Friday Game Notes: 9/11

Radford visited a University of Washington practice on Thursday in advance of Friday's game at Mount Tahoma. Photo courtesy of Fred Salanoa.
Radford visited a University of Washington practice on Thursday in advance of Friday’s game at Mount Tahoma. Photo courtesy of Fred Salanoa.

If it seems like the OIA season has been going on for a month while the ILH hasn’t kicked off yet, you’re right. Four weeks after the OIA began regular-season play, the ILH season kicks off with three games this weekend. ‘Iolani makes its Division I debut since dominating Division II play for the last 10 years hosting Punahou. Here’s a look at Friday’s games:


No. 2 Punahou (3-0) at ‘Iolani (2-1), 3:15 p.m.

>> From the first Prep Bowl season of 1973 until 2000, these two teams were 27-27-2 against each other. Since then, the Buffanblu are 14-2 and their only loss against the Raiders since 2001 came six years ago when ex-Hawaii pitcher Jarrett Arakawa was the quarterback.

>> Punahou has scored at least 56 points against ‘Iolani in each of the last three meetings. Prior to 2012, the Buffanblu had scored over 50 against the Raiders once (52 in 2006).

>> Joe Igber, who holds the all-time rushing record in the state of Hawaii, rushed for more than 100 yards twice against Punahou as a junior and two more times as a senior. Since he graduated in 1999, only two ‘Iolani running backs have gone over 100 yards against the Buffanblu — Teo Bennett in 2000 and ’01 and Raynold Stowers in ’03.

>> ‘Iolani’s single-game school record in passing yardage is 391 yards set by Reece Foy in a 38-18 loss to Punahou in 2011.

>> Punahou’s single-game school record in rushing yardage is 271 yards set by Ryan Tuiasoa in a 56-14 win over ‘Iolani in 2012.

St. Francis (2-2) vs. Pac-Five (2-0) at Aloha Stadium, 7:45 p.m.

>> The Saints are 0-14 against ILH teams since starting a varsity program in 2013, but their closest margin came in a 26-21 loss to the Wolf Pack in 2014.

>> Pac-Five quarterback Kainoa Ferreira threw for 271 yards against St. Francis last year, which was his lowest total in five games against Division II teams.

>> A win over St. Francis would give Pac-Five its third 3-0 start in the last seven seasons.

>> Pac-Five’s last game with a 100-yard rusher came in the season finale of the 2012 season, which was the year before the Saints fielded a varsity football program.

OIA Blue

Campbell (0-4, 0-3) at No. 10 Kapolei (2-3, 1-3), 8 p.m.

>> Kapolei won the first meeting between the two schools in 2006 but has lost five of seven since.

>> The Hurricanes are 0-2 against the Sabers when their leading rusher goes over 100 yards.

>> The Sabers haven’t started a season with more consecutive losses since 2003 and hasn’t lost more than four games in an entire season since 2010.


McKinley (0-5, 0-4) at Kaiser (1-3, 1-2), 7:45 p.m.

>> Kaiser has scored at least 43 points in five of its last 11 games while the Tigers have given up 90, 73 and 78 points in games already this season.

>> Kaiser running back Jensen McDaniel has rushed for at least 100 yards in eight of 12 games in his career and averages 137.8 rushing yards per game.

>> McKinley has won three of the last four meetings against the Cougars over a span of 20 years. Last year’s 51-14 win by Kaiser was first game between the two schools since 2000.

>> McKinley has scored two touchdowns in five games this year. Both were scored against No. 3 Mililani.

Castle (2-3, 2-2) at No. 4 Kahuku (4-0, 3-0), 7:45 p.m.

>> Kahuku has won 10 straight and 21 of the last 22 games played against the Knights and has scored at least 35 points in each of the last five meetings.

>> The Red Raiders have given up only 10 points over their first four games. That ties the 2011 team for the fewest amount of points allowed in the first four games during the Prep Bowl/state championship era. Kahuku shut out its next opponent that season.

>> Castle hasn’t had a receiver go over 77 yards in the last four meetings against Kahuku. In the four meetings prior to that, the Knights had at least one receiver go over 100 yards each game. Current Knights receiver Jeremy McGoldrick is averaging 101.2 receiving yards per game.

Waipahu (1-3, 1-3) at Leilehua (1-3, 1-2), 8 p.m.

>> Leilehua hasn’t lost a game to the Marauders since 2003, when the Mules won 8-6 on the field but then had to forfeit for using an ineligible player.

>> The last outright win on the field by Waipahu over Leilehua was in 2001 (20-12).

>> In the five meetings between the schools since 2003, Leilehua has failed to score less than 27 points in a game. The Mules have yet to score more than 28 points in a game this season.

>> Waipahu has scored at least 32 points in all three games since losing 46-6 to Farrington in the season opener. The Marauders have never scored more than 27 points against the Mules in 24 all-time meetings in the Prep Bowl/State championship era.


Kalaheo (1-3, 1-2) at Waialua (3-2, 2-2), 6 p.m.

>> The Mustangs are 17-4 all-time against the Bulldogs but have lost the last two meetings.

>> The Bulldogs needs two more wins to watch their highest win total since 2006, which is the last time Waialua made the playoffs.

>> Waialua running back Mila Lele, who is second overall on Oahu with 578 rushing yards, is the first Bulldogs running back with multiple 100-yard rushing games in a season since Donovan Matas in 2007.

Nanakuli (3-1, 3-0) at Roosevelt (2-3, 1-3), 7:30 p.m.

>> Nanakuli has won 15 of its last 17 games overall dating back to 2013 and has won 13 straight OIA regular season games.

>> Roosevelt had lost only once in the first 10 meetings between the two schools since 1974 but has lost the last three.

>> With a win, the Rough Riders would have a .500 record six games into a season for the first time since 2007.


Radford (4-0) at Mount Tahoma (Wash.) (0-1), 4 p.m.

>> Radford is 2-1-1 against out-of-state teams since 2011. Prior to beating Crescent Valley (Ore.) in 2012, the Rams last played a mainland team in 1983, shutting out Bellevue (Wash.) 16-0 at Aloha Stadium.

>> The Rams’ only loss to a mainland team came last year against Francis Parker School, 22-20, in San Diego, Calif.

>> A Radford quarterback had thrown for more than 100 yards in eight straight games until last week’s win over Kaimuki.

>> Radford has outscored opponents 141-6 in the 10 quarters it has played this season.


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