Hawaii Week 1 high school football wrap-up

Hawaii high school football

‘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.
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