2021 DII State Championship: Kapaʻa vs Kamehameha Maui

2021 DII State Championship: Kapaʻa vs Kamehameha Maui

By: Jarin Kobashigawa

In the battle between two neighbor island teams, and two teams looking to win their first DII State Title, the Kapaʻa Warriors broke four HHSAA Tournament records and beat the Kamehameha Maui Warriors in the 2021 First Hawaiian Bank HHSAA DII State Championship Game.

  • Most Rushing TDs in HHSAA tournament history (7)
  • Most Rushing Yards in HHSAA tournament history (477)
  • Longest Rushing TD in HHSAA tournament history (98)
  • Most points in regulation in a championship game (61)

Junior Solomone Malafu, who was a force to be reckoned with on both sides of the ball amassed 152 rushing yards, 4 TDs, 5 tackles, and 1 interception. Malafu also ran for the 98 yard TD to set the record for longest rushing TD in HHSAA tournament history.