GAME NIGHT 8/6: McKinley/Pac-Five

Pac-Five quarterback Kainoa Ferreira returns for his senior season this fall. He threw for a school-record 515 yards in a game as a sophomore in 2014. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Pac-Five quarterback Kainoa Ferreira returns for his senior season this fall. He threw for a school-record 515 yards in a game as a sophomore in 2014. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

After a wild opening night in prep football Friday, we have three games scheduled for Saturday on Oahu.

The first kicks off at 4 p.m. as the Pac-Five Wolfpack face the McKinley Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader at Aiea. The Wolfpack return senior QB Kainoa Ferreira, who is one of five quarterbacks on Oahu ever to throw for at least 500 yards in a game. The Tigers are looking to bounce back from a winless season last year and contend in Division II under second-year coach Sam Cantiberos. Live updates will follow below:

6:07 p.m. Final: Pac-Five 49, McKinley 0.

5:53 p.m. Third quarter ends quickly thanks to the mercy rule. Pac-Five 49-0. Since that TD pass by Ferreira, Pac-Five ran the ball five times in a row before punting.

5:42 p.m. It’s almost unfair. Pac-Five’s backup QB is Ferreira, of course. He throws a 5-yard TD pass to Kaloa. P5 49, MCK 0, 8:14, Q3.

5:19 p.m. Halftime, Pac-Five leads 42-0. Johnson is 19-for-30, 341 passing yards, six touchdown passes. Second half will be mercy rule (running time) and I’d be surprised if they risk putting him out there any longer. McKinley’s got 45 players on the roster, though not all suited up. The Tigers have 11 total yards of offense in the first half.

4:56 p.m. Ferreira’s 41-yard punt return sets up a 26-yard scoring strike from Johnson to Uechi on the ensuing play. P5 42, MCK 0, 7:14, Q2.

4:48 p.m. Ferreira with a pretty one-handed stab of a skinny post route for a 36-yard TD pass from Johnson. Ferreira broke records as a sophomore QB two years ago, but it’s clear that he’s more valuable as a go-to WR on this year’s team with Johnson heaving his southpaw spirals. Nice combination. P5 35, MCK 0, 8:53, Q2.

4:38 p.m. The first quarter ends with the Wolfpack ahead 28-0. They were basically flawless until their fifth series, when a bad shotgun snap sailed past Johnson, and instead of falling on the ball, he tried to scoop it up. McKinley’s #68 (not listed on the roster) hustled to recover the ball, but the Tigers went three and out. Then they botched their punt snap and Pac-Five recovered at near mid-field.

4:28 p.m. Pac-Five recovers the ball after a muffed fair catch try on another pooch kickoff. Johnson finds Travis Koloa for a 15-yard TD pass. P5 28, MCK 0, 4:18, Q1.

4:23 p.m. After a Tigers punt, Johnson connects with Jett Uechi for a 55-yard touchdown pass play. P5 21, MCK 0, 4:55, Q1.

4:11 p.m. Wolfpack recover the on-side pooch kick at the Tigers’ 40. Four plays later, Johnson lobs a 6-yard TD pass to Kainoa Ferreira. P5 14, MCK 0, 9:10, Q1.

4:05 p.m. The Wolfpack drive 70 yards with the opening possession and score on Ryan Johnson’s 16-yard TD strike to Matthew Lee. P5 7, MCK 0, 10:13, Q1.

(Corrects the 55-yard TD reception to Jett Uechi.)


  1. Mahatma Gandhi August 7, 2016 3:50 am

    This game shows how top players in the McKinley school district are getting stolen by the ILH. The ILH is no longer content with taking just the elite players, they are after the good players too.

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