Spectrum OC16 October Spotlights

Football’s Top 3

It’s hard to believe we only have two months left of the prep football season!
As we race our way to the state championships in November, here’s our top three for the fall…


The Crusaders’ win streak nearly came to an end in mid-September as ILH rival
Punahou pushed them to the edge. In a game where they fumbled four times and
trailed by as many as 10, the Crusaders’ potent air attack led by seniors
Jayden de Laura and Roman Wilson combined for two touchdowns to defeat
the Buffanblu 25-19 and extend their win streak to 32.


A young quarterback shined in September for Punahou. Freshman John
Keawe Sagapolutele has gained the respect and trust of his team by playing
fearless and making money throws. 1192 pass yards and nine touchdowns through
the first eight weeks of the season is not to shabby for a QB coming in relief of
injured starter Hugh Brady. The Buffanblu’s only loss this season came to
defending State Champion, Saint Louis, but after round one, the state awaits
a rematch later this year.


Despite losing to the second-ranked team in the country, St. John Bosco (CA),
the defending OIA Champions have all the talent to make another run
at the crown. Defensively, the Trojans’ linebacking corp is the best in the league,
led by junior Wynden Hoohuli who has three sacks and two interceptions so far
this year. Flanked next to him are seniors Bam Amina, Micah Kim and Muelu Iosefa,
all of who are quick, strong, and physical, and are game-changers this season.


October is league championship month, so stay tuned for the best prep
football in the state on Spectrum OC16 and Spectrum XCast.

We Go Eat: Zippy’s
A Closer Look at One of Hawaii’s Favorite Eateries

Kapono eating a famous plate lunch

This month, the award-winning team that brings you Cooking Hawaiian Style and Yokocho
presents a brand new installment of their series, “We Go Eat: Zippy’s”. 

Lanai Tabura and Andrew Tran take you inside one of Hawaii’s most iconic
and beloved eateries. For over 50 years, Zippy’s has been a favorite meeting place for
generations of local residents. 

Brothers Francis and Charles Higa opened the first Zippy’s in 1966 on King
Street next to Washington Middle School. That location continues to pack them
in and 23 more have been added over the years on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island.
And coming soon, they are excited to open their first Zippy’s outside of Hawaii on
the “9th Island”, Las Vegas. It’s a major milestone for a franchise that has seen much
change in the local restaurant landscape – and thrived over the past 5 decades. 

Part of Zippy’s success is its close ties to our local community. They have provided
a fundraising vehicle for countless sports teams, school groups and organizations
every kind through sales of their iconic Original Recipe Chili and Kokua
Pac bentos. They also support our local farmers and suppliers by purchasing produce
for their menus. Their 24 restaurants and corporate offices employ over 2,000 people,
making Zippy’s a major employer in Hawaii. These factors underscore the restaurant’s
firm commitment to being a good neighbor in the community and maintaining deep
in Hawaii.

But of course, the most famous aspect of Zippy’s is its outstanding, almost mind
boggling variety of food.  From American favorites like fried chicken, burgers and
breakfast omelettes to local foods representing virtually all the ethnicities in our State.
No matter what your mood, you will always find something on the menu you’ll want
to eat.  Enjoy an exclusive look behind the scenes of this iconic Island eatery. 

Premieres Monday, October 28 at 8:00 PM

2019 Moloka’i Hoe & Na Wahine O Ke Kai
Paddlers From All Over

Paddling across the Kaiwi Channel

The arduous Ka’iwi Channel serves as the passage to the calmer waters of Waikiki
Beach in this Moloka’i to Oahu canoe race. 

2019 Moloka’i Hoe: Sunday, October 13 LIVE at 7:30 AM

2019 Na Wahine O Ke Kai Special: Sunday, October 13 at 9:00 PM

Ultimate Japan
The Best of Japan

Fresh oysters

The Suzui family shows you their favorite attractions, food and cultural happenings
in Tohoku, Nagoya, Hokkaido and Okinawa.

Sundays at 9:30 PM

Everything Hawaii
New Recipe Segment

Chef Allen Hess

Chef Allen Hess shares his ono recipes. And all-new adventures await with Kawika
Singson through hidden Hawaii.

Sundays at 7:30 PM

Coming Up In November

• ILH Football

• Rainbow Wahine Volleyball

• HHSAA Cheerleading

• Mililani Marching Bandfest

• HHSAA Football

• HHSAA Football PPV

• 2019 Moloka’i Hoe


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