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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, August 19, 2006

Campbell moves up and over Castle

 •  Punahou beats Kahuku on final play of game

By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

KANE'OHE — Campbell's football team proved last night it is worthy of its promotion to the O'ahu Interscholastic Association's Red Conference by stuffing Castle, 17-6, to spoil the Knights' first home game since 2003.

Campbell, which won the Division II state championship two years ago, will compete in the OIA's Red (Division I) Western Division this season. Last night's nonleague game was the opener for both teams, but the Sabers quickly showed they have the muscle to compete in the top tier.

"We made a statement, we showed that Campbell belongs in the Red," said Sabers junior Bronson Ellis-Riveria, who led a punishing running attack with 86 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries.

Castle was a good first test, having qualified for the Red playoffs five of the past six years. But the undersized Knights had problems slowing down Campbell's signature "Delaware Wing-T" ground game and were plagued by numerous dropped passes on offense.

The Sabers took a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter after Ellis-Riveria's 3-yard touchdown run, and went up 10-0 with 5:03 remaining in the half on Kia Kapana's 35-yard field goal.

Castle finally scored 42 seconds before halftime on Bryson Ukauka's 35-yard TD pass to Corey Paredes, but the extra point attempt failed.

Both teams struggled on offense early in the second half, but Campbell's Martin Kodama recovered a fumble on a Knights' screen pass and returned it 37 yards to the Castle 4. Two plays later, Ellis-Riveria ran it in from the 2 and Kapana's extra point made it 17-6 with 2:58 left in the third quarter.

"We lost the momentum toward the end of the half, but we got it back in the second half and I said, 'Let's go, let's do it,' " Ellis-Riveria said.

The Knights threatened early in the fourth quarter, gaining second-and-1 on the Sabers' 14. But an incompletion, a swing pass for no gain and another incompletion killed the drive.

Campbell then milked most of the remaining clock with a 15-play drive.

"I thought that was the turning point, right there, when we couldn't convert on fourth-and-one and then they came back with that long drive," Castle coach Nelson Maeda said. "The things we could control, we didn't take care of and it was mostly a lack of concentration and focus. It's really disappointing."

Sabers coach Tumoana Kenessey said the Knights' big-play offense was always a concern.

"We are very fortunate to come out with a victory here," Kenessey said. "Castle is a tough team and they have a lot of speed. If they don't drop some of those passes, it could have easily gone the other way."

Castle was without a home stadium the past two seasons because its old wooden bleachers were deemed unsafe in late 2003. A crowd of about 1,500 watched last night's game from brand new aluminum bleachers.

CAMPBELL (1-0) 7 3 7 0 — 17

CASTLE (0-1) 0 6 0 0 — 6

Camp—Bronson Ellis-Riveria 3 run (Kia Kapana kick)

Camp—FG 35 Kapana

Cas—Corey Paredes 35 pass from Bryson Ukauka (kick failed)

Camp—Ellis-Riveria 2 run (Kapana kick)

RUSHING — Campbell: Berzil Keli'i 16-65, Ellis-Riveria 13-86, Obadiah Mataio 4-4, Lowen Tynanes-Perez 3-(minus-6), Kapana 1-0, Jesse Lee 4-16, Martin Kodama 1-(minus-8), Pita Feleunga 5-26, Jayden Ercanbrack 1-(minus-3), Keneke Kapule 2-9. Castle: Ukauka 6-(minus-12), Kaleo Silva 4-23, Damian Spotkaeff 4-13.

PASSING—Campbell: Mataio 4-6-0—16. Castle: Ukauka 15-36-2—160.

RECEIVING—Campbell: Kapule 1-5, Lee 2-3, Ellis-Riveria 1-8. Castle: Bronson Kekahuna 2-9, Silva 4-57, Paredes 4-50, Scott Keiter-Charles 3-30, Spotkaeff 1-14, Breydan Torres 1-0.

JV score—Campbell 19. Castle 0


Alfredo Higa completed 16-of-24 passes for 233 yards and four touchdowns as Na Ali'i beat the Marauders. Lofa Liilii had seven catches for 111 yards and a touchdown. Daniel Liilii, Alan Fonoti and Aldodius Colquitt also caught TD passes.

WAIPAHU (0-1) 6 0 0 0— 6

'AIEA (1-0) 0 13 15 0—28

WAI—Matt Soueira 16 pass from Gil Fernandez (kick blocked)

'AIEA—Lofa Liilii 4 pass from Alfredo Higa (Mason Puckett kick)

'AIEA—Daniel Liilii 18 pass from Higa (kick failed)

'AIEA—Alan Fonoti 9 pass from Higa (Puckett kick).

'AIEA—Aldodius Colquitt 3 pass from Higa (L. Liilii from Higa).

RUSHING—Waipahu: Jesse Doctolero 10-56, Fernandez 20-38, Soueira 9-39, Ryan Beauchan 2-4, Jamar Winston-Bautista 3-4. 'Aiea: Kekoa Kaaiakamanu 1-8, Higa 4-(minus 27), L. Liilii 1-10, Creston Ioapo 2-23, D. Liilii 1-13, Ezra Knight 1-2, Jordan Okimoto 0-0.

PASSING—Waipahu: Fernandez 5-9-0—84. 'Aiea: Higa 16-24-0—233.

RECEIVING—Waipahu: Raymond Kahao 2-29, Soueira 1-16, Winston-Bautista 2-39. Aiea: L. Liilii 7-111, Fonoti 5-76, D. Liilii 1-18, Colquitt 2-11, Jarret Vea 1-17.

JV score—Waipahu 35, 'Aiea 0.

Reported by S. Moritsugu


Jordan Torres rushed for 187 yards and scored on runs of 47, 39 and 10 yards to lead the Trojans past the Bulldogs.

KAIMUKI (0-1) 0 6 0 6—12

MILILANI (1-0) 13 14 7 0—34

MILI—Isaiah Lawelawe 33 interception return (Colin Lund kick).

MILI—Jordan Torres 47 run (kick failed).

KAIM—Christopher Etuale 70 interception return (kick blocked).

MILI—Torres 39 run (Lund kick).

MILI—Tyran Onizuka 15 run (Lund kick).

MILI—Torres 10 run (Lund kick).

KAIM—Chase Nanod 3 run (kick failed).

RUSHING—Kaimuki: Nanod 9-27, Dolly Ainuu 4-13, Joshua Salvador 5-10, Makalii Nahinu 3-3, Dustin Uyeda 1-3, James Bower 2-1, Brian Miyamoto 1-0, Kapono Kaiwi-Barrenuebo 2-(minus 1), Maua Tuitele 1-(minus 3). Mililani: Torres 10-187, Onizuka 8-55, Kala Perbera 3-17, Rustin Funakoshi 1-10, Shaw Alesna 4-8, Lawelawe 2-3, Zach Villanueva 2-(minus 13).

PASSING—Kaimuki: Kaiwi-Barrenuebo 4-22-1—28. Mililani: Funakoshi 4-7-1—41, Villanueva 0-1-0—0.

RECEIVING—Kaimuki: Salvador 1-(minus 5), Etuale 2-33, Tuitele 1-0. Mililani: Scott Burns 1-15, Joey Cadiz 1-9, B.J. Ogg 1-9, Kawika Seguerre 1-8.

JV score—Mililani 18, Kaimuki 0.

Reported by Kacie Allen


Jordan Monico ran for 199 yards on 15 carries and scored on runs of 3, 73 and 17 yards, and also completed 6-of-10 passes for 95 yards and a TD, leading Na Menehune over the Rough Riders.

ROOSEVELT (0-1) 0 0 0 0— 0

MOANALUA (1-0) 7 13 14 7—41

MOAN—Jordan Monico 3 run (Justin Watanabe kick).

MOAN—Monico 73 run (Watanabe kick).

MOAN—Roland Publos 25 pass from Monico (pass failed).

MOAN—Monico 17 run (Watanabe kick).

MOAN—Jared Salvador-Atabay 5 run (Watanabe kick).

MOAN—Kirk Hubbard 5 run (Watanabe kick). RUSHING—Roosevelt: Shaide Quisano 5-13, Kabin Kikuyama 1-1, Hai Chi Nguyen 7-(minus 4), Kaui Kauolulu 2-(minus 1), Lowen Kahooilihala 4-(minus 9). Moanalua: Steven Sedenio 3-16, Pono Tiave 4-41, Salvador-Atabay 5-42, Robbey Eusibio 2-12, Jordan Taniyama 4-17, Monico 15-199, Michael Garringan 1-2, Mark Tupas 1-0, Darryl Nicely 3-49, Hubbard 3-19.

PASSING—Roosevelt: Nguyen 2-5-0—6, Kahooilihala 12-17-0—69. Moanalua: Monico 6-10-0—95.

RECEIVING—Roosevelt: Quisano 2-7, Kikuyama 2-5, Kauolulu 1-1, Justin Otaguro 1-9, Kyle Onaga 0-0, Lowen Furuta-Harada 2-21, Daniel Arruoa 3-(minus 1), Kenese Ola 3-33. Moanalua: Pono Tiave 1-11, Salvador-Atabay 1-10, Publos 1-25, Garringan 1-18, Savai'i Eselu 2-31.

JV score—Moanalua 34, Roosevelt 6.

Reported by Ted Mura


Antoin Dewalt scored on a two-yard run and Foam Chankasem kicked the extra point in the first quarter as the Chargers held off the first-year Warriors. Kanohokula Tolentino scored on a 7-yard run with 1:50 left to play, but the Warriors came up short on a two-point conversion run.

'ANUENUE (0-1) 0 0 0 6—6

PEARL CITY (1-0) 7 0 0 0—7

PC—Antoin Dewalt 2 run (Foam Chankasem kick).

'ANU—Kanohokula Tolentino 7 run (run failed).

Reported by Tony Sollero


Elijah Filifili completed 17-of-28 passes for 217 yards and four touchdowns, including TD throws of 3, 26 and 31 yards to Elijah Lesu as the visiting Governors defeated the Seariders.

FARRINGTON (1-0) 18 13 6 0—37

WAI'ANAE (0-1) 0 0 0 0— 0

FARR—Elijah Lesu 3 pass from Elijah Filifili (kick blocked).

FARR—Lesu 26 pass from Filiflii (kick failed).

FARR—Paulo Pula 55 interception return (kick failed).

FARR—Hercules Sula 1 run (Laoleamiotunu Tuimalealiffano kick).

FARR—Maeli Siliga 5 pass from Filifili (kick failed).

FARR—Lesu 31 pass from Filifili (kick failed).

Individual statistics were unavailable


Gabe Tuata rushed for 258 yards and two touchdowns and caught two more scores to lead the host Surfriders of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation past AC Canada. Kealakehe led 16-0 at halftime. Details of the game were unavailable.


The visiting Red Raiders of the Kaua'i Interscholastic Federation defeated the Cougars of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation. Details of the game were unavailable.

Reach Wes Nakama at wnakama@honoluluadvertiser.com.