After a very disappointing loss to the Honolulu Volcanoes in the Playoffs two weeks ago, The Waikiki Stingrays bounced back on Sunday with a decisive 22-8 Victory over the Kailua Storm to claim the HGL 3rd Place Championship. Most of the Stingrays scoring came via the league’s most explosive passing attack lead by Kainoa Silva, Willie Folks and Scott Carr. Folks scored two huge TD’s including the game’s first to give the Stingrays a 6-0 lead. Rylee Urasaki put the storm on the board with a 6 yard run and Reggie Bathea added a catch for the two point conversion to give the Storm a 8-6 lead. The Stingrays turned it up after that and never looked back after Carr caught a shorter pass and out ran the Storm secondary for a 85 yard score of his own. The lone rushing TD came via an exciting 55 yard run by Leo Maiava as he shedded a tackler and out raced the Storm defenders to the endzone. Defensively Waikiki was lead by Kris Jaime who snagged two interceptions that stopped two potential Storm drives to help seal the victory. The Stingrays end their 2015 season with their best record in franchise history (5-1).
It’s Week #2 of the HGL and we have some great matchups for all our fans to enjoy. Game #1 kicks off at 3:00pm as the Pearl City Paniolos take on the Waikiki Stingrays. The Paniolos are lead by former UH standout Alonzo Chopp who is looking to stop one of the best all around players in the HGL, Scott Carr who has stepped in from receiver to play QB until their starter returns.
In matchup #2 it’s a historic matchup in the HGL as the two long standing rivals the Kailua Storm and Honolulu Volcanoes go head to head at 5:00pm. The Volcanoes are looking forward to finding some rhythm in week #2 while the Storm, lead by Team Captain Bronson Ahakuelo, continue to show their defense is one of the best in the league.
Come enjoy the action this Sunday May 31 at Saint Louis Schools with Week #2 of the HGL 2015 Season. It’s football, music, Food, dancing, prizes and much more. See You There!
Hawaii Gridiron League
For The Love Of The Game!
Aloha Everyone and Welcome to the home of the Hawaii Gridiron League and the Hawaii Women’s Gridiron League. It’s exciting times around here as we get ready for the upcoming Winter Season of the HWGL and the 3rd Season of the HGL. In preparation it’s that time of year where we search the islands for the players who have the skills, heart, determination and real love for the game to carry out the mission and dreams of the HGL. In 2014 the HGL presents event greater opportunities for local players to not only be football stars locally but can also lead to them playing the game professionally internationally.
In 2013 we witnessed QB Watson Togiailua attend the Euro Sports Combine and be on his way to Denmark and lead his team the the German Football Championship and proudly represent Hawaii and the HGL.
Current players WR Scott Carr, LB Nui Spikes, DL Tyrone Alualu, K Kenton Chun, OL Andy Ramos, K Kimo Naehu were all selected to showcase their skills in the Arena Football All Star Game in Honolulu as well as a part of History in the first professional football game to ever be played in China at the AFL-China Exhibition Game. QB Watson Togiailua also played in the Honolulu Arena Football All Star Game. All these players were paid and treated like pros by the AFL-China Team and are well on their way to being selected to play in the AFL-China Professional League due to kickoff in late 2014.
All of the above players were found at Official HGL Tryouts and now it’s time to find Who’s Next to live their dream of playing the game on the next level.
Our first 2014 Players Open Tryout will be held Sunday January 12th at the foot of the Koolau Mountains at Kaneohe District Park. The day kicks off with late registration at 12:00noon with on the field introductions at 1:15pm. At 1:30pm we will begin warmups and stretching immediately followed by breaking players into groups to go through testing and sports specific drills. The day will wrap up with some 1 on 1’s for all positions and 7 on 7’s for skills positions, linebackers and fullbacks. We strongly recommend for all participants to arrive early to allow any additional warmup time that may be needed. All participants new to the Hawaii Gridiron League must pay a registration fee of $25 to attend while returning players can workout for free. For any additional information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our headquarters at 808-218-4060.
For The Love Of The Game