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Posted on: Sunday, September 17, 2006

Backup quarterback leads Farrington, 35-0

By Kyle Sakamoto
Advertiser Staff Writer

The Farrington Governors didn't have starting quarterback Elijah Filifili last night against Kailua.

They also didn't have any trouble dominating the O'ahu Interscholastic Association Red East game at Roosevelt.

Maeli Siliga was solid running Farrington's offense and the Governors dominated the line of scrimmage in a 35-0 victory.

Farrington (3-1 overall, 3-0 OIA Red East) rushed for 298 yards, averaging 8.3 yards per carry.

"We always felt we could run the ball," Farrington coach Randall Okimoto said. "We have four returning linemen."

On their first possession, the Governors marched 65 yards on 10 running plays, capped by Joshua Fernandez's 1-yard run with 5:42 left in the quarter.

Farrington scored again 54 seconds later when defensive back Mark Stowers intercepted a pass by Zachary Akamine and returned it 41 yards.

"We weren't sharp at all," Kailua coach Gary Rosolowich said. "Farrington is a good team and if you're not ready, you'll have trouble."

Farrington's Siliga completed 6 of 12 passes for 72 yards, and rushed eight times for 54 yards.

"Maeli Siliga, No. 8, was a backup last season and started a few games last season," Okimoto said. "He has the experience and we have full faith in him."

Okimoto added the offense was "scaled back" with Siliga at the controls.

Filifili said he broke his right index finger during Thursday's practice when he hit a defender's helmet on his follow through. He said he hopes to play in two weeks.

"He did a good job," Filifili said of Siliga. "I liked the way he carried the team."

The Governors' Fernandez finished with 118 yards on eight carries, including a spectacular 68-yard jaunt in the fourth quarter.

On the play, Fernandez broke through the line of scrimmage, sprinted down the left sideline, broke through a number of defenders near the 20, cut back and dived into the end zone.

The Farrington defense intercepted two passes, forced five punts and held Kailua (2-3, 1-2) on downs three times.

"The defense has been playing well all season," Okimoto said. "Our front four on defense are the leaders."

The front four are Sam Fehoko, Taua Olomua, Laoleamiotonu Tuimalealiifano and Andrew Noga.

The deepest penetration for the Surfriders was to the Farrington 18 on the first possession of the second half, but Fehoko tackled Akamine for a 1-yard loss on fourth-and-2.

Kailua, which committed three penalties in the first half, had nine infractions for 90 yards in the second.

Farrington's 90-yard scoring drive in the third quarter was aided by defensive pass interference, unsportsmanlike conduct and personal foul penalties.

The Governors scored on a 10-yard pass from Siliga to Elijah Lesu with 7 seconds left in the quarter, which made it 21-0.

"Those are the things we talk about constantly, and the kids made poor decisions," Rosolowich said of the penalties. "They will suffer the consequences for their actions."

Farrington scored on its two fourth-quarter possessions — Fernandez's long run and a 5-yard run by Kelemete Talia — to start the 35-point differential rule (running clock) with 4:52 left.

KAILUA (2-3, 1-2) 0 0 0 0— 0

FARRINGTON (3-1, 3-0) 14 0 7 14—35

Farr—Joshua Fernandez 1 run (kick failed)

Farr—Mark Stowers 41 interception return (Maeli Siliga run)

Farr—Elijah Lesu 10 pass from Siliga (Matt Stowers kick)

Farr—Fernandez 68 run (Matt Stowers kick)

Farr—Kelemete Talia 5 run (Matt Stowers kick)

RUSHING—Farrington: Hercules Sula 14-55, Fernandez 8-118, Siliga 8-54, Talia 3-52, Cameron Matautia 2-1, Alefesio Iu 1-18. Kailua: Zachary Akamine 10-0, Keelen Gonda 18-88, Kaleo Wong 5-29, Jackie Uemoto 1-0, Team 2-(minus 7).

PASSING—Farrington: Siliga 6-12-0—72. Kailua: Akamine 11-23-2—76, Uemoto 1-1-0—7.

RECEIVING—Farrington: Lesu 5-64, Matt Stowers 1-8. Kailua: Darren Sugimoto 4-32, Shaun Forges 2-21, Gonda 2-7, Wong 2-12, Dominique Romero 2-11.


Reach Kyle Sakamoto at ksakamoto@honoluluadvertiser. com or 525-8041.


Skyler Chan ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, Isaac Saffery ran for two scores, and Kalua Noa caught a TD pass and returned a kickoff 68 yards for a score, leading the host Cougars to an OIA White Division victory.

'ANUENUE (1-4, 1-3) 0 8 2 6—16

KAISER (2-2, 2-1) 21 14 0 7—42

Kais— Skyler Chan 26 run (Kyle Niiro kick).

Kais — Kalua Noa 16 pass from Chan (Niiro kick).

Kais — Isaac Saffery 5 run (Niiro kick).

Kais — Saffery 8 run (Niiro kick).

Anue — Kamaki Sherman 7 pass from Ka'ehukai Nauka (Keli'i Kon pass).

Kais — Noa 68 kick return (Niiro kick).

Anue — Safety.

Anue — Kon 19 pass from Nauka (pass failed).

Kais — Chan 17 run (Niiro kick). RUSHING — 'Anuenue: Kekona Ka'aihue 5-(minus 2), Nauka 12-(minus 19), Kaleohano Tolentino 6-3, 'Olu'Olu Naone 2-0, Kekoa Donner 2-(minus 7). Kaiser: Saffery 14-102, Chan 3-44, Nainoa Kam 7-30, Noa 1-(minus 6), Kealii Maikui 1-4, Alakea Awong 1-(minus 5).

PASSING — 'Anuenue: Nauka 10-28-2-155, Donner 4-5-0-50. Kaiser: Chan 2-8-0-22, Awong 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING — 'Anuenue: Kon 6-90, Kamaki Sherman 6-89, Pomaika'i Han 1-11, Donner 1-15. Kaiser: Noa 2-22.



Caleb Fore passed for 290 yards and six touchdowns, including two to Edwin Rubio, who also returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a score, as the host Bulldogs rolled to an OIA White Division victory.

KALANI (0-5, 0-4) 0 0 0 7— 7

WAIALUA (4-1, 3-1) 20 14 21 7—62

Wai — Edwin Rubio 85 kick return (Kaikala Carvalho kick).

Wai — Adam Foster 4 pass from Caleb Fore (kick failed).

Wai — Rubio 9 pass from Fore (kick good).

Wai — Rubio 2 pass from Fore (kick good).

Wai — Tupu Foster 12 from Fore (Carvalho kick).

Wai — Josh Whittaker 31 pass from Fore (Carvalho kick).

Wai — Donovan Langaman 37 pass from Fore (Carvalho kick).

Wai — Donovon Matas 37 run (Carvalho kick).

Wai — Matas 69 run (Calvalho kick).

Kal — Dustin Kimura 8 pass from Dillon Matsuda (Codi Oshiro kick).

RUSHING — Kalani: Kimura 20-132, Timothy Benito 1-2, Matsuda 5-(minus 5), Jonathan Kohatsu 3-10. Waialua: Matas 10-164, Fore 4-(minus 2), Scott Endo 4-20.

PASSING — Kalani: Matsuda 8-29-2—39. Waialua: Fore 15-22-0—290.

RECEIVING — Kalani: Stetson Okumura 2-15, Kimura 5-18, Benson Gonsalves 1-6. Waialua: Rubio 3-20, Cody Labra 1-24, Whittaker 5-97, A. Foster 2-55, T. Foster 1-12, Jonathan Quiddeon 1-43, Toran Kobayashi 1-2, Langaman 1-37.

Reported by Allysa Maldonado


Matt Soueira scored two touchdowns, Jesse Doctolero scored on a 8-yard run for a 19-7 lead and the Marauders recovered an onsides kick after Christopher Etuale scored on a 5-yard pass to close the Bulldogs to 19-14 with under two minutes to play in an OIA White Division game.

KAIMUKI (2-2, 2-1) 0 7 0 7—14

WAIPAHU (3-1, 3-0) 7 6 0 6—19

Waip — Matt Soueira 7 pass from Gil Fernandez (Jamar Winston-Bautista kick).

Kaim — Charles Rego 20 pass from Kapono Kaiwi-Barreunuebo (Perry Faleao kick).

Waip — Soueira 62 run (kick failed).

Waip — Jesse Doctolero 8 run (pass failed).

Kaim — Christopher Etuale 5 pass from Kaiwi-Barrenunuebo (Faleao kick). RUSHING — Kaimuki: Chase Nanod 5-11, Dolly Ainuu 1-11, Kaiwi-Barrenuebo 8-23, Faleao 2-5, James Bower 3-9. Waipahu: Doctolero 7-18, Soueira 7-92, Fernandez 9-23, Keo Palimo'o 16-74, Tyler Martin 4-21, Winston-Bautista 1-8.

PASSING — Kaimuki: Kaiwi-Barrenuebo 8-25-1—96. Waipahu: Fernandez 2-5-1—20.

RECEIVING — Kaimuki: Craig Cabudol 1-8, Bower 1-5, Romnick Paguryan 1-9, Rego 1-20, Etuale 4-54. Waipahu: Soueira 2-20.

JV score — Waipahu 7, Kaimuki 0.

Reported by Mike Sana


Brandon Luben and Jacob McCarthy ran for touchdowns, and Lake Casco kicked a 26-yard field goal to lift Lahainaluna to an MIL victory.

MAUI (1-3, 1-3) 0 0 0 0— 0

LAHAINALUNA (2-1, 1-0) 7 3 7 0—17

Lah — Brandon Luben 40 run (Lake Casco kick).

Lah — Casco 26 FG.

Lah— Jacob McCarthy 7 run (Casco kick).

RUSHING — Maui: Travis Kahaleauki 7-minus 22, Lorenzo White 3-0, Jonathan Los Banos 11-75, Lance Villa 2-1, Andrew Heslip 5-22, Judd Sato III 1-0. Lahainaluna: Blaise Smith 2-minus 5, Casco 2-7, Blaise Rogers 9-16, McCarthy 6-45, Kailes McGhee 3-21, Simione Vehikite 7-33, Kekoa Makaena 1-3, Luben 8-76, Bryson Williams 5-18, Hayden Hendershot 4-4.

PASSING — Maui: Kahaleauki 3-13-3-50. Lahainaluna: Rogers 5-6-0-52.

RECEIVING — Maui: White 1-1, Villa 2-49. Lahainaluna: Casco 2-11, Isley Valasco 1-33, Sione Taufa 2-8.

JV score — Lahainaluna 25, Maui 7.



Hawai'i Prep scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter to rally past Hilo, 15-14, in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation. In another game, Konawaena defeated Kohala, 39-0. Details for both games were unavailable.

Reach Kyle Sakamoto at ksakamoto@honoluluadvertiser.com.