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Prep Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, August 26, 2000

Farrington rallies
and holds off Aiea

Castle romps

By Ed Kalama
Special to the Star-Bulletin

In a game dedicated to the pass, it came down to the talented toe of Aiea kicker Ben Villaflor.

Villaflor's 39-yard effort as time expired sailed just left of the goalpost as Farrington held on for a 13-12 victory in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red opener for both clubs last night.

"We knew we were in for a dogfight when we came down here," Farrington coach Harold Tanaka said. "Aiea plays real good defense. We've coached against them for the last six or seven years and every game ends like this."

Although the contest featured two run-and-shoot offenses, Aiea's defense staked Na Alii to a 12-0 halftime lead.

A blocked punt by Aiea's Jason Camarillo was scooped up by teammate Michael Jaber for the game's first score.

Aiea linebacker Imo Va'a then stepped in front of a pass from Governor quarterback Gilbert Sa and returned it 95 yards for an apparent touchdown. The return was nullified by a clipping penalty, but the play eventually led to another Aiea score.

But with Sa, a 5-foot-10, 155 pound junior, taking charge, Farrington's run-and-shoot fortunes changed in the second half. Showing an ability to consistently hit 15- to 20-yard strikes, Sa camped behind fine offensive line blocking and directed the Governors on two long drives for second-half touchdowns.

Farrington slotback Micah Alexander was nearly unstoppable as a receiver, making 10 catches for 187 yards. Sa finished with 23 completions on 45 attempts for 301 yards.

"Sa led us on some great drives but there were a couple reads he made in the first half that hurt us with interceptions," Tanaka said. "We might have put the game away earlier, but hey, that's football."

Tanaka said he's been studying the run-and-shoot, with help from University of Hawaii coach June Jones, for two seasons now. "Our kids have been doing it for two years, so hopefully we're beginning to see some dividends out of it," he said. "Defense has done a solid job for us."

Said Aiea coach Wendell Say of his team's defense: "They've always kept us in the game. But they can't stay on the field the whole time."

Say said he remains a fan of Villaflor, who barely missed a 40-yard attempt in the first half. "We've got a great kicker in Benji. We'll continue to try and put points on the board with him."

Tanaka was obviously relieved.

"Villaflor is a hell of a kicker," he said. "He's got a leg of 50 yards. They had the field position on us and we were just at their mercy."

Farrington0 0 7 6--13
Aiea6 6 0 0--12

Scoring summary

Aiea--Michael Jaber 2 return of blocked punt (kick failed).
Aiea--Reuben Medeiros 4 run (pass failed)
Far--Michael Rabago 1 run (Honolulu Mika kick)
Far--Rababo 3 pass from Gilbert Sa (pass failed)

Individual statistics

Rushing--Far: Rabago 9-16, Richard Udani 1-3 Paul Laga 1-2 Sa 5-(-5). Aiea: Faasalele Neemia Jr. 9-3, Medeiros 5-1.
Passing--Far: Sa 23-45-2 for 301 yards. Aiea: Olaivar 18-33-0 for 218 yards.
Receiving--Far: Micah Alexander 10-187, Warren Gaspar 3-44, Kalani Lautele 4-12 Chad Mock 3-37, Roger Uganiza 2-18, Rabago 1-3. Aiea: Omar Tucker 7-98, Neemia 4-15, Lole Laolagi 3-50, Chris Antonio 3-39, Jeremy Yuen 1-16.
Junior varsity--Farrington 28, Aiea 7.

Segovia rushes
for 206 yards
as Castle romps

Star-Bulletin staff

Castle's Kaleo Segovia ran all over Nanakuli and Treston Kaneao returned the game's opening kickoff for a touchdown as the host Knights beat the Golden Hawks, 38-7, in one of six Oahu Interscholastic Association season-openers last night.

The 5-foot-9, 160-pound Segovia rushed for 206 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries.

He made the most of a broken play in the second quarter when he bolted for a 78-yard score on a botched punt attempt.

Kapena Keopuhiwa scored for Nanakuli with under a minute left to break up the shutout.

Nanakuli0 0 0 7-- 7
Castle21 7 7 3--38

Scoring summary

Cas--Treston Kaneao 87 kickoff return (Nolan Miranda kick)
Cas--Joel Botelho 6 run (Miranda kick)
Cas--Kaleo Segovia 51 run (Miranda kick)
Cas--Ikaika Ho 29 pass from Botelho (Miranda kick)
Cas--Segovia 78 run (Miranda kick)
Cas--FG Miranda 26
Nan--Kapena Keopuhiwa 1 run (kick good)

Individual statistics

Rushing--Nan: Willis Yin 8-39, Keopuhiwa 14-46, Lester Meyers 8-59, Kaleo Enos 2-23. Cas: Segovia 8-206, Botelho 5-12, Pono Kon 1-3, Blake Ramos 2-9, Kaneao 1-(-2), Keha Ho 1-(-1), Jared Prestidge 1-(-2).
Passing--Nan: Keopuhiwa 0-8-0 for 0 yards. Cas: Botelho 11-17-0 for 88 yards.
Receiving--Nan: none. Cas: K. Ho 2-5, Kon 1-9, Kaneoa 1-17, Segovia 2-15, Miranda 3-14, I. Ho 2-28.

NO. 6 MILILANI29, ROOSEVELT 0: Defense dominated for the Trojans against the host Rough Riders.

"The defense put our offense in good position all night," Mililani coach James Millwood said.

Mililani limited Roosevelt to just 25 rushing yards on 20 carries, picked off three passes and posted a safety.

Trojans middle linebacker Kekoa Ferreira had a huge game, including a 43-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Mililani piled up nearly 200 yards in penalties.

Mililani7 7 0 15--29
Roosevelt0 0 0 0-- 0

Scoring summary

Mil--Edgar Castillo 19 pass from Kali French (Vance Harris kick)
Mil--Kekoa Ferreira 43 interception return(Harris kick)
Mil--Brian Daniels 14 run (Harris kick)
Mil--Daniels 3 run (kick failed)
Mil--Safety, Kealii Oleole tackled in end zone.

Individual statistics

Rushing--Mil: Daniels 17-56, Kepa Morris 5-48, French 6-1, Thompson Ah Loo 1-0. Roos: Kailio Coelho 10-24, Corey Higa 7-21, Joey Shimabuku 2-4, Oleole 1-(-14).
Passing--Mil: French 8-21-1 for 124 yards. Roos: Higa 12-25-3 for 116 yards.
Receiving--Mil: Jose Santos 2-51, Edgar Castillo 3-29, Morris 2-40, Daniels 1-29, Kris Souza 1-16, Ah Loo 1-10, Jordan I 1-4. Roos: Jerry Perreira 6-54, Jonathan Higa 2-35, Patrick Machado 1-16, Shawn Francis 1-2, Matthew Terakina 2-19, Coelho 1-0, Eric Kobayashi 1-(-4).
Junior varsity--Roosevelt 18, Mililani 8.

NO. 3 KAHUKU 62, LEILEHUA 0: Kahuku scored nine touchdowns in a rout over Leilehua, but Savannah Sabido scored the most historic points of the game.

The junior became the first girl to play varsity football for Kahuku, kicking four point-after-touchdowns in the second quarter.

Muliwai Pula scored four times for Kahuku, and the Raiders' defense forced five turnovers.

Leilehua0 0 0 0-- 0
Kahuku28 28 6 0--62

Scoring summary

Kah--Muliwai Pula 24 pass from Inoke Funaki (kick failed).
Kah--Douglas Hiu 12 fumble return (Bryson Au run)
Kah--Pula 32 pass from Funaki (Solomon Lee kick).
Kah--Pula run 19 (Lee kick).
Kah--Pula 6 run (Savannah Sabido kick)
Kah--Marcus Salanoa 8 run 8 (Sabido kick)
Kah--Kealoha Kaio 57 interceptionreturn (Sabido kick)
Kah--Funaki 27 run (Sabido kick)
Kah--Ferron Fonoimoana15 run (kick failed)

Individual statistics

Not available.

MOANALUA 25, PEARL CITY 7: Moanalua's Jimmy Strombach connected with fullback Jeremy Kam for two long touchdowns. Kam also had a rushing touchdown.

Tae Kim had 10 unassisted tackles for Moanalua.

Pearl City0 0 7 0-- 7
Moanalua7 12 0 6--25

Scoring summary

Moan--Jeremy Kam 54 pass from Jimmy Strombach (Robert Theriault kick).
Moan--Kam 83 pass from Strombach (kick failed).
Moan--Kam 1 run (converson failed).
PC--Scott Higa 80 run (kick good).
Moan--Noah Palmerton 1 run (kick failed).

Individual statistics

Rushing--PC: Higa 4-89, Michael Adams 2-20, Kiko Riego de Dios 14-2, Eric Asuncion 1-3, Kaipo Moniz 4-19. Moan: Lowen Rudolfo 3-25, Strombach 11-43, Kam 7-42, Palmerton 8-36, Jon Bareng 9-63, Jonathan Bren 1-0.
Passing--PC: Adams 1-3-1 for 45 yards; Riego de Dios 1-7-0 for 10 yards. Moan: Strombach 10-14-2 for 272 yards.
Receiving--PC: Ty Jarrett 2-55. Moan--Theriault 1-40, Silva 1-13, Kam 2-137, Steven Green 1-7, Bareng 1-15, Tae Kim 1-40, Palmerton 1-10, Amo Togiai 1-10.
Junior varsity--Moanalua 19, Pearl City 16.

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