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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, October 18, 2002

All three OIA titles on line in final week

By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

The O'ahu Interscholastic Association schedule-makers either had great foresight, or got really lucky.

In a fortunate twist, all three OIA division championships will be decided by head-to-head matchups on the regular season's final weekend. Tonight, Campbell will play Wai'anae for the Red Conference-West title. Tomorrow, Kailua travels to Kahuku for the Red-East crown, and Kaimuki meets Nanakuli with the White championship on the line.

Also tonight, Kamehameha plays Iolani at Aloha Stadium in a key Interscholastic League of Honolulu showdown.

Here is a closer look at each game:

Campbell at Wai'anae

Where: Wai'anae High School, 85-251 Farrington Hwy

When: Tonight, 25 minutes after 5 p.m. JV game

Records: Campbell 6-1 overall, 5-1 OIA Red-West; Wai'anae 5-2, 4-2

Last week: Campbell defeated 'Aiea, 18-15; Wai'anae lost to Mililani, 14-10

Advertiser Top 10 ranking: Campbell No. 9, Wai'anae No. 6

Notable: Campbell running back Mapa Malupo rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns last week, after sitting out the previous week. Despite missing one game, Malupo leads the OIA Red-West in rushing with 754 yards on 97 carries (7.8 ypc). ... Campbell has the division's top offense (406.3 ypg), but Wai'anae has the top defense (143.2 ypg). Wai'anae is allowing an OIA-low 59.2 ypg rushing, while Campbell is averaging 317.7 ypg on the ground. ... Campbell senior Shaunsey Saito is the division's top scoring machine, with nine touchdowns and 12 PATs.

Iolani vs. Kamehameha

Where: Aloha Stadium

When: Tonight, about 7:30

Records: Iolani 5-1 overall, 3-1 ILH; Kamehameha 6-0, 3-0

Last week: Iolani defeated Pac-Five, 35-14; Kamehameha defeated Damien, 41-13

Advertiser Top 10 ranking: Iolani No. 5, Kamehameha No. 1

Notable: Kamehameha is ranked No. 41 in this week's Student Sports, Inc. national Fab 50. Students Sports is a national magazine and Web site based in Torrance, Calif. ... Iolani running back Raynold Stowers leads the ILH in rushing with 588 yards on 60 carries (9.8 ypc). He rushed for a season-low 114 yards on 13 carries last week. ... Iolani quarterback Robert Mageo reached season-highs last week by completing 17 of 24 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns.

Kailua at Kahuku

Where: Kahuku High School, 56-490 Kamehameha Hwy

When: Tomorrow, 25 minutes after 5 p.m. JV game

Records: Kailua 7-0 overall, 6-0 OIA Red-East; Kahuku 5-2, 5-1

Last week: Kailua defeated McKinley, 42-22; Kahuku defeated Castle, 20-12

Advertiser Top 10 ranking: Kailua No. 3, Kahuku No. 4

Notable: Kailua's Keali'i Kalahiki amassed 150 all-purpose yards last week, all but 17 of them coming on punt and kick returns. Kalahiki had kickoff returns of 56 and 46 yards in the first half and had a 31-yard punt return in the second half. ... Kahuku's offense, which struggled most of the season, has picked up steam the past two weeks. The Red Raiders, led by Manu Ngatikaura's 120 yards on 21 carries, rushed for over 200 yards for the second straight game. ... Kailua is averaging 483.2 yards per game, over 150 yards per game better than the Red-East's second-most productive offense (McKinley).

Kaimuki vs. Nanakuli

Where: Roosevelt High School, 1120 Nehoa St.

When: Tomorrow, 25 minutes after 5 p.m. JV game

Records: Kaimuki 5-2 overall, 5-1 OIA White; Nanakuli 5-2, 5-1

Last week: Kaimuki defeated Pearl City, 31-21; Nanakuli defeated Waialua, 17-7

Advertiser Top 10 ranking: Both teams unranked

Notable: Nanakuli needs a victory to clinch its first playoff berth since 1997. Kaimuki already has clinched a playoff spot. ... Kaimuki running back Daniel Tautofi touched the ball only seven times last week, but scored four touchdowns. He scored on runs of 4, 1 and 33 yards and also caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Sheldon Sarcedo. ... Nanakuli running back Ikaika Asinsin leads all O'ahu rushers with 803 yards and 12 touchdowns.