Tigers turn back fumbling Govs for OIA victory, 14-0
By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer
When fumbles did not stop the Farrington High School football team last night, McKinley's defense did.
Farrington fumbled six times, losing five, and McKinley came up with a crucial goal-line stand late in the third quarter to preserve a 14-0 victory in an O'ahu Interscholastic Association Red Conference opener at Roosevelt.
One Governor fumble led directly to McKinley's first touchdown, another came immediately after a 63-yard kickoff return by Governor Yeoland Tamapua and three other fumbles came inside the Tigers' 25-yard line.
But McKinley's defense also was a major factor, limiting Farrington to 146 total yards and stuffing the Govs on their biggest threat, on fourth-and-goal from the 1.
"Our whole defense did a wonderful job," said McKinley coach David Tanuvasa. "We gave (Farrington) a few chances with turnovers, but our defense rose to the occasion every single time."
The Tigers' offense generated a nine-play, 61-yard drive on their third series, culminating in Lorgan Pau's 6-yard touchdown run. Kalen Chock's extra point made it 7-0 with 5:25 left in the first quarter.
Midway through the second quarter, McKinley's Anthony Albarado recovered a Farrington fumble on the Governors' 8-yard line, and Kimo Terry ran it in from there on the next play to give the Tigers a 14-0 lead with 5:26 remaining in the half.
Tamapua had his big return on the ensuing kickoff, but Farrington turned it over on its first play, an option pitch that went awry. The Governors forced McKinley to punt, only to fumble the punt return on its own 25.
Farrington's defense held, but the turnovers shifted the time of possession heavily in the Tigers' favor.
McKinley ran 38 plays for 158 yards in the first half; Farrington 17 for 41.
In the second half, sophomore quarterback Abel Werner guided the Tigers' ball-control offense as McKinley's defense bent but did not break.
Werner, making his first varsity start after playing in the JV White Conference last year, completed 6 of 18 passes for 100 yards. He was intercepted once.
"I give a lot of credit to my line I didn't even get hit," Werner said. "And the defense came through in crunch time."
Tanuvasa said he had confidence in Werner, despite the importance of last night's conference opener.
"We've seen Abel for a while, and he's always shown good leadership," Tanuvasa said. "He knows how to run the offense and keeps his cool. The other players respect him."
Terry finished with 101 yards on 19 carries, and Pau added 52 yards on 11 carries.
Farrington 0 0 0 0 0
McKinley 7 7 0 014
McKLorgan Pau 6 run (Kalen Chock kick)
McKKimo Terry 8 run (Chock kick)
RUSHINGFarrington: Gilbert Sa 13-60, Jay Ocol 14-27, Limoni Anurar 5-1, Royce Machado 1-(-3). McKinley: Terry 19-101, Pau 11-52, Abel Werner 9-7.
PASSINGFarrington: Sa 7-16-161. McKinley: Werner 6-18-1100.
RECEIVINGFarrington: Dwayne Haney 3-41, Chad Mock 2-14, Wayne Saturnino 1-5, Anurar 1-1. McKinley: Lama Lauvao 2-43, Pau 1-26, Travis Demello 1-14, Dominick Souza-Larimore 1-9, Jose Morales 1-8.
JVFarrington 41, McKinley 0
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Leilehua 2 0 0 0 2
Waianae 0 27 14 041
LeiSafety, Kalani Hoopi'i tackled in end zone
WaiKawena Rosario 3 run (pass failed)
WaiKekoa Reyes 5 run (Hoopii kick)
WaiReyes 10 run (Hoopii kick)
WaiReyes 10 run (Hoopii kick)
WaiChad Rodrigues 54 run (Hoopii kick)
WaiDilbert Muncon 18 run (Hoopii kick)
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RECEIVINGLeilehua: Kimo Kalaikai 2-9, Eddie Garma 1-19, Jawann Jackson 1-37. Waianae: Chad Rodrigues 3-24, Teacel Hines 3-56.
JVWaianae 28, Leilehua 6
Reported by Ike Mahoe
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Radford 0 0 0 0 0
Aiea 7 7 0 620
AieaReuben Medeiros 70 kickoff return (Jeffrey Veal kick)
AieaBryan Tucker-Salas 3 pass from Lole Laolagi (Veal kick)
AieaLaolagi 1 run (kick failed)
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PASSINGRadford: Dennis Medina 1-9-0(-2), David Foster 2-6-163. Aiea: Laolagi 10-27-3169.
RECEIVINGRadford: Brandon Bendele 2-11, Mat Failauga 1-50. Aiea: Tucker-Salas 3-74, Chris Antonio 3-60, Medeiros 2-17, Jeremy Yuen 1-18, Moniz 1-0.
JVAiea 34, Radford 6
Reported by Wade Hirata
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St. Anthony 0 0 0 0 0
Baldwin 14 9 15 038
BaldMichael Silva 52 run (Michael Donahoo kick)
BaldKekeo Hewahewa 11 run (Donahoo kick)
BaldSam Tolutau 28 pass from Donahoo (kick failed)
BaldFG Donahoo 42
BaldBrian Pate 2 run (Donahoo kick)
BaldA.J. Garbin 81 punt return (Hewahewa run)
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Hawaii Prep 0 7 7 014
Kauai 0 0 0 7 7
HPABully Fergerstrom 25 pass from Patrick Blasdell (Wildes Brawner kick)
HPAScott Paulson 29 pass from Blasdell (Brawner kick)
KauaiRejis Canales 24 pass from Kekoa Crowell (Raym Jerves kick)
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Hilo 0 0 0 0 0
Waimea 6 14 12 1345
WaimeaRayson Cacal 15 run (kick failed)
WaimeaChesley Barba 5 run (Adrian Agan kick)
WaimeaCacal 28 pass from Agan (Agan kick)
WaimeaCacal 2 run (kick failed)
WaimeaCacal 6 run (kick failed)
WaimeaBarba 1 run (Agan kick)
WaimeaCacal 17 run (kick failed)
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PASSINGWaimea: Agan 2-4-139. Hilo: Patrick Feary 0-3-00.
RECEIVINGWaimea: Cacal 1-28, Lanikai Kanahele 1-11.
Reported by Harold Naumu