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Sunday, August 22, 2004



[ HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ]


Baldwin ties Kamehameha
in opener


Kalehua Moniz passed for 262 yards and Kaluka Maiava scored two touchdowns, including one with 1:59 to play, as Baldwin rallied for a 14-all tie with Kamehameha last night.

Maiava, a highly-recruited senior linebacker who is leaning toward USC, also anchored a stalwart defense that limited the host Warriors to 195 total yards.

"It feels good. The kids played hard," Baldwin coach Chad Kauha'aha'a said. "We made a few mistakes. Hopefully, we get things cleared up for a good King Kekaulike team next weekend."

Moniz, a junior, was often precise and elusive in Baldwin's Run and Shoot attack. He completed 21 of 38 attempts with only one interception. He also ran for 51 yards in 10 attempts for the Bears, who also operate out of an Ace formation.

"It turned out pretty good, but I'm kind of disappointed," Moniz said. "Kamehameha's defense was a bit of a surprise.

"They came out in a Cover 2. I was expecting man," he added.

The Bears ran 32 times for 103 yards and finished with 365 total yards. "We have to capitalize in the red zone," Kauha'aha'a said. His team missed two field-goal attempts.

"One thing we lack is a kicking game. We don't have the kind of kicking game we've had in the past," he said.

He also noted Kamehameha's missing parts. "They've got some key guys out, and that was a huge difference," Kauha'aha'a said.

The Warriors weren't about to make excuses. "It's the small things you have to do to have good things happen," Kamehameha coach Kanani Souza told his team after the game. "It's not about the guys that didn't play. That's too easy. We had every chance to win this game."

Baldwin, the defending Maui Interscholastic League champion, broke a scoreless stalemate midway through the second quarter. Moniz picked up 18 yards on a quarterback keeper, and connected with Kahui Sevilla for 17 yards to set up Maiava's first touchdown. Maiava's burst from the 1 gave Baldwin a 7-0 lead with 6:15 left in the second quarter.

A near-capacity crowd at Kunuiakea Stadium came to life late in the half when Warrior defensive back Travis Uale picked off a Moniz pass near the sideline and returned the pigskin 39 yards for a score. Kenric Pai's PAT kick tied the game at 7 with 1:26 remaining before intermission.

Kamehameha, using mostly Ace formations with speedy wideout Ikaika Hardie in motion, managed just 80 total yards in the first half. However, the Warrior offense woke up in the second half.

Brad Nakamura's 50-yard coffin-corner punt pinned Baldwin at its own 2-yard line. After the Bears went three-and-out and committed a personal foul on the punt, Kamehameha took over at Baldwin's 25-yard line.

The Bears, operating nearly exclusively out of a shotgun set, drove 70 yards in 11 plays beginning with 7:08 remaining. Sevilla, who had dropped a big fourth-down pass near the goal line earlier, came through with a pair of key third-down receptions from Moniz.

Maiava bulldozed into the end zone from a yard out, and Sevilla's extra-point kick tied the game at 14 with 1:59 left.

Baldwin senior Cody Nakamura, who had six receptions for 129 yards, boomed the kickoff through the end zone for a touchback. Kamehameha went to its shotgun for the first time and drove to its own 43-yard line after Pono Kam snuck for a yard on fourth-and-1. However, Ikaika Alo-Kaonohi, Mat Auau and Maiava converged on Kam for a pair of stops, and time expired.



Yesterday's Results


PRESEASON
Punahou 35, Kauai 12
Castle 49, Waipahu 6
Skyline (Utah) 27, Kahuku 8
Maui 38, Konawaena 12
Pac-Five 27, McKinley 26
Iolani 24, Farrington 7
Moanalua 34, Waiakea 20
Baldwin 14, Kamehameha 14
Pearl City 30, Kalaheo 6


Kamehameha 14, Baldwin 14

At Kunuiakea Field
Baldwin (0-0-1) 0 7 0 7 -- 14
Kamehameha (0-0-1) 0 7 7 0 -- 14

Bald--Kaluka Maiava 1 run (Kahoi Sevilla kick)
Kam--Travis Uale 39 interception return (Keneric Pai kick)
Kam--Aaron Nichols 25 pass from Pono Kam (Pai kick)
Bald--Maiava 1 run (Sevilla kick)

RUSHING--Baldwin: Kalehua Moniz 10-51, T.J. Kuahine 15-47, Kaluka Maiava 4-7, Marcus Makia 1-3, Kahui Sevilla 2-(-5). Kamehameha: Ikaika Hardie 5-40, Jayson Rego 6-29, Pono Kam 4-7, Parker Bode 2-(-8).
PASSING--Baldwin: Moniz 21-38-1-262. Kamehameha: Kam 3-11-1-38, Bode 7-12-0-89.
RECEIVING--Baldwin: Sevilla 7-62, Cody Nakamura 6-129, Kaniela Lau 4-26, Logan Priest 3-17, Oli DeCambra 1-8. Kamehameha: Aaron Nichols 6-80, Hardie 3-40, Rego 1-5.

Castle 49, Waipahu 6

At Waipahu H.S. Field
Castle (1-0) 7 14 14 14 -- 49
Waipahu (0-1) 0 6 0 0 -- 6

Cas--Keone Gomes 25 interception return (Ethan Gonsalves kick)
Cas--Justin Kruse 13 run (Gonsalves kick).
Cas--Blaine Kobashigawa 7 run (Gonsalves kick)
Waip--Austin Benito 3 run (attempt failed).
Cas--Kruse 2 run (Gonsalves kick).
Cas--Kruse 11 run (Gonsalves kick).
Cas--Delson Nicol 21 pass from Jordan Nakayama (Gonsalves kick)
Cas--Nakayama 7 run (Gonsalves kick).

RUSHING--Castle: Kruse 10-88, Lihikai Domingo 2-29, Nakayama 2-16, Bryce Kalauokaaea 1-6, Clifford Badua 1-4, Nicholas Rapoza 2-1, Jr. Mansanas 1-(-6). Waipahu: Benito 14-38, Kryton Taito 10-30, Justin Quisano 1-10, Anthony Vith 2-9, Stan Abasial 1-4.
PASSING--Castle: Kalauokaaea 11-24-1-130, Nakayama 3-5-1-41. Waipahu: Benito 5-16-1-79.
RECEIVING--Castle: Domingo 5-40, Victor Clore 2-56, Nicol 1-21, Jordan Kahoekapu 1-19, Allen Losbog 1-16, Gonsalves 1-11, Alika Kalopodes 1-8, Mansanas 1-7, Kruse 1-(-7). Waipahu: Ricky Noble 2-12, Quisano 1-40, Vith 1-17, Abasial 1-10.
Junior varsity--Castle 13, Waipahu 6

Pearl City 30, Kalaheo 6

At Pearl City H.S. Field
Kalaheo (0-0) 0 6 0 0 -- 6
Pearl City (0-0) 7 13 7 3 -- 30

PC--Larry Vaa 13 pass from Josh Tokunaga (Stephen King kick).
PC--Nick Perez 15 run (kick failed).
Kalh--Devon Ta 80 pass from David Pershin (kick failed).
PC--Royal Kaua 1 run (King kick).
PC--Tarren Guillermo10 pass from Tokunaga (King kick).
PC--FG King 30.

RUSHING--Kalaheo: Pershin 10-60, Eric Olson 4-16, Tawnsell 3-1. Pearl City: Kaua 12-137, Perez 10-61, Andrew Blue 6-40, Tokunaga 4-16.
PASSING--Kalaheo: Kalaheo: Pershin 9-22-145. Pearl City: Tokunaga 11-21-1-84, Blue 1-1-12.
RECEIVING--Kalaheo: Tawnsell 4-78, Sean Mulcahey 3-57, Toli Ilaoa 1-16, Marvin Judd 1-4 . Pearl City: Vaa 7-54, Guillermo 3-33, Daniel Sullivan 1-5, Josh Ovena 1-4.
Junior varsity--Pearl City 26, Kalaheo 0

Maui 38, Konawaena 12

at Konawaena H.S.
Maui (1-0) 7 7 21 3 -- 38
Konawaena (0-1) 6 6 0 0 -- 12

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