GAME NIGHT 8/26: Kapolei/Farrington

Kapolei's Christian Broome intercepted a Campbell pass in the Hurricanes' season opener. Photo by Jay Metzger/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

No. 5 Kapolei had to forfeit its win over Castle last week for using an ineligible player. The Hurricanes have been impressive on the field and take on a Governors team looking for a statement win over a ranked opponent.

Head coach: Darren Hernandez
2017 Hurricanes roster


Head coach: Randall Okimoto
2017 Governors roster

Farrington 28, No. 5 Kapolei 7, final

9:49: Game over.

9:43: Samsen Tanuvasa runs up the middle for a 43-yard touchdown. Umaga misses the extra point. Farrington 28, Kapolei 7, 2:00 left in game.

9:42: Thane Tanuvasa knocks down a Kalaola fourth down pass. Govs take over on downs at the Kapolei 43.

9:39: Govs punt. Kapolei ball on their own 36.

9:34: Farrington gets the ball back anyway on Castilliano’s second interception.

9:30: Thane Tanuvasa’s interception is nullified on a pass interference penalty on Farrington. Kapolei advances to the Farrington 35.

9:28: On a fourth and one at the Kapolei 36, Farrington comes up short. Governors offensive lineman Salima Faasavalu is thrown out of the game for throwing a punch.

9:22: Tanuvasa picks up a first down with a 1-yard run to the Kapolei 45.

9:20: Farrington just passed midfield on three Eter passes and a 7-yard Samsen Tanuvasa run.


9:19: Third quarter ends.

9:12: Chasen Catilliano swoops in from behind the play to catch up an open Kapolei receiver in the end zone and he leaps to intercept a Kalaola pass. Farrington ball at its own 20.

9:09: A screen pass from Kalaola to Titus Mokiao-Atimalala goes for 24 yards to the Farrington 33.

9:07: Kalaola hits Marquis Montgomery down the middle for a 33-yard gain to the Hurricanes’ 43.

9:03: Aaron Faumui, Rocky Savea and Peni Naulu are in on tackles for loss and Farrington punts. Umaga’s 58-yard punt goes into the Kapolei end zone. Hurricanes start at the 20.

8:58: Joshua Matagi sacks Kalaola on a fourth-down play from the Farrington 35. Govs take over on downs.

8:54: Eter breaks free for a 24-yard gain on Farrington’s first possession of the second half, but three plays later he throws a pass that is intercepted by Saige Mactagone-Kuhaulua. Kapolei starts from its own 48.

Some halftime stats:

>> Net scrimmage yardage … Farrington 53, Kapolei 45.

>> Kapolei’s defense has three sacks among six total tackles for loss.

>> Farrington has four sacks of Kalaola, who is 8-for-18 for 68 yards with one interception and one touchdown.

>> The Govs have two defensive TDs, one on a punt block return and one on an interception return.

8:29: Eter takes a knee twice and it’s halftime.

8:27: On third down, Kalaola is sacked for a 9-yard loss by Cameron Faletufuga and the Hurricanes punt it away.

8:24: Farrington has a fourth and 14 situation from its own 16. Umaga just gets the punt off against a heavy rush. Kapolei ball at its own 49.

8:12: The Hurricanes go three and out and punt for the fifth time out of seven possessions.

8:04: On a third-down play, Farrington’s Wendell Alob intercepts a high Kalaola pass and returns it 60 yards for a touchdown. Umaga kicks the extra point. Farrington 22, Kapolei 7, 6:56 left in the first half.

7:59: After a short punt, Kapolei has the ball at the 50.

7:57: After two penalties and a Junior Tuia sack, Farrington’s Umaga is back to punt.

7:55: Afe-Alaivanu is in at QB for the Govs. He connects with Eter for a 13-yard gain.

7:52: First quarter ends.

7:51: Govs start at their own 29.

7:48: On the next play, Kalaola finds Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala down the middle of the field and the slotback puts the jets on to complete a 49-yard touchdown pass play. Braedon Bantolina kicks the extra point. Farrington 15, Kapolei 7, 0:07 left in first quarter.

7:47: The teams exchange punts. It’s now Kapolei ball at the Farrington 49 after a Govs personal foul penalty.

7:37: Eter is dropped for a 3-yard loss, but on the next play, Chris Afe-Alaivanu comes in under center and takes a snap. He laterals the ball (overhand) to Eter, who throws it to Malik Lokeni wide open down the left side for a 31-yard touchdown. Eter takes a high snap as the holder on the conversion attempt and takes it around right end for two points. Farrington 15, Kapolei 0, 4:32 left in first quarter.

7:35: Farrington advances to the Kapolei 28 after a 15-yard personal foul penalty on the Hurricanes.

7:32: The Hurricanes can’t get out of the whole and punt it away. Govs take over at the Kapolei 43.

7:30: On first down for Kapolei, Farrington’s Foi Sila sacks Kalaola.

7:24: Thane Tanuvasa blasts through the line to block a punt attempt by Dreyden-Steele Kawehehi at the Kapolei 40. He picks up the ball at the 32 and returns it all the way for a touchdown. Blessing Umaga kicks the extra point. Farington 7, Kapolei 0, 7:17 left in first quarter.

7:20: Farrington goes three and out, thanks in part to Junior Tuia’s tackle for loss for Kapolei. Govs punter Blessing Umaga gets a high snap, takes a few steps out of the way of two rushers and gets off a short punt. The Hurricanes will start from Farringtn’s 47.

7:16: Farrington starts at its own 33. Stephen Eter is the QB.

7:14: After one first down, Kalaola throws three straight incompletions and Kapolei is back to punt.

7:11: Kaniala Kalaola is in at QB for the Hurricanes, who start at thir own 34.

7:10: The game is being played in honor of the late Dominic Jay Dagami, a Farrington senior who died of cancer recently.

7:09: Farrington wins the coin toss and deferred for the second half. Kapolei will receive. Farrington will defend the mauka end zone.

7:09: The captains are meeting at midfield for the coin toss.

6:56: Varsity kickoff is about 15 minutes away.

>> The junior varsity game ended in a scoreless tie. There were several turnovers in a wild last few minutes, when both teams drove into enemy territory.

NOTES: Farrington leads the series 7-2 but Kapolei has won two of the last three. Kapolei coach Darren Hernandez is two wins away from tying former Kailua coach Alex Kane for sixth all time among OIA coaches and Randall Okimoto is six wins away. Okimoto is two wins away from tying Al Espinda for the school record. Okimoto is 8-5-1 all-time against Hernandez. Kapolei has never had a rusher gain more than 89 yards against Farrington, and that came way back in in 2008. Kapolei hasn’t had a rusher go over 100 yards against anyone since Triston Pebria had 111 in 2013, a span of 36 games, the longest dearth in school history.

Farrington has not had a rusher go over 100 yards in six games, the longest drought for the program since the last six games of 2010. Kapolei quarterback Kaniala Kalaola is the Oahu leader in passing yards and touchdowns. Kapolei’s Mokiai-Atimalala brothers are second and third in Division I yardage on Oahu and have combined for four touchdowns.


  1. Alpha August 26, 2017 10:02 pm

    Wow goes to show, On any given day. . .

  2. Choloropicrin August 26, 2017 11:38 pm

    That forfeit could come back to bite Kapolei in terms of playoff seeding.

    Last night Campbell loses, tonight Kapolei loses. Big Red and Mililani could be the two locks from the OIA.

  3. Rrforlifebaby August 27, 2017 12:44 am

    Canes got exposed tonight. Hats off to the Govs cause I picked them to lose.

  4. RidgeRunnerE-5 August 27, 2017 9:45 am

    Kapolei now sits at 0-2 in conference play. Unless Farrington somehow loses 3 of their next 4 games, it looks like the Hurricanes are taking the long road through the playoffs.

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