Leilehua blanks Waianae to make states


POSTED: Sunday, November 09, 2008

Andrew Manley and his Leilehua teammates will get a chance to defend their state championship after all.

The junior quarterback picked apart Waianae, throwing for 352 yards and three touchdowns as the fifth-ranked Mules routed the No. 9 Seariders 32-0 last night to claim the Oahu Interscholastic Association's third and final berth in the upcoming state tournament.

A jam-packed Hugh Yoshida Stadium crowd saw the Mules (9-2) bounce back from last week's stunning semifinal loss to Farrington. And Waianae (5-6) defeated the Mules at home just a month ago.

“;We knew that we wanted to be with each other for the next couple of weeks,”; Manley said. “;Our coaches did a great job preparing us for this week and now we get to play again.”;

Leilehua jumped all over Waianae early and often, putting the game away in the first half. Manley hooked up with Cheves Aberilla-Ramento for touchdown passes of 6 and 95 yards in the first quarter, and then finished the half with a 75-yard screen pass to Matt Reyes for a touchdown that put the Mules up 22-0 at halftime.

“;Any time you face a running team like (Waianae), it's important to get on them early,”; Leilehua coach Nolan Tokuda said. “;We were able to execute early on and take advantage of some mistakes.”;

Sixteen of the Mules' 22 points came off turnovers, as the Seariders fumbled the ball three times and were intercepted once in the first half.

“;When we jumped on them early, you could see their spirit go down,”; Manley said.

Leilehua controlled the first half in the previous game between the two, but was dominated at the line of scrimmage in the second half.

That wasn't the case last night, as the Mules shut down Waianae's rushing tandem of Danny Kekoanui and Johnathan Ligsay. The two combined for more than 250 yards and four touchdowns in Waianae's earlier win, but were held to only 44 yards on this night.

“;We just played assignment football on defense,”; Tokuda said.

Aberilla-Ramento finished with 132 receiving yards and Rico Newman added five catches for 95 yards. He also scored on a 2-yard run on the second play of the fourth quarter.

Waianae finished with 103 yards of total offense . Quarterbacks Keoni Naiperala-Rose and Maurice Simpson combined to go 6-for-22 for 89 yards and a pick.

The Mules will begin defense of their state title in 12 days when they travel to Maui to take on Maui Interscholastic League champion Baldwin on Nov. 21 in the first round.


At Hugh Yoshida Stadium

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Leilehua (9-2)121001032

Lei—Cheves Aberilla-Ramento 6 pass from Andrew Manley (kick failed)
Lei—Aberilla-Ramento 95 pass from Manley (kick blocked)
Lei—FG Maika Kunioka 24
Lei—Matt Reyes 75 pass from Manley (Kunioka kick)
Lei—Rico Newman 2 run (Kunioka kick)
Lei—FG Kunioka 37

  RUSHINGWaianae: Danny Kekoanui 9-23, Johnathan Ligsay 5-21, Damien DelaCruz 1-6, Charles Inferrera 1-1, Keoni Napierala-Rose 5-(-5), Maurice Simpson 2-(-32). Leilehua: Reyes 1-4, Austin Schmidt 3-3, Carlos Marshall 11-2, Newman 7-2, Kosi Lavea Jennings 2-2, Kamana Akagi 3-(-10), Manley 10-(-48).
PASSINGWaianae: Napierala-Rose 4-17-0-50, Simpson 2-5-1-39. Leilehua: Manley 17-24-0-352, Akagi 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVINGWaianae: Tofia Manufekai 2-58, Ligsay 2-19, Jahsiah Bales 1-6, Kekoanui 1-6. Leilehua: Newman 5-95, Aberilla-Ramento 4-132, Akagi 3-10, Edieson Dumlao 2-27, Reyes 1-75, Marshall 1-7, Marcus Breakfield 1-6.



No. 1 Punahou 21, No. 8 Kamehameha 14

Dalton Hilliard scored a pair of touchdowns and the Buffanblu defense clamped down on the Warriors.


At Kamehameha

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Kamehameha (6-4, 3-3)070714

Pun—Dalton Hilliard 12 pass from Kimo Makaula (Robert Izuta kick)
Kam—Mike Tokunaga 32 interception return (Kevin Doo kick)
Pun—Hilliard 6 run (Izuta kick)
Pun—Jeremy Ioane 41 interception return (Izuta kick)
Kam—Edmund Kamano Jr. 8 run (Kevin Doo kick).

  RUSHINGKamehameha: Ryan Ho 2-0, Kamano 7-28, Blase Cuban 1-3, Kupono Park 10-36, Pono Haitsuka 1(-1). Punahou: Hilliard 24-87, Manti Te'o 4-7, Makaula 3-0, Stabren Caires 2-(-1).
PASSINGKamehameha: Kamano 9-27-1-80. Punahou : Makaula 23-30-1-163, Cayman Shutter 0-1-1-0.
RECEIVINGKamehameha: Maika Mataele 2-21, Pii Minn 2-21, Shawn Bode 1-8, Rylee Urasaki 1-6, Haitsuka 1-3, Liko Oliviera 2-21. Punahou: Robert Toma 14-100, Mark Silverstein 7-39, Caires 1-12, Hilliard 1-12.


No. 7 'Iolani 48, Pac-Five 23

Jarrett Arakawa completed nine of 12 passes, two of which went for touchdowns, and Kellen Imada rushed for 98 yards as the Raiders defeated the visiting Wolfpack.

P.J. Minaya passed for 367 yards for Pac-Five.


At 'Iolani

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'Iolani (9-3, 7-2)20280048

Iol—Kellen Imada 7 run (kick failed)
Iol—Trevyn Tulonghari 12 pass from Jarrett Arakawa (Andrew Skalman kick)
Iol—Greg Lum 54 fumble return (Skalman kick)
Iol—Brandon Ball 37 pass from Arakawa (Skalman kick)
Iol—Imada 4 run (Skalman kick)
Iol—Breland Almadova 69 interception return (Carl Gibson kick)
Iol—Travs Sato 6 run (Gibson kick)
P5—Dylan Gomez 10 pass from P.J. Minaya (Brendan Sagucio kick)
P5—Jordan Doi 12 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)
P5—Gomez 8 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)

  RUSHING—'Iolani: Imada 12-98, Ammon Baldomero 10-6, Travis Sato 1-6, Jaron Teramoto 4-5, Jordan DePonte 3-1, Kasai Naiwi 1-(-3), Logan Watanabe 1-(-5). Pac-Five: Darin Kamealoha 1-24, Minaya 3-14, Chalson Baitlon 2-13, Scotty Awaya 2-2.
PASSING—'Iolani: Arakawa 9-12-0-153, DePonte 2-4-0-27. Pac-Five: Minaya 33-49-4-367.
RECEIVING—'Iolani: Tulonghari 4-71, Ball 4-63, Imada 1-19, Alex Matsunami 1-15, Anthony Genco 1-12. Pac-Five: Kamealoha 10-106, Landon Amorin 10-140, Gomez 6-72, Doi 5-43, Awaya 2-6.


Damien 19, Word of Life 14

Stanton Pilialoha threw for 157 yards and two touchdowns and the Monarchs overcame the Firebrands.

Word of Life was first on the board after a Ryan Garo fumble recovery, but Damien answered with two second-quarter touchdowns to steal the lead.


At Aloha Stadium

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Word of Life (2-8, 0-8)700714

WOL—Ryan Garo 25 fumble recovery (Michael Pang kick)
Dam—Jeremiah Matuatia 3 run (Makana Kaanoi kick)
Dam—Iokepa Bahilot 8 pass from Stanton Pilialoha (kick failed)
Dam—Kaanoi 4 pass from Piliahoa (kick failed)
WOL—Gabe Miller 4 run (Pang kick)

  RUSHINGWord of Life: Ching 13-56, Miller 11-39, Alex Bodine 8-28, Pang 2-15, Ryan Alvarado 3-8, Vega McKenzie 4-6, Kalai Bustos 1-3. Damien: Josh Asuncion 12-135, Matautia 8-31, Ikaika Mokiao 6-24, Bahilot 1-13, Darius DeMello 1-5, Austin Dawson 1-0, Pilialoha 3-(minus 11).
PASSINGWord of Life: Kendall Ching 4-5-1-22. Damien : Pilialoha 9-21-1-157.
RECEIVINGWord of Life: Brad Foster 2-18, Miller 1-9, Pang 1-(minus 5). Damien: Dawson 2-54, Kaanoi 3-51, Bahilot 2-31, Asuncion 1-16, DeMello 1-12.