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Kahuku hosts Punahou to headline the first weekend of the OIA-ILH alliance

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Punahou coach Kale Ane, right, opens his 20th season by leading the fourth-ranked Buffanblu to the North Shore to face No. 2 Kahuku in an OIA-ILH Open Division clash on Saturday.

  • JAY METZGER / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER

    Kahuku’s Wes Alo-Maiava ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns last week against Konawaena.

Two words of joy: Open Division. Punahou and Kahuku are meeting in a regular-season game for the first time, and powerhouse football programs are drawing an even brighter light in Hawaii high school football as the Interscholastic League of Honolulu and Oahu Interscholastic Association battle in a combined, merged football schedule for the first time in almost a half-century. Read more

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