GAME NIGHT 8/5: Waipahu/Nanakuli

Nanakuli QB Nainoa Banks holds the Golden Hawks' single-game passing record and threw for 1,686 yards and 17 touchdowns last season as a junior. Photo by Darryl Oumi/Special to the Star-Advertiser.
Nanakuli QB Nainoa Banks holds the Golden Hawks’ single-game passing record and threw for 1,686 yards and 17 touchdowns last season as a junior. Photo by Darryl Oumi/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

It’s opening night in the 808 with seven high school football games scheduled for Oahu.

Two teams that changed divisions last year collide as the Nanakuli Golden Hawks, who jump back into Division I action for the first time since 2009, host the Waipahu Marauders, who drop down to Division II for the first time since 2011. Live updates of the approximately 7:30 p.m. kickoff will follow below.

10:05 p.m.: And it is over, Waipahu goes into the valley and gets a victory, 20-12.


9:51 p.m.: Waipahu extends lead over Nanakuli to 20-12 on Amorozo TD pass to Ahsing, 3:45 left in the game

8:36: Halftime: Nanakuli 6, Waipahu 6. Failauga’s 4-yard run helps Waipahu tie the game at end of 2nd

8:13: Banks 27 TD pass to Vea-Quitog gives Nanakuli 6-0 lead over Waipahu, 8:32 2nd quarter

7:58: Scoreless first quarter, defenses are way ahead of offenses in all of the games today.

7:06 p.m.: Waipahu rules in the JV game, shutting out Nanakuli 21-0.

For now, here are some game notes:


Last meeting: Waipahu defeated Nanakuli for the fifth consecutive season earning its first win of 2011 by the score of 26-6.

>> Waipahu leads the all-time series in the Prep Bowl and state championships eras, 21-5-2.

>> The Marauders have won the last five meetings and haven’t lost to the Golden Hawks since getting shut out 8-0 in 2003 despite holding Nanakuli to 4 rushing yards.

>> Waipahu hasn’t won more than two games in a season since 2011 — its last in Division II. The Marauders went 9-4 and advanced to the state final that year before losing to ‘Iolani.

>> Nanakuli is 19-4 in its last 23 games.


>> Nanakuli has had at least one game with a player rushing for at least 160 yards in five consecutive seasons.

>> The Golden Hawks are 2-10 in their last 12 season openers.

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