Week 2 of the Hawaii high school football season begins Friday with five games on Oahu and two others involving Oahu teams taking place on Maui.
The Roosevelt Rough Riders, coming off a close 28-21 loss to Division I Kaiser last weekend, host the McKinley Tigers at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. McKinley has been shut out in its last five games played (not including two forfeits) and is looking for its first offensive points since Week 2 against Mililani last season. McKinley’s last win against Roosevelt was in 2013 when the Rough Riders had to forfeit.
Live updates of the game will follow below:
9:50 p.m.: Chavis Paia 2 TD rushing, 66 yards, plus 2 catches for 41 yards and a TD. Kekahuna 66 yards rushing also, and a rushing TD, plus 2 TD passing, 68 yds
9:48 p.m.: A ridiculous penalty at the McKinley 15 wipes out a sure third rushing touchdown by Roosevelt’s Chavis Paia, who was gone. Roosevelt settles for the emphatic win as they take a knee in Tiger territory.
41-14 is your final.
9:39 p.m.: McKinley is finding something to be excited about late in this one. Burly Iulio Antonio rumbles 62 yards on a scoop-and-score fumble recovery to make it 41-14 with 3:29 left in the game. They have improved by a ton in this game.
9:24 p.m.: Touchdown Tigers! They find paydirt for the first time this season. Big boy Sioeli-Keola Lopes-Liutolo bulls his way in and Nolan Gomez converts the XP. McKinley on the board down 41-7
9:21 p.m.: 22-yard gain by Anthony Jim plus late hit out of bounds has McKinley knocking on the door from the 12.
9:20 p.m.: McKinley with a first down on a carry by Jonah Stephens to open the fourth quarter. Tigers into Roosevelt territory going for their first score in six games played. Roosevelt shut them out 39-0 last year.
9:16 p.m.: Roosevelt’s 41 points is its most since scoring 43 at Waialua in 2007 and it is only their fifth time over 40 since 2000.
9:11 p.m.: Randy Eusebio returns a Tigers punt 42 yards from midfield and has the Riders poised for another score. 4 min left 3Q
Noah Rosa now in at QB for Roosevelt
9:10 p.m.: Third quarter underway. Kekahuna has the Riders on the march and Chavis Paia weaves through for 8-yd score just about untouched. Paia’s second rushing TD and third overall tonight. 34-0 Roosevelt, 7:15 3Q
McKinley muffs the kickoff return and starts at its own 8. Looking like another long year for the Tigers barring some serious improvement.
8:36 p.m.: At the half, Roosevelt QB Shastyn Kekahuna is 3-for-6 with 58 yards and 2 TDs passing, plus 46 yds on the ground and a score. His McKinley counterpart, Elyjah Badua, is 0-for-5 passing with a pick. McKinley offensive leader is RB Anthony Jim with 20 yards on seven carries.
8:35 p.m.: Disaster strikes for McKinley, which botches a handoff and has the fumble recovered by Roosevelt’s Charles “Lino” Kau‘aula at the 17. Kekahuna immediately finds Chris Kalamau-Molina in the corner of the end zone. Kalamau-Molina appears to drop it after a step in the end zone, but the officials raises their arms. Roosevelt takes a 27-0 lead into the break.
8:30 p.m.: McKinley turns back Kekahuna in the final minute of the half with Tigers’ second sack. Visitors will have 32 seconds to try to do something after punt
8:20 p.m.: Shastyn Kekahuna powers through the McKinley line for a 42-yard keeper TD. He now has 1 TD passing, 1 TD rushing. XP is good and Roosevelt leads it 20-0, 4:18 left 2Q
8:15 p.m.: Nothing doing for poor McKinley on offense, but a great punt stuns the Roosevelt return man, who has to retreat back into his own territory. Tigers are making strides, they struggled with special teams initially.
8:05 p.m.: McKinley forces Roosevelt to punt for the first time thanks to a sack by Sioeli-Keola Lopes-Liutolo.
8:02 p.m.: McKinley gets a punt off. Roosevelt takes over in its own territory for the first time right at the end of the 1Q
7:59 p.m.: The Rough Riders have already matched their number of completed passes from last week (1), and we are still in the first quarter.
7:57 p.m.: On 4th and 7 from the 32, Kekahuna tosses a dump-off pass to Chavis Paia. Paia weaves his way through traffic and does a great spin move at the 5 to go all the way in for the TD. Kick fails. 13-0 Roosevelt, 1:17 left 1Q
2nd TD for Paia, 1 rush 1 rcv
7:54 p.m.: Elyjah Badua throws a pick, Roosevelt takes over in Tiger territory for third straight time. 3 min left 1Q. Three TOs for McKinley if you include the faulty punts.
7:50 p.m.: Shastyn Kekahuna can’t convert a 4th-and-7 pass, McKinley gets out of it this time.
7:47 p.m.: McKinley muffs another punt snap, Roosevelt takes over in Tiger territory again.
7:43 p.m.: Roosevelt capitalizes, converts a 4th and 1 at the 20 and Chavis Paia punches in a 1-yarder. Xp good, 7-0 Roos, 8:19 1Q
7:38 p.m.: McKinley having problems snapping the ball. Bad snap on punt has the punter scramble and Roosevelt well within Tiger territory on first possession.
7:28 p.m.: Almost ready for kickoff. Roosevelt has OL Ben Likio and S Malu Aipa-Dolan out with concussions. McKinley rolling with Elyjah-Dane Badua at QB but coach Sam Cantiberos said he’s got multiple players out for ineligibles. Roosevelt has a few as well.
7:03 p.m.: Roosevelt sets the tone with a 40-0 win over McKinley in the JV game.