The first round of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships kicked off Friday night with the OIA scoring both wins in Division I.
Over on Maui, Farrington scored an emotional victory over Baldwin, defeating the Bears 21-3. Sanele Lavatai rushed for 105 of Farrington’s 211 total yards on the ground and quarterback Montana Liana was 14-for-27 for 196 yards. Liana’s only touchdown pass was 12 yards to Jacob Baguio, who had eight receptions for 115 yards.
The Governors honored cornerback Dayne Ortiz, who disappeared off Mokuleia beach last Saturday, with a “DO” decal on their helmets with the number 29 he wore. The entire Ortiz ohana made the trip to Maui to see the Govs advance to the state semifinals for the second year in a row. Farrington will play top seed Punahou next week.
On the Big Island, Campbell won its first-ever state tournament game at the Division I level, beating Hilo, 42-27. Senior Isaac Hurd, who led the Sabers to a 28-7 win over Kahuku last Saturday to keep their season alive, set a school record with 388 yards passing. Hurd was 28-for-36 with four touchdown passes, breaking the previous record of 342 yards set by Vince Lemau on Aug. 25, 2000, against Kalaheo.
Hurd, who also ran for a touchdown, threw his first two scoring passes to Amosa Amosa Jr., who caught seven balls for 103 yards. Kainoa Perry had nine receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown and Jayce Bantolina caught three passes for 71 yards and a score.
Solomon Matautia returned a punt 59 yards for a touchdown for Campbell, which will rematch Mililani in the other Division I semifinal next Friday at Aloha Stadium.
Mililani beat Campbell, 42-21, during the regular season.