GAME NIGHT 9/2: Kaiser/Waianae

Kaiser's Jensen McDaniel is the only Cougar ever to run for more than 100 yards in a game against Waianae, doing it twice in two years. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kaiser’s Jensen McDaniel is the only Cougar ever to run for more than 100 yards in a game against Waianae, doing it twice in two years. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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

It didn’t stop Waianae from winning two games against Kaiser, but the Seariders must be happy not to have to worry about Jensen McDaniel. The Kaiser running back rushed for 159 and 147 yards in back-to-back games against the Seariders in 2014 and ’15. No. 5 Waianae is coming off a humbling 28-0 loss to No. 1 Kahuku and should be hungry to get back on the field. The Cougars are a respectable 2-2 in Arnold Martinez‘s first year as head coach. The return of do-everything senior Andrew Kaufusi made a huge difference in last week’s win over Radford that saw Kaiser returns three interceptions for touchdowns in one quarter.

History: Waianae leads the series 11-1 but don’t remind the Seariders about that one loss. It came in the 1979 OIA title game. The 62 points scored by Waianae in last year’s meeting is the record for a Kaiser opponent in school history.


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

FINAL: Waianae 49, Kaiser 6.

At Raymond Torii Field
Kaiser 2-3 (1-3) 6 0 0 0 — 6
Waianae 4-1 (3-1) 21 21 7 0 — 49
WAI—Tytyn Kahooilihala fumble recovery in end zone (Tate Ebel kick)
WAI—Jerusalem Tootoo 19 pass from Jaren Ulu (Ebel kick)
WAI—Rico Rosario 3 run (Ebel kick)
KAI—Keoni Pangan 84 pass from Kainoa Torres (kick failed)
WAI—Isaiah Freeney 76 pass from Ulu (Ebel kick)
WAI—Tootoo 12 pass from Ulu (Ebel kick)
WAI—Javen Towne 4 run (Ebel kick)
WAI—Rosario 9 run (Ebel kick)
JV—Waianae 67, Kaiser 13.

RUSHING—Kaiser: Tyson Creekmur 3-0, Andrew Kaufusi 2-8, Torres 8-(-40), Kainoa Craig 1-0. Waianae: Rosario 14-190, Towne 4-26, Kade Ambrocio 1-7, Jorell Pontes-Borje 3-32, Ulu 4-16, J-zen Napierala-Rose 5-22, Skyler Kaleiohi 3-3, Dylan Keliikoa 2-13, Oliveros 2-(-14).

PASSING—Kaiser: Torres 7-22-2-121. Waianae: Ulu 5-8-1-128.

RECEIVING—Kaiser: Pangan 1-84, Andrew Kaufusi 1-11, Antonio Omphroy 5-26. Waianae: Freeney 2-90, Tootoo 2-31, Pontes-Borje 1-7.

FOURTH QUARTER
Mercy-rule running clock has this game flying along. No action in the final quarter to note. Ulu long gone, his backup sacked twice.

THIRD QUARTER
Rosario for 14, 17, 31 and his helmet falls off. Takes a break, re-enters and scores on a 9-yard TD. He now has 190 rushing yards on 13 carries. WAIN 49, KAIS 6, 8:42.

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HALFTIME
Boxscore
At Raymond Torii Field
Kaiser 2-3 (1-3) 6 0
Waianae 4-1 (3-1) 21 21
WAI—Harry Ioane fumble recovery in end zone (Tate Ebel kick)
WAI—Jeresalem Tootoo 19 pass from Jaren Ulu (Ebel kick)
WAI—Rico Rosario 3 run (Ebel kick)
KAI—Keoni Pangan 84 pass from Kainoa Torres (kick failed)
WAI—Isaiah Freeney 76 pass from Ulu (Ebel kick)
WAI—Tootoo 12 pass from Ulu (Ebel kick)
WAI—Javen Towne 4 run (Ebel kick)

JV—Waianae 67, Kaiser 13.

RUSHING—
Kaiser:
Tyson Creekmur 3-0
Andrew Kaufusi 2-8
Torres 8-(-40)

Waianae:
Rosario 9-110
Towne 4-26
Kade Ambrocio 1-7
Jorell Pontes-Borje 1-18
Ulu 4-16
J-zen Napierala-Rose 1-2
Skyler Kaleiohi 2-2

PASSING—
Kaiser:
Torres 1-7-1-84

Waianae:
Ulu 5-8-1-128

RECEIVING—
Kaiser:
Pangan 1-84

Waianae:
Freeney 2-90
Tootoo 2-31
Pontes-Borje 1-7

SECOND QUARTER

Pangan intercepts an overthrown pass by Ulu, intended for Jorell Pontes-Borje, and returns it 25 yards to nearly midfield. Half ends with Waianae up 48-6.


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Fourth and 2 for Kaisre at the Waianae 40. Big pass rush on Torres, who barely gets the ball out, and it’s fluttering as he’s hit. Waianae’s Jaylen Gonzales dives for the interception. Waianae ball at its 35.

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Seven plays, 57 yards and another scoring drive for Waianae despite an illegal block penalty. Towne scoots through the middle for a 4-yard TD run. WAIN 42, KAIS 6, 4:16.

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Rosario left and right as the second quarter starts. He has gains of 13, 5 and 14 in addition to the 32-yard pickup near the end of the first quarter. Ulu hits Tootoo on a post route near the end zone, 12-yard TD strike. WAIN 35, KAIS 6, 9:16.

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FIRST QUARTER

Skyler Kaleiohi’s 76-yard punt return for a TD is wiped out by an illegal block penalty. Waianae ball on its 30 and Rosario bolts off left tackle for 24 yards. Ulu picks up 5 more on a keeper and the quarter comes to a close with the home team in control, 28-6.

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Lightning strikes again. This time it’s Waianae going deep. Jaren Ulu to Isaiah Freeney on a go route, left sideline, wrestles the ball from the DB and races to the goal line for a 76-yard TD. WOW. WAIN 28, KAIS 6, 2:51.

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Third and 10, Kainoa Torres launches a bomb to Keoni Pangan down the left sideline, perfect pass in stride and Pangan races to the left pylon for an 84-yard TD. WOW. Also, roughing the passer called on Waianae, assessed on the kickoff. PAT kick is low and no good. WAIN 21, KAIS 6, 3:38.

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Kaiser punts and Waianae drives 55 yards in seven plays to paydirt. Rico Rosario rumbles in for a 3-yard TD run. WAIN 21, KAIS 0, 4:38.

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Then Waianae recovers the ensuing pooch kickoff. Braden Ayala with the hustle play near the left sideline. Waianae ball at the Kaiser 34. Javen Towne runs for 24 yards. Then a penalty on Waianae, but Jaren Ulu finds Jeresalem Tootoo in the left corner for a 19-yard TD pass. WAIN 14, KAIS 0, 9:53.

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Big trouble for the Cougars just two plays into the opening series. Shotgun snap slips away from QB Kainoa Torres and is recovered by Waianae’s Harry Ioane in the end zone for a TD. WAIN 7, KAIS 0, 11:41.


The new scoreboard at Raymond Torii Field is basic and beautiful, merging simplicity, history and art.
The new scoreboard at Raymond Torii Field is basic and beautiful, merging simplicity, history and art.
Kekoa Kaluhiokalani is in his first year as Waianae Athletic Director.
Kekoa Kaluhiokalani is in his first year as Waianae Athletic Director.
Waianae gear readily available for the masses.
Waianae gear readily available for the masses.
The game program, filled with varsity and JV rosters of both teams, plus photos, is produced by Searider Productions. A bargain at $2.
The game program, filled with varsity and JV rosters of both teams, plus photos, is produced by Searider Productions. A bargain at $2.

Update 6:15 p.m.
Waianae leads Kaiser in the JV matchup, 40-7, at the half. Forecast here is for a classic Raymond Torii Field sunset. Lucky we live Hawaii!

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COMMENTS

  1. Checkyoself September 2, 2016 2:14 pm

    Waianae 42-7 Kaiser


  2. 808 RR4L September 2, 2016 5:23 pm

    KAHUKU 28-0 WAIANAE

    WHAT YOU GUYS EVEN PLAYING FOR OUT THERE? SECOND PLACE IN OIA?? AHAHAHAHAHA

    HATE US CUZ YOU AINT US BRUH. RRFL!


  3. Chloropicrin September 2, 2016 7:28 pm

    Kahuku fans like @808RRFL always like attention, well at least on online forums. Kahuku fans in person are humble and respectable. Just saying.


  4. insideoutsidein September 2, 2016 7:32 pm

    @808 RRFL. Relax and support our OIA Brothers. Unless you are using this name to start up something. Don’t be a RICHARD!


  5. insideoutsidein September 2, 2016 7:38 pm

    FYI, a lot of peeps that are talking smack or negative about other teams are NOT Kahuku
    fans or supporters.


  6. 808 RR4L September 2, 2016 8:06 pm

    i guess so we gotta support the OIA teams that we POUND out in the north shore, ah? solidarity or whatever. but at least with waianae they play hard even though we DESTROYING them the WHOLE game. they get plenty heart or no more brains

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA RR4L! HATE US CUZ THEY AINT US BRUH


  7. KUMA September 3, 2016 12:34 am

    @808RR4L HAHAHA, NEGATIVITY ISGONNA GET HIM NOWHERE IN LIFE, SUPPORT ALL OIA TEAMS, HE PROBABLY WAS RAISED IN THE BAD YEARS


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