GAME NIGHT 8/10: Kalaheo/Kalani

Kalani 29, Kalaheo 8

At Kaiser Stadium
Kalaheo (0-2, 0-1) 0 0 0 8 — 8
Kalani (2-0, 1-0) 7 22 0 0 — 29
Kaln—Dillon Cortez 30 pass from Logan Lim (Kevin Tabuchi kick)
Kaln—Nathaniel Balangitao 2 run (kick blocked)
Kaln—Balangitao 2 run (Tabuchi kick)
Kaln—Safety, ball snapped out of end zone
Kaln—Noah Ah Sam 38 pass from Lim (Tabuchi kick)
Kalh—Bryson Johnson 2 run (Jonah Lene run)

RUSHING—Kalaheo: Payton Barber 12-65, Johnson 9-27, Jack Lemonds 1-8, Sheldon Mejia 1-(minus 3), Isaiah Akiu 2-(minus 6), team 2-(minus 49). Kalani: Balangitao 17-62, Connor Mararagan 1-2, Jake Lee 1-2, team 1-(minus 1), Lim 6-(minus 2).
PASSING—Kalaheo: Akiu 12-25–2-70. Kalani: Lim 11-20–0-154.
RECEIVING—Kalaheo: Mejia 4-27, Lene 3-19, Jordan Neufeldt 3-18, Riis Webber 2-6. Kalani: Jake Lee 4-26, Cortez 2-63, Ah Sam 2-45, Pearl Lee 2-11, Balangitao 1-9.


Mustangs get picked by Rayce Manriki in final 90 seconds.

Kalani turns it over on downs at the Kalaheo 32 with 8:56 left.

Johnson with a 2-yard TD run to start the fourth quarter and Jonah Lene runs in the 2-point conversion. 29-8, 11:54, Q2.

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Bryson Johnson with a 14-yard run to the 2 to end the third quarter. Ball comes out at the end but he’s ruled down. Mustangs will start the fourth first-and-goal.

Balangitao with a nice 16-yard run on the pitch but then an inside handoff and he fumbles after a big hit. Kalaheo’s Jonah Lene on the recovery.

Kalaheo’s Payton Barber rips off a 24-yard run to the 8 but the Mustangs are stopped.

Falcons three-and-out.

Mustangs drive inside the 15 but a tipped pass is picked off by Kalani’s Titan Bringas.

After a three-and-out to start the second half by Kalani and a punt that goes 9 yards, Kalaheo starts on the Falcons’ 35 with its best field position of the game.

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HALFTIME BOX
At Kaiser Stadium
Kalaheo (0-1, 0-0) 0 0
Kalani (1-0, 0-0) 7 22
Kaln—Dillon Cortez 30 pass from Logan Lim (Kevin Tabuchi kick)
Kaln—Nathaniel Balangitao 2 run (kick blocked)
Kaln—Balangitao 2 run (Tabuchi kick)
Kaln—Safety, ball snapped out of end zone
Kaln—Noah Ah Sam 38 pass from Lim (Tabuchi kick)


RUSHING—Kalaheo: Payton Barber 5-12, Jack Lemonds 1-8, Bryson Johnson 3-3, Isaiah Akiu 2-(minus 6), team 2-(minus 49). Kalani: Balangitao 13-41, Lim 4-5, Jake Lee 1-2.
PASSING—Kalaheo: Akiu 4-9–0-13. Kalani: Lim 6-12–0-119.
RECEIVING—Kalaheo: Sheldon Mejia 2-7, Riis Webber 1-5, Jonah Lene 1-1. Kalani: Cortez 2-63, Ah Sam 2-45, Pearl Lee 1-8, Jake Lee 1-3.

After another Kalaheo three-and-out, junior Justin Taylor with a rare highlight for the Mustangs as he sacks Lim. Mustangs force three-and-out to end half.

Lim to Noah Ah Sam who gets open and then breaks a tackle for a 38-yard TD to make it 29-0, 3:59, Q2.

Kalaheo can’t get out of its own way. First a penalty on fourth-and-11 backs it up half the distance to the 12 and then another bad snap on the punt goes out of the back of the end zone for a Kalani safety. 22-0, 4:49, Q2.

A bad snap on the punt and Kalani takes over on the Kalaheo 2. The Falcons are stuffed twice but then score on the option pitch to Jake Lee for a 2-yard TD, but that is then called back by a hold. Lim finds Pearl Lee and she gets her first catch of the season for 8 yards but is stopped at the 2. Fourth-and-goal and Balangitao scores on his second 2-yard TD run. 20-0 Falcons, 5:56, Q2.

Wakea Kanahele‘s INT is wiped out by a personal foul roughing-the-passer penalty. That gives Kalaheo its first first down but the Mustangs will punt four plays later.

Falcons will start their third drive to begin the second quarter at the Kalaheo 42. Lim hits Cortez for 33 yards and then Balangitao with a 2-yard TD run. 13-0 Falcons as Jordan Neufeldt blocks the extra point.

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Mustangs three-and-out for the third straight drive to start the game.

Kalaheo lets Dillon Cortez get wide open deep on third-and-23 for a 30-yard TD from Logan Lee. Falcons take 7-0 lead, 1:43, Q1.

Kalani’s Rayce Manriki with a 24-yard punt return after a Kalaheo three-and-out and the Falcons starts just inside Kalaheo territory.

Kalani gets a first down on three Nathaniel Balangitao runs but then turns it over on downs.


Kalaheo gets the ball first and gets 9 yards on three Payton Barber runs and punts.

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Series history: Kalaheo leads 22-8
Kalaheo roster
Kalani roster

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