The Black and Gold 1977Strong offense; defense guide Cubs through tough competition
McKinley's jayvee football teams consistently sport good records, and this year was no exception. Although they failed to keep the Honolulu District title, new coach Leo Perreira found some talent in the almost all-new team.
The Cubs opened up the '76 season with a squeeze victory over Mililani, 8-6. A two-point conversion gave the Tigers their first win. However, one week later, McKinley fell to their first loss, 13-0 because of Kahuku's fantastic ball handling.
Another two-point conversion pushed the Tigers over Campbell, 15-14. After McKinley took a 15-0 lead, Campbell scored two touchdowns in the final half to pull within one.
Interceptions and penalties did in Kaimuki as the Cubs shut out the Bulldogs 26-0. This game moved them into second place with a 3-1 record.
However, at the next game, the Micks traveled to Roosevelt only to be shut out, 13-0. Offside penalties killed the Tiger's chance and threw them into a three-way tie for second place with the Rough Riders and the Governors.
Excellent teamwork and determination carried McKinley to a 21-0 victory over Farrington. The game was highlighted by an 80-yard TD run by Guy Aleka. Kaiser gained the Honolulu District title as they crushed the cubs 30-6. Kaiser ended up with an 8-0 record while McKinley trounced Kalani in their final game 27-0 to give them a 5-3 record.
McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017