GAME NIGHT 9/1: Kahuku/Aiea

Kahuku's Taz Rodrigues (26) and a teammate converged on Aiea slotback Sam Okamoto during the Red Raiders' 51-7 win last Friday. National No. 23 Kahuku takes on No. 16 Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) in Las Vegas on Saturday. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo.

NO. 2 KAHUKU RED RAIDERS (3-0, 3-0 OIA Blue)
Head coach: Makoa Freitas
2017 Red Raiders roster

VS.

AIEA NA ALII (1-2, 1-2)
Head coach: Wendell Say
2017 Na Alii roster

No. 2 Kahuku 51, Aiea 7, Final

9:34 — That’s the ball game here at Aiea. Kahuku breezes to a 51-7 victory over Aiea. Kahuku outgained Aiea 379-140.

9:31 — Aiea energized after the score, getting a sack, then an interception. New quarterback now for Aiea, as Christian Rapis is in for Matsunami.

9:23 — There will be no shutout tonight. Aiea finally gets on the board as Ty Matsunami finds Zachery Kalahiki-Basque for a 37-yard touchdown on a 4th-and-1 play. After the score, Kaitlyn Hamilton converts the PAT for Na Alii.

9:15 — Kahuku elects to go for the field goal, and Duke Heffernan splits the uprights perfectly. Score is now 51-0 in favor of the Red Raiders.

9:14 — Aiea holds on first three downs as the third quarter comes to a close. Kahuku will make a decision as the teams switch sides.

9:12 — Aiea in trouble again here, as a short punt was returned by Kahuku to the Na Alii 10 yard line.

9:06 — On their first possession of the second half, Kahuku adds to its lead, as Alapa finds Peter John Mataira for a 26-yard score. PAT is good.

8:56 — Underway here at Aiea in the second half. Running clock is currently in effect for Kahuku. Mostly reserves are in for Kahuku. Aiea starters remain in the game.

8:40 — Aiea quarterback Ty Matsunami is sacked on the final play of the half, and Kahuku takes a 41-0 lead into the half.

Kahuku has piled up 357 total yards of offense in the first half, with 269 of them coming on the ground. Enoch Nawahine rushed for 159 and two touchdowns on just six carries.

Aiea has managed just 86 yards of total offense, as Kahuku has largely bottled up Na Alii’s short-passing attack.

8:35 — Aiea gets their first stop of the night with 1:24 left in the half, forcing a Kahuku punt.

8:25 — JL Lavea continues the scoring onslaught for Kahuku, sprinting for a 45-yard touchdown run.

8:16 — Enoch Nawahine eludes numerous Aiea defenders in his own backfield, then breaks loose for an 86-yard touchdown run. Nawahine now up to 159 yards rushing on just six carries.

8:05 — A scramble by Alapa turns into a 40-yard touchdown run to open the second quarter. PAT is good.

8:00 — End of First Quarter. Kahuku currently outgaining Aiea 198-41.

7:54 — Alapa unleashes a perfect 65-yard bomb to Kaonohi Kaniho after a holding call wiped out a 30-yard pass gain on the previous play. The two-point try was no good.

7:51 — Thornton Alapa has replaced Sol-Jay Maiava at quarterback after two scoring drives.

7:46 — Aiea gets some momentum, advancing to Kahuku 40, but costly fumble forces them to punt back to the Red Raiders.

 7:38 — Aiea turns ball over on downs at own 38 after a sack. On very next play, Enoch Nawahine rips off a touchdown run to make it 14-0 in favor of Kahuku.

7:29 — Kahuku marches downfield for an opening drive touchdown on an 11-yard pass from Sol-Jay Maiava to Toalei Lefau.

Off we go at Aiea! Aiea wins the toss and defers. Kahuku will receive to start the game.

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NOTES: Aiea has not beaten Kahuku since 1967, when former HHSAA Executive Director Ed Kiyuna beat the Red Raiders 13-8. Kahuku is 12-0 since then. The Red Raiders visited Waianae for the first time in ages earlier this year, this will be their first visit to Aiea since 1984. Wendell Say is 0-7 all time against Kahuku and has never scored more than 16 points in a game and been outscored 271-48 but has been shut out only once. Say has never had a 100-yard rusher vs. Kahuku.

Top performances in the series
Kahuku pass vs. Aiea: Bronson Ponciano-Ahue with 147 in 2004
Kahuku rush vs. Aiea: Malosi Teo with 248 in 2005
Kahuku receiving vs. Aiea: Spencer Hafoka with 171 in 2004
Aiea pass vs. Kahuku: Kali Kuia with 225 in 2005
Aiea rush vs. Kahuku: Robert Pantil with 127 in 1984
Aiea receiving vs. Kahuku: Josh Blakemore with 90 in 2005

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