made it 28-0 three minutes into the second half after Foy’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Dane Arakawa. Kaimuki responded with its own trick play — a swing lateral from quarterback Nahoa Spencer to Wiseman Demei, who threw it to Kevin Tofiga, who ran in untouched to complete a 68-yard TD.

 ‘Iolani came right back, scoring on Lee’s 15-yard touchdown run and PAT to make it 35-7 with 4:46 remaining in the third quarter.

 The Bulldogs cut it to 35-14 after Spencer’s 1-yard TD pass to Mason Kualii-Moe, but the Raiders answered with Foy’s 33-yard scoring pass to Sukumaran with 1:47 still left in the third quarter.

‘Iolani then sealed it with Foy’s state title game record-setting fifth touchdown pass, a 15-yard strike to Arakawa with 8:27 remaining in the game.

November 26, 2010 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pro Bowl Returning to Aloha Stadium in 2011

Pro Bowl coming back Jan 2011

Pro Bowl to Return to Hawai‘i in January 2011

HONOLULU—The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, and the National Football League (NFL) have announced that the next Pro Bowl is confirmed for January 30, 2011, the Sunday prior to Super Bowl XLV. The game will be televised live on FOX with kickoff at 2 p.m. HST at Aloha Stadium.
“The Pro Bowl has been a part of our community for more than 30 years and we look forward to welcoming the game back to Hawai‘i in 2011,” said Mike McCartney, president and CEO of Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. “We know how much the Pro Bowl means to our residents, the players and to the thousands of fans from the mainland who enjoy visiting our state for the game. The Pro Bowl is a great investment for our state with both economic and community benefits.”

HTA will invest $4 million per game for 2011 and 2012. In 2009, the Pro Bowl accounted for $28.6 million in visitor spending, generated $2.9 million in state taxes and attracted 18,000 visitors to Hawai‘i for the game.

“Playing the Pro Bowl before the Super Bowl generated more excitement and interest in the event and also kicked off Super Bowl week in an innovative new way,” said Frank Supovitz, the NFL’s senior vice president of events. “We are pleased to return to the State of Hawai‘i, which has embraced the Pro Bowl for 30 years.”

In 2009, HTA’s sports marketing program accounted for approximately 73,500 visitors, $106 million in visitor spending, and $11.3 million in state taxes.

March 2, 2010 Posted by | Events | , , , , , | Leave a comment

HHSAA Football Championships on Friday




A new football state champion will be crowned in

Division I, while Iolani goes for its third-straight

title in the 11th Annual First Hawaiian

Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships on

Friday, Dec. 4, at Aloha Stadium.

Kickoff for the Division II championship between

#1 Iolani (11-2) and #2 Kauai (10-0) is set for 4:30 p.m. The Division I

championship between #1 Kahuku (12-0) and #2 Kamehameha (11-1) will

follow the DII championship at 7:30 p.m.

Both games will be shown live on pay-per-view only.

December 3, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , | Leave a comment