GAME NIGHT 9/2: Kailua/Nanakuli

Kailua's Mark Lagazo chased down the ball after a fumble in the first quarter of a game against Farrington. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.
Kailua’s Mark Lagazo chased down the ball after a fumble in the first quarter of a game against Farrington. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.

Three of the top five teams in the state are in action tonight with a six-game slate on Oahu.

The Surfriders were dealt heartbreak when QB Keoni Serikawa went down with an injury against Farrington. Now Mark Lagazo is adding quarterback duties to all of the other things he does on the field as a linebacker and running back at times. Nanakuli needs a win or is in danger of being the odd team out come playoff time in the OIA.

History: Kailua leads 7-4-1 in the Prep Bowl/state championship eras and has won the last four meetings. Nanakuli’s last win over Kailua was 14-7 at Aloha Stadium in 1986.

Live updates of the 7:30 p.m. kickoff will follow below:

10:29 p.m.: Final Kailua wins 34-21

9:54 p.m.: Christian Mejia with a big play, blocking a Nanakuli punt and returning it 15 yards for a touchdown. Pedrina PAT extends Kailua lead to 34-14 with 10:48 left in the game.

Nanakuli responds right back on Chyson Morgan’s 79-yard reception from Nainoa Banks. Anthony Booker’s PAT cut deficit to 34-21 with 9:35 remaining.

9:45 p.m.: End 3rd, Kailua leads 27-14. Nanakuli with ball to start fourth after Jericho Waa’s fumble recovery at end of the third.

9:36 p.m.: Mark Lagazo scores his fourth TD of the game, capping off a seven-minute drive with a nine-yard scoring run. Brysen Pedrina’s PAT puts Kailua ahead 27-7 with 2:29 left in the third.
Chyson Morgan responds right back for Nanakuli with a 90-yard kickoff return. Booker’s PAT cut deficit to 27-14 with 2:12 left.

8:28 p.m.: Kailua cashes in off a Nanakuli turnover midway through the second. John Sniffen recovers a fumble and on the next play, Mark Lagazo runs into the end zone from 35 yards out to extend lead to 20-7 with 6:59 remaining.

8:10 p.m.: Hapaki Kupahu-Phillips hauls in a 16-yard scoring pass from Mark Lagazo with 26 seconds left. Kailua makes the 2-point conversion, leads 14-7 with 26 seconds left in the first quarter. Surfriders lead 14-7 end of first.

7:53 p.m.: Mark Lagazo puts Surfriders on board with a 25-yard pass to Christian Mejia. PAT is blocked, Nanakuli leads 7-6 with 7:09 left in the first.

7:45 p.m.: Nainoa Banks throws 15-yard pass to Joey Vea-Quitog to put Golden Hawks up 6-0. Anthony Booker’s PAT makes it 7-0 with 10:29 left in the first.

7:44 p.m.:
Nanakuli will receive the opening kickoff.

7 p.m.: Nanakuli pitches the shutout with a 22-0 win over Kailua in the JV game.


  1. Checkyoself September 2, 2016 2:12 pm

    Kailua 56-10 Nanakuli

  2. "UNITY=STRENGTH" September 2, 2016 4:03 pm

    Kailua’s run defense going be tough for the Golden Hawks will need to pass I think against the SurfRiders defensive secondary. There dbz’s need to be on tonight that’s if the defensive line don’t get in there first (all well) welcome to division 1 Nanakuli.

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