Saturday, September 2, 2000
Fo sparksKamehameha quarterback Jon Fo is like one of those great actors who can adapt a script to his own talents.
The senior quarterback had
214 yards of offense in a
34-14 win over Iolani
Punahou 35, Pac-five 6
By Dave Reardon
The director doesn't always like it at first, but everyone usually ends up happy in the end.
Warriors coach Kanani Souza had no complaints after Kamehameha opened its Interscholastic League of Honolulu football season with a 34-14 victory over Iolani last night at Aloha Stadium.
Punahou topped Pac-Five, 35-6, in the first game.
"Jon's a key to what we will do this year," Souza said of Fo, who was at the controls when Kamehameha beat nationally ranked St. Louis last year. "He's the kind of player that can make any play-calling look good."
Fo was at his improv best on several scrambles, including a scintillating 60-yard run in the first quarter. It didn't end with a touchdown or set up a score, but it gave the Raiders one more weapon to think about from the vast Warrior arsenal.
Kamehameha jumped to a 14-0 lead as Kalena Hookano scored two of his three rushing touchdowns, and it looked like the big, fast and deep Warriors might blow out the small and short-rostered Raiders.
But Iolani quarterback Kila Ka'aihue began to find his receivers, and the Raiders scored twice within the space of 42 seconds in the second quarter, thanks to a fumble caused by Ryan Hanneman and recovered by Donny Mateaki.
ILHKamehameha 34, Iolani 14
Punahou 35, Pac-Five 6
OIAKahuku 60, Kaimuki 18
Aiea 16, Waipahu 6
Castle 60, Kalaheo 21
Pearl City 28, Radford 22
Kaiser 39, Waialua 20
Leilehua 2, Roosevelt 0
After Teo Bennett's 1-yard touchdown run and Ka'aihue's 11-yard scoring pass to Jay Marcouiller, the game was tied at 14 with 2:23 to go before halftime.
But then Fo scrambled for 19 yards to the Iolani 42. Two plays later he avoided a Raider blitz and found Kainoa Spencer 32 yards downfield in the end zone. Kamehameha took the lead and the momentum into halftime.
Dan Lorenzo -- who was also part of a strong Warrior defense that held Iolani to 6 yards total rushing -- blocked a third-quarter punt and recovered the ball behind the goal line. That gave Kamehameha a 28-14 lead at 9:53 of the third.
Hookena's final TD, with 5:14 left in the game, iced it.
For much of the night, the Warriors' worst enemy was themselves -- or, depending on how you look at it, the officials. Kamehameha was flagged 19 times for 157 penalty yards.
"We've got to look at the film," Souza said. "Maybe they're all legit. If they're legit or not, we've got to eliminate them. We've got a lot of work to do."
So does Iolani.
The Raiders play St. Louis (which opened with Damien today) on Friday in an Aloha Stadium tripleheader. Kamehameha meets Pac-Five and Punahou plays Damien.
Kamehameha (1-0, 2-0) 7 13 8 6--34 Iolani (0-1, 1-2) 0 14 0 0--14
Kam--Kalena Hookano 10 run (Kaui Arakaki kick)
Kam--Hookano 18 run (Arakaki kick)
Iol--Teo Bennett 1 run (Duke Hashimoto kick)
Iol--Jay Marcouiller 11 pass from Kila Ka'aihue (Hashimoto kick)
Kam--Kainoa Spencer 32 pass from Jon Fo (kick failed)
Kam--Dan Lorenzo recovered blocked punt in end zone (Fo run)
Kam--Hookano 1 run (kick failed)
Rushing--Kam: Hookano 14-75, Fo 11-75, Kiley Loo 7-31, James Yates 1-3, Shane Briones 3-12, Keola Marks 2-8. Iol: Bennett 14-17, Blake Wong 4-14, Ka'aihue 5-(-17), Justin McClain 4-11, Team 1-(-19).
Passing--Kam: Fo 12-19-0 for 139 yards. Iol: Ka'aihue 14-38-0 for 180 yards.
Receiving--Kam: Keoni Ruth 4-23, Kolo Kapanui 1-6, James Yates 5-71, Kainoa Spencer 1-32, Kealoha Ko 1-7. Iol:Robert Mageo 3-33, Jay Marcouiller 3-52, Leroy Nicolas 4-33, Ikaika Goo 4-62.
PUNAHOU 35, PAC-FIVE 6:Quarterback Todd LaFountaine rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns, including a spectacular 33-yard jaunt in the second quarter.
The Wolfpack's sophomore quarterback McShane Dator misfired on his first nine passes, but settled down and completed six of his last eight, including one for Pac-Five's lone score.
Punahou (1-0, 1-1) 7 14 7 7--35 Pac-Five (0-1, 0-3) 0 6 0 0--6
Pun--Nainoa Kuna 9 run (Darren Lee kick)
Pun--Todd LaFountaine 33 run (Lee kick)
Pun--LaFountaine 14 run (Lee kick)
Pac--Matthew Freidman 17 pass from McShane Dator (kick failed)
Pun--Kuna 21 run (Lee kick)
Pun--LaFountaine 12 run (Lee kick)
Rushing--Pun: LaFountaine 23-200, David Weick 17-161, Kuna 10-64, Tomatoa Hackney 3-14, Jonathan Kim 1-(-2), Jason Sakata 3-12. Pac: Chayson Seneca 17-83, Kenny Torres 2-(-4), Dator 6(-18), Matthew Inouye 2-7.
Passing--Pun: LaFountaine 3-10-0 for 15 yards. Pac: Dator 6-1 7-1 for 83 yards; Inouye 2-6-0 for 11 yards.
Receiving--Pun: Weick 2-7, Kim 1-8. Pac: Torres 3-43, Freidman 3-18, Brian Wilkinson 2-33.