What a kick! Keolanui’s last-second 55-yard field goal lifts Hilo to state championship

  • Parish Kaleiwahea/Special to the Tribune-Herald The koa trophy is coming back to the Big Island after Hilo High captured its second HHSAA Division I football championship Friday night in breathtaking fashion at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium. Keanu Keolanui’s 55-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Vikings to a 20-17 comeback victory against Iolani.
  • Parish Kaleiwahea/Special to the Tribune-Herald Hilo High senior Guyson Ogata and assistant coach Zeke Tomaselli celebrate the Vikings' state triumph.
  • Parish Kaleiwahea/Special to the Tribune-Herald Hilo’s Keanu Keolanui gets carried off the field as a hero Friday night after his second long field goal of a game, this one a career-high and a state record-tying 55-yarder, sent the Vikings into a state of jubilation.

HONOLULU — The emotional roller-coaster followed a storybook script all the way to the finish, and Keanu Keolanui made Hilo High’s dream season come true with a 55-yard game-winning field goal with no time left on the clock.