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Castle quarterback Louis Mansanas Jr. powered for some yardage against Kahuku's defense.




OIA RED

Red Raiders
hold off Knights


St. Louis back in win column
Waimea rides Dizon's record rushing


By Nick Abramo
nabramo@starbulletin.com

Believers in a wide-open Oahu Interscholastic Association football championship race were given a solid jolt of affirmation last night as Kahuku held off a rugged challenge by Castle.

The defending state champion Red Raiders took command with a 14-0 halftime lead, but the Knights rallied in the second half before finally succumbing 20-12 in front of a boisterous homecoming crowd.

"It was an exciting game to watch," said Kahuku coach Siuaki Livai. "They (Castle) kept coming and coming and did a great job against us."

Livai, who light-heartedly described his offensive attack as "conservative, boring and ugly" went to the passing game in the second half. "And a few times it went against us," he said. Livai believes his squad will have to come up with a better passing attack if it wants to successfully defend the OIA title. The Red Raiders (5-1) were victims of a stunning upset by Roosevelt two weeks ago.

Castle's Nelson Maeda was happy with the work of his team defense, but still disappointed with the loss.

"We came into the game with the thought of winning," Maeda said. "And I don't consider this a moral victory just because we kept it close. We went toe to toe with them, but just ran out of time.

"Our defense played really well, especially in the second half. They gave our offense a lot of opportunities, but we couldn't capitalize enough."

Kahuku controlled the ball and the clock in the first half on the running of 5-foot-6, 150-pound Manu Ngatikaura. He's listed as a wide receiver and he's the latest to carry the load in Kahuku's large stable of backs. Ngatikaura finished with 113 yards on 19 carries, but he did most of his damage in the first half, running for 91 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns.

Spencer Hafoka, who lined up as a wide receiver and took a lateral cross-the-field pass from quarterback Waika Carvalho, launched a 40-yard scoring strike to Tali Tolutau for a 20-0 Kahuku lead early in the second half.

The Knights' comeback was helped along by two Red Raider miscues. Brandon Ryder's fumble recovery of a failed Red Raider handoff led to Jared Suzui's 7-yard TD run to make it 20-6.

Castle (3-2) cut the gap to eight points early in the fourth quarter, thanks to a low Kahuku punt snap, forcing the Raiders to lose the ball on downs at their own 15. On the next play, quarterback Jacob Ramos lofted a scoring pass to a leaping Ikaika Ho in the end zone for a 20-12 margin.

But it was the Kahuku defense that saved the victory, stopping the Knights three more times before the final whistle. Castle's best scoring chance came when John Reis intercepted a pass and ran it back 45 yards to Kahuku's 13. The Knights got as far as the 10 with a little less than five minutes left, but Kahuku's Ryan Barenaba dealt the drive-ending blow with a 13-yard sack of Ramos on third down. Ramos' fourth-down pass was picked off by Tu Tui.

Kahuku finished with seven sacks, including two by Barenaba. In the first half, the Raiders dropped Castle starting quarterback Louis Mansanas Jr. behind the line of scrimmage five times.

Castle made a major mistake -- a bad punt snap -- early in the game and it led to Ngatikaura's 15-yard TD scoot for a 7-0 lead two plays later.

Ngatikaura's 35-yard romp late in the first quarter led to his 2-yard score and a 14-0 halftime edge, capping an 85-yard drive.

Farrington 26, Roosevelt 24:The Rough Riders missed out on a chance to clinch a playoff berth as the Governors rebounded from an 18-6 deficit.

Farrington's season is done, and it needs help to make the playoffs.

Matt Bell got the comeback started by scoring on a 15-yard run. He scored the only TD of the third quarter on a 43-yard run.

JayOcol completed the rally with a 55-yard interception return.

Bell finished with 164 yards on 26 carries.

At Roosevelt H.S. Field
Roosevelt (2-4, 3-4) 6 12 0 6 -- 24

Farrington (3-4, 4-4) 6 7 7 6 -- 26

Far -- Paulo Feagai 52 interception return (kick failed).
Roos -- Bryson Borges 1 run (kick failed).
Roos -- Cameron Kimura 69 pass from Borges (run failed).
Roos -- Bryson Borges 8 run (pass failed).
Far -- Matt Bell 15 run (Smith Lafaele kick).
Far -- Bell 43 run (Lafaele kick).
Far -- Jay Ocol 55 interception return (kick failed).
Roos -- Kimura 20 pass from Borges (run failed).

RUSHING -- Farrington: Bell 26-164, Samson Milo 2-4, Justin Waialae 1-(-1), Royce Machado 6-(-17). Roosevelt: Borges 19-73, Mitchell Loo 4-17, Daniel Siracusa 11-39.

PASSING -- Farrington: Machado 4-7-0-86. Roosevelt: Borges 7-18-2-166.

RECEIVING -- Farrington: Dionte Nomaaea 2-64, Alvin Faumui 1-18, Chris Feagaimaalii 1-4. Roosevelt: Loo 2-31, Kimura 4-125, Siracusa 1-10.

Junior varsity -- Roosevelt 21, Farrington 21

OIA WEST RED

Campbell 18, Aiea 15: Mapa Malupo carried the ball 18 times for 177 yards and scored 2 touchdowns as the Sabres overcame an early 15 point deficit to turn back Na Alii and remain in first place in the West Red. Campbell closes out the regular season next week against Waianae, which is a game behind the Sabers.

After giving up two first quarter touchdowns, Campbell's defense held Aiea scoreless the rest of the game.

At Aiea H.S. Field
Campbell (5-1, 0-1) 0 18 0 0 -- 18

Aiea (1-4, 1-5) 15 0 0 0 -- 15

Aiea -- Lawrence Leovao 1 run (Melvin Jungblutt kick).
Aiea -- Leovao 3 run (Cecil Glover pass from Richard Rodrigues).
Cam -- Mapa Malupo 15 run (kick failed).
Cam -- Malupo 87 run (pass failed).
Cam -- Isaac Laupola 8 pass from Jonah Canionero (pass failed).

RUSHING -- Campbell: Malupo 18-177, Shauncey Blaine-Saito 9-27, Romeo Mayrena 5-11, Anthony Dutro 2-45, Daniel Stanton 1-6, Canionero 9-20. Aiea: Leovao 4-10, Jordan Moniz 11-61, Ben Ah Mook Sang , Jonathan Burgos 4-11, Rodrigues 7-4, Samson Chung 6-35.

PASSING -- Campbell: Canionero 6-9-0-94. Aiea: Rodrigues 12-25-1-109.

RECEIVING -- Campbell: Saito 1-4, Prentiss Anderson , Alii Basham 2-16, Stanton, Gino Venti 1-40, Dutro 1-26, Laupola 1-8. Aiea: Jonathan Burgos 3-50, Jeremy Yuen 5-25, Dustin Grace 2-16, Alden Demello 1-13, Jabaez Armodia 1-5.

Junior varsity -- Aiea 28, Campbell 8

Mililani 14, Waianae 10: Billy Barbour scored from 1 yard out with 42 seconds left in the game as the Trojans stunned the Seariders, knocking them out of a tie for first place in the West Red.

Mililani went 70 yards on eight plays in 3:35 to set up the winning touchdown.

Barbor was limited to 31 yards on 16 carries -- but scored two touchdowns, including an 8-yard run in the second quarter.

At Mililani H.S. Field
Waianae (4-1, 5-1) 0 7 3 0 -- 10

Mililani (2-3, 3-3) 0 7 0 7 -- 14

Mil -- Billy Barbour 8 run (Whitney Shimatsu kick) .
Wain -- James Robinson 14 pass from Addison Popa (Kalani Hoopii kick) .
Wain -- Hoopii 21 FG.
Mil -- Barbour 1 run (Shimatsu kick) .

RUSHING -- Waianae: Sautia Lave 9-21, Jared Laa 6-16, Chris Lave 2-12, Chad Rodrigues 6-20, Charles Wills-Aldeguer 2-1, Uilau Faliuga 2-(-1), Addison Popa 4-14. Mililani: Barbour 16-31, Peter Raneses 6-28, Jose Santos 2-(-6), Sean Fujimoto 7-5.

PASSING -- Waianae: Popa 11-22-0-148. Mililani: Fujimoto 10-20-0-189, Barbour 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING -- Waianae: Robinson 4-53, Laa 1-11, Rodrigues 3-50, Daniel Keaulii 1-15, Nathaniel Russell 1-20, S. Lave 1-(-1). Mililani: Barbour 2-48, Nate Adams 5-103, Aran Bisho 1-9, Peter Enomoto-Han 1-8, Jose Santos 1-21.

Junior varsity -- Waianae 40, Mililani 6

Waipahu 32, Radford 20: The Rams scored twice in the first four minutes of the second half to rally from a 32-7 deficit, but couldn't come any closer.

Radford was eliminated from playoff contention with the loss.

Andrew Hale and Travis Atualevao each scored twice for Waipahu.

At Radford H.S. Field
Waipahu (3-3, 4-3) 6 12 14 0 -- 32

Radford (2-5, 2-6) 0 7 13 0 -- 20

Waip -- Howard Howell 41 pass from Austin Benito (kick failed).
Rad -- Jeremy Hoover 5 run (Samuela Manoa kick).
Waip -- Travis Atualevao 15 run (run failed).
Waip -- Atualevao 24 pass from Val Ventura (kick failed).
Waip -- Andrew Hale 33 run(Howell kick).
Waip -- Hale 2 run (Howell kick).
Rad -- Phillip Elisara 24 fumble return (Manoa kick).
Rad -- Hoover 6 run (pass failed).

RUSHING -- Waipahu: Andrew Hale 12-69, Sandy Bishop 7-56, Val Ventura 9-15, Atualevao 2-13 . Radford: Jeremy Hoover 13-70, James Armstrong 7-18, Adrian Ragadio 1-(-3), Stephan Baughn 8-(-27), Rodrick Price 1-(-3).

PASSING --Waipahu: Ventura 7-12-0-80, Austen Benito 1-10-41 . Radford: Baughn 9-18-1-137, Manoa 1-1-0-(-6) .

RECEIVING -- Waipahu: Howell 1-41, Hale 3-9, Braddon Varde 1-38, Atualevao 3-33. Radford: Adrian Ragadio 1-12, Hoover 4-74, Jose Perez 3-2, Manoa 2-33, .

Junior varsity -- Waipahu 34, Radford 6

OIA RED STANDINGS

EAST RED W L T PF PA

Kailua 5 0 0 211 32

Kahuku 5 1 0 147 74

Castle 3 3 0 86 86

McKinley 3 2 0 142 84

Farrington 3 4 0 149 158

Roosevelt 2 4 0 87 138

Kalaheo 0 6 0 6 197

WEST RED W L T PF PA

Campbell 5 1 0 181 131

Waianae 4 2 0 97 64

Leilehua 3 3 0 151 127

Mililani 3 3 0 86 90

Waipahu 3 3 0 106 102

Radford 2 5 0 96 203

Aiea 1 5 0 90 138



OIA WHITE STANDINGS


W L T PF PA

Kaimuki 5 1 0 135 74

Nanakuli 5 1 0 185 109

Pearl City 4 2 0 152 93

Kapolei 3 2 0 127 56

Kaiser 3 2 0 109 82

Waialua 2 4 0 59 142

Kalani 0 5 0 22 127

Moanalua 0 5 0 62 188



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