The Punahou football team almost pulled a monumental upset on Saturday but fell just short.
California’s Corona Centennial, ranked No. 14 in the country by MaxPreps, defeated the Buffanblu 50-43 on Saturday evening in the SoCal Honor Bowl, a neutral site contest in San Diego.
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Centennial jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but Punahou responded with 28 unanswered points, which included two defensive touchdowns from Hawaii commit Alika Cavaco-Amoy.
The game was a back and forth affair until the very end, as the Buffanblu took a 43-42 lead with a touchdown and a two-point conversion from Noah Macapulay.
But the Huskies scored with seven seconds remaining, led by a passing touchdown from quarterback Husan Longstreet, who also ran for five scores.
Punahou drops to 3-1 overall and will next face Campbell on Sept. 15.
Below are the rest of Saturday’s high school football scores from across Hawaii:
No. 7 Konawaena 28, No. 11 Leilehua 19
No. 12 Kapaa 7, Kauai 0
Nanakuli 48, Roosevelt 30
Molokai 53, Seabury Hall 22
Hawaii Prep 23, Kau 8
Kealakehe 34, Waiakea 14
Damien (Calif.) 59, Damien 29
Kaiser 16, Kalani 12
King Kekaulike 28, Maui 0