Kahuku routs Kalaheo in OIA East matchup, 40-6
By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer
KAHUKU Kalaheo had the longest scoring drive of the game, but made life easy on Kahuku's offense as the defending state champion Red Raiders humbled the Mustangs, 40-6, last night in O'ahu Interscholastic Association Eastern Division football at Carlton Weimer Field.
The Red Raiders (2-0), ranked second in The Advertiser Top 10 poll, got three touchdowns by their defense, two set up by turnovers inside Kalaheo territory and another on a bad snap from center in punt formation inside the Mustangs' 10.
"Our defense is tough," Kalaheo coach Mike Akiu said. "But those turnovers just killed us."
The Mustangs dropped to 0-2 in the East and 0-3 overall.
Gunderson Lauano's 30-yard interception return for a touchdown with one minute, 18 seconds left in the third quarter made it 40-0 and initiated the running clock because of the 35-point differential mercy rule.
But the Mustangs halted the clock with 5:35 left in the game, when Jared Neufeldt capped an eight-play, 75-yard drive with a 42-yard TD pass to David Pershin to cut the deficit to 34.
Lauano's TD was the third by the defense on the night. Defensive back Sam Spurrier returned an interception 62 yards and lineman Ryan Barenaba recovered a fumble in the end zone.
A bad snap from center in punt formation gave Kahuku possession inside the Mustangs' 10. After a penalty moved Kahuku back, running back Manu Ngatikaura made the most of his only carry of the game with a 19-yard TD. He was one of 11 running backs used by Kahuku.
"We're still experimenting," Kahuku coach Siuaki Livai said. "We have a lot of new kids."
A fumble at Kalaheo's 39 set up a three-play drive that ended with Spencer Hafoka hitting James Haiola with a 20-yard TD pass that made it 21-0 at the half.
After Spurrier's interception return, the Mustangs got a 13-yard gain on a pass play, only to lose the ball on yet another fumble that put the ball at the Kalaheo 23. On first down, backup quarterback Waika Carvalho hit Tali Toluta'u on a 23-yard TD pass that made it 33-0.
In all, Kalaheo lost five fumbles and had four passes intercepted. Spurrier led the Red Raiders with two picks.
KALAHEO (0-1, 0-3) 0 0 0 6 6
KAHUKU (2-0, 2-0) 14 7 19 040
KahRyan Barenaba fumble recovery in end zone (Malo Keama kick)
KahManu Ngatikaura 19 run (Keama kick)
KahJames Haiola 20 pass from Spencer Hafoka (Keama kick)
KahSam Spurrier 62 interception return (kick failed)
KahTali Toluta'u 23 pass from Waika Carvalho (kick failed)
KahGunderson Lauano 30 interception return (Keama kick)
KalahDavid Pershin 42 pass from Jared Neufeldt (kick failed)
RUSHINGKalaheo: Jared Neufeldt 6-12, Jeremy Neufeldt 3-32, David Pershin 5-7, Tyson DeCambra 3-2, Team 1-(minus 18), John Reis10-5, Lui Suianoa 6-28. Kahuku: Jarom Ah Quin 1-0, Bronson Ponciano 3-13, Tevita Ofa 1-8, Carvalho 1-(minus 12), Hafoka 6-(minus 2), Paea Vaimoui 6-30, Seth Cravens 3-11, Robert Tuifua 4-11, Michael Garcia 11-27, Ngatikaura 1-19, Cy Naki 2-19, Anitoni Vaka 1-0.
PASSINGKalaheo: Jared Neufeldt 2-5-250, Reis 1-5-213. Kahuku: Hafoka 1-3-020, Carvalho 2-3-053.
RECEIVINGKalaheo: Pershin 1-42, Reis 1-8, Jeremy Neufeldt 1-13. Kahuku: Hafoka 2-50, Tali Toluta'u 1-23.
JVKahuku 39, Kalaheo 0
KAPOLEI 26, NANAKULI 22: Kapolei's E.B. Fernandez made the game-saving tackle on a fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line as the Hurricanes held on against the Golden Hawks.
Nanakuli had a first-and-goal from the 4, but Kapolei held on four plays.
Kapolei's Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada rushed 10 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Hurricanes.
Nanakuli's Ikaika Asinsin rushed 17 times for 138 yards and three touchdowns.
Kapolei 12 0 8 626
Nanakuli 14 0 0 822
NanaIkaika Asinsin 85 pass from Albert Distajo (kick failed)
KapKaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada 46 run (kick failed)
KapKeanui Carmack fumble recovery in end zone (kick failed)
NanaAsinsin 3 run (Asinsin run)
KapKaheaku-Enhada 2 run (Enhada run)
KapCharles Recamara 10 run (run failed)
NanaAsinsin 1 run (Asinsin run)
RUSHINGKapolei: John Delarama 16-109, Kaheaku-Enhada 10-101, Ikaika Tan 2-29, Tianue Carmack 1-40, Chaves Gamboa 3-56, Recamara 1-10. Nanakuli: Asinsin 17-138, Les Schnabel 9-35, Albert Distajo 5-(minus 28), Dominic Gomes 2-(minus 10).
PASSINGKapolei: Kaheaku-Enhada 3-9-0-102. Nanakuli: Distajo 4-18-0121.
RECEIVINGKapolei: Brandon Pieper 3-102. Nanakuli: Jimmy Afamasaga 1-5, Asher Valenzuela 1-25, Asinsin 2-91.
JVNanakuli 35, Kapolei 0
CAMPBELL 27, WAIPAHU 14: Mapaa Malupo rushed 26 times for 157 yards and a touchdown as the Sabers beat the Marauders.
The Sabers' Shauncey-Blaine Saito rushed 15 times for 81 yards and a touchdown.
Waipahu 0 7 0 714
Campbell 6 6 8 727
CampAlii Basham 11 pass from Jonah Canionero (kick failed).
WaipAndy Hale 31 run (Howard Howell kick).
CampMapaa Malupo 4 run (pass failed).
CampShauncey-Blaine Saito 4 run (Prentiss Anderson pass from Canionero).
CampDaniel Stanton 14 pass from Basham (Saito kick).
WaipTodd Dickerson 67 run (Howell kick).
RUSHINGCamp: Saito 15-81, Malupo 26-157, Stanton 8-29, Canionero 4-14, Romeo Mayrena 1-0. Waip: Hale 11-89, Sandy Bishop 1-3, Bryson Carvalho 3-0, Dickerson 1-67, John Fauatea 3-4.
PASSINGCamp: Canionero 5-10-085, Basham 1-1-015, Saito 0-1-10. Waip: Carvalho 4-14-116, Austen Benito 0-1-00.
RECEIVINGCamp: Anderson 2-27, Basham 3-58, Stanton 1-15. Waip: Hale 2-20, Dickerson 1-(-4), Val Valventura 1-0.
JVWaipahu 26, Campbell 10
Reported by: Candice Hikiji
Kaimuki 48, Kalani 7, no details reported.
St. Anthony 19, Maui 6: Kai Rozet and Jaeb-James Pacheco both ran for touchdowns in the first half as the Trojans upset the Sabers in a Maui Interscholastic League game last night.
Maui (1-1) 0 0 0 66
St. anthony (1-1) 0 12 0 719
St.AKai Rozet 5 run (run failed).
St.AJareb-James Pacheco 2 run (kick failed).
St.APanfilo Bascar 29 pass from Daniel Parker (Parker kick).
MauiMichael Cabico 15 pass from Chadwick Sagon (run failed).
JVMaui 12, St. Anthony 0
Highlight: Held Maui to -17 yards in the second half
Reported by Rodney Higa
Kamehameha 40, Kapa'a 6: Travis Beyer rushed for three touchdowns to lead the host Warriors of O'ahu over the Warriors of Kaua'i in a preseason game.
Kapa'a 0 6 0 0 6
Kamehameha 20 3 17 040
KamTravis Beyer 1 run (Gaison kick).
KamBeyer 11 run (Gaison kick).
KamSy Cullen 3 run (kick failed).
KamFG Keoni Ruth 33
KapDustin Mundon 5 run (kick failed).
KamBeyer 20 run (Gaison kick).
KamMatt Coelho 35 pass from Caleb Spencer (Gaison kick).
KamRuth FG 47