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GAME DAY BLOG: Kahuku beats Punahou to win Open Division state football championship

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  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kahuku quarterback Waika Crawford scored on a QB sneak from the 1-yard line in the first quarter to give the Red Raiders a 7-0 lead over Punahou in the Open Division final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football Championships at John Kauinana Stadium.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kahuku quarterback Waika Crawford scored on a QB sneak from the 1-yard line in the first quarter to give the Red Raiders a 7-0 lead over Punahou in the Open Division final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football Championships at John Kauinana Stadium.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kahuku defensive lineman Nitus Auelua (19) worked to bring down Punahou running back Iosepa Lyman (7) during the first half of the 2022 HHSAA Open Division football championship tonight at John Kauinana Stadium.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kahuku defensive lineman Nitus Auelua (19) worked to bring down Punahou running back Iosepa Lyman (7) during the first half of the 2022 HHSAA Open Division football championship tonight at John Kauinana Stadium.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kahuku quarterback Waika Crawford threw for a touchdown and ran for another to help lead the Red Raiders to a 17-0 halftime lead against Punahou in the Open Division state championship tonight at John Kauinana Stadium.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kahuku quarterback Waika Crawford threw for a touchdown and ran for another to help lead the Red Raiders to a 17-0 halftime lead against Punahou in the Open Division state championship tonight at John Kauinana Stadium.

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FINAL SCORE: Kahuku 20, Punahou 0

>> RELATED STORY: Kahuku shuts out Punahou in dominant fashion to win record 10th state football championship

Defending state champion Kahuku will put its 21-game winning streak against Hawaii opponents on the line tonight against Punahou in the championship game of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships in the Open Division at Mililani’s John Kauinana Stadium.

Kickofff is 7 p.m. Tickets (4,500) for the game were sold out as of 10:25 this morning.

Kahuku (11-2) can become the first school to win 10 state football championships since the first tournament was held in 1999 with a win in a rematch of a game won by the Red Raiders, 27-20, at Carlton E. Weimer Field on Sept. 3.

The Red Raiders are 3-0 all-time in state finals against the Buffanblu (9-1).

Punahou has won two state championships in school history and last appeared in a final in 2014, when it lost to a McKenzie Milton-led Mililani team 53-45.

For more previewing the game, check out Thursday’s feature story in the Star-Advertiser as well as how the two teams match up.

 


>> PHOTOS: Kahuku vs. Punahou


 

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