Kamehameha's Gerritt Vincent ran in a first-half touchdown as teammate Wilder McAndrews, rear, celebrated.

Warriors break out
against Trojans

Unlikely as it sounds, defending champion Kamehameha went five quarters into the new football season without scoring.

But spearheaded by defense and special teams, the floodgates opened in the Warriors' next quarter leading to last night's 26-6 interleague victory over Mililani at Aloha Stadium.

"Defense is the strength of this team," Kamehameha coach Doss Tannehill said. "It allows us to do what we like to do and that's run the ball. That's why we were able to win against a really good team like Mililani."

With the Trojans up 6-0 and driving deep into Kamehameha territory, Parker Paredes gave the Warriors the spark they needed. He rushed in from the outside and crashed into Mililani quarterback John Abreu, who was in the process of throwing the ball. It popped loose and Kamehameha's Luke Groder picked it up and rambled 27 yards to the Trojans 39.

Eight plays later, Gerritt Vincent scooted into the end zone untouched on a misdirection from 10 yards out and Drew Ueno added the extra point for a 7-6 lead with 5:53 left in the half.

Ueno got the special teams into high gear when he blocked a Mililani punt, picked up the ball at the Trojans 3 and easily ran into the end zone, giving Kamehameha (1-1) a 14-6 edge with 3:37 to go before the half.

Rykin Enos' interception on Mililani's next play from scrimmage helped make it a 20-point quarter for Kamehameha, which suffered a 16-0 shutout against Kahuku in last weekend's interleague opener and failed to score in the first quarter last night.

Enos' pick at the Mililani 40 set up Aaron Nichols' 6-yard touchdown catch from Kahaku Kaai for a 20-6 lead with 24 seconds to go before the break.

"Turnovers," Mililani coach James Millwood responded when asked about the team's misfortune. "But we got a lot of good experience for our young quarterbacks (Abreu, a junior, platooned with sophomore Austin Funakoshi) and the offensive line (which is missing 6-foot-5 anchor Micah Kia, out with a leg injury.)

The Trojans (1-1) suffered another bad blow when Josh Andrews, who had two tackles for loss in the first half, injured his leg and went to the hospital. Millwood called Andrews the team's defensive leader and said the linebacker's leg might be broken, but some of the Trojans players said it's probably just a severe bruise.

Kekoa Perbera's 93-yard kickoff return to open the game turned out to be one of the only bright spots on offense for the Trojans.

"We couldn't move the ball," Millwood said.

For the Warriors, Paredes had two sacks and another tackle for loss.

"I got lucky and was in the right spot at the right time," Paredes said about his game-turning second-quarter sack. "The whole team was executing."

Offensively, the Warriors were led by running back Bryson Vivas, who rushed for 95 yards on 10 carries, all in the second half, and Nichols, who had four receptions for 82 yards to go along with his touchdown.

Fellow receiver Adam Duncan finished off Kamehameha's only long scoring drive -- a 12-play, 80-yard march -- in the third quarter by hauling in Michael Hoke's 35-yard touchdown throw. Vivas gained 45 of the yards on five carries.

"We have a tough preseason," Tannehill said. "If we can live through it, we'll be OK."

Castle 19, Farrington 7

At Roosevelt H.S. Field
Castle (1-1, 1-0) 6 6 0 7 -- 19
Farrington (0-2, 0-1) 0 0 0 7 -- 7

Cas--John Ufuti 1 run (run failed).
Cas--Ufuti 1 run (pass failed).
Far--Elijah Filifili 9 run (Larry Siuta kick).
Cas--Lihikai Domingo 54 run (Matagi Toilolo kick).

RUSHING--Castle: Domingo 3-66, Ufuti 12-46, Damian Sportkaeff 1-0, Team 2-(-4), Bryce Kalauokaaea 5-(-25). Farrington: Kenneth Faumui 20-84, Hercules Sula 12-42, Cameron Mautautia 2-5, Aovai Sula 2-1, Tanner Fetui 1-0, Team 1-(-23), Filifili 10-(-26).
PASSING--Castle: Kalauokaaea 11-22-0-135. Farrington: Filifili 11-23-1-104.
RECEIVING--Castle: Shayson Suzui 4-63, Domingo 4-56, Ufuti 2-10, Seth Estioko 1-6. Farrington: Faumui 4-38, Fetui 3-32, Falealo Mauga 2-18, Sula 1-12, Faifaiese Emosi 1-4.
Junior varsity--Castle 42, Farrington 14

Kamehameha 26, Mililani 6

At Aloha Stadium
Kamehameha (1-1) 0 20 6 0 -- 26

Mililani (1-1) 6 0 0 0 -- 6

Mil--Kekoa Perbera 93 kickoff return (kick failed).
KS--Gerritt Vincent 10 run (Drew Ueno kick).
KS--Ueno blocked punt, recovery and 3-yard return (run failed).
KS--Aaron Nichols 6 pass from George Kahaku Kaai (Ueno kick).
KS--Adam Duncan 35 pass from Michael Hoke (kick failed).
RUSHING--Kamehameha: Bryson Vivas 10-95, Ryan Montez 11-32, Justin Saniatan 3-28, Jordan Rego 6-17, Hoke 3-11, Vincent 2-10, Kaipo Pahi 1-0, Caleb Mahi 1-(-1), Shane Lum 1-(-9), Bronson DeLuze 1-(-11). Mililani: Jordan Torres 3-28, Jordan Apduhan 7-22, Perbera 5-16, Kekoa Osurman 2-6, Austin Funakoshi 3-2, John Abreu 2-(-5).
PASSING--Kamehameha: Kaai 6-13-1-78, Hoke 2-6-0-54. Mililani: Funakoshi 4-6-0-60, Abreu 4-19-2-43, Torres 1-1-0-22.
RECEIVING--Kamehameha: Nichols 4-82, Duncan 1-35, Montez 1-7, Kalani Pickard 1-6, Charles Ekolu Soon III 1-2. Mililani: David Rivers 4-54, Perbera 2-47, Tyran Onizuka 1-17, Torres 2-7.

Punahou 35, Kapolei 21

At Aloha Stadium
Punahou (1-0) 0 14 7 14 -- 35
Kapolei (1-1) 0 14 0 7 -- 21

Pun--Miah Ostrowski 26 pass from Brett Kan (Steven Dannaway kick).
Kapo--Jon Santiago 3 run (Ama Gaea kick).
Pun--Ryan Nobriga 2 run (Dannaway kick).
Kapo--J. Santiago 1 pass from Brad Padayao (Gaea kick).
Pun--Zac Yamagishi 16 pass from Kan (Dannaway kick).
Pun--Colin Viloria 76 pass from Kan (kick failed).
Pun--Dane Nishikawa 23 interception return (Yamagishi pass from Kan).
Kapo--Aaron Santiago 50 pass from Padayao (Gaea kick).

RUSHING--Punahou: Nobriga 21-89, Kainoa Carlson 3-5, Reid Nakahara 1-3, Matt Solomona 1-2, Nick Horio 1-(-1), Justin Ingalls 1-(-1). Kapolei: Radford Raquedan 9-52, A. Santiago 2-8, Padayao 5-3, Kamuela Foki 1-3, Nate Dixon 3-2, J. Santiago 4-0.
PASSING--Punahou: Kan 14-23-1-242. Kapolei: Padayao 17-33-2-269.
RECEIVING--Punahou: Ostrowski 7-66, Viloria 5-134, Nobriga 1-26, Yamagishi 1-16. Kapolei: A. Santiago 5-86, J. Santiago 5-60, Tommy Ross 3-27 Josh Hose 2-29, Shane Bayan 1-28, Kaleo Cajigal 1-39.

Kauai 17, Konawaena 0
Junior varsity scores
Kahuku 14, Mililani 10
Konawaena 19, Hilo 0

McKinley 14, Kailua 10

At Kailua H.S. Field
McKinley (1-1, 1-0) 7 0 0 7 -- 14
Kailua (0-2, 0-1) 7 3 0 0 -- 10

Kail--Jacob Gibson 30 run (Timothy Maghinay kick).
McK--Juliano Ahlstrand 55 pass from Tilton Kaluna (Chelsie Sato kick).
Kail--FG Maghinay 22.
McK--Haloti Leakona 16 run (Sato kick).

RUSHING--McKinley: Leakona 11-59, Kaluna 4-2, Rocky Miyagi 1-(-2), Austin Yoon 2-(-17). Kailua: J. Gibson 21-197, Keelan Gonda 2-25, Kenny Gibson 7-6, Travis Holeso-Wolfe 5-6, Matua Tuaolo 5-(-8).
PASSING--McKinley: Kaluna 4-11-0-75, Yoon 6-14-0-24. Kailua: K. Gibson 5-12-2-45, Tuaolo 1-3-0-14.
RECEIVING--McKinley: Ahlstrand 3-70, Joshua Nakama 2-13, Kekoa Ka'ai'akamanu 2-7, Joshua Ward 1-16, Alan Hashimoto 1-(-1), Yoon 1-(-6). Kailua: Gerald Ho 2-21, Zachary Akamine 2-17, Holeso-Wolfe 1-14, Shaun Forges 1-7.
Junior varsity--McKinley 20, Kailua 10

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