Game 1 of the Division I doubleheader in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Mililani kicks off at 4:30 with the hometown Trojans taking on Leilehua.
It’s the third meeting between the two schools in 42 days — a rarity according to Jerry Campany.
Leilehua came from behind to defeat No. 1 seed Hilo in the first round while Mililani scored three late touchdowns to turn a close game into a 49-28 win over No. 4 seed Baldwin.
Mililani WR Andrew Valladares has two 200-yard receiving games in his last three outings.
HISTORY: Leilehua leads the all-time series 21-17-1.
Live updates will follow below.
7:38 p.m.: FINAL: Mililani 51, Leilehua 35. Trojans advance to their third state title game in four years.
7:31 p.m.: Desmond Dawkins takes the ensuing kickoff 91 yards to the house for Leilehua. Makue PAT good. 51-35, 2:05 left.
7:30 p.m.: Santiago’s 24-yard field goal extends Mililani’s lead to 51-28 with 2:20 to go.
7:22 p.m.: The Mililani offense has been unstoppable today. Trojans are driving once again to the Leilehua 21. 3:51 and ticking…
7:18 p.m.: Leilehua not giving up just yet. Deshayne Stevens blocks a punt and takes it 50 yards to the house. Makue PAT good. 48-28, 6:13 to go.
7:15 p.m.: Mililani is driving yet again after the Mules turn it over on downs. Trojans are on the Leilehua 32. with 6:35 left.
7:06 p.m.: Another one. Gabriel with a 6-yard TD to Kuboyama-Hiyashi, his second receiving TD of the game. Santiago PAT good. 48-21, 9:56 to go.
7:03 p.m.: Trojans are driving once again, they’re on the Leilehua 8 with 10:10 left.
7 p.m.: End of the third.
6:58 p.m.: Phifer is having a MONSTER game for the Mules. Seven receptions for 233 yards and a TD. That’s a school record, shattering Darrien Shealy’s 217 yards in 2010, also against Mililani.
6:57 p.m.: Leilehua strikes back. Piceno and Phifer connect yet again, this time for a 78-yard touchdown. Makue PAT good. 41-21, 44 seconds left in the quarter.
6:54 p.m.: Another TD for Mililani. This time, it’s on defense as Walter Fox scoops up a fumble for a 10-yard score. Santiago PAT good, 41-14, 1:10
6:52 p.m.: The Trojans actually recovered the kick on the play that Antolin was hurt, but then go three and out. They punt.
6:50 p.m.: There was a slight break in the action after Leilehua’s Joshua Jordan Antolin was down for about five minutes after it seemed like he was targeted. He appears to be OK as he was able to walk back to the sideline unassisted.
6:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN MILILANI. Jalen Tuivaiave-Olomua bulldozes his way to the end zone with a 10-yard rush. Santiago PAT good. 34-14, 2:50.
6:40 p.m.: Another big play from the MIL offense as Gabriel and Stanton Lee connect for a 56-yard gain. Trojans in the red zone
6:39 p.m.: Trojans will try to respond, starting this drive on their own 20 after a touchback.
6:36 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN MULES. Kalika Anderson Seumanutafa Bryant punches it in for a three-yard TD. Makue PAT good. 27-14, 4:58
6:33 p.m.: Leilehua is close to making this a ballgame again after a 50 yard reception from Phifer.
6:27 p.m.: Trojans go three-and-out. Mules starting from their own 18, 8:19.
6:25 p.m.: Piceno is picked off by Dustin Gapusan. Trojans to start their first drive of the second half on their own 38, 9:16 left.
6:21 p.m.: Leilehua is driving to start the second half. On the Mililani 39, 9:53 to go in 3Q
6:16 p.m.: Mules receive the second half kickoff and will start from their own 15.
The Trojans score 27 unanswered but the Mules will receive the second half kickoff. Dillon Gabriel’s first half: 10-14, 140 yards, three passing TD’s. One rushing TD, 4 rushes for 27 yards. He’s just a sophomore, but he looks about as seasoned as anyone right now.
HALFTIME: Mililani 27, Leilehua 7
5:57 p.m.: Leilehua tries to get some points on the board before half but to no avail.
5:51 p.m.: Mililani continues to pour it on after trailing 7-0. Gabriel tosses a 19-yard TD to a wide open Ryan Chang. Santiago PAT good. 27 unanswered points for the Trojans. 27-7, 1:08 left in the half.
5:47 p.m.: Another three and out for Leilehua. The Trojans have controlled the game on both sides ever since trailing 7-0. Trojans to start on the Leilehua 46.
5:43 p.m.: Dillon Gabriel is having himself a game. The sophomore is responsible for all MIL three touchdowns. 7-10, 106 yards on the air, and four rushes for 27 yards on the ground.
5:42 p.m.: Mililani starts its next drive on the Leilehua 4 after a bad snap on a punt. Trojans take full advantage on the next play after a Gabriel four-yard rush. Santiago PAT good. MIL up 20-7 with 3:22 left in the half.
5:40 p.m.: Three and out for Leilehua, the first of the day for either team.
5:37 p.m.: Mules starting their next drive on their own 19.
5:36 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN TROJANS. Gabriel’s second TD pass of the day is a 19 yard strike to Roman Tovi. PAT no good. 13-7, 4:34 left in the half
5:34 p.m.: Trojans will start their next drive on the Leilehua 37 after Makue shanks a punt.
5:30 p.m.: Leilehua’s offense appears to have been shut down for a three and out but a defensive pass interference call keeps their drive alive. First-and-10 on their own 30.
5:26 p.m.: Facing fourth-and-17 from their own 22, Gabriel throws an absolute bullet to Cy Kuboyama-Hiyashi. Damien Santiago’s PAT is good. We’re tied at 7 with 7:37 left to go in the half.
5:24 p.m.: Damion Scandrick sacks Gabriel and the Trojans face fourth-and-17 at the LEI 22. Looks like Mililani is going for it. They use their final timeout of the half.
5:22 p.m.: Trojans now in the red zone after Gabriel’s 22-yard rush to the Leilehua 15.
5:21 p.m.: Mililani starts their next drive with great field position. Trojans have the ball on their own 49.
5:19 p.m.: Leilehua strikes first after a Kona Andres QB sneak from the 1. Makue PAT good. 7-0, 9:35 to go in the second.
5:16 p.m.: Leilehua facing 3rd-and-goal on the the MIL 1 set up by a 34-yard pass from Piceno to Kawai Phifer. Mules call time
5:14 p.m.: A defensive pass interference call has the Mules at the MIL 40.
5:11 p.m.: That’s it after one. Still scoreless. Six offensive penalties have killed MIL’s offense so far. Leilehua has the ball on its own 44 to start the second.
5:09 p.m.: Mules will start their next drive from their own 21. 32 seconds left in the quarter.
5:08 p.m.: Jalen Tuivaiave-Olomua gets STUFFED at the line of scrimmage and the Trojans will punt.
5:06 p.m.: Mililani burns its second timeout of the half facing third-and-3 on their own 37. Still scoreless, 1:18 left.
5:02 p.m.: Mililani QB Dillon Gabriel connects with Roman Tovi for a 32-yard pass to start the Trojans’ next drive but yet another penalty is called on an offensive interference call. Trojans will try again on 1st-and-20.
5:01 p.m.: Leilehua kicker Akoni Tom Makua misses a 35-yard field goal. Game is still scoreless with 2:44 left in the first quarter.
4:56 p.m.: Mules are driving. Mules quarterback Kaleo Aloha Piceno looks comfortable early. Now 1st-and-10 on the Leilehua 31.
4:52 p.m.: Mules to start their opening drive on their own 25 after a Mililani punt. 7:49 left in Q1.
4:50 p.m.: Another one. FIVE Mililani penalties on its opening drive.
4:48 p.m.: Yet another penalty on Mililani. Make that four on their first drive. It’s now 2nd-and-13 from their own 45.
4:46 p.m.: After three early penalties and a time out, they’re in Leilehua territory. 2nd and 6 from the Leilehua 48.
4:40 p.m.: Trojans start the game with consecutive penalties, a holding and false start.
4:38 p.m.: Trojans to start from their own 26.
4:37 p.m.: Mililani wins the toss and will receive.