GAME NIGHT 8/3: Molokai/Nanakuli

Nanakuli 37, Molokai 0, FINAL


At Nanakuli
Molokai (0-1) 0 0 0 0 — 0
Nanakuli (1-0) 0 21 14 2 — 37
NAN—Kekoa Torres 27 pass from Sedric Crawford (Keola Bright kick)
NAN—Torres 25 pass from Crawford (Bright kick)
NAN—Nainoa Paz 26 pass from Crawford (Bright kick)
NAN—Tahj Hauhio 11 pass from Crawford (Bright kick)
NAN—Paz 54 pas from Crawford (Bright kick)
NAN—Safety, Molokai snaps ball out of end zone

RUSHING—Molokai: Nalima Puaa-Aki 6-13, Kolee Pedro-Tabilangan 6-6, Kaimana Nakayama 14-45, Slater Oswald 2-(-4), Kilakila Orlando 1-(-3). Nanakuli: Sedric Crawford 11-89, Randen McCabe 12-32, team 1-(-10), Keahi Ah Sue 1-(-5).
PASSING—Molokai: Nakayama 4-9-2-41. Nanakuli: Crawford 14-27-2-254, Ah Sue 1-1-0-6.
RECEIVING—Molokai: Pedro-Tabilangan 3-17, Jayden Kaupu 1-24. Nanakuli: Tahj Hauhio 5-71, Torres 3-67, Paz 4-107, Royce Wilms 2-12, David Kalili 1-3.

The running clock shortens the fourth quarter and the host Golden Hawks are victorious in their season opener. It was a historic night for Molokai, which flew in this morning, and returns home on Sunday.


Bad snap out of the end zone by Molokai, and it’s a safety. NANAKULI 37, MOLOKAI 0, 10:33, Q4.

Five Farmers have gone down with leg cramps on this muggy night on the Leeward Coast. Nanakuli keeps attacking. Crawford to Paz for a 54-yard TD down the left sideline. NANAKULI 35, MOLOKAI 0, 2:00, Q3.

Quick pass to Tahj Hauhio in the flat, and he races to the pylon for an 11-yard TD. NANAKULI 28, MOLOKAI 0, 6:52, Q3.

HALFTIME STATISTICS
At Nanakuli
Molokai (0-0) 0 0 — 0
Nanakuli (0-0) 0 21 — 21
NAN—Kekoa Torres 27 pass from Sedric Crawford (Keola Bright kick)
NAN—Torres 25 pass from Crawford (Bright kick)
NAN—Nainoa Paz 26 pass from Crawford (Bright kick)

RUSHING—Molokai:
#4 Nalima Puaa-Aki 6-13,
#8 Kolee Pedro-Tabilangan 6-6,
#17 Kaimana Nakayama 9-26,

Nanakuli:
#4 Sedric Crawford 10-85,
#5 Randen McCabe 5-24,

PASSING—Molokai:
#17 Nakayama 3-7-1-36


Nanakuli:
#4 Crawford 8-20-2-126.

RECEIVING—Molokai:
#8 Pedro-Tabilangan 2-12,
#20 Jayden Kaupu 1-24

Nanakuli:
#11 Tahj Hauhio 3-35,
#6 Torres 2-52,
#15 Paz 2-33,
#14 Royce Wilms 1-6

Second quarter winding down, 57 seconds left. Nanakuli has the ball at its 44. Crawford has been very effective running out of the pocket, but penalties have derailed a number of sizable gains by the offense.

Farmers have suited up just 24 players and are starting to show signs of fatigue. One player left with leg cramps. Crawford to Nainoa Paz on a go route left side, 26-yard TD. NANAKULI 21, MOLOKAI 0, 5:12, Q2.

Big boo-boo by Molokai on kickoff return. Nanakuli squib kicks the ball, and the Molokai returner treats it like a punt, not touching the ball which pretending to reach for it. Nanakuli recovers at the Farmers’ 12. After a penalty on the Golden Hawks, Crawford connects again with Torres, this time on a corner route in the end zone for a 25-yard TD. NANAKULI 14, MOLOKAI 0, 10:52, Q2.

QB Sedric Crawford with a perfect strike down the seam to WR Kekoa Torres for a 27-yard TD, and Nanakuli leads. NANAKULI 7, MOLOKAI 0, 11:46, Q2.


We’re in a defensive stalemate after one quarter. Nanakuli has run the ball well, unable to hit passes with wide-open receivers. Molokai has dropped one deep pass, as has Nanakuli. Historic day for the Molokai Farmers, win or lose, playing the first 11-man game, perhaps ever.

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Series history: First meeting
Nanakuli Roster

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