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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, August 19, 2001

Governors give rookie coach 20-14 win over Pac-Five

By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer

Quarterback Gilbert Sa threw three passes that ended up in the end zone, but fortunately for him the one that mattered the most decided Farrington's 20-14 win against Pac-Five in a non-league high school football game at the annual Father Bray Classic yesterday.

Farrington defensive lineman Soge Puaali (79) makes for the end zone after intercepting a pass with Pac-Five's Jordan Savusa in pursuit.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

Pac-Five is a member of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu. Farrington is in the O'ahu Interscholastic Association.

Sa's 40-yard touchdown pass to Yeoland Tamapua broke a 14-all game with four minutes, 30 seconds left in the third period as Governors' rookie coach David Pila won his coaching debut.

"It's really exciting," Pila said. "Especially against one of the legends. Just so happens we came out on top."

He was referring to Pac-Five coach Don Botelho, who is entering his 37th season of coaching.

Sa's only statistical touchdown pass made up for his two interceptions that were returned for TDs by Pac-Five. Both were in the third quarter by linebackers Alika Durington (35 yards) and Ryan Penaroza (83 yards).

Those two touchdowns tied the game at 14. Farrington's first two touchdowns were also on interception returns. Defensive back Burt Calaycay returned one 36 yards with 10:46 left in the second quarter and 5-foot-11, 255-pound defensive lineman Soge Puaali chugged 59 yards for the other. Both were against Pac-Five quarterback Jordan Tani, a sophomore making his first start. He played for the injured McShane Dator (thumb), who will be out three to four weeks, Botelho said. Also missing the game with injuries for the Wolfpack were tall wideouts Matthew Friedman (6-4) and Travis Tyler (6-2).

Sa's game-deciding TD pass came after Penaroza's interception return. Calaycay's 41-yard kickoff return gave the Governors possession at the Pac-Five 40. On first down, Sa hit a wide-open Tamapua along the left sideline. The extra-point kick was blocked.

"I just read the safeties," Sa explained. "On the option, they were biting so we used play action."

Farrington's Kris Gasilos had two interceptions, one off Tani and the other off backup Ryan Leong. The Governors also had six sacks, three by lineman Paul Feagai.

"I was happy with our defense," Pila said. "How many games you see four defensive touchdowns?"

FARRINGTON 0 14 6 0 — 20
PAC-FIVE 0 7 7 0 — 14

Far—Burt Calaycay 36 interception return (Andre Satele kick)
Far—Soge Puaali 59 interception return (Satele kick)
Pac—Alika Durington 35 interception return (Darci Hata kick)
Pac—Ryan Penaroza 83 interception return (Hata kick)
Far—Yeoland Tamapua 40 pass from Gilbert Sa (kick blocked)

Waipahu 20, Leilehua 12: Running back Andrew Hale rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Marauders in an OIA non-conference game at the Father Bray Classic last night.

Hale's first of 21 carries was a 76-yard touchdown run. He also scored on an eight-yard run in the fourth quarter.

After Hale's long TD run, the Mules tied the game late in the first quarter when Jimmy Fajardo recovered teammate Joshua Perez's fumble after Perez made a 14-yard reception from Spencer Omalza. All together, the play covered 20 yards.

The Marauders took the lead with 45 seconds left in the half on quarterback Paula Aga's keeper from eight yards. The TD was set up by Chad Navarro's 29-yard interception return.

But just before the half, the Mules covered 73 yards in five plays, scoring with no time showing the clock when MacKenzie Hanson hauled in Omalza's nine-yard pass in the corner of the end zone. An incomplete pass on a two-point try failed, as the Marauders took a 13-12 lead into the half.

A Leilehua fumble set up the Marauders' final touchdown, an eight-yard run by Hale with 1:58 left in the game.

LEILEHUA 6 6 0 0 — 12
WAIPAHU 6 7 0 7—20

Wai—Andrew Hale 76 run (kick failed)
Lei—Jimmy Fajardo 6 fumble return (kick failed)
Wai—Paula Aga 8 run (Avei Moevao kick)
Lei—MacKenzie Hanson 9 pass from Spencer Omalza (pass failed)
Wai—Hale 8 run (Moevao kick)

McKinley 32, Radford 8: Kimo Terry scored three touchdowns, including an 89-yard kickoff return to lead the Tigers in a non-conference game between the two OIA teams at Aloha Stadium.

Justin Rellin scored the only touchdown for the Rams in the fourth quarter on a 13-yard run. A pass conversion from Shane Roberson to Keone Kawata scored the Rams' final two points.

McKinley's Lorgan Pau ran for a nine-yard touchdown and Chris Williams ran back a 53-yard interception for a score.

Radford 0 0 0 8—8
McKinley 12 6 7 7—32

McK—Kimo Terry 78 run (kick failed)
McK—Lorgan Pau 9 run (pass failed)
McK—Terry 18 run (run failed)
McK—Chris Williams 53 yard interception return (Kalen Chock kick)
Rad—Justin Rellin 13 run (Keone Kawata from Shane Roberson)
McK—Terry 89 return (Chock kick)

Iolani 22, Kaimuki 0: Quarterback Kila Kaaihue passed for 212 yards and one touchdown and rushed for another to lead the Raiders of the ILH in a non-league game against Kaimuki of the OIA in the Father Bray Classic at Aloha Stadium.

A crowd of 4,975 attended the four-game classic, sponsored by Iolani School.

Kaaihue passed 25 yards to Nate Kawamura for one score and rushed four yards for another.

Running back Raynold Stowers scored on a five-yard run and Noah Myers had a 26-yard field goal.

Raiders' running back Teo Bennett had 93 yards on 21 carries.

The Raiders had a 3-0 lead at the half before blowing the game open with two third-quarter TDs.

KAIMUKI 0 0 0 0— 0
IOLANI 0 3 13 6—22

Iol—FG Noah Myers 26
Iol—Raynold Stowers 5 run (kick failed)
Iol—Nate Kawamura 25 pass from Kila Kaaihue (Myers kick)
Iol—Kaaihue 4 run (kick failed)

Kailua 29, Snow Canyon, Utah 28: Taleki Mailau ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more as the Surfriders of the OIA defeated Snow Canyon at Utah.

The teams carried a 14-14 tie into the fourth quarter. Snow Canyon scored first off of a Klint Graff 42-yard run.

Within a two-minute period, Kailua tied and then led the game with a Mailua one-yard run and a 17-yard TD pass to Kealii Kalahiki.

With 3:49 left on the clock, Snow Canyon scored a touchdown on a Graff one-yard run, but failed to convert the two-point attempt to tie the game.

Kailua 7 7 0 15—29
Snow Canyon 7 0 7 14—28

Kail—Taleki Mailau 16 run (John Heu kick)
Snow—Dustin Lounsbury 5 pass from Louis Lovelady (Shane Manson kick)
Kail—Ryan Lum 27 pass from Mailau (John Heu kick)
Snow—Klint Graff 7 run (Manson kick)
Snow—Graff 42 run (Louis Lovelady run)
Kail—Mailau 1 run (Mailau run)
Kail—Kealii Kalahiki 17 pass from Mailau (Heu kick)
Snow—Graff 1 run (pass failed)

Punahou 24, Waimea 14: Todd LaFountaine rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Buffanblu of the ILH over the visiting Menehunes of Kaua'i.

Waimea 7 0 0 7—14
Punahou 0 7 3 14—24

Waim—Jordon Dizon 1 run (kick good)
Pun—Todd LaFountaine 2 run (Wade Nakagawa kick)
Pun—Stan Fisher 27 FG\
Waim—Dizon 3 run (kick good)
Pun—Jason Ching 43 pass from LaFountaine (Nakagawa kick)
Pun—LaFountaine 12 run (Nakagawa kick)

Wai'anae 27, A.J.Dimond 14: Kekoa Reyes ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Seariders of the OIA beat A.J. Dimond of Alaska at Wai'anae.

Kicker Kalani Hoopii added a pair of field goals both from 25 yards.

A.J. Dimond 0 7 0 7—14
Wai'anae 7 13 0 7—27

Waia—Nathaniel Russel 43 pass from Kekoa Reyes (Kalani Hoopii kick)
Waia—Kekoa Reyes 5 run (Hoopii kick)
Waia—FG Hoopii 25
Dimond—Adam Beaver 48 of own kick-off return (Bret Benton kick)
Waia—FG Hoopii 25
Waia—Reyes run 45 (Hoopii kick)
Dimond—Benton 2 run ( Benton kick)

'Aiea 20, Castle 14: Lole Laolagi threw three touchdown passes, two to Bryan Tucker-Salas, as Na Ali'i defeated the Knights at 'Aiea in a non-conference game between the OIA schools.

Laolagi completed 10-of-21 passes for 183 yards, and Tucker-Salas had four receptions for 94 yards.

Castle 0 6 0 8—14
'Aiea 14 0 6 0—20

'Aiea—Nate Olaivar 73 from Lole Laolagi (Jeff Veal kick)
'Aiea—Bryan Tucker-Salas 15 from Laolagi (Veal kick)
Cast—Joel Botelho 1 run (kick failed)
'Aiea—Tucker-Salas 66 from Laolagi (kick failed)
Cast—Botelho 6 run (Ikaika Ho from Botelho)

JV—Kapolei 48, Kaimuki 47

'Aiea 34, Castle 19

• Kamehameha 21, Baldwin 6: The Warriors of the ILH beat the Admirals at Maui's War Memorial Stadium.

• St. Anthony's 40, Damien 30: At Kaiser High School, the Trojans of Maui beat the Monarchs of the ILH.


• Konawaena 31, Waialua 7: Taniola Langi scored three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats of the Big Island past Waialua of the OIA.

Konawaena 12 13 6 0—31
Waialua 0 7 0 0— 7

Kona—Taniola Langi 8 pass from Adam Tableros (run failed.)
Kona—Matt Deniz 1 run (pass failed.)
Kona—Langi 6 run (kick failed.)
Waila—Larry Ladao 80 pass from Daniel Nacario (Charlie Tantog kick.)
Kona—Langi 12 run (Nick Matsuoka kick.)
Kona—Nano Padillio 4 run (kick failed.)

JV—Konawaena 12, Waialua 6.

CORRECTION: Kahuku out-gained Skyline of Salt Lake City 284 yards to 30 in the first half of Friday's game. Another figure was reported in yesterday's story.