Friday Night Game Notes: 8/28

Waianae QB Ioane Kaluhiokalani Jr. was sacked by Leilehua's Soga Eli in a 2014 game. Photo by Darryl Oumi/Special to the Star-Advertiser.
Waianae QB Ioane Kaluhiokalani Jr. was sacked by Leilehua’s Soga Eli in a 2014 game. Photo by Darryl Oumi/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Week 4 of the 2015 Hawaii high school football season is upon us. We dive into the engine to give you some game notes on the six Oahu games scheduled for Friday night.


No. 9 Waianae (2-1, 2-0) at Leilehua (0-2, 0-1)

>> The Mules have won nine of the last 11 meetings against the Seariders but both losses came at home, which is where Friday’s game will be played.

>> Waianae hasn’t started 3-0 in conference play since 2009.

>> Leilehua is 0-2 for the first time since 2001, when it finished 0-9.

McKinley (0-3, 0-2) at No. 4 Kahuku (3-0, 2-0)

>> The Tigers have beaten the Red Raiders only once since 1975, edging Kahuku 14-13 in 2006. McKinley led 14-0 in the second quarter before Kahuku scored a touchdown in the third quarter to make it 14-13. The Red Raiders went for 2 and didn’t get it and then didn’t score again.

>> A win would give Kahuku its sixth 4-0 start in the last seven seasons.

>> Kahuku has given up 10 points in its first three games matching the 2011 team for the lowest total since 2003, when Kahuku shut out its first three opponents. Both the ’03 and ’11 teams went on to win the state title.

>> McKinley has lost 11 straight games since beating Waipahu in the opening round of the 2013 OIA Red playoffs.

Waipahu (1-1, 1-1) at Castle (1-2, 1-1)

>> Castle and Waipahu have split the 12 meetings between the two schools since the start of the 1973 season.

>> Castle WR Jeremy McGoldrick is the first player in school history with 360 receiving yards in the first three games of a season.

>> Waipahu hasn’t started 2-1 as a Division I team since 2008.


Kalani (1-2, 1-1) vs. Radford (2-0, 2-0) at Aiea

>> The Rams have as many wins (2) as quarters played (2) this season.

>> Radford has won the last 10 meetings dating back to 2000, when Kalani won 21-0 to open conference play.

>> Kalani hasn’t started 1-3 since 2010, which was the last of 10 consecutive seasons in which the Falcons didn’t win more than one game.

Waialua (3-0, 2-0) at Roosevelt (1-2, 0-2)

>> The Bulldogs are 3-0 for the first time since 1993.

>> Waialua has won its last two games against the Rough Riders, including a 21-20 victory last season. The Bulldogs had a 21-0 lead cut to a single point on an Ethan Okimoto touchdown reception. Roosevelt elected to go for 2 and didn’t make it, giving Waialua the win.

>> Roosevelt opened the season with a 39-0 victory over McKinley. The 39 points were the most the Rough Riders have scored in a game since a 43-7 win over Waialua in 2007.


Murrieta Mesa (Calif.) vs. St. Francis (2-1) at Ching Field

>> The Saints haven’t won more than two games in a season since starting up the varsity football program in 2013.

>> Murrieta Mesa is the first American team from outside of Hawaii the Saints have ever played. St. Francis is 2-0 against teams from Canada, beating Drumheller 42-14 in 2013 for its only win and knocking off South Alberta 56-0 last season.

>> St. Francis is 2-0 against non-Hawaii teams and 3-16 against in-state teams.


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