GAME NIGHT 8/13: Kaiser/Mililani

Mililani WR Roman Tovi dove for extra yardage in the first quarter of the Trojans' canceled game against Saint Louis. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Mililani WR Roman Tovi dove for extra yardage in the first quarter of the Trojans’ canceled game against Saint Louis. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Six games are on tap Saturday night on Oahu while both St. Francis and Kamehameha hit the neighbor islands for nonleague contests.

The defending OIA runner-up Mililani Trojans got in a quarter of work last week against Saint Louis before the lights went out. They hope the problem is fixed as they return to John Kauinana Stadium to host the Kaiser Cougars, who opened the season with a 28-21 win over Roosevelt to give head coach Arnold Martinez a win in his Cougars debut.

Kickoff is approximately 6:30 p.m. and live updates will follow below:


Unfortunately, the scoreboard is out of service.
Unfortunately, the scoreboard is out of service.
The field lights are working this time at beautiful John Kauinana Stadium.
The field lights are working this time at beautiful John Kauinana Stadium.

FINAL: Mililani 42, Kaiser 7.

FOURTH QUARTER
Keoni Pangan with a nice 11-yard TD pass from Torres in the right corner of the end zone. MIL 42, KAIS 7.

THIRD QUARTER
Tasi Malepeai tips a a pass by Torres from the end zone, and Keawe Fox dives for the ball. Interception and touchdown. MIL 42, KAIS 0.

Clock is on running time due to the 35-point mercy rule.

The third quarter ends with the score 42-0.

SECOND QUARTER
Kaiser punt is shanked, 7 yards and Mililani takes over at the Cougars’ 22. Four plays later, Gabriel fires to Dustin Gapusan for an 11-yard TD strike. MIL 28, KAIS 0.

Kaiser’s punting woes continue. This time it’s a 16-yard punt that goes out at the 18. Short field again for Mililani, which needs just two plays to score again. A 15-yard toss to Roman Tovi, then Gabriel finds Tovi at the pylon for a 3-yard TD pass. MIL 35, KAIS 0.


The half ends with backups in many positions for Mililani. Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi takes over at QB for the Trojans in the final series of the first half. Gabriel finishes the game (it appears) 10-for-12, 128 yards, three TDs, no picks. And the two incompletions were drops.

Kaiser has minus-7 rushing yards so far. QB Kainoa Torres is 4-for-5, 5 passing yards.

FIRST QUARTER
Trojans smooth and poised even on fourth down. Dillon Gabriel leads them downfield, a 53-yard drive in seven plays. Gabriel finds Andrew Vallasdares for a 32-yard bomb on fourth and 10 for the score. Scoreboard not working, so we have no word on the clock time for the score. MIL 7, KAIS 0.

Kaiser goes three and out, punt of 23 yards goes out of bounds at midfield.

Trojans need just seven more plays to hit paydirt again. A 24-yard completion to Kainalu Wong sparks it. Kailiohu Kila blasts in from 3 yards out for the TD. MIL 14, KAIS 0.

Kaiser goes three and out again, and Vallasdares’ 45-yard punt return to the house is wiped out by a Mililani personal foul.

The Trojans take a sack as Gabriel holds the ball too long, and after the first incompletion (a drop), and another procedure call, Coach Rod York opts to punt. Another procedure call. That’s 35 penalty yards already. But they eventually punt rugby style and it’s perfect, bouncing to the 2 and downed.


Cougars punt and Vallasdares has a scintillating 44-yard return to the 5. Gabriel drops back, then scrambles into the end zone, 5-yard TD run. MIL 21, KAIS 0.

Second quarter ends after the kickoff and two plays from scrimmage. James Ishii sacks Kaiser QB Kainoa Torres and it’s third and 16 for Kaiser when the second quarter begins.

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