Diving into the engine to give you some interesting facts regarding Friday night’s football games on Oahu.
No. 4 Kahuku (1-0) at No. 7 Kapolei (1-0), 7:30 p.m.
We begin with the game of the week. Arguably the two most impressive performances last week were made by these two schools. Kahuku absolutely dominated Campbell, 50-0, while the Hurricanes took to the air to score seven touchdowns in a 49-28 win over Kaiser.
>> This is the first time ever Kahuku will play at Kapolei. The Red Raiders have hosted the previous five meetings, winning four. Last year, they played twice with Kahuku eliminating Kapolei, 9-0, in the OIA quarterfinals. Prior to last year, they hadn’t played since Kapolei shocked Kahuku, 14-7, in the OIA quarterfinals, ending the Red Raiders’ season. It remains one of the biggest upsets in OIA history.
>> Kapolei’s Ty-Noah Williams began the season with a 123-yard, 3-TD performance against Kaiser. It’s the third-most receiving yards in a game in school history. Only Naliko Kea (158 in 2014) and Aaron Santiago (128 in 2005) have had more.
>> Kahuku ran the ball on 38 of 41 offensive plays from scrimmage against Campbell for 222 yards. Kapolei gave up 433 rushing yards to Kaiser, including 200 to the quarterback and 167 to the starting running back.
Leilehua (0-1) at Kailua (1-0), 7:30 p.m.
>> Kailua has not beaten Leilehua since 2000. The Mules have not started a season 0-2 since 2001 when they went winless. The Surfriders have not started a season 2-0 since 2003 when they beat Punahou and Campbell.
>> The Surfriders scored one less point in their season-opening win against Castle last week than they did in their first six games of 2014. Quarterback Noah Auld threw five touchdown passes. The Surfriders threw only three total all of 2014.
>> Leilehua was held to seven points last week against Punahou. It was their lowest point total since a 14-7 loss to Kahuku in the OIA playoffs in October 2012.
Kaiser (0-1) at Aiea (0-1), 7:30 p.m.
>> Kaiser won last year 52-7 in what looked like Cameron Higgins‘ first win as head coach, but the Cougars later forfeited the victory because of an illegible player. It hurt them big time as they dropped to the fourth seed and had to play eventual state champion Mililani in the OIA quarterfinals.
>> Longtime Aiea coach Wendell Say has never lost to Kaiser. Aiea has won 10 of the last 11 meetings, losing only in 1996 by a score of 21-7.
>> Na Alii hasn’t started a season 0-2 since 2002 when they lost to Punahou and McKinley.
>> Kaiser quarterback Nic Tom ran for 200 yards in last week’s loss to Kapolei to become the sixth Cougar ever to rush for at least 200 yards in a game.
Waianae (0-1) at Moanalua (1-0), 7:30 p.m.
>> Moanalua scored a school record 62 points in its win over Waiakea last week. Running back Michael Feliciano rushed for 230 yards, tying Pono Tiave (2007) for the third-highest total in school history.
>> Waianae coach Walter Young is in danger of becoming the first Seariders coach ever to lose his first two games. The Seariders were 12-0 all-time against Moanalua before losing 30-23 to Na Menehune last season.
>> Moanalua hasn’t started 2-0 in a season since 2010. Na Menehune has scored at least 26 points in seven of nine games played under second-year head coach Jason Cauley.
Pearl City (0-0) at Roosevelt (1-0), 7:30 p.m.
>> The Rough Riders have won four games in a row dating back to last season. Roosevelt hasn’t won five straight since 1999 and hasn’t started 2-0 in a season since 2007.
>> From 1975 to 2002, Roosevelt was 8-0 against Pearl City. Since then, the Chargers are 4-0-1 against the Rough Riders. The teams played to a 34-34 tie in 2007.
Kalani (0-1) at Waialua (1-0), 7:30 p.m.
>> Kalani has won four straight against Waialua since stopping a 10-game losing streak to the Bulldogs in 2011.
>> Falcons running back Sean Silas rushed for 159 yards in last week’s 16-14 loss to Pac-Five. It’s the fourth-highest total in school history. Four of Kalani’s six best single-game rushing marks have happened since the start of last season.
>> Waialua defeated Honokaa 32-14 last week to win its first season opener since 2007.
>> Bulldogs senior Mila Lele recorded the fourth-highest single-game rushing total since 1973 last week, running for 192 yards and three touchdowns against Honokaa.