By Brian McInnis
Advertiser Staff Writer
Iolani quickly demonstrated to Farrington last night why the Raiders were in the State Division II championship game last year.
The Raiders' speedy, relentless offense caused headaches all night for the Governors, running away with a 48-15 rout in the second game of the Father Bray Football Classic at Aloha Stadium.
If there was one person who epitomized the success of the Raiders' no-huddle attack, it was senior running back Mike Hirokawa. The highlight of the game came when he broke a tackle at the line of scrimmage, did a series of jukes and outraced three defenders on a 79-yard touchdown run with 7:52 left in the first half.
It capped off his night of seven carries for 145 yards. Hirokawa credited his offensive line for superb blocking.
"(The line) is a little small, but they did their job," he said. "(The run) felt real good. I've never had one that big before."
Governors coach Randall Okimoto knew his team was in trouble when Iolani went to its no-huddle offense.
"It's tough — (my) guys are out of shape," said Okimoto with a sigh. "We have a lot of things to work on."
The Raiders carried a 35-0 lead into halftime, and the mercy rule running clock went into effect at the start of the second half.
FARRINGTON 0 0 0 15—15
IOLANI 21 14 7 6—48
IOL—KIRAN KEPO'O 1 RUN (KODY ADAMS KICK)
IOL—TRAVIS NISHIOKA 21 PASS FROM KEPO'O (ADAMS KICK)
IOL—NISHIOKA 31 PASS FROM KEPO'O (ADAMS KICK)
Iol—Kekai Kealoha 28 pass from Ryan Dung (Adams kick)
IOL—MIKE HIROKAWA 79 RUN (ADAMS KICK)
IOL—MARCUS CHOY 33 INTERCEPTION RETURN (ADAMS KICK)
FARR—TANNER FETUI 1 RUN (LARRY SIUTA KICK)
Farr—Hercules Sula 25 run (Sula pass from Elijah Filifili)
IOL—JUSTIN YAMAMOTO 16 RUN (KICK FAILED)
Rushing—Farrington: Kenneth Famui 12-31, Fetui 6-23, Tuopouniua Kulihaapai 6-28, Filifili 1-10, Sula 3-30. Iolani: Hirokawa 7-145. Kepo'o 1-1, Yamamoto 10-38, Reid Furukawa 2-6, Ryan Dung 2-(minus 17).
Passing—Farrington: Fetui 1-5-2—3, Filifili 5-15-2—59. Iolani: Kepo'o 5-7-0—113, Dung 8-13-2—67, Kelsey Outram 0-1-0—0.
Receiving—Farrington: Kulihaapai 1-3, Sula 1-8, Faumui 3-39, Faifaiese Emosi 1-12. Iolani: Nishioka 3-64, Kealoha 3-77, Lionel Fujioka 2-4, Furukawa 1-7, Scott Wada 1-4, Yamamoto 1-3, Aaron Fong 1-9, Jordan Nakamura 1-12.
PAC-FIVE 17, WAIALUA 7
Pac-Five must have a thing for getting off to fast starts.
The Wolfpack scored all its points in the first half, and defeated Waialua yesterday in the first game of the Father Bray Classic at Aloha Stadium.
Last year, Pac-Five got off to a quick start by defeating O'ahu Interscholastic Association members McKinley, Kaimuki and 'Aiea before Interscholastic League of Honolulu play began.
Everything fell apart after that — the Pack finished winless with a tie in ILH play at 0-6-1 — but junior quarterback Bryson Beirne made sure his school added at least one OIA school to its preseason victory list this year.
The Wolfpack rode Beirne and his 204 passing yards to victory, while kicker Josh Mun nailed a 35-yard field goal with 1:42 left in the first quarter.
With 4:36 left in the second quarter, Beirne hit Kamalu Kealoha with a 22-yard scoring strike, after the Bulldogs were only able to punt away to their own 38-yard line.
Beirne connected with Kealoha again — this time, for 26 yards — with 47 seconds left, and for a moment it appeared he was in the end zone, but he was ruled down with inches to spare. Running back Gabriel Fernandez ran it in on the next play.
WAIALUA 0 0 0 7— 7
PAC-FIVE 3 14 0 0—17
P5—FG JOSH MUN 35
P5—Kamalu Kealoha 22 pass from Bryson Beirne (Mun kick)
P5—GABRIEL FERNANDEZ 1 RUN (MUN KICK)
Waial—Adam Foster 39 pass from Joshua Whittaker (Bobby Gouveia kick)
Rushing—Waialua: Alvin Foster 14-23, Caleb Fore 13-21, Adam Foster 1-24, Whittaker 4-(minus 4). Pac-Five: Royce Alvarado 5-4, Beirne 6-(minus 1), Fernandez 8-31, Kealoha 1-9.
Passing—Waialua: Caleb Fore 10-19-1—131, Whittaker 4-10-1—71. Pac-Five: Beirne 16-37-1—204.
Receiving—Waialua: Adam Foster 5-104, Alvin Foster 5-30, Edwin Rubio 3-42, Zachary Homalon 1-26. Pac-Five: Matt Shibata 2-12, Royce Alvarado 8-123, Kealoha 4-67, Jordan Ho-Ching 1-6, Chris Hsia 1-(minus 4).
'AIEA 44, WAIPAHU 7
Kali Kuia passed for 228 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Lofa Liilii as Na Ali'i routed the Marauders. Liilii had four receptions for 134 yards.
'AIEA (1-0) 13 0 24 7—44
WAIPAHU (0-1) 0 0 0 7— 7
'Aiea—Lofa Liilii 53 pass from Kali Kuia (Dustin Tuckett kick)
'AIEA—LIILII 52 PASS FROM KUIA (KICK FAILED)
'AIEA—LANDON DELA CRUZ 10 RUN (DELA CRUZ RUN)
'Aiea—Alfredo Higa 38 interception return (Kila Loa kick)
'AIEA—SAFETY, BAD SNAP IN THE END ZONE
'AIEA—KUIA 1 RUN (MARK ATTA KICK)
WAIP—GILCHRIST FERNANDEZ 2 RUN (JOSH BROWN KICK)
'Aiea—Higa 30 run (Tuckett kick) JV score—'Aiea 29, Waipahu 24
REPORTED BY MIKE SANA
MOANALUA 32, PEARL CITY 13
Stanford Leti rushed for three touchdowns for the Menehunes. Leti rushed for 212 yards, passed for 72 and had an interception.
PEARL CITY (0-1) 0 7 6 0—13
MOANALUA (1-0) 13 13 0 6—32
JV SCORE—PEARL CITY 13, MOANALUA 0
REPORTED BY TED MURA
HAWAI'I PREP 9, KAPA'A 0
KAMEHAMEHA-HAWAI'I 45, KAMEHAMEHA-MAUI 18
LAHAINALUNA 16, WAIAKEA 3
KEALAKEHE 35, KALAHEO 8
Konawaena 28, Maui 26