Friday Game Notes: 9/25

Punahou's Ephraim Tuliloa was unstoppable against Saint Louis last year. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Punahou’s Ephraim Tuliloa was unstoppable against Saint Louis last year. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

ILH

Pac-Five (3-0, 1-0) vs. Damien (4-0, 1-0), 5:15, Aloha Stadium

>> The Wolfpack and Monarchs play each other as undefeated teams for the first time since 1992. Damien is 4-0 for the first time in school history while Pac-Five needs a victory to start 4-0 for the first time since 1988.

>> Damien has won the last four meetings since stopping an eight-game losing streak to the Wolfpack.


>> Damien is allowing 11.3 points per game this season. That is its lowest total allowed though four games since 1982.

>> Wolfpack quarterback Kainoa Ferreira is coming off his first 300-yard passing game of the season. He had four in eight games last year as a sophomore.

‘Iolani (2-3, 0-2) at No. 5 Kamehameha (3-2, 0-2), 7, Kunuiakea Stadium

'Iolani's Trevyn Tulonghari battled Kamehameha's Walter Santiago in a 2009 game. Tulonghari had a career-high 134 receiving yards to help the Raiders hand the Warriors their only loss that year. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Bulletin.
‘Iolani’s Trevyn Tulonghari battled Kamehameha’s Walter Santiago in a 2009 game. Tulonghari had a career-high 134 receiving yards to help the Raiders hand the Warriors their only loss that year. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Bulletin.

>> In 2009, when the Warriors won their last state title, they went 12-1, losing only to ‘Iolani.

>> The Warriors have won 16 of the last 18 meetings.

>> ‘Iolani held Saint Louis to 28 points last week. That is the lowest total the Raiders have allowed to an ILH Division I opponent since beating Kamehameha 13-6 and losing to Punahou 24-19 in 2010.

>> ‘Iolani WR Keoni-Kordell Makekau needs 71 receiving yards to pass Punahou’s Robby Toma for fifth on the all-time career receiving list for Oahu schools.

No. 2 Punahou (5-0, 2-0) vs. No. 1 Saint Louis (4-0, 1-0), 8, Aloha Stadium

>> The Buffanblu are undefeated (7-0) against the Crusaders since Marcus Mariota‘s senior year in 2010. Punahou only won seven games total against Saint Louis from 1985 through 2007.

>> Punahou RB Wayne Taulapapa, who committed to BYU this week, has rushed for at least 154 in each of his three games played against Saint Louis.

>> Punahou QB Ephraim Tuliloa, whose status for Friday’s game is up in the air, is 2-0 in two starts against the Crusaders with a ridiculous 775 yards passing and nine touchdowns with no picks.

>> Saint Louis has had a running back rush for more than 100 yards in each of its last two games. The Crusaders are 7-1 in games with a 100-yard rusher over the last three seasons.

>> Saint Louis has had a different leading receiver in every game its played this season (Jon Manalo, Leelan Oasay, Lanakila Wilson, Jahvin Spear).

OIA Blue

No. 6 Farrington (5-1, 4-1) at No. 10 Kapolei (3-3, 2-3), 8

>> Kapolei has never beat Farrington (0-6) but came the closest last season in a 28-26 loss.

>> The Govs have never allowed a Kapolei running back to rush for more than 100 yards against them.

>> Kapolei has gone 16 straight games without a 100-yard rusher.

>> Farrington’s Challen Faamatau is averaging over 200 yards a game from scrimmage. In six games, he has totaled 1,237 total yards (793 rushing and 444 receiving).


Waianae's Jorell Pontes-Borje leads the Seariders with 385 rushing yards this season. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
Waianae’s Jorell Pontes-Borje leads the Seariders with 385 rushing yards this season. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

OIA Red

Kaiser (3-3, 3-2) at No. 7 Waianae (5-1, 5-0), 7:30

>> Waianae has won 10 of the 11 meetings all-time between the two schools but lost the one that mattered most. The Cougars’ only win over the Seariders was in 1979 when they stopped four pass plays from the 14-yard line with a minute remaining to win 20-13 in the OIA championship game to advance to the Prep Bowl. Wendell Miranda had 105 receiving yards in that game for Kaiser.

>> Waianae is the only team with seven different players to rush for at least 100 yards this season.

>> Kaiser is the only team with three different players to rush for at least 300 yards this season.

>> Cougars running back Jensen McDaniel has surpassed 100 yards rushing in 10 of 14 career games and needs 81 yards against Waianae to reach 2,000 for his career in his 15th game.

No. 4 Kahuku (6-0, 5-0) at Waipahu (1-5, 1-5), 7:30

>> Kahuku hasn’t allowed more than seven points in a single game this year and is giving up an average of 3.7 points per game.

>> The Marauders’ last win over Kahuku was on Sept. 6, 1996, when Kaiser Seumalu threw for 160 yards in a 16-7 victory at Aloha Stadium. It’s the only Waipahu win over Kahuku in the last four decades.

>> Waipahu WR Andrew Simanu has the most receiving yards (608) in league games of any OIA player in any division.

>> Waipahu’s Blaise De Asis has thrown for more than 200 yards in a game twice this season. Kahuku hasn’t had a QB throw for more than 200 yards more than twice in the same season since 2001 (Inoke Funaki).

OIA D-II

Nanakuli (5-1, 5-0) at Pearl City (2-3, 2-3), 7:30

>> The series has been pretty close with the Golden Hawks winning 22 of the 39 meetings all-time.

>> Nanakuli has given up at least 21 points to the Chargers in each of the last seven meetings, but Pearl City has scored more than 21 points only once this season.

>> Pearl City has lost three games in the regular season already this season. The Chargers lost only three regular season games in the previous two seasons combined and haven’t lost four regular season games in a season since 2009.

>> Nanakuli has won 15 straight OIA White/D-II games and 17 of its last 19 games overall.

Waialua (4-2, 3-2) vs. Kaimuki (3-3, 3-2), 6, Kaiser Stadium

>> Waialua would clinch its first OIA playoff appearance since 2006 with a win.

>> Kaimuki can’t automatically clinch a playoff berth with a win but it would take close to a miracle for the Bulldogs not to make the playoffs with a win Friday. If the Bulldogs win, the only way they’d miss the playoffs is if they lost their last two games (to Kalaheo and Roosevelt) AND Kalani beat both Pearl City and Nanakuli AND Kalaheo beat Radford, Kaimuki and Pearl City.


>> Kaimuki has won 10 of the last 12 meetings.

>> Waialua WR Brandon Aceret has had three different games of at least 70 receiving yards this season. The Bulldogs have a receiver go over 70 yards only twice in the previous four seasons combined.

COMMENTS

  1. st. anthony trojan September 24, 2015 3:39 pm

    sum good games this weekend…
    cant wait for them live blogs..

    for us dudes away from home n in far away places…always nice to see live blogs n try n keep up with what is going on there…. football wise…

    mahalo plenty


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