Saturday, October 9, 2004


McKinley busts out
offense on Kaimuki

An entertaining and unlikely scoring explosion highlighted the matchup of two winless teams in the OIA Red East last night as the McKinley Tigers beat the Kaimuki Bulldogs 33-16.

The Tigers, who managed only 27 points in three Oahu Interscholastic Association games before last night, scored two touchdowns in less than 2 minutes in the middle of the third quarter, and 26 points in the second half alone.

The Tigers took the second-half kickoff and drove 61 yards on 10 plays, with Chris Quiocho accounting for the final 20 yards on two carries. Quiocho blew through a hole off-tackle for the 8-yard score and 13-3 lead.

Ninety seconds of game time later, Kaimuki countered with a 55-yard touchdown pass from Kaimuki quarterback Fiaui Vaisagote to Kaeo Neal as the 195-pound running back took a simple swing pass in the left flat and outmaneuvered almost the entire Tiger defense, juking the last two defenders at the 5-yard line. Following the blocked point-after attempt, it was Quiocho's time to shine again, as he took the kickoff back 96 yards for a 19-9 Tiger advantage.

Kaimuki closed the gap to three points after Neal caught a screen pass on fourth and 10 and worked his way from the right sideline, diving over the left pylon. Andre Agbayani's kick made it 19-16 McKinley.

McKinley finally put the game out of reach when Junxian Zheng scampered in for a 6-yard touchdown to make it 26-16. Zheng repeated the feat with a 3-yard touchdown run later in the quarter.

Through most of the first half, both teams demonstrated the ability to run between the 20-yard lines, however neither team was able to score. The Tigers were paced by Quiocho, who collected a series of toss sweeps and gained 80 yards on six carries before the half. Quiocho accounted for 126 rushing yards and 33 receiving yards for the game.

The visiting Bulldogs chose a more direct route than the outside pitch, sending 230-pound Semi Qoro up the middle five times for 45 yards.

Kaimuki managed to put the first points on the board after Bulldog defensive lineman Waiola Vaivai forced a Tilton Kaluna fumble. Ilai Luamanu picked up the bouncing ball and rumbled 34 yards to the Kaimuki 10-yard line. The Bulldog offense took over and after two penalties moved the ball back to the 32-yard line. Kaimuki's Agbayani connected on a 42-yard field goal with 10:06 left in the half.

McKinley's answer arrived later in the game. Following a huge hit on Tiger receiver Quiocho by Luamanu, Kaluna hit senior slotback Brandon Barbasa in stride over the middle of the Bulldog defense. Barbasa outraced Kaimuki 70 yards to the left pylon, and following the conversion by Matthew Kunita, the Tigers led by the eventual halftime score 7-3. Kaluna's strike gave him 102 yards passing in the first half.

OIA Red West

Kapolei 20, Waianae 10: Radford Raquedan rushed for 123 yards and scored on touchdown runs of 20 and 1 yards as the Hurricanes defeated the Seariders.

Watson Mahaulu-Kauwalu's 3-yard touchdown in the third quarter gave Waianae a 10-6 lead, but the Hurricanes scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

OIA White

Kaiser 33, Waialua 3: Shannon Wise threw for 132 yards and ran for 106 and two touchdowns to lead the Cougars past the Bulldogs.

Backup quarterback Steven Pratt added 128 yards passing, including a 90-yard touchdown throw to Landon Kaaua. .


No. 10 Hilo 40, Waiakea 6: Royden Nabarro rushed for two touchdowns and Hakiapo Chartrand and Tibb Shimabukuro each returned interceptions for touchdowns as the Vikings rolled over the Warriors.

Glenn Kyota's 1-yard touchdown run was the lone score for Waiakea.

Keaau 13, Ka'u 6: Jove Leialoha's 3-yard touchdown run with 53 seconds left in the game helped lead the Cougars over the Trojans.

Lance Ako led Ka'u with 122 rushing yards and an 11-yard touchdown that gave the Trojans a 6-0 first-quarter lead.



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