GAME NIGHT 11/29: Hilo/’Iolani

No. 6 Hilo 20, No. 7 ‘Iolani 17, FINAL


6:44: Hilo’s Keanu Keolanui hits a 55-yard field goal that bounced off the crossbar and went through the uprights with no time remaining. Vikings win 20-17.

6:43: After a catch by Haasenritter, Keolanui comes in to attempt a 55-yard field goal.

6:40: The Raiders can’t move and punt it away with 20 seconds left on regulation clock. Hilo has the ball at the 50 with 8 seconds to go. Overtime is likely.

6:38: Two plays later, Haasenritter takes a wildcat snap from the ‘Iolani 14, but is hit by Pei (who the encroachment penalty; ‘Iolani’s first penalty of the game, by the way) and he fumbles. The ball is recovered by ‘Iolani’s Joshua Miyazawa at the Raiders’ 9.

6:36: Encroachment on ‘Iolani gives Hilo a first down at the 18.

6:34: A false-start penalty makes it third and 6. Silva gets 4 yards back. It’s fourth down and 2 from the 23. 1:21 to go in fourth quarter.

6:33: Silva goes up the middle for 9 yards to the ‘Iolani 22. 1:44 left in fourth quarter. It’s third and 1.

6:31: On third down and 4, Silva goes up the middle for 11 yards and a first down at the ‘Iolani 31. 2:29 left in fourth quarter.

6:30: Ogata keeps his feet in bounds on a high catch from Miyasato for 13 yards. Hilo ball at the ‘Iolani 48. 3:55 remaining in fourth quarter.

6:28: Haasenritter catches a 16-yard pass from Miyasato to the VIkings’ 36.

6:26: In comes Manuel to attempt a 45-yard field goal. He kicks it wide left. Score still tied at 17-all. 4:52 left in fourth quarter.

6:25: The Raiders face a fourth down and 10 from the Hilo 28.

6:23: A 10-yard completion from Chong to Noah Gaudi and a 15-yard facemask penalty on Hilo brings the ball to the Hilo 28.

6:21: A personal foul against Hilo awards ‘Iolani a first down instead of putting the Raiders in a fourth-down, punting situation.

6:19: Hilo is putting on a relentless pass rush. ‘Iolani has pretty much abandoned the running game.

6:14: The Vikings start on their 17. On second down, Miyasato finds Ogata down the left sideline and he finds some room for a 78-yard catch and run touchdown. Keolanui kicks the extra point. ‘IOLANI 17, HILO 17, 7:10 left in fourth quarter.

6:11: On a third-down for ‘Iolani, Silva blasts in to sack Chong. The Raiders get a 70-yard punt from Manuel.

6:09: Lanakila Pei storms in to drop Silva for a loss. Hilo faces a fourth down and 4. The Vikings punt. Raiders ball at their 13.

6:05: Third quarter ends.

6:04: Hilo starts at its 35. Silva rushes for 8 yards twice in a row to the ‘Iolani 49.

6:02: The Raiders start at their 23, but go three and out and will be punting.

5:59: Haasenritter takes a wildcat snap and bursts up the middle for a 6-yard touchdown. The Hilo side (helped by some arriving Kahuku fans) make a loud roar. Keolanui kicks the extra point. ‘IOLANI 17, HILO 10, 1:40 left in the third quarter.

5:57: Miyasato hits Haasenritter for 11 yards and Tiagangco for 29 yards to the ‘Iolani 6.

5:56: A long Miyasato pass intended for Haasenritter appears to be on the money, but it is knocked down by the Raiders’ Trevor Kan.

5:53: After one first down, ‘Iolani fumbles and Hilo’s Kalen White recovers. Vikings ball at the Raiders’ 47.

5:48: Hilo’s second possession of the second half ends in a second punt of the half. ‘Iolani ball at its 30.

5:44: We’re getting word that Pei’s 94-yard punt-return touchdown to end the first half is the longest in state tournmament history, all divisions.

5:43: The Raiders bog down and will be punting.

5:38: Vikings, who got as far as the ‘Iolani 30, face a third down and long. Miyasato is sacked by the Raiders’ Joshua Miyazawa.

5:37: Silva runs for 30 yards and then Tiagangco catches a 14-yard pass from Miyasato.

5:35: The Vikings’ Ogata runs the second-half kickoff all the way to the Hilo 44.


5:16: Lanakila Pei fields the punt at the 6, picks up a block on the left side, gets to the outside and puts the burners on for a 94-yard touchdown. Manuel kicks the extra point. ‘IOLANI 17, HILO 3, 0:00 left in second quarter.

5:14: The Vikings will be punting from the ‘Iolani 45. 0:25 left in the second quarter.

5:12: ‘Iolani’s KC Bell sacks Miyasato for 14 yards, but the Vikings dig out of a hole when Miyasato connects with Kilohana Haasenritter for 34 yards to the ‘Iolani 45.

5:10: Eventually the Raiders’ drive bogs down and they punt it away. Hilo ball at its 37.

5:07: The Vikings’ defense steps up for a three-down stop, but a roughing the passer penalty keeps an ‘Iolani drive going.

5:03: Keanu Keolanui comes in and kicks a 47-yard field goal. ‘IOLANI 10, HILO 3, 5:30 left in second quarter.

5:02: A Molina sack for ‘Iolani slows the Vikings down. They face fourth down and 14 from the 26.

5:00: Tiagangco catches a 14-yard Miyasato pass to the ‘Iolani 22.

4:57: The Hilo passing game is coming alive. Miyasato hits Guyson Ogata for 13 yards and then for 29 yards to the ‘Iolani 39.

4:54: Kaimi Tiagangco is open on the right side on a skinny slant. Quarterback Kyan Miyasato fires it, but Tiagangco can’t hold on. Otherwise, he may have been gone for a TD.

4:53: On third and 1 for Hilo, Lyle Silva rushes for 4 yards to the 23. First and 10.

4:51: ‘Iolani goes three and out and punts. On the return, Hilo is called for an illegal block. Vikings start at their 11.

First quarter ends

4:44: The Vikings go three and out and will be punting.

4:40: The Raiders push it to the 7 for a first down and then two plays later, Chong fakes a handoff to Hedani and takes it himself into the end zone from 2 yards out. Manuel kicks the extra point. ‘IOLANI 10, HILO 0, 0:41 left in first quarter.

4:33: ‘Iolani starts at the 50. An 11-yard Chong to Carter Kamana pass and a Brody Logan Bantolina run up the middle for 17 yards brings the ball to the Hilo 17.

4:31: Hilo’s third possession ends in a third punt.

4:25: On fourth and 7 from the Hilo 27, the Raiders opt for a field-goal attempt. Manuel comes in to kick a 45-yarder. ‘IOLANI 3, HILO 0, 6:17 left in first quarter.

4:22: A sack by ‘Iolani’s Shayden Molina brings up fourth down. Hilo’s short punt goes out of bounds at the 30. ‘Iolani ball. First and 10.

4:21: The Vikings are trying to get out of a deep hole — at the 5.

4:19: The Raiders can’t get a first down and punt it away.

4:18: Hilo’s Kainalu Lewis sacks Chong for an 11-yard loss to the Hilo 49.

4:16: Chong hits Wailoa Manuel with a 30-yard pass down the right sideline for 30 yards to the Raiders’ 32. A 15-yard Hilo penalty brings it to the Vikings’ 43.

4:15: Hilo goes nowhere on three downs from its 49. ‘Iolani’s Lanakila Pei knocks down one pass. Hilo punts.

4:11: A second-down play by the Raiders goes from Jonah Chong to Brock Hedani for 22 yards. But Hedani fumbles and it’s recovered by Mana Price.

Pregame notes

4:08: ‘Iolani will be receiving the kick. Hilo is defending the North end zone.

3:45: There are 22 minutes left on the pregame clock, so it will start a little bit past the 4 p.m. start time.

3:44: Lahainaluna won its fourth straight D-II state championship in the early game of the tripleheader, 21-10. Joshua Tihada rushed for an all-division state-record 310 yards in that one.

Series history: Tied 1-1
‘Iolani roster
Hilo roster



  1. Wainakea November 29, 2019 5:03 pm

    Refs aren’t biased, maybe biased against both teams if anything, but are doing a horrible job this game.

  2. "UNITY=STRENGTH" November 29, 2019 5:15 pm


  3. 88 November 29, 2019 6:46 pm

    Somebody offer that kicker! 2mean!!!!!!

  4. Wainakea November 29, 2019 6:50 pm

    Instant Classic

  5. turfwar November 29, 2019 6:54 pm

    Hassenritter kicked it? Check your names SA.

  6. Rubbah! November 29, 2019 7:27 pm

    Once again, Hernandez called a horrible game! Sooooo biased and wrong about what Hilo was doing. In the first half, he all but written off the Vikings and practically gave iolani the victory. So irritating to hear him describe Hilo’s playing as inferior to that of iolani. He never thought that Hilo’s coach could inspire the kids to play better. If only Hernandez could do just that, Kapolei would be a monster program. Please find another color commentator already! Rubbah!

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