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Saturday, November 4, 2000

O I A _ P R E P _ F O O T B A L L

By Ronen Zilberman, Star-Bulletin
Kaimuki's Kila Kamakawiwo'ole, left, grabs Kahuku's Alma
Jean after one of five Red Raider interceptions.

Waianae romp

Red Raiders will meet
Seariders for OIA football

Bullet Waianae 43, Castle 13
Bullet Iolani rips Pac-Five

By Dave Reardon

A playoff game with nine turnovers and 228 yards in penalties is quite tiresome, so please excuse a twist of a new, but already tired cliche:

Who knocked the 'Dogs out?

The answer is Kahuku -- with a lot of help from Kaimuki itself -- as the Red Raiders blitzed the Bulldogs, 40-0, in an Oahu Interscholastic Association semifinal last night before 4,994 fans at Aloha Stadium.

Kahuku, the defending OIA champion, plays Waianae next Friday for the league championship.

The Seariders also won big last night, 43-14 over Castle.

Waianae beat Kahuku, 12-7, during the regular season.

"Last time they were lucky," said Red Raiders' defensive back Bryson Au, who returned one of five Kahuku interceptions last night 51 yards for a first-quarter touchdown. "If we become a team and make less penalties, we can beat them."

The Red Raiders managed to dominate the Bulldogs despite 14 penalties for 155 yards. Kahuku coach Siuaki Livai was pleased with the school spirit, but not the personal fouls.

"I'm furious," Livai said. "We did some good things tonight, but a lot of bad things."

Most of the good things came from the defense, which turned the Bulldogs into poodles that managed only 50 total yards.

By Ronen Zilberman, Star-Bulletin
Kahuku's Chris Kemoeatu wraps up Kaimuki running back
Soloni Taumololo, and helped the Red Raiders wrap up a
40-0 victory in the Oahu Interscholastic Association
semifinals at Aloha Stadium last night.

Kaimuki lost a fumble in addition to the five picks.

Running back Chanceton Mirafuentes, the 5-foot-2, 155-pound sparkplug of the Bulldogs' offense, was held to 30 yards on 16 carries.

He was often stonewalled by the Red Raiders' defensive line, led by 6-5, 300-pound Chris Kemoeatu.

"They took away a lot of the things we wanted to do," Kaimuki coach Ron Oyama said. "It was a combination of their superiority and our mistakes."

Kahuku's offense did not meet its high-powered standard, but made enough big plays to start the mercy rule clock running in the third quarter.

Inoke Funaki hooked up with safety-turned-receiver Aaron Francisco for two touchdown passes, but he was also intercepted three times.

"Hopefully we'll cut down on our mistakes on offense next week," Funaki said. "The defense really picked us up tonight."

Kemoeatu, who also made one of Kahuku's interceptions, left the game in the third quarter with what was thought to be a recurrence of a knee injury.

Livai said it was too early to tell if he would miss next week's game.

Kaimuki (7-3, 8-3) 0 0 0 0-- 0
Kahuku (9-1, 9-2) 13 14 13 0--40
Scoring summary

Kah--Aaron Francisco 34 pass from 'Inoke Funaki (Solomon Lee kick)
Kah--Bryson Au 51 interception return (kick failed)
Kah--Francisco 25 pass from Funaki (Lee kick)
Kah--Mulivai Pula 39 run (Lee kick)
Kah--Marcus Salanoa 2 run (kick failed)
Kah--Travis Kaka 21 pass from Ferron Fonoimoana

Individual statistics

Rushing--Kai: Chanceton Mirafuentes 16-30, Brandon Caires 3-(-17), Soloni Taumalolo 2-4, Leland Ohelo 5-16, James Yapching 1-2, William Carroll 2-5. Kah: Pula 6-50, Salanoa 4-52, Funaki 5-43, A.J. Smith 1-1, Fonoimoana 4-(-16), Earvin Atuaia 1-2, Vai Napaa 1-4, Kaka 3-7, Colby Unga 2-1.

Passing--Kai: Caires 3-18-5 for 10 yards. Kah: Funaki 4-10-3 for 64 yards, Fonoimoana 4-5-0 for 59 yards.

Receiving--Kai: Mirafuentes 1-2, Kila Kamakawiwo'ole 2-8. Kah: Francisco 2-59, Saia Hafoka 1-5, Salanoa 1-0, Kaka 3-47, Unga 1-12.

Waianae 43, Castle 13

The Seariders used their size advantage to steamroll the Knights.

Lono Manners led the charge with 138 yards and three touchdowns. Peter Sarono added 103 yards and a touchdown.

"The offensive line gave us big holes and they all did their part," Sarono said.

Waianae retooled its offensive line about three weeks ago, including shifting Siota Malu to tight end from the defense.

"Overall, not too bad, it seems as if our offensive line is coming together," said Searider coach Daniel Matsumoto.

The Knights looked as if they were turning the corner in the second quarter after a touchdown reception by Ikaika Ho cut Waianae's big lead to 13.

But two big penalties kept the Seariders' next drive alive and Waianae's Shawn Bebeau kicked a 28-yard field goal just before halftime.

Waianae's defense forced three turnovers in the third quarter, turning two into touchdowns. That included Brian Lave's 17-yard fumble return.

"All I was thinking in my mind was I got six," Lave said.

Castle committed six turnovers.

"We didn't do a good job in taking care of the football," Knights coach Nelson Maeda said. "Waianae has good size, good speed and they are well coached. That's why they are No. 1 in the state."

Castle (8-2, 9-2) 0 7 6 0--13
Waianae (10-0, 11-0) 14 9 20 0--43

Scoring summary

Wai--Lono Manners 13 run (Sean Bebeau kick)
Wai--Peter Sarono 5 run (Bebeau kick)
Wai--Manners 1 run (kick failed)
Cas--Ikaika Ho 8 pass from Joel Botelho (Nolan Miranda kick)
Wai--FG Bebeau 28
Wai--Graen Enriquez 31 pass from Jonah Nunuha (pass failed)
Wai--Manners 15 run (Bebeau kick)
Wai--Brian Lave 17 fumble return (Bebeau kick)
Cas--Kaleo Segovia 48 run (kick failed)

Individual statistics

Rushing--Cas: Segovia 5-52, Botelho 2-32, Fale Taupaki 3-18, Jared Prestidge 1-6, Pono Kon 1-1, Sean Navin 1-(-1). Wai: Manners 20-138, Sarono 12-103, Nunuha 5-3, Brandon Lopes 4-(-23), Kawena Rosario 2-29, Thomas Gualdarama 1-3, Kala Baptista 1-(-1), Tillis Sionesini 2-8.

Passing--Cas: Botelho 13-29-2 for 93 yards, Segovia 1-1-0 for 8 yards, Prestidge 1-1-0 for 3 yards, Navin 0-2-1 for 0 yards. Wai: Nunuha 2-5-0 for 29 yards, Lopes 1-2-0 for 43 yards, Caleb Paakaula 1-2-0 for 8 yards.

Receiving--Cas: Treston Kaneao 2-3, Loren Lum 5-45, Segovia 4-32, Ho 3-17, Kekoa Michelman 1-7. Wai: Manners 2-41, Enriquez 1-31, Teacel Hines 1-8.

Glen Higa contributed to this report

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