GAME NIGHT 10/22: Kapolei/Farrington

Kapolei QB Taulia Tagovailoa warms up prior to Saturday night's OIA D-I semifinal against Farrington. Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Kapolei QB Taulia Tagovailoa warms up prior to Saturday night’s OIA D-I semifinal against Farrington. Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The second game of the OIA semifinal doubleheader tonight at Aloha Stadium features two teams desperate to reach an OIA final.

No. 4 Kapolei (8-1) is playing in a Division I semifinal for the first time in its 14-year history. No. 6 Farrington (7-2) is in the semifinals for the sixth straight season and trying to get to the final for the first time since 2013.

The Hurricanes beat the Govs 28-7 last month to earn the top seed out of the OIA Red. QB Taulia Tagovailoa (2,717 yards, 30 TD, 4 INT) is 283 yards away from becoming the seventh player ever to throw for 3,000 yards in a season.

No. 6 Farrington 33, No. 4 Kapolei 27

Farrington is back in OIA D-I final for first time since 2013 and will play Kahuku. Kapolei coach Darren Hernandez said leading receiver Jaymin Sarono did not play because he broke a team rule.

at Aloha Stadium
Farrington (8-2) 0 7 7 19 — 33
Kapolei (8-2) 7 7 6 7 — 27
Kapo—Isaiah Ahana 63 pass from Taulia Tagovailoa (Beau Meyer kick)
Kapo—Ahana 33 pass from Tagovailoa (Meyer kick)
Far—Iosefo Ah Ching 12 pass from Bishop Rapoza (Blessing Umaga kick)
Far—Mosi Alaivanu-Afe 29 pass from Rapoza (Umaga kick)
Kapo—Wyatt Perez 7 pass from Tagovailoa (kick failed)
Far—Ah Ching 2 run (kick failed)
Kapo—Leighton Rosa 4 run (Meyer kick)
Far—Alaivanu-Afe 57 pass from Rapoza (Umaga kick)
Far—Kingsley Moses-Sanchez 14 pass from Challen Faamatau (pass failed)

RUSHING—Farrington: Challen Faamatau 16-97, TJ Tautolo 1-5, Rapoza 5-5, Justin Uahinui 5-4, Umaga 2-3, Ah Ching 1-2. Kapolei: Josh Kansana 7-41, Rosa 6-15, Tagovailoa 2-(minus 10).
PASSING—Farrington: Rapoza 22-32-1-236, Uahinui 5-10-0-38, Faamatau 1-1-0-14, William Rodrigues 0-1-0-0. Kapolei: Tagovailoa 23-37-1-321.
RECEIVING—Farrington: Alaivanu-Afe 9-145, Kingston Moses-Sanchez 7-59, Faamatau 6-20, Kingsley Moses-Sanchez 5-52, Ah Ching 1-12. Kapolei: Ahana 9-173, Perez 5-42, Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala 4-13, Kansana 3-54, Kaeo Alvarez-Ranan 2-39.


Foi Sila sacks Tagovailoa and it’s over.

Govs ball on their 49. Quickly third-and-8 with 3:12 and counting. Farrington has never led. Rapoza finds Kingston Moses-Sanchez for 29 yards to the 20. Farrington has come up time and time again with big plays on third-and-long. Third-and-4 on the 14 with 1:08 remaining and Kapolei calls its last timeout. Faamatau fights for yardage and gets 5 yards to the 9 but a flag is down. It’s a dead ball personal foul on Kapolei. Run counts and ball will move to the 5. Timeout Farrington. 1:02 on clock. Faamatau runs for 4 yards to the 1. Clock under 40 seconds. Faamatau is in for the go-ahead score with 28 seconds left but NO! Holding on Farrington. Ball back to the 14. Govs timeout they have one left. Faamatau at QB and he sprints out and he throws back over the middle. Kingsley Moses-Sanchez grabs it. TOUCHDOWN GOVS. 14-yard TD pass with 20 seconds to go. 33-27.

Here we go. Tagovailoa will start on his 20. Spot in the OIA D-I final on the line. 4:26 on the clock. Ahana with his ninth catch and up to 173 yards. Kapolei calls timeout facing third-and-1 on its 40. 3:52 on the clock. Farrington brings a blitz and Tagovailoa misplays the snap. Tainano Gaulua recovers for Farrington.

Govs will pick up 15 yards on a defensive pass interference call to the 42. NO. Flag is picked up because ball was tipped. Third-and-10. Third-and-11 and Rapoza hits Alaivanu-Afe for a 57-yard TD. Extra point is good and we’re tied at 27-27 with 4:26 remaining. Rapoza 20-29, 204 yards, 3 TD. Alaivanu-Afe 8 receptions, 142 yards, 2 TD.

Punt inside the 10 and Farrington doesn’t get away from it. Govs had been doing this on punts all night and the ball hits a Govs player finally. Kapolei recovers on the Farrington 5. Leighton Rosa 4-yard TD run puts Kapolei ahead 27-20 with 6:55 remaining.

Kapolei stuck on its own 10. Tagovailoa completes a 25-yard pass to Kaeo Alvarez-Ranan to surpass 3,000 passing yards this season. He’s the seventh QB in history to do so. Kapolei will punt at midfield.

Third-and-goal at the 2. Govs go jumbo and Iosefo Ah Ching crowd surfs into the end zone for a 2-yard TD run. Kick is wide left and we’re tied at 20-all.

Ill-advised throw by Tagovailoa late to the middle is picked off by Faasisina Masalosalo and returned to the Kapolei 11. Personal foul gives the Govs first-and-goal at the 6.


Hurricanes start on own 10 with 6 seconds left in third quarter. Defensive PI called to move the ball to the 25.

A 6-yard pass and a targeting call on Kapolei moves the ball into Hurricanes’ territory. Hurricanes are all over swing pass to Faamatau on third down and it goes for a loss of 1 to force a punt.

Tagovailoa with a screen to Kansana for 13 yards to the 9 but he’s hit HARD. Fumble recovered by Farrington. NO! They don’t call it a fumble. Concern for Josh Kansana who was hit hard on the play and remains down. Kansana comes off but Kapolei still has the ball on the 9. First-and-goal. Leighton Rosa in at RB and stopped for a loss of 3 by Alualu. Third-and-goal from the 7. Short pass to Wyatt Perez and two defenders collide. Perez into the end zone for a 7-yard TD. XP is no good. 20-14, 2:04.

Govs start on their 20. Tagovailoa-Amosa stops Uahinui for a loss of 1. A 3-yard pass on third-and-11 does nothing and Farrington goes three-and-out. Wasted possession there. NOPE. Farrington tries to fake a punt on fourth-and-8 from its 22 in a tie game and it’s a disaster. Jump pass is swatted away. Kapolei takes over on the 22.

Ahana with a 6-yard reception to make it third-and-4 but Kapolei is whistled for a personal foul to make it third-and-19. Hurricanes go three-and-out.

Uahinui in at QB to start second half as Govs start on their 36. Third-and-4. Govs pick it up and move into Kapolei territory. All short passes. No runs yet. Big hit by Omar Mareko on the draw by Rapoza to set up third-and-10. False start makes it third-and-15 but then a personal foul is called on Kapolei for a first down Govs at the 29. Now a procedure penalty on Farrington. Drive fizzles out at the Kapolei 29. Fourth-and-10. Govs will go for it. Rapoza throws it to the end zone and it’s caught by Mosi Alaivanu-Afe! 29-yard TD pass on fourth-and-10 and we’re tied.

Govs will get the ball first.


at Aloha Stadium
Farrington (7-2) 0 7
Kapolei (8-1) 7 7
Kapo—Isaiah Ahana 63 pass from Taulia Tagovailoa (Beau Meyer kick)
Kapo—Ahana 33 pass from Tagovailoa (Meyer kick)
Far—Iosefo Ah Ching 12 pass from Bishop Rapoza (Blessing Umaga kick)

RUSHING—Farrington: Challen Faamatau 9-79, Justin Uahinui 3-7, TJ Tautolo 1-5, Rapoza 2-3, Umaga 1-0. Kapolei: Josh Kansana 7-41.
PASSING—Farrington: Rapoza 10-13-1-71, Uahinui 3-6-0-24. Kapolei: Tagovailoa 11-20-0-197.
RECEIVING—Farrington: Kingston Moses-Sanchez 4-21, Mosi Alaivanu-Afe 3-35, Faamatau 3-12, Kingsley Moses-Sanchez 2-15, Ah Ching 1-12. Kapolei: Ahana 6-144, Kansana 2-41, Wyatt Perez 2-14, Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala 1-(minus 2)


Rapoza completes passes of 10 and 9 yards and Farrington calls timeout at the Kapolei 46 with 47 seconds to go in the half. Govs still have two timeouts. Rapoza hits Alaivanu-Afe for 15 yards to the 26 and another timeout with 23 seconds remaining. Govs burn final timeout after 9-yard pass to Faamatau gets the ball to the 12. Eleven seconds remaining. Rapoza scrambles out of a sack and clock is winding down. This will be last play. He throws to the end zone. TOUCHDOWN. Iosefo Ah Ching on the 12-yard TD reception. DB Kalani Seogvia hurt on the play but it counts.

Hurricanes will start from their 13 with 6:22 left in the half. A personal foul on Farrington puts the ball at the 50. Kapolei calls timeout after a false start makes it third-and-13 on the Hurricanes’ 47. Ahana AGAIN with a 28-yard reception for the first down. Already 144 receiving yards. Beau Meyer misses a 30-yard field goal and Farrington takes over with 2:01 left in the half.

First sack of the game for Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa is a loss of 7 for the Govs. Farrington has a second-and-22 and picks it up on a 10-yard Rapoza scramble and a 13-yard pass from Uahinui to Kingston Moses-Sanchez. Govs have to put from their own 42.

Kapolei into Farrington territory after a couple of short runs. Ahana with his third catch for 7 yards to give him 81 in the game. Still no catches for Jaymin Sarono. Deep ball is caught by Ahana, who juggles it but pulls it in for the 33-yard TD from Tagovailoa. 14-0 Hurricanes.

Uahinui with back-to-back incomplete passes and Farrington will punt from deep in its own territory.


Govs pinned on their own 6. Rapoza hits Kingsley Moses-Sanchez for 6 yards on third down to move the chains. Quarter ends.

Punt downed on the Kapolei 7. Perfect screen call results in a 23-yard pass to Josh Kansana, who goes 23 yards on the first running play of the game for Kapolei on next snap. Kapolei’s drive stalls there.

Govs will start on their 22. Uahinui at QB. Faamatau picks up 25 on an impressive run. Govs drive stalls at the 50 as Uahinui and Rapoza take turns throwing incomplete passes. Faamatau with 59 yards on his first five carries.

Third-and-1 and Tagovailoa finds Wyatt Perez for 4 yards to move the chains. Freedom Alualu is in there quickly and sacks Tagovailoa to make it third-and-18. Hurricanes have to punt.

Govs start on own 44. Justin Uahinui gets the start at QB and hits Mosi Alaivanu-Afe for 10 yards. On third-and-8, RB Challen Faamatau gets his first carry of the game and takes it 21 yards. Faamatau with a 12-yard run to the 3. False-start penalty on second-and-goal at the 2. Now it’s third-and-goal at the 7. Bishop Rapoza in at QB and his throw is high and picked off by Leonard Lee in the end zone.

Hurricanes start on own 37. First play of the game is a strike from QB Taulia Tagovailoa to WR Isaiah Ahana and he’s GONE. Untouched. 63-yard TD pass. 7-0. 15 seconds in.

Kapolei will receive.


Farrington: Tainano Gaulua, Freedom Alualu, Challen Faamatau, Iosefo Ah Ching
Kapolei: Wyatt Perez, Leonard Lee, Omar Mareko, Josiah Haywood

HISTORY: Farrington leads the all-time series 6-2, but Kapolei has won the last two meetings.


  1. Simple Simon October 22, 2016 10:29 pm

    The 2 biggest chokers playing each other. The least choker will play Kahuku. Good luck!

  2. Manley October 22, 2016 10:40 pm

    Lol,……Kapolei will lose to Waianae again. 4th.

  3. 88 October 22, 2016 10:44 pm

    Where are all the Okimoto Haterz? Rest up Govs cause Big Red is waiting….

  4. Paper Crane October 22, 2016 10:50 pm

    Congrats Governors like you guys showed them like it’s defense too and even so if June Jones is directing the offense, his O line were being shut down; again congrats to Okimoto and Inc. like you guys did a thriller awakening on Kapolei.

  5. Chloropicrin October 22, 2016 11:19 pm

    That was a good game!! Farrington showed up, should be a good game next week against Kahuku.

  6. ??? October 23, 2016 6:22 am

    Kahuku 42 Farington 0.

  7. Unko Alvin October 23, 2016 2:01 pm

    Can you all taste that, surely for Coach Okimoto having to shut down June Jones offensive concept means more then winning the Championship along with saying that them Kalihi Boys
    have hungrier desire and are physically stronger and that’s lacking with June Jones offensive play book like he forgot that high school youth doesn’t walk on with being physically power packed along with self esteem experienced like the many college or professional players he have coach; this upset, this win was very likely to happen and with happy tears it’s Coach Okimoto’s Championship Trophy; congrats to Farrington Uka.

  8. Paper Crane October 23, 2016 2:40 pm

    @88, just the same where are all the June/Darren roasters now that’s silently odd but anyway JJ promised Kapolei great results and his concept just couldn’t deliver so it’s time to give him the boot whereas his old school concept is grandfather obsolete; today Kapolei needs to get the better then the best and like the best is about history but better is all about new improved and updated coaching and that’s sure ain’t JJ.

  9. al October 23, 2016 5:06 pm

    Kapolei with june jones onboard for his first year has been extremely successful this season. Before this year, Kapolei wouldn’t have made it this far and now they have a berth in the open tournament and a semifinals appearance in the OIA tournament. Farrington didn’t “shut down” kapolei, but they played a hell of a game to win their rematch.

    Well coached and well played by both teams.

  10. TooMeke October 24, 2016 5:07 am

    Multi-million dollar stadium? Check

    Multi-million dollar athletic facilities? Check

    Former million dollar NFL coach as your OC? Check

    OIA Championships? Doh!

    Too bad June Jones can’t coach defense.

    Maybe they will hire Rex Ryan next year.


    Looking forward to the classic Govs-RR matchup.


  11. Searider86 October 24, 2016 12:54 pm

    Read in ScoringLive that Coach Hernandez held out a few players on Saturday night due to breaking team rules. Big respect, Coach! Those players, along with the rest of TEAM are already so much better because of it! Way to go, Coach!

  12. "UNITY=STRENGHT" October 26, 2016 2:47 pm

    The Waianae & Kapolei rematch should be a stellar matchup straight up without question should be interesting to see how these teams overcome adversity change your beliefs change your reality!!!

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