GAME NIGHT 10/8: Aiea/Leilehua

Nolan Tokuda and the Leilehua Mules are facing a must-win game against Aiea. Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser
Nolan Tokuda and the Leilehua Mules are facing a must-win game against Aiea. Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser

A modest three games on the schedule today on Oahu.

It’s win or go home for Aiea (3-5, 3-4 OIA Blue) and Leilehua (3-5, 3-4 OIA Red) in the first round of the OIA playoffs at Hugh Yoshida Stadium.

HISTORY: Leilehua leads the series 25-7 in the Prep Bowl and state championship eras.

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

9:30: Game over.

9:24: Kato’s pass to Fabian Bautista goes to the 1. On the next play, Tome scores his third TD of the game. The extra point kick is wide.
>> LEILEHUA 42, AIEA 27. 11 seconds left in game.

9:22: Aiea drives to the Leilehua 36. It’s fourth down and 1.

9:10: Kato’s 49-yard pass to Sam Okamoto pushes the ball to the Leilehua 1. On the next play, Tome scores from 1-yard out. Kato kicks the extra point.
>> LEILEHUA 42, AIEA 21. 1:51 left in the game.

8:58: On fourth and 1 from the 29, Tome runs and comes up about a foot short. Mules ball.

8:55: Aiea is driving again. Kato gains 1 yards on fourth down for a first down.

8:46: Aiea’s Austin Savea appears to recover an onside kick, but a Na Alii player touched the ball before it went 10 yards.

8:43: Kato throws a touchdown strike to Matsunami from 19 yards out. The Mules’ Vitale Afoa intercepts Kato’s 2-point conversion pass.
>> LEILEHUA 42, AIEA 14. 10:33 left in the game.

8:41: Starting with great field position, Aiea is on the move. A 21-yard Kato to Ty Matsunami pass goes for 21 yards to the Leilehua 19.

8:38: Mules go three and out and will punt.


8:35: A Kato pass to Tome covers 16 yards, but on the next play, Leilehua’s Lopez intercepts a Kato pass (his second interception of the night) at the 1 and returns it to the 15.

8:33: Kato recovers Aiea’s onside kick. Na Alii are driving.

8:28: Na Alii facing a fourth down and 19 at the 24. Kato hits Tome with a swing pass and Tome eludes a handful of tacklers for a 24-yard touchdown. Aiea is on the board. Kato’s 2-point conversion pass to Fabian Bautista is good
>> LEILEHUA 42, Aiea 8. 2:00 left in the third quarter.

8:26: Kato rips off runs of 16 and 14 to advance the ball to the Leilehua 20.

8:20: Andres escapes a bit of pressure and picks up some blocking for some extra time before unleashing a 41-yard scoring pass to a wide-open Kendrick Beitzel. Makue kicks his sixth extra point.
>> LEILEHUA 42, AIEA 0. 7:29 left in the third quarter.

8:18: Second half is underway. Mules driving.


7:52: With the ball at their own 8, things go awry for Na Alii. A Kato to TeeJay Tome handoff is unsuccessful and the ball bounds into the end zone, where Leilehua’s Odin Mersberg pounces on it for a touchdown. Makue kicks the extra point.
>> LEILEHUA 35, AIEA 0. 49 seconds left before halftime.

7:48: Piceno tosses a 1-yard scoring pass to Phifer. Makue’s kick is good.
>> LEILEHUA 28, AIEA 0. 1:06 left before halftime.

7:45: An Andres screen pass to Piceno covers 29 yards to the Aiea 1. Na Alii call timeout.

7:43: Piceno razzles and dazzles for a 26-yard gain to the Aiea 22.

7:38: Leilehua’s Donavon Ugalino sacks Kobe Kato for a 10-yard loss. It’s fourth down and 21 for Na Alii. They are punting.

7:36: Maae-Liupaono is in at quarterback for Aiea.

7:33: Asing catches a 10-yard pass from Kato and Aiea gets another 15 yards on an illegal helmet contact penalty on the Mules.

7:31: Destry Pulawa Lopez steps in front of a Kato pass for an interception and a 49-yard return for a touchdown. Makue’s extra-point kick is good.
>> LEILEHUA 21, AIEA 0. 6:21 left in the half.

7:26: Piceno’s pass to Andres is incomplete. Na Alii ball at their own 31.

7:25: Mules call timeout with a fourth down and 4 to go situation at the Aiea 31.

7:21: Andres hits Watson in stride for a 48-yard gain to the Aiea 37.

7:19: Pookela Banis Chun’s sack of Kato for 11 yards halts Na Alii’s next drive and they punt. Mules ball at their own 9.


7:13: An 18-yard pass from Piceno to Kawai Phifer, a 14-yard pass from Andres to Piceno sets up Andres 43-yard touchdown heave to Phifer. Makue kicks the extra point.
>> LEILEHUA 14, AIEA 0. 34 seconds left in the first quarter.

7:07: Aiea running back Isaiah Ripley goes up the middle for a 27-yard gain to the Mules’ 4, where he is hauled down and fumbles into the end zone. Leilehua’s Jacob Schmidt recovers.

7:05: Zelius Maae-Liupaono intercepts an Andres pass. Aiea ball at the Leilehua 38.

7:03: The heat is on. Three Leilehua rushers nearly bring Kato down but he gets a pass off. Incomplete. Mules ball.

7:00: Aiea calls timeout. It’s fourth down and 17 from the 34.

6:58: After a 15-yard penalty, Aiea faces a third down and 24 at the Mules’ 41.

6:57: Gage Asing catches a slant pass from Kato for a 32-yard gain to the Leilehua 27.

6:54: Kato scrambles for a 12-yard gain and Na Alii is approaching midfield.

6:53: Aiea quarterback Kobe Kato completes two short passes for his team’s first first down.

6:47: Quarterback Kona Andres finds Charles Watson for a 49-yard gain on Leilehua’s first play from scrimmage. Three plays later, Kaleo Aloha Piceno, in at quarterback, goes around the right side on a keeper for a 6-yard touchdown. Akoni Tom Makue kicks the extra point.
>> LEILEHUA 7, AIEA 0. 8:09 left in the first quarter.

6:45: Aiea goes three and out on its first possession.


  1. ??? October 9, 2016 6:47 am

    What happened to the Kame Alo kid (Aiea wr) He did not play?? Talented player..

  2. Manley October 9, 2016 10:37 am

    At least Leileihua put up 15 points on Kahuku, which is the best in 2 seasons. Cept they gotta play at Kahuku.

  3. ??? October 10, 2016 11:21 am

    Coach Tokuda should go back to Aiea and take over Aiea football and give back to his alumni & community…….

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