GAME NIGHT 10/12: Kailua/Waipahu

Waipahu 14, Kailua 12, final

At Masa Yonamine Athletic Complex
Kailua (4-6, 3-3) 0 0 0 12 — 12
Waipahu (4-5, 4-2) 0 7 7 0 — 14
WAI—Cody Marques 10 run (Brycen Amorozo kick)
WAI—Alfred Failauga 1 run (Amorozo kick)
KAI—Koali‘i Kohatsu 6 pass from Cameron Friel (kick failed)
KAI—Landon Clevenger 45 pass from Friel (run failed)
JV—Waipahu 43, Kailua 22

RUSHING—Kailua: Samson Rasay 1-0, Cameron Friel 6-(-14), Brian-Allen Kamanu 10-35, Raynen Ho-Mook 2-(-7), Lahaina Kane 6-4. Waipahu: Failauga 35-134, Cody Marques 12-32, Branden Tsuchiyama 1-0, team 1-(-2).

PASSING—Kailua: Friel 21-37-2-244. Waipahu: Marques 12-24-0-130.

RECEIVING—Kailua: Koali‘i Kohatsu 7-82, Kamanu 2-11, Ho-Mook 1-4, Landon Clevenger 9-132, Kamryn Kahoonei 1-4. Waipahu: Solofa Setu 1-15, Jovan Gooman 2-12, Brian-Allen Kamanu, Jeff Badua 1-7, Aston Contado 4-53, Alema Slade 1-11, Triton Nieves 2-11, Titus Suan 1-1.

Kailua opts for a regular kickoff, touchback. Waipahu grinding, smart run by Marques, sliding after a 13-yard gain to keep the clock moving. Kailua calls its last time out with 2:12 left. He lined up at FB, crunches for the first down. Waipahu wins a tight one against a tough Kailua defense.

Waipahu three-and-our, Kailua ball at the Waipahu 45. Two plays later, Friel to a wide-open Cavenger for a 45-yard TD. WOWW. Kailua calls time out before trying a 2-point conversion. Friel is stripper again, a Kailua O-lineman recovers and he’s stopped at the 1. Almost scored. WAIPAHU 14, KAILUA 12, Q4, 3:37.

After Waipahu loses the ball on a strip sack, Kailua scores in just two plays. Friel to Kohatsu, 6-yard TD pass. PAT stuffed by Waipahu. WAIPAHU 14, KAILUA 6, Q4, 5:27.
Waipahu fourth and goal at the 1. Failauga lines up at fullback and plows through for the TD. WAIPAHU 14, KAILUA 0, Q4, 6:54.

The third quarter ends with Waipahu at the Kailua 35.

Game comes to a halt when a boy on the Kailua sideline is injured. He’s down for several minutes tensed to by several people. He’s eventually carried to a bench, very woozy.

Waipahu DB Logan Lauti intercepts a sideline pass by Adriel, who was under heavy pressure. Marauders ball on their43. Another crucial stop.

Waipahu with a positive bounce on the punt, 59 yards.
Kailua drives to the Waipahu 5, another fourth down. Time out, 4:23, Q3. Friel’s pass is picked off in the left corner by Jordan Kobayashi. Waipahu ball at its 5. Another huge stop.

At Masa Yonamine Athletic Complex
Kailua (4-5, 3-2) 0 0 — 0
Waipahu (3-5, 3-2) 0 7 — 7
WAI—Cody Marques 10 run (Brycen Amorozo kick)

JV—Waipahu 43, Kailua 22

#5 Samson Rasay 1-0,
#1 Cameron Friel 5-(-19),
#15 Brian-Allen Kamanu (5-10),
#2 Raynen Ho-Mook 2-(-72),
#6 Lahaina Kane 3-(-4),

#25 Failauga 16-77,
#11 Austin Pola
#7 Cody Marques 5-11,
#6 Branden Tsuchiyama 1-0,

#1 Friel 11-17-0-83,

#7 Marques 6-12-0-65,

#13 Koali‘i Kohatsu 2-16,
#15 Kamanu 2-11,
#2 Ho-Mook 1-4,
#4 Landon Clevenger 6-52,

#8 Solofa Setu 1-15,
#2 Jovan Gooman 1-8,
#33 Aston Contado 1-20,
#81 Alema Slade 1-11,
#84 Triton Nieves 2-11,

Waipahu ball with :40 left, and on fourth down from the 30, Marques’ bomb to Jovan Gooman is a TD near the right corner, but Gooman is flagged for offensive pass interference. One more play, a 15-yard completion, ends the first half. I thought Waipahu was going to end up with a field goal try by Brycen Amorozo, but that 15-yard penalty pushed the ball back to the 45.

Kailua QB Cameron Friel hitting WR Landon Clevenger consistently on the deep out. Kailua has the ball at the Waipahu 48 when Friel loses the ball and it is recovered by Tyrone Niuatoa. Waipahu ball at the Kailua 47.

The Marauders drive to the Kailua 36, fourth and 7, and Marques runs out of bounds, short of the first-down stick.

Kailua began possessions in Waipahu territory three times in this first half, came up empty. After their second punt, Waipahu has the ball at its 26 with 4:04 left.

After sputtering for much of the first half, Waipahu drives 62 yards in just six plays with a hurry-up, no-huddle attack. Marques keeps around left end for a 10-yard TD. Alfred Failauga was prominent with four carries for 32 yards on this march. WAIPAHU 7, KAILUA 0, Q2, 5:52.

Kailua’s first four drives ended with turnover on downs, and on the fifth, they finally punt. Waipahu has the ball at its 38, 7:28 left, first half.

Waipahu’s second possession goes backwards, and the punt is muffed by Kailua, but the Surfriders recover at the Waipahu 39. Kailua is at the Waipahu 29 when the first quarter closes.

Great field position for Kailua, but the drive stalls at the 12, and the fourth-and-3 end zone pass is incomplete.

Waipahu’s first play from scrimmage, a 60-yard TD pass on a double-pass trick play, is nullified by illegal man downfield. What a waste. That was perfectly executed. Who forgot about the sneaky trick play? The series ends with a fumble by QB Cody Marques, recovered by Kailua at the Waipahu 46.


6:10 p.m.
Waipahu over Kailua in the JV game, 43-22.

6 p.m.
Waipahu has been sunny and fairly humid this late afternoon. Temperature cooling as the sun sets behind the Waianae Mountain Range.
Temp: 80
Partly cloudy
Wind: 0-12 mph
Humidity: 67%
Heat index: 87
Chance of rain: 20%

Series history: Waipahu leads 16-12-4
Kailua roster
Waipahu roster


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