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Sunday, August 31, 2003



[ HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ]



Pearl City passes
its way past Kaimuki


Pearl City quarterback Jensen Cabanero doesn't have to wait until game night to face good competition. Every day in practice he's challenged.

"If I don't have a good practice, coach would probably start another quarterback," said Cabanero, a senior. "We can all run the offense. It's a healthy (situation). ... We all fight for the position in practice, but we're friends and we encourage each other."

While the Chargers have three capable quarterbacks in the fold, it was Cabanero who set the pace last night at Kaiser Stadium in Hawaii Kai, where Pearl City beat Kaimuki 48-0 in an Oahu Interscholastic Association crossover contest.

Cabanero finished 13-for-23 for 156 yards with three touchdown passes. All three of his scoring tosses went to senior wideout Brandon Greene and covered 42, 11 and 8 yards.

"We've been clicking this whole week, so I planned to throw to him (Greene) a lot this game," said Cabanero, who had six touchdown passes in 2002. "The line gave me the time tonight, and I've got good receivers this year, so I feel more comfortable this year than last. I wasn't really reading the defense well (as a junior), but I feel more calm this year. (Offensive coordinator) Shayne (Tanuvasa) has helped me a lot."

Cabanero sat out the fourth quarter as the Chargers (1-0, 2-0) went with Chaston Bertola and Dale Valledor. Bertola (2-for-6, 34 yards) threw a pair of touchdown passes himself -- both going to Royce Yuen -- to aid Pearl City's cause.

The most athletic play of the night was turned in by the Chargers' Steven King, who raced 85 yards for a touchdown on an interception return in the game's waning moments.

Even so, the night belonged largely to Cabanero, who hit 10 of 19 passes in the first half alone for 139 yards and a pair of scores. Pearl City had 231 total yards, including 205 through the air, for the game.

"We actually have three quarterbacks, but Jensen is really coming into his own," said Pearl City head coach Onosai Tanuvasa. "He's playing the position like we always knew he could. He's the best quarterback that we've had, and I think he's going to carry us through the season. He had a helluva game."


At Kaiser Stadium
Pearl City (1-0, 2-0) 13 8 13 14 -- 48
Kaimuki (0-1, 0-2) 0 0 0 0 -- 0

PC -- Brandon Green 42 pass from Jensen Cabanero (kick blocked)
PC -- Michael Yamauchi-Yamate 1 run (Steven King kick)
PC -- Green 10 pass from Cabanero (Cabanero run)
PC -- Green 8 pass from Cabanero (King kick)
PC -- Royce Yuen 16 pass from Chaston Bertola (kick failed)
PC -- Yuen 19 pass from Bertola (King kick)
PC -- King 85 interception return (King kick)
RUSHING -- Pearl City: Yamauchi-Yamate 9-28, Royal Kaua 8-28, Cabanero 3-(-2), Dale Valledor 2-(-7). Kaimuki: Shaye Asoian 11-39, Semi Qoro 4-5, Holden Moi 4-2, Keha Akau 1-2, John Aguon 1-(-5), Kaeo Neal 2-(-6).
PASSING -- Pearl City: Cabanero 13-23-1-152, Bertola 2-6-35. Kaimuki: Asoiau 5-15-2-44.
RECEIVING -- Pearl City: Green 5-81, Yuen 5-57, Nathaniel Nasca 5-49. Kaimuki: Dylan Kuratsu 1-23, Dwayne Tsukayama 1-11, Aguon 1-7, Akau 1-5, Neal 1-(-2).
Junior varsity -- Pearl City 35, Kaimuki 0.



McKinley 21, Leilehua 14
McKinley rode the arm of quarterback Abel Werner over the Mules last night.
Werner threw for 212 yards, including three touchdowns to Iakopo Taumua, and was 18-for-32 with just one interception. Werner threw to six different receivers.
At Moanalua H.S. Field
Leilehua (0-1, 1-1) 0 0 7 7 -- 14
McKinley (1-0, 2-0) 6 8 7 0 -- 21

McKinley -- Iakopo Taumua 41 pass from Abel Werner (kick failed)
McK -- Taumua 26 pass from Werner (Vasconcellos run)
Leilehua -- Justin Lawelawe 23 run (Didilone kick)
McK -- Taumua 15 pass from Werner (Mitani kick)
Lei -- A.P. Palomeres 8 pass from Jameson Ramiscal (Didilone kick)
RUSHING -- Leilehua: Ramiscal 9-(-10), Lawelawe 11-31, Nelson Hernanado 2-18, B.J. Fruean 11-61, Kaione Rivera 2-4. McKinley: Werner 7-46, Vasconcellos 13-80, Quinton Sayers 1-10.
PASSING -- Leilehua: Ramiscal 7-11-2-40. McKinley: Werner 18-32-1-212.
RECEIVING -- Leilehua: Fruean 1-2, Tyrell Couch 1-0, Jonathan Scruggs 1-(-5), Palomeres 4-43. McKinley: Shem Kaolulo 1-16, Taumua 4-92, Sayers 4-47, Golden Lawrence 6-36, Vasconcellos 2-14, Daniel Desoto 1-7.
Junior varsity -- Leilehua 35, McKinley 0



Farrington 37, Waipahu 23
Matt Bell scored on a 2-yard run with 8:29 left in the first half and gave the Govs a lead they would never relinquish.
At Roosevelt H.S. Field
Waipahu (0-1, 0-2) 16 0 0 7 -- 23
Farrington (1-0, 1-1) 15 6 0 16 -- 37

Far -- Matt Bell 30 pass from Eti Atonio (Ropeti Gafa kick)
Waip -- Jonathan Cordeiro 95 kickoff return (Krypton Taito run)
Far -- Alvin Faumui 5 pass from Bell (Jerome Crisostomo run)
Waip -- Marc Edrada 14 pass from Cordeiro (Taito run)
Far -- Bell 2 run (pass failed)
Far -- Bell 3 run (Gafa kick)
Far -- Faumui 22 pass from Atonio (Gafa kick)
Far -- James Sagapolutele safety
Waip -- Stan Abasial 35 blocked punt return (Cordeiro kick)
RUSHING -- Waipahu: Sandy Bishop 7-31, Cordeiro 7-(-46), Alvin Marquez 2-3, Austen Benito 1-4, Abasial 1-(-2). Farrington: Bell 24-150, Junior Faimatanuu 14-50, Taeao Fagalele 1-5, Atonio 1-3, Crisostomo 2-4.
PASSING -- Waipahu: Cordeiro 5-11-1-40, Benito 0-1-0-0. Farrington: Atonio 10-17-1-169, Bell 1-1-0-5, Will Taeiolo 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING -- Waipahu: Jacob Aga 2-23, Edrada 1-14, Joshua Hicks 1-4, Abasial 1-(-1). Farrington: Faumui 5-68, Bell 4-83, Fetaiagogo Fonoti 1-7, Fagalele 1-16.



Iolani 41, Hawaii Prep 7
Raynold Stowers scored two touchdowns and the Iolani defense shut down the Hawaii Prep offense as the Raiders picked up their first win of the season at Hawaii Prep field.
At Hawaii Prep H.S. Field
Iolani (0-0, 1-1) 7 17 14 3 -- 41
Hawaii Prep (0-0, 0-2) 0 7 0 0 -- 7

Iol -- Kyle Muraoka 47 punt return (Nick Wong kick)
Iol -- Wong 24 field goal
HPA -- Zach Say 19 run (Michael Kopra kick)
Iol -- Raynold Stowers 6 run (Wong kick)
Iol -- Raynold Stowers 1 run (Wong kick)
Iol -- Karl Motoyama 20 pass from Kiran Kepoo (Wong kick)
Iol -- Brian Wallace 64 interception return (Wong kick)
Iol -- Wong 42 field goal



Other scores
Aiea 41, Kalaheo 0
Maui 14, Pac-Three 0
Kamehameha 28, Kapaa 6



Friday

Punahou 32, Kauai 7
Buffanblu quarterback John Morris threw touchdowns of 8 and 40 yards to Cameron Grace for a 12-0 first-quarter lead and Punahou beat the Red Raiders going away.
Kauai got on the board with 1:14 left in the game when Max Hadwin hit Weston Victorino for a 26-yard touchdown pass.



Kaiser 31, Moanalua 3
At Kaiser Stadium
Moanalua (0-1, 0-2) 3 0 0 0 -- 3
Kaiser (1-0, 1-1) 0 18 13 0 -- 31

Moan -- FG 16 Josh Cruz
Kais -- Steve Pratt 2 run (kick failed)
Kais -- Chris Assily 74 punt return (kick failed)
Kais -- Steve Pratt 1 run (kick failed)
Kais --Blain Ling 34 pass from Pratt (Koolau Windward kick)
Kais -- Ryan Paulo 7 run (kick failed)
RUSHING -- Moanalua: Stanford Leti 2-19, Steve Arakaki 11-14, Wally Coleman 4-14, Noel Tadeo 2-5, D'Taire Hopkins 5-(-4). Kaiser: Paulo 16-98, Shannon Wise 2-9, Pratt 3-5.
PASSING -- Moanalua: Arakaki 6-15-1 for 50 yards. Kaiser: Pratt 17-23-0 for 194 yards.
RECEIVING -- Moanalua: Leti 2-28, Bronson Jones 2-18, Brandon Taniyama 2-4. Kaiser: Landon Kaaua 5-41, Paulo 4-47, Blain Ling 3-65, Oliver Kim 2-17, Matt Ching 1-13, Steele Legros 1-6, Chris Assily 1-5.
Junior varsity -- Kaiser 0, Moanalua 0



OIA Standings

Red East

Conference Overall

W L W L
Farrington 1 0 1 1
Kahuku 1 0 2 0
Kailua 1 0 2 0
McKinley 1 0 2 0
Castle 0 1 1 1
Kaimuki 0 1 0 2
Roosevelt 0 1 1 1
Red West

Conference Overall

W L W L
Mililani 1 0 2 0
Nanakuli 1 0 2 0
Pearl City 1 0 2 0
Campbell 0 1 0 2
Leilehua 0 1 1 1
Waianae 0 1 0 2
Waipahu 0 1 0 2
White

Conference Overall

W L W L
Aiea 1 0 1 1
Kaiser 1 0 1 1
Kapolei 1 0 2 0
Radford 1 0 1 1
Kalaheo 0 1 0 2
Kalani 0 1 0 1
Moanalua 0 1 0 2
Waialua 0 1 0 2



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