*Rankings from State Freeman Ratings
As of November 25, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
The 2012 HHSAA Division II State Football Champion was the Iolani Raider football team. The Raiders competed on behalf of Iolani School in Division II of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu during the 2012 HHSAA Football Season. Headcoach Wendell Look was in his 21st season with the Raiders. Iolani played all their home games at Kozuki Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Iolani ended the 2012 season winning their 8th consecutive Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II title (second in consecutive league titles behind Cal Lee'sSt. Louis Crusaders, who won 16 consecutive ILH titles between 1986 and 2001) and a 6th consecutive state Division II title (8th overall). They were ranked #8 in the state and #936 in the nation.
Iolani clinched the ILH Division II berth into the HHSAA Division II play-off with a 28-10 win over Pac-5. This also secured Iolani with the #1 seed and first round by headed into the play-offs. In the semi-final round, Iolani blanked OIA White champion Radford 43-0.
IOL Kody Mento 1-yard run (Jordan Genovia kick failed)
KONA John Kamoku 69-yard run (Kenan Gasper kick)
IOL Chad Hanaoka 20-yard pass from Reece Foy (Genovia kick)
KONA Bubba Ellis-Noa 1-yard run (Gasper kick)
IOL Foy 1-yard run (Genovia kick)
KONA Austin Denis punt return (Gasper kick)
IOL Hanaoka 12-yard pass from Foy (pass failed)
IOL Yuuyo Kato 23-yard pass from Foy (Genovia kick)
IOL Genovia 30-yard field goal
KONA Dominic Morris 28-yard pass from Kahoalii Karratti (Gasper kick)
KONA Morris 13-yard pass from Karratti (Pass failed)
KONA Ellis-Noa 3-yard run (Gasper kick failed)
IOL Chase Kanekuni 21-yard pass from Foy (Genovia kick good)
IOL – Reece Foy – 15/23, 285 YDS, 4 TD
KONA – Kahoalii Karratti – 12/24, 216 YDS, 2 TD, INT
IOL – Reece Foy – 7 CAR, 51 YDS, TD
KONA – John Kamoku – 2 CAR, 70 YDS, TD
IOL – Chase Kanekuni – 6 REC, 130 YDS, TD
NYG – Domonic Morris – 6 REC, 131 YDS, 2 TD
The defending 2011 HHSAA Division II champions Iolani Raiders opened their 2012 season with the 49th annual Father Bray Football Classic against the Konawaena High School Wildcats of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation at Aloha Stadium. Iolani would strike first with a Kody Mento 1-yard run for a touchdown. Kicker Jordan Genovia missed the ensuing extra point to open the scoring at 6-0. The teams exchanged touchdowns until the half, 26-21 Iolani.
The third quarter saw the Raiders widen the lead 36-21 before Konawaena scored 19 unanswered points (3 touchdowns with 2 failed conversions) to pass Iolani 40-36. Foy then led Iolani on a 6-play, 80 yard game winning drive which ended with a 21-yard pass to wide receiver Chase Kanekuni. Konawaena's next drive died at their own 45-yard line and the Wildcats converted on downs with 45 seconds to play.
At the time, Konawaena was favored to be the BIIF Champions and challenge Iolani in the HHSAA Division II championship. Konawaena was eliminated in the quarter final round by Nanakuli.