GAME NIGHT 9/15: Campbell/Radford

Campbell quarterback Lalo Respicio was pressured by Radford's Marcus Malepeai in the 2008 OIA D-II title game at Aloha Stadium. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Bulletin.

No. 10 Campbell and quarterback Krenston Kaipo, the state’s overall leader in passing yards, looks for its fifth win in its last six games when it hits the road to face Radford.

Top performances in series
Campbell passing vs. Radford: Lalo Respicio with 334 yards in 2008
Campbell rushing vs. Radford: Anthony Shimizu with 169 yards in 2004
Campbell receiving vs. Radford: Isaac Laupola with 138 yards in 2004
Radford passing vs. Campbell: Ryan Burciaga with 196 yards in 2005
Radford rushing vs. Campbell: Fasia Salusa with 175 yards in 1973
Radford receiving vs. Campbell: Scott Ruehl with 85 yards in 2006

NO. 10 CAMPBELL SABERS (4-2, 4-1 OIA Blue)
Head coach: Darren Johnson
Sabers roster


RADFORD RAMS (1-4, 1-3)
Head coach: Lon Passos
Rams roster

No. 10 Campbell 35, Radford 19, FINAL

10:22: That’s your ballgame. Campbell improves to 5-2 and 5-1 in OIA Blue play while Radford drops to 1-5, 1-4.

10:19: Pick No. 2 of the day for Adkins-Kupukaa, and the Sabers can take knees to finish this thing off if they want to, starting from their own 30. 1:31 left, Radford has no timeouts.

10:15: Radford calls its last timeout after forcing a fourth down on Campbell’s 45. The Sabers will punt with 2:18 left.

10:12: Radford puts together a drive but is stopped short on fourth down on Campbell’s 11. Sabers take over with 4:30 to go.

10:01: Campbell goes for it on fourth-and-goal from the Radford 3 but come up empty. The Rams take over with 8:44 to go.


9:54: End of the third. Campbell leads 35-19.

9:48: Wright is PICKED OFF by Adkins-Kupukaa, who takes it to Campbell’s 15. Add an interception to his two touchdowns today. And he’s only a sophomore. This kid could be special.

9:46: FUMBLE. Radford recovers on its own 35 with 2:34 remaining in the third.

9:42: Radford goes three-and-out. The Sabers will start their next drive from their own 39 with 4:58 left in the third quarter.

9:37: TOUCHDOWN CAMPBELL. Kaipo and Quiambo connect for touchdown No. 2 of the day, a 20-yard pass in which Quiambo goes full extension for it. Villanueva’s PAT is good, and the Sabers extend their lead to 35-19 with 6:08 left in the third.

9:33: Campbell is moving the ball well in their first possession of the half, and they’re now in the Radford 29 with 6:44 to go in the third.

9:27: TOUCHDOWN RAMS. Garrison snags one at the back of the end zone via Wright from 13 yards out. They go for two but don’t get it. 28-19 with 8:25 in the third, but those 19 points from Radford have been unanswered.

9:22: The Rams have a drive going and have a fresh set of downs of the Campbell 7 with 9:24 to go in the third quarter.

9:16: Radford starting this half from Campbell’s 45 after a facemask call on the kickoff return.


8:57: Radford holds Campbell to end the half and they’ll enter the third quarter with some momentum. Campbell 28, Radford 13 at the half.

8:52: WE HAVE A BALLGAME. Iovani Alatani rams it in for a 1-yard score, but the PAT is no good. Regardless, Radford is clawing back from a 28-0 deficit and now trails 28-13 with 31 seconds left in the half. They’ll receive to start the second half as well.

8:46: Another three-and-out for the Campbell offense. After a Sabers punt from deep in their own end zone, the Rams will take over on the Campbell 33 with 2:03 left in the half.

8:43: WHOA. Campbell’s Tyrese Tafai skies for an interception to pick off Wright and the Sabers get the ball back on their own 4 with 3:41 left in the half.

8:37: Nice defensive stand by the Rams, who force Campbell’s first three-and-out of the day. They’ll start their next possession on the Campbell 46 after a nice punt return with 6:28 left to go in the half.

8:31: TOUCHDOWN RADFORD. Wright connects with Cameron Copeland, his favorite target, and the Rams are on the board after a 5-yard score. Robert Garrison‘s PAT is good. It’s now 28-7 with 7:44 left in the half.

8:25: Kaipo is PICKED OFF by Matai Suitonu and the Rams are right back at the Campbell 14.

8:24: The Rams turn it over on downs at the Campbell 14 with 9:56 to go in the first half.

8:21: Campbell goes for it on fourth down from the Radford 35 and the Sabers don’t get it. Rams with prime field position.


8:19: Dominating first quarter for Campbell, who will start the second quarter with a 28-0 lead.

8:09: THERE THEY GO AGAIN. Kaipo and Adkins-Kupukaa connect for another touchdown, this time from 23 yards out. Villanueva’s PAT is good, it’s now 28-0 with 1:36 to go.

8:03: FUMBLE. Campbell falls on it and will look to add to its lead on its own 39 with 3:06 to go in the first.

7:56: TOUCHDOWN CAMPBELL. Kaipo keeps and option and TRUCKS a defender on his way to the end zone for a 5-yard score. Villanueva’s PAT is good. 21-0 with 4:30 left to go in the first.

7:48: Sabers are dominating so far. They force a Radford three-and-out and will start their next possession from their own 35 with 8:08 to go in the first.

7:45: After his first two possessions, Kaipo is 3 for 4 with 104 yards.

7:44: ANOTHER ONE. Kaipo hits Christian Quiambo for a 58-yard scamper to the house. Villanueva’s PAT is good and Campbell leads 14-0 with 9:35 to go in the first.

7:43: Campbell’s Dylon Duque picks off Radford’s Randy Wright. Sabers take over from their own 43 with 9:49 left in the first.

7:39: TOUCHDOWN SABERS. Pokii Adkins-Kupukaa takes a screen 23 yards from Krenston Kaipo for a score. Ariel Villanueva‘s PAT is good. 7-0 with 10:43 left in the first quarter.

7:33: Sabers to start from their own 42.

7:31: Campbell wins the coin toss and will receive.


6:57 p.m.: Campbell wins the JV game 41-0.


  1. HII HS Football Fan September 15, 2017 10:55 pm

    Congratulations to Campbell and Coach DJ and his staff. At the beginning of the season, DJ said that he came to win and that’s what’s happening. If Kahuku gets by Radford next week, the game against Kahuku will be for the OIA Blue Division championship and number one seeding for the OIA playoffs. Kahuku would be 5-0 and Campbell 4-1. If Campbell wins, although the two teams would have the same record, The Sabers would be champions and top seed in the blue division. What a turnaround and huge accomplishment that would be. They have a bye week coming up to prepare for Kahuku and also scout their game against Radford.

  2. Austin Chang September 16, 2017 12:21 am

    There Campbell cornerback need Improvement ASAP. They are accepting deep ball all time. It seems like Campbell isn’t ready for Kahuku next week.

  3. HI HS FAN September 16, 2017 6:18 am

    Campbell ‘s DB’s don’t have to worry too much. Kahuku ‘s passing game is not good. Only time they go deep is when they are behind. If Campbell’s defense shuts down Kahuku’s running game it’s going to be a long night for the Red Raiders. The game will be a chess match between DJ’s offense versus Sola Soliai’s defense. Bingham proved that Kahuku’s offensive line has a lot of weaknesses. Defensively, Kahuku is there strength. However, too many individual play hurt them against Bingham. They need to play assignment football.

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