Friday night updates

The Red Raiders are ready to rock. Photo by Nick Abramo.
The Red Raiders are ready to rock. Photo by Nick Abramo.

I am going to try to add updates of news I get from Friday night football here.

But first, a few notes:

>> Anuenue and St. Francis has never met.


>> Kaiser has never beat Kapolei, losing 21-6 in 02 and 14-7 in 03

>> Kailua has won the last three games in the series with Castle, including last year by forfeit. Castle’s last win against their rivals was in 2010.

>> Kailua has not won four in a row in the series since winning seven in a row from 1990-99.

>> Damien has never beaten Aiea, going 0-4 all time. The played most recently in 2010.

>> Roosevelt hasn’t beaten McKinley since 2009.

>> Waianae hasn’t beaten Kamehameha since 1998 at Aloha Stadium. The Warriors lead the series since 1970 7-4.

>> Kahuku has not beat Campbell since 2001, but they have played only once since and Isaac Hurd torched the Red Raiders 28-7 in 2013. Kahuku leads the series 10-4 in the prep bowl and state championship eras.

Here we go:

8:01: Kaiser and Kapolei both scored on their first drives, but the first quarter ends 7-7. It looks like a good one. Ezra Savea with a rushing score for Kapolei, Jensen McDaniel answers. Check out the live blog elsewhere on this site.

8:04: five minutes before kickoff in Kahuku, the JV game was a 15-12 struggle with Kahuku coming out on top. Kamehameha’s JV is handling Waianae 23-16 in the fourth.

8:10: Roosevelt is at the half against McKinley with a huge 33-0 lead. The Roughriders are on pace for 66 points, their most in the Prep Bowl and State Championship eras is 70 against Kalani in 1999. This is already their first time over 30 since 2010. They haven’t pitched a shutout since 2007.

Roosevelt scores again to make it 39. Their most points in a game since 2007.

Halftime on Kauai, Waimea leads Kaimuki 7-0. It’s the first game against a neighbor island team for the Bulldogs since it lost 21-14 at Hawaii Prep in 2011.

5:27 left in the first, and Stokes Botelho returns an interception for a touchdown. Kahuku 7, Campbell 0 after Kekoa Sasaoka’s extra point is good.

8:29: Jason Kaneshiro reports that Kailua and Castle is scoreless after one quarter in their rivalry game.

8:35: Kesi Ah-Hoy scores for Kahuku, 14-0 in the waning minutes of the first quarter.

8:37: Roosevelt goes final with a 39-0 win over McKinley. The Rough Riders’ first shutout since blanking Kaiser in October of 2007. Roosevelt has quietly built up a four-game winning streak dating back to last year. They have not won four in a row since 2001 and haven’t won five in a row since 1999. They play Pearl City next week.

8:39: Kapolei hits the half with a 21-7 lead over undermanned Kaiser.

8:47: St. Francis leads Anuenue 62-0 with the clock winding down at the half! The Saints don’t have anyone with more than one touchdown, either. For those with an eye on records, Hawaii’s biggest blowout happened in 1923 when Kamehameha destroyed Honolulu Military Academy 104-0. The Warriors had only 52 points through three quarters on that day but plugged in the starters for the fourth and scored almost a TD a minute against the Academy’s 15-man roster.

8:52: Jeremy McGoldrick hits Willie Ewaliko from 20 yards out and Castle leads Kailua with 7:12 left in the second. PAT wide left.

Kamehameha and Waianae are tied at 6.

9:02: Harmon Brown and LeRod Tongi score for Kahuku, the Red Raiders are destroying Campbell 27-0 with almost six minutes to go before the half.

9:04: Taulia Tagovailoa takes over at QB for Kapolei nursing a 21-14 lead. And just like that he scores a TD. Kapolei 28-14.


9:05: Martin Tigilau with a TD reception and Kailua comes back to tie Castle 6-6 just before halftime.

9:10: Nic Tom answers for Kaiser, 28-21 Kapolei. Kamehameha and Waianae are in a war as well, tied at 13 in the first quarter.

9:14: Kailua with a quick strike to take a 14-6 lead at the half. Auld hits Christian Mejia from four yards out.

9:17: Waimea increases its lead to 13-0 over Kaimuki with 3:43 left to play.

Tagovailoa strikes again for Kapolei, the Hurricanes lead 35-21 with 7:28 left in the third. Kapolei’s school record for points is 60 against Kalani in 2003. Its highest point total last year was only 34.

9:38: Kyle Galdeira reports that Mililani lost its scrimmage 27-21 to Fagaitua of Samoa. Coach Rod York says the Trojans had trouble with the Samoan team’s tough running game.

“Was an awesome game,” York said. “We played 2 and 3 only but credit Fagaitua. They have a dangerous run game.”

9:42: And so it begins for Kaiser’s scant squad. Quarterback Nic Tom leaves the game with an injury and doesn’t look like he will return. The Cougars entered the stadium with 26 players.

St. Francis goes final with a 62-0 win over Anuenue.

9:50: Here come the Knights. Jeremy McGoldrick catches his 2nd TD pass of the night, 33 yds from Ewaliko. 2 pt conv failed. Castle closes to 14-12, 6:23 3rd qtr.

9:55: Kamehameha leads Waianae 16-13 at the half. Paul Honda is seeing a good one. Past meetings between the teams since 1970:

2009: Kamehameha 13-0
2004: Kamehameha 35-0
1998: Waianae 21-16
1996: Kamehameha 13-12
1978: Waianae 14-6
1978: Waianae 14-6
1975: Kamehameha 20-14
1973: Kamehameha 14-6
1972: Kamehameha 21-14
1971: Kamehameha 27-14
1970: Waianae 14-7

9:57: Parker Higgins scores for Kaiser to trim the lead to 42-28 with 7:38 remaining. The Cougars have rushed for more than 375 yards against Kapolei’s defense.

10:07: Kahuku leads Campbell 47-0 after three quarters, scoring twice in the final 13 seconds of the third quarter. Kesi Ah-How with a 5-yard touchdown run and Tema Lindsey with a 20-yard interception return.

10:12: The Surfriders holding on. Kailua leads Castle 14-12, end 3rd qtr. and Kailua scores again. Auld to Tigilau for a 29 yd TD pass on fourth-and-3 on the opening play of the 4th qtr. PAT good. Kailua leads Castle 21-12, 11:53 left.

Kahuku scores its 50th point against the Sabers. They scored more than 50 twice last year. Final: Kahuku 50, Campbell 0, Kekoa Sasaoka scored the final points on a 40-yard field goal with seven minutes left. The Red Raiders have scored 50 or more points and thrown a shutout in the same game 15 times since 1973.

The Sabers worst shutouts since 1973:

54-0 vs. Kahuku in 1993
53-0 vs. Kahuku in 1998
50-0 vs. Radford in 1973
50-0 vs. Kahuku in 2015

10:20: Kapolei goes final, 49-28. Tied for fourth most points in a game in program history.

10:36: Kamehameha has pulled away from Waianae, leads 33-13 in the third. Walter Young will lose his coaching debut, the second coach in the Prep Bowl and state championship eras to lose his debut at Waianae.

Danny Matsumoto: Beat Nanakuli 34-0 in 2000.
Leo Taaca: Lost to Saint Louis 32-7 in 1995.
Harry Mitsui: Beat Pac-Five 18-12 in 1985.

10:41: Kailua puts Castle on the ropes. Auld’s fourth TD pass, his third to Tigilau, extends Kailua’s lead to 28-12, 9:52 4th qtr.

10:45: Damien beats Aiea 14-13, the first time the Monarchs have ever beat Na Alii. It’s also the first time Damien has won by one point since 2008.


10:53: The Surfriders might be back among the contenders. Auld to Tigilau for the fourth time in the game, third time in the 4th qtr, gives Kailua a 34-12 lead, 6:07 left.

10:55: Two minutes left in Waianae, the Warriors are going to win 33-13. And it ends with a sack. Final: Kamehameha 33, Waianae 13

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