GAME NIGHT 8/20: Kapolei/Leilehua

Jaymin Sarono and Kapolei are looking to get back on track after a tough loss. Jay Metzger / Special to the Star-Advertiser
Jaymin Sarono and Kapolei are looking to get back on track after a tough loss. Jay Metzger / Special to the Star-Advertiser

Six more games on Oahu scheduled for Saturday including a couple of afternoon tilts involving neighbor island teams. Let’s get to it.

The Hurricanes dropped from No. 5 to No. 9 in this week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 after losing 35-14 to Waianae. The Mules play their third ranked team in as many weeks to start the season, but hey, at least it isn’t No. 1 Kahuku and No. 3 Punahou?

History: Leilehua leads the all-time series 7-3 but the Hurricanes won the last meeting — a 48-27 victory in 2013.

Live updates of the 6:30 p.m. kickoff will follow below:

FINAL—No. 9 Kapolei 44, Leilehua 13.

9:25—Leilehua puts together a scoring drive with the aid of four Kapolei penalties, including two pass interference calls. Andres throws a 1-yd TD pass to Piceno. 2-pt conversion failed. Leilehua trails 44-13, 2:58 Q4.

9:09—Dreyden-Steele Kawehiwehi rumbles 33 yards to the Leilehua 6. Three plays later, Tagovailoa hits Wyatt Perez for his third TD pass of the night. PAT good. Kapolei up 44-7, 10:58 Q4.

9:01—Kapolei 37, Leilehua 7, end 3rd qtr.

8:56—Leighton Rosa takes three straight handoffs and scores on a 28-yard run. PAT good. Kapolei’s lead grows to 37-7, :18, Q3.

8:53—Piceno fakes a punt again and this time completes a 30-yard pass to Keanu Hirota to the Kapolei 20. But Andres’ next pass is intercepted by Omar Mareko, who takes it all the way to the end zone. But his 84-yard return is called back by a penalty.

8:39—Facing second-and-25 at midfield, Tagovailoa finds Wyatt Perez for a 41-yard completion. Two plays later, Sarono catches a 7-yd TD pass. PAT good. Kapolei up 30-7, 4:41 Q3.

8:37—Kona Andres completes a 16-yard pass to Kaleo Aloha Piceno, but stays on the turf after the play. He leaves the field on his own power and comes right back in. His shovel pass on third and 7 goes right to Kapolei lineman Dylan Naehu, but the ball is dropped. Piceno lines up to punt but keeps it up the middle. He’s stopped well short of the first down, giving Kapolei possession at the Mules’ 34, 7:38 Q3.

8:15—Leilehua nearly matches its first-half output on a 51-yard completion from Kona Andres to Jayjay Antolin to get the Mules on the board. PAT good. Kapolei leads 23-7, 11:18 Q3.

7:55—Kapolei 23, Leilehua 0 halftime. Tagovailoa went 11-for-20 for 135 yards with an interception and a touchdown. Leilehua has 52 yards in total offense.

7;50—Kapolei drives to the Leilehua 16 but get pushed back by a holding penalty. Beau Meyer lines up for a 38-yard field goal attempt, but a false start moves him back five more yards. No problem for Meyer, who drills it from 43 yards out. Kapolei leads 23-0, :44, Q2.

7:32—Kapolei adds to the lead with a five-play drive. Kansana scores his second TD on a 7-yard run. Tagovailoa goes 3-for-3 on the drive, highlighted by a 31-yd completion to Isaiah Ahana. Two Leilehua penalties aid the march. Hurricanes up 20-0, 3:37, Q2.

7:25—Since Kapolei’s second TD, Leilehua lost the ball on downs at the Kapolei 30 and the teams have traded four punts. Braxton Victor now has three TFL for 25 yards in losses for Leilehua.

7:13—Kapolei 13, Leilehua 0, end 1st qtr.

7:03—Segovia comes up with his second interception. Josh Kansana caps a four-play drive  withoa 2-yd TD run. PAT failed. Kapolei up 13-0, 3:56 Q1.

6:55—Braxton Victor comes up with his second sack for an 8-yard loss. But Tagovailoa breaks containment for a 25-yard scramble on the next play. Kapolei drives to the 10 but Charles Moku Watson intercepts a pass in the end zone. Kapolei’s Kalani Segovia gets the ball back for the Hurricanes with a pick and returns it to the 7. Tagovailoa swings a pass to Jaymin Sarono for a touchdown. PAT good. Kapolei up 7-0, 5:50 Q1.

6:49—After two runs, Leilehua’s Braxton Victor sacks Taulia Tagovailoa on third-and-2 to force a punt. Leilehua goes three-and-out as well on its first possession.

6:40—Slightly behind schedule but Kapolei wins the toss and will receive to open the game.

6:06 p.m. — Kapolei wins the JV game 15-0. Varsity should be coming up at close to 6:30.


  1. WahiawaGreenandGold August 20, 2016 2:13 pm

    Mules took a one two punch on the chin from #3 Punahou and #1 Kahuku but still up and scrapping!!!
    Don’t overlook the mules because it’s all about business now… Not personal!!! Nice to see you out there again A. Manley… And J. Jones… Welcome to Wahiawa… But to keep it humble, we love you both but it’s gonna be back the drawing board for the Hurricanes!!! Aloha… Goodluck… Hurricanes is just a tropical drizzle at Hugh Yoshida Stadium!!!
    GOOOOOOO MULES!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Jeezy33 August 21, 2016 8:39 am

    lol overlook the mules. They’re awful this year.

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