Carney and Tauai carry Kalaheo past 'Anuenue
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By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer
KAILUAJesse Carney will be the first to tell you of his teammates' key blocks, but he turned out to be the difference in Kalaheo's 28-14 win against 'Anuenue last night in O'ahu Interscholastic Association White football at Kailua High stadium.
The Mustangs (5-3 overall, 4-3 White) can clinch a berth in the four-team White tournament with a win against Pearl City (3-4, 3-3) Saturday. Kalaheo would have the necessary head-to-head tie-breakers over their closest contenders (Kaiser and Pearl City).
Carney, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound junior running back, rushed for 249 yards on 16 carries, scoring on runs of 50, 69 and 58 yards. Fellow running back Eddie Tauai had 97 yards on eight rushes, including a 20-yard TD run.
"My line, I had great blocking by the receivers and my quarterback (Justin Pagan) did some, too," Carney said.
After taking the opening kickoff, the Mustangs scored on Carney's 50-yard run on a toss to the right side. Dongwoo Kim's PAT was blocked by Ikaika Gante to keep it 6-0 with 9:39 left in the first quarter.
After missing a 46-yard field-goal attempt in the second quarter, Kim hit one from 25 yards to increase Kalaheo's lead to 9-0 with 34 seconds left in the half.
The Mustangs recovered an onside kick to start the second half and cashed in with a TD on Tauai's 20-yard run. The 2-point try failed, keeping the score 15-0.
The relentless Na Koa (2-6, 1-6), who suited just 17 players, scored on their enuring series on a 1-yard run by Kalani Pua'oi.
But Carney countered with his 69-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage after the ensuing kickoff to make it 22-6 with 3:39 left in the third quarter.
'Anuenue scored quickly on a 40-yard pass from Kekai Fernandez to Gante with no time left on the clock in the third quarter. Keli'ikoa Aki ran in the 2-point conversion to make it 22-14.
But Carney struck again. After having a 46-yard TD run nullified by an illegal block, two plays later, he scored on a 58-yarder to make it 28-14.
"Jesse's a hard runner to stop and if they concentrate on him, we have Eddie," Kalaheo coach Chris Mellor said.
The Mustangs had 18 penalties for 145 yards; seven were for illegal procedure. They also had several personal fouls and an unsportsmanlike conduct.
"We're not going to beat anybody with penalties like that," Mellor said.
Na Koa had their opportunities.
"When everybody has to play multiple positions, we get stretched kind of thin," Na Koa coach Kealoha Wengler said. "We made a lot of mistakes in this game."
'ANUENUE (2-6, 1-6) 0 0 14 014
KALAHEO (5-3, 4-3) 6 3 13 628
KALAHEO Jesse Carney 50 run (kick blocked).
KALAHEO FG Dongwoo Kim 25.
KALAHEO Eddie Tauai 20 run (run failed).
'ANUENUE Kalani Pua'oi 1 run (run failed).
KALAHEO Carney 69 run (Kim kick).
'ANUENUE Ikaika Gante 40 pass from Kekai Fernandez (Keli'ikoa Aki run).
KALAHEO Carney 58 run (kick failed).
RUSHING 'Anuenue: Fernandez 5-(minus 10), Aki 14-104, Gante 11-50, Pua'oi 8-29, Mahuka Cullen 5-7, Kanani Armitage 7-29, Kaipo Cullen 4-2, Keali'i Mokiao 2-8. Kalaheo: Justin Pagan 10-9, E. Tauai 8-97, Carney 16-249, Team 2-(minus 4).,
PASSING 'Anuenue: Fernandez 1-7-140, M. Cullen 0-1-00.. Kalaheo: Pagan 4-9-044.
RECEIVING 'Anuenue: Gante 1-40. Kalaheo: John Dodge 2-31, Carney 2-13.
Reach Stacy Kaneshiro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 525-8042.
KAIMUKI 32, MCKINLEY 0
Chester Su'a rushed for 140 yards and scored on runs of 8 and 7 yards to lead the Bulldogs over the Tigers in an OIA Red East game at Roosevelt.
Christopher Fiamate caught a 15-yard TD from Eddie Char, who also scored on a 4-yard run.
MCKINLEY (2-5, 1-4) 0 0 0 0 0
KAIMUKI (2-5, 2-3) 0 19 6 732
KAIMUKI Christopher Fiamate 15 pass from Eddie Char (kick failed)
KAIMUKI Chester Su'a 8 run (Kaleo Mauricio kick)
KAIMUKI Char 4 run (kick failed)
KAIMUKI Su'a 7 run (pass failed)
KAIMUKI Laau Kent 3 run (Mauricio kick)
RUSHING McKinley: Roy Aliksa 8-18, Dylan Misiluti 1-13, Solomon Dixon 2-5, Iosefatu Fiso 6-(minus 6). Kaimuki: Su'a 18-140, Trey Paderes 9-52, Kent 6-45, Joshua Gacusana 4-30, Siale Taetakua 3-14, Char 5-12, Brandon Kekoa 1-8, Casey Sanft-O'Brien 2-7, Wiseman Demei 1-6, Viliami Fonokalafi 1-4, Justice Sarced 1-0.
PASSING McKinley: Fiso 7-17-157. Kaimuki: Char 5-9-1108.
RECEIVING McKinley: Dixon 3-11, Leo Maiava 2-31, Aliksa 2-15. Kaimuki: Johnnie Tuitele 2-72, Fiamate 2-38, Chad Ka'aihue 1-(minus 2).
JV SCORE MCKINLEY 28, KAIMUKI 9
Reported by Kaimuki Athletics
PEARL CITY 35, KALANI 12
Issac Shim went 12 of 26 for 218 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a score to lead the Chargers over the Falcons in an OIA White game at Kaiser.
Kelson Laboy caught TD passes of 17 and 35 yards and finished with five catches for 121 yards for Pearl City.
PEARL CITY (3-4, 3-3) 7 21 7 035
KALANI (0-7, 0-6) 6 0 0 612
PC Kelson Laboy 17 pass from Issac Shim (Tyler Yamanouchi kick)
KALN Jensen Ames 2 run (kick failed)
PC Laboy 35 pass from Shim (Yamanouchi kick)
PC Cyrus Coen 4 pass from Shim (Yamanouchi kick)
PC Ronson Barrett interception (Yamanouchi kick)
PC Shim 1 run (Yamanouchi kick)
KALN Angelo Berardy 15 pass from Gavin Okada (kick failed)
RUSHING Pearl City: Dustin Bataya 6-16, Hyden Concepcion 4-32, Shim 5-10, Barrett 1-5, Coen 4-36, Andrew Fukui 1-1. Kalani: Ames 13-30, Okada 6-(minus 53), Chancen Schutter 7-34, Jun Cho 8-56.
PASSING Pearl City: Shim 12-26-1218, Bataya 0-3-00. Kalani: Okada 10-28-1147.
RECEIVING Pearl City: Kanekoa Battung 1-2, Jarrick Duvacchelle 2-39, Laboy 5-121, Coen 1-12, Ryan Jay 1-17, Yamanouchi 1-27. Kalani: Berardy 6-76, Schutter 1-0, Ames 1-60, Shawn Cambra 1-3, Wilkins Kato 2-10.
Reported by Shannon Hirai
KING KEKAULIKE 9, MAUI 7
HAWAI'I PREP 42, KOHALA 6
KAMEHAMEHA-HAWAI'I 16, KONAWAENA 0