Insight, News, and Opinion by Nick Abramo
  • November 30, 2021
Clutch Field Goal Makes Waialua’s Lasse Stolten Bedrock Sports Hawaii’s First Football Player Of The Week

As usual, lots of players put up great numbers last week in Hawaii high school football.

But the first Bedrock Sports Hawaii Player of the Week honors in history go to a kicker.

Yes, make a clutch 26-yard field goal with 1:25 left to win? You try it.

Lasse Stolten did it for Waialua in a 15-13 victory over McKinley on Saturday. It gave coach Gary Wirtz a victory in his first game as head coach, and it spoiled former Punahou head man Kale Ane’s bid to be a winner in his first game as coach of the Tigers.

Stolten also had a 36-yard field goal and an extra point in the game.

According to, Stolten is a sophomore exchange student from Germany and was playing a football game for the first time.

“I’ve been here three months,” he told reporter Paul Honda. “I thought, I’ve got to make this for the team. It was a struggle, but also, like I’m very proud of this team and I’m going to make it for them.


>> Lasse Stolten, Waialua Bulldogs: Kicked a 26-yard field goal with 1:25 remaining to beat McKinley 15-13 at the Roosevelt High field on Saturday. He also had a 36-yard field goal and an extra point.


>> Trey Dacoscos, Pearl City Chargers: Passed for 301 yards and six TDs in a 42-7 home victory over Kalaheo on Friday.

>> Noah Bartley, Kamehameha Warriors: Rushed for 203 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 2:12 left to beat Saint Louis 34-31 on Friday at Aloha Stadium.

>> Brennan Dupio, Kamehameha Warriors: Recovered a fumble that led to the winning touchdown and had a sack with 25 seconds left to seal the win over Saint Louis.

>> Kamakana Mahiko, Kaiser Cougars: Made three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown in a 28-6 win at home over Kalani on Saturday. He also had a receiving TD.

>> Jaron-Keale Sagapolutele, Saint Louis II Crusaders: Threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-22 victory over PAC-5 at Aloha Stadium on Friday.

>> Chevas Gregory Jr., Saint Louis II Crusaders: Rushed for 182 yards and three TDs in the win over the Wolfpack.

>> Chayne Kuboyama-Hayashi, Campbell Sabers: Passed for 328 yards and three TDs in a 38-6 win over Farrington on Friday at home.

>> TJ Arakawa, Kealakehe Waveriders: Rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-0 victory on the road against Kamehameha-Hawaii on Friday.

>> Connor Payomo, Kapaa Warriors: Had a fumble recovery, sack and interception in a 42-0 win over Waimea at Hanapepe Stadium on Saturday.

ALSO AT BedrockSportsHawaii.comBedrock Sports’ Football Top 10: Mililani and Kahuku Move Up to Nos. 3 and 4


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