Star-Bulletin Sports

Monday, September 24, 2001


Top teams notch big wins

Star-Bulletin staff

After a week of rest and reflection, Hawaii's high school football powers maintained their places in the standings with convincing wins this weekend.

The prep football season resumed after last week's games were postponed due to the tragic events on the mainland as Kahuku, Kailua and Kamehameha scored big wins to set up key showdowns this week.

Kahuku trounced previously undefeated Castle 57-10 Friday at Aloha Stadium. The defending state champion Red Raiders overpowered the smaller Knights to improve to 4-0 in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red Conference and push their winning streak to 14 games.

Kahuku next faces Kailua (3-0), which held off Mililani 34-28 on Friday. The game will feature a duel between two of the state's top quarterbacks.

Kahuku's Inoke Funaki completed 13 of 18 passes for 177 yards against Castle and directed a Red Raider attack that generated 566 yards in total offense. Kailua's Taleki Mailau rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two more against Mililani.

Kamehameha scraped off the rust of a three-week layoff to beat Punahou 26-7 in its Interscholastic League of Honolulu opener Saturday night. Kelena Hookano rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns, and the Kamehameha defense sacked Punahou quarterback Todd LaFountaine 14 times.

Moments after the final gun, Kamehameha players were already shouting "Next week," referring to their matchup with St. Louis on Friday at Aloha Stadium. The Crusaders had a bye this week.

Aiea quarterback Lole Laolagi turned in the best individual performance of the week. Laolagi threw six touchdown passes in a 46-27 win over Kalaheo on Friday as Na Alii improved to 4-0 in the OIA White Conference.

On the Big Island, Kealakehe established its claim as a Big Island Interscholastic Federation contender with a 20-0 win over Hilo, the defending league champion. Lahainaluna maintained its lead in the Maui Interscholastic League standings with its 42-7 win over St. Anthony. Kauai also enjoyed a successful week with a 13-7 win over Kapaa.

Saturday's games


Kamehameha 26, Punahou 7

At Aloha Stadium

Kamehameha (0-0, 2-0)70136--26
Punahou (0-1, 2-1)7000-- 7

Kam -- Kelena Hookano 2 run (Kekoa Smith kick)
Pun -- Tamatoa Hackney 1 run (Hackney kick)
Kam -- Tyler Perkins 90 kickoff return (Smith kick)
Kam -- Hookano 5 run (kick failed)
Kam -- Hookano 8 run (pass failed)
RUSHING -- Kamehameha: Hookano 27-119, Dane Montez 4-6, Caleb Spencer 2-5, Travis Beyer 2-3, Team 1-(minus 9). Punahou: Todd LaFountaine 28-47, Hackney 5-2, Jason Sakata 1-0, Michael Tanuvasa 1-0, Team 1-(minus 26).
PASSING -- Kamehameha: Spencer 6-12-0-66, Kawai Akina 1-2-1-9. Punahou: LaFountaine 16-23-0-135.
RECEIVING -- Kamehameha: Josh Vierra 3-24, Keoni Ruth 3-42, Asti Merino 1-9. Punahou: David Dowsett 4-42, Hackney 1-(minus 3), David Marsh 2-31, Jason Ching 2-15, Sakata 2-19, Drew Monahan 4-38, Chris Overton 1-(minus 7).

Pac-Five 42, Damien 6

At Aloha Stadium


Pac -- Ryan Leong 15 pass from McShane Dator (Darci Hata kick)
Pac -- Blocked punt recovered in end zone by Alika Durington (Hata kick)
Pac -- Michael Yamauchi-Yamate 4 run (Hata kick)
Dam -- Michael Lau 6 pass from Ranson DeCosta (run failed)
Pac -- Matthew Friedman 79 pass from Dator (Hata kick)
Pac -- Ryan Urabe 11 run (Hata kick)
Pac -- Shane Lawrence 4 run (Hata kick)
RUSHING -- Pac-Five: Chad Rayno 4-12, Dator 7-7, Yamauchi-Yamate 19-91, Durington 4-22, Urabe 1-11, Lawrence 4-12, Cheyne Abbey-Chong 1-22. Damien: DeCosta 12-15, Daniel Chaves 6-1, Lau 3-11, Cory Mullen 2-14, Andrew Canoy 3-11, Fehi Sevelo 1-0, Tevita Williams 1-1, Sean-Michael Stoltzman 1-0, Shea Andres 3-2.
PASSING -- Pac-Five: Dator 13-23-1-207. Damien: DeCosta 9-18-2-45, Canoy 1-2-0-7, Williams 3-4-0-53.
RECEIVING -- Pac-Five: Friedman 8-159, Travis Tyler 4-33, Leong 1-15. Damien: Canoy 6-55, Lau 5-35, Micah Komine 1-8, DeCosta 1-7.

OIA white

Waipahu 28, Nanakuli 8

At Nanakuli H.S. Field

Waipahu (3-1, 4-1)71380--28
Nanakuli (3-1, 3-2)0008--8

Waip -- Avei Moevao 1 run (Hanalei Emmsley kick)

Waip -- Paulo Aga 14 run (Emmsley kick)

Waip -- Andy Hale 10 run (kick blocked)

Waip -- Hale 2 run (Moevao run)

Nan -- Marcus Simpson 19 pass from Brian Garret (Ikaika Asinsin run)

RUSHING -- Waipahu: Andrew Hale 17-124, Avei Moevao 7-33, Branden Chung 1-3, Paulo Aga 4-28, Travis Atualevao 8-45, Ben Jelf 6-13. Nanakuli: Jerome Kekino 1-2, Phillip Pall 6-8, Chelsey Kaimi 1-3, Brian Garrett 4-(-38), Ikaika Asinsin 6-21, Kaleo Enos 4-11,Rusty Lawson 6-13.
PASSING -- Waipahu: Aga 4-13-0-66. Nanakuli: Garrett 3-7-0-71, Lawson 3-10-1-61.
RECEIVING -- Waipahu: Chung 1-35, Reynolds Fruean 2-15, Atualevao 1-16. Nanakuli: Marcus Simpson 2-56, Asinsin 2-52, Garrett 1-16, Ronald Strode 1-8.
Junior Varsity -- Score not available.


Baldwin 39, Maui 23

Maui High14630--23

Bald -- AJ Garbin 83 kickoff return (run failed)
Maui -- Andrew Malafu 2 run (Malafu kick)
Maui -- Malafu 5 run (Malafu kick)
Bald -- Garbin 78 kickoff return (Michael Donahoo run)
Bald -- Garbin 55 pass from Donahoo (kick failed)
Maui -- Dustin Cabico 19 pass from Chad Sagon (kick failed)
Maui -- FG Malafu 27
Bald -- Garbin 43 pass from Donahoo (kick failed)
Bald -- Jared Nakamoto 46 pass from Donahoo (Donahoo kick)
Bald -- Gered Mochizuki 102 interception return (no conversion attempt)



Konawaena 61, Keaau 7


Kealakehe 22, Hilo 0
Waiakea 10, Hawaii Prep 0
Honokaa 36, Pahoa 0

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