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Posted on: Sunday, October 29, 2006

Waipahu slips past Waialua, 29-26

Advertiser Staff

Matt Soueira scored three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with five minutes to play, as Waipahu defeated Waialua, 29-26, in an O'ahu Interscholastic Association White Division semifinal last night at the Marauders' stadium.

Soueira caught scoring passes of 68 and 32 yards from Gilchrist Fernandez in the first half, then ran 13 yards for a touchdown in the final period. Keo Palimo'o ran in the two-point conversion to give the Marauders a 29-26 lead.

Waipahu then clinched the victory when Gordon Cox intercepted Caleb Fore's pass with a minute to play.

Palimo'o rushed 15 times for 121 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Fore completed 17 of 30 passes for 200 yards and one touchdown, and also rushed seven times for 68 yards and another score to lead the Bulldogs.

Waipahu advanced to the White championship game against Kaimuki on Nov. 10 at Aloha Stadium.

WAIALUA (6-3-1, 5-3-1) 7 6 13 026

WAIPAHU (6-2-2, 6-1-2) 7 14 0 829

Wail Adam Foster 1 run (Kaikala Carvalho kick)

Waip Matt Soueira 68 pass from Gilchrist Fernandez (Aaron Paahana kick)

Waip Keo Palimo'o 41 run (Paahana kick)

Wail Ashley Carillo 15 run (kick blocked)

Waip Soueira 32 pass from Fernandez (Paahana kick)

Wail Caleb Fore 8 run (pass failed)

Wail Joshua Whittaker 5 pass from Fore (Carvalho kick)

Waip Soueira 13 run (Palimo'o run) RUSHING Waialua: Fore 7-68, Donovan Matas 9-93, Adam Foster 2-1, Carillo 1-15. Waipahu: Fernandez 4-40, Soueira 2-23, Dayton Duff-Domingo 2-6, Palimo'o 15-121, Tauave Vili 1-1, Jesse Doctolero 8-24.

PASSING Waialua: Fore 17-30-2200. Waipahu: Fernandez 2-3-1100.

RECEIVING Waialua: Whittaker 3-43, Matas 4-21, Jordan Chun 2-30, Foster 3-29, Edwin Rubio 5-77. Waipahu: Soueira 2-100.

JV score Waipahu 27, Roosevelt 19

Reported by Mike Sana