GAME NIGHT 8/18: Farrington/Nanakuli

Farrington quarterback Chris Afe-Alaivanu passed for 214 yards and ran for 52 in Saturday's win over Castle. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

For the first time since 2013, Farrington will take the field unranked in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10. That same year is also the last time the Govs started a season 0-2, but they bounced back to win the next eight. Can they do it again? The road begins in the Valley against Nanakuli, which earned its fist win since 2015 last week against Aiea.

Nanakuli leads the series 3-1-1 but hasn’t beaten the Governors since 1984. Farrington hasn’t played on Nanakuli’s field since 1985, a 7-7 tie, and has never won in the valley. Farrington has not started a season 0-3 since 2005.

Head coach: Randall Okimoto
2017 Govs roster


Head coach: Kili Watson
2017 Golden Hawks roster

Farrington 35, Nanakuli 0, FINAL

10:14 — Farrington grinding out first downs between the tackles until Morgan takes the ball away from Eter on a fourth down sneak with less than 3 minutes left.

9:52 — Blessing Umaga forces a fumble on a sack in the end zone, Liki Taoai recovers. TOUCHDOWN FARRINGTON. Eter completes the 2-pt PAT to Foi Sila. Govs up 35-0, 6:33. Running clock in effect.

9:45 — Eter with a throwback screen to Faamatau who rumbles 25 yards. TOUCHDOWN FARRINGTON. PAT wide. 8:33

9:43 — Nanakuli’s Chayce Morgan strips the ball away from Castilliano. But Alob comes up with his second interception of the game.

9:35 — Nanakuli gets the ball to open the second half. Tanuvasa in the backfield again to force an incomplete pass. Golden Hawks punt, Farrington takes over at the Nanakuli 31.

9:17 — Nanakuli comes up with a fumble at its 26 but gives the ball right back. Eter incomplete on two deep throws. Timeout Farrington with :06 left. Timeout Nanakuli. Another incomplete pass, another timeout with :02 left. Eter’s throw to the end zone is knocked down. Halftime.

9:06 — Tanuvasa bats a third-down pass and Nanakuli punts out of its end zone. Farrington ball at its 43 with 1:19 left in the half.

9:02 — Farrington’s third sack of Kipi effectively ends Nanakuli’s possession. Farrington goes three-and-out, but the punt pins Nanakuli at its 5. 1:51

8:54 — After a roughing the passer penalty on Nanakuli and an 8-yard completion, Chasen Castilliano finds room around the left side and sprints down the sideline to a 46-yard score. TOUCHDOWN FARRINGTON. PAT good. 4:45

8:48 — Kipi hits Joey Vea-Quitog on a 26-yard completion to the Farrington 31. Govs answer with back-to-back sacks for 11 yards in losses. Pass interference gives Nanakuli third and 6. Hawks come up empty on third and fourth down throws. Farrington ball.

8:35 — Farrington gets the ball back on Wendell Alob’s interception near midfield. Eter goes 3-for-4 in a six-play drive capped by Tre Barrett’s17-yard reception. TOUCHDOWN FARRINGTON. PAT good. 9:25.

8:30 — Farrington recovers a fumbled snap at the Nanakuli 15. Govs strike right away with Eter rolling right and connecting with Reginald Faamatau. TOUCHDOWN FARRINGTON. PAT good. 11:45.

8:28 — Afe-Alaivanu sharing time at QB with Stephen Eter. He’s shaken up after a short run, Eter keeps on third and long is stopped short. Farrrington punts for the third time. Tanuvasa sacks Kipi on the final play of the first quarter.

8:22 — Farrington goes three-and-out again and Nanakuli takes over at its 35. Golden Hawks grind out a first down on the ground and Kipi completes a 10-yard pass on third and 12. Kipi keeps on fourth down and gets loose down the left side for a 20-yard gain. Kipi complete to Sinai Robello to the 5. Miscue on the snap and Farrington’s Liki Taoai recovers at the Govs’ 10.

8:10 — Nanakuli QB Nahum Kipi scrambles for 9 yards on third and 5 and a late hit moves the ball to the Farrington 35. A fumbled snap stalls the drive and Farrington’s Thane Tanuvasa breaks up a pass on fourth down.

8:05 — Chris Afe-Alaivanu starts at QB for Farrington. After a false start, two incomplete passes and a short run, the Governors punt. Nanakuli ball at its 35.

7:58 — Nanakuli wins the toss and defers. Farrington will receive.

7:28 p.m. — Farrington holds off Nanakuli to win the JV game 27-18. Varsity coming up probably around 8.



  1. Clayton Mahuka August 18, 2017 6:41 pm

    1985 we beat Farrington, I was on that team.

  2. Jerry Campany August 18, 2017 6:54 pm

    Thanks, Clayton, I will have to schedule a trip to the library to check it.

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