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OIA WHITE

Nanakuli clinches with win
over Kaimuki


Standing
Kahuku tops Kailua for East title


By Jerry Campany
jcampany@starbulletin.com

For every 3-yard plunge Ikaika Asinsin subjects a defense to, there is an important long run waiting to happen.

Asinsin ran for 119 yards on 14 carries against Kaimuki last night, giving the Golden Hawks a 20-6 win and the Oahu Interscholastic Association's White Conference title at Roosevelt.

Kaimuki clinched the conference's other playoff spot Friday night. Nanakuli's win dashed the playoff hopes of Pearl City and Kapolei.

Asinsin earned only 11 yards on five carries in the first half, but plunged in for two points on a conversion that looked as if it might end up being the difference in the game.

At least it was the difference until he capped off Nanakuli's first drive of the fourth quarter with a 56-yard sprint to the end zone. He carried the ball on the five previous plays before busting loose.

"That's one of our game plans," Nanakuli coach Al Beaver said. "Need to run the ball and run it hard. You saw our offensive line and Ikaika. I think they can do the job."

Nanakuli opened the scoring when quarterback Albert Distajo hooked up with Joerel Alapai for a score from 18 yards out.

Asinsin, who was held to 9 yards on four carries to that point, bulled in for the 2-point conversion.

Kaimuki answered on its next drive.

Fujimoto made up for his defensive lapse by catching a short option pass out of the backfield from quarterback Sheldon Sarcedo, juking a defender and sprinting 32 yards to the end zone. The Bulldogs couldn't match the Golden Hawks' 2-point conversion, though, as Sarcedo was stuffed on an option keeper.

Nanakuli put the game away with 6:39 left when Distajo stepped in front of a desperation heave by Sarcedo and ran it back 93 yards for the score.

"This week we put the quarterback at safety," Beaver said, "because it was for all the marbles. I just told him, 'Hang loose, play center field and move to the ball.' "

At Roosevelt H.S. Field
Nanakuli (6-1, 6-2) 0 8 0 12 -- 20

Kaimuki (5-2, 5-3) 0 6 0 0 -- 6

Nan -- Joerel Alapai 24 pass form Albert Distjo (Ikaika Asinsin run).
Kaim -- Darin Fujimoto 37 pass from Sheldon Sarcedo (kick failed).
Nan -- Asinsin 50 run (pass failed).
Nan -- Distajo 94 interception return (run failed).

RUSHING -- Nanakuli: Asinsin 15-118, Kyle Beck 7-67, Distajo 8-29, Less Schnabel 2-17. Kaimuki: Fujimoto 5-31, Vaiala Tapuala 5-14, Sarcedo 15-40, Kellen Kawasaki 7-7, Daniel Tautofi 2-33, David Taumalolo 1-3, Josiah Kua 1-(-3).

PASSING -- Nanakuli: Distajo 3-6-0-47, Schnabel 0-1-1-0. Kaimuki: Sarcedo 5-19-1-88.

RECEIVING -- Nanakuli: Alapai 1-24, Jimmy Afamesaga 1-11, Asher Valenzuela 1-12. Kaimuki: Tautofi 1-12, Fujimoto 1-37, Kua 2-33, Anthony Mitani 1-6.

Junior varsity -- Kaimuki 52, Nanakuli 18

Kapolei 49, Kalani 0

The Hurricanes combined for 356 rushing yards, but their season ended just short of the playoffs.

Seven different players found the end zone against the Falcons, with Jon Medeiros scoring a pair of rushing TDs.

Kapolei finished the season allowing just 62 points -- best in the OIA.

At Kaiser H.S. Field
Kapolei (5-2, 5-3) 7 21 14 7 -- 0

Kalani (0-7) 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Kap -- John Delarama 4 run (Nick Cavaretta kick).
Kap -- Simanu fumble recovery in endzone (Cavaretta kick).
Kap -- Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada 8 run (Cavaretta kick).
Kap -- Jon Medeiros 1 run (Cavaretta kick).
Kap -- Jon Medeiros 1 run (Cavaretta kick).
Kap -- Alex Abregana 45 run (Cavaretta kick).
Kap -- Delarama 19 run (Cavaretta kick).
Kap -- Gilbert Brown 50 run (Cavaretta kick).

RUSHING -- Kapolei: Delarama 6-55, Kaheaku-Enhada 2-20, Kyle Albano 1-12, Medeiros 7-75, Charles Recamara 3-43, Andre Meekins 4-3, Brown 7-80, Brandon Pieper 1-30, Alex Abregana 1-45, Stephen Travis 3-(-7) . Kalani: Pat Reynolds 14-(-40), Keaka Lee 5-(-5), Daniel Dabbs 6-(-7), Zach Gregory 2-1, Reid Pamatigan 1-(-5).

PASSING -- Kapolei: Medeiros 1-2-0-9. Kalani: Matt Runnels 4-12-0-15, Dabbs 1-6-0-40.

RECEIVING -- Kapolei: Charles Gamboa 1-9. Kalani: Ane 3-38, Jared Diseria 2-17.

Junior varsity -- Kapolei 54, Kalani 50


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Standings

OIA WHITE


W L T PF PA

x-Nanakuli 6 1 0 205 115

y-Kaimuki 5 2 0 141 94

Kapolei 5 2 0 197 62

Pearl City 5 2 0 159 93

Kaiser 3 4 0 115 110

Waialua 3 4 0 80 159

Moanalua 1 6 0 115 222

Kalani 0 6 0 35 212

x-Clinched division title

y-Clinched playoff spot



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