GAME NIGHT 9/10: ‘Iolani/Kamehameha

Kamehameha is ready for an ILH battle at home against Iolani. Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser
Kamehameha is ready for an ILH battle at home against Iolani. Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser

Six high school football games on the same night as a Hawaii football home game? You bet.

The lone ILH game takes place at Kunuiakea Stadium as No. 7 Kamehameha hosts No. 10 ‘Iolani for a 6 p.m. kickoff. Last year, Kamehameha ended the season with a 39-24 win over the Raiders. ‘Iolani quarterback Tai-John Mizutani, back for his junior season, threw for a school-record 485 yards in the loss. The Raiders are searching for their first ILH Division I win since jumping up from Division II.

HISTORY: Kamehameha leads the series 49-24-1 in the Prep Bowl and state championship eras and has won six straight and 19 of the last 21.

8:32: Final score: Kamehameha 50, ‘Iolani 20.

8:28: Warriors take over on downs with 1:28 left in the game.

8:22: Kamehameha punts and it’s ‘Iolani’s ball on its own 13.

8:21: Akima gains 17 yards for the Warriors.

8:19: A fourth-down pass from Yokogawa to Isaac Anderson covers 23 yards. But the drive stalls at Kamehameha’s 10.

8:15: ‘Iolani takes over at its own 20. Yokogawa connects with Miyazawa for 24 yards and Hanaoka gains 16 yards on two carries. Ball is at the Warriors’ 41. Fourth down and 7. Raiders are going for it.

8:13: Solatorio rushes for 22 yards for Kamehameha and it leads to a Mizo 35-yard field goal attempt that goes wide right.

8:08: Pinned in its own end and facing a third and 10, Yokogawa fades back to pass in his end zone and his hit as he is about to throw by Nakoa Pauole. The ball falls to the ground and is recovered by ‘Iolani’ Saiaiga Fautanu in a big pile in the end zone. Safety. 2 points. Kamehameha 50, ‘Iolani 20. Time is out in the third quarter.

8:02: Shannon is back in the game and picks up 9 yards before Yam hits Ah Mook Sang with a 13-yard pass. On the next play, Yam fakes a handoff up the middle and goes left for a 13-yard TD.

8:00: Cabunoc catches a 15-yard pass from Yam and Kahunahana runs for 8 yards. Ball is at the ‘Iolani 37.

7:59: Kahunahana runs the ball four straight times for 19 yards. Shannon was shaken up a few plays earlier and took a seat on the bench.

7:53: Mizutani is shaken up while being hit during a throw and leaves the game. Backup Jarin Yokogawa is in at QB.

7:53: Mizutani passes of 18 yards to Genovia and 17 yards to Miyazawa moves the ball to the Kamehameha 45.

7:48: Breden Akima runs the ball four times for 25 yards on the drive that is capped off on Mizo’s 24-yard field goal. Kamehameha 41, ‘Iolani 20. 7:54 left in third quarter.

7:46: Awai catches a Yam pass for 33 yards and the Warriors are driving.

7:44: Yam in at quarterback to start the second half for the Warriors.

7:20: Halftime.

7:18: A 29-yard pass to Genovia moves the ball to the Kamehameha 9. But the Raiders lose the ball on downs on four plays. Kamehameha takes over, but does not run a play before the clock hits 0:00.

7:15: ‘Iolani’s Miyazawa recovers a pooch kick uncontested. Raiders ball at the Warriors’ 35.

7:12: After Mizutani is sacked by the Warriors’ Kalawai‘a Pescaia, the Raiders’ Pascua takes a direct snap and bolts to the left side for a 14-yard TD. Mizutani’s 2-point conversion pass falls incomplete. Kamehameha 38, ‘Iolani 20. 1:08 left before the half.

7:09: The Raiders get a boost on Kamehameha’s defensive holding penalty and a Warriors personal foul. Mizutani completes three straight passes, includuing one to Pascua for 34 yards, bringing the ball to the Kamehameha 12. 1:15 to go in first half.

7:06: A Young bomb to Cabunoc goes for 49 yards to the ‘Iolani 4, and on the next play, Trever Kahunahana rushes up the middle for a 4-yard TD. Stack’s kick is good. Kamehameha 38, ‘Iolani 14. 2:16 to go before halftime.

7:04: The Warriors get the ball right back when Mizutani throws a first-down pass that is picked of by Kamehameha’s Joshua Mahelona.

7:01: Justice Young is in at QB for the Warriors. After completing one of two passes, he throws a pass that is intercepted by the Raiders’ Kaua Nishigaya.

7:00: ‘Iolani gets a first down on an 18-yard Mizutani run, but the drive stalls at its own 36. Raiders punt.

6:54: Shannon takes a wildcat snap for 26 yards to set up Yam’s 38-yard touchdown pass to Cabunoc. The receiver caught the ball going over the middle and weaved through a huge crowd without anyone getting a hit on him. Mizo’s PAT kick is good. Kamhehameha 31, ‘Iolani 14. 5:57 left before halftime.

6:51: A 14-yard Mizutani run gets the ball to the Warriors’ 1. After a 2-yard loss, Mizutani finds Genovia for a 3-yard TD. Minami’s PAT is good. Kamehameha 24, ‘Iolani 14. 7:28 to go in the first half.

6:50: Justin Genovia catches a 21-yard pass from Mizutani and he is hit hard by Tiger Peterson of Kamehameha. First down. Genovia is down and Peterson is ejected.

6:40: Two plays later, Yam delivers a 14-yard touchdown pass to Cabunoc. Micah Mizo kicks the extra point this time. Kamehameha 24, ‘Iolani 7. 9:35 left in the first half.

6:35: Kamehameha drives deep into ‘Iolani territory. Yam completes passes of 22, 11 and 11 to Cabunoc, Pinao Awai and Shannon to get the ball to the ‘Iolani 1. But a chop block penalty on the next play moves the ball out to the 17.

6:32: Mizutani throws a flame to Miyazawa in the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown. Evan Minami kicks the extra point. Kamehameha 17, ‘Iolani 7. 52 seconds to go in the first quarter.

6:28: The Raiders mount their first sustained drive. Pascua gains 15 yards on a pass from Mizutani. Justin Genovia makes an 18-yard screen pass catch and run. A pass from Mizutani goes for 7 yards. Raiders are at the Warriors’ 2.

6:22: ‘Iolani goes three and out and punts, but gets the ball back when Kamehameha’s Tiger Peterson drops the punt and the Raiders’ Chang recovers.

6:18: Shannon catches a 22-yard swing pass from Yam and then gains 8 yards on two carries to get the ball to the 13. On the next play, Yam runs a keeper to the left and picks up a block by Sheldon Rosa near the end zone to finish a 13-yard touchdown run. Stack is good with the extra point. Kamehameha 17, ‘Iolani 0. 4:21 left in first quarter.

6:15: The Kamehameha rush is intense. Mizutani throws three straight incompletions, including two that were batted down by Akalea Kapono and Andrew Aleki. ‘Iolani punts.

6:13: Adam Stack kicks a 27-yard field goal. Kamehameha 10, ‘Iolani 0. 6:16 to go in the first quarter.

6:12: Three straight Yam incompletions, including one in which he was chased by the Raiders’ Cameron Chang, leads to a fourth-and-10 situation for the Warriors.

6:11: Yam fires a bullet to Jaykob Cabunoc for an 11-yard gain to the ‘Iolani 10.

6:08: Kamehameha starts at its 44. After one incompletion, Shannon gains 3 yards on two runs in a row. Warriors go in punt formation, but instead of punting, Stack throws a pass down the middle to backup quarterback Justice Young for 29 yards to the ‘Iolani 21.

6:06: Mizutani completes his first pass of the game, for 5 yards to Jonah Miyazawa, but he throws to incompletions against a heavy Warriors rush and the Raiders punt.

6:05: Stack’s kickoff sails out of the end zone. Raiders start at their 20.

6:04: Kanoa Shannon follows the blocking of Lokahi Pauole and goes up the middle for a 4-yard touchdown. Stack adds the extra point. Kamehameha 7, ‘Iolani 0. 10:02 left in first quarter.

6:01: Warriors start at their own 47. Play-action pass from Boogie Yam to Christopher Ah Mook Sang covers 34 yards to the ‘Iolani 19. Sundance Solatorio runs 13 yards to the 4.

5:59: Light drizzle. Two Tai-John Mizutani incompletions and a 1-yard run by KJ Pascua lead to an ‘Iolani punt.

5:58: Adam Stack goes into the end zone. Raiders will start at their 20.

5:54: ‘Iolani wins the toss and chooses to receive. Kamehameha will be defending the mauka end zone.

5:53: We are moments away from the coin toss.


  1. Searider86 September 10, 2016 9:25 pm

    Right on, Jaykob! Glad you’re healing up! Congrats to the Warriors, good win! Props to Iolani for challenging themselves to compete on this level, RESPECT!

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