GAME NIGHT 8/16: Kamehameha/Punahou

No. 2 Punahou 15, No. 6 Kamehameha 5

At Alexander Field
Kamehameha (0-2, 0-2) 5 0 0 0 — 5
Punahou (3-0, 2-0) 0 0 0 15 — 15
KSK—FG Preston Rezentes 35
KSK—Safety, punt snapped out of end zone
Pun—Koa Eldredge 23 pass from John-Keawe Sagapolutele (Christopher Paige pass from Sagapolutele)
Pun—Eldredge 33 pass from Sagapolutele (Quinn Maretzki kick)

RUSHING—Kamehameha: Kawika Clemente 18-41, Kiai Keone 12-13, Andrew-Lee Smith 6-12, Skyler Ramos 1-(minus 4), team 1-(minus 10). Punahou: Vincent Terrell 15-72, Sagapolutele 1-(minus 7), team 2-(minus 32).
PASSING—Kamehameha: Keone 10-21–0-88, Jonah Yuen 0-1-0-0. Punahou: Sagapolutele 9-23–0-122.
RECEIVING—Kamehameha: Kahekili Pahio 3-56, Ramos 2-13, Kalanikuikahi Lorenzo 2-8, Smith 1-7, Edward Correa 1-4, Clemente 1-0. Punahou: Eldredge 4-69, Moku Dancil-Evans 2-34, Kanoa Kalahiki 2-16, Raydan Kiaaaina-Caires 1-3.

(1:55) Pahio catches a pass and makes a defender miss and goes 45 yards down to the Punahou 7. Keone doubles his passing yardage for the game on that one play in the final minute. Uluave with a sack and Kamehameha down to its final play.

(2:59) Punahou ball on its 37. Kamehameha will get one more shot on offense as Evaimalo gets the first sack of the game for Kamehameha.

(5:18) Ball on the Kamehameha 46. Kahekili Pahio with two catches for 12 yards to move the chains. Fourth-and-5 and Keone is hurried by Andrew Canonico to force the incomplete pass and turnover on downs.

(6:03) Buffanblu ball on the Warriors 33. Two incomplete passes but then Sagapolutele finds Eldredge again for a 33-yard TD. And just like that Punahou is up two scores. 15-6, 5:28, Q4.

(8:55) Punahou ball on its 20. Matautia tips another pass incomplete at the line of scrimmage. Keone with the QB draw on third-and-6 and he gets 8 and a first down. Another third-and-6 after Keone misses the tight end who was open in the flat. Zander Manuel with the sack on third down to force a punt.

(9:08) Punahou ball at the Kamehameha 23. Jump ball in the end zone is CAUGHT. Koa Eldredge with the 23-yard TD. Two-point pass to Christopher Paige is good. Punahou leads 8-5, 8:55, Q4.

Third-and-8 and Keone with a great move to beat a defender and get just enough yards to move the chains. Kamehameha just trying to milk the clock now. Punahou jumps offsides to help out Kamehameha but a bad snap results in a loss for 10. Matautia bats a pass at the line of scrimmage and Kamehameha will punt. PUNT IS BLOCKED. Looked like Alaka’i Gilman was in on it.


(:46) Kamehameha ball on its 32. Clemente with the first carry and the ball comes out. Punahou recovers but I believe the referee on the Kamehameha sideline calls him down. End of the third quarter.

(1:48) Punahou ball on its 29. Kamehameha’s Ezra Evaimalo hurries Sagapolutele on third down and it’s a three-and-out.

(4:51) Kamehameha ball on its 25. Ramos with a 4-yard reception but he comes up hobbling and eventually falls to the ground. Injury timeout on the field. Clemente with a 6-yard run for a first down but that’s it. Kamehameha will punt.

(6:24) Punahou takes over on the Kamehameha 36. Terrell for 14 yards off the left side to the 22. Drive stalls out and Punahou will attempt a 34-yard field goal but the snap is bobbled and Kamehameha gets it back.

(8:05) Kamehameha pinned at its 7 after another nice punt. Tafiti sniffs out an end-around to Ramos for a loss of 4. Warriors three-and-out and punting from own end zone.

(11:49) Punahou starts on its 21. Second play goes for 37 yards as Punahou more than doubles its total offense on a long pass to Moku Dancil-Evans but Punahou gets an unsportsmanlike penalty. Terrell busts loose for a 14-yard run and Punahou’s offense has shown up to start the second half. A false start hurts the drive and Punahou punts around midfield.

Punahou will get the ball first.

First game in 88 years at Alexander Field between Punahou and Kamehameha and it looks like it’s 1931 out on the field. 68 total yards in the first half combined. 42 for Kamehameha and 26 for Punahou.

At Alexander Field
Kamehameha (0-1, 0-1) 5 0
Punahou (2-0, 1-0) 0 0
KSK—FG Preston Rezentes 35
KSK—Safety, punt snapped out of end zone

RUSHING—Kamehameha: Kawika Clemente 13-27, Andrew-Lee Smith 4-5, Kiai Keone 4-1. Punahou: Vincent Terrell 7-21, team 1-(minus 24).
PASSING—Kamehameha: Keone 1-3–0-9, Jonah Yuen 0-1-0-0. Punahou: John-Keawe Sagapolutele 6-11–0-29.
RECEIVING—Kamehameha: Skyler Ramos 1-9. Punahou: Kanoa Kalahiki 2-16, Koa Eldredge 2-13, Raydan Kiaaaina-Caires 1-3, Moku Dancil-Evans 1-(minus 3).

(2:09) Warriors ball on their 7. Warriors try to run out the clock but Keone fumbles the snap on third down and has to pick it up in the end zone and gets it away but a flag down. Personal foul on Punahou. Huge penalty. Kamehameha runs the clock out.

(5:04) Punahou starts on the Kamehameha 35. Terrell with two runs for 11 yards for Punahou’s second first down and a PI on Kamehameha puts the ball at the 12. After a hold on Punahou, Sagapolutele has a wide-open receiver over the middle for a TD but another drop. Two passes to Kanoa Kalahiki for 15 yards and it’s fourth-and-5 at the 7. Timeout Punahou with 2:16 to go. Buffanblu go for it and try a slant but the ball goes to no-mans land. Turnover on downs.

(7:26) Kamehameha ball on its 1. Tevarua Tafiti and Zander Manuel stop Clemente for no gain. Third-and-1 and Legend Matautia blows off the line for the TFL to force Kamehameha to punt from deep in its own territory.

(8:02) Punahou ball on its 46 after a 21-yard punt return by Terrell. Deep ball down the sideline by Sagapolutele is perfect to Eldredge but dropped. Gotta help out your young QB there. Eldredge gets an 8-yard reception on third-and-10 and Punahou punts. Dawson Driskill downs the punt at the 1.

(10:59) Kamehameha will start on its 45. A holding call and an offensive pass interference makes it first-and-35 at the 20. Siupelimani Uluave gets the sack on third-and-31 but he gets Keone’s face-mask and it’s a penalty. Not an automatic first down and Kamehameha has to bring in Jonah Yuen at QB because Keone’s face-mask came off. A delay of game on Kamehameha but then Punahou with the pass interference on the short pass to Clemente out of the backfield. Free 15 yards. Now third-and-20. Deep ball incomplete. Kamehameha will punt. Ugly drive on both sides.

Punahou will start the second quarter second-and-14 at its 15. Senior Chanston Kaleikoa nearly with a pick on third down. Buffanblu will punt.


(1:22) Punahou will start on its 8 after a nice punt. Terrell gets Punahou its first first down on a run but Kamehameha junior Cayd Tollefson-Oili stops Terrell for a 4-yard loss to end the first quarter.

(3:30) Kamehameha starts on the Punahou 45. Keone with a 7-yard run on third down to make it fourth-and-2 at the Punahou 37 and Kamehameha quickly gets the punt team out there.

Ramos with a 43-yard return on the kick inside the Punahou 40 but flags everywhere. They mark off the hold on Kamehameha and then the personal foul on Punahou.

(5:37) Punahou starts on its 20 with freshman John-Keawe Sagapolutele at QB. A screen pass on third down is blown up by Kamehameha to force a punt. BAD SNAP on the punt and it goes out of the end zone for a Kamehameha safety. 5-0, 3:45, Q1.

Big 35-yard return for Kawika Clemente puts the ball on the 40. Kamehameha starts with five straight runs and picks up two first downs, including a fourth-and-1 conversion by Andrew-Lee Smith. First play on the play-action is to an open Skyler Ramos but it is dropped. Smith picks up another first down on third-and-short after a 9-yard completion to Ramos. Drive stalls inside the 20. Preston Rezentes with a 35-yard field goal and Kamehameha takes a 3-0 lead taking more than six minutes off the clock.

Kamehameha will receive. Junior Kiai Keone gets the start at QB.

Kiai Keone, Spencer Salcedo, Kuao Peihopa…Kahuike Lorenzo and Evan Rau also out there for the coin toss behind the other three.
Punahou: Vincent Terrell, Koa Eldredge, Legend Matautia

Here is a look back at the last time Kamehameha traveled to Punahou for a football game.
Series history: Punahou leads 95-90-6
Kamehameha roster
Punahou roster


  1. ???? August 16, 2019 5:05 pm

    What happened to the high-powered offense that coach Maafala promised? Geee whiz

  2. Matt Motter August 16, 2019 6:17 pm

    Give Abu this—the loss of Skyler Ramos was a blow to the O!

  3. ??????? August 16, 2019 7:30 pm

    Their offense was pitiful before he got injured, which includes the Kahuku game

  4. IMUA August 16, 2019 9:32 pm

    Kamehameha needs a change at HC…in games against St Louis and Punahou, Abu is 1-13.

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