Kahuku's Spencer Hafoka stiff-armed Waianae defender Ryan DeSoto last night. The Red Raiders dominated, winning 36-0.

Kahuku blanks Waianae

The Red Raiders dominate the rival Seariders on both sides of the ball for a 36-0 win

Looking about as sharp as a team can look for its first league football game, Kahuku ran over Waianae 36-0 last night at Aloha Stadium.

The Red Raiders held the longtime rival Seariders' offense in check all night and used a balanced attack to roll up the yardage.

"Every game is a big game and every week is a big week," Kahuku coach Siuaki Livai said. "Our goal is to have balance on offense and we did that. That's everybody's plan, but it's not easy to actually do it. It was a good start and now we know what types of things we have to work on."

It didn't take long for Kahuku to show that it means business in trying to regain supremacy in the Oahu Interscholastic Association and in state circles. Quarterback Waika Carvalho dropped back to pass on the Red Raiders' first play from scrimmage and hauled off with a deep sideline pass to wide-open Spencer Hafoka, who sped for an 80-yard score and a 6-0 lead.

Kahuku quarterback Waika Carvalho scored one of his two rushing touchdowns last night against Waianae at Aloha Stadium. The Red Raiders won 36-0.

Carvalho figured in the first four of Kahuku's six touchdowns. On the team's second possession, the seasoned senior quarterback rolled right and fired a 9-yard scoring bullet to La'auli Fonoti for a 12-0 lead. A split-second after Fonoti crossed the goal line, Waianae's Ronald Jimenez and Tau Vaesau sandwiched him with crushing blows, causing the Red Raider receiver's helmet to fly off.

"I was happy we scored, but I was more worried about him (Fonoti)," said Carvalho, who finished 9-for-16 for 236 yards and two TD throws. "He's one of our good tight ends."

Joshua Wily's fumble recovery and Paea Vaimoui's gouging 24-yard run set up Kahuku's third touchdown -- Carvalho's 2-yard keeper early in the second quarter -- for an 18-0 halftime lead.

Defensively, Kahuku never let Waianae get going. On seven first-half possessions, the Seariders punted six times and lost a fumble. Quarterback Uilau Faliuga was pressured by the relentless Kahuku front seven and wound up on the wrong end of sacks by Ikani Samani and Shosei Yamauchi. Faliuga completed only three of 16 passes for 40 yards. Safety Keola Silva also came through with a few jarring hits and a second-half interception for Kahuku.

Kahuku's Paea Vaimoui rumbled for yardage as Waianae's Ryan DeSoto and Ronald Jimenez tried to take him down last night at Aloha Stadium. Vaimoui rushed for 76 yards and a score.

"Kahuku was sharp," Waianae coach Daniel Matsumoto said. "We still have the potential to do some things as long as we believe in what we're doing. We weren't as sharp or as focused as we wanted to be, and very much so (got beat by a better team)."

Waianae defensive back Chad Puha kept Kahuku from doing more offensive damage with two interceptions.

Hafoka had a huge night for the Red Raiders, hauling in five passes for 183 yards, including a 49-yard catch from Carvalho to set up the final TD --Carvalho's 5-yard run late in the third quarter. Vaimoui and Darren Magalogo also got into the scoring column in the second half, with runs of 13 and 34 yards, respectively.

"It was a big win for us," Carvalho said. "Everybody was doubting us. We want to just smash whoever is in our way and prove to our community that we've still got it."

The Red Raiders lost early in the OIA playoffs last year after winning two straight state championships in 2000 and 2001.


Kahuku 36, Waianae 0

At Kaiser Stadium
Waianae (0-1, 0-2) 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Kahuku (1-0, 2-0) 12 6 12 6 -- 36
Kah -- Spencer Hafoka 80 pass from Waika Carvalho (kick failed)
Kah -- La'auli Fonoti 9 pass from Carvalho (run failed)
Kah -- Carvalho 2 run (pass failed)
Kah -- Carvalho 5 run (run failed)
Kah -- Paea Vaimoui 13 run (pass failed)
Kah -- Darren Magalolo 34 run (kick failed)
RUSHING -- Waianae: Tafilele Pauulu 6-33, James Robinson 1-7, Maka Tanele 3-4, Chris Lave 5-(-5), Kala Honda 1-(-9), Uilau Faliuga 6-(-28). Kahuku: Vaimoui 7-76, Cy Naki 2-46, Darren Magalogo 4-40, Carvalho 11-27, Hafoka 2-15, Hyrum Moors 1-15, Simote Vea 2-11, Bronson Ponciano-Ahue 6-8, Frank Bracewell 1-7, Kurtney Silva 2-3, Dustin Huddy 1-0,
PASSING -- Waianae: Faliuga 3-16-1-40, Kala Honda 5-8-1-30. Kahuku: Carvalho 9-16-1-236, Hafoka 0-1-1-0, Ponciano-Ahue 0-1-0-0, Kurtney Silva 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING -- Waianae: James Robinson 5-56, Sonny Dudoit 1-7, Pauulu 1-2, Tanele 1-5. Kahuku: Hafoka 5-183, Jonathan Rickertson 1-17, Huddy 1-15, Dennis Sevelio 1-12, Fonoti 1-9.
Junior varsity -- Waianae 40, Kahuku 24


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