GAME NIGHT 8/12: McKinley/Roosevelt

McKinley’s Jonah Stephens battled for some tough yards against Pac-Five. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
McKinley’s Jonah Stephens battled for some tough yards against Pac-Five. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

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.

Roosevelt is ready to rumble. Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser
Roosevelt is ready to rumble. Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser

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.





  1. "UNITY=STRENGHT" August 12, 2016 4:53 pm

    Mckinley should be getting serious and focused right now exspecially at defense leave it all out on the field receivers and running backs should be catching and holding on the ball at the end what ever the result at 100% who cares!!!

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