Saturday, November 20, 1999
The Final Four
St. Louis and Kahuku win in routs;By Aaron Custodio
Baldwin and Waimea
pull off upsets
Special to the Star-Bulletin
St. Louis, Kahuku, Baldwin and Waimea made statements last night, and moved one step closer to claiming the inaugural Chevron State Football Championship.
The Crusaders rolled over Waianae, 53-21, the Red Raiders crushed Konawaena, 47-14, Baldwin held off Farrington, 25-19, and Waimea rallied past Kailua in the quarterfinals.
Led by quarterback Timmy Chang, the Crusaders dominated the Seariders in a physical contest.
Chang set a state record for touchdowns in a game (eight), completing 25 of 34 passes for 277 yards. In the process, he broke his record for most TD passes in consecutive games (14).
Friday at Aloha Stadium
5 p.m. St. Louis (11-1) vs. Waimea, (6-0-1)
8 p.m. Kahuku (11-1) vs. Baldwin (11-0)
"St. Louis came out tough," Waianae quarterback Sam Keaulii said. "Their offense was rolling -- we couldn''t stop them -- they were in a zone."
Chang led the Crusaders to a touchdown on their opening drive, marching them 49 yards in five plays capped by an 11-yard toss to slotback Gerald Welch.
Waianae tied it at 7 on Keaulii's 1-yard run, the first of three scores for him on the night.
St. Louis drove 80 yards for a score on its next possession, however, and was never threatened thereafter.
The Crusaders' defense contained the Seariders' offense for most of the night. Linebacker Ikaiki Curnan tied his career-high with 20 tackles, recorded two sacks, recovered a fumble and forced another.
Chang's 58 TD passes is seven shy of the national prep single-season record. His eight scoring passes last night broke the state record held by Andrew Kamanao of Roosevelt.
St. Louis kicker Ha'a Bento set a national record last night. He has 87 PAT kicks this season.
"St. Louis is the best team in the state. They have great personnel," Waianae coach Leo Taaca said. "We gave it a shot, but they are better than us."
St. Louis 21 13 13 6 - 53 Waianae 7 7 0 7 - 21StL - Welch 11 pass from Chang (Bento kick)
Wai - Keaulii 1 run (Anguay kick)
StL - Rodrigues 17 pass fro Chang (Bento kick)
StL - Welch 13 pass from Chang (Bento kick)
Wai - Keaulii 5 run (Anguay kick)
StL - Rivers 1 pass from Chang (Bento kick failed)
StL - Rodrigues 42 pass from Chang (Bento kick)
StL - Rivers 2 pass from Chang (Bento kick blocked)
StL - Alivado 8 pass from Chang (Bento kick)
Wai - Keaulii 1 run (Anguay kick)
StL - Rivers 2 pass from Chang (Wong pass failed)
Rushing - St. Louis: Fiaseu 22-179, Welch 2-8, P. Brown 4-28, Chang 1-(minus 18), Beaver 3-7, Higa 1-(minus 2). Waianae: Manners 18-114, Sarono 10-33, Gomes 1-(minus 4), Keaulii 14-1.
Passing - St. Louis: Chang 24-34-0 277 8 TDs, Higa 0-0-0 0. Waianae: Keaulii 10-23-1 211.
Receiving - St. Louis: Welch 12-114, Rodrigues 3-93, Alivado 3-24, Kanoa 1-17, Rivers 3-5, Nakasato 1-13, Dydasco 1-11. Waianae: Sarono 5-95, Blue 2-55, Gomes 1-24, Anguay 1-19, Enriquez 1-18.
Kahuku 47, Konawaena 14:Fakaloloma Olevao caught three passes for 161 yards to lead the Red Raiders past Konawaena.
On the first play from scrimmage, Kahuku quarterback Vai Funaki tossed a 64-yard touchdown pass to Olevao.
Kahuku scored again after blocking a Konawaena punt. Two plays later, Kala Latuselu ran 3 yards for the touchdown.
Latuselu finished with 133 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
"The difference was in the skilled positions," Konawaena coach Roy Aukai said. "Our defense stopped them on the run, but they picked us apart in the air."
Konawaena 7 0 0 7 -- 14 Kahuku 14 21 12 0 -- 47Kah - Olevao 64 pass from V. Funaki (Lee kick)
Kah - Latuselu 3 run (Lee kick)
Kon - Desilva 23 pass from Lee (Freitas kick)
Kah - Latuselu 48 run (Lee kick)
Kah - Wong 16 pass from V. Funaki (Latuselu run)
Kah - Peters 29 pass from I. Funaki (Lee pass failed)
Kah - Olevao 59 pass from V. Funaki (Lee kick failed)
Kah - Taua 37 pass from I. Funaki (Lee kick blocked)
Kon - Mahelona 1 run (Freitas kick)
Rushing - Konawaena: Mahelona 17-88, Freitas 2-(minus 2), Kahele 3-3, Langi 2-22, K. Lee 7-(minus 21), Rabara 1-(minus 5). Kahuku: Latuselu 12-133, Nawahine 2-(minus 1), Salanoa 7-29, I. Funaki 4-5, V. Funaki 3-(minus 16), Kaka 1-13, Wong 1-0, Atuaia 3-30, Smith 3-26.
Passing - Konawaena: K. Lee 17-32-1 167, Rabara 0-1-0 0, Desilva 0-1-1 0. Kahuku: V. Funaki 7-13-1 171, I. Funaki 4-6-0 135, Olevao 0-1-0 0,
Fonoimoana 0-1-0 0.
Receiving - Konawaena: Freitas 3-29, Rivera 2-23, Desilva 4-44, Mahelona 4-43,Kahele 3-26, J. Lee 1-2. Kahuku: Wong 5-69, Olevao 3-161, Peters 1-29, Taua 1-37.
Waimea 20, Kailua 18:Jessie Sablan rushed for 176 and broke a 24-yard run in the fourth quarter to lead Kauai Interscholastic Federation champion Waimea over Oahu Interscholastic Association runner-up Kailua before 4,500 at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue.
Kailua had its chances. Several long scoring plays were called back due to penalties. Further, the slick, rainy field prevented Kailua from successfully kicking what could have been a game-winning field goal with less than three minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Kailua 12 0 6 0 - 18 Waimea 6 0 7 7 - 20Kail - Ryan Exstrom 21 pass from Taleki Mailau (pass failed)
Waim - William Parubrub 22 pass from Rocky Aviguetero (kick failed)
Kail - Rocky Alo 50 run (pass failed)
Waim - Arichie Archuara 24 fumble return (Colby Octavio kick)
Kail - Mailau 1 run (run failed)
Waim - Jessie Sablan 24 run (Octavio kick)
Rushing - Kailua: Mailau 17-58, Rocky Alo 24-174, Billy Winchester 5-20, Keahi Mau 2-47. Waimea: Rocky Aviguetero 6-(minus 15), Jessie Sablan 26-176, ChesleyBarba 5-23, Justin Kinimaka-Aranio 1-(minus 1).
Passing - Kailua: Mailau 10-15-4 for 167 yards. Waimea: Aviguetero 5-10-1 for 56 yards.
Receiving - Kailua: Ryan Exstrom 3-47, Henry Timu 3-49, Winchester 1-18, John Kepa 2-32, Jeff Cummings 1-21. Waimea: Sablan 2-(minus 2), William Parubrub 2-38, Colby Octavio 1-20.
Baldwin 25, Farrington 19:Nolan Wada rushed for two touchdowns and caught one other to lead Maui Interscholastic League champion Baldwin over the Oahu Interscholastic Association's fourth-place team, Farrington, last night at War Memorial Stadium in Kahului.
Wada caught a 19-yard pass from Steven Hafoka to give the Bears a 7-0 lead. With the scored tied 7-7, Wada scored on runs of 1 and 30 yards to give Baldwin a 19-7 lead.
Farrington fought back in the fourth quarter. Trailing 25-7, quarterback Waylon Philpot scored on runs of 1 and 9 yards to close to 25-19. An onside kick failed and Baldwin ran out the clock for the win.
Farrington 7 0 0 12 - 19 Baldwin 7 12 6 0 - 25Bal - Nolan Wada 19 pass from Steven Hafoka (Michael Donahoo kick)
Far - Monty Kuresa 7 run (Taleni Liua kick)
Bal - Wada 1 run (kick failed)
Bal - Wada 30 run (pass failed)
Bal - Huli Rivera 31 pass from Hafoka (run failed)
Far - Waylon Philpot 1 run (pass failed)
Far - Philpot 9 run (kick failed)
Rushing - Farrington: Michael Rabago 4-24, Monty Kuresa 13-61, Waylon Philpot 7-24, Kenneth Gasilos 1-14, Matthew Khan 1-(minus 2), Logan Pau 1-1. Baldwin: Eddie Ferreira 12-96, Nolan Wada 14-63, Steve Hafoka 12-71.
Passing - Farrington: Philpot 11-37-1 for 152 yards. Baldwin: Hafoka 7-20-1 for 103 yards.
Receiving - Farrington: Kuresa 3-26, Davin Oyama 1-6, Kenneth Gasilos 5-100, Shannon Aque 1-18, Micah Alexander 2-2. Baldwin: Wada 3-25, Huli Rivera 4-78.