The second Division II state tournament game Friday takes place at Campbell pitting OIA champion Waialua against ILH champion Damien in the first game of a doubleheader.
The Monarchs (6-2) held off a tough challenge from St. Francis to win their second straight league title while the Bulldogs (8-2) pulled off gutsy wins against both Kaimuki and Waipahu to claim their first OIA championship in 61 years.
It’s a quick turnaround for Waialua, which will play in the state tournament for the first time. The Monarchs advanced to the first ever Division II title game in 2003 but lost to Aiea, 9-7. The Monarchs went 12 years between tournament appearances before losing to Konawaena in the first round last year.
HISTORY: This is the first meeting between the two schools since Monarchs quarterback Roger Kurt threw for 100 yards in a 25-0 win over the Bulldogs at Honolulu Stadium in August 1970. It was the first game for Waialua head coach Norm Chow.
Live updates of the 4:30 p.m. kickoff will follow below.
FINAL: Damien 40, Waialua 0. Monarch advance to face top seeded Kapaa next week.
6:46 — Damien gives the ball away on downs, but Soren Wong comes up with Damien’s fourth interception of the game. Faufata-Pedrina takes three knees.
6:40 — Damien’s Kevin Edwards recovers an errant pitch at the Waialua 20. Monarchs take over with 6:20 left in the game.
6:18 — Scott Lam comes up with Damien’s third interception of the game. Domenic Arrecchi caps a 9-play drive with a 15-yard TD run. PAT blocked. Damien leads 40-0, 2:44 Q3. Running clock in effect.
6:13 — Deacon Kapea caps an 8-play Damien drive with a 1 yd TD run. PAT good. Monarch up 34-0, 8:14 Q3.
6:05 — Damien will receive to open the second half.
5:48 — Caleb Apau takes over at QB for Waialua and Toia moves to WR. Bulldogs give the ball back on downs. Damien punts. Apau sacked for a 10-yard loss on first down with :33 left. Bulldogs punt it back and the half ends with Damien up 27-0.
5:31 — Kaimana Cameron’s interception sets up Damien at its 40. Monarchs add to the lead with a four-play drive and Shaun Apiki scores on a 31-yard reception. PAT good. Damien up 27-0, 4:37 Q2.
5:18 — Damien DB Dylan Tapat rips the ball away from a Waialua receiver for an interception. White scores his second TD on a 29-yard run. PAT failed. Monarchs up 20-0, 7:56 Q2.
5:14 — Waialua has punted on all four possessions with two first downs. The Bulldogs get the ball back at their 25 at the 8:15 mark.
5:06 — Damien 14, Waialua 0 end first quarter. Bulldogs have second and inches at their 44 to start the second quarter.
5:02 — Deacon Kapea breaks free around the right side for a 49-yard gain and Faufata-Pedrina scores on a sneak. PAT good. Damien leads 14-0, :39 left in the first qtr.
4:53 — Marcus Faufata-Pedrina’s deep pass hangs up in the wind but James Livingston-Lopez comes back to make a 33-yard reception. Justice White takes a short pass and breaks loose for a 22-yard touchdown reception. PAT good. Damien up 7-0.
4:49 — Waialua picks up the games initial first down on a third-down completion from Tevesi Toia to Lancen Kuni. The drive stalls and the Bulldogs punt again. Damien takes over at its 40 with 5:30 left in the first quarter.
4:39 — Waialua attempts a double pass on its first play but it results in an 8-yard loss and the Bulldogs go three-and-out. Damien also punts after an incomplete pass on third and 5.
4:32 — Waialua will receive the opening kickoff.
4:24 p.m. — Coming up on kickoff between the Bulldogs and Monarchs. Scoreboard here at Campbell is not working. Time will be kept on the field.