Posted on: Sunday, August 24, 2003
Pac-Five gets first win on new turf
By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer
Junior running back Gyles Lawrence rushed for a game-high 108 yards on 19 carries and scored all three Wolfpack touchdowns on short runs.
"I was happy with our running game," first-year Pac-Five coach Joe Onosai said. "But our passing game needs some work."
The teams were the first to play on the FieldTurf, which subplanted the AstroTurf, which has been used since the stadium opened in 1975.
Lawrence liked the new turf.
"You have better traction because you can use cleats," he said. "It makes me more faster, even though I'm a big guy."
The 5-foot-10, 250-pound Lawrence scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter, did the same in the third and plunged from three yards out in the fourth.
The feeling, however, wasn't mutual for Kaimuki's leading ground gainer. Quarterback Shaye Aso'au had 83 yards on 20 carries.
"There was more grip (on the old turf)," he said. "The turf burns are not as bad (on the new turf), so it's better comfort-wise. But the old turf (with basketball shoes) was better."
Pac-Five's trainer reported no turf-related injuries. Kaimuki's trainer, Nat Pada, said players reported fewer abrasions. "We had football injuries," he said, instead of turf-related injuries.
Kaimuki took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on running back Semi Qoro's 1-yard TD run, but could not respond to Lawrence's TDs that followed.
- KAIMUKI 7 0 0 0 7
- PAC-FIVE 0 7 6 821
- KaimSemi Qoro 1 run (Ji Min Kim kick)
- Pac5Gyles Lawrence 1 run (Darci Hata kick)
- Pac5Lawrence 1 run (kick blocked)
- Pac5Lawrence 3 run (Travis Tyler pass from Jordan Tani)
McKinley 25, Iolani 12: Raiders running back Raynold Stowers rushed for 177 yards, but the Tigers diffused a last-quarter rally as the OIA East averted a shutout in the Father Bray Classic tripleheader yesterday at Aloha Stadium.
McKinley took a commanding 25-0 lead after three quarters, but nearly squandered it with turnovers an interception led to Iolani's first touchdown and a fumble led to the second. The Tigers bit a bullet after the Raiders succcessfully converted an onside kick after pulling to 25-12. But the Tigers' defense stopped the Raiders on fourth-and-goal at the McKinley 6 with just under a minute left in the game. McKinley ran the clock down on their next three plays.
McKinley quarterback Abel Werner completed 16 of 24 passes for 152 yards, including TDs of 8 yards to Iakopo Taumua in the first quarter and 9 yards to Chris Quiocho in the third.
Tigers' running back Michael Vasconcellos rushed for 131 yards on 29 carries, but lost three fumbles late in the game. He scored on runs of 1 and 4 yards in the second quarter that gave McKinley an 18-0 lead at the half.
Stowers, who rushed for 1,027 yards last season, was contained to 31 yards at the half by the Tigers. He had a 43-yard run after the Raiders recovered their onside kick that put Iolani at the McKinley 7. But on third-and-goal at the 2, linebacker Dixson Lauofo dropped Stowers for a four-yard loss. Peter Heimerdinger's pass to Karl Motoyama was incomplete, giving McKinley the ball on downs.
A crowd of 5,011 watched the tripleheader and saw the newly installed FieldTurf.
- MCKINLEY 6 12 7 0 25
- IOLANI 0 0 0 12 12
- McKIakopo Taumua 8 pass from Abel Werner (kick failed)
- McKMichael Vasconcellos 1 run (run failed)
- McKVasconcellos 4 run (kick blocked)
- McKChris Quiocho 9 pass from Werner (Andrew Mitani kick)
- IolPeter Heimerdinger 15 run (kick blocked)
- IolPaul Bennett 56 pass from Heimerdinger (run failed)
Baldwin 3, Farrington 0: Just add another job for J.J. Eno.
Baldwin's all-purpose player nailed a 38-yard field goal with 29 seconds left to beat Farrington in the second game of the Father Bray Classic at Aloha Stadium.
Eno, a cornerback, slotback and kick/punt returner, became the team's place kicker this season with the graduation of Michael Donohoo. Eno didn't miss a beat.
"J.J. does it all," Baldwin coach Chad Kauhaahaa said. "He does whatever we need him to do. He is the key to our season."
Eno's boot snapped the scoreless tie and came after quarterback Kalehua Moniz was sacked for a 10-yard loss on third down by Taeao Fagalele, placing the ball at the Farrington 21, pushing the field goal spot further back. Still, Eno came through.
The Governors suited 28 players, as 26 are sitting through probation, which continues to next week's season opener against Waipahu.
- BALDWIN 0 0 0 33
- FARRINGTON 0 0 0 00
- BaldFG J.J. Eno 38.
Maui 37, Konawaena 0: Andrew Nakihei had 21 carries for 121 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Sabers past Konawaena of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation in a nonleague game at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku, Maui.
- Konawaena 0 0 0 0 0
- Maui 0 15 16 637
- MauiAndrew Nakihei 1 run (Maika Carpio kick)
- MauiMichael Cabico 29 pass from Eric Watson (Watson run)
- MauiFG Ryan Ishizu 30
- MauiNakihei 40 run (kick failed)
- MauiNakihei 18 run (Carpio kick)
- MauiNakihei 4 run (pass failed)
Reported by Rodney Higa
Kamehameha 41, Kealakehe 0: Quarterback Pono Kam completed 6 of 9 passes 159 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Warriors, who led 27-0 at halftime in a nonleague game at Kunuiakea Stadium.
- KEALAKEHE 0 0 0 0 0
- KAMEHAMEHA 14 13 14 041
- KSAsti Merino 40 interception return (Kepa Gaison kick)
- KSAaron Nicoles 18 pass from Pono Kam (Gaison kick)
- KSSy Cullen 5 run (Gaison kick)
- KSWaika Spencer 69 pass from Kam (kick blocked)
- KSNathaniel Nakagawa 31 pass from Kam (Gaison kick)
- KSParker Paredes 31 run (Gaison kick)
- JVKamehameha 41, McKinley 0
Waiakea 46, Moanalua 12: Aka Kaleo scored on runs of 35, 3, 30 and 65 yards to lead the Warriors past the Menehunes at Wong Stadium on the Big Island.
- Moanalua 6 0 6 012
- Waiakea 14 13 13 646
- MoanQuinton Tang 4 run (run failed)
- WaiakAka Kaleo 35 run (Kaleo kick)
- WaiakDavid Doll 38 pass from Troy Milhoam (Kaleo kick)
- WaiakKaleo 3 run (kick failed)
- WaiakKaleo 30 run (Kaleo kick)
- WaiakH. Simeona 35 run (kick failed)
- MoanWally Coleman 36 run (run failed)
- WaiakKaleo 65 run (kick failed)
- WaiakGlenn Kiyota 5 run (kick failed)
Reported by Ken Yamase
Leilehua 22, Radford 0: Blake Furtado, A.P. Palomares and James Ramiscal each scored a touchdown as the Mules defeated the Rams at Radford.
- Leilehua 7 6 0 922
- Radford 0 0 0 0 0
- LeiBlake Furtado 44 interception return (R.B. Bibilone kick)
- LeiA.P. Palomares 3 pass from James Ramiscal (kick failed)
- LeiRamiscal 3 run (Bibilone kick)
- JVLeilehua 36, Radford 0
Reported by David Lane
Kapa'a 19, Waialua 13: Devon Machado, Frank Rivera and Issac Miyashiro each scored a touchdown as the Warriors defeated the Bulldogs at Waialua.
- Kapa'a 7 0 0 1219
- Waialua 0 0 7 613
NanAkuli 37, Damien 19: Albert Distajo ran for touchdowns of 45 and 43 yards for the host Golden Hawks.
Andrew Canoy scored all three touchdowns for Damien, including one on an 80-yard punt return.
- Damien 6 6 0 719
- NAnAkuli 10 0 14 1337
- NanaAlbert Distajo 45 run (Kyle Beck kick)
- DamiAndrew Canoy 80 punt return (kick failed)
- NanaFG Beck 20
- DamiCanoy 15 pass from Tevita Williams (kick failed)
- NanaKalani Kolii 6 run (Kolii run)
- NanaRolando Celes 6 fumble recovery (kick failed)
- DamiCanoy 31 pass from Williams (kick)
- NanaDistajo 43 run (kick failed)
- NanaBeck 36 run (Jaycee Alapai kick)
Reported by Lilia Aki
Pearl City 41, Kalaheo 0: Michael Yamauchi-Yamate scored touchdowns on 1- and 35-yard runs, and Nate Nasca returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown as the host Chargers blanked the Mustangs in nonleague game.
- Kalaheo 0 0 0 0 0
- Pearl City 15 13 13 041
- PCNate Nasca 90 kick-off return (kick failed)
- PCMichael Yamauchi-Yamate 1 run (Steven King kick)
- PCKeoni Pieper 32 pass from Jensen Cabanero (King kick)
- PCBrandon Green 28 pass from Chazton Bertola (kick failed)
- PCVinny Stametna 35 pass from Bertola (King kick)
- PCYamauchi-Yamate 35 run (kick failed)
Reported by Shane Tanuvasa