This article is about the defunct Professional Indoor Football League team, for the American basketball Association team, see Hawaii Hurricanes
The Honolulu Hurricanes
was an Professional Indoor Football League
(PIFL) team that competed in the 1998 season based in Honolulu, Hawaii
. According to the team's media guide, the ownership partners - registered as Pro Sports Limited Liability Company - are Rev. John Frederick, the team's founder and co head coach ; Sig Schuster, the CEO; Dennis Enomoto; Neil Wiedemann; Louis "Sonny" Souza, the team's on-field coach; and James K. Wong. The team office was based in Honolulu. and played their home games at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center
, also in Honolulu. The team colors were red and gold. The Hurricanes were coached by Hawaii Police Department's Louis "Sonny" Souza.
The Hurricanes played two preseason PIFL
games in '98. Both were victories at home:
- February 28 - Las Vegas Outlaws† 14 at Honolulu Hurricanes 53
- March 27 - Tucson Mirage† 19 at Honolulu Hurricanes 25
†scheduled 1999 PIFL expansion team
All players on the Honolulu opening day roster played high school or college football in Hawaii. The list included: receivers Micah Matsuzaki and Dan Ahuna, running backs Tupu Alualu and Jerry Papalii, quarterback John Hao, offensive lineman Damon Kakalia, defensive back Niko Vitale, linebackers Manly Williams and George Noga and defensive linemen Kalei Cockett and Junior Tagoai.
The Hurricanes franchise drew about... Read More