Kaai and Chun lead Warriors past Aiea
After a lackluster performance last week vs. Nanakuli, Kamehameha rebounded with a versatile attack to defeat Aiea 35-20 last night at Kunuiakea Stadium.
Led by senior quarterback Kahaku Kaai and junior running back Truman Chun, the Warriors dominated Na Alii in all facets of the game.
Following a second-quarter touchdown run by Aiea's Quinton Petersen that gave Na Alii a 6-3 lead, Kamehameha responded with 25 consecutive points. Kaai, who only played in the first half, gave the Warriors momentum going into halftime when he found Kanalu DeMello for a late touchdown.
Kamehameha then capitalized on an early third quarter Na Alii fumble when Chun blasted up the middle for a 16-yard touchdown, his second of the game, giving the Warriors a 28-6 lead.
Aiea, playing without injured all-state receiver Lofa Liilii, struggled to sustain long drives all game. A 95-yard interception return off Kamehameha backup quarterback Michael Hoke led to a 2-yard touchdown pass from Alfredo Higa to James Buchanan.
However, Hoke answered for the Warriors by leading a ball-control drive that used most of the remaining clock in the fourth quarter. Hoke's 3-yard touchdown pass to Charles Soon III sealed the game for Kamehameha.
Brandon Hardin, Jamin Meletia and Mitch Kauweloa recorded interceptions for the Warriors.
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