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.
— Garrett Fishaw (@MGoFish) July 5, 2016
— Sol-Jay Maiava ™ (@Jay_4QB) August 1, 2016
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.
On the other side of the quarterback spectrum is Saint Louis‘ Tua 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.
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.
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