Leilehua returns to OIA Red final


POSTED: Saturday, October 31, 2009

Andrew Manley and the Leilehua Mules suffered through a disappointing loss in the OIA Red semifinals against Farrington last year.

They weren't about to go through that again.

Manley completed 15 of 23 passes for 175 yards and Kamana Akagi had eight catches for 124 yards and a touchdown as the Mules defeated the Governors 9-7 last night at Aloha Stadium.

Leilehua advances to play Kahuku next week for the OIA championship. The two teams have combined to win the last six OIA titles, with the Red Raiders owning five of them. Leilehua's only win came in 2007, during Manley's sophomore season.

The Mules went on to win the state championship that year.

Farrington tried to ride the legs of running back Harry Tuimaseve, who handled the bulk of the Governors offense.

Tuimaseve rushed for 138 yards on 26 carries as Farrington outrushed the Mules 221 to minus-15.

The Governors were shut out until the final 4 minutes. After a 54-yard run by Siaosi Feleunga, quarterback Jared Hakuole found Ranold Williams for a 14-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 9-7.

The Govs got the ball back one last time after VJ Fehoko sacked Manley on third down. But on fourth down, Sly Izumigawa knocked down Hakuole's pass to seal the win.

The first half ended in a barrage of weird plays, started by a blocked field goal that was returned 77 yards by Leilehua's Kasey Dukes for an apparent touchdown.

However, it didn't stand, as an illegal block in the back was called on the return.

Then, after Leilehua's coaching staff was whistled for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, Manley went to take a knee to end the half, but fumbled the snap.

Farrington's Seth Ilae came up with the ball with 2 seconds showing on the clock. But after Farrington's field-goal unit trotted onto the field, the referees signaled the half was over, and Leilehua went into intermission leading 3-0.

The Governors will play Castle next week for the OIA's third and final berth in the state tournament.

At Aloha Stadium

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LEilehua (8-2)03609

Lei—FG Timothy Momiyama 36

Lei—Kamana Akagi 19 pass from Andrew Manley (kick failed)

Far—Ranold Williams 14 pass from Jared Hakuole (ekolu Kaina kick)

RUSHING—Farrington: Harry Tuimaseve 26-138, Siaosi Feleunga 5-85, Scotland Smith 3-4, team 2-(-1), Hakuole 5-(-5). Leilehua: Carlos Marshall 8-17, Fred Padrones 1-3, Blaine Furtado 2-2, team 3-(-3), Manley 9-(-42).

PASSING—Farrington: Hakuole 10-22-2-100. Leilehua: Manley 15-23-1-175.

RECEIVING—Farrington: Alvin Faamausili 4-57, Williams 2-21, Ben Malufau 1-17, Tuimaseve 1-5, Sammy Park 1-3, Smith 1-(-3). Leilehua: Kamana Akagi 8-124, Darrien Shealy 2-25, Marshall 2-9, Furtado 1-11, Austin Schmidt 1-3, Marcus Rocha 1-3.



No. 5 'Iolani 39, Word of Life 7

Quarterback Jarrett Arakawa was nearly flawless, going 13-for-14 for 196 yards and four touchdowns as the Raiders beat the Firebrands.

Word of Life running back Awa Poggi rushed for a game-high 119 yards, including a 52-yard run in the fourth quarter.

At 'Iolani School

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'Iolani (9-2, 7-1)19200039

Iol—Alex Matsunami 4 run (kick blocked)

Iol—Kevin Barayuga 23 pass from Jarrett Arakawa (Andrew Skalman kick)

Iol—Trevym Tulonghari 18 pass from Arakawa (kick failed)

Iol—Matsunami 2 run (Skalman kick)

Iol—Barayuga 8 pass from Arakawa (Skalman kick)

Wol—Awa Poggi 52 run (Jana Tanouye kick)

RUSHING—Word of Life: Poggi 27-119, Richard Lanford 7-18, Cyrpus Fesili 5-12, Ryan Alvarado 2-5, Issac Iwamoto 1-3, T.J. Russel 1-3 Jordon Manaba 1-0, 'Iolani: Matsunami 10-65, Maika Kealoha 9-33, Josh Hannum 3-12, Dane Arakawa 2-3, Josh Seto 1-3, Arakawa 1-1.

PASSING—Word of Life: Iwamoto 0-2-1-0. 'Iolani: Arakawa 13-14-0-196, Hannum 3-6-1-11.

RECEIVING—Word of Life: none. 'Iolani Barayuga 4-37, Tulonghari 3-93, Bret Christman 4-36, Matt Talavera 2-16, Kasey Takahashi 1—25, Lambert Leong 1-4, Kealoha 1-(-4).