GAME NIGHT 8/24: Kaimuki/’Iolani

‘Iolani 34, Kaimuki 24

At Kozuki Stadium
Kaimuki (2-1, 1-0) 3 7 7 7 — 24
‘Iolani (3-1, 1-1) 7 7 20 0 — 34
Kaim—FG Kurt Kawamoto 36
Iol—Brody Logan Bantolina 37 run (Wailoa Manuel kick)
Iol—Noah Gaudi 11 pass from Jonah Chong (Manuel kick)
Kaim—Matt Williams 17 pass from Jayden Maiava (Kawamoto kick)
Iol—Bantolina 3 run (Manuel kick)
Iol—Brock Hedani 46 pass from Sam Faumuina (kick failed)
Iol—Hedani 35 run (Mason Mizuta kick)
Kaim—Naomas Asuega-Fualaau 77 run (Kawamoto kick)
Kaim—Koby Moananu 11 pass from Maiava (Kawamoto kick)

RUSHING—Kaimuki: Asuega-Fualaau 19-145, Jonah Fa’asoa 1-1, Blade Pfeiffer-Kekoa 1-(minus 1), team 1-(minus 1), Maiava 5-(minus 7),. ‘Iolani: Bantolina 15-99, Faumuina 2-32, Brock Hedani 10-10, Chong 2-(minus 11).
PASSING—Kaimuki: Maiava 15-30–0-248. ‘Iolani: Chong 14-21–0-118, Faumuina 6-8–0-74.
RECEIVING—Kaimuki: Williams 5-64, Fa’asoa 3-68, Asuega-Fualaau 2-67, Moananu 2-23, Niko Eason 2-13, Kaulana Kaluna Jr. 1-13. ‘Iolani: Wailoa Manuel 7-57, Ryan Sunada 5-31, Gaudi 4-52, Cole Ichikawa 2-2, Hedani 1-46, Sexton Suzuki 1-4.

Emmit Dugan with a sack for Kaimuki and the Bulldogs will get the ball back in the final minute.

(5:48) Kaimuki ball on its 8. Bulldogs march 92 yards with Maiava looking good in the pocket. Great fade throw to Koby Moananu for an 11-yard TD. 34-24, 2:51 left.

(6:37) Raiders force a three-and-out and get ball back on the Kaimuki 48. Chong back in at QB. Two incomplete passes and a punt.

‘Iolani first-and-10 on its 31 to start the fourth. Faumuina picks up 24 on third-and-11. Kid has some wheels. Keith Hallers recovers an ‘Iolani fumble at the 2 for Kaimuki to keep the Bulldogs in it.


(:58) ‘Iolani ball on its 20. Raiders move the chains on 8-yard pass to Gaudi to end the quarter.

(1:14) Bulldogs ball on their 23 and who is worn down? Naomas Asuega-Fualaau outruns the entire ‘Iolani defense for a 77-yard TD. 34-17, :58, Q3. 128 yards on 15 carries now for Asuega-Fualaau.

(3:32) ‘Iolani ball on its 44. KJ Navarez injured on a play and has to be helped off for Kaimuki. Would be a big loss moving forward in Division II. Hedani gets lost in a pile but gets out of it and is gone. 35-yard TD. Bulldogs are worn down in this heat.

(4:01) Kaimuki ball on its 27. Three-and-out. ‘Iolani’s defensive line has had a really good third quarter.

(4:59) ‘Iolani ball at the Kaimuki 43. Junior Sam Faumuina in at QB for the first time. He buys time on his first passing attempt and then unleashed a bomb to the end zone for a TD but an ineligible lineman downfield wipes out an impressive throw. No fear as Brock Hedani takes a well-designed screen pass, goes outside, cuts back to the middle, breaks a tackle and is GONE. 46-yard TD makes it 27-10, 4:10, Q3.

(7:06) Kaimuki ball on its 20. Jayden Murata with a sack for ‘Iolani to force third-and-long. Shayden Molina then with a sack and ‘Iolani forces a three-and-out.

(10:24) ‘Iolani ball on its 34. Raiders go 66 yards in eight plays as Chong is a perfect 3-for-3 on drive and Bantolina finishes it up with a 3-yard TD run. 21-10 ‘Iolani, 7:06, Q3.

(11:52) Kaulana Kaluna Jr. with a 27-yard kick return and Kaimuki starts on its 36. Maiava hits first pass to Fa’asoa for 14 yards but drive stalls at midfield.

Kaimuki will get ball to start third quarter.

At Kozuki Stadium
Kaimuki (2-0, 1-0) 3 7
‘Iolani (2-1, 1-1) 7 7
Kaim—FG Kurt Kawamoto 36
Iol—Brody Logan Bantolina 37 run (Wailoa Manuel kick)
Iol—Noah Gaudi 11 pass from Jonah Chong (Manuel kick)
Kaim—Matt Williams 17 pass from Jayden Maiava (Kawamoto kick)

RUSHING—Kaimuki: Naomas Asuega-Fualaau 11-42, Maiava 2-1, Jonah Fa’asoa 1-1, Blade Pfeiffer-Kekoa 1-(minus 1), team 1-(minus 1). ‘Iolani: Bantolina 4-40, Chong 1-1, Brock Hedani 4-0.
PASSING—Kaimuki: Maiava 9-16–0-155. ‘Iolani: Chong 11-16–0-89.
RECEIVING—Kaimuki: Williams 5-64, Fa’asoa 1-44, Asuega-Fualaau 1-28, Koby Moananu 1-12, Niko Eason 1-7. ‘Iolani: Ryan Sunada 4-20, Gaudi 3-44, Wailoa Manuel 3-22, Cole Ichikawa 1-3.

(1:19) ‘Iolani will start on its 44. All three timeouts remaining. Weird sequence. Pass is complete and called a first down but then Kaimuki asks for a measure and they put the chains back and then say short. ‘Iolani punts and Kaimuki takes a knee.

(5:44) Kaimuki ball on its 14. Bulldogs get it to the ‘Iolani 30 on a 28-yard screen pass to Asuega-Fualaau. Third-and-11. Maiava finds Williams for 14 yards and then Williams is WIDE OPEN for a 17-yard TD. 14-10 ‘Iolani, 1:25, Q2.

(7:22) A bad snap and ‘Iolani has it on its 47. Fourth-and-2 at the Kaimuki 45 and ‘Iolani decides to punt.

(10:24) Touchback. Kaimuki ball on the 20. Maiava comes out throwing and hits Matt Williams twice in a row for a total of 24 yards. Koby Moananu, who owns the Bulldogs’ single-game receiving record, gets his first catch of the game for 12 yards. Micah Camat comes up for a big TFL and ‘Iolani forces a punt.

‘Iolani starts the second quarter with the ball at the Kaimuki 35. Kaimuki hit with a targeting penalty. Ball now at the 17. Chong hits Manuel twice for 6 yards and then an 11-yard TD on the inside slant to Gaudi. 14-3 ‘Iolani, 10:24, Q2.


(1:15) A good return by Cole Ichikawa into Kaimuki territory wiped out by a flag. Ball on the 34 instead. Chong hits Noah Gaudi for 18 yards and then hits him for 15 on third-and-12 to end the first quarter.

(5:04) Kaimuki first-and-10 on its 24. Maiava scrambles for 5 yards on third-and-4 to pick up the first down. Junior LB Joshua Miyazawa with a TFL for ‘Iolani. Third-and-15 after an ‘Iolani sack. A drop on third down and Kaimuki will punt.

(6:07) ‘Iolani starts on its 44. Chong remains high on his throws but his Wailoa Manuel on a crossing route on third down to move the chains. Brody Bantolina with a great 37-yard TD run on the next play. 7-3, ‘Iolani, 5:13, Q1.

(7:21) Kaimuki ball at the 2 after a great punt. Third-and-9. Lanakila Pei comes on the blitz and forces a hurried throw. Three-and-out.

(8:46) ‘Iolani starts on its 37 after Brock Hedani‘s 21-yard return on the kickoff. Second straight three-and-out.

(10:56) Kaimuki ball on its 21 with sophomore Jayden Maiava at QB. His first play is a 44-yard pass to tight end Jonah Fa’asoa. RB Naomas Asuega-Fualaau rumbles for 16 yards on his first carry as the size differences on the line is very noticeable. Kurt Kawamoto boots a 36-yard field goal to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead, 8:57, Q1.

(11:56) ‘Iolani ball on its 34. Senior Jonah Chong gets the start at QB. Quickly third-and-11 after RB Brody Logan Bantolina is stopped for a loss of 1. Three-and-out.

‘Iolani will receive.

Raiders are without WR Carter Kamana (broken finger).

Series history: ‘Iolani leads 21-12
Kaimuki roster
‘Iolani roster


  1. Ray August 28, 2019 6:34 am

    Number of players and heat was not on your side but you all pushed hard! Proud of you Kaimuki.

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