Seven games with major state tournament implications in most are on tap tonight on Oahu.
Kalani (3-3, 3-3 OIA D-II) and McKinley (0-7, 0-6) wrap up the season tonight clashing in an OIA Division II game at Kaiser. The Falcons are the first team out of the OIA D-II playoffs despite playing some really good football this season. Kalani was one of only two teams to defeat Kaimuki in conference play and had close losses to playoff teams Waialua (16-14) and Waipahu (28-23). McKinley has lost 23 consecutive games.
HISTORY: McKinley leads the series 20-4 in the Prep Bowl and state championship eras (since 1973).
Live updates of the 6 p.m. kickoff will follow below.
8:29 p.m.: Final. McKinley comes up short 41-18 but things are looking up for both programs.
8:18 p.m.: Steffany just went over 100 yards. He’s at 118
8:12 p.m.: Kalani scored. Jaemi Harris 43 yard run. Kick good. 41-18 with 9:21 in the fourth
8:09 p.m.: One quarter of football left for these two scrappy teams.
7:59 p.m.: Kalani scored. Tina-Sobarano 42 yard run. Kick good. 4:47 left in 3Q. Score 34-18
7:52 p.m.: Touchdown Kalani. 10 yard pass from Tina-Sobarano to Andaya. Kick good
27-18 KALN with 6:43 left in 3Q
7:24 p.m.: On the last play of the half, Braxton Lane 12 yard pass from Elyjah Badua (run failed). 20-18 Kalani at the half. Key Stats: Frank Steffany has 18 carries for 83 yards and 2 TDs for McKinley. Ikaika Andaya has 3 catches for 94 yards and 2 TDs for Kalani. The 18 points is the most scored for McKinley since 2013.
6:55 p.m.: Kalani isn’t having any part of a McKinley resurgence. Andaya 77 yard from Tina-Sobarano (McCellan kick). 20-12 Kalani with 9:07 left. Andaya took a screen pass and ran the rest of the way.
6:51 p.m.: McKinley scored. Steffany 4 yard run (kick failed). 13-12 with 9:35 left in 2Q. We’ve got a ballgame. McKinley could break the streak. One more score and they will put up as many points as they have in a game since 2013.
6:45 p.m.: End of 1Q. KALN leads 13-6, but MCK has the ball deep in Falcon territory at the 17.
6:27 p.m.: Touchdown McKinley. Frank Steffany 2 yard run. Run failed. 13-6 KALN with 6:12 left
6:25 p.m.: McKinley driving. 40 yard pass from Badua to Braxton Lane put them in Kalani territory. Ball on KALN 3 now
6:21 p.m.: Touchdown Kalani. Ikaika Andaya 15 yard pass from Seth Tina-Sobarano. Indi McCellan PAT kick good. 13-0 KALN with 9:04 left
6:19 p.m: McKinley fumbled the ball on their first possession. Then they fumbled on the kickoff after Kalani scored. Not a good start for the Tigers, who have improved every week throughout the season.
6:17 p.m.: Jaemi Harris 1 yard run breaks the ice for the Falcons during a quiet affair with no announcer. Falcons missed the kick, though,
6-0 with 10:40 left