GAME NIGHT 8/12: Kapolei 7, Waianae 0, F

Kapolei's Christian Broome intercepted a Campbell pass in the Hurricanes' season opener. Photo by Jay Metzger/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

The only OIA crossover game involving two ranked teams goes down on the West Side as Waianae, coming off a 49-7 loss to No. 1 Saint Louis, looking to bounce back against Kapolei, which beat Campbell to open its season.

No. 5 Kapolei Hurricanes (1-0)
Head coach: Darren Hernandez, 16th season (22nd overall), 114-94-2
2017 Hurricanes roster


No. 7 Waianae Seariders (0-1)
Head coach: Walter Young, third season, 18-10
2017 Seariders roster

No. 5 Kapolei 7, No. 7 Waianae 0, FINAL

8:55: Kapolei is driving. 1 minute left. They eventually take a knee and the clock runs out. Game over
8:51: Rosario tries to run, but is dropped for a loss by Treven Ma’ae. 1:58 left in the game.
8:50: Fourth and 10 for the Seariders.
8:46: Waianae ball at the Kapolei 45. First and 10 with 3:10 left in the game.
8:45: Thomspon-Avilla and Mauga make a tackle for loss to force the Hurricanes to punt.
8:43: Mailo and Thompson-Avilla are in on a sack to bring the ball to the Kapolei 8. Third and long.
8:41: He’s a couple of inches short!!! Kapolei ball.
8:40: Zefften Thompson-Avilla gets the carry and they are measuring.
8:39: It’s fourth down and 2 from the Kapolei 15. Waianae calls timeout.
8:38: Kanai Mauga and Toto Mailo, two stout Waianae defenders, have gotten carries on this drive.
8:37: The Seariders are on the Hurricanes’ 19.
8:34: Waianae’s Selu Cook recovers a Kapolei bad pitch and the Seariders have the ball at the Hurricanes’ 35. 8:48 to go in the game.
8:31: Aaron Faumui, Kukea Emmsley and Junior Tuia combine to make three straight tackles for loss (including one sack of Rosario) and Waianae punts.
8:28: Rosario gains 12 yards and a first down on his first carry in a long time. But the Seariders are now facing a third and 18.
8:26: Third quarter ends.
8:21: Kalaola connects with Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala for 26 yards and Barboza for 36 yards to move the ball to the Waianae 28.
8:17: The Seariders can’t move and punt.
8:15: After a Toto Mailo sack of Kalaola, Kapolei punts. Waianae has the ball at its own 26.
8:10: Kalaola turns a third down into a first down by scrambling for 15 yards to the Hurricanes’ 34. A completion to Titus Mokiao-Atimalalagoes for 11 yards, and Kapolei takes advantage of a 15-yard Waianae penalty to get to the Seariders’ 40.
8:03: Rico Rosario is in at quarterback. Tacgere was banged up on a first-half play. Seariders punt on their first possession of the second half.
7:43: Second quarter ends.
7:41: Kapolei punts but gets the ball back when a Waianae punt returner tried to pick up a bouncing ball and did not get a hold of it. The Hurricanes’ Lewa Emmsley recovers at the 50 with 8 seconds to go in the half. Kapolei gets off one play before the clock ticks down to zero.

7:38: Kawika Sementi-Nakoa sacks Kalaola for three yards to bring up a third and long for the Hurricanes.
7:36: The Seariders pick up one first down on a Tacgere pass to Keoki Davis, but they stall out and punt. Less than two minutes to go in the first half.
7:35: Tacgere, the Waianae quarterback, got some medical attention while down on the field. He is up and limping slightly.
7:29: Marquis Montgomery catches a 10-yard Kalaola TD pass in the right corner of the end zone to cap a 68-yard Kapolei drive. The big play was a 40-yard Kalaola pass to Keanu Barboza. Braedon Bantolina adds the extra point. Kapolei 7, Waianae 0, 4:23 left in the first half.
7:28: Waianae punts on its next possession.
7:17: Kalena Sione comes up with his second sack of the game and the Hurricanes punt.
7:15: Kapolei is driving. A Kalaola pass to Kaeo Alvarez-Ranan goes for 28 yards. Hurricanes are at the Waianae 36.
7:14: First quarter ends.
7:12: Sacks on Waianae quarterback Justin Tacgere by Dylan Naehu and Junior Tuia end the Seariders’ threat.
7:06: Waianae goes for it on fourth and 8 from the Kapolei 35 and completes a pass, but they take a 15-yard facemask penalty instead. Ball is on the Kapolei 19.
7:01: Waianae’s Rico Rosario gets his first carry of the season, a 10-yard gain around right end. He was an All-State first-team selection a year ago as a junior and missed last week’s game against Saint Louis.
6:57: On a third-down play, Kalaola is sacked for a loss of 13 yards by Waianae’s Kalena Sione. Kapolei punts.
6:55: Kalaola finds Titus Mokiao-Atimalala for a 25-yard gain down the right sideline to the Waianae 47.
6:50: Kapolei punts it away on its second possession.
6:45: Waianae goes three and out on its first series.
6:44: Kaimana Swann-Merritt intercepts a Kanaiala Kalaola pass for Waianae on the first play of the game.


  1. Choloropicrin August 12, 2017 6:57 pm

    Waianae is the only team that still can’t develop a passing game. At least Farrington and Kahuku are trying.

  2. Choloropicrin August 12, 2017 8:33 pm

    Rory should go coach at a waianae and become the OC he’s has a better understanding of how to use Rosario at QB. Hahaha.

  3. August 12, 2017 9:05 pm

    felipo ohastro n darren herndez say yestrday kahu 24-0 game was boring . Lol now herndez team only 7-0

  4. Choloropicrin August 12, 2017 9:17 pm

    Waianae needs to make their Oline push sleds all next week, work on footwork and use the chutes to learn to stay low. Big for nothing, brute force doesn’t work, they need to learn technique. Rosario is talented, but it’s hard to run when there’s no push.

  5. Big Benz August 12, 2017 9:28 pm

    Kapolei’s defense is solid. Aaron Faamui, Dylan Toilolo and Rocky anchor them. Offense needs work badly. They need anchors on their side of the ball. Some of Amosa’s calls were questionable.

    And this game was more entertaining than Farrington and Campbell in my opinion. More rugged and defensive.

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