VIDEO: Farrington WR Afe taken to hospital

Update 3 a.m. X-rays came back negative and he is awaiting an MRI when the specialist arrives at Pali Momi, Afe’s parents said. The bruise in the middle of his back was enough to cause some difficulty breathing, he said.

The end of a 44-8 loss to nationally-ranked Kahuku in the OIA Division I championship game was a painful one for the Farrington Governors.


After a fourth-quarter pass was overthrown, Farrington wide receiver Mosi Afe chased after Kahuku cornerback Na‘a Toara‘a and took a blindside block from Codie Sauvao during the return. A flag was thrown on the play for the illegal block and Afe laid face down on the turf at Aloha Stadium for several minutes. Trainers eventually turned him over onto his back and he was taken to Pali Momi Medical Center with a brace on his neck.

“We’re trying to find out if he’s OK, but they keep telling us to stay back,” senior Challen Faamatau said.

Coach Randall Okimoto said after Afe was transported that the senior was speaking and could move his hands and legs.

“I think it’s more precautionary,” Okimoto said.

The HHSAA D-I State Championships begin next week. Farrington, the OIA runner-up, will play an opening-round game.


“I hope Mosi is going to be OK, and hopefully he can come back next week. We really need him,” Okimoto said. “But first and foremost is his health.”

Kahuku senior cornerback Kekaula Kaniho wished Afe the best.

“Get better as fast as possible. I hope nothing serious happened. I mean, I hate to see anybody go down like that. Just pray for him,” Kaniho said.

The game was called by officials with more than 5 minutes remaining. The game was already in mercy-rule running-clock mode.

2:50 A.M. UPDATE:
Afe reports X-rays were negative, he is currently waiting for an MRI. He has a big bruise in the middle of his back and had trouble breathing when he was down on the turf but playing the waiting game right now.


Saturday, 1:55 p.m. UPDATE: The MRI on his back was completed around 4:30 a.m. The results were negative, more good news for Afe, his family and the Farrington Governors. He checked out of Pali Momi and is resting at home.

“Thank you to everybody who came by the hospital and prayed for Mosi,” said his mother, Lela Afe-Passion.

2016 October 28 SPT - HSA Photo by Jamm Aquino. Farrington wide receiver Mosi Alaivanu-Afe (11) can't come up with a catch in the end zone while under pressure from Kahuku defensive back Kaonohi Kaniho (7) during the first half of the 2016 OIA Division I football championship game between the Kahuku Red Raiders and the Farrington Governors on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at Aloha Stadium.
2016 October 28 SPT – HSA Photo by Jamm Aquino.
Farrington wide receiver Mosi Alaivanu-Afe (11) can’t come up with a catch in the end zone while under pressure from Kahuku defensive back Kaonohi Kaniho (7) during the first half of the 2016 OIA Division I football championship game between the Kahuku Red Raiders and the Farrington Governors on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at Aloha Stadium.

COMMENTS

  1. Jenny Tails October 29, 2016 1:38 am

    Doesn’t look too bad of a hit. Hit him with his shoulder. Guess it was just a type of freak injury.


  2. ??? October 29, 2016 4:14 am

    The Governors has no chance! If they didn’t realize yet since the 80’s,
    they will beat 98% of the OIA with their Bumbulas & Challen but will never win states without a good passing game or a great “D”!!
    Get well “Mosi”


  3. grabum.bythe.puppy.gate October 29, 2016 5:46 am

    God speed Mr. Afe. the govs played kahuku the toughest so far and okimoto has that team going in the right direction.


  4. OGRRFL October 29, 2016 6:48 am

    @??? Come on man! Stop with the negativity! God bless you Afe!


  5. Manley October 29, 2016 7:31 am

    Was some hitting going on on both sides. Only the OIA is busting heads this weekend while the other seeded teams around the state are enjoying a 2 week bye. Waipahu Waialua game very entertaining.


  6. Manley October 29, 2016 7:35 am

    @??? ,actually this is the most passing and diversified offensive schemes I’ve seen FHS employ in decades. Kahuku is just a different beast.


  7. yellow flag October 29, 2016 9:28 am

    illegal hit. dirty play. I hate to say it, but this looks to be a dirty team this year with penalties all over the field.. Hopefully Vae can clean up their act before states.


  8. ??? October 29, 2016 9:34 am

    @Manley
    agreed, that’s why I said 98%. You can scheme and game plan all you like but if your QB’s go 13 for 35, 131 yds with 2 picks (should have been 3) you cannot beat Kahuku, Waianae, Mililani.


  9. 88 October 29, 2016 9:57 am

    I think fitness was the difference between the 2 teams. The Govs had players lying on the ground almost every other play. I mean did you see their nose guard? There were plays where all he did was take a knee after the snap. If you want to compete than your RB can’t be the only fit player on the team. They have so much potential if they would just put in the work during the off season.


  10. AUWE October 29, 2016 10:16 am

    @88 to be fair, the govs defense was on the field for long periods at a time, any defense would be tired. Even ours.


  11. 88 October 29, 2016 10:48 am

    Yes, our defense would be tired but not take a knee tired or lay on the ground tired. They made the sacrifices in the off season to prepare themselves. Our D was on the field most of the night in Vegas but did you see any of them laying on the ground every other play? All I’m saying is the Govs have a lot of potential but fitness seems to be a factor.


  12. Helflyer October 29, 2016 11:40 am

    Afe was injured earlier in the game. Although he was blindsided, I have to agree with 88…didn’t they take a timeout to sub?…hope for a speedy recovery..


  13. Paper Crane October 29, 2016 12:03 pm

    @Jenny Tails; agree with your FREAK INJURY and what a classic way to go out and even stop the game yet that shove was not one of those flying horrific hit; there’s been more grave and damaging blind side hits that don’t even come close to Afe being shove by #23 and like I can imagine what #23 said after the fact.


  14. 808 RR4L October 29, 2016 12:18 pm

    DA HIT WAS CLEAN BU. HE GOING BE ALRIGHT. BRADDAH MAN IS TOUGH. MAYBE NEXT TIME RANDALL UKIMOTO GOING LOOK AT THE FILM AND TELL HIS BOYS FOR KEEP HIS HEAD ON A SWIVEL. YOU LIKE PLAY PHSYICAL THEN YOU GOING GET PHYSICAL! GOOD WIN LAST NITE BOYS! LICK EM ON THE FIELD AND LICK EM IN THE PARKING LOT AFTER BOI!

    CHEEEEEEEEEEEE HUUU!

    RR4L! HATE US CUZ YOU AINT US! ENEMIES OF THE STATE!!


  15. AUWE October 29, 2016 12:20 pm

    @88 yeah I guess you got a point there, but yeah your right that every year the govs have the potential, they come so close all the time but can’t get over that hump..


  16. 85 October 29, 2016 12:30 pm

    “After a fourth-quarter pass was overthrown, Farrington wide receiver Mosi Afe chased after Kahuku cornerback Na‘a Toara‘a and took a blindside block from Codie Sauvao during the return. A flag was thrown on the play for the illegal block and Afe laid face down on the turf at Aloha Stadium for several minutes. Trainers eventually turned him over onto his back and he was taken to Pali Momi Medical Center with a brace on his neck.”

    I think a suspension might be in order.


  17. 88 October 29, 2016 12:56 pm

    Now, now iLove88. Stop being silly.


  18. Tutu Kane Ale October 29, 2016 12:57 pm

    Prayers to the young man Mosi, get well and be up and ready for the next game; definitely this time MERCY RULE didn’t stop the clock but it sure stopped the game. Now if that blind side hit was rated (between 1Lo -10Hi) it would be a 4?


  19. Unko Alvin October 29, 2016 1:50 pm

    @ Jenny Tails; your comments come only so honest after having reviewed the video tape over and over again like stopping it before the shove/bump, when they both had contact and after the contact I must say that Codie right shoulder made contact with Mosi left shouldrer and they both were running/facing the same direction 90 degree toward the sideline almost shoulder to shoulder; Mosi didn’t collapse right at that spot but took couple of steps running then went down and so if Coaches Challenge had replayed this blind side penalty, the yellow flag would have been void like check for yourself whereas the video tape replay is honest to capture the actual action that can be challenge. Only viewing and saying, check it out? RR4L would have is


  20. grabum.bythe.puppy.gate October 29, 2016 2:09 pm

    after studying the video it was more like a bump then a hit, still unfortunate though.


  21. Ola October 29, 2016 2:41 pm

    So funny all u redraidea fan especially the one saying lick’um the feild..that’s what Vegas did to u guys lmao! This is not about the right call or the wrong call it’s about the kids and there health..someone got hurt that’s our main focus..say what u wanna say that’s ok we still good cuz we kalihi strong…


  22. Paper Crane October 29, 2016 3:38 pm

    @Ola; you’re right about the young man’s (not kid) health cause by an injury has precedence and as a pre-caution coach Okimoto made that call for Mosi Ale to be taken to Pali Momi; now if you had reviewed the video tape of the actual blind side shove then you may find that the impact/contact cause and effect is only questionable technically and medically; maybe you haven’t reviewed the tape just saying and we not saying health and safety doesn’t come first but if Mosi Ale is healthy and playing in their next game, then that’s the rest of the story? RR4L


  23. IV October 29, 2016 7:06 pm

    Lol@lickem in the parking lot you know that’s a lie…you guys win on the field but not the parking lot … That was a good joke … Not once have I heard or seen any of your boys from that side winning in the parking lot…maybe your girls tho kuz they love some kalihi boys I can tell you that much… Lmfao


  24. 85 October 29, 2016 7:17 pm

    88 October 29, 2016 at 12:56 pm
    Now, now iLove88. Stop being silly.

    Now, now TooMeke/anywaays I am not being silly at all. That is trademarked by you.


  25. Eze October 30, 2016 1:31 am

    Wow 808 RR4L WOW NEVER KNEW KAHUKU PEOPLE WERE SO HEARTLESS!! Yes kahuku is the champa but to say such thing knowingly someone was badly hurt!! No class at all.. We kalihi people have pride but we know how to carry ourselves with CLASS!! Never saying stupid things like that about any player on any other teams!! yes its a physical game! But really??!! Lick em on feild and parking??!! Lmao !! Only pussy would talk in such way!!! Prayers goes out to MOSI !! Get better boy..!!


  26. Lala October 30, 2016 6:30 am

    808 RRFL…you just made yourself look stupid. Now everyone thinks that’s the way Kahuku rolls. Ignorant response.


  27. grabum.bythe.puppy.gate October 30, 2016 7:18 am

    808RR4L has been trolling these boards all season, he is not from.kahuku, just trying to stir up enemys


  28. 88 October 30, 2016 7:57 am

    @IV No one going win in the parking lot when it’s 6 on 1. You fakaz well known for that….


  29. ??? October 30, 2016 8:22 am

    Just saw the video, regular football hit nothing dirty. We are all taught to keep our head on a swivel since Pop Warner days, just unfortunate he got hurt. 90% of us football players got blindsided before, part of the game!


  30. Real Red Raider October 30, 2016 4:35 pm

    @OIA, @EZ, @Lala and @IV. This fool @808RR4L isn’t from our community. He’s a Kahuku hater just like @85 and @Education First who hides behind that alias talking smack and trying to make Kahuku look bad. He’s been chiming in as if he’s from Kahuku saying stupid things on almost every post to get people pissed off at our community. @85 and @Education First are just very sad and lonely people. They need some hugs.


  31. anywaaaays!! October 30, 2016 9:12 pm

    hahahahaaa that skinny little boy 808RR4L still trolling this website. He is that skinny little boy you see playing his uke at the sandy beach bus stop. He is not from Kahuku.


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