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Saturday, August 27, 2005



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL


Menehunes upset
D-II champs

Moanalua learns to trust its coach,
and it pays off with a decisive
victory over Campbell

Arnold Martinez spent much of his first two seasons as head coach at Moanalua trying to get his players to believe in their potential.

And after two seasons of growing pains, the Menehunes justified their coach's confidence last night with a 20-7 victory over defending state Division II champion Campbell.

"We don't have a lot of guys, but our guys play with heart and they play with love," Martinez said after the game.

"We're not surprised. We know we play for each other, we know how to execute -- that's all we have to do."

Moanalua quarterback Stanford Leti completed seven of 12 passes for 117 yards and ran for 56 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Menehunes to victory in their Oahu Interscholastic Association White Conference opener at Mililani High School's field.

The Menehune defense did its part by holding Campbell's vaunted running attack to 114 yards and intercepting three passes, with senior safety JD Baba coming down with two picks.

"This was big; it opens up new windows for us," Baba said. "Our coaches did an excellent job of scouting them. They knew their whole playbook in and out."

Moanalua (2-0, 1-0 OIA White) had 37 players available for last night's game, many of whom were sophomores on the varsity when Martinez took over. But the Menehunes made a statement to open conference play after defeating OIA Red West member Pearl City in a nonleague game last week.

"I think all the teams watching (on TV) are going to think different about Moanalua," Leti said.

Campbell (1-1, 0-1 OIA White) was hampered by the loss of running back Isiah Smith, who left the game in the first half with a knee injury. Smith carried the ball just four times for 20 yards last night, and Campbell coach Tumoana Kenessey said he may miss a significant portion of the season.

"It's a big loss," Kenessey said, "and it's going to be big later in the season."

Campbell miscues helped Moanalua take a 13-0 lead into halftime.

The Menehunes' first possession of the game was extended when Jordan Monico recovered a muffed punt at the Campbell 34. Moanalua's option attack took seven plays to reach the end zone and the Menehunes went ahead on a 1-yard dive by Landon Watanabe.

Moanalua extended its lead in the second period as an interception by Baba and Leti's 39-yard pass completion to Jim Mateo led to a Leti quarterback sneak for a touchdown.

The Moanalua defense limited Campbell's ground attack to 60 yards in the first half.

"They didn't do anything different that we didn't see," Kenessey said. "They executed well and we just didn't capitalize on the opportunities that we had."

After a scoreless third quarter, Moanalua tightened its grip with a nine-play drive capped by Leti's 4-yard scoring run around the right side to give the Menehunes a 20-0 lead with 8:43 left.

Campbell finally got its offense in gear in the fourth quarter and got on the scoreboard on Bronson Ellis-Rivera's 22-yard touchdown run at the 4:21 mark.

Moanalua recovered the squib kick and played keep away for the remainder of the game, thanks in part to a Campbell penalty on fourth and 3, and punctuated the landmark win with Jarin Salvador-Atabay's 47-yard score on a fake punt.


OIA RED EAST
Kaimuki 21, Roosevelt 0

At Roosevelt H.S. Field
Kaimuki (1-1, 1-0) 7 8 0 6 -- 21
Roosevelt (1-1, 0-1) 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Kaim--Tusi Taufa 28 pass from Stephen Harris (Perry Faleao kick).
Kaim--Taufa fumble recovery in end zone (Robert Azevedo-Ford pass from Faleao).
Kaim--Akoni Sexton 5 run (kick failed).

RUSHING--Kaimuki: Chase Nanod 8-52, Stephen Harris 11-40, Akoni Sexton 5-40, Robert Azevedo-Ford 7-28, Perry Faleao 7-16, Chris Etuale 1-13, Joshwa Salvador 2-9, Mike Vierra 1-2. Roosevelt: Koloa Kahalewai-Crawford 2-23, Kapena Artuyo 2-8, Cory Wong-Kaeo 1-1, Casey Matsuo 2-(-5), Jordan Bush 9-(-15).
PASSING--Kaimuki: Harris 4-11-2-79. Roosevelt: Bush 9-31-1-95.
RECEIVING--Kaimuki: Tusi Taufa 2-38, Swaine Seto-Mook 1-34, Chris Etuale 1-7. Roosevelt: Keenan Loo 4-55, Kahai Freitas 2-4, Robbie Fukuhara 1-23, Hikiaumoana Flood 1-14, Kahalewai-Crawford 1-(-1).
Junior varsity--Roosevelt 20, Kaimuki 9

OIA WHITE
Kaiser 24, Waipahu 8

At Waipahu H.S. Field
Kaiser (2-0, 1-0) 7 0 7 10 -- 24
Waipahu (0-2, 0-1) 0 0 0 8 -- 8

Kais--Isaac Saffery 1 run (Kyle Niiro kick).
Kais--Paa Kamauoha 48 interception return (Niiro kick).
Kais--FG Niiro 32.
Kais--Saffery 8 run (Niiro kick).
Waip--Jesse Doctolero 1 run (Josh Brown pass from Gilchrist Fernandez).

RUSHING--Kaiser: Saffery 18-50, Nick Swallow 1-15, Kamauoha 1-9, Devin Dela Pena 1-4, Evan Garcia 1-1, Thomas Freeman 4-(-7), Nick Yuzawa 3-(-15). Waipahu: Doctolero 11-67, Justin Quisano 1-10, Josh Abiva 4-10, Joe Batangan 5-10, Raymond Kahao 1-0.
PASSING--Kaiser: Yuzawa 3-8-2-24. Waipahu: Fernandez 8-18-1-157.
RECEIVING--Kaiser: Dela Pena 2-12, Kamauoha 1-12. Waipahu: Abiva 4-55, Kahao 3-56, Steven Berndt 1-46.
Junior varsity--Waipahu 33, Kaiser 6

Moanalua 20, No. 10 Campbell 7

At Mililani H.S. Field
Campbell (1-1, 0-1) 0 0 0 7 -- 7
Moanalua (2-0, 1-0) 6 7 0 7 -- 20

Moan--Landon Watanabe 1 run (kick failed).
Moan--Stanford Leti 1 run (Watanabe kick).
Moan--Leti 4 run (Watanabe kick).
Cam--Bronson Ellis-Rivera 22 run (Christopher Fuga kick).

RUSHING--Campbell: Ellis-Rivera 7-39, Berzil Kelii 9-31, Obadiah Mataio 7-22, Isiah Smith 4-20, Jesse Lee 3-3, Bronson Lleces 1-(-1). Moanalua: Jarin Salvador-Atabay 6-57, Leti 12-56, John Estores 11-27, Jordan Monico 4-20, Watanabe 3-13, Jim Mateo 2-7, Ricky Sierra 1-7.
PASSING--Campbell: Mataio 3-9-2-40, Robert Lum 0-1-1-0. Moanalua: Leti 7-12-1-117.
RECEIVING--Campbell: Kealii Basham 1-17, Kelii 1-12, Lee 1-11. Moanalua: Monico 3-50, Estores 2-20, Mateo 1-39, Dustin Fernandez 1-8.

Radford 50, Kalani 0

At Radford H.S. Field
Kalani (0-2, 0-1) 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Radford (1-1, 1-0) 20 10 13 7 -- 50

Rad--Trevor Maldon 73 punt return (pass failed).
Rad--Alex Daniels 44 run (Jaime Whitworth kick).
Rad--Daniels 87 run (Whitworth kick).
Rad--Kyle Blair 19 pass from Ryan Burciaga (kick failed).
Rad--Daniels 49 pass from Burciaga (Whitworth kick).
Rad--Jeremy LeClair 19 run (Whitworth kick).
Rad--FG 26 Whitworth.
Rad--LeClair 6 run (Whitworth kick).

RUSHING--Kalani: James Miyashiro 11-16, Karson Kim 5-11, Josh Markwith 4-5, Dustin Kimura 1-3, Jeff Boyne 1-(-1), team 3-(-14), Richard Akau 4-(-20). Radford: Daniels 3-128, LeClair 7-50, Antoine Day 5-21, Burciaga 1-18, Justin Lord 2-6, Kyle Blair 1-0.
PASSING--Kalani: Akau 6-24-1-111, Jeff Boyne 0-1-1-0. Radford: Burciaga 6-15-0-129, Lord 1-1-0-30.
RECEIVING--Kalani: Ati Tolu 2-40, Maurice Kiyamoto-Isara 1-32, Ryan Tanaka 1-14, Kim 1-13, Brandon Liao 1-12. Radford: Blair 3-30, Joe Brundidge 2-50, Daniels 1-49, Nelson Benigno 1-30.
Junior varsity--Radford 27, Kalani 0

NONCONFERENCE
Waianae 30, No. 2 Saint Louis 20

At Waianae H.S. Field
Saint Louis (0-1) 0 7 0 13 -- 20
Waianae (2-0) 7 9 7 7 -- 30

Wain--Henry Keomalu 1 run (Keomalu kick).
Wain--Darius Fuller 10 run (Keomalu kick).
StL--Elliott Purcell, Jr. 40 fumble return (Kenton Chun kick).
Wain--Safety, George Kauwalu blocked punt out of end zone.
Wain--Robert Stevens 28 run (Keomalu kick).
StL--Chase Alcott 31 pass from Cameron Higgins (pass failed).
StL--Cameron Higgins 5 run (Chun Kick).
Wain--Keomalu 13 run (Keomalu kick).

RUSHING--Saint Louis: Cody Wells 9-56, Alcott 1-17, Higgins 8-(-9), team 1-(-19). Waianae: Stevens 11-93, Fuller 18-42, Kauwalu 3-21, Curtis Jones 5-17, Keomalu 2-17, Joshua Telles 3-3, Leroy Kiaaina-Lee 1-3.
PASSING--Saint Louis: Higgins 12-27-2-163. Waianae: Keomalu 5-13-0-103.
RECEIVING--Saint Louis: Cameron Bayne 5-52, Kuli'a Aiona 4-24, Alcott 2-60, David O'Connor 1-25, Jordan Paty-Miner 1-2. Waianae: Jordan Manuel 2-42, Douglas Newman 1-29, Fuller 1-27, Royce Kainoa 1-5.

Aiea 21, Damien 19

At Aiea H.S. Field
Damien (1-1) 0 7 6 6 -- 19
Aiea (2-0) 7 7 7 0 -- 21

Aiea--Lofa Liilii 3 pass from Kali Kuia (Mark Atta kick).
Dam--Kealoha Pilares 9 run (Matt Tom kick).
Aiea--Aleni Loa 7 pass from Kuia (Atta kick).
Aiea--Josh Blakemore 11 pass from Kuia (Atta kick).
Dam--Sheldon Bailey 2 run (run failed).
Dam--Pilares 4 run (pass failed).

RUSHING--Damien: Pilares 35-273, Rein Ota 5-22, Bailey 4-12, George Martin 3-(-2). Aiea: Landen Dela Cruz 8-44, Kuia 6-34, Aleni Loa 2-7.
PASSING--Damien: Martin 15-9-1-46. Aiea: Kuia 34-25-0-260.
RECEIVING--Damien: Pilares 3-22, Bailey 3-8, Bronson Sonico 2-14, Breydan Turres 1-2. Aiea: Liilii 6-90, Lahaina-Olsen Kuroda 6-65, Alan Fonoti 5-30, Josh Asuncion 2-41, Blakemore 2-13, Landen Dela Cruz 2-12, Loa 1-7, Bryan Echalas 1-2.

Pac-Five 34, Pearl City 28

At Kunuiakea Stadium
Pearl City (0-2) 14 6 0 8 -- 28
Pac-Five (2-0) 7 14 7 6 -- 34

PC--Christopher Gittens 3 run (Sean Hasegawa kick).
PC--Micah Abreu-Laybon 79 punt return (Hasegawa kick).
Pac--Royce Alvarado 3 run (John Mun kick).
Pac--Daniel Ho-Ching 41 pass from Bryson Beirne (Mun kick).
PC--Micah Dela Cruz 7 run (kick failed).
Pac--Ho-Ching 43 pass from Beirne (Mun kick).
Pac--Phillip Sarubbi 6 run (Mun kick).
PC--Abreu-Laybon 33 run (Andrew Blue run).
Pac--Ho-Ching 40 pass from Beirne (kick failed).

RUSHING--Pearl City: Blue 11-106, Dela Cruz 9-64, Abreu-Laybon 5-54, Joshua Obena 6-18, Gittens 2-9. Pac-Five: Gabe Fernandez 11-57, Royce Alvarado 7-33, Sarubbi 2-10, Beirne 7-(-5), Kamalu Kealoha 1-(-7).
PASSING--Pearl City: Blue 10-19-1-98. Pac-Five: Beirne 15-31-0-292.
RECEIVING--Pearl City: Dela Cruz 6-76, Abreu-Laybon 2-5, Larry Vaa 1-19, Chevis Asato-Ganiron 1-(-2). Pac-Five: Ho-Ching 10-209, Alvarado 3-19, Chris Hsia 1-53, Matthew Bayan 1-11.

No. 4 Iolani 44, Nanakuli 6

At Nanakuli H.S. Field
Iolani (2-0) 13 13 11 7 -- 44
Nanakuli (0-2) 0 0 0 6 -- 6

Scoring summary and individual statistics not reported.

Kamehameha-Hawaii 28, Kapaa 3

At Kamehameha-Hawaii H.S. Field
Kapaa (0-2) 0 0 3 0 -- 3
KS-Hawaii (2-0) 7 7 7 7 -- 28

Scoring summary and individual statistics not reported.

Also
McKinley 14, Kailua 10



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