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Sunday, October 6, 2002


[ HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ]

Sebay’s late touchdown
the difference for Knights


Scores


By Jason Kaneshiro
jkaneshiro@starbulletin.com

Castle used superior quickness to overcome its size disadvantage and score a 26-22 win over McKinley in an Oahu Interscholastic Association football game last night at Roosevelt Stadium.

Jacob Ramos passed for a score and ran for another to lead Castle to the win. Kawika Sebay scored the winning touchdown with 5:56 left in the game for Castle.

The Castle defense did its part by splitting gaps in McKinley's beefy line to contain the Tigers' offense.

"Castle's defense is terrific," McKinley coach David Tanuvasa said. "They're not big, but they really move to the ball."

Both teams are now 3-2 in the OIA East Red Conference.

The game was delayed early in the fourth quarter when McKinley offensive lineman Brandon Tatupu was injured and taken from the field in an ambulance.

Tanuvasa said Tatupu experienced numbness on the left side of his body and was taken to Kaiser Medical Center. Details on his condition were not available immediately after the game, but Tanuvasa said Tatupu started to get some feeling back on the field.

Castle stunned McKinley on the third play of the game to take the early lead as Knights linebacker Blaze Soares stepped in front of an Abel Werner pass and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown. Jared Suzui ran in the 2-point conversion to give Castle an 8-0 lead.

McKinley struck back early in the second quarter on Michael Vasconcellos' 9-yard scoring run. The Tigers then took a 12-8 lead when Werner connected with Isaiah Iaea for an 84-yard touchdown pass.

After the Tigers missed a field goal on their next possession, Castle quarterback Ramos faked the handoff to Sebay and ran around the left side for an 80-yard touchdown run to give the Knights a 14-12 lead at halftime.

McKinley took the lead in the third quarter on John Mai's 23-yard field goal, and extended it on Vasconcellos' second touchdown run.

Tatupu lay motionless in the end zone after the play and the game was delayed for about 20 minutes while the 6-foot-3, 365-pound lineman was strapped to a stretcher and taken from the field in an ambulance.

Castle cut its deficit to 22-20 on Ramos' 28-yard pass to Suzui. The Knights then took advantage of a miscue on a McKinley punt to take the lead for good.

After McKinley punter Lakopo Taumua fell on a bad snap at the Tigers' 38, Castle took three plays to score the winning touchdown, a 1-yard plunge by Sebay.

McKinley drove to the Castle 14 on its final drive, but Werner's fourth-down pass fell incomplete to seal the win for Castle.

At Roosevelt H.S. field
Castle (3-2, 3-3) 8 6 0 12 -- 26

McKinley (3-2, 4-2) 0 12 3 7 -- 22

Cas--Blaze Soares 19 interception return (Jared Suzui run)
McK--Michael Vasconcellos 9 run (pass failed)
McK--Isaiah Iaea 84 pass from Abel Werner (run failed)
Cas--Jacob Ramos 80 run (kick blocked)
McK--FG John Mai 23
McK--Vasconcellos 1 run (Mai kick)
Cas--Suzui 28 pass from Ramos (run failed)
Cas--Kawika Sebay 1 run (run failed)

RUSHING -- Castle: Sebay 16-46, Ramos 10-82, Suzui 2-10, Emil Kruse 2-2, Ikaika Ho 1-1. McKinley: Vasconcellos 21-64, Werner 9-(-17), Joshua Bumanglag 3-3, Quinton Sayers 3-14, Iakopo Taumua 1-(-10).

PASSING -- Castle: Ramos 9-14-1-108. McKinley: Werner 15-30-1-258.

RECEIVING -- Castle: Suzui 6-80, Ernesto Lopez 1-9, Soares 1-13, Ethan Gonsalves 1-6. McKinley: Iaea 5-182, Bumanglag 3-8, Iama Lauvao 6-62, Taumua 1-6.

Junior varsity -- McKinley 35, Castle 14

Waianae 17, Radford 0: Joe Lave scored on runs of 2 and 56 yards as the Seariders blanked the Rams.

Waianae has allowed just six points over the last two games. The Rams were limited to 19 yards on the ground on 28 carries and 56 total yards.

Lave finished with 140 of Waianae's 215 yards on the ground.

The Seariders are tied with Campbell for first place in the West Red at 4-1.

At Waianae H.S. Field

Radford (2-4, 2-5) 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Waianae (4-1, 5-1) 7 0 7 3 -- 17

Wain -- Joe Lave 2 run (Kalani Hoopii kick)
Wain -- J. Lave 56 run (Hoopii kick)
Wain -- FG Hoopii 45

RUSHING -- Radford: Jeremy Hoover 11-35, Stephen Baughn 8-(-17), Lino Kakiva 9-1. Waianae: J. Lave 17-140, Chris Lave 4-15, Charles Wills-Aldeguer 1-6, Chevy Teves 3-29, Maka Tanele 1-7, Faanoa Tuifao 1-0, Roman I 1-(-3), Uilau Faliuga 1-3, Bryson Monterde 2-1, Addison Popa 6-17.

PASSING -- Radford: Baughn 7-20-2-37. Waianae: Faliuga 0-1-0-0, Popa 6-16-46.

RECEIVING -- Radford: Raymond Burciaga 1-10, Hoover 2-7, Adrian Ragadio 2-13, Jose Perez 1-7. Waianae: Dillon Guzman 2-16, Hoopii 1-15, J. Lave 3-15.


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Scores

FRIDAY

OIA East Red
Kahuku 35, Farrington 7
Kailua 49, Kalaheo 0

OIA West Red
Campbell 42, Leilehua 28
Aiea 16, Mililani 13

OIA White
Kaiser 17, Kalani 0
Kapolei 38, Moanalua 7
Nanakuli 28, Pearl City 14
Kaimuki 14, Waialua 7

BIIF

Konawaena 32, Waiakea 12
Hilo at Honokaa, not reported

KIF
Waimea 7, Kauai 0

YESTERDAY

OIA East Red
Castle 26, McKinley 22
OIA West Red
Waianae 17, Radford 0
BIIF

Kohala at Hawaii Prep, not reported
Kealakehe at Keaau, not reported


Standings

OIA RED

EAST W L T PF PA

Kailua 5 0 0 211 32

Kahuku 4 1 0 127 62

Castle 3 2 0 74 66

McKinley 3 2 0 142 84

Roosevelt 2 3 0 63 112

Farrington 2 4 0 123 134

Kalaheo 0 6 0 6 197

WEST W L T PF PA

Campbell 4 1 0 163 116

Waianae 4 1 0 87 50

Leilehua 3 3 0 151 127

Mililani 2 3 0 72 80

Waipahu 2 3 0 74 82

Radford 2 4 0 76 171

Aiea 1 4 0 75 120

OIA WHITE


W L T PF PA

Kaimuki 4 1 0 104 53

Nanakuli 4 1 0 168 102

Pearl City 4 1 0 131 62

Kaiser 3 2 0 109 82

Kapolei 3 2 0 127 56

Waialua 2 3 0 52 125

Kalani 0 5 0 22 127

Moanalua 0 5 0 62 188

KIF


W L T PF PA

Waimea 3 0 0 70 26

Kauai 1 2 0 48 62

Kapaa 0 2 0 27 57



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