Leilehua tops 'Iolani
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By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer
By Stacy Kaneshiro
WAHIAWA —The difference between Division I and Division II football?
Looks like 33-14.
Defending Division I state champion Leilehua opened the game with four answered touchdowns before allowing one in routing defending Division II champion 'Iolani last night in a non-league game at soggy Hugh Yoshida Stadium.
Despite messing up the coin toss and watching the Raiders drop a wide-open pass in the end zone on their opening drive, Leilehua (2-0) took advantage of its good fortune behind junior quarterback Andrew Manley, who completed 16 of 21 passes for 155 yards and two short TDs.
"He made some good decisions," Leilehua coach Nolan Tokuda said. "On one of the plays, we call it 'choice' for Edieson (Dumlao). He was double-covered, but he knew exactly where to put the football."
That was the Mules' fourth TD of the first half. Dumlao lined up wide right on fourth-and-goal at the 2. The Raiders had a corner and safety on Dumlao, but Manley threw the ball away from the defenders, where only the 5-foot-10, 190-pound all-state receiver could get his hands on the ball. Dumlao led all receivers with eight catches for 117 yards.
"It's a credit to him and the O-line that blocked for him," Tokuda said.
The Mules were missing some starters on the offensive line, which kept Manley pretty much unscathed. He wasn't sacked until the second half (twice).
About the only thing to go right for the Raiders was when the Mules inadvertently elected to kick off after 'Iolani won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half. Of course, the Raiders (1-1) elected to receive in the second half.
"If I'm telling my kids things and it's not getting through, then it's the coach's fault for not explaining it," Tokuda said.
Added 'Iolani coach Wendell Look: "Actually, I thought Nolan did it on purpose because he had something up his sleeve, so we were kind of on our toes. But afterward, he told me."
Tokuda had a misjudgment of his own in the second half, when he questioned a roughing-the-passer penalty and was consequently called for unsportsmanlike conduct. The roughing call was the second of the series and aided the Raiders in scoring on Kela Marciel's 1-yard run from the shotgun. That pulled 'Iolani to 27-14.
"There's no place for a coach to lose his cool," Tokuda said. "I later apologized to the ref."
But Marcus Breakfield got the momentum back to Leilehua when he returned the ensuing onside kick 47 yards to make it 33-14 with 10:16 left in the game.
'Iolani's Marciel passed for 147 yards and rushed for 58 more, accounting for both scores, one with his run and the other with a 21-yard TD pass to Trevyn Tulonghari to end the first half.
Everything seemed to go downhill for the Raiders after taking the opening kickoff and driving to the Mules' 30, when a wide-open Brandon Ball dropped a Marciel pass in the end zone on fourth-and-11.
The Mules wasted little time, driving 70 yards in eight plays with running back Anthony DeMello plunging in from the 1 with 5:43 left in the first quarter. Maika Kunioka's PAT gave Leilehua a 7-0 lead. On the previous play, Dumlao broke two tackles after making a reception at the 20 on second-and-10 at the 'Iolani 30 and was chased down at the Raiders' 1.
'Iolani punted on its second series from deep in its own territory, as the Mules took over from the Raiders' 34. Seven plays later, slot Rico Newman scored on a 5-yard run with 52 seconds left in the quarter, but Jared Lum blocked Kunioka's PAT to keep the score 13-0.
Consecutive turnovers by the Raiders paved the way for the Mules' next two scores. After a fumble recovery by Mauna Loa Aitaoto at the 'Iolani 47, the Mules scored on the ensuing series on a 4-yard pass from Manley to Newman to make it 20-0 with 5:32 left in the half.
An interception by Kaipo Kea on an overthrown pass by Marciel set up the Mules' fourth score, a 2-yard TD pass from Manley to Dumlao with 49 seconds left in the half to make it 27-0.
The Raiders made use of the remaining ticks, scoring on a fourth-and-6, 21-yard pass play from Marciel to Treyvn Tulonghari with no time showing on the clock to make it 27-7 at the half after Carl Gibson's PAT.
With the lead and a wet field, the Mules played a bit safe, keeping the ball on the ground in the second half with mostly Newman doing the carrying. He lined up primarily as a slot in the first half.
"We had to play it a little conservative, plus they did some things that we had a little harder time adjusting to," Tokuda said, "So I thought our defense is so tough, we'll hang our hat on our defense. If we just play keep-away, we'll have the game in hand."
But for 'Iolani, there were too many mistakes, such as missed tackles, the two interceptions and a lost fumble, as well as dropped passes.
"That should've gave us confidence that we could move the ball," Look said about the game turning after the dropped pass in the end zone. "I mean, we don't finish the play, but at least we move the ball, we have some momentum going. It shouldn't have (affected us)."
It was Leilehua's eighth consecutive win dating to last year's state title run.
'IOLANI (1-1) 0 7 0 7—14
LEILEHUA (2-0) 13 14 0 7—33
Lei—Anthony DeMello 1 run (Maika Kunioka kick)
Lei—Rico Newman 5 run (kick blocked)
Lei—Newman 4 pass from Andrew Manley (Kunioka kick)
Lei—Edieson Dumlao 2 pass from Manley (Kunioka kick)
Iol—Trevyn Tulonghari 21 pass from Kela Marciel (Carl Gibson kick)
Iol—Marciel 1 run (Gibson kick)
Lei—Marcus Breakfield 47 kickoff return (run failed)
RUSHING—'Iolani: Marciel 19-58, Kellen Imada 12-57. Leilehua: Manley 3-(minus 12), Matt Reyes 2-0, DeMello 6-9, Lerrion Jones 5-8, Newman 13-60, Brad Iaulualo 1-1, CJ Bailey 2-7, Kamana Akagi 4-13.
PASSING—'Iolani: Marciel 13-28-2—147. Leilehua: Manley 16-21-0—155.
RECEIVING—'Iolani: Tulonghari 4-46, Brandon Ball 4-89, Keenan Hoohuli 2-8, Imada 2-1, Travis Muraoka 1-3. Leilehua: Reyes 2-6, Dumlao 8-117, Newman 4-20, Cheves Aberilla Ramiento 2-12.
FARRINGTON 25, ROOSEVELT 6
Apelu Sooalo ran 24 times for 164 yards and kicked 15- and 20-yard field goals as the visiting Governors beat the Rough Riders in an OIA Red East game. Isaiah Iuto returned a fumble 20 yards for a Farrington score and James Smith had a 55-yard punt return.
FARRINGTON (2-0) 3 12 10 0—25
ROOSEVELT (0-2) 0 6 0 0— 6
Farr — FG Apelu Sooalo 15
Farr — Dayton Kealoha 12 run
Farr — Isaiah Iuto 20 fumble return (run failed)
Roos — Matthew Kualii-Moe 31 pass from Shon Fujii (run failed)
Farr — James Smith 55 punt return (Robert Molina kick)
Farr — FG Sooalo 20
RUSHING — Farrington: Sooalo 24-164, Anthony Noga 5-26, Molina 2-8, Kealoha 7-6, Ani Isumu 1-(minus 5). Roosevelt: Tyler Kila 18-87, Shon Fujii 7-13, Kona Monteilh 1-8, Lowen Furuta-Harada 1-3.
PASSING — Farrington: Kealoha 2-13-1-40. Roosevelt: Fujii 6-18-1-78, Kaahele Kaolulo 0-1, Tyler Kila 0-1.
RECEIVING — Farrington: Isumu 1-25, Drake Miller 1-15. Roosevelt: Matthew Kualii-Moe 3-63, Lemioso Afuola 1-6, Alex Fowler 1-5, Furuta-Harada 1-4.
JV score — Roosevelt 19, Farrington 0
Reported by Roosevelt Staff
KAISER 38, 'ANUENUE 21
Cory Hironaka caught two touchdown passes and ran for another score as the host Cougars beat Na Koa in an OIA White game. Hironaka caught TD passes of 11 and 9 yards from Laakea Awong, and ran in from 6 yards out for another score.
KAISER (1-0) 7 21 3 7—38
'ANUENUE (0-1) 0 7 6 8—21
Kais — Jarrin Inagaki 2 run (Kekoa Kim kick)
Kais — Jesee Kauhola 2 run (Kim kick)
'Anue — Kainoa Keanaaina 74 run (Imaikalani Keama kick)
Kais — Cory Hironaka 11 pass from Laakea Awong (Kim kick)
Kais — Hironaka 9 pass from Awong (Kim kick)
'Anue — Kalani Puaoi 3 run (kick blocked)
Kais — FG 37 Kim
Kais — Hironaka 6 run (Kim kick)
'Anue — Keliikoa Aki 2 run (Puaoi run)
RUSHING — Kaiser: Inagaki 23-161, Awong 2-29, Josh Juntilla 3-51, Hironaka 2-14, Kauhola 4-52. 'Anuenue: Keanaaina 6-111, Aki 13-77, Puaoi 9-46, Kapononui Takamiya 2-29, Kaipo Cullen 4-26, Ikaika Gante 3-24, Keoni Britt-Gerritt 3-16, Kekoa Sitarek 3-10, Kelii Mokiao 1-5, Kanani Armitage 3-4, Kumohonua Wong 1-4.
PASSING — Kaiser: Awong 9-13-0—67. 'Anuenue: Kamea Kahiapo 0-2-1—0.
RECEIVING — Kaiser: Chaz Okuda-Dennis 2-20, Inagaki 1-2, Kimo Carpenter 1-9, Hironaka 2-20, Jordan Woodall 1-3, Brian Freeman 2-13. 'Anuenue: none.
Reported by Kaonohi Borden
KAMEHAMEHA 26, KAPOLEI 18
Ryan Ho rushed 18 times for 119 yards and a touchdown, and Edmund Kamano Jr. threw a touchdown pass and run for another for the visiting Warriors in a non-league game. Kamano Jr. completed 15 of 34 passes for 169 yards. He threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Carl Minns and rushed in from 1 yard out in the second half.
KAMEHAMEHA (2-0) 0 0 9 17—26
KAPOLEI (1-1) 6 0 0 12—18
Kap — Simione Vehikite 5 run (kick failed)
KS — FG Piikea Kitamura 25
KS — Carl Minns 5 pass from Edmund Kamano Jr. (kick failed)
KS — FG Brent Auyong 30
Kap — Noah Pascua 30 run (kick failed)
KS — Ryan Ho 10 run (Ryee Urasaki kick)
KS — Kamano 1 run (Urasaki kick)
Kap — Kalani Brackenridge 10 pass from Pascua (pass failed)
RUSHING — Kamehameha: Ryan Ho 18-119, Kamano Jr. 14-20, Dyson Hoohuli 1-5, Wave Ryder 1-17, Landon Aano 1-3, Shawn Bode 1-6. Kapolei: Pascua 14-60, Vehikite 5-38, Cyril Ontani 4-18, Dustin Elisara 2-8, Onosai Faumuina 1-5, Donnie King 2-(minus 6).
PASSING — Kamehameha: Kamano Jr. 15-34-1—169. Kapolei: Pascua 13-26-1—119.
RECEIVING — Kamehameha: Ho 2-10, Minns 7-98, Maika Mataele 2-27, Bode 3-30, Urasaki 1-4. Kapolei: Seth Roman 1-8, King 3-27, Anu Sapla 5-46, Brackenridge 1-10, Lyle Santiago 1-10, Christian Estabillo 1-10, Elisara 1-8.
JV score — Kamehameha 17, Kapolei 0
Reported by Darren Hernandez
MOANALUA 25, WORD OF LIFE 6
Adam Francisco threw two touchdown passes to Essaye Villaver and Tahje Canyon had two touchdown runs as host Na Menehune beat the Firebrands in a non-league game. Villaver caught a 35-yard scoring pass in the second quarter and a 65-yarder in the third. Canyon, who scored from 5 and 2 yards out, had 11 rushes for 117 yards.
WORD OF LIFE (1-1) 0 0 0 6— 6
MOANALUA (1-0) 6 13 6 0—25
Moa — Tahje Canyon 5 run (kick blocked)
Moa — Essaye Villaver 35 pass from Adam Francisco (kick failed)
Moa — Canyon 2 run (Justin Watanabe kick)
Moa — Villaver 65 pass from Francisco (kick failed)
WOL — Jacob DeKneef 1 run (kick failed)
RUSHING — Word of Life: Ryan Alvarado 16-51, Max Mower 9-24, DeKneef 6-9, Jared Stephenson 7-18, Gabe Miller 11-54, Vega McKenzie 1-2, Judah Parker 1-2. Moanalua: Joshua Perdo 1-5, Canyon 11-117, Francisco 9-109, Richard Villasenor 1-1, Michael Egami 1-3, Jonathan Cadiz 1-4.
PASSING — Word of Life: DeKneef 0-1-0—0. Moanalua: Francisco 4-11-1—123.
RECEIVING — Word of Life: none. Moanalua: Villaver 2-100, Perdo 1-15, Canyon 1-8.
JV score — Word of Life 20, Moanalua 12
Reported by Ted Mura
Campbell 46, Waialua 20
Damien 26, Pearl City 21
Nanakuli 40, McKinley 13
Kapa'a 12, Waiakea 9
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