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Kahuku sacks Punahou


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POSTED: Sunday, August 23, 2009

The sack is back.

Second-ranked Kahuku registered seven sacks against a rebuilding Punahou squad in a 24-14 win last night at Aloha Stadium.

T.J. Tito, a junior linebacker, recorded three of those sacks on first-year starter Kaiana Eldredge, a transfer from Utah. Kahuku improved to 2-0 in nonconference play, while defending state champion Punahou lost its season opener.

“;The D-line opened up holes for me,”; said Tito, sounding more line a running back. “;They took out all the (offensive) tackles.”;

Interior defensive linemen Veteson Sauni, Kona Schwenke and Hauoli Jamora drew their share of attention from Punahou's experienced O-line.

“;The defense played well,”; coach Reggie Torres said. “;Our three front guys are studs.”;

               

     

 

YESTERDAY                                                                                                                                                    
No. 2 Kahuku24
No. 3 Punahou  14

       

       

Though the Red Raiders continue to unveil new looks—pistol and spread formations with four receivers—the philosophy hasn't strayed far from its roots. Kahuku ran the ball on 39 of 52 plays from scrimmage.

Punahou's defense was stingy on the ground, but Kahuku quarterback Evan Moe found the passing lanes to his liking. He completed only four passes, but didn't force many others and hit two receivers for touchdowns.

“;Evan made great decisions. There were some missed reads, but that's OK,”; Torres said.

Kahuku scored on its first drive, a 13-play, 55-yard work of labor. Moe fired a third-down strike to Punga Vea on a post route in the middle of the end zone, and Kahuku led 7-0 with 3:24 to play in the first quarter.

Kahuku's next two offensive possessions bogged down, but a muffed punt return by Punahou's Steven Lakalaka—in swirling gusts—was recovered by Tito at Punahou's 14-yard line. Five plays later, on another third-and-goal snap, Moe found tight end Shairone Thompson in the right corner for a 14-yard touchdown pass.

The Red Raiders led 14-0 with 4:55 remaining in the second quarter.

It was a rough first half offensively for Punahou, which did not get past its 41-yard line until late in the half. That series began at the Buffanblu 46-yard line after a Kahuku punt, and ended with a Punahou punt.

Kahuku's Sauni, Jamora and Tito racked up sacks of Eldredge before halftime. The Buffanblu had minus-7 yards in total offense in the first half.

What its offense couldn't do, the Buffanblu defense certainly did. Jeremy Ioane hauled in a pass tipped by teammate Brian Suite and returned it 81 yards up the left sideline for his team's first touchdown. Punahou was within 14-7 with 5:48 left in the third quarter.

Kahuku answered with a drive that stalled at the Punahou 25-yard line, but Cameron Mercado drilled a 42-yard field goal through a sideways gust to push Kahuku's lead to 17-7 with 1:40 left in the third.

Lopaka Morris, who had tantalized defenders with punt returns—several that were called back by penalties—broke off a 64-yard touchdown run on an end-around play. Morris, who lined up as a receiver, became a “;fly”; back and took the handoff from Moe, who had faked up the middle, and juked two would-be tacklers en route to the end zone. Kahuku led 24-7 with 11:26 remaining.

“;We called the reverse. Our tackle (Tevita Tonga) kicked out and I saw the safety. I hoped I could get past him,”; Morris said.

Punahou tacked on a late touchdown when backup quarterback Liloa Travis drove the Buffanblu 65 yards. A completion to Forrest St. John Kim took the ball to the Kahuku 1-yard line, where he fumbled, but teammate Lokahi Matsuo recovered in the end zone with 53 seconds to go.

Though Punahou's defense allowed only 17 points, it was a bittersweet start to the season.

“;Especially for us seniors trying to lead, losing is a horrible feeling,”; said Suite, a defensive back who played a stellar game.

 

No. 2 Kahuku 24, No. 3 Punahou 14

At Aloha Stadium

                                                                                                                                           
Punahou (0-0)007714
Kahuku (1-0)773724

Kah—Punga Vea 9 pass from Evan Moe (Cameron Mercado kick)
Kah—Shairone Thompson 14 pass from Moe (Mercado kick)
Pun—Jeremy Ioane 81 interception return (Kaimi Fairbairn kick)
Kah—FG Mercado 42
Kah—Lopaka Morris 64 run (Mercado kick)
Pun—Lokahi Matsuo fumble recovery in end zone (Fairbairn kick)

RUSHINGPunahou: Stabren Caires 7-28, Steven Lakalaka 2-1, Liloa Travis 2-(-2), Kaiana Eldredge 7-(-47). Kahuku: Lopaka Morris 3-68, Galeai Malufau 17-27, Tyrone Brown 4-25, Fonoivasa Mataafa 4-22, Viliami Pasi 7-21, Moe 4-13.
PASSINGPunahou: Eldredge 5-19-0-57, Travis 8-12-0-72. Kahuku: Moe 4-13-1-29.
RECEIVINGPunahou: Forrest St. John Kim 7-54, Mountan Mitchell 3-32, Jeffrey Pedrina 2-44, Caires 1-(-1) . Kahuku: Punga Vea 2-15, Shairone Thompson 1-14, Mataafa 1-0.
Junior varsity—Kahuku 0, Punahou 0

 

No. 10 Mililani 21, No. 4 Leilehua 18

At John Kauinana Stadium

                                                                                                                                           
Leilehua (1-1, 0-1)037818
Mililani (2-0, 1-0)7140021

Mil—Trent McKinney 1 run (Reid Watanabe kick)
Lei—FG Tyler Boone 23
Mil—Taz Stevenson 80 run (Watanabe kick)
Mil—Hassan Richardson 23 pass from McKinney (Watanabe kick)
Lei—Reece Acohido recovered blocked punt in end zone (Boone kick)
Lei—Kamana Akagi 5 pass from Andrew Manley (Akagi pass from Manley)

RUSHINGLeilehua: Edward Lani 3-14, CJ Bailey 7-14, Austin Schmidt 1-3, Kosi Lavea-Jennings 1-1, Andrew Manley 2-(-14). Mililani: Stevenson 12-140, McKinney 12-26, Ethan Cook 4-10, Taylor Searle 1-7, Reid Watanabe 2-5, team 3-(-3).
PASSINGLeilehua: Manley 20-38-0-226. Mililani: McKinney 13-17-1-143, Nainoa Pihana 1-1-0-30.
RECEIVINGLeilehua: Bailey 6-73, Akagi 5-68, Tyler Boone 5-49, Kai Olayon 2-24, Blaine Furtado 1-7, Kyle Cruse Gombio 1-5. Mililani: Richardson 3-60, Stevenson 3-34, Seth Iereneo-Baring 2-26, Kama Paulo 2-16, Pihana 2-16, Bryson Calma 1-18, Searle 1-3.
Junior varsity—Leilehua 13, Mililani 0

 

Pac-Five 66, McKinley 40

At Roosevelt

                                                                                                                                           
McKinley (0-1)71314640
Pac-Five (2-0)282414066

P5—London Amorin 51 pass from P.J. Minaya (Brendan Sagucio kick)
McK—Kioco Melson 41 interception return (kick failed)
P5—Jordon Doi 37 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)
P5—Chalson Baition 5 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)
P5—London Amorin 33 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)
McK—Roy Aliksa 2 run (Fernando Diaz kick)
P5—Darin Kamealoha 49 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)
McK—Solomon Dixon 31 pass from Iosefatu Fiso (Kylie Sato kick)
P5—Darius Anderson 36 run (Sagucio kick)
P5—Amorin 17 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)
P5—32 FG Sagucio
McK—Fiso 48 run (Luis Fernando Diaz kick)
McK—William Rollman 41 pass from Fiso (Sato kick)
P5—Kamealoha 48 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)
P5—Amorin 5 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)
McK—Aliksa 2 run (kick failed)

RUSHINGMcKinley: Fiso 10-66, Dylan Misiluti 9-42, Joey Pacheco 15-41, Dixon 4-14, Roy Aliksa 3-7, Brandon Soares 1-4. Pac-Five: Darius Anderson 5-67, Minaya 4-21, Landon Burkhart 4-14, Logan Murakami 2-0, Kyle Camacho 1-(-1),
PASSINGMcKinley: Fiso 5-20-1-150. Pac-Five: Minaya 21-33-2-431, Logan Murakami 1-5-0-10.
RECEIVINGMcKinley: Solomon 4-109, William Rollman 1-41, Habram Bryan Fermin 1-0. Pac-Five: London Amorin 11-214, Kamealoha 3-125, Kim 2-33, Landon Burkhart 2-16, Chalson Baition 2-5, Jordan Doi 1-37, Anderson 1-11.

 

OIA White

Aiea 50, Kalani 0

At Aiea

                                                                                                                                           
Kalani (0-1), (0-2)00000
Aiea (1-0), (2-0)77201650

Aiea—Chucky Kaahanui 1 run (Nicholas Hiraoka kick)
Aiea—Otto-Titan Salausa 15 run (Hiraoka kick)
Aiea—Salausa 11 run (Hiraoka kick)
Aiea—Kaahanui 31 run (kick blocked)
Aiea—Salausa 5 run (Hiraoka kick)
Aiea—Kaahanui 2 run (Hiraoka kick)
Aiea—Safety (punter tackled in endzone)
Aiea—Salausa 3 run (Hiraoka kick)

RUSHINGKalani: Jun Cho 20-26, Chancen Schutter 6-3, Dane Onaga 2-(-3), Wilkins Kato 6-(-9). Aiea: Anae Vaa 13-105, Salausa 11-83, Matt Faalele 1-30, Kaahanui 6-28, Karson Kenchy 3-3.
PASSINGKalani: none. Aiea: Kaahanui 9-17-1-153, Wilkins Kato 0-5-1-0, Chancen Shutter 0-1-0-0, Jun Cho 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVINGKalani: none. Aiea: Faalele 3-45, Vaa 2-53, Kory Naeole 1-31, Philip Madriaga 1-8, Kekoa Thompson 1-8, Michael Williams 1-8.
Junior varsity—Aiea 46, Kalani 0

 

Radford 35, Anuenue 0

At Radford

                                                                                                                                           
Anuenue (1-1), (0-1)00000
Radford (1-1), (1-0)14021035

Rad—TJ Reid 12 pass from J.B. Fontenot (Cody Spraker kick)
Rad—Phil Hogan 16 run (Spraker kick)
Rad—Hogan 59 run (Spraker kick)
Rad—Reid 36 pass from Fontenot (Spraker kick)
Rad—Ikaika Kamaka 12 pass from Doug Brown (Spraker kick)

RUSHINGAnuenue: Kalani Puaoi 8-38, Ikaika Gante 8-26, Kealii Mokiao 7-22, Kanani Armitage 5-18, Opunui Nahalea 6-17, Keliikoa Aki 8-12, Iaakea Manoi-Hide 3-(-3), Kekai Fernandez 1-(-9) . Radford: Hogan 6-108, Brown 2-30, Fontenot 4-18, Sidney Chandler 3-8, Kamaka 1-4, Tama Fiaseu 2-3, Noah ekau 1-2, Chris Parmer 1-2.
PASSING Anuenue: Fernandez 0-1-1-0. Radford: Fontenot 7-13-0-111, Brown 3-3-0-27, Parmer 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVINGAnuenue: None . Radford: Reid 4-95, Kamaka 2-21, Dustin Phelps 1-11, P.J. Day 1-6, Chris Cook 1-4, Hogan 1-1.

 

Friday's Results

No. 5 Kamehameha 34, Kailua 2

At Kailua

                                                                                                                                           
Kamehameha (2-0)1377734
Kailua (1-1)20002

KS—Blaise Cuban 35 run (kick blocked)
KS—Ryan Ho 1 run (Tarra Gabriel kick)
Kail—Safety (Brandon Marfil fumble out of end zone)
KS—Kupono Park 2 run (Gabriel kick)
KS—Park 2 run (Gabriel kick)
KS—Marfil 0 fumble recovery (Gabriel kick)

 

RUSHINGKamehameha: Ho 19-94, Cuban 1-35, Park 6-17, Brock Ruelke 1-3, T.C. Campbell 1-(-7), Michael Kukahiwa-Haruno Jr. 6-35, Marfil 2-(-52), Christian Akana 2-4, Ronson Nakoa-Moniz 2-(-1), Jason Muraoka 3-24, Jacob Makaiwi 1-1, Devin-Jackson Kawewehi 2-0, Keolapauole Bradley 1-5. Kailua: James Jones-Kamaunu 9-1, Clint Aina 1-(-1), Bubba Sato 7-20, Kahaku Iaea 10-(-43).
PASSINGKamehameha: Kukahiwa-Haruno Jr. 2-7-2-14, Campbell 4-7-0-47, Akana 1-3-0-12. Kailua: Iaea 12-21-0-136.
RECEIVINGKamehameha: Keanu Haina 2-14, Dyson Hoohuli 2-27, Kaimipono Bento 1-12, Alexander Bell 1-10, Ruelke 1-10. Kailua: Corey Lau 6-97, Calen Friel 1-1, Eric Lum 2-13, Austin Tilton 2-19, Una Uhila 1-6.
Junior varsity—Kamehameha 20, Kailua 6

 

Castle 42, No. 9 'Iolani 21

At Castle

                                                                                                                                           
'Iolani (1-1)777021
Castle (2-0)71471442

'Iol—Bret Christman 11 pass from Jarrett Arakawa (Andrew Skalman kick)
Cas—Shaydon Kehano 6 pass from Jaymason Lee (Derek Hillegass kick)
Cas—Garrett Paredes 17 run (Hillegass kick)
'Iol—Kevin Barayuga 30 pass from Arakawa (Skalman kick)
Cas—Kehano 12 pass from Lee (Hillegass kick)
Cas—Paredes 1 run (Hillegass kick)
'Iol—Trevyn Tulonghari 5 pass from Arakawa (Skalman kick)
Cas—Timothy Torres 21 run (Hillegass kick)
Cas—Jaysen Ferreira 1 run (Hillegas kick)

RUSHINGCastle: Paredes 14-72, Lowen Rogers 1-39, Torres 1-21, Ferreira 1-1, Lee 6-(-2). 'Iolani: Ammon Baldomero 14-54, Alex Matsunami 2-7, Jaron Teramoto 2-1, Kila Zuttermeister 1-(-4), Barayuga 1-(-4), Arakawa 3-(-8).
PASSINGCastle: Jaymason Lee 23-32—0-216. 'Iolani: Arakawa 27-45-1-240, Josh Hannum 1-3-0-7.
RECEIVINGCastle: Paredes 5-76, Kehano 8-53, Rogers 4-34, Austin Dawson 3-22, Torres 1-21, Joshua Kong 1-9, Stanton Kaniaupio 1-1. 'Iolani: Kasey Takahashi 5-70, Tulonghari 8-51, Barayuga 6-49, Christman 4-28, Boldomero 2-28, Dane Arakawa 1-11, Maika Kealoha 1-7, Dylan Goto 1-3.
Also
No. 1 Saint Louis 35, Kaimuki 7

 

OIA Red West

No. 8 Waianae 41, No. 7 Kapolei 21

At Waianae

                                                                                                                                           
Kapolei (1-1, 0-1)0210021
Waianae (2-0, 1-0)77131441

Wain—Keoni Napierala-Rose 11 run (Terrence Akao kick)
Kapo—Noah Pascua 1 run (Eric Morales kick)
Wain—Brian Paul Manuel 19 pass from Puletua Wilson (Akao kick)
Kapo—Keaka Fernandez 25 run (Morales kick)
Kapo—Donny King 24 pass from Pascua (Morales kick)
Wain—Napierala-Rose 61 run (Akao kick)
Wain—Henry Medeiros 13 run (kick failed)
Wain—Napierala-Rose 32 run (run failed)
Wain—Medeiros 7 run (Eleu Wilson run)

RUSHINGKapolei: Pascua 10-5, Brandon Vaitautolu 2-5, Onosai Faumuina 3-12, Elijah Tagura 2-49, Tuu Lolohea 1-3, Fernandez 6-69, Aaron Thomas 1-(-2). Waianae: Napierala-Rose 21-191, P. Wilson 9-(-6), Bronson Barbosa 4-4, Henry Medeiros 6-41, Kanekapila Hussey 3-7, team 1-(-21), Eleu Wilson 1-3, Kelii Ah-Van 2-3, James Wilson 1-3
PASSINGKapolei: Pascua 14-31-3-114. Waianae: P. Wilson 6-9-1-83, Napierala-Rose 0-2-0-0.
RECEIVINGKapolei: King 7-73, Christian Estabillo 1-18, Tagura 3-10, Faumuina 2-12, Fernandez 1-1. Waianae: Shane Akina 1-17, Napierala-Rose 1-(-2), Akao 1-20, Manuel 1-19, Henry Correa-Young 1-25, J. Wilson 1-4.
Junior varsity—Waianae 13, Kapolei 6

 

Campbell 21, Waipahu 0

At Campbell

                                                                                                                                           
Waipahu (0-1), (1-1)00000
Campbell (1-0), (1-1)7140021

Camp—Samson Anguay 45 pass from Michael Ulfale (Zack Marquart kick)
Camp—Anguay 8 pass from Ulfale (kick failed)
Camp—Jonah Hamada 95 interception return (Anguay from Ulfale pass)

RUSHINGCampbell: Nick Penitusi 6-59, Anguay 1-5, Tsai Deli 2-5, Andrew Haina 4-(-6). Waipahu: Victor Moananu 25-147, Simon Kapuwai 1-7, John Cantalina 1-1, Christina Kopua 1(-2), Josh Lecar 11-(-5)
PASSINGCampbell: Ulufale 16-28-0-155, Christian Carlos 0-1-0-0 . Waipahu: Lecar 2-6-2 18.
RECEIVINGCampbell: Anguay 7-113, Tim Friend 4-20, Xtian Reyes 2-4, John Aiwohi 1-8, Chirstian Abregano-Abcde 1-7, Nick Penitusi 1-3 . Waipahu: Jonah Carvalho 2-18.
Junior varsity—Campbell 26, Waipahu 14

 

OIA White

Moanalua 26, Kalaheo 22

At Moanalua

                                                                                                                                           
Kalaheo (0-1), (1-1)770822
Moanalua (1-0), (1-1)7061326

Moan—Essaye Villaver 74 pass from Keven Amaral (Matt Blakely kick)

Kalh—Jeremy Carney 2 run (Dongwoo Kim kick)

Kalh—Zachary Loveless 8 pass from Phil Tauai (Kim kick)

Moan—Richard Villasenor 8 pass from Adam Francisco (conversion failed)

Moan—Francisco 14 run (conversion failed)

Kalh—Loveless 35 pass from Tauai

Moan—Tahje Canyon 35 pass from Francisco (Blakely kick)

RUSHINGMoanalua: Canyon 19-145, Keven Amaral 2-14, Francisco 3-12, Lowen Oilveros 2-3, Chasen Hamasaki 1-1. Kalaheo: Phil Tauai 21-89, Jesse Carney 11-23, Eddie Tauai 4-4.
PASSINGMoanalua: Francisco 5-11-1 93, Amaral 3-6-0 86. Kalaheo: Phil Tauai 6-14-2 82, Eddie Tauai 0-2-0-0 .
RECEIVINGMoanalua: Villasenor 4-58, Canyon 2-50, Essay Villaver 1-74, Michal Egami 1-(-3). Kalaheo: Loveless 4-58, Justin Pagan 1-25, Team 1(-1).
Junior varsity—Moanalua 27 Kalaheo 0