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Monday, October 14, 2002


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Kailua plays keep away
to stay unbeaten in OIA


Standings


By Marc Dixon
mdixon@starbulletin.com

After watching McKinley quarterback Abel Werner complete 10 of 12 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown in the first half of Saturday's OIA Red matchup at Roosevelt Stadium, Kailua coach Darren Johnson caught on to the fact that Werner with the ball is a dangerous combination.

So in the second half, Kailua proceeded to give it to McKinley by not giving Werner the ball.

The strategy worked as the Surfriders outscored the Tigers 21-6 in the second half and won going away, 42-22.

"The idea is to try to keep the other offense off the field, we wanted to control the ball and we wanted to have more touches for us in the second half," said Johnson.

Twice in the second half, Kailua's kicker drilled a line-drive kickoff off the legs of the McKinley up-men. Both kicks were recovered by Kailua, giving the Surfriders excellent field position and, more importantly, keeping the football out of Werner's hands.

Consequently, the Tigers' offense didn't get their first possession of the second half until 7:19 was left in the third quarter. Their second possession didn't happen until there was 11:09 left in the game.

Counting their last possession of the first half, the Surfriders went on a four-touchdown, 28-point tear that turned a 14-16 deficit into a 42-16 lead.

Brad Ching started the barrage by catching a 42-yard touchdown pass from Ranson Kepa on a fly pattern 45 seconds before halftime.

Kailua's last points occurred with 11:09 left in the game when Kealii Kalahiki ran in from 3 yards out. In between, running back Nate Leaver scored twice.

"Kalahiki and Leaver are two guys who have battled injuries this year," said Johnson. "Those are two guys who will run hard and that's all we ask of them."

Despite sharing the backfield with Brandon Kaman, Leaver finished the night with 206 yards on 21 carries, while Kalahiki provided excitement with every punt and kick return. Kalahiki's first three returns netted 134 yards. Wide receiver Ching also had a big game offensively, catching 4 passes for 111 yards.

Leaver benefited from great downfield assistance from his wide receivers. On the first play of the second half, Leaver broke free for a 54-yard run, getting an extra 20 yards after a David Kahenui block. Leaver returned the favor on Kahenui's 55-yard reverse two series later.

"We work on that real hard in practice, try to cover every base of the game," said Johnson. "We tell them if you don't block downfield it'll be harder to get open because the defense won't respect you as much."

Kailua remains unbeaten and will meet two-time state champion Kahuku next in a game Saturday that should decide which team is the OIA's best.

"We'll be working on two things this week," said Johnson. "Fundamentals and discipline, we'll be ready."

At Roosevelt H.S. Field
McKinley (3-3, 4-3) 7 9 0 6 -- 22

Kailua (6-0, 7-0) 7 14 14 7 -- 42

McK-- Quinton Sayers 37 interception return (John Mai kick)
Kail -- Nathan Leaver 1 run (Michael Fakaba kick)
Kail -- Ranson Kepa 1 run (Fakaba kick)
McK-- Joshua Bumanglag 30 pass from Abel Werner (kick failed)
McK-- Mai 18 FG
Kail -- Brad Ching 42 pass from Kepa (Fakaba kick)
Kail -- Leaver 16 run (Fakaba kick)
Kail -- Leaver 5 run (Fakaba kick)
Kail -- Kealii Kalahiki 4 run (Dylan Linkner kick) McK-- Isaiah Iaea 62 pass from Werner (pass failed)

RUSHING -- McKinley: Michael Vasconcellos 3-12, Abel Werner 12-0, Jacob Talamua 1-0. Kailua: Kalahiki 1-4, David Kaihenui 1-56, Bronson Kamaka 21-67, Kepa 4-(-12), Leaver 22-217.

PASSING --McKinley: Werner 20-30-0-265. Kailua: Kepa 11-22-2-192.

RECEIVING -- McKinley: Iaea 5-104, Iama Lauvao 5-89, Iakopo Taumua 1-24, Anapuni Coleman 1-17, Vasconcellos 4-13, Bumanglag 4-18. Kailua: Kalahiki 1-12, Kekoa Sua 2-22, David Kaihenui 4-42, Ching 4-116.

Junior varsity -- Kailua 36, McKinley 21

At War Memorial Stadium
Baldwin 0 7 7 14 -- 28

St. Anthony 6 13 0 0 -- 19

StA -- Kai Rozet 6 run (kick failed)
StA -- Rozet 3 run (Makaio English kick)
Bald -- J.J. Eno 42 pass from Michael Donahoo (Eno kick)
StA -- Clinton Carvalho 34 pass from Daniel Parker (pass failed)
Bald -- Akamu Aki 37 pass from Donahoo (Eno kick)
Bald -- Kahi Alves 77 pass interception return (Eno kick)
Bald -- Aki 50 pass from Donahoo (Eno kick)

RUSHING -- St. Anthony: Kai Rozet 13-36, J.J. Pacheco 1-(-6), Daniel Parker 18-(-11). Baldwin: Waylen Costa 11-46, Michael Aperto 4-44, Reid Kaya 1-(-1), Michael Donahoo 5-(-20).

PASSING -- St. Anthony: Daniel Parker 19-41-2-268, Makaio English 0-1-0-0. Baldwin: Michael Donahoo 13-23-1-247.

RECEIVING -- St. Anthony: Clinton Carvalho 10-155, Kai Rozet 2-33, Panfilo Bascar 4-32, Buddy Nobriga 1-28, J.J. Pacheco 1-11, Jamaal Rivers 1-9. Baldwin: Akamu Aki 4-116, J.J. Eno 4-75, Reid Kaya 1-26, Gered Mochizuki 2-13, Trenson Himalaya 2-17.

Junior varsity -- Baldwin 45, St. Anthony 6


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Standings

OIA EAST RED


W L T PF PA

Kailua 6 0 0 253 54

Kahuku 5 1 0 147 74

Castle 3 3 0 86 86

McKinley 3 3 0 164 126

Farrington 3 4 0 149 158

Roosevelt 2 4 0 87 138

Kalaheo 0 6 0 6 197

Friday
Kahuku 20, Castle 12
Farrington 26, Roosevelt 24

Saturday
Kailua 42, McKinley 22

OIA 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

Friday
Campbell 18, Aiea 15
Mililani 14, Waianae 10
Waipahu 32, Radford 20

OIA WHITE


W L T PF PA

Kaimuki 5 1 0 135 74

Nanakuli 5 1 0 185 109

Kapolei 4 2 0 148 62

Pearl City 4 2 0 152 93

Kaiser 3 3 0 115 103

Waialua 2 4 0 59 142

Moanalua 1 5 0 98 201

Kalani 0 6 0 35 163

Friday
Kaimuki 31, Pearl City 21
Nanakuli 17, Waialua 7

Saturday
Moanalua 36, Kalani 13
Kapolei 21, Kaiser 6

ILH

DIVISION I W L T PF PA

Kamehameha 3 0 0 132 40

St. Louis 2 1 0 96 50

Punahou 0 3 0 16 126

DIVISION II W L T PF PA

Iolani 3 0 0 86 42

Pac-Five 1 2 0 82 77

Damien 0 3 0 20 98

Friday
Iolani 35, Pac-Five 14
St. Louis 27, Punahou 9
Kamehameha 41, Damien 13

BIIF


W L T PF PA

Hilo 6 0 0 155 40

Kealakehe 5 1 0 155 71

Hawaii Prep 4 2 0 158 43

Konawaena 4 2 0 121 84

Honokaa 2 4 0 72 124

Keaau 2 4 0 99 135

Waiakea 1 5 0 39 186

Kohala 0 6 0 52 174

Friday
Waiakea 21, Keaau 19
Kealakehe 20, Honokaa 0

Saturday
Hilo 15, Hawaii Prep Academy 14
Konawaena 26, Kohala 14

KIF

W L T PF PA

Waimea 4 0 0 125 33

Kauai 1 2 0 48 62

Kapaa 0 3 0 34 112

Friday

Waimea 55, Kapaa 7

MIL


W L T PF PA

x-Baldwin 5 0 0 160 75

King Kekaulike 3 2 0 121 85

St. Anthony 2 3 0 98 103

Maui 2 3 0 64 95

Lahainaluna 0 4 0 70 115

x-First-half champion

Friday
King Kekaulike 31, Maui 13

Saturday
Baldwin 28, St. Anthony 19



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