GAME NIGHT 10/5: Kahuku/Punahou

No. 2 Punahou 21, No. 4 Kahuku 13

At Aloha Stadium
Kahuku (5-3, 3-1) 7 0 6 0 — 13
Punahou (8-1, 6-1) 7 7 0 7 — 21
Pun—Christopher Paige 65 pass from John-Keawe Sagapolutele (Quinn Maretzki kick)
Kah—Tiger Adolpho 1 run (Adam Requilman kick)
Pun—Vincent Terrell 31 run (Maretzki kick)
Kah—Zealand Matagi 18 run (kick failed)
Pun—Terrell 78 pass from Sagapolutele (Maretzki kick)

RUSHING—Kahuku: Zealand Matagi 28-116, Mana Fonoimoana-Vaomu 2-34, Lalio Kaluna 7-17, Jack Tito 4-12, Zion Ah You 2-6, Adolpho 6-(minus 6). Punahou: Terrell 13-83, team 2-(minus 16), Sagapolutele 8-(minus 35).
PASSING—Kahuku: Adolpho 5-9–1-34. Punahou: Sagapolutele 16-23–1-271.
RECEIVING—Kahuku: Kaonohi Kaniho 2-20, Tomasi Pasi 2-7, Peter John Mataira 1-7. Punahou: Koa Eldredge 4-58, Moku Dancil-Evans 4-44, Terrell 3-86, Raydan Kiaaina-Caires 3-16, Paige 2-67.

(4:40) Kahuku ball on its 27. Matagi is over 100 yards on a 17-yard run into Punahou territory at the 41. Peter John Mataira with a 7-yard reception to the 34 of Punahou but a holding penalty is going to bring the ball back far. All the way to midfield. Adolpho lobs one deep and a Kahuku receiver is there but can’t make the catch. That was so close to a TD. Fourth-and-19 at midfield. This is it. Flag down as a deep ball is underthrown. It’s on Kahuku. Penalty declined. Punahou will hold on.

(5:39) Punahou ball on its 20. Quickly third-and-8 as Ah You forces the throw away. Sagapolutele avoids the sack and hits Terrell short and he BREAKS BOTH TACKLES. Terrell. GONE. 78-yard TD. He turned maybe getting the first down into a TD as both Kahuku tacklers fail to bring him down. What a play. 21-13 Punahou, 4:47, Q4.

(7:27) Kahuku ball on the Punahou 31. Matagi rips off 8 yards to the 23. Matautia with the tackle for no gain to force third-and-2. Ah You takes it for 3 yards to the 20. First down. Kahuku tries to surprise Punahou with play action but Adolpho with a ball that holds up in the air and Alaka’i Gilman makes the INT in the end zone.

(7:32) Punahou ball on its 39. INTERCEPTION. Kaniho smells the short pass and comes flying up to pick it off. Kahuku ball.

(9:49) Kahuku ball on its 3. Nathaniel Kia with a TFL to set up third-and-7. Matagi gets 6 but needed 7. Punt.

Punahou has it third-and-5 at the Kahuku 48 to start the fourth quarter. Kahuku whistled for pass interference. Another ticky-tack call. Ball is placed at the Kahuku 33. Kaonohi now called for a hold on Eldredge. Those two are having a nice battle. Not sure I saw that penalty either. Another penalty on Kaniho. Looked like Eldredge just jumped to catch a ball over his head. That was ridiculous. Ball at the 10. More flags fly on the next play. Holding on Kahuku. First-and-goal at the 20. Sagapolutele scrambles for 11 and then hits Dancil-Evans for 7 yards to the 2. Third-and-goal. Timeout Kahuku. Terrell runs to the 1. Fourth-and-goal. Punahou will go fir it. Sagapolutele and Terrell botch the handoff and Ace Kaufusi is there to grab it for Kahuku.

Third Quarter Box
At Aloha Stadium
Kahuku (5-2, 3-1) 7 0 6
Punahou (7-1, 5-1) 7 7 0
Pun—Christopher Paige 65 pass from John-Keawe Sagapolutele (Quinn Maretzki kick)
Kah—Tiger Adolpho 1 run (Adam Requilman kick)
Pun—Vincent Terrell 31 run (Maretzki kick)
Kah—Zealand Matagi 18 run (kick failed)

RUSHING—Kahuku: Zealand Matagi 19-69, Mana Fonoimoana-Vaomu 2-34, Lalio Kaluna 6-17, Jack Tito 3-10, Zion Ah You 1-3, Adolpho 6-(minus 6). Punahou: Terrell 9-74, Sagapolutele 6-(minus 44).
PASSING—Kahuku: Adolpho 4-5–0-27. Punahou: Sagapolutele 14-19–0-186.
RECEIVING—Kahuku: Kaonohi Kaniho 2-20, Tomasi Pasi 2-7. Punahou: Koa Eldredge 4-58, Moku Dancil-Evans 3-37, Raydan Kiaaina-Caires 3-16, Paige 2-67, Terrell 2-8.

(1:15) Punahou ball on its 31. Dancil-Evans with a 16-yard reception to the 47. END 3.

(2:06) Kahuku ball on the Punahou 22. What an ugly second half, probably just how Kahuku wants it. Matagi off left tackle for an 18-yard TD run but the XP is NO GOOD. Pun, 14-13, 1:23, Q3.

(3:52) Punahou ball on its 42. Sagapolutele called for intentional grounding. Total loss on the play is 16. Now it’s Ah You’s turn to tackle Sagapolutele for a loss of 8. Third-and-34 from the 18. Screen to Terrell goes for a loss of 11 as Terrell runs backwards. Punahou loses 35 yards in three plays and punts.

(6:05) Kahuku ball on the Punahou 41. Tafiti with a sack as he continues his huge game. Kahuku forced to punt and Fonoimoana-Vaomu tries to run for it but doesn’t come close.

(7:35) Punahou ball on the 2. Terrell on the carry and he is stopped right at the goal line. Safety…no. He is ruled to have crossed the goal line first. Three-and-out after an incomplete pass on third down.

(12:00) Kahuku ball on its 20. Kahuku tries a little option with Kana Fonoimoana-Vaomu at QB and the pitch is high and gets loose but somehow Matagi picks it up and gets a first down. Adolpho with the completion to Pasi for 6 yards and a first down. Tafiti with another TFL for the Buffanblu.

Kahuku will receive.

At Aloha Stadium
Kahuku (5-2, 3-1) 7 0
Punahou (7-1, 5-1) 7 7
Pun—Christopher Paige 65 pass from John-Keawe Sagapolutele (Quinn Maretzki kick)
Kah—Tiger Adolpho 1 run (Adam Requilman kick)
Pun—Vincent Terrell 31 run (Maretzki kick)

RUSHING—Kahuku: Zealand Matagi 13-37, Mana Fonoimoana-Vaomu 1-32, Lalio Kaluna 4-14, Jack Tito 2-6, Zion Ah You 1-3, Adolpho 4-(minus 2). Punahou: Terrell 6-70, Sagapolutele 4-(minus 25).
PASSING—Kahuku: Adolpho 3-3–0-21. Punahou: Sagapolutele 11-15–0-175.
RECEIVING—Kahuku: Kaonohi Kaniho 2-20, Tomasi Pasi 1-1. Punahou: Koa Eldredge 3-52, Raydan Kiaaina-Caires 3-16, Paige 2-67, Moku Dancil-Evans 2-21, Terrell 1-19.

(2:00) Punahou ball on its 20. Borderline PI call moves the ball to the 35. Now a defensive holding call. Draw play to Terrell goes for 21 yards to the 34 of Kahuku. Kana Fonoimoana-Vaomu with a sack for a loss of 8. Third-and-18. Sagapolutele somehow escapes three Kahuku defenders for a possible sack and hits Moku Dancil-Evans for 19 yards and a first down. Sagapolutele eats a sack at the 30. Third-and-17 with 15 seconds left on the clock. Pass complete to Terrell for 19 yards to the 11. Clock is running. Punahou with no timeouts. Now I have no idea what just happened. The clock stopped. Not sure why. Punahou got a chance to set. Looks like they try to spike but he might never have had control of the ball. Eventually it is ruled halftime. Couldn’t hear what the referee said but it must have been ruled a fumble on the spike. HALF.

(3:49) Frisco Aveau with a 38-yard return and Kahuku starts on its 48. Tafiti with a sack on third down and Kahuku is three-and-out.

(4:53) Punahou ball on its 17. Third-and-3 and Eldredge gets a foot in barely on a 30-yard pass catch. Add 15 for roughing the passer. Ball at the Kahuku 31 suddenly. Terrell breaks one off. 31-yard TD run. TD Punahou. 14-7, 3:59, Q2.

(11:01) Kahuku ball on its 24. Adolpho has trouble with the first snap. Gain of 1. Tomasi Pasi with a 1-yard reception on third-and-7. Punt. NO IT’S A FAKE. Mana Fonoimoana-Vaomu picks up 32 yards into Punahou territory. Nice call there. Encroachment on Punahou. Third-and-1 and Jack Tito picks up 3 yards. First down. Kahuku called for a false start twice in a row. Second-and-4 becomes second-and-14. Third-and-13 and Kahuku calls timeout. Adolpho runs out to his right and hits Kaniho right at the marker. 13-yard gain results in a first down. Timeout Punahou. Kahuku gets it to the 15 but Adolpho fumbles the snap and Legend Matautia eventually recovers for Punahou.

Punahou has it second-and-13 on its 43 to start the second quarter. Red Raiders force a punt.

First Quarter Box
At Aloha Stadium
Kahuku (5-2, 3-1) 7
Punahou (7-1, 5-1) 7
Pun—Christopher Paige 65 pass from John-Keawe Sagapolutele (Quinn Maretzki kick)
Kah—Tiger Adolpho 1 run (Adam Requilman kick)

RUSHING—Kahuku: Zealand Matagi 6-22, Lalio Kaluna 4-14, Jack Tito 1-3, Adolpho 1-1. Punahou: Vincent Terrell 3-16, Sagapolutele 1-(minus 9).
PASSING—Kahuku: Adolpho 1-1-0-7. Punahou: Sagapolutele 6-7–0-100
RECEIVING—Kahuku: Kaonohi Kaniho 1-7. Punahou: Paige 2-67, Koa Eldredge 2-22, Raydan Kiaaina-Caires 2-11.

(1:26) Punahou ball on its 27. Terrell pops one for 13 yards to the 46. False start on Punahou. END 1

(3:33) Kahuku ball on its 8. Third-and-6 after two runs. Red Raiders run it with Kaluna for 2 yards and punt.

(6:45) Punahou will start on its 36. Screen pass to Koa Eldredge goes for 12 yards to midfield. After five passes, RB Vincent Terrell gets his first carry and gets maybe a yard. Zion Ah You with a sack for Kahuku to force third-and-17. Raydan Kiaaina-Caires gets 5 yards on a screen and fumbles after a big hit but Punahou gets it. Punt.

(11:40) Sophomore Kelsyn Tangaro-Kanoa with a 56-yard return on the kick and Kahuku starts at the Punahou 41. Sophomore Tiger Adolpho at QB. Tevarua Tafiti with a TFL to set up third-and-6. Adolpho’s first pass is complete to Kaonohi Kaniho to move the chains. Matagi and Lalio Kaluna pounding away at the Punahou defense. Tiger Adolpho 1-yard TD run. 7-7, 6:52, Q1.

(12:00) Punahou will start on its 35. Freshman John-Keawe Sagapolutele in at QB. HOUSE CALL ON THE FIRST PLAY. Sagapolutele DEEP to Christopher Paige who wins the one-on-one battle up top. 65-yard TD. 7-0, Pun, 11:50, Q1.

Punahou will receive.

Mana Fonoimoana-Vaomu, Kaonohi Kaniho, Ace Kaufusi, Marcus Lombard
Punahou: Vincent Terrell, Koa Eldredge, Legend Matautia, Alaka’i Gilman

Looking like an 8:30 p.m. kickoff.
Series history: Punahou leads 9-7 (since 1949)
Kahuku roster
Punahou roster


  1. Hau’ulaBoy October 5, 2019 8:29 pm

    Kahuku won last years match up 41-28. Not the other way around like the Star Advertiser wrote in its write up on Friday. Not trying to say we are enemy of the state or nothing. Just trying to get the facts out there. Haha. RR4L

  2. Hau’ulaBoy October 5, 2019 9:26 pm

    Playing against zebras again. Haha. Jus let em play.

  3. Hau’ulaBoy October 5, 2019 10:48 pm

    Good job Red Raiders.

  4. Wainakea October 5, 2019 10:54 pm

    The officiating was really bad today. Not sure it would have changed the outcome, but bad call after another.

  5. Jacob Makaiwi October 5, 2019 10:58 pm

    Wow, that was an exciting game! Felt like a championship game. That Punahou RB was clutch with that YAC on that final TD catch. I love watching a physical game too. Not too many teams can match Kahuku’s physicality, but Punahou had some tough tough boys that did it. Both defenses looked similar in every way. Such strong defenses on both teams. Tough loss for Big Red and great win for the Buff n Blue. This game could’ve gone either way, but one team had to win. Good luck to both of these teams the rest of the season. Awesome game!

  6. Ilh October 5, 2019 11:03 pm

    Bad calls is right, should have been a safety, but Punahou gets a break by the Zebras, and a few bad calls on the interference calls against Kahuku.

  7. Proudbuffnbluemama October 6, 2019 1:18 am

    Good game to both teams. I think the refs did good this game. Unlike the Punahou St. Louis game.

  8. Lou October 6, 2019 4:34 am

    Yup. Great game. Kahuku D looks tuff. Too bad Soliai Hewlett is injured on the O line. Gave up those big plays. Sagapolutele will be a beast. Maybe transfer to Mater Dei? Nah. One thing ,big red needs to avenge their lost to Mililani. In any case qb Adolpho needs work, but they will be in the States. Good Luck to all.

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