Three of the top five teams in the state are in action tonight with a six-game slate on Oahu.
The No. 1 team in the state, and maybe more impressively, the No. 18 team in the country according to USA Today, hosts Campbell tonight at Carleton Weimer Field in a game moved up from Saturday to avoid Hurricane Lester. The Red Raiders ride a 16-game winning streak into a game against a Campbell squad that is one of the only teams that has had some success against the Red Raiders in recent years. The Sabers have won three of the last seven meetings.
History: Kahuku leads 11-4 in Prep Bowl and state championship eras. Campbell has defeated Kahuku in each of the last two games its quarterback threw for more than 150 yards. Kahuku hasn’t had a 100-yard rusher against the Sabers since Kala Latuselu ran for 175 yards in 1999.
Live updates of the 7:30 p.m. kickoff will follow below:
10:34: Harmon Brown gains 25 yards for the Red Raiders. 2:11 left. Running clock.
10:26: Kesi Ah-Hoy intercepts an Ulufale pass and returns it 52 yards for a touchdown. Nihipali-Botelho adds the extra point. Kahuku 44, Campbell 0. 7:20 left in game.
10:21: Vakapuna scores on a 2-yard TD run. Nihipali-Botelho adds the extra point. Kahuku 37, Campbell 0. 10:39 left in game.
10:17: Third quarter ends.
10:15: Campbell’s Jalen Ignatowski intercepts a Maiava pass, but once again, the Sabers can’t move and Kahuku takes over, thanks to a punt block by Ah You. Kahuku is driving.
9:57: Nihipali-Botelho returns a Campbell punt 30 yards and then Harmon Brown scores on a 14-yard touchdown run. Kahuku 30, Campbell 0. 9:28 left in third quarter.
9:53: Second half is underway.
9:45: Kahuku – 102 yards rushing, 24 yards passing for a total of 126 yards from scrimmage.
9:43: Campbell — minus-55 yards rushing and 30 yards passing for minus-25 total yards from scrimmage. Two “rushing” plays were bad snaps for a total of 45 yards lost.
9:42: Homecoming festivities.
9:32: Vakapuna scored on the next play, a 4-yard TD run. Vakapuna is wearing his third jersey of the night. Started with his usual No. 42, which ripped. Borrowed No. 19 from teammate Morgan Capillan for a few plays and is now wearing No. 41. Nihipali-Botelho kicks the extra point. Kahuku 23, Campbell 0. 5 seconds left in half.
9:30: Maiava hits Royce Pao with a 24-yard pass down the left sideline. Red Raiders have the ball at the Campbell 4.
9:28: On second down, Nihipali-Botelho intercepts his second pass of the night. 30 seconds before halftime.
9:26: Red Raiders punt for a touchback with 1:06 left in half.
9:21: Kahuku’s Miki Ah You — Junior Ah You’s grandson — is making many tackles. Campbell freshman outside linebacker Tyrese Tafai is also making tackles all over the field.
9:17: Sabers punt and Kahuku drives deep into Sabers territory before being stopped on downs by an Adkins-Kupukaa tackle.
9:14: Campbell punts, nut gets the ball back on an Adkins-Kupukaa fumble recovery.
8:57: Campbell loses yardage on two straight plays and then there is a trade of interceptions. Nihipali-Botelho picks off an Ulufale pass and returns it 41 yards. But then, Campbell’s Poki‘i Adkins-Kupukaa returns the favor at the goal line on a Sol-Jay Maiava pass intended for a Pua Falemalu. Adkins-Kupukaa runs it back 62 yards, but the ball is moved back to the Sabers’ 10 due to a penalty.
8:55: Eight plays later, Kahuku’s Elvis Vaka takes an inside reverse 6 yards for a touchdown. Nihipali-Botelho extra point is good. Kahuku 16, Campbell 0. 4:13 to go in the first quarter.
8:51: A trade of fjumbles. Iosua Sevao recovers for Campbell. Samson Reed recovers for Kahuku at the Campbell 35.
8:47: Lots of stuff happening in this rainy “football weather.” The next play, another snap over the head of Ulufale goes all the way back into the end zone. Ulufale pounced on it, but was immediately downed by Miki Ah You for a safety. Kahuku 9, Campbell 0. 9:23 to go first quarter.
8:42: Campbell quarterback Kawika Ulufale connects with Markus Ramos for a 14-yard gain. But on the next play, a high snap results in a 25-yard loss. Kahuku nearly recovered, but Campbell offensive lineman Micah Ah Soon-See jumped on it.
8:41: Kahuku won the JV game 41-21.
8:37: Kahuku’s Stokes Nihipali-Botelho takes the opening kickoff up the right, to the middle and then to the left 84 yards and a touchdown. He then kicks the extra point. Kahuku 7, Campbell 0. 11:42 left in first quarter.
7:29 p.m.: Heavy rains hit at 7 p.m. and the rain has continued since, alternating between light and heavy.
7:28 p.m.: Kahuku is leading the JV game 42-15 with 46 seconds left in the third quarter.
7:27 p.m.: This game will be late starting. The Campbell bus arrived late. The unofficial word is that the late arrival was caused by traffic.