Monday, October 8, 2001
[ PREP FOOTBALL ]
The biggest secret in high school football this season may be the race for Big Island supremacy.
Big Island race heats up
with 3 teams undefeated
Kealakehe, in its fifth year of existence, leads the Big Island Interscholastic Federation standings with a 4-0 record. Just behind at 3-0 are surprising Honokaa and perennial BIIF power Konawaena.
Honokaa hosts Konawaena in its homecoming game Saturday. Kealakehe, located in Kailua-Kona, has the week off to rest up for its showdown with West Hawaii rival Konawaena next week.
While Konawaena won BIIF championships in 1998 and '99, Kealakehe and Honokaa -- a combined 7-10 last season -- are newcomers in the race for the title and the league's state tournament berth.
Honokaa passed its first big test of the season Friday with a 13-0 win over preseason favorite Waiakea in Hilo. Konawaena beat defending BIIF champion Hilo, 12-6, on Friday and Kealakehe pounded Kohala, 37-0, on Saturday.
Also on the Big Island, Pahoa picked up its first win since 1997 with a 12-6 victory over Keaau on Saturday. Pahoa hadn't fielded a football team since 1998 and Keaau is in its first season of varsity competition.
Lahainaluna continued its domination of the Maui Interscholastic League this week with a 36-0 win over King Kekaulike. The Lunas are 5-0 overall and have outscored their opponents, 153-21.
Waimea also remained unbeaten in the Kauai Interscholastic Federation with a 40-7 victory over Kauai.
In the Interscholastic League of Honolulu, Kamehameha and St. Louis remained atop the Division I standings with victories Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.
Kamehameha routed Pac-Five, 49-13, behind a 200-yard, three touchdown rushing performance from Kelena Ho'okano.
St. Louis quarterback Bobby George completed just 7 of 21 passes against Iolani, but his two touchdown passes were enough for the Crusaders to escape with a 13-7 win.
Aiea remained undefeated in the Oahu Interscholastic Association's White Conference with a 35-22 win over Nanakuli on Friday. Na Alii quarterback Lole Laolagi tossed five touchdown passes, giving him 11 in Aiea's last two games.
Waipahu (5-1) moved into second place in the conference with its 27-22 win over Roosevelt (4-1). Paulo Aga's touchdown pass to Kawika Raymondo with 28 seconds left gave the Marauders the win.
In the OIA Red Conference, Kailua and Castle rebounded from losses to nationally ranked Kahuku with key wins.
Kailua's Ryan Lum caught seven passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns as the Surfriders beat McKinley, 20-14, on Friday. Castle quarterback Joel Botelho threw for 342 yards and five touchdowns as the Knights, who had a bye last week, defeated Farrington, 44-15, on Saturday. Kailua and Castle are now 4-1, one game behind Kahuku.
Kailua 20, McKinley 14
Campbell 25, Kaimuki 12
Mililani 29, Leilehua 13
Aiea 35, Nanakuli 16
Moanalua at Radford
Waipahu 27, Roosevelt 22
Punahou 41, Damien 6
Honokaa 13, Waiakea 0
Konawaena 12, Hilo 6
Maui 33, St. Anthony 13
Waimea 40, Kauai 7
Castle 44, Farrington 15
Kalaheo 10, Waialua 9
Pearl City 38, Kalani 0
Kamehameha 49, Pac-Five 13
St. Louis 13, Iolani 7
Kealakehe 37, Kohala 0
Pahoa 12, Keaau 6
Castle 44, Farrington 15
At Roosevelt H.S. Field
Castle (4-1, 4-2) 14 13 7 10 --44 Farrington (0-4-1, 1-4-1) 7 0 2 6 --15
Cas -- Emil Kruse 1 run (Nolan Miranda kick)
Farr -- Kris Gasilos 8 fumble return (Fredrick Dona kick)
Cas -- Treston Kaneao 56 pass from Joel Botelho (Miranda kick)
Cas -- Ikaika Ho 3 pass from Botelho (kick failed)
Cas -- Miranda 13 pass from Botelho (Miranda kick)
Cas -- Miranda 49 pass from Botelho (Miranda kick)
Farr -- Safety, Soge Puaali tackled Botelho in end zone
Cas -- Ho 59 pass from Botelho (Miranda kick)
Cas -- FG Miranda 38
Farr -- Chad Mock 16 pass from Royce Machado (kick failed)
RUSHING -- Castle: Joel Botelho 6-51 , Fale Taupaki 3-6, Emil Kruse 1-1, Daniel Devers 2-(-2), Treston Kaneao 2-(-2), Jacob Ramos 1-(-3). Farrington: Calvin Rilveria 17-59, Yeoland Tamapua 2-7, Royce Machado 4-3, Paul Laga 4-1.
PASSING -- Castle: Joel Botelho 17-25-0-342; Jacob Ramos 0-1-0-0. Farrington: Machado 15-29-0-138.
RECEIVING -- Castle: Kaneao 5-110, Loren Lum 5-53, Ikaika Ho 4-70, Nolan Miranda 2-62, Dayton AhNee 1-47. Farrington: Mock 6-84, Tamapua 2-24, Dona 1-13, Rilveria 3-6, Jay Ocol 1-6, Jerome Balbia 1-4, Michael Miguel 1-1.
Lahainaluna 36, King Kekaulike 0
At King Kekaulike Field
King Kekaulike 0 0 0 0 --0 Lahainaluna 0 21 15 0 --36
Lah--Abner Nakihei 3 run (Ikaika Neizman kick)
Lah--Laulile Latu 5 run (Neizman kick)
Lah--Latu 1 run (Neizman kick)
Lah--Neizman 13 reception from Kainoa Casco (Latu reception conversion from Casco)
Lah--Casco 71 run (Neizman kick)
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