Pac-Five flattens Kaimuki


POSTED: Sunday, August 16, 2009

P.J. Minaya fired seven touchdown passes as Pac-Five overwhelmed an undermanned Kaimuki squad 48-19 last night in the opening game of the Father Bray Classic at Aloha Stadium.

Minaya was 26-for-42 for 374 yards and had scoring tosses of 5, 33, 7, 27, 5 and 15 yards in the first half alone. He added a 35-yard strike to Darin Kamealoha for his seventh touchdown. Kamealoha led all receivers with eight catches for 146 yards and four scores.

Kaimuki, down to 20 players after academic probation, brought up five junior varsity players for the nonconference opener.

“;We knew they didn't have all their guys,”; Minaya said.







Chester Su'a's 5-yard run brought the Bulldogs within 13-6 midway through the first quarter, but the Wolfpack dominated with their aerial attack from that point.

Eddie Char was one of the bright spots for Kaimuki, which played several starters both ways. Char passed for 173 yards without a pick and rushed for 55 yards on nifty option keepers. The Bulldogs finished with 137 rushing yards.

“;We did a good job with our second team. Some of them, this was their first time (playing varsity),”; Char said. “;Coach said, 'Just do your job and do your assignments, and play your heart out.'”;

First-year coach Clint Onigama praised his young team.

“;For us, we're telling our boys, 'No excuses,' but a lot of our guys grew up tonight,”; Onigama said.

Su'a was a force defensively with two sacks.

The Bulldogs played without two-way starter Desmond Tautofi, who has been suspended since an incident during Kaimuki's scrimmage with Waianae last week, Onigama said.

That fracas, which occurred on the final play of the scrimmage, plus academic issues, almost caused Kaimuki to pull out of the Bray game.


Kapaa 16, Kalani 0

Bredan Kamibayashi connected with Awai Dejos in the first quarter to give the Warriors an early lead over the Falcons.

Darren Taylor also scored on a 66-yard run for Kapaa.


Waipahu 27, Keaau 7

The Marauders welcomed Big Island Interscholastic Federation member Keaau to Waipahu and controlled the game with a dominant running attack.

Marauders workhorse Victor Moanamu set the pace by rushing for 87 yards and two touchdowns.

The Marauders' defense was threatening to shut out the Cougars, but Keaau jumped on the board with a late score.


Konawaena 22, Waialua 14

Thomas Deniz threw for two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 33 seconds remaining, as the Wildcats came back to defeat the Bulldogs.

Duke Akiona, who also hauled in an earlier touchdown reception, caught the winning pass on a rollout.

Kona took a 6-0 lead into intermission, but Waialua scored twice in the second half, including a 70-yard punt return by Pilialoha Tupou on the first play of the first quarter.

Waialua's originally scheduled opponent, Ka'u, could not safely field a team.


No. 7 Kapolei 47 Kamehameha-Hawaii 0

The Hurricanes dominated the Warriors in an interleague matchup.

Kapolei gunslinger Noah Pascua threw for 271 yards on 15-for-22 passing with three touchdowns.

The Hurricanes' offense rattled off several big runs as well, with scores from 80 and 55 yards out, as part of their 386 rushing yards.


Anuenue 26, Kamehameha-Maui 20

Despite throwing only one pass, Na Koa put up 26 points en route to a six-point victory on the Valley Isle.

Anuenue rushed for 331 yards, highlighted by Ikaika Gante's 105 and a touchdown.

Trailing 20-7 entering the fourth quarter, KS-Maui tied it up with two 47-yard scores before Kalani Puaoi's 1-yard rumble across the goal line put the visitors ahead for good.


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Kaimuki19Kapolei (7)47
'Iolani (9)30Kamehameha-Hawaii0
Kahuku (3)49Kalani0