GAME NIGHT 11/17: Kaimuki/Kapaa

Kapaa 20, Kaimuki 12, FINAL


Kapaa takes a knee and that’s the game. The Warriors advance to the D-II championship game and will play the Roosevelt-Lahainaluna winner next week at Aloha Stadium.

After the controversial defensive penalty (tackling a defenseless player), two incompletions by Kaimuki. This time, Stetson Telles-Kelekoma picks off the pass on the right side and there’s no penalty. At the end of the play, as he runs all the way to the right to run out the clock, a Kaimuki receiver goes head-first into his own lineman’s knee while trying to make a tackle. It’s Sama Paama, the highly-coveted recruit. After a few minutes, he is being helped off the field by teammates and coaches.

Bulldogs begin on their 22, ball at the Kapaa 47, fourth and 6. :43 left. Completion, first down, ball at the Kapaa 36, :39, no time outs left for Kaimuki. Fa‘asoa throws down the right sideline, tight coverage, ball intercepted by Stetson Telles-Kelekoma. :27.6 left, Kapaa ball at its 21. Game should be over. OK, after a long conference, penalty called on Kapaa, before the pick, and it’s Kaimuki ball. WOW. There is hate and anger around me. Help. Nah. Wow, what a call. That took guts. Kaimuki ball at the 21. “CHEATERS!” being chanted.


Destiny in Kapaa’s hands at this point. 3-yard gain, second and 7 at its 48. Time out, Kaimuki. Bulldogs have one time out left. Warriors gain 6 yards, and a personal foul against Kaimuki is tacked on. First down, Kapaa, and that should seal it. Baba Nao scores off the right side untouched for a 31-yard TD. WAS THAT ON PURPOSE BY KAIMUKI’s DEFENSE? The PAT is blocked by Siosaia Nisa. This might be a Madden video game move, no joking. But I’m 90 percent sure that’s not what this is. KAPAA 20, KAIMUKI 12, 1:15, Q4.

Kapaa punts, Kaimuki ball with 5:15 left, and they move the ball with Fa‘asoa throwing to the sidelines. Ball is at the 32 again when Fa‘asoa’s pass into a crowd is picked off Heath Rosa. Kapaa ball with 3:33 to go. They pick up a first down at the 45 on the measurement and it’s first down with 2:14 left.

Huge fourth and 6, and Elijah Lemalu gains 7 to the 50. Next play, chop block called on Kapaa. Ball is at the Kapaa 32 when Jonah Stephens fumbles the snap, recovered by Kapaa’s Joshua Baltazar. Huge play with 6:02 left.

Kaiola Lingaton makes his second big play for Kapaa. Earlier, he stonewalled a rush attempt by Kaimuki near the goal line. This time, he partially blocks a punt, and it’s Kapaa ball at the Kaimuki 42. Quarter ends with the Warriors ahead 14-12.

Kapaa hot and cold with the run game, losing eight yards before QB Kahanu Davis connects with Lanakila Pagtolingan for a 54-yard gain to the Kaimuki 7. Three plays later, Davis races around right end for a 7-yard TD. PAT good. KAPAA 14, KAIMUKI 12, 7:57, Q3.

Kaimuki marches downfield after an interception by Alex Lemalu at the Kapaa 45. Elijah Lemalu leaps over the goal line for a 2-yard TD. PAT run fails. KAIMUKI 12, KAPAA 7, 9:46, Q3.

Kaimuki is backed up to its 8 after a good Kapaa punt. Jonah Fa‘asoa launches a string of bullets and the Bulldogs march to the Kapaa 22-yard line. :06.3 left in the first half. Imcomplete pass on the left side of the end zone, and the final play at :01 is a short pass from Fa‘asoa to Jonah Stephens, who is forced out of bounds near the 15-yard line, ending the half.

Kapaa receives a pooch kick, personal foul on Kaimuki. The Warriors drive on the ground to the Kaimuki 32, then take an 18-yard sack. Next play, draw up the middle and Keilan Ibaan-McCarthy breaks to the left sideline for a 50-yard TD. Kaimuki a step slow and possibly tiring under this sun already with its two-way ironmen. PAT is good. KAPAA 7, KAIMUKI 6, 7:47, Q2.

On fourth and goal from the 3, Naomas Asuega-Fualaau lunges and gets over the goal line for the TD. Kapaa fans screaming that his knee was short of the goal line when it touched grass. They might be right. PAT is kicked into the line of scrimmage. KAIMUKI 6, KAPAA 0, 9:54, Q2.

Kaimuki 0, Kapaa 0, end Q1
Bulldogs convert on a key fourth and 1, switching to the elephant formation and keeping that going to the end of the first quarter. Kapaa is not able to stop the elephant stampede so far. Kaimuki being very deliberate, chewing up clock between each play.

Kaimuki 0, Kapaa 0, 4:22, Q1
Kapaa calls time out. Kaimuki ball, third and 7 at its 42. @HawaiiPrepWorld


PRE-GAME
1:58 p.m. Kapaa wins the coin toss and elects to defer. Kaimuki will receive from the mauka end zone. Winds here seem to be swirling, currently crossing the field from the Kaimuki bench to the Kapaa bench, or east to west.

1:30 p.m. Gorgeous weather here in Lihue. Friday’s forecast was for a cloudy afternoon and wet evening, but it’s all blue sky and awesome 5-15 mph tradewinds. Most fans are gathering in the shade below the pressbox, and so am I. The bleachers on the sides and across the field are steamy hot. The video below was taken one hour before kickoff. Right now, it’s 30 minutes until game time. And not a TV camera in sight, so no TV timeouts. With two teams that really like to run the ball, this could be a fast game. #bachi

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KAIMUKI IN STATE TOURNAMENT

2000: Kaimuki 20, Hilo 0, at Wong Stadium
2000: Kahuku 41, Kaimuki 26, at Aloha Stadium
2006: Iolani 41, Kaimuki 40, at Iolani
2007: Kaimuki 22, KS-Hawaii 0, at Kaiser
2007: Lahainaluna 52, Kaimuki 20, at War Memorial
2010: Kaimuki 14, KS-Hawaii 9, at KS-Hawaii
2010: Kaimuki 28, Lahainaluna 27, at War Memorial
2010: Iolani 49, Kaimuki 14, at Aloha Stadium
2015: Lahainaluna 7, Kaimuki 0, at Lahainaluna
2018: Kaimuki 28, KS-Hawaii 27, at KS-Hawaii

Rushing attempts, game: Billy Masima, 42
Rushing attempts, career: Chester Sua, 71
Rushing yards, game: Chester Sua, 229
Rushing yards, career: Chester Sua, 423
Rushing touchdowns, game: Chester Sua, 3
Rushing touchdowns, career: Chester Sua, 5
Passing completions, game: Kapono Kaiwi-Barrionuebo, 13
Passing completions, career: Kapono Kaiwi-Barrionuebo, 28
Passing attempts, game: Kapono Kaiwi-Barrionuebo, 29
Passing attempts, career: Kapono Kaiwi-Barrionuebo, 67
Interceptions, game: Kapono Kaiwi-Barrionuebo, 4
Interceptions, career: Kapono Kaiwi-Barrionuebo, 6
Passing yards, game: Kapono Kaiwi-Barrionuebo, 149
Passing yards, career: Kapono Kaiwi-Barrionuebo, 326
Passing touchdowns, game: Jordan Caires and Kapono Kaiwi-Barrionuebo (twice), 2
Passing touchdowns, career: Kapono Kaiwi-Barrionuebo, 4
Receptions, game: Chris Siamate, Romnick Pagurayan and Mason Kualii-Moe, 4
Receptions, career: Mason Kualii-Moe, 9
Receiving yards, game: Justin Faimealelei, 81
Receiving yards, career: Kevin Tofiga, 119
Receiving touchdowns, game: Justin Faimalele and Chezz Ramos-Dias, 2
Receiving touchdowns, career: Justin Faimalele and Chezz Ramos-Dias, 2
Longest field goal, game: none
Longest blocked punt for TD: Blade Pfiffer-Kekoa, 25
Longest fumble return for TD: Saloni Taumalolo, 27

Career rushing leaders
1. Chester Sua, 423
2. Billy Masima, 173
3. Naomas Asuega-Fualaau, 159
4. Dolly Ainuu, 151
5. Sauloni Tuamalolo, 146

Career passing leaders
1. Kapono Kaiwi-Barrionuebo, 326
2. Nahoa Spencer, 287
3. Jordan Caires, 170
4. Wiseman Demei, 68
5. Jonah Faasoa, 43

Career receiving leaders
1. Kevin Tofiga, 119
2. Mason Kualii-Moe, 102
3. Romnick Pagurayan, 82
4. Justin Faimalele, 81
5. Chris Fiamate, 78

KAPAA IN STATE TOURNAMENT

2011: Kapaa 7, Pearl City 0, at Vidinha Stadium
2011: Iolani 17, Kapaa 13, at Iolani
2014: Kapaa 30, Pearl City 22, at Vidinha Stadium
2014: Iolani 29, Kapaa 24, at Iolani
2015: Kapaa 24, Lahainaluna 0, at Vidinha Stadium
2015: Radford 30, Kapaa 16, at Aloha Stadium
2016: Kapaa 21, Damien 14, at Vidinha Stadium
2016: Lahainaluna 21, Kapaa 14, at Aloha Stadium

Rushing attempts, game: Kalena Harder and Bronson Aiwohi, 20
Rushing attempts, career: Telli Fonua, 42
Rushing yards, game: Shain Davis, 122
Rushing yards, career: Shain Davis, 122
Rushing touchdowns, game: Shain Davis and Kalena Harder, 3
Rushing touchdowns, career: Shain Davis, 5
Passing completions, game: Teili Fonua, 11
Passing completions, career: Teili Fonua, 20
Passing attempts, game: Teili Fonua, 23
Passing attempts, career: Teili Fonua, 49
Interceptions, game: Teili Fonua, John Das and Rudy Agoot, 1
Interceptions, career: Teili Fonua and Rudy Agoot, 2
Passing yards, game: Teili Fonua, 150
Passing yards, career: Teili Fonua, 237
Passing touchdowns, game: Teili Fonua, John Das and Rudy Agoot, 1
Passing touchdowns, career: Teili Fonua, John Das and Rudy Agoot, 1
Receptions, game: Gabe Keener, 6
Receptions, career: Gabe Keener, 9
Receiving yards, game: Gabe Keener, 93
Receiving yards, career: Gabe Keener, 109
Receiving touchdowns, game: Gabe Keener, Aaron Baltazer and Austyn Carvalho-Toloai, 1
Receiving touchdowns, career: Gabe Keener, Aaron Baltazer and Austyn Carvalho-Toloai, 1
Longest field goal, game: Clifton Oliver, 45
Longest fumble return TD: Jonathan Bilyeu, 8

Career rushing yards
1. Shain Davis, 224
2. Bronson Aiwohi, 146
3. John Das, 111
4. Kekoa Kaluhine-Cacal, 104
5. Leighton Moniz, 101


Career passing yards
1. Teili Fonua, 237
2. John Das, 159
3. Kurt Napoleon, 109
4. Rudy Agoot, 70

Career receiving yards
1. Gabe Keener, 109
2. Kaikea Sonoda, 78
3. Justin DeForge, 60
4. Dazmon Sasil, 46
5. Makena Tabura, 32

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