West Oahu Teams Prepare Now For Fall (August) Football

There’s always a season within the season in prep football — critical games that make or break a team.

With the release of the OIA fall slate, MidWeek‘s West Oahu Islander breaks down the schedules for Division I teams Aiea, Campbell, Kapolei and Waipahu. (A story on DII Pearl City will come later.)

Aiea Na Ali’i

2013 record: 2-6 overall, 0-6 in OIA Red West

2014 games: Aug. 15 at Kaiser, Aug. 29 at Kailua, Sept. 6 versus Farrington at Roosevelt High, Sept. 12 Mililani, Sept. 19 at Moanalua, Sept. 27 Campbell, Oct. 4 Kapolei

Key stretch: Moanalua, Campbell, Kapolei

Must-see game 1: Mililani Must-see game 2: Campbell

Upset-alert game: Moanalua Schedule breakdown: Aiea faces true road tests in week one and two against Kaiser and Kailua, respectively. The good news is three of its last four are at home.

Campbell Sabers

2013 record: 9-4 overall, 4-2 in OIA Red

2014 games: Aug. 15 at Castle, Aug. 22 Moanalua, Sept. 5 Kailua, Sept. 12 at

Kapolei, Sept. 19 Mililani, Sept. 27 at Aiea, Oct. 4 versus Farrington at Aloha Stadium

Key stretch: Kapolei, Mililani, Aiea

Must-see game 1: Kapolei Must-see game 2: Farrington

Upset-alert game: Kailua Schedule breakdown: The annual Kapolei clash should figure big in Campbell’s season, as it comes midway and precedes epic matchups with Mililani, Aiea and Farrington in successive weeks.

Kapolei Hurricanes

2013 record: 6-4 overall,

3-3 in OIA Red West

2014 games: Aug. 15 at Kahuku, Aug. 23 versus Farrington at Roosevelt, Aug. 30 Mililani, Sept. 5 Moanalua, Sept. 12 Camp-bell, Sept. 19 Kailua, Oct. 4 at Aiea Key stretch: Kahuku,

Farrington, Mililani

Must-see game 1: Campbell

Must-see game 2: Kahuku Upset-alert game: Kailua Schedule breakdown: Kapolei doesn’t wait long to make a statement, playing Kahuku, Farrington and Mililani out of the gate.

Waipahu Marauders

2013 record: 2-7 overall, 1-5 in OIA Red West

2014 games: Aug. 16 versus Farrington at Aloha Stadium, Aug. 22 at Kahuku, Aug. 29 Castle, Sept. 5 at Kaiser, Sept. 12 Leilehua, Sept. 20 versus McKinley at Roosevelt, Sept. 26 Wai-anae

Key stretch: Farrington, Kahuku, Castle

Must-see game 1: Leilehua

Must-see game 2: Farrington

Upset-alert game: Castle Schedule breakdown: Waipahu’s first month is as difficult as it gets with Farrington, Kahuku, Castle and Kaiser.