Farrington tames McKinley
|||Kailua-Kahuku game postponed to today|
By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer
There was no rain, yet Farrington managed to put a damper on McKinley's homecoming.
The Governors held the Tigers to 147 yards, including negative 15 rushing, in a 23-0 win in O'ahu Interscholastic Association Red East football last night at Aloha Stadium.
Farrington (3-3 overall, 3-1 East) won its third in a row after going 0-2 in nonleague games.
"As soon as we got off probation, we started to get a little rhythm," Farrington coach Randall Okimoto said of the team's recent success, referring to players missing because of academic probation early in the season.
Meanwhile, the Tigers (2-3, 1-2) have been shut out and lost their starting quarterback to injury in consecutive games. Two weeks ago, Tilton Kaluna sustained a concussion in a 37-0 loss to Kahuku; last night, Austin Yoon broke his collarbone. Also, backup Joshua Nakama sustained a concussion, giving way to running back Haloki Leakona in the waning seconds. Kaluna is expected to return next week, McKinley coach William Moeava said.
"I don't think it would've been any different," Moeava said if Kaluna had played last night. "Our line just couldn't sustain their blocks."
"This was very important for us for playoffs," said Farrington defensive lineman John Sagapolutele, who had one of three Farrington sacks. "This was a good win for us."
But there is a bigger game ahead. The Governors travel to Kahuku next week for yet another homecoming they hope to spoil. The Red Raiders had their game with Kaiua postponed last night because of inclement weather.
"The boys are slowly, but surely catching on," Okimoto said. "But we got Kahuku next week."
Running back Kenneth Faumui gave Farrington what McKinley sorely needed: a consistent running game. Faumui had 125 yards on 18 carries, including a 4-yard TD run.
Farrington's defense took away any kind of running game from McKinley, forcing the Tigers into obvious passing situations. Heavy pressure made Yoon force some of his throws.
McKinley hardly threatened; its deepest penetration was to the Farrington 24. The closest the Tigers came to scoring — at least trying — was when Chelsie Sato's 42-yard field-goal try before the half reached the end zone, but short of the cross bar.
The game was a defensive struggle in the first quarter — mainly because each team was penalized five times — until the Governors put together a nine-play, 72-yard drive that ended with a 3-yard TD run by running back Hercules Sula. Larry Siuta's PAT made it 7-0 with 5:32 left in the second quarter; his 30-yard field goal with 1:55 left gave the Govs a 10-0 lead at the half.
A shanked punt inside McKinley territory gave Farrington an easy scoring opportunity from the Tigers' 19. Two plays later, Faumui scored with 29 seconds left in the third quarter to make it 16-0.
The Govenors sealed the game when Sula scored on a 2-yard run with 3:25 left in the game.
Farrington fumbled three times, losing the ball twice, but neither turnover hurt the Govs.
McKinley fumbled six times, losing the ball three times.
"It comes down to coaching, is what it is," Moeava said. "I take responsibility for that."
Reach Stacy Kaneshiro at skaneshiro@honoluluadver tiser.com or 525-8042.
FARRINGTON (3-3, 3-1) 0 10 6 7—23
MCKINLEY (2-3, 1-2) 0 0 0 0— 0
Farr—Hercules Sula 3 run (Larry Siuta kick)
Farr—FG Siuta 30
Farr—Kenneth Faumui 8 run (kick failed)
Farr—Sula 2 run (Siuta kick)
RUSHING—Farrington: Elijah Filifili 4-(minus 16), Faumui 18-125, Tauave Vili 3-11, Sula 8-43, Maeli Siliga 4-27, Cameron Mautautia 1-6. McKinley: Haloki Leakona 9-19, Team 4-(minus 30), Keawe Kalama 1-4, Joshua Nakama 9-(minus 8).
PASSING—Farrington: Filifili 8-19-0—90. McKinley: Austin Yoon 9-25-0—120, Team 0-1-0—0, Nakama 4-5-0—42, Leakona 0-1-0—0.
RECEIVING—Farrington: Siliga 5-49, Falealo Mauga 2-44, H. Sula 1-(minus 3). McKinley: Alan Hashimoto 2-35, Leakona 2-21, Earvin Sione 4-42, Juliano Ahlstrand 3-37, Kalama 1-7, Joshua Ward 1-20.
JV—Farrington 12, McKinley 6
KAPOLEI 56, PEARL CITY 21
Brad Padayao scored on runs of 36 yards and 1 yard, and threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Jon Santiago to help the Hurricanes remain undefeated in the OIA Red West.
Pearl City (0-5, 0-4) 7 0 8 6—21
Kapolei (5-1, 4-0) 14 28 14 0—56
PC—Daniel Soliven 48 pass from Andrew Blue (Sean Hasegawa kick)
Kap—Radford Raquedan 83 run (Ama Gaea kick)
Kap—Nate Dixon 9 run (Gaea kick)
Kap—Jon Santiago 50 pass from Brad Padayao (Gaea kick)
Kap—Padayao 36 run (Gaea kick)
Kap—Jameson Chee 44 interception return (Gaea kick)
Kap—Padayao 1 run (Gaea kick)
Kap—Mason Koa 40 run (Gaea kick)
PC—Joshua Tokunaga 1 run (Alfred Paclib from Blue)
Kap—Aaron Santiago 8 run (Gaea kick)
PC—Blue 30 pass from Tokunaga (end of game)
RUSHING—Pearl City: Chevis Asato-Ganiron 4-20, Micah Dela Cruz 8-16, Blue 9-58, Paclib 2-(minus 4), Tokunaga 5-15, Stayson Isobe 1-(minus 2). Kapolei: Raquedan 3-117, Dixon 1-9, Padayao 3-56, Cameron Martin 1-2, Koa 4-75, Tony Talo 1-6, Aaron Santiago 1-8, Joshua Alison 1-2, Branden Delos Santos 1-13, Gaea 1-7.
PASSING—Pearl City: Blue 5-13-1—72, Tokunaga 8-13-1—102. Kapolei: Padayao 6-10-0—208, Koa 2-3-0—14.
RECEIVING—Pearl City: Soliven 2-49, Dela Cruz 3-12, Devin Yoshinaka 1-17, Paclib 4-53, Asato-Ganiron 2-13, Blue 1-30. Kapolei: Dixon 1-7, Sean Sasser 1-11, Martin 1-13, Jon Santiago 1-105, Aaron Santiago 2-85, Joey Rodriguez 1-1.
JV score—Pearl City 21, Kapolei 14.
Reported by Kylah Saballa
KALAHEO 43, KALANI 22
Cody VonAppen threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Mustangs beat the Falcons in an OIA White game.
KALAHEO (1-3, 1-2) 7 17 6 13—43
KALANI (0-5, 0-4) 0 14 0 8—22
Kalah—Matthew Soueira 50 run (Koakela Siliga kick)
Kalah—Cody VonAppen 35 run (Siliga kick)
Kalan—Jeff Boyne 17 pass from Richard Akau (kick blocked)
Kalah—Donovan Correa 54 pass from VonAppen (Siliga kick)
Kalan—James Miyashiro 14 run (Miyashiro from Akau)
Kalah—FG Siliga 25
Kalah—Correa 35 pass from VonAppen (kick failed)
Kalah—Siliga 55 run (kick failed) Kalah—Jonathan Chong 56 run (Siliga kick)
Kalan—Miyashiro 1 run (Akau run) RUSHING—Kalaheo: Soueira 9-106, Jeremy Perry 9-54, Siliga 4-58, VonAppen 4-26, Chong 2-63, Malcolm Lee 2-(minus 4), Dominic Giacchi 1-3. Kalani: Miyashiro 26-135, Dustin Kimura 4-10, Brandon Liao 1-13, Akau 2-(minus 8).
PASSING—Kalaheo: VonAppen 5-9-0—186. Kalani: Akau 8-14-1—67, Boyne 0-1-1—0.
RECEIVING—Kalaheo: Perry 1-33, Soueira 1-24, Correa 3-129. Kalani: Boyne 3-50, Kimura 3-18, Miyashiro 1-(minus 4), Liao 1-3.
JV score—Kalaheo 58, Kalani 6.
Reported by Mark Brilhante
KAUA'I 7, WAIMEA 0
Duke Dasalia scored on an 8-yard run and Frank Speetjens kicked the extra point in the third quarter to lift the Red Raiders over the Menehunes at Hanapepe Ball Park.
WAIMEA (1-3, 1-1) 0 0 0 0—0
KAUA'I (3-2, 2-0) 0 0 7 0—7
Kaua'i—Duke Dasalia 8 run (Frank Speetjens kick). RUSHING—Waimea: Daniel Lizama 2-17, Kenny Estes 13-28, Alan-Michael Gaspar 10-8, Oni Schmidt 4-minus 9, Blayne Vea 1-1, Nash Banle 2-7. Kaua'i: Jonathan Rellin 18-107, Andrew Renard 2-11, Kainoa Lemke 5-minus 5, Brendan Young 6-34, Bradley Semana 1-2, Pono Mathews 1-2, Dasalia 2-30, Alan Kalili 2-0, Luckey Andres 1-minus 1.
PASSING—Waimea: Gaspar 1-10-2-83. Kaua'i: Lemke 6-8-2-27, Andrew Renard 4-11-1-61.
RECEIVING—Waimea: Bailon Batalion 1-83. Kaua'i: Jett Jasper 3-15, Speetjens 1-2, Semana 1-4, Kalili 3-35, Dasalia 2-32.
JV score—Kaua'i 25, Waimea 0.
Reported by Harold Naumu
Reach Stacy Kaneshiro at firstname.lastname@example.org.