GAME NIGHT 11/12: Damien/Kapaa

Damien running back Justice White leads the Monarchs with 499 rushing yards and helped the Monarchs earn a state tournament berth with a win over St. Francis in October. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Damien running back Justice White leads the Monarchs with 499 rushing yards and helped the Monarchs earn a state tournament berth with a win over St. Francis in October. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The semifinals in the Open Division and Division I of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships on Friday night had little drama.

All four games were decided by 16 points.

Saturday it’s Division II’s turn to possibly generate some excitement with two semifinal games. The first takes place at Vidinha Stadium as KIF champion Kapaa hosts ILH champion Damien.

Kapaa is attempting to reach the Division II state final for the second straight year while Damien hasn’t gotten there since losing to Aiea in the 2003 title game.

HISTORY: This is the first meeting between the two schools since the Monarchs defeated Kapaa 36-0 at Isenberg Field in September 1967.

Live updates of the 2:30 p.m. kickoff will follow below.

5:05 p.m.: And that does it, Kapaa returns to the stadium for the Division II final.

5:02: Texeira fumbles the ball on as time runs out, but he recovers and is tackled for a 9-yard loss.

4:58 p.m.: Texeira bulls his way for 31 yards to the 16. He ripped right through a group tackle and then dragged Shawn Borges a ways before Borges brought him down. 2:08 remaining. Damien calls its final timeout.

Texeira rushes for 4 more yards. It’s third and 2. 2:18 left. Damien calls its second timeout.

4:54 p.m.: Kapena Texeira gains 4 yards to the Warriors’ 49 on first down. It’s second and 6. 2:23 left in game. Damien timeout.

4:51 p.m.: Faufata-Pedrina’s pass to White falls incomplete. Kapaa ball. 2:29 to go.

4:49 p.m.: Fernandez sacks Faufata-Pedrina for a 1-yard loss. It’s third and 11.

4:48 p.m.: Arecchi catches a 13-yard pass from Faufata-Pedrina.

4:46 p.m.: Deep in its own end, Kapaa does a quick-kick punt on third down. Damien ball at its own 43. 5:30 remaining in the fourth quarter.

4:40 p.m.: Justice White lugs the ball all the way to the Kapaa 3, but he fumbles and Tolenna recovers his second fumble of the day for the Warriors. The play saves a possible tying touchdown. Kapena Texeira made the hit that caused White to fumble.

4:35 p.m.: Matthew Faufata-Pedrina recovers a Warriors fumble for Damien. Monarchs ball at the Kapaa 36.

4:29 p.m.: White’s 11-yard reception sets up Faufata-Pedrina’s 13-yard touchdown pass to Shaun Apiki. Apiki gets one foot down in the deep, left corner of the end zone. Cameron adds the extra point.
>> KAPAA 21, DAMIEN 14. 9:10 left in fourth quarter.

4:27 p.m.: Faufata-Pedrina gains 12 yards and a first down to the Kapaa 24.

4:24 p.m.: Faufata-Pedrina hits Kapilioha Lopez-Livingston for a 25-yard gain. On the next play, Shaun Apiki catches a 13-yard pass to the Warriors’ 41.


4:20 p.m.: The Warriors get only 2 yards on three downs — from the 28 to the 26 — and Oliver comes in for a field goal attempt. His kick hits the right upright and bounces straight down into the end zone. No good.

4:17 p.m.: On the next play, the ball hits the ground on a handoff attempt and Kapaa’s Akio Billy Tolenna recovers.

4:15 p.m.: Faufata-Pedrina appears to have time to throw, but he has no receivers open and is sacked by Fernandez.

4:14 p.m.: Borges’ long punt return deep into Warriors territory is brought back all the way to the Damien 40 due to a penalty.

4:12 p.m.: Shawn Borges breaks in for a tackle for loss to help stop the Warriors on their first possession of the second half. They are punting.

4:07 p.m.: Faufata-Pedrina’s pass to Justice White covers 16 yards to set up his 29-yard TD pass to Kapilioha Livingston Lopez. Kaimana Cameron kicks the extra point.
>> KAPAA 21, DAMIEN 7. 5:05 left in the third quarter.

4:05 p.m.: Kapaa rushed for 119 yards and 125 from scrimmage in the first half. Damien rushed for 59 yards and passed for 49.

4:03 p.m.: Arecchi catches a 23-yard pass from Faufata-Pedrina to the Warriors’ 45.

3:58 p.m.: Kapaa goes three and out and punts.

3:56 p.m.: Damien’s first possession in the second half ends on a Raffy Perono interception for Kapaa.

3:29 p.m.: It’s fourth and goal from the 2. Faufata-Pedrina rolls right, buys time and Kapilioha Livingston-Lopez breaks free in the back of the end zone. Faufata-Pedrina throws a strike to him, but Livingston-Lopez’s foot is out of bounds over the back line. Kapaa ball at the 2. 4.5 seconds left in the first half.

3:28 p.m.: Arecchi gains 11 yards to the 4 on a pass from Faufata-Pedrina.

3:27 p.m.: Faufata-Pedrina’s pass to Javin Cortez hits bounces off Cortez’s shoulder pads to the ground.

3:26 p.m.: Faufata-Pedrina takes a keeper 3 yards to the 15. Monarchs have a second down and 7 with 41 seconds left.

3:25 p.m.: On third and 1, Domenic Arecchi gains 3 yards to the 18.

3:23 p.m.: Kapilioha Lopez-Livingston catches a 17-yard pass from Faufata-Pedrina. Ball at the Warriors’ 30.

3:21 p.m.: Justice White catches a 10-yard pass from Faufata-Pedrina and rushes for 11 yards to bring the ball to the Kapaa 47.

3:16 p.m.: On a fourth-down play from the 31, Faufata-Pedrina’s pass is intercepted by Kapaa’s Dusten Ramseyer-Burdett, who returns it 79 yards for a touchdown. Oliver kicks his third extra point.
>> KAPAA 21, DAMIEN 0. 4:55 left in the first half.

3:11 p.m.: Damien gets a great break. Warriors freshman quarterback, in for his first play of the game, attempts a pass/lateral to Napoleon. The ball goes over Napoleon’s head and bounds toward the sideline. Live ball. The Monarchs’ Dylan Tapat recovers at the Warriors’ 33.

3:06 p.m.:
The Warriors haven’t thrown a pass yet. Fonua, who is splitting time with Kurt Napoleon at quarterback, fades back to pass and winds up running for 4 yards and a first down.

3:04 p.m.: Kapaa’s Tryston Refamonte drops Kapea for a 3-yard loss and the Monarchs punt. … On the punt, the ball rolls and stops on the goal line for a touchback, barely.

3:02 p.m.: Damien’s Deacon Kapea rips off a 17-yard run into Kapaa territory.

2:59 p.m.: Ryan Banasihan, a speedy sophomore, does the bulk of the running on Kapaa’s next drive. His 23-yard gain sets up his own 2-yard touchdown run. Oliver kicks the extra point.
>> KAPAA 14, DAMIEN 0. 11:19 left in the first half.


2:52 p.m.: Ikona Fernandez of Kapaa drops Faufata-Pedrina for a loss on a fumbled snap and Damien punts the ball away.

2:47 p.m.: James Kapilioha Livingston-Lopez catches an 11-yard pass from Faufata-Pedrina for a first down.

2:45 p.m.:
Damien starts at its own 20. Quarterback Marcus Faufata-Pedrina gains 5 yards on first down.

2:43 p.m.: Kapena Texeira, who is listed as a defensive lineman, takes a direct snap and bulls in for a 1-yard touchdown. Clifton Oliver kicks the extra point.
>> KAPAA 7, DAMIEN 0. 5:02 remaining in first quarter. The drive took 6:58!!!

2:38 p.m.: Damien jumped offside. First down Kapaa at the 10. Teili Fonua rushes to the 1. Moniz is stopped for no gain on the next play. It’s fourth and goal from the 1.

2:37 p.m.: There is a measurement right now. Looks like Kapaa is facing a fourth down and 1 from the 15.

2:36 p.m.: Kapaa driving with a series of runs, mostly by Leighton Moniz. Ball is at the Damien 22.

2:30 p.m.: Kickoff has occurred. Kapaa receiving.


  1. Jus Saying November 12, 2016 6:39 pm

    This was the most poorly officiated game I have ever witnessed. How can you allow someone to be a referee for a game that his son and two nephews are participating. I think there was a serious conflict of interest.

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