The 2019 High School Football Season Begins in Hawaii

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It’s official, the 2019 high school football season is underway after Friday night’s games in Hawaii. Four games were played with seven more to be played on Saturday.

All of our top-ranked teams, except for Punahou are idle this week. The Buff n’ Blue open again Kailua Saturday night.

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One of the most impressive performances Friday night was turned-in by Leilehua quarterback Kalei Akagi, who in his first varsity start threw for 209 yards (14-of-31) with a touchdown. Akagi also ran for a touchdown in a 35-0 shutout of Farrington.

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Waianae QB Sheldon McLeod also had a big night against Waipahu. He threw for 230 yards and three touchdown passes in a 35-20 win.

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Kauai’s Kama Peahu ran for 100 yards and caught two passes for 41 yards in a 7-0 victory over Kheo. Backup QB Andrew Passi, a sophomore, threw the game-winning touchdown pass to starting quarterback Awe Parangao in the 2nd quarter.

Kaiser’s defense was outstanding in the Cougars 21-7 win over Aiea. Kaiser had ten sacks and two touchdowns in the victory.

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