GAME NIGHT 8/3: Waianae/Waipahu

Waipahu 34, No. 7 Waianae 13, FINAL

Waianae faces fourth and 18 at its 48 and Poepoe’s deep ball is intercepted by Jovan Gooman. Waipahu takes a knee and it’s a FINAL.

Marques hits Badua for a 13-yard completion on third-and-11. Failauga gets another 11 to the Waianae 4. Marques scores on a 2-yard keeper. TOUCHDOWN WAIPAHU. PAT good with 1:51 left.

On first down, Poepoe throws over the middle and is INTERCEPTED by Aaron Faliciano with 5:14 left.

Waipahu faces third and 13 when Marquez scrambles away from pressure then finds Devin Espiritu open down the sideline and he’s runs away from the Seariders for 67 yards. TOUCHDOWN WAIPAHU. PAT good with 5:23 left.

Waianae has to air it out and Poepoe hits Brown for 31 yards. Two plays later he connects with Joseph deep down the left side for 33. TOUCHDOWN WAIANAE. PAT failed. Seariders close to 20-13 with 7:13 left.

Failauga picks up 12 yards and is up to 118. A high snap results in a 6-yard loss on third down. But a personal foul gives Waipahu fourth-and-3 and Marques completes a quick throw for a first down. Waipahu converts on third-and-1 on the final play of the third quarter and opens the fourth at the Waianae 17. Marques keeps it up the middle to set up first and goal at the 5. After a false start, Marques hits Jeff Badua, who makes a diving catch at the goal line. TOUCHDOWN WAIPAHU. PAT blocked. Marauders up 20-7 with 9:58 left.

Joseph picks up 19 yards and is up to 100 for the game. Waipahu forces another fourth-and-10 and makes the stop on a WR screen at the Marauders’ 35.

Failauga picks up 3 yards up the middle then takes another around the left side and he’s GONE. 69 yards. TOUCHDOWN WAIPAHU. PAT good. 8:20 Q3.

Waianae’s Xaiston Kamehaloha returns the third-quarter kickoff to midfield. Brown picks up 10 yards on a counter. Waianae faces fourth-and-3 at the Waipahu 30 and takes time out to avoid a delay-of-game. Brown goes up the middle and Waipahu stops him short. Marauders ball at their 28.

Failauga picks up 4 yards on first down. Time out Waipahu. Marques looks deep down the right side and a wide-open Branson Jay Reyes makes a nice adjustment to make the catch and he’s gone for 81 yards. TOUCHDOWN WAIPAHU.  PAT good and it’s tied with 35.4 seconds left in the half.

Waianae goes three and out and a punt rolls dead at the Waipahu 15 with 53.8 seconds left in the half.

Marques connects with Matthew Fiesta across the middle and he hits the sideline and goes the distance. But an illegal block brings it back to the Waipahu 33. Failauga gets loose for gains of 12 and 16 yards. But a third-down sack pushes the Marauders back and Waipahu punts with 2:25 left in the half.

Waipahu goes three-and-out, Waianae takes over at its 49. Poepoe completes a 14-yard pass to Elijah Lujan. A penalty brings up third-and-14 and Poepoe connects with Joseph on an inside screen. Joseph is stripped at the Waipahu 25 but Waianae recovers for a first down. Waipahu holds and Abraham Montero stops Joseph for a loss on fourth down.

Waipahu can’t get past its own 5 and punts. Waianae takes over at the Marauders’ 32. On third-and-2, Joseph takes the handoff up the middle and sprints 24 yards for a TOUCHDOWN WAIANAE. PAT good. 10:26 Q2.

A coverage bust results in a 25-yard completion for Kevin Poepoe. A 22-yard run by Kenneth Joseph Jr. moves the ball to the Waipahu 6. The Waipahu defense holds and Lance Rabago trips up Joseph on fourth-and-goal.

Marques runs for 16 yards on third-and-8 and picks up another first down on an 8-yard completion. The drive stalls at the Waianae 13 and a 30-yard FG attempt is wide left.

Malik Brown‘s big gain on first down is wiped out by a holding penalty and a short Waianae punt sets up Waipahu at the Seariders’ 45.

Waipahu comes out with five wide and QB Cody Marques scrambles for 9 yards on first down. Alfred Failauga‘s first touch of the season goes for a 1-yard loss. The Marauders lose another yard on a completion and punts.

Waianae won the JV game 34-7, the varsity is ready to get started. Waianae wins the toss and defers. Waipahu will receive the opening kickoff.


  1. Ausing Chang August 3, 2018 9:46 pm

    Waianae is trash this year

  2. Choloropicrin August 3, 2018 9:50 pm

    This will probaly Waianae’s first losing season since ‘03-‘04.

    Waianae is like Notre Dame, great history, high expectations, mediocre ancient football.

  3. Choloropicrin August 3, 2018 10:11 pm

    Waianae lost DC Ryan’s lancaster this past off season was huge. Look at the score, the new DC needs to go.

    Waianae Offense is archaic.

  4. AUSTIN Chang August 3, 2018 10:16 pm

    @Choloropicrin tbh the Waianae offense need to be balanced offense, they need more passing instead of rushing all the time it looks embrassing they are not going to be successful if they pass the ball some more.

  5. sansanyon August 3, 2018 10:20 pm

    Waianae is trying to play like old Kahuku but even Kahuku is a bit more balanced on the offense nowadays.

  6. Middle campus August 4, 2018 12:40 am

    Tough lost seariders. Right back

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