No. 3 Punahou 42, Waianae 0, Final
4:15: 42-0 is your final here from Aloha Stadium. Punahou improves to 6-0 heading into next Friday’s matchup with Saint Louis, while Waianae drops to 1-4.
4:07: The rain is starting to come down even harder, leading to two Waianae fumbles. Seariders punt, five minutes and counting.
4:01: TERRELL AGAIN, 85 YARDS TO THE HOUSE. His fourth rushing touchdown of the day. Jordan Kapisi‘s PAT is good and the Buffanblu lead 42-0 with 9:27 remaining.
4:00: Waianae turns it over on downs at the Punahou 15, 10 minutes and counting left in the fourth quarter.
3:55: End of the third. Punahou leads 35-0, but Waianae is threatening with the ball at the Punahou 6. The Seariders will pick things up at second-and-goal to start the fourth.
3:53: Punahou goes three-and-out again. Waianae from its own 37 after the punt, 2:00 and counting.
3:50: Waianae punts after a costly fumble on third-and-short in Punahou territory. Punahou gets the ball back on its own 25 with 4:19 and counting left in the third.
3:45: Maretzki’s 30-yard field goal attempt is good. Punahou leads 35-0 and the running clock will now be in effect with 7:45 left in the third.
3:43: From the shadow of its own goal line on fourth down, Waianae gets a punt off but it’s returned by Gilman to the Seariders’ 11 with 8:42 left in the third.
3:40: Punahou goes three-and-out. Maretzki’s punt pins Waianae on its own 1.
3:37: The rain is starting to come down here, which for the players might not be the worst thing considering how hot it was at kickoff. Punahou receives the second half kickoff and will start from the Waianae 44.
3:20: Waianae runs the clock out and Punahou brings a commanding 32-0 lead into the break. The Buffanblu will receive to start the second half as well.
3:19: A rare three-and-out and punt for Punahou gives Waianae the ball back on its own 22 with 27 seconds left in the first half.
3:17: Waianae turns it over on downs at the Punahou 48 with 57 seconds left in the first half. The Buffanblu have one timeout remaining in the half.
3:11: TOUCHDOWN PUNAHOU. First play of the new drive, Sagapolutele finds Christopher Paige perfectly in stride for an 81-yard touchdown. Maretzki’s kick is good. Punahou leads 32-0, 1:43 left in the second quarter.
3:09: Waianae turns it over on downs at the Punahou 19 with 1:56 to go in the first half.
3:05: Waianae is putting a drive together, driving all the way to the Punahou 13 before the Buffanblu call a timeout with 3:39 left in the half.
2:58: TOUCHDOWN TERRELL. Again. This time, it’s from 45 yards out. He’s now up to 100 yards on seven carries and three scores. He just zoomed past the Waianae D on that one. Eldredge, the holder on PATs, takes the ball in himself for the two-point conversion. Punahou 25-0 with 6:17 left in the first half.
2:52: Punahou forces another punt and gets the ball back for real this time, starting from its own 20 after a nice punt.
2:49: Punahou’s stingy defense forces another three-and-out for Waianae, but the Buffanblu are called for roughing the punter and the Seariders have a fresh set of downs on their own 29.
2:45: Sagapolutele throws two straight incompletions and the Buffanblu settle for a field goal. Maretzki, who recently picked up his first offer from Army, knocks a 26-yarder through the uprights to extend the Punahou lead to 17-0. 11:40 left in the second quarter.
2:42: End of the first. Punahou leads 14-0 and is looking like a well-oiled machine. The Buffanblu have the ball at the Waianae 9 with second-and-goal to go. Sagapolutele, just a freshman, is 6-for-6 with 85 yards. Terrell has six carries for 55 yards and two scores.
2:30: Another quick one for Punahou and another touchdown for Terrell. Sagapolutele completes two more passes, then Terrell takes his second handoff of the day 25 yards to the end zone. Maretzki’s PAT is good. Buffanblu in cruise control early, leading 14-0 with 5:20 to go in the first.
2:27: Waianae goes three-and-out then punts. Punahou will start from its own 40.
2:22: TOUCHDOWN Punahou. That was quick. John-Keawe Sagapolutele and Koa Eldredge connect on an 18-yard screen, then Vincent Terrell takes a handoff 15 yards for a touchdown on the next play. Maretzki’s PAT is good. Punahou leads 7-0, 8:31 to go in the first quarter.
2:19: Waianae picks up a couple of first downs, but Alakai Gilman scoops up a fumble on a backwards pass for Punahou at the Waianae 35 with 9:00 remaining in the first quarter.
2:13: Quinn Maretzki boots a touchback past the end zone for Punahou and we’re underway.
2:13: Extended intros will push the kickoff back longer than expected. It is a HOT and muggy one here today in Halawa. Let’s see how the teams handle the heat. Punahou will kick off to start this game.
1:55 p.m.: Good afternoon from Aloha Stadium. Punahou and Waianae are set to kick off today’s tripleheader that will feature each of the top three teams in every matchup, as well as No. 4 Kahuku taking on Saint Louis in the nightcap. It should make for an awesome day of prep football.