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.
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.
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,
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.
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.