Kickoff is now!!! 5:18 p.m.
Waipahu has the ball for its first possession.
It’s three and out and a punt situation.
Farrington has the ball for the first time. Bishop Rapoza at quarterback. Challen Faamatau gains 13 yards for a first down.
Another first down, but two great stops by defensive linemen Frisco Iosua and Isaiah Manisela.
But Farrington strikes at 6:27 of the fourth quarter:
>> KINGSTON MOSES-SANCHEZ streaks down the right sideline and RAPOZA puts it easily into his outstretched hands for a 35-YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS. … FREEDOM ALUALU, the 264-pound kicker pressed into duty after second-team Star-Advertiser All-State selection Kekoa Sasaoka transferred to Kahuku.
***FARRINGTON 7, WAIPAHU 0***
Waipahu picks up its first first down.
Marauders nearly miss another first down and punts.
Farrington has ball on the 50.
Farrington is driving with a combination of passes and runs and is now on the Waipahu 19. Second quarter has just begun.
This is quite a bit different than a year ago, when Farrington an early lead and didn’t let off the pedal.
And on the next play, after a 5-yard Govs penalty, RAPOZA hooks up with SANCHEZ again for a 24-YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS. … ALUALU gives it the Lou Groza touched and puts it through the uprights with his toe.
Early second quarter:
***FARRINGTON 14, WAIPAHU 0***
Quick strike. Waipahu’s Gavin Quelnan fumbles and the Govs’ Tainano Gailua recovers.
Next play: FAAMATAU cuts up the middle, gets a key block from Jathen Chaffin and is off to the races for a 64-YARD TOUCHDOWN. 9:31 to go in the half. The toe — ALUALU — again kicks it through.
***FARRINGTON 21, WAIPAHU 0***
Marauders quarterback Blaise De Asis connects with Andrew Simanu on a 37-yard pass down the left sideline to the Farrington 39, but throws four incompletions and the Govs take over.
Farrington marches 61 yards for another score as the bruising ALUALU covers 24 of the yards, including the capper, a 5-YARD TOUCHDOWN RUN off left tackle. … This time, Alualu didn’t pull off his foot magic. Instead, his kick squibbed into the face mask of teammate Christian Acorda on the line. Quarterback Joziah Anakalea led the Govs’ drive.
6:33 left in the half:
***FARRINGTON 27, WAIPAHU 0***
The Govs did not take advantage of a recovery by Kody Leiu after a Waipahu fumble and punted.
But Farrington got the ball right back as the Marauders fumbled the return and Isaiah Taumua jumped on it for the Govs.
There’s 2:02 left in the half and Farrington has the ball at the Waipahu 23.
Alualu bronco busted his way on the next play to the 8, and ANAKALEA fired an 8-YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS to CHAFFIN one play later. ACORDA is stopped short on the 2-point try.
1:42 remaining in the half:
***FARRINGTON 33, WAIPAHU 0***
De Asis brings Waipahu to the Farrington 22 with a 25-yard pass to Simanu, but on the next play, the senior quarterback is picked off in the end zone by the Govs’ William Prescott.
Farrington runs two more times and the half ends.
HALFTIME, 6:30 p.m.
Farrington scores on a 60-yard march to open the second half. JUSTIN UAHINUI, the third Govs QB in the game, finds FAAMATAU with a 17-YARD TOUCHDOWN fade pass. … ALUALU adds the point-after.
With 9:47 to go in the third, it’s:
***FARRINGTON 40, WAIPAHU 0***
UAHINUI hits FAAMATAU for a 76-YARD CATCH-AND-RUN TD.
Midway through the fourth quarter:
***FARRINGTON 46, WAIPAHU 0***
Waipahu gets on the board with backup QB GAVIN MARQUES 1-YARD TD RUN, and the conversion run failed for the final score of:
**FARRINGTON 46, WAIPAHU 6***
Waipahu finishes the game with five turnovers, including four fumbles.