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RICHARD WALKER / RWALKER@STARBULLETIN.COM
Farrington running back Joshua Fernandez was tackled by Castle's Kainoa Aki at Mililani last night.
Farrington tops Castle, locks up second place in Red East
When Farrington's passing game started to click last night it meant big trouble for Castle.
The Govs trailed by a touchdown early, but quarterback Alefesio Iu went to town with three straight TD passes and Farrington was on its way to a 25-15 victory at Mililani.
Iu had a slow start, with incompletions on his first three passes, including an interception, but he finished strong.
With the win in the regular-season finale, the Governors (4-2-2, 4-1-1) clinched second place in the OIA Red East and a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs. The Knights (3-5, 3-3) are tied for third place with Kailua. Kalaheo (4-3, 2-3) plays McKinley (0-6-1, 0-4-1) tonight and also could tie for third.
Joshua Fernandez also had a big night for Farrington, rushing for more than 100 yards.
A shanked Castle punt late in the first quarter led to a Farrington score. The Govs drove 63 yards, and the big play was Fernandez's 24-yard run to set up Iu's 6-yard TD toss to Matt Stowers in the left corner of the end zone early in the second quarter to make 7-7.
The Knights fumbled away the ensuing kickoff. Seven plays later Farrington faced a fourth-and-3 situation at the 4, but Iu came through with an Ani Isumu 4-yard TD connection, and a 13-7 lead with 6:14 left in the half.
OIA RED EAST
Kahuku 28, Moanalua 7
The Red Raiders rolled up 207 rushing yards, led by Kaliki Unga's 62 yards and a score.
OIA RED WEST
No. 4 Mililani 36, Radford 6
Dalaunte Stevenson had four TD receptions and the Trojans defense forced four turnovers.
Mililani returned the opening kickoff for a score.
Kaiser 55, Kalani 0
Cal Tashiro passed for three TDs and ran for another, while Nainoa Kam rushed for three scores for the Cougars.