The Marauders had won 16 of the last 17 meetings against the Bulldogs until Waialua pulled off a 36-35 shocker at Aloha Stadium last year to win the OIA Division II state title. This is the first meeting since and while Waialua has lost nearly all of its firepower from last season, the Waipahu is in great shape to get back to the D-II title game again this year.
Waipahu 63, Waialua 7, FINAL
8:45: And that’s your ballgame. Waipahu wins 63-7.
8:44: Deacon Kapea runs in a 2-yard touchdown to give Waipahu a new school record for most points scored in a game. The previous record was 56 against Kalani in 2007. Amorozo’s PAT is good. 63-7, 1:06 to go.
8:39: Waialua turns it over on downs and the Marauders will take over on their own 44 with 4:30 left.
8:36: Waialua recovers a Waipahu fumble and will take over from the Marauders’ 48 with 7:18 to go in the game.
8:28: End of the third. Waipahu faces second-and-8 on their own 7 to start the fourth.
8:26: The Bulldogs punt and the Marauders will start their first offensive possession of the half with 11 seconds left in the third on their own 5.
8:22: With the running clock in effect, the Bulldogs are still in their first possession of the half with just 3:17 left in the third.
8:14: The second half is underway with the Bulldogs starting from their own 21.
7:55: We’re now at halftime with Waipahu leading 56-7. Waialua will receive to start the second half.
7:43: THERE GOES THAT MAN. Failauga, who is on pace to break the state rushing record, breaks off a 57-yard run on Waipahu’s first play after the punt. Amorozo’s extra point is good. It’s now 56-7 with 4:54 to go in the first half.
7:41: After a Waialua punt, the Marauders will take over on their own 42 with 5:04 left in the first half.
7:36: This is getting out of hand. Amorozo and Ahsing connect again for a 5-yard score, and Amorozo kicks the extra point through. 49-7, 8:05 left in the half.
7:34: The Marauders pounce on a fumble and will take over from Waialua’s 5 with 8:12 left in the half.
7:31: TOUCHDOWN WAIPAHU. Branson Jay Reyes hauls in a 42-yard pass from Amorozo on their first play. Amorozo’s PAT is good. 42-7 with 8:20 to go in the half.
7:29: Dicion is picked off by Waipahu’s Deacon Kapea and the Marauders will take over from the Waialua 42 with 8:28 to go in the half.
7:26: TOUCHDOWN MARAUDERS. Failauga takes a handoff for a two yard score. Amorozo keeps it for a two-point conversion. 35-7, 8:35 to go in the half.
7:17: The Bulldogs can’t get a drive going and punt it away. Waipahu takes over from the Waialua 40 with 11:05 to go in the half.
7:12: End of the first. It’s been a shootout so far, let’s see if Waialua responds.
7:09: ANOTHER ONE. Rylee Oneill takes a pick 6 35 yards TO THE HOUSE. Amorozo kicks the PAT. The lead is now 27-7 for the home team with 45 seconds left in the first.
7:07: ANOTHER TD FOR WAIPAHU. Amorozo and Ezekial-Kai Kapanui-Reyes connect from 14 yards out. They go for a fake PAT but don’t convert. 20-7. 1:01 left to go in the first.
6:57: TOUCHDOWN MARAUDERS. Amorozo finds Alika Ahsing for a 9-yard score. Alfred Failauga punches in the two-point conversion. 14-7 Waipahu, 3:46 to go in the first.
6:54: Penalties have absolutely KILLED Waipahu thus far. It seems like they have one almost every other play. Their coaches have called a timeout already to address. But now they’re in business again on the Waialua 10. Now the Bulldogs call timeout with 3:51 left in the first.
6:47: First play out, Ezekial-Kai Kapanui-Reyes appears to have taken a pass 80 yards to the house, but it’s negated by a holding call.
6:42: TOUCHDOWN WAIALUA. Kyler Dicion finds Hunter Apau on a slant, there’s some miscommunication defensively on Waipahu’s side, and Apau is GONE for a 79-yard score. Trace Pule‘s kick is good and the Bulldogs lead 7-6 with 6:18 to go in the first.
6:37: TOUCHDOWN WAIPAHU. The Marauders drive straight down the field and on fourth down, Braden Amorozo finds Matthew Fiesta wide open in the back of the end zone. PAT is blocked. Marauders lead 6-0 with 7:57 to go in the first.
6:28: Kyler Dicion displays quite an arm for the Bulldogs but after just one first down, they punt. Waipahu starts its first drive on its own 20 with 10:57 to go in the first.
6:24: Waipahu fumbles the kickoff and Waialua will start the game from its own 49.
6:22: Waialua wins the toss and will defer to the second half.
6:18 p.m.: We have yet to kick off, but that’s more time for everyone here to relish Waipahu’s stunning new facility with a fresh turf field and track.