GAME NIGHT 9/16: Kalani/Waipahu

There will be at least one undefeated team remaining in OIA Division II after tonight — and maybe two — if Waipahu can beat Kalani in the first game played on the new field at Kaiser Stadium. Kalani hasn’t beaten Waipahu since 1972 when Fancy Misipeka was carrying the load. That’s 10 losses in a row.

Kalani quarterback Seth Tina-Soberano (ribs) will not play tonight. Falcons hope to have him back for Roosevelt game next week. Senior Justin Gatewood expected to get the start at QB.

Top performances in series
Kalani passing vs. Waipahu: Richard Akau with 340 yards in 2004
Kalani rushing vs. Waipahu: Seth Tina-Soberano with 133 yards last year
Kalani receiving vs. Waipahu: Carsen Chun with 118 yards in 2004
Waipahu passing vs. Kalani: Braden Amorozo with 172 yards last year
Waipahu rushing vs. Kalani: Gregorio Alip with 253 yards in 2011
Waipahu receiving vs. Kalani: Chaz Ramos with 84 yards in 1998

WAIPAHU MARAUDERS (4-0, 3-0 OIA D-II)
Head coach: Bryson Carvalho
Marauders roster

VS.

KALANI FALCONS (3-2, 2-2)
Head coach: Scott Melemai
Falcons roster

Waipahu 49, Kalani 0

at Kaiser Stadium
Waipahu (5-0, 4-0) 13 22 7 7 — 49
Kalani (3-3, 2-3) 0 0 0 0 — 0
Waip—Alfred Failauga 1 run (Braden Amorozo kick)
Waip—Failauga 2 run (run failed)
Waip—Safety, intentional grounding in end zone
Waip—Amorozo 1 run (Amorozo kick)
Waip—Alika Ahsing 70 pass from Amorozo (pass failed)
Waip—Ahsing 23 pass from Amorozo (Amorozo kick)
Waip—Failauga 13 run (Amorozo kick)
Waip—Failauga 17 run (Amorozo kick)

RUSHING—Waipahu: Failauga 24-147, Deacon Kapea 4-37, Fiva Tulafale 4-28, Amorozo 4-9, team 1-(minus 1). Kalani: Justin Yasutake 10-25, Ikaika Holden 2-3, Jay Zeno 1-(minus 1), team 1-(minus 35), Justin Gatewood 9-(minus 46).
PASSING—Waipahu: Amorozo 10-18-0-240. Kalani: Gatewood 10-23-2-120, Zeno 3-4-0-9.
RECEIVING—Waipahu: Ahsing 3-124, Matthew Fiesta 3-50, Failauga 1-20, Kapea 1-19, Branson Jay Reyes 1-16, Ezekial-Kai Kapanui-Reyes 1-11. Kalani: Logan Matsuoka 4-18, Ryu Yamane 2-43, Travis Tagad 2-24, Zachary Wong 1-39, Leimana Naki 1-10, Micah Matsuda 1-4, Holden 1-(minus 4), Jalen Galapate 1-(minus 5).
Junior varsity — Waipahu 49, Kalani 7

Jay Zeno getting some run at QB for the Falcons.

Failauga adds a 17-yard TD run in the fourth quarter for his fourth of the game.

Benjamin with his second pick on the final play of the third quarter.

Alfred Failauga 13-yard TD run. 42-0, 8:33.

Zeondre Benjamin with a pick off the tip to start the second half. Waipahu ball.

HALFTIME BOX
at Kaiser Stadium
Waipahu (4-0, 3-0) 13 22

Kalani (3-2, 2-2) 0 0
Waip—Alfred Failauga 1 run (Braden Amorozo kick)
Waip—Failauga 2 run (run failed)
Waip—Safety, intentional grounding in end zone
Waip—Amorozo 1 run (Amorozo kick)
Waip—Alika Ahsing 70 pass from Amorozo (pass failed)
Waip—Ahsing 23 pass from Amorozo (Amorozo kick)

RUSHING—Waipahu: Failauga 17-99, Deacon Kapea 2-22, Amorozo 4-9. Kalani: Justin Yasutake 7-27, Ikaika Holden 1-2, team 1-(minus 35), Justin Gatewood 8-(minus 40).
PASSING—Waipahu: Amorozo 9-17-0-221. Kalani: Gatewood 5-14-0-52.
RECEIVING—Waipahu: Ahsing 3-124, Matthew Fiesta 3-50, Failauga 1-20, Branson Jay Reyes 1-16, Ezekial-Kai Kapanui-Reyes 1-11. Kalani: Logan Matsuoka 3-17, Zachary Wong 1-39, Holden 1-(minus 4).
Junior varsity — Waipahu 49, Kalani 7

Give Centennial Kulikefu a sack for Waipahu.

Three straight incomplete passes for Kalani.

Amorozo with a 23-yard TD pass to Ahsing (3 receptions, 124 yards, 2 TD). Amorozo now 9-17, 221 yards, 3 TD (1 rush). 35-0, 3:49.

LB Zachary Camanse with a sack. Falcons will punt.

Amorozo rolls to his left and he goes down the field to Alika Ahsing, who uses his speed to go for a 70-yard TD. 28-0, 7:03.

Kalani starts on its 27. Falcons hit their first big play as a deep ball for Zachary Wong goes for 39 yards, but Gatewood stopped for a 2-yard gain on fourth-and-3. Waipahu takes over on its 25.

More big plays for Waipahu as Failauga has a catch-and-run for 20 yards and a screen to Alika Ahsing goes for 31 yards to the 9. DB Drake Sapp banged up on a play for Kalani. Amorozo keeps on third-and-goal from the 1 and is in. Touchdown Waipahu. 22-0, 9:45.

Kalani facing third-and-11 from its 9 to start the second quarter. Gatewood is called for intentional grounding in the end zone for a safety. 15-0, 11:53.

Kalani makes a nice play defensively to bat away a pass on third down. Amorozo will try a 41-yard field goal with the wind at his back and it’s blocked by Matthew Wu.

Another delay of game as the QB change is clearly hurting Kalani early. Three-and-out.

Amorozo goes deep on his first throw and a diving catch made by Matthew Fiesta to pick up 30 yards into Kalani territory. LB Sheldon Chu sacks Amorozo for a big loss but Amorozo comes back with a 25-yard scramble. Failauga 2-yard TD run, 13-0, 3:37.

Touchback. Falcons start from their 20. RB Justin Yasutake picks up two first downs. LB Rylee Oneill with a sack for Waipahu. Third-and-22 and Kalani is called for a delay of game but the defender didn’t hear the whistle and hits the QB. 15-yard penalty makes it third-and-12. Incomplete and Kalani will punt.

Fourth-and-goal at the 1 and Alfred Failauga plunges into the end zone for a 1-yard TD run. 7-0, 8:48.

Kalani ball on its 35. Gatewood at QB. Kalani moves early on its first play and it’s a three-and-out. Bad snap on the punt and it’s a loss of 35 yards. Waipahu takes over on the Kalani 6.

Waipahu will receive. Braden Amorozo at QB. Alfred Failauga at RB. Marauders start on their 38. Ugly start for Waipahu. A false start, a backwards pass goes out of bounds for a loss, a low snap and poor throw and a short run. Marauders three-and-out.

TEAM CAPTAINS
Waipahu: Ezekial-Kai Kapanui-Reyes, Braden Amorozo, Dhelton Bandonili, Alfred Failauga
Kalani: Justin Gatewood, Seth Tina-Soberano, Cody Uehara, Joshua Titialii

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