GAME NIGHT 8/15: Damien/Radford

No. 10 Damien 34, Radford 12, FINAL

At John E. Velasco Stadium
Damien (2-0, 1-0) 7 19 0 8 — 34
Radford (0-2, 0-1) 6 0 0 6 — 12
DMS—Makanale‘a Meyer 43 pass from Jake Holtz (Christian Souza kick)
RAD—DJ Alpha 10 run (kick blocked)
DMS—Holtz 55 run (Souza kick)
DMS—Jarvis Natividad 57 pass from Holtz (kick failed)
DMS—Natividad 16 pass from Holtz (kick failed)
DMS—Sulu 2 run (Tino Atonio pass from Natividad)
RAD—Kendall Sexton 20 run (run failed)
JV—Kaiser 26, Radford 14.

RUSHING—Damien: Amo Sulu 9-30, Holtz 9-70, team 2-(-18), Kama Maginhay Santos 6-17, Logan Lacio 4-19. Radford: Alpha 9-87, JT Tafisi 6-(-18), Kendall Saxton 5-53, team 1-(-20), Anaiah Taimatuia-Puni 1-2, Jonah Angry 2-20, No. 13 1-(-9).

PASSING—Damien: Holtz 12-23-0-257, Lacio 1-1-0-14. Radford: Tafisi 5-23-1-76, No. 13 1-1-0-15.

RECEIVING—Damien: Makanale‘a Meyer 3-54, Natividad 3-161, Tino Antonio 2-22, Sulu 2-4, River Iaea 1-6, Ezra Kaina 1-10, Maginhay Santos 1-14. Radford: Braden Kent 1-11, Alpha 3-52, Benjamin Vaiaga‘e 2-28.

Kendall Saxton scores on a 20-yard run for the Rams late in the game. DAMIEN 34, RADFORD 12, 1:02, Q4.

Logan Lacio in at QB for Damien as Holtz calls it a day with four TD passes and another one on the ground.

A quiet third quarter ends with Radford in the red zone, but the fourth-and-goal pass to begin the fourth period is incomplete. On the next play, Holtz launches a rocket down the right sideline complete to Natvidad, who cuts back and advances inside the Radford 5. Holtz is banged up on the play and limps off the field slowly with the help of a trainer. Sulu scores on a 2-yard toss sweep. DAMIEN 34, RADFORD 6, 11:24, Q4.

Damien will receive the second-half kickoff.

At John E. Velasco Stadium
Damien 7 19 x x — xx
Radford 6 0 x x — xx
DMS—Makanale‘a Meyer 43 pass from Jake Holtz (Christian Souza kick)
RAD—DJ Alpha 10 run (kick blocked)
DMS—Holtz 55 run (Souza kick)
DMS—Jarvis Natividad 57 pass from Holtz (kick failed)
DMS—Natividad 16 pass from Holtz (kick failed)
JV—Kaiser 26, Radford 14.

#25 Amo Sulu 5-22,
#11 Holtz 6-78,

#3 Alpha 7-41,
#2 JT Tafisi 3-(-17),
#11 Anaiah Taimatuia-Puni 1-2

Holtz 8-14-0-150

Tafisi 4-15-1-25

#21 Makanale‘a Meyer 1-43,
#7 Natividad 2-73,
#84 Tino Antonio 2-22,
#25 Sulu 1-(-4),
#8 River Iaea 1-6,
#6 Ezra Kaina 1-10,

#3 2-11,
#10 Braden Kent 1-11,
#6 Benjamin Vaiaga‘e 1-13

Tough break for Radford when the pass goes through the hands of a receiver, intercepted by DB Makanale‘a Meyer at the Radford 28. Four plays later, Holtz finds Natividad wide open on the post for a 16-yard TD. That’s three TD strikes and a TD run by Holtz. DAMIEN 26, RADFORD 6, :19.

Third and long, Holtz rolls left, stops and launches a bomb down the right sideline to Jarvis Natividad, who finishes up the sideline like a dart for a 57-yard TD. DAMIEN 20, RADFORD 6, 1:55, Q2.

Penalty on the punt return pushes Damien back inside the 4, and then Holtz’s pass is a 4-yard loss. Two more Monarch penalties and the ball is basically on the goal line. Time out, Damien.

Rams drive past midfield and a long pass by JT Tafisi slips through the hands of a receiver open near the pylon. Fourth and 10, time out. Then the Rams jump, false start and Coach Salanoa sends the punt team out.

After a Radford punt, Holtz is deft with the ball, faking twice on handoffs and keeping up the left hashmark for a smooth 55-yard jaunt. DAMIEN 14, RADFORD 6, 8:53, Q2.

Radford punts and Damien is on the march again, ball at midfield as the first quarter comes to an end. Holtz is a definite difference-maker.

DJ Alpha scores on a 10-yard run for Radford, but the PAT is blocked. DAMIEN 7, RADFORD 6, 5:54, Q1.

Second play of Damien’s opening series, Jake Holtz launches a play-action bomb to Makanale‘a Meyer on the left hashmark, WIDE OPEN for a 43-yard TD. DAMIEN 7, RADFORD 0, 9:27, Q1.

Rams go three-and-out with a no-huddle, slightly hurry-up offense.

Damien wins the coin toss and defers, defending the Diamond Head end zone.

JV: Kaiser 26, Radford 14

Series history: Damien leads 3-1
Damien roster
Radford roster


  1. HiFootball August 16, 2019 11:29 am


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