Damien's Elwin Gapuz broke up this second-quarter pass to Iolani's Tony Suetsugu. The Raiders won 16-0.


Iolani's Stowers runs
right through Damien

Chargers win, stand alone in first
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By Ryan Ito
Special to the Star-Bulletin

Powerless, unable to control the outcome -- that is the definition of helpless.

And that's how the Monarch defense must have felt in the third quarter of a 16-0 loss to Iolani yesterday. Powerless to stop the Raiders' Raynold Stowers from running freely in the Damien secondary. And unable to control the 6-foot-1, 205-pound running back even when they knew Stowers was getting the football.

"We knew he was going to get the ball a bunch of times," said Damien co-head coach Rudy Alejo. "And we prepared for that. Our game plan was simple because of the young guys we got up front. Just corral him and just don't let him explode -- because he's capable of that. He is going to explode every chance that he can get."

Unfortunately for Damien, explode is what the junior running back from Iolani did in the third quarter of both teams' ILHopener, as Stowers rushed for 89 yards on just six carries and finished the game with 211 yards rushing.

"Raynold, he is a heck of a running back," said Damien's other head coach, Dean Nakagawa. "He is a good one. He is a challenge for our defense to contain. You don't stop a Raynold Stowers. He's one of the better (running backs) in the state. He's fast. He's big. And he's strong."

But contain Stowers is exactly what Damien's defense did in the first half, shutting out the Raiders' offense for a 0-0 tie at the half.

"Give credit to Damien," Iolani coach Wendell Look said. "(Damien) came out and played one hell of a game. They made some mistakes, but you can't question their effort. Their defensive front was dominating ours. And they were outplaying us up front."

The Monarchs were able to keep Stowers out of the end zone, forcing a fumble at the Damien 1-yard line. And although Stowers rushed for 92 yards on 13 carries in the first half, 68 yards came on four plays in which Stowers found some daylight. Stowers was held to 3 yards or less on eight of those 13 carries.

But Iolani's defense was just as dominant, if not better. The Raiders' defense held Damien to just two first downs in the first three quarters and did not allow the Monarchs into Iolani territory until the fourth quarter.

"Defensively, we have been pleasantly surprised," Look said. "They have been playing very well. We have a very young front and a very young secondary. And they have been playing well enough for us to win."

Iolani ended the defensive battle, driving 63 yards on their first possession of the second half. The Raiders got on the board with a 19-yard touchdown pass from Robert Mageo to Tony Suetsugu. On the play, Mageo was flushed out of the pocket and threw back across his body toward the end zone. The ball was deflected by a Damien defensive back, but the ball fell into the waiting arms of Suetsugu for the score.

Later in the third quarter, Iolani kicker Jason Keanini padded the Raider lead to 10 with a 25-yard field goal with 53 seconds left.

Iolani sealed the victory with a fumble recovery for a touchdown with four minutes left in the game. Damien's Tevita Williams danced around in the pocket to buy more time, but was blindsided and fumbled. An opportunistic Blake Wong scooped up the football and weaved his way 25 yards to the end zone to put the Raiders up 16-0.



Waianae 23, Aiea 7
At Aiea H.S. field
Waianae 9 14 0 0 -- 23

Aiea 0 0 7 0 -- 7

Wain -- Jerome Mendez 65 interception return (Kalani Hoopii kick).
Wain -- Safety.
Wain -- Sautia Lave 2 run (Hoopii kick).
Wain -- Chad Rodrigues 61 run (Hoopii kick).
Aiea -- Ben Ah Mook Sang 66 pass from Dustin Grace (Melvin Jungblut kick).

RUSHING -- Waianae: S. Lave 13-50, Uilau Faliuga 3-5, Rodrigues 7-67, Chris Lave 2-(-5), Jared Laa 1-0, Addison Popa 3-15, Charles Wills-Aldeguer 2-2, Roman I 2-5. Aiea: Jordan Moniz 8-22, Grace 6-1, Jonthan Burgos 3-24, Richard Rodrigues 1-5, Jungblut 1-1.

PASSING -- Waianae: Failuga 7-13-0-45, Popa 1-0-0-8. Aiea: Grace 20-44-2-249.

RECEIVING -- Waianae: S. Lave 1-9, Rodrigues 1-10, Roman I 2-8, Daniel Keaulii 1-3, Kalani Hoopii 2-15, James Robinson 1-8. Aiea: Richard Rodrigues 5-57, Yeolend Tamapua 3-25, Jeremy Yuen 5-41, Ah Mook Sang 7-126.

Junior varsity -- Waianae 14, Aiea 7


Pearl City 14, Kapolei 13
At Pearl City H.S. field
Kapolei 0 0 7 6 -- 13

Pearl City 0 7 0 7 -- 14

PC--Lee Paleafei 10 pass from Jensen Cabanero (Chris Kaaukuu kick)
Kap--Ikaika Tan26 run (Kerisiano Tuaniga kick)
PC--Michael Yamauchi-Yamate 2 run (Kaakuu kick)
Kap--Brandon Pieper 23 pass from Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada (pass failed)

RUSHING -- Kapolei: John Delarama 12-59, Andre Meekins 2-7, John Medeiros 4-(-13), Chaves Gamboa 1-2, Charles Recamara 1-(-6), Tan 10-71, Kaheaku-Enhada 9-25, Pieper 1-5. PC: Yamauchi-Yamate 16-112, Hoku Yahiku 8-76, Paleafei 5-16, Cabanero 5-(-17), Michael Tanuvasa 3-10.

PASSING -- Kapolei: Kaheaku-Enhada 3-7-2-58, Medeiros 0-2-0-0. PC: Cabanero 2-7-0-21.

RECEIVING -- Kapolei: Gamboa 1-4, Recamara 1-41, Pieper 1-23. PC: Paleafei 1-10, Yamauchi-Yamate 1-10.

Junior varsity -- Pearl City, 13, Kapolei 0


Iolani 16, Damien 0
At Punahou School field
Iolani 0 0 10 6 -- 16

Damien 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Iol -- Tony Suetsugu 19 pass from Robert Mageo (kick failed).
Iol -- Jason Keanini 32 FG.
Iol -- Blake Wong 25 fumble return (Keanini kick).

RUSHING -- Iolani: Raynold Stowers 22-218, Kelly Teramoto 7-33, Mageo 6-(-11). Damien: Ranson DeCosta 2-(-2), Tevita Williams 2-17, Cory Mullen 13-36, Fuavaa Faualo 4-(-3), Soane Sevelo 2-28, Daniel Chaves 2-6, Zachary Shimizu 1-(-12).

PASSING -- Iolani: Robert Mageo 11-24-0-115, Peter Heimerdinger 1-4-0-15. Damien: Williams 7-20-0-64, Shimizu 0-3-0-0.

RECEIVING -- Iolani: Matt Choy 1-10, Kai Iwasaki 1-11, Lee Korenaga 3-60, Suetsugu 5-43, Stowers 2-6. Damien: Faualo 1-5, Micah Komine 1-11, Keoni Steinhoff 3-29, Christopher Gaylord 2-19.


King Kekaulike 14, St. Anthony 6
At King Kekaulike H.S. field
St. Anthony (1-2) 0 6 0 0 -- 6

King Kekaulike (2-1) 7 0 0 7 -- 14

KK -- Ikaika Mawae 1 run (Davin Iwata kick).
StA -- Brad Somera 4 pass from Daniel Parker (kick failed).
KK -- Mawae 14 run (Daniel Scott kick).

RUSHING -- St. Anthony: Kai Rocet 17-48, Parker 13-40, Makaio English 1-3. King Kekaulike: Mawae 30-149, Kona Quinabo 11-40, Scott 9-45.

PASSING -- St. Anthony: Parker 9-26-2-98. King Kekaulike: Scott 2-4-2-13.

RECEIVING -- St. Anthony: Calicion Cradalaho2-59, Panfilo Vascar 2-10, J.J Papaeco 2-10, Rosett 1-9, Jamaal Rivers 1-6, Somera 1-4. King Kekaulike: Lincoln Lin Kee 1-9, Dwain Akiu-Porpuc 1-4.

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