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GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARBULLETIN.COM
Iolani's Nata Akamu grabbed the jersey of McKinley's Michael Vasconcellos trying to tackle him.


McKinley wins
with 1-2 punch


You can almost hear a whizzing sound when McKinley quarterback Abel Werner throws the ball or runs past an opponent, but rivals would be wise not to forget the thud of running back Michael Vasconcellos.

Vasconcellos rammed his way for 136 yards and scored two first-half touchdowns as the Tigers held on for a 25-12 victory over Iolani last night at Aloha Stadium in the marquee game of the Father Bray Classic.

"It was nail-biter, and I never thought it would finish like that," McKinley coach William Moeava said.

The Tigers took a 25-0 lead after three quarters and let the Raiders back in the game with two final-period scores. "We got off to a fast start, but we've got to cut down on our mistakes late in the game."

The Raiders had first-half trouble figuring out who to key on in the opening nonleague game for both teams. When they went for Werner, Vasconcellos put the hurt on them. When they went for Vasconcellos, Werner scrambled to find the open man.

Werner, the Tigers' senior signal-caller, threw for 145 yards on 18-for-26 passing and drilled two TD strikes, including the game's first score -- an 8-yarder to Iakopo Taumua.

Vasconcellos finished off the next two McKinley possessions with touchdown runs of 1 and 4 yards in the second quarter for an 18-0 halftime lead. Tony Sefo set up Vasconcellos' second TD by intercepting a pass by Iolani starting quarterback Peter Heimerdinger and returning it 49 yards to the Raider 13.

"They're (Werner and Vasconcellos) my two horses and we will use them to get done what we need to get done," said Moeava, who was coaching in his first varsity game.

Iolani's first-half offensive troubles were due in part to the omnipresent Tigers defensive line led by the 6-foot-3, 310-pound Randy Faletoi. Linemen Dixson Lauofo, Jeremiah Mata and Moses Ngauamo and linebackers Richard Kaluna and Shem Kaolulo sacked two Raider quarterbacks -- Heimerdinger and backup Kiran Kepoo.

"McKinley is a helluva football team," Iolani coach Wendell Look said. "They're as tough as I thought they'd be. They're a big, athletic, seasoned team."

The Tigers made it 25-0 late in the third quarter as Werner capped a 71-yard drive with a 9-yard TD toss to Chris Quiocho.

But the Raiders roared back, and running back Raynold Stowers and linebacker John Takamura led the way.

Stowers finished with a game-high 182 yards rushing -- 156 in the second half. Takamura had an interception, a fumble recovery and an onside kick recovery in the final 12 minutes.

Takamura's pick of Werner led to Iolani's first TD -- Heimerdinger's 15-yard run. Brad Nagasako's fumble recovery led to the Raiders' second score -- Paul Bennett's 56-yard catch-and-run of a Heimerdinger aerial.

With a light second-half rain falling, McKinley veered away from its patented passing game.

"Our adrenaline was pumping (for the first three quarters) and then we got tired," Werner said. "I take it upon myself for our breakdown because I'm supposed to be a leader. So I'm down on myself for getting a little jittery. But a win is a win."

After Takamura's onside recovery, Stowers sped for a 50-yard gain, and Iolani got as far as the McKinley 2, but couldn't score on four downs with about a minute left.


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SATURDAY

Pac-Five 21, Kaimuki 7

At Aloha Stadium
Kaimuki (0-1) 7 0 0 0 -- 7
Pac-Five (1-0) 0 7 6 8 -- 21
Kaim--Semi Qoro 1 run (Ji Min Kim kick)
Pac--Gyles Lawrence 1 run (Darci Hata kick)
Pac--Lawrence 1 run (kick failed)
Pac--Lawrence 3 run (Travis Tyler pass from Jordan Tani)
RUSHING-- Kaimuki: Qoro 15-59, Shaye Asoau 19-82, Kaeo Neal 3-16, Holden Moi 1-4, Keha Akau 1-(-1), Team 1-(-2). Pac-Five: G. Lawrence 19-104, Cheyne Abbey-Chong 7-22, Andrew Rutherford 7-41, Brent Umehira 2-7, Keala Kaehuaea 1-0, Royce Alvarado 2-8.
PASSING--Kaimuki: Asoau 8-12-1-135. Pac-Five: Tani 8-22-1-103.
RECEIVING--Kaimuki: Dylan Kuratsu 6-123, Akau 1-2, Neal 1-10. Pac-Five: Abbey-Chong 2-13, Paul Kaohu-Nishimura 3-22, Cody Walker 2-59, Tyler 1-9.

Baldwin 3, Farrington 0

At Aloha Stadium
Baldwin (1-0) 0 0 0 3 -- 3
Farrington (0-1) 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Bald -- FG 38 J.J. Eno
RUSHING--Baldwin: Waylen Costa 22-99, Kaluka Maiava 5-19, Kalehua Moniz 8-(-30), Eno 2-(-8). Farrington: Matt Bell 16-62, Vaimasanuu Ameko 6-3, Alvin Faumui 5-(-23), Jefferey Ah-Ching Noga 1-8.
PASSING--Baldwin: Moniz 6-18-4-58. Farrington: Faumui 10-21-2-71, Bell 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING--Baldwin: Reid Kaya 2-19, Cody Nakamura 1-1, Eno 2-27, Shevis Shima 2-11. Farrington: Ah-Ching Noga 4-25, Bell 3-27, Ameko 1-3, Jerome Crisostomo 2-16.

McKinley 25, Iolani 12

At Aloha Stadium
McKinley 6 12 7 0 -- 25
Iolani 0 0 0 12 -- 12
McK -- Iakopo Taumua 8 pass from Abel Werner (kick failed)
McK -- Michael Vasconcellos 1 run (run failed)
McK -- Vasconcellos 4 run (kick failed)
McK -- Chris Quiocho 9 pass from Werner (Sione Liufau kick)
Iol -- Peter Heimerdinger 15 run (kick failed)
Iol -- Paul Bennett 56 pass from Heimerdinger (run failed)
Rushing -- McKinley: Vasconcellos 27-136, Werner 5-(-1), Quinton Sayers 5-47. Iolani: Raynold Stowers 21-182, Heimerdinger 7-(-10), Kiran Kepoo 3-(-19).
Passing -- McKinley: Werner 18-26-1-145. Iolani: Heimerdinger 6-21-1-105, Kiran Kepoo 4-6-0-65.
Receiving -- McKinley: Sayers 6-43, Taumua 5-42, Golden Lawrence 3-37, Quiocho 2-24, Vasconcellos 2-(-1). Iolani: Bennett 3-71, Karl Motoyama 5-69, Kai Iwasaki 1-21, Stowers 1-9.

Kamehameha 41, Kealakehe 0

At Kunuiakea Stadium
Kealakehe (0-1) 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Kamehameha (1-0) 14 13 14 0 -- 41
Kam -- Asti Merino 35 interception return (Kepa Gaison kick)
Kam -- Aaron Nicoles 20 pass from Pono Kam (Gaison kick)
Kam -- Sy Cullen 5 run (Gaison kick)
Kam -- Waika Spencer 69 pass from Kam (kick failed)
Kam -- Nathaniel Nakagawa 31 pass from Kam (Gaison kick)
Kam -- Parker Paredes 51 run (Gaison kick)

RUSHING -- Kealakehe: Thomas Kamoku 6-28, Jinno Tohara 4-8, Michael Kaniho 2-43, Malkum Cachero-Wimbish 2-7, Jared Ursua 5-54, Bob Montgomery 1-0, Shaun Santiago 2-11. Kamehameha: Cullen 9-96, Kam 1-13, Adam Picadura 5-22, Jason Rego 4-33, Paredes 1-31, Gary Yu 1-5, Structin Tabisola 1-(-3).
PASSING -- Kealakehe: Kaniho 0-5-1-0, Ursua 4-12-0-26, Eddie Lee 2-3-0-39. Kamehameha: Kam 8-12-0-171, Hoku Pratt 2-5-0-41.
RECEIVING -- Kealakehe: Tohara 1-20, Kamoku 2-5, Cachero-Wimbish 1-1, Ursua 1-3, Aikane Pavitt 1-36. Kamehameha: Nicoles 1-20, Adam Duncan 1-22, Ikaika Hardie 1-12, Cullen 1-3, Spencer 1-69, Kendric Pai 1-5, Nakagawa 2-41, Kamuela Kapanui 1-4, Tyson Fujimoto 1-36.
Junior varsity -- Kamehameha 41, McKinley 0.

Waiakea 46, Moanalua 12

At Wong Stadium
Moanalua (0-1) 6 0 6 0 -- 12
Waiakea (1-0) 14 13 13 6 -- 46
Moan -- Quintin Tang 4 run (run failed)
Wai -- Aka Kaleo 37 run (Kaleo kick)
Wai -- David Doll 38 pass from Troy Milhoan (Kaleo kick)
Wai -- Kaleo 3 run (kick failed)
Wai -- Kaleo 30 run (Kaleo kick)
Wai -- H. Simeona 35 run (kick failed)
Moan -- Wally Coleman 36 run (run failed)
Wai -- Kaleo 65 run (kick failed)
Wai -- Grenn Kiyota 5 run (Kaleo kick)

Leilehua 22, Radford 0

At Radford H.S. Field
Leilehua (1-0) 7 6 0 9 -- 22
Radford (0-1) 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Lei -- Blake Furtado 44 interception return (R.B. Bibilone kick)
Lei -- A.P. Palomares 3 pass from Jameson Ramiscal (kick failed)
Lei -- safety
Lei -- Ramiscal 3 run (Bibilone kick)

RUSHING -- Leilehua: Nelson Hernando 6-38, Cedric Thomas 1-19, Justin Lawelawe 8-43, Furtado 5-13, Kalone Rivera 14-42, BJ Fruean 1-0, Ramiscal 5-(-11), Jawaris Robinson 1-8. Radford: James Armstrong 10-20, Roderick Price 4-8, Stephen Baughn 7-(-10).
PASSING -- Leilehua: Ramiscal 4-14-2-56 . Radford: Baughn 5-17-2-86, Dennis Medina 1-2-0-4.
RECEIVING -- Leilehua: Palomares 3-34, Lawelawe 1-22. Radford: Eric Vengler 2-71, Roscoe Pagurigan 2-23, Sunny Belcher 1-(-1), Armstrong 1-(-3).
Junior varsity -- Leilehua 36, Radford 0.
Also
Waimea 26, Hawaii Prep 21
Kapaa 19, Waialua 13
Maui 37, Konawaena 0

FRIDAY

Saint Louis 34, Kaiser 12

At Kaiser Stadium
Saint Louis (1-0) 7 7 14 6 -- 34
Kaiser (0-0) 0 6 0 6 -- 12
StL -- B.J. Batts 23 run (C.J. Santiago kick)
Kais -- Blain Ling 16 pass from Steve Pratt (conversion failed)
StL -- B.J. Batts 81 run (Santiago kick)
StL -- Makaala Kuewa fumble recovery in end zone (Santiago kick)
StL -- Tyson Alualu 13 fumble return (Santiago kick)
StL -- Desmond Hanohano 15 pass from Keali'i Perbera (conversion failed)
Kais -- Koolau Windward 7 pass from Pratt (no conversion attempted)
RUSHING -- Saint Louis: Batts 11-158, Stanley Nihipali 3-41, Leichman Fiaseu 2-16, Wyatt Williams 1-13, Cody Wells 1-8, Marcus Higa 1-1, Johnny Gentry 2-(-4). Kaiser: Pratt 6-34, Ryan Paulo 8-25, Shannon Wise 1-3.
PASSING -- Saint Louis: Perbera 6-10-0-94, Nihipali 4-12-0-65. Kaiser: Pratt 23-57-0-185, Ling 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING -- Saint Louis: Gentry 3-8, Kuewa 2-52, Shaun Kauleinamoku 2-51, Hanohano 2-23, Donald Fialkowski 1-25. Kaiser: Matt Ching 8-40, Steele Legros 4-71, Landon Saava 4-44, Paulo 3-5, Ling 1-16, Windward 1-7.
Junior Varsity -- Farrington 14, Kaiser 0.

Pearl City 41, Kalaheo 0

At Pearl City H.S. Field
Kalaheo (0-1) 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Pearl City (1-0) 13 15 13 0 -- 41
PC -- Nathan Nasca 90 kickoff return (kick blocked)
PC -- Keoni Peiper 44 pass from Jensen Cabanero (Steve King kick).
PC -- Brandon Green 36 pass from Chazton Bertola (kick blocked)
PC -- Safety, ball fumbled out of end zone
PC -- Vinny Stamegna 25 pass from Bertola (King kick)
PC -- Michael Yamauchi-Yamate 1 run (kick blocked)
PC -- Michael Yamauchi-Yamate 28 run (King kick)

Nanakuli 37, Damien 19

At Nanakuli H.S. Field
Damien (0-1) 6 6 0 7 -- 19
Nanakuli (1-0) 10 0 14 13 -- 37
Dam -- FG (player not identified).
Nan -- Albert Distajo 45 run (Jaycee Alapai kick)
Dam -- Andrew Canoy 80 punt return (kick failed)
Nan -- Kyle Beck 20 field goal
Dam -- A. Canoy 15 pass from Tevita Williams (kick failed)
Nan -- Kalani Koli'i 6 run (Kolii run)
Nan -- Rolando Celes 6 fumble return (kick failed)
Dam -- A. Canoy 31 pass from Tevita Williams (kick good)
Nan -- A. Distajo 43 run (kick failed)
Nan -- Kyle Beck 36 run (Alapai kick)

Kailua 22, Punahou 7

At Kailua H.S. Field
Punahou (0-1) 7 0 0 0 -- 7
Kailua (1-0) 7 3 6 6 -- 22
Pun -- Micah Strickland 78 pass from John Morris (Ed Lee kick)
Kail -- Kekoa Sua 84 run(Mike Sakaba kick)
Kail -- FG Sakaba 37
Kail -- Sua 84 run (run failed)
Kail -- Sua 15 run (run failed)
RUSHING -- Punahou: Morris 3-16, Matt Solomon 1-5, Christopher Harris 2-2, Strickland 6-(-3). Kailua: Sua 24-289, Kingsley Lei 2-18, Aaron Kunioka 5-13, Kelroy Kohatsu 5-8, Donovan Ho 2-1, Mike Kealoha 4-(-6).
PASSING -- Punahou: Morris 13-29-2-240. Kailua Kohatsu 5-13-2-111.
RECEIVING -- Punahou: Strickland 6-131, Cameron Grace 5-90, Chad Tamashiro 1-12, Jordan Moss 2-7. Kailua: Sua 1-43, Tanu Paleafei 1-23, Sione Tuifua 1-22, Dylan Linkner 1-18, Lei 1-5.
Junior varsity -- Kailua 21, Waialua 6.

Castle 56, Waipahu 11

At Castle H.S. Field
Waipahu (0-1) 3 0 0 8 -- 11
Castle (1-0) 29 13 14 0 -- 56
Cas -- Brandon Shimomura 7 pass from Junior Mansanas (Matt Kanahele kick)
Cas -- Jared Suzui 38 interception return (Suzui run)
Waip -- FG Toese Sagapolutele 31
Cas -- Suzui 22 pass from Mansanas(kick failed)
Cas -- Mansanas 11 run (Tarann Bajet run)
Cas -- Shimomura 42 pass from Bryce Kalauokaaea (Kanahele kick)
Cas -- Ikaika Ho 7 pass from Kalauokaaea (kick failed)
Cas -- Suzui 58 pass from Mansanas (Kanahele kick)
Cas -- Naeole McFadden 3 run (Kanahele kick)
Waip -- Austen Benito 1 run (Krypton Taito run)

RUSHING -- Waipahu: Sandy Bishop 14-63, Stan Abasial 2-6, Taito 3-7, Benito 5-(-6). Castle: Guy Humalon 1-13 , Bajet 4-26, McFadden 1-3, Mansanas 5-82, Kalauokaaea 3-(-11).
PASSING -- Waipahu: Benito 6-13-2-160. Castle Mansanas 7-11-0-184, Kalauokaaea 7-14-0-100.
RECEIVING -- Waipahu: Abasial 2-75, Keoni Kealanahele-Querubin 1-3, Jacob Aga 1-22, Ryan Winfrey 1-38, Jonathan Cordeiro 1-22. Castle: Shimomura 5-151, Ho 2-18, Suzui 2-80, Joe Park 2-24, Allen Losbog 1-4, Jordan Kahoekapu 2-7.
Junior varsity -- Castle 45, Waipahu 8

Also
Kapolei 21, Waianae 0
Kahuku 34, Lahainaluna 0
Roosevelt 10, Campbell 7
Keaau 7, Kohala 2
Pac-Three 27, Honokaa 8
Mililani 14, Aiea 7
Not reported
El Camino (Calif.) at Kauai


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