High School Football 2016 kicks-off in Hawaii

Hawaii high school football

Let the games count!  The 2016 high school football begins this weekend in Hawaii with fourteen games.

Defending Division I champ Kahuku enters 2016 as the top-ranked team in the state with seven returning all-state players from last year’s team that claimed the school’s eight overall state title.  Where the Red Raiders, who will open the regular season next week, won’t be experienced, is at quarterback where, according to NewsofHawaii.com, head coach Vavae Tata will start freshman QB Sol-Jay Maiava, who has already received a scholarship offer from Michigan.  Wolverine head coach Jim Harbaugh offered Maiava during his Satellite Camp Tour stop in Hawaii earlier this year.

Tata will find-out how talented this year’s team is when it travels to Nevada to play Bishop Gorman, ranked #5 in the High School Football America Preseason Top 25, on September 17th.

Related: High School Football America Preseason Top 25

On the other side of the quarterback spectrum is Saint LouisTua Tagnovailoa, who has given his verbal commitment to Alabama.  Tagnovailoa is coming-off a good summer, which saw him capture the MVP award at the Elite 11.

Saint Louis opens the 2016 season Saturday at Mililani.

Defending Division II champ Radford opens the season Saturday against ‘Iolani.

Here’s a look at this weekend’s games.

Friday

Damien at Moanalua, 7:30 p.m.
Punahou at Leilehua, 7:30 p.m.
Kalaheo at Castle, 7:30 p.m.
Campbell at Kapolei, 7:30 p.m.
Waipahu at Nanakuli, 7:30 p.m.
Waianae at Kamehameha, 7 p.m.
Roosevelt at Kaiser, 7:30 p.m.
Honokaa at Waialua, 7 p.m.

Saturday
McKinley vs. Pac-Five, 4 p.m.
‘Iolani vs. Radford, 7 p.m.
Saint Louis at Mililani, 6:30 p.m.
Pearl City at Lahainauluna, 7 p.m.
Maui vs. Kapaa, 7 p.m.
Kamehameha-Hawaii at Waiakea

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