Campbell’s comeback stuns Kahuku
Kahuku's Mason Paulo gets tripped up by Campbell's Poki'i Adkins-Kupuka'a short of the end zone.
For the first time since 1996, three-time defending OIA champion Kahuku has lost back-to-back games in the regular season.
A stunning 28-27 win by No. 6 Campbell over No. 4 Kahuku on Saturday in Ewa Beach defied all logic. After all, Kahuku owned time of possession, controlled the line of scrimmage, and operated its game plan to near perfection.
Big Red ran the ball 51 times for 241 yards, often out of their patented elephant formation with Wes Alo-Maiava (77 rushing yards before injury) and Zealand Matagi (102 yards) as wildcat QBs.
In all, Kahuku had 67 plays from scrimmage. Campbell had 38 snaps from scrimmage, but the last one was a 29-yard TD pass from Krenston Kaipo to Titus Mokiao-Atimalala with 19 seconds left.
Jadon Arola kicked the game-winning extra point.
“We’ve all got to accept responsibility,” Kahuku coach Sterling Carvalho said. “We have to make better adjustments and be better at what we do.”