Buy the Red Raider 11 DVD Here


Watch the complete highlights of every Red Raider victory of the 2011 State Championship season. A portion of each purchase will be donated to the football team.

In the DVD
– Extensive highlights of each victory
– Introduction of the season
– Homecoming special
– Footage of some of the celebration


  • $15 – Oahu pickup only. Email with a contact number and we’ll get the DVD to you ASAP.
  • $15 + shipping – Off of Oahu. Click here to order from EBay.
  • $7 (One per Varsity player or coach) – Oahu pickup only. Email with a contact number and we’ll get the DVD to you ASAP. Player or coach must be present.

We have about 60 DVDs left and we can make more if we need to.

The State Championship Is Won, the Highlights Are Done

For those of you living under a rock, if you haven’t heard, the Kahuku Red Raiders defeated the Punahou Buffanblu in last weeks State Championship match-up giving our boys in red their unprecedented 6th HHSAA Football Title. Here is the link to the highlight reel of the game. A better quality version will be released in a further announcement.

Unity, The Greatest Strength of the Red Raider Nation

From 1986 to 1998, the St. Louis Crusaders ruled the Hawaii High School Football world with 13 straight Prep Bowl victories including 5 of them over our Red Raiders, the last 3 of those being decided by just 1 possession. In 1999, the HHSAA created a state football tournament and leveled the playing field taking away the private school’s ability to have 5th year seniors. It didn’t really matter though as St. Louis stormed through the inaugural tournament capping off with a 19-0 victory. The next year, Kahuku returned to the championship game to face St. Louis again. The 2000 team lost 2 close games to Skyline and Waianae earlier in the year but still took the OIA Crown before being a huge underdog in the State Championship game, especially after St. Louis got into the finals by destroying Waianae 63-10.

Kahuku stood tall and controlled a state championship game that they never trailed in. Future 2-time Super Bowl Champion Chris Kemoeatu helped control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball while future AFC and NFC Champion Aaron Francisco led the defense in tackles. The game was a total team effort and that was recognized by the observers as both the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Game were awarded to the entire Offensive and Defensive squads. The game was won when Mulivai Pula took off down the left sideline for a 25-yard TD run to put Kahuku up 26-14 late in the 4th Quarter. The celebration was so crazy that there were 3 different parades. One on the way home to a celebration at Kahuku’s field, one the next day that randomly started in the community and went through nearly every town in the schools’ boundaries, and the official parade the next week that included KSSK radio station. There were also a series of “Bring the Ring” events to help the members of the team buy championship rings to remember that season. At the ring banquet, Coach Suaki jokingly said “Tonight you will be married to football.” Those in attendance laughed at the joke, however it was the beginning of a strong relationship between Kahuku Football and State Championship hardware. In State Championship History, counting this year, Kahuku has the most wins and appearances in the Finals.

Now you probably have read about all the close games with St. Louis but there was one team that put a beating in the Crusaders. That team was last years legendary team and the score of that beating was 49-27. This team was great in all aspects of the game. I remember sitting on the Radford side, and after a long Aofaga Wily run, a Radford fan stood up with his hands in the air and said “What can we do? It’s Kahuku.” The Seniors of this team also has the closest relationship with the current team as their former teammates. The ending of that season is well documented, but what isn’t pointed out in the press was the unity and class that this team had for a punishment that had wrongly been placed on them. A team this talented doesn’t just show up, that’s years and years of hard work put together individually and as a team; so for them to have their reward taken from them in that fashion and still show that greatness in character off the field as a team, that’s the true heart of a champion. We’ve asked members of that team to share their best memories with the guys from this team and also any words of encouragement for tonight’s game.

Special Thanks to
Aaron Francisco
Soape Lautaha
Tigi Hill
Christopher Thee
Tevita Tonga
Tyronne Brown
Jackson Mapu
Skeve Si’ilata

Aaron Francisco #24 S (2000)

My favorite memory about winning the state championship was singing our alma mater hand-in-hand with my teammates after the game in front of all our friends and families of the north shore community. The most rewarding thing about winning that game was seeing the joy it brought to the generations of families in our community. RR4LIFE

Soape Lautaha #69 C (2000)

I think what I will always cherish, is the week leading up to the championship game, practice had never been so intense yet controlled. But most importantly I remember the feeling that for the first time all season long, every player from Kaaawa to Sunset had finally put aside their difference and had become one mind and one body, all during this week. This enabled us to believe in one another when many doubted, this strength in unity and brotherhood, is my fondest moment of the championship game, because with it, we entered the stadium on game day having already defeated our toughest opponent ever… OURSELVES, and the rest was history! Class of 2001 HEAWEGO!

Tigi Hill #3 FS (2010)

My best memory with this team would have to be the time we spent from summer workouts to the day we got disqualified. We made friendships with each other that we’ll remember as we move on with our separate lives. In those 4-5 months, we grew up by learning life lessons others don’t get to experience until later on in life. It didn’t really end up as the “perfect season” we wanted, but it was the “perfect season” we needed.

Congrats guys, you made it to the Big Dance. Out of the 47 high schools in Hawaii, you’re 1 of 2 that gets the chance to go down as the top dog, STATE champs! Just note that Kahuku has had the talent to run the state tournament since the beginning, but only 5 squads made it. So you’re getting the chance many talented Kahuku teams did not. Don’t let the opportunity slip away! Play for your family, school and community; but most importantly, yourselves. Have fun and knock some friggin’ heads this weekend!!! Cheeeeehooooooo!!!

Christopher Thee #58 OL (2010)

The best memory when coming to kahuku football is when, this past season prior to playing Saint Louis preseason, our team bonded like no other and when it came to game day, we were more prepared then ever. The expression on Saint Louis’ face when the clock hit zero was priceless. The brother hood of not only the players but the coaches and alumnus is very unique/ The bond starts on the field, yet never ends!

Advice to this year team is just to be confident, have faith in yourselves. Play hard and have fun, play in the moment, cuz you’ll never know when that moment is gonna end! O LIONZ!

Tevita Tonga #71 OL (2010)

The best memory I had was the brotherly bond that made us unstoppable.

Tyrone Brown #11 RB (2010)

My most memorable moment with the Red Raider Brotherhood was actually the day we found out we were disqualified. It really put into perspective how hard we really worked to be the successful team we were and gave us a whole day to bond n reminisce on the journey to that day.

To the current boyz in red, I just gotta say Trust in each other, yourself…and lastly our Heavenly Father. If yaall take care of the Lord 1st, he will surely take care of you.

Jackson Mapu #54 OL (2010)

MY BEST MEMORY WITH THESE GUYZ WAS DA DAY WE GOT DISQUALIFIED CAUSE WE WENT GRIND EVERYFANG, also when we were ranked 17th in the entire nation after we went beat Saint Louis….felt good to lick the team that always seemed to give us a hard time in the past….!!


Skeve Si’ilata OL #65 (2010)

Fav. memory was playing red raider ball and bonding wit da boys…..encouragement for da boyz…TAKE IT ALL DA WAYYYY!!

When It All Comes Together

KahukuNation Championship Week Specials

How rare is it to have a perfect season in a sport where you have to go through a regular season and a playoff system? Of the 100+ teams who’ve played in D1 NCAA Basketball since 1938, only 8 teams have done it and since the Super Bowl Era in the NFL only 1. The feat has only been done 3 times in the Red Division since the HHSAA created the state tournament. Kahuku has 2 of those seasons.

After ending the reign of the St. Crusaders in 2000, majority of the state believed that Kahuku’s win that night was a fluke. If you ever want any advice before playing Kahuku, start with this. Never give the Red Raiders extra motivation. Coach Livai had shirts made saying “Leave No Doubt” and that exactly what the 2001 team did. On offense Kahuku had a legendary backfield with Inoke Funaki, Ervin Atuaia, and Mulivai Pula who ran the option to perfection behind a line where several players made it big in D1 schools. Add in shifty Loga Fonoimoana and Moana Hafoka along with sure handed James Kammerer to catch passes and you have the perfect storm on offense. The front 7 for the defense (5 star recruit JT Mapu, Darrell Tachibana, Josh Hodge, Tuika Tufaga, Ola Kubota, Sione Olevao, Tala Esera) locked down opponents forcing them to throw into a young but hard hitting secondary lead by Sola Soliai (George Perry, Viliami Nauahi, Kyle Juliano). The season ended when Kahuku took out St. Louis in what would end Cal Lee’s Hall of Fame career at St. Louis. Long runs by Inoke Funaki and Mulivai Pula in the 3rd gave the Red Raiders enough insurance to seal the deal.

The other perfect season is sort of the same story with a Hollywood ending. In 2002, the football team struggled, for Kahuku’s standards, and failed to make it out of the OIA Playoffs. The 2003 team responded with a team that was complete in nearly every aspect of the game. Jeremy Perry was named the Offensive Player of the Year and Walker Vave was named Defensive Player of the Year. They lead stout squads, the offense could run and pass on nearly anyone while one of the most talented secondaries in history locked out any opposing passing threat to make teams 1 dimensional. Oh yeah, to make things harder add in an all-state DE and a future All-American DT to a big and hard hitting front 7. The defense was solid in nearly every position.

As for that Hollywood ending, this team showed its’ heart in both the OIA and State Championship games. At the end of the OIA Championship Game, Waika Carvalho hit Tevita Finau in the end zone to give us a 6-0 win. That’s nothing compared to the State Championship Game though. Down 23-7 to St. Louis in the 3rd Quarter, Kahuku would mount a comeback of the ages. After 2 quick Kahuku TD’s and a St. Louis field goal put the score 26-21, Kahuku’s ensuing drive stalled leaving the Crusaders with the ball and the lead late in the 4th. The defense got a 3 and out which lead to the play that will forever be known as ‘The Return’. With less than a minute left, Tori Taulogo found his wall of blockers on the right sideline and returned the ball all the way to the 3 yardline where Kahuku would then punch it in and take a 27-26 lead with only 19 seconds left on the clock. The drama wasn’t over as CJ Santiago, who made 4 previous FG’s in this game, had 2 shots to win the game but couldn’t get it done. The win gave Coach Livai his 3rd State Title and Kahuku finished with a 14-0 record.

These are the memories of the members from those perfect squads.

Special Thanks to
James Kammerer
Joshua Hodge
Moana Hafoka
Shosei Yamauchi
Spencer Hafoka
Cy Naki
Manu Kotobalavu

James Kammerer #84 WR (2001)

One chicken skin moment was when we did our haka right before the game and went all the way up to St. Louis and showed “We are not scared of you and we are going to beat you tonight.” We all believed, we worked for it, and we went and got it.

The second fond memory was returning to Kahuku HS and having all the community there to celebrate and enjoy our accomplishments. At that moment there were no towns, clicks, or individuals; it was one community unified in celebrating a team giving it their all and coming home with the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. I can’t wait for future occasions where we can all come together, celebrate, love, and appreciate; thanks Kahuku for allowing us to do that. Good luck players and coaches, represent, and remember unity overcomes adversity…

Josh Hodge #46 LB (2001)

My most memorable moment of the state championship week was the moment right before the game. When we were fully suited up looking around the locker room and realizing it all comes down to one night. Looking into your teammates eyes and knowing you have a brother ready to go to war with you. Its the bond that you all share, Knowing that you and every man on that field is going to put it all on the line. And then i was hit with a sadness knowing this was the last time we would all go to war together. Then you are reassured that i would rather die on this field then let my brother next to me down. And by the look in every ones eyes that night you knew we all felt the same way. The feeling is indescribable.

Moana Hafoka #83 SB (2001)

The one thing I distinctively remember is the feelings I felt after the players meeting. I remember some of the senior boys getting up giving motivation to the rest of the players, but more importantly it built unity in the boys that plausibly seeped to the rest of the class. Honestly after the meeting I felt that we had won 80% of the game, and the rest would result from us merely taking the field.
Big ups to that ’01 team that played lights out from Skyline to St Louis!!

Shosei Yamauchi #99 DE (2003)

Many memories come to mind when I think back on the week leading up to our State Championship game: from the flooded field forcing us to practice in the school gym to Tori Taulogo’s infamous return. In retrospect, the common thread tied to each memory was the fact that we knew we had the love and support of our community, our families and our fellow teammates.

The night of the game, an injury during the match before ours caused a delay, leaving us more time to mentally prepare. The coaches left the locker room and we sat in silence for a short period before Ola Thompson rose from his seat. He began to express how much he enjoyed playing and practicing with all of us and how grateful he was to be a part of our team.

As if on cue, each player rose one by one and conveyed their love and gratitude for their teammates and the season we had. In the end our quarterback, Waika Carvalho, stood and explained how thankful he was that he chose to return to Kahuku (from Kailua,) to play football alongside his childhood friends. We had been working together as a team all season but we’d never felt as unified as we did in that moment.

You’ll remember this experience for the rest of your lives so make it worth looking back on. Some are born Red Raiders and some have the Red Raider legacy thrust upon them. Either way, when you walk onto the field, you’re not just playing for yourselves. Play for your community, because they support you. Play for your families, because they love you. Play for your brothers on the field beside you, because they share your dreams. Above all else, PLAY HARD OR GO HOME.


Spencer Hafoka #11 WR (2003)

From my memory I can recall many “best” events or “best” people on the week of our Championship game. However, there was one event in particular that caught my attention and remained with me throughout my college career. The picture attached is a picture that portraits what Kahuku Football is all about. Mauhe Moala(my cousin) and Afa Garrigan console the kicker after missing the game winning kick. The St.Louis kicker that was consistent throughout the game, connecting 4 of 5 field goals, came here to BYU. He told me how amazing it was for him to see his opponents embrace him and comfort him after missing the game winning kick. He said he had a lot of respect for Kahuku, its players and community. That’s exactly who we are. Classy people doing whats right. Seeing my teammates embrace an opportunity like such is an event worth calling “best”.

Cy Naki #28 FB (2003)

The most memorable moment of our state championship game would have to be running out of the tunnel and seeing all the support form our community and just playing and bringing the title home for our community…The Red Sea will be watching you and for you’d back 100%…RED RAIDERS FOR LIFE!!!

Manu Kotobalavu #92 DE (2003)

The whole practice week was raining like the heo, field/track was flooded so we practiced in Gym! Never run and do gashers all week…haeow!!!!

The End and Beginning of Legends

KahukuNation Championship Week Specials

  • Tuesday – Announcement and 05′ & 06′ Football Team Article
  • Wednesday – Article
  • Thursday – Article
  • Friday – Game

A lot of Kahuku fans recall the 2005 season when thinking of the game this week. Other than the obvious fact that it’s the same 2 teams in the finals, Kahuku was coming into that season after an abrupt ending to the previous season. A huge upset from the Leilehua Mules in 04 was the cause of that ending. Kahuku responded with power and heart which proved valuable in the state championship game. Down 12-21 in the 4th quarter Kahuku stormed back and dominated in all 3 phases of the game giving them a 28-21 lead with 2:30 left. Punahou had one drive left in them though taking the ball all the way down to give them 1st and goal at the Kahuku 3 yardline. That’s when Suaesi Tuimaunei step in and picked off a game sealing pass in the end zone. The win gave Coach Suaki Livai his 4th and last state title as he stepped down as the Red Raiders Head Coach.

Enter Coach Reggie Torres for the 2006 season. As is usual, transition from one system to another may not always be smooth but it may be effective. Defense dominated teams while the offense always found ways to win in the end. The team lost 2 games on the last play but also won many in the same fashion. None more memorable than the win that got them in the big game. With 5 seconds left, Richard Torres hooked up with Shiloah Te’o who then threw a 43-yard bomb to Pelefoni Soliai for the game winning TD over Baldwin. Oh but the dramatics weren’t done, with the Kahuku defense holding down St. Louis for the most part of the championship game, Kahuku still trailed late in the 4th 0-6 and were trying to fight out a late scoring drive. That drive nearly came to an end after the Crusaders stopped us on 4th down with little time left on the clock. It wasn’t over, St. Louis was called for 12 men on the field and that led to Torres hitting Jordan Kapu in the corner of the end zone for a TD to setup a game winning PAT by Kaika Sasaoka. With that win, Coach Reggie has led Kahuku State Championship Teams in 3 different sports.

These are the best memories from some of those players in their own words. Enjoy.

Special Thanks to
BJ Beatty
Micah Wily
Kaulin Krebs
Jason Evans
Nai Fotu
George Tafuna
Ross Salanoa
Kaika Sasaoka
Lehi Aumua
Tyrell Nihipali

BJ Beatty #9 DE (2005)

My memory that I always carry is holding up the trophy after the game with my teammates because that was the goal since the season before. All summer we worked out and all season we just kept the goal in sight. Holding it up was all of our hard work paying off and it was a moment that the team and I could share because we did it for each other, our coaches, our families and for the entire North Shore.

Micah Wily #51 DE (2005)

What I remember from my senior year…was the happiness we brought to the community…what a satisfying feeling it was…to bring home the state championship to the Red Raider Nation faithful…I remember the heart all the players showed on the field…I’m happy to say and say it with pride I’m a RED RAIDER FOR LIFE.

Kaulin Krebs #11 QB (2005)

The night before the game when I was about to go to sleep my dad telling me to not worry about anything because tomorrow I was going to be a champion!
There you go my man. GO BIG RED!

Jason Evans #8 WR (2005)

The thing I remember most about the championship week was after the game … And after changing and walking out of the tunnel and through the empty stadium I just reflected on all the games, practices, and training that led up to that point and being grateful that I played my hardest and I left my heart on the field. This game will be a memory you will carry with you all of your life! And don’t let that memory be one of regret. Give it your all til the clock hits zero.

Nai Fotu #42 LB (2006)

My most memorable memory was the support that we had from our families and our community and how much they depended on us to be state chaps again. I also remember practice that week. We took the field everyday like if its our last but for us seniors it was our last because there is nothing else like Kahuku Football. We all knew that 2007 was a special year but its started from the start. It started from all the struggles we had to go through in camp, all the training, all the practices, and all the the tears from Kaniela Tuipulotu, and George Tafuna because of all the running we did. We all knew that we worked too hard to come this far to just give the one thing we were all reaching for away. Remember the feeling wining the state championship like no one was happier then I was at that point except my teammates. Ii also want to mention the bus ride home after the game we stopped about ten times and did the haka. I’m not going to lie but doing the haka was the most tiring part of the day. I just want to let the boys know that I am very proud of them and they got my support 100%. These memories will stay with you for the rest of your life and it’s up to you guys to make it memorable! Red Raiders For Life
Your biggest fan
Nai Fotu

Siaosi “George” Ikaika Tafuna #44 MLB (2006)

My best memory as a senior during States; before we loaded the buses to go to the game, we had a team meeting in the locker room. We listened to a speech from the movie, Any Given Sunday. After the speech, anyone that had anything they wanted to share about how they felt and how important this game was and what it would take to win it got up and shared. We knew at that time what we were all playing for. We were playing for ourselves, each other, our families and the community. It was a feeling I will never forget!

Ross Salanoa #58 OL (2006)

My best memory of states week definitely has to come from the hype toward the game. Wait I change that, there were two moments.

The hype up to the game was intense. The only topic that entire week was about the game on Friday. Foodland, YM, church, home, school, the newspaper, even parents making good food throughout the week so that you were ready. The support from the community was CRAZY!!! Even the ride to the stadium with all the posters and banners that various families would put along the highway! That feeling was intense! You literally know at that moment (if you didn’t already know) that you represented the entire North Shore! Even BYUH! LOL. that was one of the greatest moments, realizing just how many people really looked up to you, as if saying, “do this for me!”

Now the feeling after winning the game goes hand in hand with the hype. To win was like saying “Thank you to all those who have helped you to grow!”, not just in football, but as a person in general. Math teachers, elementary teachers, aunties and uncles, alumnus and especially your parents, and like you know KahukuNation, when your parents are die hard Red Raiders, there is nothing like winning a state championship! For me, it was my way of saying thank you to everyone! So yeah, hopefully that helped! haha Thanks KahukuNation!

Lehi Aumua #3 RB (2006)

Most memorable thing about the 07 state champs is the infamous Kahuku Stretch. Fans waiting along side the road beeping horns, fire truck sirens, loud music knowing dat we made our supporters (families and friends) happy by bringing the trophy home to the NORTH SHORE!!

Kaika Sasaoka #57 S/K (2006)


Tyrell Nihipali #52 OL (2006)

Best memory I have of that day was on kick return while looking at the crowd and seeing no empty seats, the support was amazing! I will always remember the inch by inch talk, the hype, the unity of the team, and especially the win. Kahuku football truly is something you dream of as a young child, and its a dream that will always be instilled in every child on the North Shore. When the chance comes for you to live that dream, you give it all you got cause you only got one chance to live it and what better way to end it with a state title. Just as most of us would say it is a way that we were able to give back to our community, families, friends, leaders, coaches, you name it. Live the dream boys! Make it a memory you’ll never forget! Remember who you represent! Bring home what is rightfully ours! Go Big Red!

Championship Week Announcement

It could’ve went either way last Friday night. A double overtime classic had both teams on the ropes but an intimidating defense and a consistent ground game sent Kahuku to the 2011 HHSAA D1 Football State Championships to take on the ILH Champion Punahou Buffanblu. Highlights to last weeks game can be found below or in the Varsity Schedule tab above.

This week is obviously a special week here at KahukuNation as well as in the community. First off, here is some important information for the game on Friday.

What: HHSAA D1 Football State Championship
Where: Aloha Stadium
When: Friday, November 22nd 7PM (Hawaiian Time)
Wear: RED w/ white Towels!!!!
Seats: Kahuku will be sitting on the Waianae side of the stadium.
Click here for the driving directions

  • $3.00 – Parking
  • $9.00 – General Admission Ticket Brought at ANY First Hawaiian Bank on Oahu
  • $12.00 – General Admission Ticket Brought at the STADIUM
  • $5.00 – Students K-12 & Senior Citizens 62 and older brought at the STADIUM
  • FREE – 4 Years and under

Note: As of 2pm on Tuesday, the First Hawaiian Bank in Kahuku has “a lot of tickets left”. The lady couldn’t give a specific amount because there were so many.
Sources: Aloha Stadium Box Office (808) 483-2500, First Hawaiian Bank (808)844-4444, Peni and Vili Toilolo (Red Alert Admins)


    To order, tune to Ch. 260 or HD Ch. 1260 and order with your digital remote. Or call 643-3333.

  • PRE-ORDER To watch on TV
    • $29.95 – On Oahu
    • $14.95 – Neighbor Islands
  • ORDER ON FRIDAY To watch on TV
    • $49.95 – On Oahu
    • $24.95 – Neighbor Islands
  • $10.00 – Online Broadcast at Orders taken on Friday only.


We also have great articles coming out this week before the game. Here’s our schedule.
KahukuNation Championship Week Special

  • Tuesday – Announcement and 05′ & 06′ Football Team Article
  • Wednesday – Article
  • Thursday – Article
  • Friday – Game

Game Announcement (Nov. 18, 2011)

Red Raiders, Mighty Mules, HHSAA State Semifinals. History is not on Kahuku’s side when you put those 3 phrases together. Kahuku lost in the other 2 previous State Semifinal match ups in 2004 and 2008. However, the Red Raider defense have dominated the high flying Mule offense in their last 2 games picking off 7 passes. In Leilehua’s last game, they jumped out to a commanding 22-0 lead and used a pair of late field goals to hold off a rallying Kealakehe Waverider team on the big island. The last time we saw our Red Raiders, after a slow start, the offense played their best football in the 2nd half while the defense had a masterful performance shutting down the state’s leading rusher and blanking the, then ranked #1, Farrington Governors 23-0 which earned them a bye last week. It’s power vs. finesse part 2 at the Aloha Stadium at 7PM HST on Friday the 18th of November. The game will be streaming online for those of you in the mainland (click here for the link). The stream for this game is free. The State Championship game is where the game will be PPV.

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Interesting Stat: Of the 12 HHSAA State Football Championships, these 2 teams combined have played in 10 of them.

USA Today Computers Prediction: 14-13 Kahuku
USA Today Prediction record 5-1

Click here for the driving directions
Kahuku will be sitting on Kaneohe side of the stadium.

State Playoff Ticket Prices CASH ONLY

  • $3.00 – Parking
  • $9.00 – General Admission
  • $5.00 – Students K-12 & Senior Citizens
  • FREE – 4 Years and under