Sunday, October 26, 2003


Damien beats Pac-Five,
keeps state hopes alive

Damien Monarchs co-head coach Dean Nakagawa pulled aside his 15 seniors at the beginning of the season and told them if they wanted to have a chance at the ILH Division II title this year, they would need to step it up.

With the football team's title hopes fading into the blistering October sun, senior Tevita Williams decided it was a good time to listen to his coach's advice.

Williams kept the Monarchs' hopes for a division title alive by scrambling into the end zone from 4 yards out on a busted play with three seconds left to lead the Monarchs to a wild 42-40 victory over Pac-Five at Kamehameha's Kunuiakea Stadium.

Trailing 40-28 with less than a minute to play, Williams hit fellow senior Andrew Canoy for a 17-yard touchdown pass to cut the Wolfpack lead to four after a successful 2-point conversion. Needing to recover an onside kick to avoid defeat, another senior, Sevelo Fehi, scooped up the kick after it bounced off three Pac-Five players, giving Damien possession. From there it was Williams' scramble that saved the day, and the season, for the Monarchs.

"(The last touchdown) was supposed to be a roll-out pass to the right, but (Pac-Five) was all over it, so I just turned and ran to the other side of the field and nobody was there," Williams said.

The last minute was a furious ending to what was already an outstanding game. The Monarchs got out to a big lead early, as the Wolfpack could not find a rhythm on offense. Quarterback Jordan Tani was intercepted three times in the first quarter, and Va'a Faualo's 39-yard touchdown run put Damien up 21-0 midway through the second quarter.

But Tani kept his head up and led a furious Wolfpack comeback as they proceeded to score 40 of the next 47 points. Tani hit senior Paul Kaohu-Nishimura for his first career touchdown reception to cut the Monarch lead to 21-7 at the half. But according to first-year head coach Joe Onosai, it was establishing the running game in the second half that got the Wolfpack back into the game.

"The first time we played them, they just completely shut down our running game, so we felt like we had to come out and throw the ball," Onosai said. "But at halftime, the coaches made some great adjustments, and once we were able to run the ball, that really got our offense flowing."

In fact, the Wolfpack were perfect in the second half, scoring touchdowns on all five possessions. Gyles Lawrence scored twice on the ground, and his 20-yard touchdown catch from Tani with 2:04 gave the Wolfpack their biggest lead of the game. But that's when the Monarch seniors went to work.

Williams hit Canoy with a 23-yard pass on fourth and 11 to keep their drive alive after Pac-Five nearly sealed the game with an interception that went right through a defensive back's hands the play before. Later, after being forced into another fourth-down play on the same drive, Williams hit Canoy again, this time for the 17-yard touchdown.

At Kunuiakea Stadium
Pac-Five (2-5-1, 0-5-1) 0 7 13 20 -- 40
Damien (2-5, 2-4) 7 14 7 14 -- 42

Dam -- Vaa Faualo 26 pass from Tevita Williams (Cory Mullen kick)
Dam -- Ranson DeCosta 3 run (Mullen kick)
Dam -- Faualo 35 run (Mullen kick)
Pac -- Paul Kaohu-Nishimura 11 pass from Jordan Tani (Darci Hata kick)
Pac -- Gyles Lawrence 3 run (Hata kick)
Pac -- G. Lawrence 1 run (kick failed)
Dam -- Landen Dela Cruz 13 pass from Williams (Mullen kick)
Pac -- Keala Kaehuaea 3 run (run failed)
Pac -- Kaohu-Nishimura 10 pass from Tani (Hata kick)
Dam -- Andrew Canoy 18 pass from Williams (Mullen run)
Dam -- Williams 4 run (kick failed)
RUSHING -- Pac-Five: Tani 5-(-6), G. Lawrence 10-25, Kaehuaea 11-76, Cheyne Abbey-Chong 1-(-2), Shane Lawrence 1-(-2). Damien: DeCosta 21-83, Williams 9-18, Faualo 2-45, Dela Cruz 1-2.
PASSING -- Pac-Five: Tani 19-33-3-233. Damien: Williams 19-33-1-241, DeCosta 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING -- Pac-Five: Travis Tyler 6-90, Kaohu-Nishimura 6-85, Brent Umehira 4-22, G. Lawrence 3-36. Damien: Canoy 9-111, DeCosta 3-8, Faualo 2-39, Dela Cruz 4-64, David Tuiasosopo 1-19.

Hawaii Prep 21, Waiakea 7

Michael Kopra rushed for 152 yards and Ka Makani's defense held the Warriors to just one touchdown as HPA defeated Waiakea.

Kopra carried the ball 22 times for 152 yards and one touchdown, while teammate Mau'ae Purdy had 16 carries for 75 yards. But it was the defense that nearly shut down Waiakea, holding the Warriors to just 14 carries for minus-4 yards.

"I can't say enough about the defense. They did a very good job across the board," said HPA coach Tom Goodspeed.

The win also kept HPA even with Konawaena (5-3, 5-2), setting up a showdown this week between the two BIIF Division II teams.

At Hawaii Prep Academy Field
Waiakea (6-2, 5-2) 0 7 0 0 -- 7
Hawaii Prep (5-4, 5-2) 7 7 7 0 -- 21

HPA -- Matt Maze 3 run (Michael Kopra kick)
HPA -- Mau'ae Purdy 2 run (Kopra kick)
Waik --Shannon Kaleo 10 pass from Sheldon Otsuka (Shannon kick)
HPA -- Kopra 8 run (Kopra kick)
RUSHING -- Waiakea: Glen Kyota 2-8, Otsuka 1-(-2), Kaleo 11-(-10). Hawaii Prep: Kopra 22-152, Purdy 16-75, Zach Say 11-55, Maze 4-21.
PASSING -- Waiakea: Otsuka 4-21-0-28. Hawaii Prep: Purdy 5-9-0-47.
RECEIVING -- Waiakea: David Doll 2-14, Shannon 1-10, Joseph Hanohano 1-4. Hawaii Prep: Timmy Garcia 1-13, Andrew Queen 1-12, Kopra 1-11, Billy Case 1-10, Say 1-1.

Kealakehe 51, Hilo 27

A big first half was all Kealakehe needed to beat Hilo.

The Waveriders scored 31 of their 51 points by halftime while holding Hilo to just six.

Kealakehe quarterback Michael Kaniho threw for 446 yards and five touchdowns, completing 23 of 39 attempts. The senior also threw two interceptions. Three of Aikane Pavitt's seven catches were touchdowns, totaling 249 yards.

At Kealakehe H.S. Field
Hilo (5-2, 5-2) 0 6 14 7 -- 27
Kealakehe (7-1, 7-0) 14 17 13 7 -- 51

No individual statistics reported
Junior varsity -- Kealakehe 19, Hilo 12


King Kekaulike 57, Pac-Three 16


OIA Division I Playoffs
Kahuku 41, Waianae 8

At Kahuku H.S. Field
Waianae (3-6) 0 0 0 8 -- 8
Kahuku (9-0) 14 21 0 6 -- 41

Kah -- Cy Naki 6 run (kick failed)
Kah -- Spencer Hafoka 67 pass from Waika Carvalho (Tevita Finau pass from Carvalho)
Kah -- Dennis Savelio 39 pass from Carvalho (Simote Vea kick)
Kah -- Hyrum Moors 15 run (Vea kick)
Kah -- Ikaika Woolsey 52 pass from Bronson Ponciano-Ahue (Vea kick)
Kah -- Walker Vave 45 interception return (conversion failed)
Wain -- Chris Lave 2 run (kick good)
RUSHING -- Waianae: Lave 12-32, Maka Tanele 5-17, Kala Honda 3-4, Sonny Dudoit 2-1, James Robinson 3-12, Uilau Faliuga 4-16. Kahuku: Paea Vaimoui 5-13, Moors 4-62, Naki 4-22, Carvalho 3-14, Finau 1-8, Ponciano-Ahue 5-10, Dustin Huddy 1-3, Darren Magalogo 1-12, Manu Ngatikaura 1-3, Jonathan Rickertson 1-2, Michael Garcia 2-3, Dayna Magalogo 1-4.
PASSING -- Waianae: Faliuga 2-11-0-19. Kahuku: Carvalho 6-7-0-144, Ponciano-Ahue 2-3-0-56.
RECEIVING -- Waianae: Justin Lafua 2-24, Dudoit 1-4. Kahuku: Hafoka 2-65, Frank Bracewell 1-11, Savelio 1-39, Finau 1-5, Huddy 1-24, Woolsey 1-52, Stanley Kava 1-4.

Waimea 31, Kapaa 8

The Menehunes got a homecoming win by defeating the Warriors at Hanapepe Stadium.

Waimea uncharacteristically threw for more yards (195) than it had rushing (55). Menehune quarterback Jon Palacio tossed three touchdown passes, including a 57-yard strike to Justin Estes and 24- and 53-yard throws to Jordon Dizon.

Although Kapaa had a 6:28 edge in time of possession, the Menehune defense limited the Warriors to converting just one of 13 third downs.

Waimea linebacker Gary Mata had 10 tackles, including five for loss.

At Hanapepe Ball Park
Kapaa (1-7, 0-6) 0 0 0 8 -- 8
Waimea (5-2, 3-2) 7 0 17 7 -- 31

Waim -- Justin Estes 57 pass from Jon Palacio (Brandon Agan kick)
Waim -- Rhyan Parbo 90 kickoff return (Agan kick)
Waim -- FG Agan 42
Waim -- Jordan Dizon 24 pass from Palacio (Agan kick)
Kap -- Brian Merkel 62 pass from Kalima Leong (Merkel pass from Leong)
Waim -- Dizon 53 pass from Palacio (Agan kick)
RUSHING -- Kapaa: Lance Taniguchi 8-13, Frank Rivera 3-3, Aaron Macabeo 1-0, Devin Machado 5-(-1), Leong 8-(-1), Kai Lopez 1-(-2), Kalen Laranio 1-(-9), Bronson Yadao 2-(-17). Waimea: Po'okela Chang-Wo 16-38, Parbo 3-17, Estes 1-7, Kepa Bagalan 2-2, Derrik Gonzales 1-0, Palacio 3-(-9).
PASSING -- Kapaa: Yadao 4-13-0-18, Leong 6-9-0-155, Lopez 0-1-0-0. Waimea: Palacio 7-16-0-195.
RECEIVING -- Kapaa: Merkel 4-116, Austin Rosa 2-41, Machado 2-14, Joe Locey 2-2. Waimea: Estes 4-111, Dizon 2-77, Chang-Wo 1-7.

OIA Division I playoffs

Kailua 42, Nanakuli 6
Farrington 21, Pearl City 7
Mililani 13, McKinley 12, OT


St. Louis 33, Iolani 20
Punahou 14, Kamehameha 6


Maui 18, Lahainaluna 6


Konawaena 46, Ka'u 0
Kohala 19, Keaau 18


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