GAME NIGHT 10/15: Waianae/Mililani

Waianae and Mililani are playing for a spot in the Open tournament tonight. George Lee / Star-Adveriser
Waianae and Mililani are playing for a spot in the Open tournament tonight. George Lee / Star-Adveriser

The last OIA Division I quarterfinal game takes place Saturday night in Mililani as the Trojans host Waianae in a battle of teams ranked in the top six in the state.

The loser of this game will wind up playing in the Division I state tournament.

Here’s our game preview.

HISTORY: Waianae leads the all-time series 19-10.

Live updates of the 6:30 p.m. kickoff will follow below.

9:34: Game over. Final score: Waianae 36, Mililani 33.

9:33: Waianae runs out the clock.

9:32: Mililani calls its last timeout. Waianae has a third and 12. 37 seconds left.

9:30: 45 seconds to go. Waianae has a second and 15 from its own 47.

9:26: Rosario runs for a first down to the 35. 2:00 to go.

9:24: Gabriel throws a pass that Sam Freeney tracks down and intercepts. Waianae ball at their own 24. 3:05 left in game.

9:21: Muasau catches an 18-yard pass from Gabriel and then runs for 34 yards, but there is a penalty. He winds up with 19 yards after the penalty and it turns into a net gain of 9 after the 10-yard holding penalty. Then Muasau runs for a first down with a 2-yard gain.

9:18: The Seariders drive with Pontes-Borje’s passes to Freeney and Ambrocio. Rosario goes up the middle for a 10-yard touchdown. Ebel’s kick is good.
>> WAIANAE 36, MILILANI 33. 4:23 left in the game.

9:10: Waianae is moving. A Pontes-Borje pass to Ambrocio goes for 21 yards.

9:04: Gabriel is flushed from the pocket and barely gets a pass off. It’s complete to Valladares, who has a defender on him, deep and over the middle. Valladares continues on for a 54-yard touchdown. Santiago’s kick fails.
>> MILILANI 33, WAIANAE 29. 9:06 left in game.

9:02: Waianae’s Solofua Grey is held to no gain. Mililani ball at its own 43.

9:00: Waianae has a third and 5 at the Trojans’ 43. Rosario gets 1 yard. It’s fourth and 4.

8:58: After some struggles with its running game, Waianae rips off a big run. Rosario gains 19 yards to the Mililani 48.

8:57: A roughing the passing call gives Waianae a first down at the 30.


8:55: The Mililani defense comes up big again. Wong drops Towne for a 4-yard loss. Waianae has a third and 6 from its own 5.

8:49: Valladares gets wide open down the right sideline and Gabriel hits him with an 18-yard touchdown pass. Santiago kicks the extra point.
>> WAIANAE 29, MILILANI 27. 40 seconds to go in third quarter.

8:47: Olomua finds a big hole off left tackle for a 13-yard gain to the Waianae 33.

8:45: Pontes-Borje tries to around right end but he is stuffed by the Trojans’ Dylan Miguel. Waianae loses the ball on downs. Mililani ball at the Seariders’ 49.

8:44: Mililani defense continues to close the gaps. Rosario gets 1 yard on a third and 2. Waianae is going for it on its own 49.

8:41: Trojans try a bloop kick, but it is recovered by Waianae’s Francis Kilioni.

8:38: Gabriel heaves a bullet to a Valladares on a deep slant and the wide-open Valladares bobbles the ball for a second before catching it and completing a 75-yard touchdown. Santiago kicks the extra point.
>> WAIANAE 29, MILILANI 20. 5:13 left in third quarter.

8:36: The Seariders punt for the second time in the half.

8:35: Mililani defense is buckling down. Ambrocio is dropped for a 6-yard loss.

8:32: Olomua scores with a 3-yard run up the middle. Santiago adds the extra point.
>> WAIANAE 29, MILILANI 13. 7:45 left in the third quarter.

8:31: Trojans are driving. Gabriel runs 5 yards to the 3.

8:27: Waianae has a fourth down from its own 3 after a tackle for loss by Joshua Banks. The Seariders punt. Mililani ball at the Seariders 29.

8:24: Second half is underway.

8:13: Rosario has 112 rushing yards at halftime. Gabriel is 10-for-17 for 120 yards.


8:03: Gabriel’s third-down pass is intercepted by Waianae’s Dayton Weber.

8:00: Gabriel’s pass to Kainalu Wong covers 17 yards to the Waianae 47.

7:56: Towne runs up the middle for an 11-yard touchdown, his third of the night. Ebel adds the extra point.
>> WAIANAE 29, MILILANI 6. 1:58 to go before halftime.

7:53: A 34-yard Pontes-Borje run has Waianae moving. Rosario follows up with a 35-yard up the middle run.

7:45: On fourth and goal from the 7, the Trojans line up for a 23-yard field goal, but are called for a delay of game. With the ball at the 12, Santiago lines up for a 28-yard field goal, but Valladares, the holder, gets up and throws a pass that falls incomplete. Waianae ball at its own 11.

7:44: Two runs by Darius Muasau gets the ball to the 2, but a penalty brings the ball back to the 7.

7:40: Mauga recovers a handoff gone wrong, but Mililani gets the ball back when Dante James-Fainga takes the ball out of running back Kade Ambrocio’s hands. Mililani ball at the Waianae 10.

7:35: Valladares catches a 27-yard pass from Gabriel and the Trojans are on the march.

7:32: Roman Tovi catches an 11-yard pass from Gabriel. Kailiohu Kila runs for 9 yards.

7:27: Towne runs in from 2 yards out for a Waianae touchdown. Cade Ambrocio, the holder on the extra-point try, runs around right end on a broken play for 2 points.
>> WAIANAE 22, MILILANI 6. 10:48 left before halftime.

7:23: Isaiah Freeney makes an incredible catch on a Pontes-Borje throw for a 28-yard gain. Pontes-Borje runs for 25 and Waianae is getting close.


7:17: A sack by Waianae’s Jaylen Gonzales brings up fourth down and Mililani punts.

7:12: Two plays later, Rosario is met at the line of scrimmage, but squirts through and runs for an 8-yard touchdown. Waianae is called for holding on the extra point, but Ebel kicks it through from the 25-yard line.
>> WAIANAE 14, MILILANI 6. 3:37 left in first quarter.

7:10: A Mililani personal foul penalty and a 21-yard Rosario run brings the ball to the Trojans’ 12.

7:07: Pontes-Borje throws a deep pass to Isaiah Freeney for a 33-yard gain to the Trojans’ 43.

7:06: Jorell Pontes-Borje is the Waianae starting quarterback in place of the injured Jaren Ulu.

7:04: The Seariders’ Rico Rosario picks up 11 yards to the Waianae 36.

7:00: Two plays later, Gabriel hits Valladares for an 8-yard touchdown. Damien Santiago’s extra-point try is blocked by Kanai Mauga.
>> WAIANAE 7, MILILANI 6. 8:07 left in first quarter.

6:58: Gabriel finds Andrew Valladares for a 26-yard gain to the Waianae 8.

6:56: Kainalu Wong catches a 13-yard pass from Dillon Gabriel for Mililani. Gabriel then runs for 11 yards.

6:52: Ebel’s kick is good.
>> WAIANAE 7, MILILANI 0. 10:24 left in first quarter.

6:49: Javen Towne runs up the middle for 11 yards and a touchdown. Tate Ebel will attempt the extra point.

6:48: It’s fourth down and 1 at the 11.

6:47: Waianae’s Skyler Kaleiohi recovers a Mililani fumble on the opening kickoff at the 20.


  1. Chloropicrin October 15, 2016 8:53 pm

    Waianae looking as if they won the game already and outcoached in the second half..

  2. Chloropicrin October 15, 2016 8:56 pm

    Keep pulling your sleeves up coach Young it isn’t helping you win the game. Waianae being OUTCOACHED and outplayed in the second half.

  3. Chloropicrin October 15, 2016 9:03 pm

    4th and 4 and dive to the fullback?!? Haha unreal, looking like the Matsumoto years.

  4. 88 October 15, 2016 9:53 pm

    Hey buddy you sure are quite now. Having problems with your keyboard?

  5. Chloropicrin October 15, 2016 10:02 pm

    Lol… Nope. @88

  6. Chloropicrin October 15, 2016 10:03 pm

    You cannot deny that they were outcoached in the second half and out played. The won the game however, they really looked like the Matsumoto years where they couldn’t finish the game.

  7. 88 October 15, 2016 10:13 pm

    You right…. Mililani had the Waianae Head Coach turning red… Thats some funny ishh…

  8. oia#1 October 16, 2016 11:05 am

    Because the coaches pull the kids so early from the games that they dont know to finish!

  9. oia#1 October 16, 2016 11:08 am

    But all in all they coaches. Called an excellent first half, best ive seen all season! But can we do away with halftimes please lol! 2nd half is always an issue except for the campbell game.

  10. Millville-coach. October 16, 2016 11:24 am

    Great game waianae!.. as part of the coaching staff i think You guys should use that QB for kahuku. We didnt know he could pass the ball as well as he did..i dont think we touch him in the pocket lastnight..rosario and towne was a beast too. We practices for them but still they keep coming at… We made some ajustment 2nd half but still you guyd pull it off. You QB kept his poised and lead that offence down that field.we had no answer if that series. Great job waianae play llke you did on that drive and the first half. You guys got this! M4life..

  11. RidgeRunnerE-5 October 16, 2016 3:21 pm

    Waianae was definitely out coached. Last night’s game was great lesson on the importance of being to able to adapt and improvise during the game. The Mililani staff took a look at what wasn’t working for them and chucked it out the window. They made the necessary adjustments and the game took a totally different turn.

  12. Chloropicrin October 16, 2016 5:51 pm

    Definitely a tale of two halves. Mililani should be a force in the next two years.

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