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  4 standout female high school football players hope to inspire others to play

While predominantly a male-driven sport in Hawaii and throughout the country, high school football in the islands have begun to embrace the idea of having girls play on the same field as boys not to make headlines, but because they can play.

  A friendship forged on the gridiron

2019 Polynesian Bowl players and coaches tour the Polynesian Cultural Center

Unranked: Suliafu making a name for himself at 2019 Polynesian Bowl

Polynesian Bowl players, coaches reflect on ’very humbling’ trip to Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial

Playing 2019 Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium is ‘special’ for local players

What you need to know ahead of the 2019 Polynesian Bowl

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  Hawaii boys ready to shine in All-American Bowl

Tickets to star-studded 2019 Polynesian Bowl now on sale

Hawaii high school products headline Warriors’ early signing period class

Saint Louis’ Tuitele has dream of playing college football turn into reality after signing with Huskies

Kaimuki’s Paama calls signing with Washington ‘a blessing’

Mililani’s Gabriel signs with UCF Football

Mililani’s Gabriel named Gatorade Hawaii Football Player of the Year

The 6-foot, 190-pound senior quarterback threw for 3,754 yards and 38 touchdowns this past season, leading the Trojans (10-3) to the Division I Open state tournament championship game.

NFL’s Ngata, Smith-Schuster named honorary captains for 2019 Polynesian Bowl

The 2019 Polynesian Bowl just keeps getting better and better.

Akana resigns as St. Francis football head coach

Kip Akana has resigned as head coach of the St. Francis School varsity football team, according to a statement.

HI-Five Athlete of the Week: Chysen Lagunes-Rapozo

This week’s HI-Five athlete of the week is Kapaa High School kicker Chysen Lagunes-Rapozo.

  Saint Louis clinches 3rd straight state title by taking down Mililani, 38-17

Waipahu upsets Hilo for first D-1 state title, 42-22

Lahainaluna wins 3rd straight D-II state title over Kapaa, 34-32

Chasing the Koa: The state’s top teams to compete in the HHSAA Football State Championships

Football Fridays: Week 17 (11/23/2018)

Saint Louis’ Tuitele commits to University of Washington

  Saint Louis dominates Kahuku, 49-22; advances to 4th straight state title game

The Saint Louis Crusaders take down Kahuku, 49-22.

Mililani overcomes slow start to advance to title game, defeats Campbell 24-2

Mililani Trojans defeat Campbell Sabers 24 - 2 in Open Division semifinal

Football Fridays: Week 16 (11/16/2018)

It’s Friday and that can only mean one thing: Hawaii high school football is back!Hosts Kainoa Carlson and Steve Uyehara break down the games to watch this weekend around the state as the state tournament kicks off.

Hawaii Night Lights: Week 16 (11/15/2018)

Hosts Kainoa Carlson and David McCracken break down Week 15 of the Hawaii high school football season with highlights and analysis before previewing the ‘Game of the Week’ between Saint Louis vs. Kahuku.

‘It’s game time now’: Kahuku seeks revenge against Saint Louis

In what was hyped up to be a preview of the OIA Open Division title game back in September, Saint Louis took down Kahuku 30-14, in a game that wasn’t as close as the final box score would indicate. But now that it's playoff time, everything changes.

Roosevelt advances to DII semi final with 20-7 win over PAC-5

The Cinderella Story for PAC-5 is over as the Wolf Pack lost to Roosevelt 20-7 tonight in the Dii quarterfinal. With the win, the Rough Riders will now advance to take on Lahainaluna on the road in the DII semi finals.

  Waipahu defeats Iolani, 20-19; will face Hilo for DI state title

It took a second half comeback, but Waipahu took down Iolani tonight 20-19 in a back-and-forth war to set up a DI state title showdown against Hilo.

From the valley to the summit of prep football

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -From an early age, it was clear Sama Paama was different.

‘I admire everything you accomplished,’ NFL’s Drew Brees tells Hawaii’s first female quarterback

‘I admire everything that you’ve accomplished thus far.’

Football Fridays: Week 15 (11/09/2018)

It’s Friday and that can only mean one thing: Hawaii high school football is back!Hosts Kainoa Carlson and Steve Uyehara break down the games to watch this weekend around the state as the state tournament kicks off.

Hawaii Night Lights: Week 15 (11/08/2018)

Hosts Kainoa Carlson and David McCracken break down Week 15 of the Hawaii high school football season with highlights and analysis before previewing the ‘Game of the Week’ between Iolani vs. Waipahu.

Mililani’s Gabriel named HI-Five Athlete of the Week

This week’s HI Five Athlete of the Week is Mililani Trojans quarterback Dillon Gabriel.Gabriel led the Trojans to the OIA Open Division title with a 27-7 win over Kahuku, throwing for 374 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

‘It’s been a special journey'

The Kaimuki Bulldogs have one of the smallest roster sizes in the state.

First Hawaiian Bank State tournament begins this weekend

The regular season is in the books and kickoff for the 2018 First Hawaiian Bank State Football Championships is set for this Friday.

BODYARMOR named official sports drink of Polynesian Bowl

The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame and BODYARMOR Sports Drink have agreed to an exclusive multi-year partnership.

Mililani wins OIA Open Division title, defeats Kahuku 28-7

Last season in the OIA title game, Mililani fell short in a loss to Kahuku, ending its hopes at an OIA championship. Fast forward a year later, and the Trojans got their revenge over the Red Raiders in an impressive 28-7 victory in the OIA Open Division title game at Aloha Stadium.

Campbell earns state title berth over Farrington, 42-26

The Campbell Sabers came to play and took down Farrington High School in the 3rd place game of the OIA Open Division playoffs, winning by a score of 42-26.

Hawaii Night Lights: Week 14 (11/01/2018)

Hosts Kainoa Carlson and David McCracken break down Week 14 of the Hawaii high school football season with highlights and analysis before previewing the ‘Game of the Week’ between Mililani vs. Kahuku.

Waipahu ends Castle’s run, 32-3

Castle High School’s Cinderella run came to an end tonight in the OIA D-I championship game, losing to Waipahu 32-3 at Aloha Stadium.

Roosevelt takes down Kaimuki, 28-14

In the OIA D-II championship game tonight, undefeated Kaimuki lost its first game of the season against Roosevelt, 28-18 at Aloha Stadium.

Tagovailoa leads Thompson High to 63-49 comeback

Tua Tagovailoa might be a household name in college football, but don’t sleep on his younger brother, Taulia. The high school senior is a quarterback for Thompson High School in Alabama and also a Crimson Tide commit.

ILH denies Saint Francis football’s appeal to forfeit season

Saint Francis appealed the forfeiture of its varsity football team’s undefeated season due to an ineligible fifth-year senior on the team, but that appeal was denied late Thursday night.

  Hawaii Night Lights: Week 13 (10/26/2018)

Hosts Kainoa Carlson and David McCracken break down Week 13 of the Hawaii high school football season with highlights and analysis before previewing the ‘Game of the Week’ between Punahou vs. Saint Louis.

The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2019 inductees

The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame unveiled its Class of 2019 earlier today, featuring four new inductees out of a list of 12 finalists. The four inductees are Joe Salave'a, Dan Saleaumua, Lofa Tatupu and Marques Tuiasosopo.

St. Francis forced to forfeit undefeated football season

The Saint Francis football team will forfeit it’s entire 2018 season due to an ineligible player on it’s roster. The school confirmed the report in a press release this afternoon.

Punahou defeats Kamehameha, 35-0

Punahou has punched its ticket into an ILH title game against Saint Louis after dismantling Kamehameha earlier this evening by a score of 35-0 at Aloha Stadium.

Hawaii Night Lights: Week 12 (10/18/2018)

Hosts Kainoa Carlson and David McCracken break down Week 11 of the Hawaii high school football season with highlights and analysis before previewing the ‘Game of the Week’ between Punahou vs. Kamehameha.

Hawaii Night Lights: Week 11 (10/11/2018)

Hosts Kainoa Carlson and David McCracken break down Week 10 of the Hawaii high school football season with highlights and analysis before previewing the ‘Game of the Week’ between Roosevelt vs. St. Francis.

Punahou alum Hosoda makes history for Lewis & Clark football

Former Punahou wide receiver Heisman Hosoda made history this past weekend, setting Lewis & Clark College’s single-game reception record with 17 catches in a 34-22 loss to Puget Sound.

Saint Louis dominates Farrington, 72-6

The Saint Louis Crusaders marched into Farrington High School Friday night and took care of business in a dominant 72-6 win.

Moanalua remains undefeated with 29-5 win over Waipahu

Anytime, anywhere; it doesn’t seem to matter for Moanalua this season as Na Menehune remain undefeated after defeating Waipahu 29-5 Friday night at Aloha Stadium.

Roosevelt spoils Pearl City’s Homecoming, 49-14

Roosevelt didn’t waste any time in ruining P3arl City’s Homecoming Friday night in a 49-14 rout.

Hawaii Night Lights: Week (10/04/2018)

Hosts Kainoa Carlson and David McCracken break down Week 8 of the Hawaii high school football season with highlights and analysis before previewing the ‘Game of the Week’ between Roosevelt vs. Pearl City.

Punahou outlasts Kamehameha, 30-14

In what turned out to be a back-and-forth war between two ILH powerhouses, Punahou came out on top against Kamehameha with a late fourth quarter surge to win 30-14 Friday night at Aloha Stadium.

Hawaii Night Lights: Week 9 (9/27/2018)

Hosts Kainoa Carlson and David McCracken break down the latest action in Hawaii high school football and preview the Game of the Week between Mililani vs. Kahuku in a rematch of last year’s OIA title game.

Saint Louis survives Punahou upset bid, 35-28

In what was Saint Louis' most tightly-contested game so far this season, the Crusaders edged out the 35-28 victory over Punahou tonight at Aloha Stadium.

Gabriel leads Mililani past Campbell, 52-14

Mililani needed to rebound this week after an embarrassing loss to Punahou last weekend, and the Trojans came up big on Homecoming night with a dominant showing against the Campbell Sabres in a 52-14 victory.

Kahuku takes down Kamehameha, 24-7

Kahuku didn't need home field advantage Friday night to takedown Kamehameha in an ILH showdown, running through the Warriors 24-7 to go 4-1 on the season.

Kamehameha’s Pauole named to 2019 Polynesian Bowl

Kamehameha offensive tackle Lokahi Pauole has been selected to participate in the third annual Polynesian Bowl. The 6-foot-3 tackle is a three-star recruit, per 247Sports, and is among one of the state;'s highly-touted recruits on the offensive side of the ball.

Saint Louis' Quinones selected to 2019 Polynesian Bowl

Saint Louis defensive tackle plays most of high school football games at Aloha Stadium for the Crusaders so it's no surprise that the senior defensive lineman will play his final game there as well. Quinones was selected to play in the 2019 Polynesian Bowl, joining an all-star cast of players from around the country including teammate Faatui Tuitele.

Friday night prep football scoreboard

Friday night prep football scoreboard- October 5, 2013 Punahou- 35 Saint Louis- 32 Leilehua- 66 Waipahu- 14 Radford- 45 Roosevelt-0 Nanakuli- 34 Kalaheo- 14 Mililani- 35 Aiea- 7 Castle- 28

D1 Football Down To Kahuku and Kamehameha

The OIA and ILH will face off in the division one state football championship, as Kahuku takes on Kamehameha. The Red Raiders...

First round of state football playoffs underway

Round one of the state football playoffs got under way Friday night with...