GAME NIGHT 10/13: Kahuku/Kapolei
Kahuku's Kesi Ah-Hoy attempted to get into the end zone against Kapolei in a 2015 regular season game. Jay Metzger / Special to the Star-Advertiser.
The Hurricanes can play spoilers once again on the North Shore. Kahuku has won 47 straight home games. The last loss? To Kapolei in the 2007 OIA quarterfinals. Here we are once again.
Q&A: Kahuku coach Makoa Freitas on Kapolei Hernandez returns to Kahuku’s house of horrors
Top performances in the series: Kapolei passing vs. Kahuku: Taulia Tagovailoa with 356 yards in 2015 Kapolei rushing vs. Kahuku: Mason Koa with 137 yards in 2006 Kapolei receiving vs. Kahuku: Jaymin Sarono with 116 yards in 2015 Kahuku passing vs. Kapolei: Tuli Wily-Matagi with 145 yards in 2014 Kahuku rushing vs. Kapolei: Malosi Teo with 193 yards in 2005 Kahuku receiving vs. Kapolei: Elvis Vakapuna with 70 yards in 2016
NO. 10 KAPOLEI HURRICANES (5-4) Head coach: Darren Hernandez Hurricanes roster
NO. 2 KAHUKU RED RAIDERS (7-1) Head coach: Makoa Freitas Red Raiders roster
No. 2 Kahuku 35, No. 10 Kapolei 7
No. 2 Kahuku 35, No. 10 Kapolei 7 At Carleton Weimer Field
Kapolei (5-5) 7 0 0 0 — 7 Kahuku (8-1) 7 21 7 0 — 35
Kah—Enoch Nawahine 4 run (Duke Heffernan kick) Kapo—Isaiah Ahana 25 pass from Lonenoa Faoa (Braedon Bantolina kick) Kah—Toalei Lefau 2 run (Heffernan kick) Kah—Lefau 2 run (Heffernan kick) Kah—Heffernan 21 pass from Sol-Jay Maiava (Heffernan kick) Kah—Lefau 12 run (Heffernan kick)
RUSHING—Kapolei: Josh Kansana 7-14, Emmsley Kukea 1-10, Dylan Toilolo 2-1, Kaniala Kalaola 1-(minus-3), Team 1-(minus-12). Kahuku: Nawahine 12-96, Sione Mahe 6-26, Maiava 5-19, Lefau 6-13, Wes Alo-Maiava 2-2, Thorton Alapa 1-(minus-1).
PASSING—Kapolei: Faoa 13-30-3-137, Kalaola 4-5-0-16. Kahuku: Maiava 17-32-0-189, Alapa 2-3-1-54.
RECEIVING—Kapolei: Ahana 6-92, Ransen Pasion 4-28, Kansana 3-15, Dreyden-Steele Kawewehi 2-11, Kaeo Alvarez-Ranan 1-11, Elijah Badoyen 1-(minus-4). Kahuku: Heffernan 6-76, Nawahine 4-72, Kainoa Crimson 2-12, Peter John Mataira 2-8, Sitaleki Tongi 1-30, Joseph Purcell 1-24, Ethan Erickson 1-24, Thorton Alapa 1-7, Lefau 1-(minus-10). Junior varsity playoffs—Kahuku 8, Kapolei 6
HALFTIME BOXSCORE At Carleton Weimer Field Kapolei (5-4, 3-4) 7 0 xx xx — 7 Kahuku (7-1, 7-0) 7 21 xx xx — 28 KAH—Enoch Nawahine 4 run (Duke Heffernan kick) KAP—Isaiah Ahana 25 pass from Lonenoa Faoa (Braedon Bantolina kick) KAH—Nawahine 2 run (Heffernan kick) KAH—Toalei Lefau 2 run (Heffernan kick) KAH—Heffernan 21 pass from Sol-Jay Maiava (Heffernan kick) JV—Kahuku 8, Kapolei 6.
RUSHING— Kapolei: Team 1-(-12), Josh Kansana 2-0,
Kahuku: Nawahine 10-63, Lefau 3-8, Wes Alo-Maiava 1-2, Maiava 2-1,
PASSING— Kapolei: Faoa 4-12-3-36,
Kahuku: Maiava 15-24-0-149,
RECEIVING— Kapolei: Kansana 2-7, Ahana 2-31,
Kahuku: #19 Thorton Alapa #22 Nawahine 4-72, #23 Peter John Mataira 2-8, #2 Heffernan 5-60, #44 Lefau 1-(-10), #81 Kainoa Crimson 2-12,
Kahuku 28, Kapolei 7, :00, 2Q
Final play of the half, Kapolei’s pass rush has Maiava dead to rights near the Kahuku sideline, but he maneuvers a circle and eludes defenders, gets back to the middle of the field and somehow finds Duke Heffernan in the back of the end zone for a 21-yard TD. Amazing. Maiava is 15-for-24, 149 yards, one TD and no picks in the first half. I believe that’s a career-high for pass attempts in a first half by the sophomore. That was just crazy, resilient and poised.
First play from scrimmage after the kickoff, another interception thrown by Faoa. Kaonohi Kaniho picks it off on a post route, Kahuku ball with :48 left in the half.
Kahuku 21, Kapolei 7, 1:06, 2Q
Toalei Lefau punches it over from 2 yards out moments after a pick by Ratu Tuisavura. That’s the second pick by the Red Raiders.
Kahuku 14, Kapolei 7, 5:00, 2Q
Nawahine scores on a 2-yard TD run.
Kahuku O-line pounding away.
Kahuku 7, Kapolei 7, 8:17, 2Q
Lonenoa Faoa’s deep post pass to Isaiah Ahana is tipped, bobbled and caught for a crazy 25-yard TD.
The first quarter ends with Kahuku flat its 25.
No. 2 Kahuku 7, No. 10 Kapolei 0, 2:11, 1Q
Enoch Nawahine races around left end for a 4-yard TD. Big Red getting some resistance from Kapolei, but winning the. Battle of the Trenches.
Kapolei three and out. Punt out at the KPO 30.
Kahuku receives the opening kickoff and drives to the Kapolei 45 before stalling. Punt to the 5, personal foul on Kahuku.
Pre-game Conditions are near perfect. Clear skies, though it drizzled earlier. Trade winds 5-15 mph. The JV game was a defensive battle. Kahuku won 8-6 despite fumbling deep in its territory with less than 2 minutes left. Kapolei scored on a bootleg, but the 2-point conversion failed. Kahuku ran out the clock — barely. In the victory formation with :20 left, the snap dribbled on the ground all the way back to the Kahuku 10-yard line, where Kapolei nearly recovered.
The varsity kickoff will be somewhere around 7:45 p.m. Game is televised, so there will be the usual delay before kickoff, plus 90-second TV timeouts.