GAME NIGHT 8/18: Kamehameha/Mililani

No. 3 Mililani 31, No. 6 Kamehameha 24, Final

At John Kauinana Stadium
Kamehameha (1-1, 1-1 ILH) 0 3 7 14 — 24
Mililani (3-0, 1-0 OIA) 10 7 7 7 — 31
MIL—Raysen Motoyama 6 pass from Dillon Gabriel (Liam McGehee kick)
MIL—McGehee FG 29
MIL—Mystik Sampaga 8 pass from Gabriel (McGehee kick)
KS—Preston Rezentes FG 41
MIL—Ryan Chang 42 pass from Gabriel (McGehee kick)
KS—Reino Bush 15 pass from Christmas Togiai (Rezentes kick)
KS—Ramos fumble recovery in end zone (run failed)
KS—Ramos 40 pass from Togiai (Ezra Evaimalo pass from Hoku Arias)
MIL—Maka Hill 43 pass from Gabriel (McGehee kick)
JV—Kamehameha 39, Mililani 18.

RUSHING—Kamehameha: Reino Bush 10-24, Christmas Togiai 16-(-35), Alec Serrao 5-23, Laakea Ane 6-17, Ramos 1-6. Mililani: Gabriel 10-16, Motoyama 7-4, Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi 1-45.

PASSING—Kamehameha: Togiai 16-29-1-217, Ramos 1-1-0-8. Mililani: Gabriel 18-34-0-304, Kuboyama-Hayashi 0-2-0-0.

RECEIVING—Kamehameha: Skyler Ramos 7-141, Ane 2-32, Titus Maunakea 1-9, Serrao 2-9, Braden Akima 1-1, Bush 3-25, Togiai 1-8. Mililani: Kuboyama-Hayashi 4-59, Ryan Chang 4-99, Motoyama 3-24, Reichel Vegas 4-51, Sampaga 1-8, Hill 2-63.

The intermittent rain has become heavy, but Kamehameha drives to the 15, and Togiai has TE Brook Ai wide open in the middle of the end zone, but he can barely see the ball and it glances off his hands. Next play, Seth Ebesugawa sacks Togiai as he tries to lateral the ball, and Mckenna Alcover recovers at the 27 with 22 seconds left. Mililani kneels, game over. WOW.

Kamehameha comes up empty on its ensuing possession and punts. Mililani ball at its 27 with 6:16 left. Mililani has fourth and 2 at its 30, and Gabriel sends a pooch kick (punt) 55 yards, but the Trojans are called for unsportsmanlike conduct. Kamehameha ball at its 28.

Mililani comes up clutch, using just 1 minute and 13 seconds to drive 72 yards for a go-ahead TD. Gabriel’s spiral down the right sideline finds Maka Hill, his first catch of the game, for a 43-yard TD. WOWWW. MILILANI 31, KAMEHAMEHA 24, 7:33, Q4.

INCREDIBLE. A 55-yard punt by Mililani is wiped away, a 15-yard penalty by Kamehameha. Then the next punt is 17 yards and Kamehameha has it at the Mililani 40. Next play? Play action and a 40-yard catch and sprint by Ramos to paydirt. On the PAT, Hoku Arias lines up at RB, tosses a jump pass to Evaimalo for 2 points, tying the game. WOWOWW. KAMEHAMEHA 24, MILILANI 24, 8:46, Q4.

The loss of Tuiolemotu shows more now than it did early in the game. They miss his presence in the trenches and on offense, too. Mililani has had to respect Kamehameha’s ground game in this half, and that’s left the secondary in man coverage.

The Warriors convert on fourth and 6 with a pass from Ramos, on the jet sweep, to Togiai for a first down. Third down and goal at the 4, Togiai scrambles, fumbles and Ramos recovers the pigskin in the end zone. WOW. The PAT goes awry for the Warriors. The snap is low and the holder, Ramos, is ambushed. MILILANI 24, KAMEHAMEHA 16, 11:20, Q4.


Mililani offense goes three and out for the second time in a row. Punt, Kamehameha ball at its 47.

Another fake punt, an incomplete pass by Kuboyama-Hayashi to Chang — who wasn’t even looking for a throw — gives Kamehameha first down at the Mililani 32. However, the Warriors don’t capitalize. A pass by Togiai is intercepted at the 25. Another big stop by the Trojans.

Ramos with a tiptoe catch on the right sideline for a 25-yard gain, a great play by Togiai escaping the pocket. That sets up a 15-yard TD pass from Togiai to Reino Bush. MILILANI 24, KAMEHAMEHA 10, 9:10, Q3.

First possession of the second half for Mililani. First play, Gabriel has plenty of time, steps to the left side of the pocket and launches a bomb to Chang on a post route for a 42-yard TD. WOW. MILILANI 24, KAMEHAMEHA 3, 11:06, Q4.

Kamehameha receives the second-half opening kickoff and goes three and out. Vegas returns the punt and injures an ankle. Mililani ball at the Kamehameha 42-yard line.


At the half, Mililani has six sacks, including three by Save. Kamehameha has four, with 2.5 by Evaimalo. The difference has been experience by quarterbacks. Gabriel has managed to get the ball out quickly most of the time, and when Kamehameha had the ball in the red zone, the inexperience of their QB showed as he took two key sacks. Growing pains.

Huge loss for Mililani was a leg injury to two-way Mililani ironman Mykah Tuiolemotu in the first quarter.

At John Kauinana Stadium
Kamehameha (1-0, 1-0 ILH) 0 3 xx xx — 3
Mililani (2-0, 1-0 OIA) 10 7 xx xx — 17
MIL—Raysen Motoyama 6 pass from Dillon Gabriel (Liam McGehee kick)
MIL—McGehee FG 29
MIL—Mystik Sampaga 8 pass from Gabriel (McGehee kick)
KS—Preston Rezentes FG 41
JV—Kamehameha 39, Mililani 18.

#15 Reino Bush 6-14,
#16 Christmas Togiai 8-(-29),
#22 Alec Serrao 2-14,
#44 Laakea Ane 1-(-1)

#3 Gabriel 7-16,
#5 Motoyama 2-1,
#6 Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi 1-45

#16 Togiai 5-9-0-68

#3 Gabriel 12-23-0-170

#1 Skyler Ramos 3-41,
#44 Ane 1-18,
#22 Serrao 1-9

#6 Kuboyama-Hayashi 2-45,
#11 Ryan Chang 2-42,
#5 Motoyama 3-24,
#39 Reichel Vegas 4-51,
#2 Sampaga 1-8

Vegas is stripped of the ball on the ensuing kick return by Chanceton Kaleikoa and Dayne Maeva recovers at the Mililani 9. Huge break. But Kamehameha’s offense commits a penalty, and Togiai takes two sacks. Then Rezentes misses a FG. Mililani escapes unscathed.

The Warriors overcome another Evaimalo sack and march to the 21, then settle for a 41-yard field goal by Preston Rezentes. MILILANI 17, KAMEHAMEHA 3, 3:15, Q4.

After Kamehameha’s punt, Mililani starts from its 14, and the drive stalls at the Kamehameha 48. Kupono Blake and Evaimalo combine for an 11-yard sack to derail the Trojans.

Kamehameha offense showing some life, but Ramos is held by a Mililani defender on a bomb from Christmas Togiai, no flag. Kamehameha fans start booing.

Trojans call time on with fourth and 2 at their own 40, and punter Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi takes off down the right sideline, loses his right shoe and keeps churning to the Kamehameha 15. A conduct call brings it back to the 30. Kamehameha comes up with a key sack, but draws a yellow flag, 15-yard penalty. Gabriel finds Reichel Vegas for a 26-yard gain, then hits Mystik Sampaga for an 8-yard TD on a post route. PAT is good, and a personal foul is called on Kamehameha. Warriors hurting themselves big time. MILILANI 17, KAMEHAMEHA 0, 11:05, Q2


Mililani converts on third and long as Gabriel takes off for a 12-yard run, takes a shot and gets up. Time out, Kamehameha, 4:08 left in the first quarter. KS having issues keeping Gabriel contained, but Tiger Peterson is busy covering Chang. Three plays later, Kamehameha LB Hoku Arias is down with an injury and leaves the game. The Warriors mix up coverages and Gabriel throws five incompletions in a row. Liam McGehee’s 29-yard field goal is good. He’s a lefty. MILILANI 10, KAMEHAMEHA 0, 3:29, Q1.

Kamehameha’s first series ends with a fourth-down sack by the Trojans, who tallied two during the drive. Both were by DL Ezra Save.

The Trojans march 59 yards in six plays. Dillon Gabriel swings a pass to Raysen Motoyama for a 6-yard TD. Gabriel went deep twice. One led to defensive pass interference and the other was a 40-yard haul by Ryan Chang. MILILANI 7, KAMEHAMEHA 0, 9:41, Q1.


Kamehameha wins the coin toss and will kick off.

Conditions are overcast, slightly cool, but still a little muggy. Not expecting any heavy rain, per weather forecast.

In the JV game, Kamehameha rallied for a 39-18 win over Mililani.

Click here for Kamehameha’s roster
Click here for Mililani’s roster


  1. "UNITY=STRENGTH" August 18, 2018 5:06 pm

  2. TooMeke August 18, 2018 6:26 pm

    Millz by 30+…

  3. Hawaii five 0 August 18, 2018 6:48 pm

    Ill take the 30+ kamehameha run game going eat clock

  4. Choloropicrin August 18, 2018 7:25 pm

    Of all the OIA schools Mills and Kapolei taps and jaws a lot. After every play some Mililani player is yapping their mouth.

  5. Robocop August 18, 2018 8:17 pm

    Yes Mililani is running their mouths but they are the very team that comes up short against the top teams.

  6. Choloropicrin August 18, 2018 10:02 pm

    Discipline will be Mililani’s downfall again this year. Having close to 200 yards in penalties will not help them win the big games.

  7. 88 August 18, 2018 10:05 pm

    Their downfall is that they are not that good.

  8. Izzz statue!!! August 18, 2018 10:07 pm

    Mililani cornerbacks better get a good week of practice in. St. Louis QB going have a field day if they play like this.

  9. Choloropicrin August 18, 2018 10:08 pm

    @88 I tend to agree with their defensive. I don’t think Mills D will be able to hang with Punahou and STL.

  10. BOH August 18, 2018 11:46 pm

    Mill beat Kam thats all that needs to be said. NExT game!
    I think Mill vs. Pun is a toss up.

  11. C-Pop August 19, 2018 7:16 pm

    Opinion: State Open Final 4
    1. St. Louis
    2. Kahuku
    3. Mililani
    4. Punahou or Kamehameha

  12. C-Pop August 19, 2018 7:22 pm

    3 OIA Teams -1 ILH 😂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email