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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, September 2, 2007

Kalaheo stops Moanalua, 28-14

By Kyle Sakamoto
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Kalaheo's Larry Soto runs for a first down against Moanalua. Soto finished with 11 carries for 75 yards.

TAMMY MCGARVEY | Special to The Honolulu Advertiser

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Just when Moanalua started to make it a game, Kalaheo shifted into overdrive and cruised to victory.

Kalaheo rushed for four touchdowns, including a run of 21 unanswered points in the second half, in a 28-14 victory over Moanalua last night at Kailua.

It was the O'ahu Interscholastic Association Red East football opener for both teams.

Cody vonAppen scored on a pair of 1-yard quarterback sneaks, and Bruce Andrews caught four passes for 110 yards for Kalaheo (3-0, 1-0).

Moanalua quarterback Jordan Monico scored on a 39-yard option keeper down the right sideline to cut Na Menehune's deficit to 7-6 with 6:28 left in the third.

Na Menehune (1-1-1, 0-1) were called for excessive celebration after the play, so the PAT was moved back 15 yards. A defensive encroachment penalty moved it 5 yards closer, but the 30-yard attempt sailed wide right.

Kalaheo answered with vonAppen's 1-yard sneak with 15.5 seconds left in the third to make it 14-6. Andrews caught a 30-yard pass from vonAppen earlier in the drive to put the ball at the Moanalua 13.

VonAppen added a 1-yard sneak midway through the fourth and Vince Santiago scored on a 35-yard run his only carry of the game with 4:23 left.

"We didn't play good football in the first half and when they got within 7-6, we just kicked it into overdrive and played better football," Kalaheo coach Chris Mellor said.

The Mustangs racked up 252 yards on the ground and vonAppen was 9 of 20 for 191 yards.

"Coach Chris just puts us in the best situation to make plays," said vonAppen, who directed the Mustangs' veer-option offense.

Kalaheo gained 294 yards in the second half.

"You saw signs of what we can do when we're hitting on all cylinders. It just took us a while," Mellor said.

Moanalua gained 181 total yards, and Monico completed only four passes for 98 yards with two interceptions.

"It's kind of tough when your defense is on the field the whole game," Moanalua coach Arnold Martinez said. "With four minutes left in the game we were on the field for 76 plays. You're going to get a little tired."

It was Monico's first game this season because of a sprained knee.

"He was a little rusty I would have to say," Martinez said. "But we love him; he'll bounce back. He's a great competitor, a champion and he has a big heart."

Andrews' 26- and 17-yard receptions from vonAppen set up the only score of the first half an 8-yard run by running back Phil Tauai with 17 seconds remaining before halftime. Nathan Johnson added the extra point for a 7-0 Kalaheo lead.

"Cody is a great QB. I'm just thankful to him that he throws me the ball," Andrews said. "He found me when I was open."

MOANALUA (1-1-1, 0-1) 0 0 6 814

KALAHEO (3-0, 1-0) 0 7 7 1428

Kalah Phil Tauai 8 run (Nathan Johnson kick)

Moa Jordan Monico 39 run (kick failed)

Kalah Cody vonAppen 1 run (Johnson kick)

Kalah vonAppen 1 run (Johnson kick)

Kalah Vince Santiago 35 run (Johnson kick)

Moa Montay Rover 67 pass from Monico (Monico run) RUSHING Moanalua: Michael Garringan 5-21, Monico 13-69, Pono Tiave 9-13, Steven Sedenio 2-(minus 2), Kurt Hubbard 1-(minus 1), Team 1-(minus 17). Kalaheo: Larry Soto 11-75, Max Karsten 7-49, vonAppen 17-29, Tauai 9-64, Santiago 1-35, Team 1-(minus 2).

PASSING Moanalua: Monico 4-21-2-98. Kalaheo: vonAppen 9-20-0-191.

RECEIVING Moanalua: Emanual Vierra 1-18, Tiave 1-2, Brennan Labuda 1-11, Rover 1-67. Kalaheo: Bruce Andrews 4-110, Tauai 1-2, Kao Malama-Custer 2-46, Karsten 1-5, Tiave 1-28.

JV score Moanalua 34, Kalaheo 27.


Thomas Ilae ran for a 5-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to lead the visiting Knights in an OIA Red East game at Roosevelt field.

CASTLE (1-2) 0 7 0 714

MCKINLEY (0-3) 7 0 0 0 7

McK Earvin Sione 62 run (Marcus Amorin kick).

Cast Kawehi Sablan 10 pass from Blake Rapozo (Kevin Aipia kick).

Cast Thomas Ilae 5 run (Aipia kick). RUSHING Castle: Devin Spotkaeff 5-31, Sablan 5-8, Breydan Torres 1-2, Ilae 4-(minus 3), Bronson Kekahuna 1-(minus 3), Rapozo 2-(minus 4), Kainoa Aki 2-(minus 7). McKinley: Sione 13-81, Will Starks 18-56, Jeremiah Fetu 2-5.

PASSING Castle: Rapozo 10-19-2127, Ilae 1-3-0-11. McKinley: Sione 10-26-3127.

RECEIVING Castle: Torres 3-58, Kekahuna 2-23, Spotkaeff 2-18, Aipia 1-11, Sablan 1-10, Nainoa Haitsuka 1-10, Aki 1-8. McKinley: Theodore Spenser 3-43, Tavita Woodward 3-37, Justin Baisle 2-16, Will Starks 1-23, Tana Woodward 1-8.

JV score Castle 58, McKinley 14.


Kamaki Sherman scored touchdowns on a 2-yard run and 85-yard punt return as host 'Anuenue routed Kalani in an OIA White game at Kaiser field.

KALANI (0-2, 0-2) 0 0 0 0 0

'ANUENUE (2-1, 1-1) 7 8 0 2035

'Anue Lopela Kamana 30 pass from Kaehukai Nauka (Oluolu Naone kick).

'Anue Kamaki Sherman 2 run (kick failed).

'Anue Safety, sack in end zone.

'Anue Sherman 85 punt return (Naone kick).

'Anue Pomaikai Han 36 pass from Nauka (Naone kick).

'Anue Kalani Pua'oi 11 run (kick failed). RUSHING Kalani: Matt Shishido 1-7, JR Rivera 1-(minus 4), Jason Fujioka 3-(minus 17), Peter Soares 5-(minus 5). 'Anuenue: Naone 5-31, Nauka 10-25, Kanani Arnatage 6-51, Sherman 5-66, Kalauawa Aki 4-39, Pua'oi 3-64.

PASSING Kalani: Fujioka 17-38-2-94. 'Anuenue: Nauka 9-14-1-142.

RECEIVING Kalani: Rivera 5-18, Charles Ogawa 3-17, Shishido 1-2, Codi Oshiro 3-25, Soares 2-14, Timothy Benito 1-8, John Kaleimamahu 1-8, Kala Kaawa 1-2. 'Anuenue: Kamana 1-30, Makaio Liua 4-19, Sherman 1-12, Kainoa Kianaaina 2-45, Han 1-36.

JV score 'Anuenue 3, Kalani 2.

Reported by Kealoha Wengler



Taz Stevenson caught touchdown passes of 45 and 69 yards to help the host Trojans of the O'ahu Interscholastic Association beat the Wolfpack of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu at Mililani field.

PAC-FIVE (1-2) 0 10 0 3-13

MILILANI (2-1) 7 7 6 9-29

Mil Taz Stevenson 45 pass from Zach Villanueva (Colin Lund kick).

Mil Tonka Marson 69 interception return (Lund).

P5 Jaime Rivera 40 pass from Jon-Ray Rodrigues (Josh Mun kick).

P5 FG Mun 16.

Mil Stevenson 69 pass from Rustin Funakoshi (pass failed).

Mil Sterling Cossey 88 fumble return (kick failed).

P5 FG Mun 16.

Mil FG Lund 11.


The Sabers (0-1-1) of the O'ahu Interscholastic Association and host Warriors (1-0-1) of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu played to a tie.

No other details were reported.


Eric Siege scoerd on runs of 30 and 20 yards to lead West Hills of Santee, Calif., to a victory over the Trojans (formerly Pac-Three) of the Maui Interscholastic League at War Memorial Stadium.

WEST HILLS 14 14 0 937

TR0JANS (1-1) 3 0 6 716

West Hills Josh Ryder 55 run (Levi Jacob kick).

Trojans Thomas Cortez FG 35.

West Hills Eric Siege 30 run (Jacob kick).

West Hills Christian Fonseca 28 run (Jacob kick).

West Hills Siege 20 run (Jacob kick).

Trojans Billy Pacheco 16 run (run failed).

West Hills - Joel Roberts 6 run (kick failed).

West Hills - Jacob FG 31.

Trojans - Jordan Kahalekai-Bermoy 11 run (Cortez kick).

Reported by Rodney Higa


Bishop School of La Jolla, Calif., scored all of its points in the first half in a victory over Maui High at War Memorial Stadium. Tommy Wornham passed for three touchdowns and ran for another score for Bishop.

BISHOP SCHOOL 23 21 0 044

MAUI (0-2) 0 0 0 2 2

Bishop Tommy Wornham 2 run (Tim Costello kick).

Bishop Saron Hood 5 pass from Wornham (Costello kick).

Bishop Safety. Ball snapped out of end zone.

Bishop Costello 40 pass from Wornham (Costello kick).

Bishop Nicky Cox 34 pass from Wornham (Costello kick).

Bishop Micah Seau 50 run (Costello kick).

Costello 5 run (Costello kick).

Maui - Safety. Ball carrier tackled in end zone.

Reported by Rodney Higa


Kohala 51, Ka'u 6

Kealakehe 46, Honoka'a 22


Roosevelt's Justin Otaguro had a 74-yard punt return for a touchdown against Waialua on Friday. An incorrect name was printed.

Reach Kyle Sakamoto at ksakamoto@honoluluadvertiser.com.