Makekau sets school record in ‘Iolani win

by Billy Hull on October 4, 2013

'Iolani's Keoni-Kordell Makekau, shown here against Leilehua on Aug. 17, set a school record for receiving yards on Friday night against Pac-Five. (Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser)

‘Iolani’s Keoni-Kordell Makekau, shown here against Leilehua on Aug. 17, set a school record for receiving yards on Friday night against Pac-Five. (Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser)

‘Iolani sophomore Keoni-Kordell Makekau broke a 21-year-old school record, besting Raul Pacheco’s 219 receiving yards by 1 in a 31-19 win over Pac-Five on Friday night at Aloha Stadium.

‘Iolani’s Top 10 receiving performances

Player
Yds
Yr
Keoni-Kordell Makekau2202013
Raul Pacheco2191992
Micah Kalama1892004
Raul Pacheco1791993
Tanner Nishioka1752012
Lionel Fujioka1662006
Reid Furukawa1602007
Micah Kalama1592004
Armond Chong1581977
Raul Pacheco1571993

Makekau finished with 15 catches for 220 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Raiders clinch the No. 1 seed in the ILH Division II playoffs with their 11th straight win over Pac-Five.

Makekau caught touchdown passes of 41 and 39 yards as ‘Iolani rallied from down 13-10 at halftime to take a 31-13 lead before a late touchdown by the Wolfpack.

Makekau had 213 receiving yards when he caught a quick pass from quarterback Austin Jim On and raced 7 yards down the sideline to barely break the record, set in a 42-14 loss to Saint Louis on Nov. 4, 1992.

“Really? Well I don’t really care about stats,” Makekau said after the game. “I’m focused on getting the win, you know?”

Makekau leads ‘Iolani with 54 catches for 778 yards and eight touchdowns in eight games. The Raiders have won six straight Division II state titles and nine straight ILH Division II championships.

Jim On had a pretty good game himself, finishing 33-for-41 for 367 yards and three touchdowns. His passing total was the fifth-highest in a single game by a Raiders quarterback in the past 40 years.

Only Reece Foy, Kiran Kepoo and Ryan Dung have thrown for more yards in a game for ‘Iolani.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

umehara October 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Makekau is awesome!! He did it without an offense.

John Ishikawa October 5, 2013 at 5:53 am

We had the #QB Brian Ah Yat,
Also top RB Kyle Chang, and beat Kahuku in the
Consolation Game in the Prep Bowl

John Ishikawa October 5, 2013 at 5:53 am

That Year, 1992

John Ishikawa October 5, 2013 at 6:01 am

Ah Yat and Pacheco ended up playing in the Div 1A
Championship game for University of Montana, against Randy Moss..!!!

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: