[ OIA RED EAST FOOTBALL ]
Farrington rolls past
Having already clinched a playoff berth, the Farrington Governors ended McKinley's chances with a statement of their own.
Eti Atonio threw for 260 yards and four touchdowns, two of which went to Tanner Fetui, as the Governors (4-4, 4-2) defeated the Tigers (1-6-1, 1-4-1) 44-8 last night at Roosevelt Stadium.
"We told the kids not to settle on just making the playoffs, and they impressed us tonight," Farrington head coach Randall Okimoto said.
The Governors ended any chance the Tigers had at a playoff berth with a dominant first half in which Farrington outscored McKinley 37-8.
"It's all about pride and this game is always a big game for us," Atonio said. "We've been picking it up the last couple of weeks."
After fumbling the ball on their second play of the game, the Governors scored touchdowns on their next four possessions. Ameko Vaimasanuu opened the scoring with a 1-yard run. Then, after a Greg Simion interception, Atonio hit Mika Letalu with a 7-yard touchdown pass to stretch the lead to 15.
The next Governors possession took only two plays as Atonio hit Alex Mendoza with a 59-yard touchdown strike.
"I love these receivers," Atonio said. "They trust me to get them the ball when they're open and I know I can get it there."
Two more Governors TDs -- a 47-yard fumble return by Arick Harris and a 38-yard pass from Atonio to Fetui -- made the score 37-0.
With McKinley losing, Roosevelt secured the final playoff berth from the OIA Red East. Farrington, meanwhile, will take on Leilehua in an opening-round playoff game Oct. 30.