GAME NIGHT 10/8: Kalani/Waipahu

The Waipahu Marauders began warmups last week against Kaimuki. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
The Waipahu Marauders began warmups last week against Kaimuki. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

A modest three games on the schedule today on Oahu.

Waipahu (6-1, 5-1) locks up a playoff berth and a top-two seed in the OIA Division II playoffs with a win over Kalani (3-2, 3-2), which needs a win to stay in the thick of the playoff race. A scenario of five teams finishing 5-2 in the OIA D-II is still possible with a Falcons win.

HISTORY: Waipahu is 9-0 all-time against the Falcons.


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

Waipahu 28, Kalani 23 Final

8:38—Tina-Sobarano completes a 17-yard pass and connects on another big gain, but is beyond the line of scrimmage and the Falcons are facing third-and-13 at their 35 with 1:04 left. Harris picks up 9 on a draw play. Timeout Kalani before fourth and four. Tina-Sobarano tries to get outside but is dragged down short of the first down. Waipahu ball with :44 left.

8:34—Failauga picks up a first down on two carries, but Kalani forces a punt with 1:53 left and it goes into the end zone for a touchback. Kalani 80 yards away with 1:44 left.

8:30—Kalani is offside on its first onside kick attempt. Waipahu’s Ezekail Kai Kapanui Reyes pounces on the second to give the Marauders possession with 4:06 left.

8:25—This is a ballgame again. A short punt gives Kalani possession at its 49. A 45-yard run by Harris gives the Falcons first-and-goal at the 8. Tina-Sobarano scores on a 3-yard run. Falcons go for 2 but the pass is too hot. Falcons close to 28-23 with 4:08 left.

8:16—Kalani recovers a Failauga fumble near midfield and marches 59 yards in eight plays. Tina-Sobarano finds Ikaika Andaya for an 11-yard TD pass. PAT good. Falcons trail 28-17, 8:39 Q4.

8:09—Waipahu 28, Kalani 10 end 3rd qtr. Marauders start the 4th at the Kalani 40 thanks to a 46-yard completion to Cody Andres-Paguirigan.

8:06—Kalani drives to the Waipahu 5 on a 31-yard completion from Tina-Sobarano to Harris. A holding penalty pushes the Falcons outside the 20 and an incomplete pass on fourth-and-goal from the 10 ends the threat.

7:55—Failauga carries the ball on Waipahu’s first six plays and picks up 42 more yards. Marauders score on a 23-yard pass from Braden Amorzo to Isaac Yamashita. PAT good. Waipahu up 28-10 6:01 Q3.


7:25—Waipahu 21, Kalani 10 halftime. Failauga with 118 yards on 20 carries and 3 TDs for Waipahu. Tina-Sobarano with 96 rushing yards and a TD pass for Kalani.

7:20—Tina-Sobarano scrambles into Waipahu territory, but Waipahu drops the Falcons for losses on consecutive plays. RB Jaemi Harris takes a pitch and completes a pass back to Tina-Sobarano for 11 yards. Tina-Sobarano is stopped just short of the marker on fourth-and-5. Waipahu takes over with :42.5 left in the half.

7:09—Failauga keeps on trucking with six carries in an eight-play drive and scores his third TD on a 22-yard run around the right side. PAT good. Waipahu up 21-10, 3:37 Q2.

7:02—A chop block pushes Kalani back into a first-and-25 at the Waipahu 37. Tina-Sobarano goes deep to Randy Daligon on the next play for a touchdown. PAT good. Falcons trail 14-10, 7:08 Q2.

6:55—Waipahu forces a punt and Failauga caps a seven-play march with a 15-yard touchdown run around the right side. PAT good. Marauders up 14-3, 9:00 Q2.

6:43—Waipahu 7, Kalani 3 end 1st qtr.

6:41—Waipahu RB Alfred Failauga gets 11 touches in a 15-play drive and gives the Marauders the lead with a 2-yard TD run. PAT good. Waipahu up 7-3, :23.2 Q1.

6:30—Kalani QB Seth Tina-Sobarano picks up 32 yards on a keeper up the middle on third-and-10. He later scrambles for a 23-yard gain on third-and-9 to the Waipahu 5. The Marauders force a 24-yard FG by Indi McCellan. Falcons up 3-0, 5:06 Q1.

6:21—Waipahu’s first drive ends in an interception by Kalani’s Kohl Suehiro on a deep ball from Braden Amorozo.


6:17—Waipahu wins the toss and will receive the opening kickoff.

5:42 p.m.—Waipahu wins the JV game 42-0. Varsity coming up in about 25 minutes.

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