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Saturday, September 21, 2002


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Kamehameha routs
Punahou


Game stats / Standings


By Jason Kaneshiro
jkaneshiro@starbulletin.com

Kamehameha scraped off the rust of a two-week break to overwhelm Punahou 50-7 in the Warriors' Interscholastic League of Honolulu opener last night at Aloha Stadium.

Josh Vierra racked up 178 yards receiving and scored three touchdowns as Kamehameha worked through some early rough spots to claim a lopsided win over the Buffanblu.

Caleb Spencer completed 13 of 27 passes for 312 yards and four scores and the Kamehameha defense registered two second-half touchdowns in the rout. Junior running back Travis Beyer contributed 131 rushing yards and a touchdown.

"We did a lot of good things, we just have to play a little more error-free," Kamehameha coach Kanani Souza said. "We had so many big plays called back, if we continued to do that we would have been in big trouble.

"Fortunately toward the end of the first half we got some kind of rhythm going."

Kamehameha took control in the first half, racking up 420 yards to Punahou's 127.

Vierra did most of his damage before halftime, snagging five Spencer passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns.

Kamehameha scored on its second possession of the game when Vierra took a screen pass and outran the Punahou defense 49 yards to the end zone. Kahe Santos took the direct snap on the point after and ran it in for the 2-point conversion.

Punahou responded with a four-play drive covering 50 yards, capped by Jason Sakata's 4-yard sweep around the left side.

But Kamehameha regained control with Beyer's 2-yard run. Spencer and Vierra hooked up twice more in the second quarter on touchdown passes of 48 and 14 yards.

The Warriors struck again on their second offensive play of the second half as Spencer hit Keoni Ruth for a 61-yard touchdown pass. Kamehameha scored 17 seconds later when Asti Merino picked off a Kevin Cronin toss and raced 35 yards for a touchdown.

Defensive lineman Karl Noa contributed another score early in the fourth quarter, scooping up a Cronin fumble and returning it 37 yards.

The game was played with a running clock from the 9:12 mark of the third quarter due to the 35-point mercy rule.


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At Aloha Stadium

Kamehameha (1-0, 6-0) 15 14 14 7 -- 50

Punahou (0-2, 2-2) 7 0 0 0 -- 7

Kam--Josh Vierra 49 pass from Caleb Spencer (Kahe Santos run)
Pun--Jason Sakata 4 run (Tamatoa Hackney kick)
Kam--Travis Beyer 2 run (Kepa Gaison kick)
Kam--Vierra 48 pass from Spencer (Gaison kick)
Kam--Vierra 14 pass from Spencer (Gaison kick)
Kam--Keoni Ruth 61 pass from Spencer (Gaison kick)
Kam--Asti Merino 35 interception return (Gaison kick)
Kam--Karl Noa 37 fumble return (Gaison kick)

RUSHING -- Kamehameha: Beyer 13-131, Santos 1-7, Spencer 4-68, Samson Castillo 2-4, Chase Kaanoi 2-12, Adam Picadura 1-(-4), Brenden Uyehara 1-11, TJ Kuahine 1-(-1). Punahou: Sakata 1-4, Tamatoa Hackney 6-9, Drew Monahan 8-50, Robert Miller 5-15, Kevin Cronin 2-(-4).

PASSING -- Kamehameha: Spencer 13-27-0-312, Kawai Akina 1-3-0-21. Punahou: Monahan 11-21-0-136, Sakata 0-1-0-0, Kevin Cronin 1-3-1-4.

RECEIVING -- Kamehameha: Vierra 6-178, Beyer 3-35, Ruth 3-73, Waika Spencer 1-26, James Hardy 1-21. Punahou: Stan Fisher 4-42, Sakata 2-16, Christopher Duncan 3-67, Micah Strickland 1-9, Hackney 1-2, Kainoa Higgins 1-4.

Att: 3,751

Iolani 35, Pac-Five 27: Raynold Stowers rushed for 261 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Raiders past the Wolfpack.

Stowers' scoring runs of 35, 33, 34 and 11 yards overshadowed a three-touchdown performance by Pac-Five's Ryan Leong.

Iolani broke a 14-14 tie on Robert Mageo's 14-yard touchdown pass to Tony Suetsugu late in the first half and broke the game open on Stowers' third and fourth touchdown runs early in the fourth quarter.

Pac-Five battled back to cut into the deficit, but simply ran out of time. The game ended with Travis Tyler hauling in a McShane Dator pass for a 21-yard score with no time left.



At Aloha Stadium

Iolani (2-0, 4-0) 14 7 0 14 -- 35

Pac-Five (0-1, 1-3) 14 0 0 13 -- 27

Pac--Ryan Leong 5 run (Darci Hata kick)
Iol--Raynold Stowers 35 run (Jason Keanini kick)
Iol--Stowers 33 run (Keanini kick)
Pac--Leong 2 run (Hata kick)
Iol--Tony Suetsugu 14 pass from Robert Mageo (Keanini kick)
Iol--Stowers 34 run (Keanini kick)
Iol--Stowers 11 run (Keanini kick)
Pac--Leong 4 run (Hata kick)
Pac--Travis Tyler 21 pass from McShane Dator

RUSHING -- Iolani: Stowers 23-261, Mageo 14-19, Kelly Teramoto 11-36. Pac-Five: Leong 11-72, Gyles Lawrence 6-43, Dator 10-26, Ryan Urabe 1-(-5).

PASSING -- Iolani: Mageo 6-20-0-101. Pac-Five: Dator 17-39-1-202.

RECEIVING -- Iolani: Karl Motoyama 1-25, Michael Alices 1-17, Stowers 1-16, Matt Choy 1-15, Lee Korenaga 1-14, Suetsugu 1-14. Pac-Five: Ryan Urabe 5-87, Paul Kaohu-Nishimura 4-46, Leong 4-41, Travis Tyler 4-28.



Standings

DIVISION I W L T PF PA

St. Louis 1 0 0 49 0

Kamehameha 1 0 0 50 7

Punahou 0 2 0 7 99

DIVISION II W L T PF PA

Iolani 2 0 0 51 27

Pac-Five 0 1 0 27 35

Damien 0 1 0 0 16

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