‘Iolani may have served notice Saturday night that it’s ready for a return to its state championship form. The Raiders, who have won eight Hawaii Division II titles since 2005, opened the season Saturday night with a 42-6 win over 2015 Division II champ Radford.
Iolani, which is coming-off a 2-7 season last year, jumped-out to a 42-0 lead behind Tai-John Mizutani, who threw for 253 yards and three TDs. The Raiders won six straight Hawaii Division II titles between 2007 and 2012.
Elsewhere around the island during Week 1:
- The showdown between Saint Louis and Mililani ended after just one quarter with Saint Louis leading 7-0. The game was cancelled because of a power outage at John Kauinana Stadium.
- Pac-Five QB Ryan Johnson was 19-for-30 for 341 yards and six touchdowns in a 49-0 defeat of McKinley
- Waipahu quarterback Braden Amorozo completed 22 of 33 passe for 316 yards and a touchdown in his team’s 20-12 win over Nanakuli.
- Moanalua receiver Ryan Ramones caught five of quarterback Alakai Yuen‘s six touchdown passes in a 46-24 win over Damien.
- Punahou rolled-up 530 yards in total offense in its 70-9 win over Leilehua.
- Kapolei sophomore QB Taulia Tagovailoa was 21-for-30 with 259 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions in his team’s 38-0 shutout of Campbell.
- Waianae defense stopped Kamehameha at its 16-yard line as time expired in its 26-20 win. The big defensive stop came after Kamehameha scored a game-tying touchdown that was nullified by a holding penalty, according to ScoringLive.com.