OIA RED EAST
McKinley knocks off No. 2 Kahuku
Second-ranked Kahuku outgained McKinley by 50 yards last night but fell one point short on the scoreboard.
The Red Raiders opted to go for two points on their final score -- in the third quarter -- but failed on it and lost to the Trojans 14-13 last night at Roosevelt High School.
"We don't go anywhere to tie," Kahuku head coach Reggie Torres said. "The boys want to win, but McKinley was tough."
The Red Raiders ran for 275 yards but fell behind 14-0 and were never able to come all the way back. McKinley had only 231 total yards.
McKinley quarterback Tilton Kaluna started the scoring with 7 minutes left in the first quarter, hitting Alan Hashimoto from 9 yards out. McKinley's next score came on the ground, when Keawe Kalama covered 18 yards for a touchdown with 4:08 left before the half.
Kahuku was able to respond, though, scoring just over 2 minutes later on a 5-yard run by Ian Fujinaga. Richard Torres hit Fujinaga for a touchdown from 6 yards out after halftime, but the McKinley defense kept the Red Raiders out of the end zone the rest of the way.
Reggie Torres wanted to keep the momentum and tried the 2-point conversion, but Richard Torres was stopped on a quarterback keeper. Running back Lehi Aumua gained 145 yards on 18 carries in the game.
"They knew, the whole state knows, we are going off tackle, so we tried to switch it up," Reggie Torres said.
Kalama led McKinley with 57 yards rushing on 14 carries. Kaluna kept the ball in the air most of the time, completing 12 of 27 attempts.
"That quarterback did good," Torres said. "He killed us. We couldn't get any pressure on him, and when we did get to him he would dump it off for a screen. Hats off to the whole McKinley team from the coaches on down."
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