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Saturday, September 7, 2002


[ HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ]



Kailua offense
roughs up Roosevelt

Lave carries Waianae to victory
Iolani lights up Edison late
Prep team standings


By Marc Dixon
mdixon@starbulletin.com

Although Halloween is a little less than two months away, the Kailua Surfriders are already masquerading -- as the St. Louis Rams.

As an encore to last week's offensive outburst against Campbell, Kailua used an impressive attack to hang 54 points on the Roosevelt Rough Riders last night at Kailua High School, winning the OIA contest 54-0.

"Last year our wideouts were a little young and our backs were experienced," said Kailua coach Darren Johnson. "This year we're experienced in both passing and running and can attack both ways."

Balanced and deadly, by halftime the Kailua offense had already established a 100-yard rusher in Bronson Kamaka and a 100-yard receiver in Brad Ching. Quarterback Ranson Kepa chimed in with a 14-for-21, 242-yard first half that included two touchdown passes. He also rushed for two more scores, en route to a 40-0 halftime lead.

In the second half, the Surfrider starters took a rest as the backups added on the game's final points. Sophomore backup Kekoa Sua-Brown carried the load, rushing 16 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns.

"He's a good, young player," Johnson said. "We try to move him around and get him the ball in different spots."

Led by Larry Martin, Jermaine Hisatake and Eddie Campbell, who all registered sacks, the Surfrider defense did its part shutting down the Roosevelt attack. The Roughriders only advanced the ball twice into Kailua territory and never threatened.

After its first two games, Kailua prepares for the tougher part of the schedule as the Surfriders meet Farrington next.

"We've cut down on our penalties and looking forward to the challenge," Johnson said.

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