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By Marc Dixon

After blowout victories over Campbell and Roosevelt, Kailua arrived at Roosevelt last night looking for a challenge against the Farrington Governors.

And for almost one-half of last night's 41-14 Surfrider victory, the Govs gave undefeated Kailua all it could handle.

On the last play of the first quarter, Farrington quarterback Royce Machado hit Chris Feagaimaalii with a 12-yard touchdown pass to give the home team its first and only lead. After Matt Bell ran in the conversion, the Govs led 14-7.

Kailua then proceeded to run off 34 consecutive points.

"We were definitely challenged," Kailua coach Darren Johnson said. "Machado is a shifty, quick quarterback, and so is No. 2 (Bell)."

After the Farrington touchdown, the Governors recovered the ensuing kickoff and seemed to have momentum and control of the football game. However, after a 21-yard completion to Dionte Nomaaea put Farrington on the Kailua 8-yard line, Ikaika Naki picked off a Machado pass, killing the Farrington drive.

Kailua recorded four interceptions, with two coming from junior defensive back Derek Mailau, who also recorded a sack.

"Derek is a smart football player and he watched a lot of film this week, every day," Johnson said.

The Kailua defense also got a big game from linebacker Vili Fonokalafi, who intercepted a pass and returned it 32 yards for a 34-14 Kailua lead.

"Vili is a non-stop football player," Johnson said. "He's probably on the bus right now, exhausted because he leaves it all on the field."

Amidst the strong second half, Kailua did suffer a big loss, as senior running back Nathan Leaver was carried from the field after re-injuring his ankle.

"He was just getting healthy again and we would like to have him in the lineup," Johnson said. "Bronson (Kamaka) is our guy, but Nate is like our second starter. We're lucky to have two good backs."

Kailua's David Kahenui continued his electrifying season by taking Kailua's first play from scrimmage and running 80 yards for a score. He also took a middle screen 93 yards for a score to give Kailua a 28-14 advantage.

At Roosevelt Stadium
Kailua (0-0, 0-0) 7 14 13 7 -- 41

Farrington (0-0, 0-0) 14 0 0 0 -- 14

Kail -- David Kaihenui 81 run (Mike Sakaba kick).
Farr -- Matt Bell 12 pass from Royce Machado (run failed).
Farr -- Chris Faagaimaetii 11 pass from Machado (Bell run).
Kail -- Kaihenui 25 pass from Ranson Kepa (Sakaba kick).
Kail -- Bronson Kamaka 9 run (Sakaba kick).
Kail -- Kaihenui 93 pass from Kepa (Sakaba kick).
Kail -- Vili Fanokalafi 32 interception return (kick failed).
Kail -- Brad Ching 14 pass from Kepa (Sakaba kick).

RUSHING -- Kail: Kamaka 7-49, Nate Leaver 6-23, Kepa 4-2, Kaihenui 1-81, Kealii Kalahiki 3-23, Kekoa Sua 2-25, Kimo Keo 1-5. Farr: Bell 11-43, Machado 12-(-8), Jostin Waialae 2-2, Mark Tajori 1-2.

PASSING -- Kail: Kepa 17-11-255, Kalahiki 1-0-1-0. Farr: Machado 37-18-5-216, Bell 1-0-0-0, Eti Atonio 3-2-0-1.

RECEIVING -- Kail: Kaihenui 4-133, Ching 3-33, Sua 1-45, Dylan Linkner 1-10, Kalahiki 1-(-3), Keo 1-37. Farr: Bell 8-64, Dionte Nomaaea 4-52, Alvin Faumui 4-73, Chris Feagaimaalii 2-27, Harrison Harris 1-2, Mark Tajori 1-(-1).

Roosevelt 19, Kalaheo 0: No details were available.




Kahuku 3 0 0 79 33

Kailua 3 0 0 142 32

Castle 1 1 0 25 24

McKinley 1 1 0 54 33

Farrington 1 2 0 63 72

Roosevelt 1 2 0 27 70

Kalaheo 0 3 0 6 84

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