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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Saturday, October 16, 2004

Top-ranked Kahuku runs over Kailua, 46-0

By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer

KAILUA — Kahuku went to the well as expected in a 46-0 rout of Kailua last night in an O'ahu Interscholastic Association Eastern Division regular season finale.

Kahuku running back Kamuela Alisa leaves a trio of Kailua defenders in his wake as picks up some of his 97 yards rushing.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

The top-ranked Red Raiders (7-1 overall, 6-0 East) captured the East title outright with the victory that spoiled the Surfriders' homecoming festivities. The game ended with the 35-point differential running clock after the 2:15 mark in the third quarter when Kahuku increased its lead to 40-0.

Despite losing, Kailua (3-4-1, 2-3-1) clinched a playoff berth because of Roosevelt's loss to Castle last night.

Roosevelt (2-4) must await tonight's outcome between McKinley (1-3-1) and Farrington (3-2) at Roosevelt for the final East berth. If McKinley wins, Roosevelt is out. If McKinley loses, the Rough Riders get the berth.

Like most of their routs, the Red Raiders used a number of reserves. The only difference was they started the game, instead of mopping it up.

Kahuku played without starting quarterback Bronson Ponciano-Ahue, running backs Micah Strickland, Maloso Te'o and Hyrum Moors, and receiver Spencer Hafoka. But fourth-string running back Siaosi Lauhingoa more than made up for those missing in action, rushing for three touchdowns and 200 yards on 18 rushes.

Kahuku running back Siaosi Lauhingoa breaks free for some of his game-high 200 yards rushing.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

Another reserve back, Kamuela Alisa, had 97 yards on nine carries, including a TD.

"These guys would be starters everywhere else," Kahuku coach Siuaki Livai said. "It was their opportunity to perform."

Livai said the starters who sat out were nursing minor injuries. With a bye next week for the top three seeds of each division, he effectively gave them two weeks to recover for the Oct. 29 quarterfinals.

The Red Raiders were awesome on defense, too. Kahuku had four turnovers converted into scores. The takeaways started early.

A fumble by running back Damien Torres on Kailua's first play from scrimmage to start the game gave Kahuku possession at the Kailua 23, setting up Viliami Tilini's 11-yard TD reception from Jacob Kahawai'i. The PAT missed, but Kahuku owned a 6-0 lead.

An offensive pass interference penalty against Kailua on fourth-and-7 at Kahuku's 29 gave Kahuku the ball at its 45, good field position to set up Kahawai'i's 44-yard scoring pass to Redmond Tutor with 43 seconds left in the first quarter. Kahawai'i's pass to Tilini for the 2-point conversion made it 14-0.

In the second quarter, interceptions by Micah Wily and Suaesi Tuimaunei on successive series led to 2-yard TD runs by Alisa and Lauhigoa that made it 28-0 at the half.

Kahuku opened the third quarter by turning over the ball twice, only to see Kahuku defensive back Chico Ramirez intercept a Kelroy Kohatsu pass to give the Red Raiders possession at their own 28. On first down, Lauhingoa went 72 yards for a touchdown to make it 34-0.

Later in the third quarter, the Red Raiders capped an 11-play, 66-yard drive with backup quarterback Toga Moe hitting Lau'uli Fonoti for a 9-yard TD pass to make it 40-0 and start the running clock.

Lauhingoa capped Kahuku's scoring with a 15-yard run with 5:49 to play.

Reach Stacy Kaneshiro at skaneshiro@honoluluadvertiser.com or 525-8042.

KAHUKU (7-1, 6-0) 14 14 12 6 — 46

KAILUA (3-4-1, 2-3-1) 0 0 0 0 — 0

Kah—Viliami Tilini 11 pass from Jacob Kahawai'i (kick failed)

Kah—Redmond Tutor 44 pass from Kahawai'i (Tilini pass from Kahawai'i)

Kah—Kamuela Alisa 2 run (Tutor kick)

Kah—Siaosi Lauhingoa 2 run (Tutor kick)

Kah—Lau'uli Fonoti 9 pass from Toga Moe (run failed)

Kah—Lauhingoa 15 run (kick failed)

RUSHING—Kahuku: Jonathan Rickertson 2-17, Alisa 9-97, Lauhingoa 18-200, Kahawai'i 2-(minus 2), DJ Soliven 1-3, Tilini 1-19, Moe 1-(minus 3), Jason Aumua 1-2, Josiah Karnuth 1-(minus 2), A.J. Victorian 2-17. Kailua: Damien Torres 17-51, Travis Holeso-Wolfe 4-15, Brian Jacobsen 1-(minus 2).

PASSING—Kahuku: Kahawai'i 2-11-1—55, Moe 1-2-0—10, Kaulin Kreb 1-1-0—19. Kailua: Kelroy Kohatsu 6-23-3—61.

RECEIVING—Kahuku: Tilini 1-11, Tutor 1-44, Fonoti 2-29. Kailua: Shaun Forges 3-52, Holeso-Wolfe 1-(minus 1), Torres 1-7, Keaka Kepa 1-3.

JV score—Kahuku 41, Kailua 13.

Reported by Tanya Hewahewa


Jordan Nakayama hit Lihikai Domingo on a fly pattern for a 40-yard touchdown pass with 2:00 to play, rallying the Knights past the Rough Riders at Roosevelt field.

Louis Mansanas added a two-point conversion run after Domingo's score for what proved to be the winning points.

Castle (6-2, 5-1) 7 0 14 8—29

Roosevelt (2-6, 2-4) 14 0 0 14—28

Roos—La'akea Moikeha 55 punt return (Cory Takata kick).

Cast—Tarann Bajet 3 run (Ethan Gonsalves kick).

Roos—Tui Richter 28 pass from Rudy Artuyo (Takata kick).

Cast—Jordan Nakayama 1 run (Gonsalves kick).

Cast—Bajet 1 run (Gonsalves kick).

Roos—Moikeha 85 pass from Artuyo (Takata kick).

Roos—Takata 30 pass from David Rivers (Takata kick).

Cast—Lihikai Domingo 40 pass from Nakayama (Louis Mansanas run).

RUSHING—Castle: Mansanas 5-9, Bajet 10-25, Nakayama 2-(minus 12), Jonathan Horner 1-1, John Ufuti 1-3. Roosevelt: Artuyo 12-59, Makaea Salis 9-9.

PASSING—Castle: Mansanas 9-15-1—138, Nakayama 12-23-1—267. Roosevelt: Artuyo 19-35-3—200, Rivers 1-1-0—30.

RECEIVING—Castle: Delson Nicol 1-4, Bajet 1-0, Domingo 9-156, Jordan Kahoekapu 3-82, Victor Clore 1-35, Gonsalves 3-93, Horner 1-20, Mansanas 2-15. Roosevelt: Keenan Loo 1-4, Moikeha 2-92, Salis 3-(minus 3), Del Onaga 2-(minus 6), Richter 5-53, Rivers 3-30, Takata 4-60.

JV score—Castle 48, Roosevelt 14.

Reported by Dale Asami