GAME NIGHT 8/26: Kaimuki/Iolani

Kaimuki running back Ieke Seei-Cleveland rumbled his way into the end zone for one of three touchdowns he scored against Kalani. Photo by George F. Lee/Star-Advertiser.

Kaimuki, which has averaged 52 points in its two wins to start the season, heads down the road to Kozuki Stadium to face ‘Iolani in the annual Father Bray game.

Head coach: David Tautofi
2017 Bulldogs’ roster


Head coach: Wendell Look
2017 Raiders roster

‘Iolani 57, Kaimuki 34, FINAL

6:04 — Solomon is sacked and fumbles. ‘Iolani recovers and takes a knee.

6:00 — ‘Iolani runs it three times and Kaimuki calls timeout with 1:09 left as we hit the 3 hour mark.

5:56 — The scoring binge continues with Solomon throwing a 30-yard fade to Elijah Lemau. TOUCHDOWN KAIMUKI. PAT good.  2:42

5:51 — Chong throws a 29-yard pass to Jake Kaneda over the middle. TOUCHDOWN ‘IOLANI. PAT good. 3:25.

5:42 — After Mizutani’s punt pins Kaimuki at its 3, the Bulldogs drive 97 yards in nine plays. Saburban Castillo 10 yard reception from Solomon. TOUCHDOWN KAIMUKI. PAT run failed. 6:02

5:31 — Mizutani’s 15-yard completion to Carter Kamana gives him 503. Jonah Chong takes over at QB.

5:22 — Mizutani breaks his own school record with a completion to Carter Kamana to give him 488 yards. Nishigaya caps a 10-play drive with a 5-yard run. TOUCHDOWN ‘IOLANI. PAT good.  :30

5:08 — Mizutani misses on two deep balls and ‘Iolani punts. Kaimuki also goes three and out. They line up to punt but snap it to the up man. But the fake is whistled dead due to 12 players on the field. This time the Bulldogs kick it away. ‘Iolani ball at its 34 at 2:51.

5:02 — Genovia breaks loose for a 46-yard catch and run to the Kaimuki 2. Nishigaya finishes with a TOUCHDOWN ‘IOLANI. PAT good. 5:39. Mizutani up to 445 yards.

4:58 — Kaimuki on the march again when Solomon hits Kaulana Kaluna, who loses control. Kyler Mento recovers for ‘Iolani.

4:55 — Mizutani drives ‘Iolani to the 14, but a third down pass is broken up by Antolin. Makekau’s 32-yard attempt is wide right. Kaimuki takes over at 7:46

4:47 — Kaimuki strikes quickly with Solomon completions to Mana Mahiai for 16 and 34 yards. Seei-Cleveland 2 yard TOUCHDOWN KAIMUKI. PAT good.

HALFTIME: Mizutani goes into halftime at 17-for-25 for 334 yards and three TDs. He holds the school record of 485 yards set against Kamehameha in 2015. Jonah Miayzawa 6 catches for 115.

4:18 — Mizutani rolls right and hits Drake Shigemura for 12 yards on fourth and 2 to the Kaimuki 12. ‘Iolani spikes with :13 left. Incomplete pass at :09. Pass through the back of the end zone. Clock shows :00, but looked like there was time left. Officials add :01. Falso start pushes Makekau’s field goal attempt back but she drills it from 35 yards out as time expires.

4:14 —  Kaimuki elects to go for it on fourth and 1 from its 35. Ball is fumbled and Nishigaya recovers. ‘Iolani ball with about a minute left.

4:06 — Micah Shikada with an interception return for 43 yards to the Kaimuki 10. Mizutani scores on a 5-yard quarterback draw. TOUCHDOWN ‘IOLANI. PAT good. 3:03

4:01 — Mizutani to Justin Genovia, who takes the short pass, cuts through a seam and he’s gone 65 yards. TOUCHDOWN ‘IOLANI. PAT wide. 3:52

3:59 — Solomon leads an 11-play march and a 26-yard completion to Elijah Lemalu sets up Solomon’s 2-yard sneak. TOUCHDOWN KAIMUKI. Seei-Cleveland powers in the 2-point conversion. 4:37

3:46 — ‘Iolani’s Brock Hedani wraps up Seei-Cleveland on third down to force a three and out. ‘Iolani can’t get much and Mizutani punts. Kaimuki touches the rolling ball and recovers in the scramble at its 26.

3:42 — Miyazawa gets loose again on the right side and he’s down the sidleine for a 36-yard TOUCHDOWN ‘IOLANI. PAT good. 11:11.

3:38 – First quarter ends with Nishigaya;s 3 yard run to the Kaimuki 37.

3:34 — Antolin with another big kickoff return to the ‘Iolani 38. Seei-Cleveland three carries for 22 yards to the 1. Jordan Solomon sneaks it in. TOUCHDOWN KAIMUKI. PAT off the post. 0:42.

3:29 — Mizutani hits Kaua Nishigaya on the right side. He breaks a tackle near midfield and he’s gone. TOUCHDOWN ‘IOLANI, 76 yards. PAT good. 2:22

3:26 — Josiah Antolin returns a squib kick 30 yards to the ‘Iolani 46. Seei-Cleveland picks up 21 yards on three carries, but is stopped on third down at the Iolani 18 and a 36-yard FG attempt is short.

3:19 —  Mizutani opens the drive with a 20-yard completion to Rayden Kaneshiro, similar to the Miyazawa on the previous drive. Kaua Nishigaya with a tough 15-yard run up the middle to the 10. Drive stalls and Makekau hits another field goal, this one from 24 yards. 6:55

3:12 — Kaimuki takes possession at its 30. Ieke Seei-Cleveland picks up 3 yards on second down, third down pass incomplete. Flag thrown on the hit, but waved off and Kaimuki punts. ‘Iolani ball at its 35. 9:25

3:07 —  Tai-John Mizutani hits Jonah Miyazawa over the middle and Miyazawa gets down the sideline for a 55-yard gain to the Kaimuki 10. A sack by Richard Moon III pushes the Raiders back to the 15. Mika Makekau drills a 32-yard field goal to open the scoring. 10:12

3:01 p.m. — ‘Iolani wins the toss and will receive to open the Father Bray Classic.


NOTES: ‘Iolani has won all five games in the series in the Prep Bowl and state championship eras, but it hasn’t faced Kaimuki since 2010. The Bulldogs haven’t played on Iolani’s field since 2008. The last time Kaimuki beat Iolani was 1972 at Honolulu Stadium. ‘Iolani hasn’t started a season 0-2 since 1981, 10 years before Wendell Look became the coach. Kaimuki has visited Hamada field twice and both times lost a close game, 11-8 and 41-40. Kaimuki can start 3-0 for the first time since 2011. Iolani’s Justin Genovia needs to average 95.2 yards in his last eight scheduled games to join the exclusive 2k receiving club. Iolani’s Tai-John Mizutani is 1,382 yards away from becoming the 15th member of the 6k passing club and he needs two more 300-plus efforts to tie Kiran Kepoo and Brian Ah Yat for the most in school history with four. Look will coach in his 310th game, second most all time behind Don Botelho (443). Ieke Seei-Cleveland of Kaimuki is second on Oahu with 324 rushing yards and has a gaudy 8.3 yards per attempt.


  1. Tokotoko August 26, 2017 6:05 pm

    Man, I bet everyone thought Iolani would get lit up against Kaimuki, especially after their recent beating from a very potent Hilo team a few weeks ago at Kozuki Stadium.
    Props to the Raiders for a very impressive win over a very physical and talented Bulldog squad.

  2. phILHarmonic August 28, 2017 11:42 am

    I tell you this, it must have been a very miserable existence for the assistant coaches and players after that butt whooping from Hilo. it was probably hell every day at practice, film review, and they probably tried their best to avoid wendell during the school day. good ol fashioned fear, and look they did well against a good kaimuki team. nice to see old school is still alive.

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