GAME NIGHT 10/19: Punahou/Kamehameha

No. 2 Punahou 35, No. 8 Kamehameha 0, FINAL


Punahou’s early defensive exploits — four turnovers forced including a pick-6 by Trent Shiraki — did the job. The Buffanblu will meet No. 1 Saint Louis next week for the ILH Open championship. Punahou limited Kamehameha to 153 yards of total offense.

At Aloha Stadium
Kamehameha (4-6, 3-5) 0 0 0 0 — 0
Punahou (7-2, 6-2) 21 7 7 0 — 35
PUN—Koa Eldredge 7 pass from Hugh Brady (Tim Horn kick)
PUN—Eldredge 12 pass from Brady (Horn kick)
PUN—Trent Shiraki 48 interception return (Horn kick)
PUN—Kanoa Kalahiki 20 pass from Kobe Muasau (Horn kick)
PUN—Tamatoa Falatea 5 pass from Muasau (Horn kick)

RUSHING—Kamehameha: Christmas Togiai 11-45, Reino Bush 8-21, Braden Akima 3-20, Alec Serrao 1-1. Punahou: Brady 11-2, Vincent Terrell 7-29, Sitiveni Kaufusi 6-23, Gunnar Locke 1-3, No. 30 1-4.


PASSING—Kamehameha: Togiai 10-24-1-66. Punahou: Brady 14-19-0-130, Muasau 7-10-0-92.

RECEIVING—Kamehameha: Brock Ai 1-5, Akima 3-17, Kahakili Pahio 1-11, Bush 1-4, Edward Correa 4-29. Punahou: Tamatoa Falatea 7-53, Eldredge 6-106, Moku Dancil-Evans 3-32, Terrell 3-9, Kalahiki 1-20, Matagi Thompson 1-2.

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Punahou’s second series of the second half: Brady is sacked again, and that’s five sacks since halftime. He leaves the game and Muasau, who played late in the first half returns. He’s sharp. He finds Eldredge on a deep sideline route for 40 yards, and caps the drive with a 5-yard strike to Falatea on a slant route for a TD. PUNAHOU 35, KAMEHAMEHA 0, :57, Q3.

Kamehameha’s first series of the second half: the Warrior pick up a first down, but will punt after a sack.

Punahou is content to mix up the run and pass, no rush at all. But Kamehameha’s defense hasn’t let up. The Warriors sack Brady four times during Punahou’s first drive of the second half. Punahou punts, but not before taking 8 minutes and 6 seconds off the clock.

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HALFTIME
Key stat: Kamehameha four turnovers, Punahou none.
At Aloha Stadium
Kamehameha 0 0 xx xx — 0
Punahou 21 7 xx xx — 28
PUN—Koa Eldredge 7 pass from Hugh Brady (Tim Horn kick)
PUN—Eldredge 12 pass from Brady (Horn kick)
PUN—Trent Shiraki 48 interception return (Horn kick)
PUN—Kanoa Kalahiki 20 pass from Brady (Horn kick)

RUSHING—
Kamehameha:
#16 Christmas Togiai 5-37,
#15 Reino Bush 7-17,
#2 Braden Akima 3-20,
#22 Alec Serrao 1-1

Punahou:
#14 Brady 6-33,
#19 Vincent Terrell 4-6,
#4 Sitiveni Kaufusi 5-20


PASSING—
Kamehameha:
#16 Togiai 7-14-1-41

Punahou:
#14 Brady 9-12-0-63,
#16 Muasau 4-5-0-45

RECEIVING—
Kamehameha:
#5 Brock Ai 1-5,
#2 Akima 3-17,
#80 Kahakili Pahio 1-11,
#15 Bush 1-4,
#17 Edward Correa 1-4

Punahou:
#10 Tamatoa Falatea 3-14,
#22 Eldredge 4-52,
#6 Moku Dancil-Evans 2-13,
#19 Terrell 3-9,
#2 Kalahiki 1-20

Kamehameha’s defense has forced Punahou to stick with conservative pass choices for the most part, but the offensive miscues have been tumultuous. Punahou stalls on two drives in the second quarter, including one led by backup QB Kobe Muasau. But with 1:05 left in the first half and the ball on the Kamehameha 44, Muasau guides the Buffanblu on a three-play scoring drive. He connects with Moku Dancil-Evans for seven yards, then Eldredge for 17 more and finally, Kanoa Kalahiki on a rollout to the right for a 20-yard TD. PUNAHOU 28, KAMEHAMEHA 0, :26, Q2.
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This is the quarter from Halloween hell for Kamehameha. Four plays into their fourth series, another fumble. This time it’s recovered by Kaulana Makaula, who promptly twirls the ball on the ground and is called for unsportsmanlike conduct. The quarter ends with a punt by Punahou, its first three-and-out, ball downed at the Kamehameha 31.

First snap of Kamehameha’s third series is an out-route pass that is picked off by LB Trent Shiraki for a 48-yard pick-6. WOW. That’s three turnovers by Kamehameha, three TDs for Punahou. PUNAHOU 21, KAMEHAMEHA 0, 2:40, Q1.

Huge break for Punahou as Kamehameha muffs a bouncing punt. Buffanblu ball at the Kamehameha 11-yard line. Second down, Brady’s play-action pass to Eldredge on a post pattern is a 12-yard TD. PUNAHOU 14, KAMEHAMEHA 0, 3:34, Q2.

Touchback on the opening kickoff. Kamehameha’s first snap from scrimmage is a fumble on the handoff exchange, recovered by Punahou at the Warriors’ 25. Five plays later, Hugh Brady lofts a 7-yard TD pass to Koa Eldredge, who tiptoes the right side of the end zone and gives Punahou the lead. PUNAHOU 7, KAMEHAMEHA 0, 10:29, Q1.
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PRE-GAME
Punahou will kick off facing the makai end zone. Sunny and partly cloudy here in Halawa. Passing showers gone. Gentle trades 5-10 mph. Punahou in all navy blue with white trim and numbers. Kamehameha in all white top to bottom.
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For Kamehameha’s roster, click here
For Punahou’s roster, click here
SERIES HISTORY: Punahou leads 94-90-6


KAMEHAMEHA STATS


PASSINGGC-A-IYdsTD
Christmas Togiai1085-164-58106
Kiai Keone842-93-64053
Moe Tanuvasa47-15-1561
Skyler Ramos102-2-0401
Onyx Freitas21-3-1200
Preston Rezentes90-1-100
RUSHINGGAttYdsTD
Alec Serrao101005961
Reino Bush8774241
Braden Akima933780
Christmas Togiai1059651
Laakea Ane622562
Skyler Ramos103360
Hoku Arias10252
Benjamin Alapai2220
Wrx Kimura3410
Anthony Thomas-Fonoimoana2310
Nate Jackson Jr.1100
Moe Tanuvasa41-40
TEAM103-210
Kiai Keone812-420
RECEIVINGGRecYdsTD
Skyler Ramos10354044
Braden Akima9282642
Edward Correa481220
Davis Munn410861
Reino Bush89782
Alec Serrao1013650
Brock Ai67650
Kahakili Pahio44430
Christmas Togiai102401
Laakea Ane63360
Micah Pasion56360
Titus Maunakea66351
Shiloh Louis-Kaneakua11130
Onyx Freitas21110
Wrx Kimura2150

PUNAHOU STATS


PASSINGGC-A-IYdsTD
Hugh Brady10161-288-92,30926
Kobe Muasau765-124-37737
Koa Eldredge100-1-000
RUSHINGGAttYdsTD
Vincent Terrell9703793
Sitiveni Kaufusi10702703
Kobe Muasau717530
Theo Chun26241
Blake Furuta22100
Malcolm Liufau1160
Gunnar Locke3460
Maninoa Tufono9211
TEAM104-180
Hugh Brady1044-1232
RECEIVINGGRecYdsTD
Tamatoa Falatea10741,05711
Koa Eldredge104173410
Moku Dancil-Evans10464945
Kanoa Kalahiki8182604
Vincent Terrell9191630
Matagi Thompson44620
Alex Thompson35541
Sitiveni Kaufusi105521
Rayden Kiaaina-Caires25520
Christopher Paige61511
Treyden Buden-Nakasone22400
Noa Takeyama11380
Zachary Johnson22140
Noah Kameehonua22130
Yoshi Kobayashi11-20

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