GAME NIGHT 10/4: Kamehameha/Waianae

(Update: The rushing totals for Kolu Quisquirin-Sabagala have been corrected to account for a 3-yard rush on a fake punt in the first quarter. That had incorrectly been attributed to Kealii McLeod. Quisquirin-Sabagala’s rushing totals are 47 attempts, 250 yards.)

Kamehameha 20, Waianae 15

At Raymond Torii Field
Kamehameha (3-5, 2-5) 0 7 7 6 — 20
Waianae (1-7, 0-5) 0 6 6 3 — 15
KS—Kawika Clemente 40 pass from Jonah Yuen (Preston Rezentes kick)
WAI—Kolu Quisquirin-Sabagala (run failed)
WAI—Quisquirin-Sabagala 1 run (run failed)
KS—Clemente 1 run (Rezentes kick)
KS—Tanner Moku 44 run (pass failed)
WAI—Joshua Centeno-Cid FG 22

JV—Kamehameha 29, Waianae 22.

RUSHING—KS: Clemente 7-18, Tanner Moku 12-99, Yuen 4-(-1), Andrew-Lee Smith 7-19. Waianae: Quisquirin-Sabagala 47-250, Kaai Tambaoan-Kaeo 3-18, Shaydon Lopes 5-(-11).

PASSING—KS: Yuen 12-25-1-185. Waianae: Lopes 10-27-0-161, Nainoa Machado 0-1-0-0,

RECEIVING—KS: Clemente 1-40, Moku 3-13, Kahekili Pahio 4-39, Blaze Kamoku 4-93. Waianae: Delson Cordeiro 2-36, Quisquirin-Sabagala 3-60, Machado 2-24, Malik Brown 1-5, Tambaoan-Kaeo 1-6, Laakea Lapastora 1-28.

* Corrects rushing totals for Quisquirin-Sabagala, adds one attempt for 3 yards, removes attempt by Kealii McLeod.
Kamehameha stalls and attempts another FG, could be risky. Kick is short and wide, Waianae gets the ball at its 20 with :22 left. The Seariders can’t move in the final seconds, four incompletions and Kamehameha escapes with a momentum-building win at Raymond Torii Field.

Warriors drive to the 10, stall out and the 38-yard FG try by Rezentes is shanked and no good. Waianae ball at its 20 with 3:30 left. Quisquirin-Sabagala blasts up the middle for 19 yards, and he now has 46 carries for 247 yards. But the next play is an incomplete pass, then Quisquirin-Sabagala is stopped for a 2-yard loss. Warriors had seven in the box that time. Then back-to-back sacks by Evan Evaimalo and Spencer Salcedo ends Waianae’s drive. Kamehameha ball at the Waianae 25, 2:11 left. That could do it.

Waianae answers with a 22-yard field goal by Joshua Centeno-Cid. KAMEHAMEHA 20, WAIANAE 15, Q4, 9:07.

The third quarter ends with a first-down pass by Yuen to Pahio. Two plays later, it is the state hurdles champion, Moku, around right end untouched for a 44-yard TD. That was way too smooth. Kamehameha goes up by eight and for some bizarre reason, they go for 2. The pass is incomplete and Waianae is still within one score. KAMEHAMEHA 20, WAIANAE 12, Q4, 7:55.

Waianae on the march again with a lot of Quisquirin-Sabagala on the ground. They drive to the 4, and a toss from Lopes to Quisquirin-Sabagalan near the pylon is initially ruled a TD by the side judge, but is then ruled incomplete. On the next play, a huge break by the Kamehameha defense, which strips the ball away from Quisquirin-Sabagala and recovers the fumble. Kamehameha ball at its 18 with 1:06 left in the third quarter. Feel for the kid, he has touched the ball 40 times and taken a multiple hits on every one, and after he has to leap for a ball in the end zone, they gave it to him again.

Kamehameha three and out, punt downed at the Warriors 39. Waianae goes to Quisquirin-Sabagala again and he gains 14, 1 (fumble), 9 yards. An offside call on Kamehameha moves the ball to the 10, and Quisquirin-Sabagala rumbles up the A-gap and drags tacklers over the goal line. Waianae determined early that it would pound the ball inside, and it has worn down the Warriors front seven. PAT play begins with a dribbling snap to the wildcat QB, who is stopped short of the goal line. WAIANAE 12, KAMEHAMEHA 7, Q3, 5:29.

Waianae drives to the Kamehameha 29, but a holding call sends the Seariders all the way to the 47. Coffin-corner punt pins the Warriors at their own 5.

Quisquirin-Sabagala with a bullish first half, 24 carries for 87 yards and a TD, and three receptions for 60 yards.

At Raymond Torii Field
Kamehameha 0 7 — 7
Waianae 0 6 — 6
KS—Kawika Clemente 40 pass from Jonah Yuen (Preston Rezentes kick)
WAI—Kolu Quisquirin-Sabagala (run failed)

JV—Kamehameha 29, Waianae 22.

#15 Clemente 3-13,
#7 Tanner Moku 3-24,
#12 Yuen 4-(-1)
#35 Andrew-Lee Smith 1-2,

#32 Quisquirin-Sabagala 24-87,
#40 1-3,
#22 Kaai Tambaoan-Kaeo 3-18,
#15 Shaydon Lopes 2-1,

#12 Yuen 6-15-1-68,

#15 Lopes 7-16-0-120,
#24 Nainoa Machado 0-1-0-0,

#15 Clemente 1-40,
#7 Moku 1-6,
#9 Kahekili Pahio 1-8,
#81 Blaze Kamoku 2-14,

#81 Delson Cordeiro 2-36,
#32 Quisquirin-Sabagala 3-60,
#24 Machado 2-24,

Waianae drives to the Kamehameha 35, but turns the ball over on downs. Kamehameha has two snaps and it’s halftime.

The Warriors drove to the Waianae 9 on a nice option pitch from Clemente to Tanner Moku, but on the next snap, Jonah Chong’s end-zone pass is picked off by Waianae DB Quisquirin-Sabagala. He returns it to the Seariders 30-yard line, Waianae ball.

Ickes, the Kamehameha ILB, leaves with an injury at 6:09, Q2. Lopes finds Quisquirin-Sabagala all alone on the left sideline for a 36-yard completion. WOW. Then Lopes hands him the ball, gains of 7 and 3 yards, then Quisquirin-Sabagala spins out of a scrum and gains 18 tough yards to the 2. He’s on his back for a couple of seconds, the man is exhausted. I have him at 12 carries for 81 yards. He has run two routes (at least). Quisquirin-Sabagala scores on a 1-yard run, but the PAT snap is bad and holder Chad Pule is upended just short of the goal line near the left pylon. KAMEHAMEHA 7, WAIANAE 6, Q2, 4:21.

Huge break for Kamehameha after Waianae’s Nainoa Furtado fakes the punt and the pass is incomplete. The Warriors go to Kawika Clemente two plays later, a swing pass and he uses two good blocks by his WRs for a 40-yard TD. KAMEHAMEHA 7, WAIANAE 0, Q1, 6:31.

Big fourth and short, the QB, Lopes, sneaks and gets the first down by a manapua. RB Kaai Tambaoan-Kaeo with a first-down run, but Waianae stalls out at the Kamehameha 28. Warrior ILB Tuiteavaika Ickes brings the heat and Lopes’ pass falls incomplete, not a receiver within 15 yards. That changes the entire scope of field position from Waianae advantage to Waianae disadvantage. Kamehameha has the ball at the Waianae 40.

The first quarter ends scoreless, Waianae ball at its 47. Senior RB Kolu Quisquirin-Sabagala (5-9, 210) already has 13 carries for 41 yards. Waianae has 15 rushes and four pass attempts so far.

Both offenses very conservative so far, sticking to the ground game or, in Kamehameha’s case, mostly short passes. The first toss by QB Jonah Yuen was a nice deep post just beyond the reach of Kawika Clemente, the speedy, tall RB. He looks pretty good as a WR.

Waianae’s second possession was a long pass from Sheldon Lopes to Delson Cordeiro for 30 yards, but Kamehameha DB Paliku Kamaka stole the ball away at the 7-yard line and returned it past mid-field.


7:36 p.m.
Coin toss. Waianae wins the toss and will defend the mauka end zone. Kamehameha will receive.

7:20 p.m.
We are roughly 8 minutes away from varsity kickoff. Kamehameha hung on to win the JV game, 29-22.
Temp: 80
Chance of rain: 10%
Wind: 0-5 mph
Humidity: 68%
Heat index: 84

This is homecoming night for Waianae, which is out of the playoff picture and playing for pride. Kamehameha is also locked in as the third-place team in ILH Open Division. The Warriors will meet the league runner-up in the first round of the playoffs.

Series history: Kamehameha leads 12-6
Kamehameha roster
Waianae roster


  1. "UNITY=STRENGTH" October 4, 2019 8:47 pm

    Alright that’s the way boy’s no give up work till the end no more play’s like power sweeps get those leg’s moving with the gang HeHe!!!:)

  2. Penny October 4, 2019 10:33 pm

    I was waiting to see a Waianae Footbal “TEAM” Game but all I saw was the Sabagala Show. I wonder how all the other players feel. #wasteoftime

  3. Tokotoko October 5, 2019 12:42 am

    Hard fought game by both teams. Just my opinion, but I think Waianae may have to consider moving down to Division I next year. I know it’ll be a tough sell for the program and community that’s steeped in tradition, but I feel it’s getting harder for them to keep up w/ the Open Division teams (0-7 thus far). They conclude their season w/ the Crusaders next week, and barring a major upset, will likely find themselves winless in Division play.

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