Kamehameha clinches


POSTED: Friday, November 06, 2009

T.C. Campbell picked the right time to have a career night.

The senior quarterback tossed five touchdown passes, including three in a pivotal third quarter, as Kamehameha pulled away for a 45-21 win over Punahou that clinched the Interscholastic League of Honolulu football championship. It was Kamehameha's first ILH title since 2004, and also a first under coach David Stant.

Campbell directed a turnover-free offense that ran well out of pistol formations. Ryan Ho gained 153 yards on 32 carries, forcing Punahou's defense to pick its poison.

“;Our offense and defense and special teams all did great,”; Ho said. “;We're a complete team.”;

Campbell was 11-for-24 for 169 yards without a pick.

“;It's easy when the O-line gives you all day,”; said Campbell, who was not sacked. “;It's a team win, not about the stats.”;

“;We tried, but they passed terrific,”; Punahou coach Kale Ane said. “;We wanted them to throw the ball, and they threw through tight windows. They played well in clutch situations.”;

A win by Punahou would have created a tie for first place and forced a tiebreaker game between the teams next week. Instead, Kamehameha (10-1, 7-1 ILH) will have a lot of rest until the HHSAA state championships kick off in two weeks.

The Warriors had a narrow 16-14 lead at halftime, but Campbell found Blaise Cuban for a 27-yard touchdown pass on fourth and 9 to cap their first series of the second half.

Two plays later, linebacker Kawika Stant jarred the ball loose from Jeremy Ioane and safety Wave Ryder recovered. Campbell found Charley Bollig on the left sideline, and Bollig stretched the ball over the goal line for a 20-yard touchdown. Kamehameha led 29-14 with 4:49 to go in the third quarter.

Ryder stymied the Buffanblu with a 56-yard interception return on the ensuing series to set up Campbell's 19-yard scoring strike to Cuban on a corner route, and the Warriors led 36-14 with 1:14 to go in the third.

From there, Punahou scored a touchdown on a Stabren Caires 1-yard run, but got no closer.


No. 2 Kamehameha 45, No. 6 Punahou 21

At Aloha Stadium

Kamehameha (10-1, 7-1) 9720945
Punahou (5-5, 5-3)   777021

Pun—Brian Suite 35 pass from Jeremy Ioane (Kaimi Fairbairn kick)
KS—FG Tarra Gabriel 24
KS—Brock Rueike 13 pass from T.C. Campbell (kick failed)
Pun—Jeffrey Pedrina 49 run (Fairbairn kick)
KS—Blaise Cuban 20 pass from Campbell (Gabriel kick)
KS—Cuban 27 pass from Campbell (kicked blocked)
KS—Charley Bollig 20 pass from Campbell (Gabriel kick)
KS—Cuban 19 pass from Campbell (Gabriel kick)
Pun—Stabren Caires 1 run (Fairbairn kick)
KS—Safety, Liloa Travis sacked in end zone
KS—Kupono Park 1 run (Gabriel kick)

RUSHINGKamehameha: Ryan Ho 32-153, Jason Muraoka 4-17, Park 2-13, Campbell 5-10, TEAM 2-(-22). Punahou: Pedrina 1-49, Ioane 5-34, Stabren Caires 11-27, Steven Lakalaka 2-0, Alaka'i Aglipay 1-0, Kaiana Eldredge 2-(-6), Travis 1-(-9).
PASSINGKamehameha: Campbell 11-24-0-169. Punahou: Travis 3-5-0-71, Ioane 1-4-2-35, Eldredge 0-4-1-0.
RECEIVINGKamehameha: Cuban 5-77, Charley Bollig 4-65, Brent Auyong 1-14, Rueike 1-13. Punahou: Forrest Kim 1-50, Suite 1-35, Lakalaka 1-17, Mountan Mitchell 1-4.


Pac-Five 33, Word of Life 14

P.J. Minaya hooked up with London Amorin for three consecutive touchdowns—40, 41 and 38 yards—in three consecutive offensive plays to end a stalemate in the second half.

Amorin amassed 200 yards on nine receptions. Minaya finished with 337 passing yards and five touchdown passes, including two to Darin Kamealoha.

With the score tied at 14-all in the third quarter, the tide began to turn when Pac-Five linebacker Payton Lott popped the ball loose from WOLA running back Richard Landford.


Pac-Five 33, Word of Life 14

At Aloha Stadium

Word of Life (1-9, 1-8)770014
Pac-Five (7-5, 4-5)7712733

WOL—Awa Poggi 16 run (Jana Tanouye kick)
P5—Darin Kamealoha 22 pass from P.J. Minaya (Brendan Sagucio kick)
WOL—Ryan Alvarado 16 run (Tanouye kick)
P5—Kamealoha 2 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)
P5—London Amorin 40 pass from Minaya (kick failed)
P5—Amorin 41 pass from Minaya (pass failed)
P5—Amorin 38 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)

RUSHINGWord of Life: Poggi 37-171, T.J. Russell 6-46, Richard Landford 12-36, Alvarado 5-26, Cyprus Fesili 3-20, Jordon Manaba 2-4, Isaac Iwamoto 3-(-11). Pac-Five: Minaya 3-19, Logan Murakami 2-13.
PASSINGWord of Life: Iwamoto 2-6-2-36. Pac-Five: Minaya 23-33-1-337, Murakami 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVINGWord of Life: Poggi 1-20, Alex Robinson 1-16. Pac-Five: London Amorin 9-200, Kamealoha 7-68, Jordan Doi 3-36, Ikaika Karney 2-31,Chaison Baition 2-2.


























































ILH Division I


Team (overall)WL
Kamehameha (10-1)71 
Punahou (5-5)53 
Saint Louis (7-4)44





ILH Division II


Team (overall)WL
'Iolani (9-2)71
Pac-Five (7-5)45 
Damien (1-9)17 
Word of Life (1-9)18


ILH Champions

Kamehameha, Saint Louis and Punahou have each won the ILH twice after the Crusaders' run of 18 straight titles:

» 2004: Kamehameha Warriors (6-1)
» 2005: Punahou Buffanblu (7-2)
» 2006: Saint Louis Crusaders (7-0)
» 2007: Saint Louis Crusaders (7-0)
» 2008: Punahou Buffanblu (7-1)
» 2009: Kamehameha Warriors (7-1)