Prep Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, January 22, 1997


No change in timing
of games

By Pat Bigold
Star-Bulletin



Despite a howl of protest over the increased length of prep football games last year, there will be no change in the timing rule next season.

The National Federation of State High Associations Football Rules Committee decided at its meeting in Alaska earlier this month that another season was needed to properly assess the rule's impact.

The rule put into effect last fall had the clock stop for each change of possession until the ball was snapped.

The Interscholastic League of Honolulu was forced to reschedule four tripleheaders at Aloha Stadium one hour early after a preseason and a regular-season tripleheader ran nearly a half hour past midnight.

League officials said they were concerned for the safety of student-athletes and spectators.

"Statistics from our state associations indicated an average increase of nine minutes in football games this year," said Dick Schindler, assistant director of the federation and a liaison to the rules committee.

"The committee felt we needed another year to see how the rule affects the game and also for officiating crews to become more efficient in overall time management."

The average game time last season was two hours and 17 minutes compared with two hours and eight minutes in 1995.

The rules committee did make a change that will benefit offenses.

A roughing the passer penalty yardage (15 yards) will be tacked on to whatever gain was made on a pass completion.

Previously, when a roughing the passer flag was thrown on completed passes that gained more yards than the penalty allowed, the fouled team would have to decline the penalty just to retain its gain.

The committee has also added an automatic first down to the penalty for roughing the snapper.

Schindler said the federation is concerned about open-hand blocking.

"Many are concerned about the continued illegal use of hands, particularly holding by offensive linemen," he said.

Sideline management and control was also brought up.

"The sideline management emphasis is a repeat from last year," said Schindler. "But there are still too many team personnel on the sidelines who are not in their respective team boxes.

Raiders still unbeaten

Star-Bulletin staff



Unbeaten Iolani rode Derek Christensen's 24 points to a 49-46 victory over visiting University High last night.

The Interscholastic League of Honolulu-leading Raiders (7-0) exploded to an 18-7 first-quarter lead and had a 26-16 lead at halftime.

But the Junior Rainbows (3-4), sparked by the league's leading scorer, Elijah Neverdon, fought back to close within 36-35 at the end of three quarters.

Neverdon finished with 20 points.

University HS	7	9	19	11-46
Iolani		18	8	10	13-49
University High: Rose 0, Cabacungan 3, Ah Sam 4, Penebacker 4, Neverdon 20, Chan 0, Morikami 11, D. Cambra 4.

Iolani: Jackson 0, Miyashiro 0, Ah Yat 2, Uejio 5, Fuller 2, Yasuhara 3, D. Christensen 24, Oesterly 0, S. Christensen 13, Kishinami 0.

Punahou 62, Maryknoll 44: At Punahou, Scott Wong scored 11 of his game-high 20 points in the second half as the Buffanblu (6-1) rolled past the Spartans (1-6).

Joey Ward had 12 points for Maryknoll.

Maryknoll	7	12	 8	17-44
Punahou		12	17	17	16-62
Maryknoll: Mau 2, Agustin 6, Tiwanak 4, Ward 12, Hazama 2, Almanza 2, Silva 2, Lee 8, Basse 6, Nip 0.

Punahou: Suzuki 0, Wee 0, Young 0, Kim 4, Stietzel 8, Gilliam 2, Ichinose 10, Brokaw 6, Wong 20, Lam 2, Tauotaha 0, Salter 0, Brooks 10.

Kamehameha 49, Damien 42: At Damien, Kamehameha (3-4) placed three players in double figures, paced by Gavin Huihui's 13 points.

Chad Leong had a game-high 15 points for the Monarchs (0-7) .

Kamehameha	12	11	11	15-49
Damien		8	10	11	13-42
Kamehameha: Winchester 12, Takasaki 0, Santos 0, Hashimoto 2, Ordenstein 2, Wise 12, Huihui 13, Tano 8, Lee 0.

Damien: Echavaria 1, Agraan 13, Chun 8, Marumoto 2, Apao 0, Leong 15, Martin 0, Yadao 0, Hanamaikai 0, Bryan 3.

Moanalua 49, Radford 44: At Moanalua, Ramsey Williams scored 14 of his game high 23 points in the third quarter as the defending state champion Menehunes improved to 6-0.

The Rams (2-4) were led by Jerry Polyascko's 11 points.

Radford		8	11	14	11-44
Moanalua	13	 7	18	11-49
Radford: Je. Polyascko 11, Lelie 2, Jo. Polyascko 5, Perez 5, Victor 3, Hussey 6, Griffith 0, Kealoha 9, Degrun 0, Morrow 3.

Moanalua: Jones 2, Santiago 9, Kamakura 0, Kesaji 0, Rosado-Galindo 6, Williams 23, Edwards 0, Espada 0, Greene 2, Bruce 7, Stevenson 0.

Kalaheo 47, Castle 33: At Kalaheo, Levon Freeman scored 10 points to lead the defending OIA champion Mustangs (6-0).

Billy Brattonwas led Castle (1-5) with 10 points.

Castle		10	2	13	8-33
Kalaheo		9	16	 6	16-47
Castle: Bruhn 0, J. Bratton 2, Guillermo 4, Mattos 0, Pagoyo 5, B. Bratton 10, Dydasco 6, Foster 3, Naparan 1, Gernler 2.

Kalaheo: Withy-Allen 0, Pelefoti 0, Furtado 2, Wachner 2, Freeman 10, Buxton 6, Hess 8, Kamelamela 8, Hogue 2, Lutu 2, Abbott 0, McCoy 7.

McKinley 67, Kaimuki 61: At McKinley, the Tigers (4-2) took a 33-28 halftime lead as Gavino Indalecio scored 12 of his game-high 19 points.

Kaimuki (3-3) was led by Travis Yamamoto's 17 points.

Kaimuki		16	12	 8	25-61
McKinley	16	17	16	18-67
Kaimuki: Moore 10, Sonoda 4, Tang 6, Wong 2, S. Ki 0, Yamamoto 17, Sione 2, F. Ki 6, Joshua 12, Almadova 0, Francisco 2.

McKinley: Chen 17, Rhee 9, Tengan 0, Mai 4, Shin 0, Indalecio 19, Fatui 8, Kaikaka 0, Sakata 2, Tuiolemotu 6, Tamasoa 2.

Pearl City 61, Waialua 46: At Waialua, Steven Scott scored a game-high 20 points to help the Chargers (3-3) pull away from the host Bulldogs (1-6).

Pearl City	14	14	17	16-61
Waialua		 7	12	13	14-46
Pearl City: Scott 20, Shelton 0, Swanger 0, Totten 9, Delores 0, Inman 0, Custodio 8, Abordonado 10, Chang 10, Okinaka 4, Marshall 0.

Waialua: Lundgren 0, Amper 6, Pascual 8, Fujinaga 0, Alburo 3, Garcia 1, Lavarias 6, Yuen 3, Lagapa 6, Fuiava 7, Cabucana 6.

Farrington 54, Kailua 47: At Farrington, the Governors improved to 2-4 as Aladin Ramos and Jonah Kuahine each had 10 points.

Joseph Lefcourt had 26 to lead Kailua (0-6).

Kailua		15	13	10	9-47
Farrington	12	17	16	9-54
Kailua: Cuizon 2, Yumen 0, Letoto 6, Napeahi 5, Mueller 0, Lefcourt 26, Luie 4, Klein 4.

Farrington: Torres 9, Aguinaldo 0, Malacas 7, Tomacder 0, Hill 6, Tuala 2, Ramos 10, Corpuz 2, Tuimalealiifano 0, Wong 0, Tautua 4, Castillo 4, Kuahine 10.




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