They met to open the 2016 OIA season and played a classic with Kaimuki winning 22-20 in overtime. Waialua got its revenge in the OIA playoffs, ending the Bulldogs’ season in the semifinals with a 19-14 win. What’s in store to open 2017?
Kaimuki 0, Waialua 0, 6:30 p.m.
*** KAIMUKI 63, WAIALUA 0, FINAL ***
Dozens of players out, it appears, for Waialua. Kaimuki is primed to have its best season under David Tautofi. Not a deep team, but the starters on both sides of the ball are playing at championship level.
*** Kaimuki 63, Waialua 0, 1:53, Q4 ***
Falisi Uhatafe blasts up the middle for a 30-yard TD.
*** Kaimuki 56, Waialua 0, 6:10, Q4 ***
Seei-Cleveland scores on a 1-yard dive, his second rushing TD of the game.
*** Kaimuki 49, Waialua 0, 2:40, Q3 ***
Solomon’s screen pass to Seei-Cleveland turns into a 46-yard TD.
*** Kaimuki 42, Waialua 0, 8:09, Q3 ***
Solomon to Elijah Lemalu for a 19-yard TD pass.
*** Kaimuki 35, Waialua 0, :28, Q3 ***
Solomon’s 10-yard pass to Kaulana Kaluna Jr. is Kaimuki’s fifth TD of the first half.
*** Kaimuki 28, Waialua 0, 2:19, Q2 ***
The Bulldogs pound away at the line of scrimmage and drive 63 yards in five plays, all on the ground. Asuega-Fualaau turns the corner for a 25-yard gain to the 1. Next play, Solomon pitches to Asuega-Fualaau for an easy 1-yard TD.
*** Kaimuki 20, Waialua 0, 2:40, Q1 ***
The Bulldogs are stifling Waialua’s offense. Another three and out, punt and Kaimuki’s Naomas Asuega-Fualaau returns it 64 yards to the house. Matthan Hatchie blocks the PAT.
*** Kaimuki 14, Waialua 0, 3:51, Q1 ***
Running back Ieke Seei-Cleveland is on fire, running left and cutting back against the grain for a 39-yard TD.
Another stop by Kaimuki’s defense, but the offense turns the ball over despite moving the ball well. Solomon’s deep pass is picked off by Waialua QB/S Tevesi Toia.
*** Kaimuki 7, Waialua 0, 8:27, Q1 ***
The Bulldogs drive 53 yards in just four plays. A 40-yard pass by Jordan Solomon to Cliff Antrone sparked the march, and Solomon ran in from 14 yards out.