GAME NIGHT 9/2: Moanalua/Radford

Radford is ready to try to defend its new home turf. Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser
Radford is ready to try to defend its new home turf. Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser

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

Two teams that have yet to win a game in the OIA Blue face off with the loser in danger of becoming the odd team out of the OIA playoffs next month. Na Menehune WR Ryan Ramones has eight touchdown catches in his first three games. Radford, the defending Division II state champions, hasn’t scored a touchdown on offense yet this season, but Jonah Soakai is dangerous in the return game.

History: Radford leads 26-7-1 and has won seven of the last eight meetings with the only loss coming in overtime in 2009.

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

10:06 p.m.: Radford has Moanalua moving backward, third and 33 and then fourth and 43 but the clock runs out. FINAL: MOANALUA 40, RADFORD 0

10:03 p.m.: Moanalua officially seals it with an interception on fourth down.

9:41 p.m.: Moanalua in the red zone yet again. Yuen 10 yard TD pass to Bender. Yuen PAT no good. 40-0, 0:25 left in Q3. Mercy.

9:32 p.m.: Keala Feguis-Pang with a 5 yard TD pass from Yuen, who misses the PAT. No running clock. 34-0, 7:30

9:28 p.m.: Touchback Radford. Rams start 2H on its own 20.
Three and out for the Rams. Gonna punt. Running clock looms…
Radford fumbles the punt. Moanalua recovers on Rad 11.

9:20 p.m: Second half begins. Yuen is 14-21, 269 yards. 3 passing TDs and a pick

8:52 p.m.: Yuen 71 yard TD pass to Ramones. Not a deep ball just a slant. Ramones was just faster than Radford’s secondary on that one. Yuen PAT is shanked. 28-0, 1:41 left

8:49 p.m.: Jaden Standfield downed in the end zone for a safety. Na Menehune up 22-0, 1:58 left.

8:46 p.m.: Moanalua driving. On Radford 25. Yuen getting it done with his feet. After a penalty and a sack, Moanalua punting from its own40.
Unless they fake it again….They punt it. Downed at Radford 13. 2:43 left

8:35 p.m.: Robert Ishii with a nice kickoff return. Rams to take over on Na Menehune’s 34

8:33 p.m.: Bender with a 27 yard reception to the Radford 3.
Rodrigues punches it in for a 3 yard score. 2-point conversion no good. Lob pass is caught by Ramones in the far corner but it’s ruled out of bounds. 20-0, 6:42 left

8:30 p.m.: 6:46 left in the second quarter and Radford QB Randy Wright STILL has not thrown a pass. Rush-heavy is an understatement.
Right on cue, Wright’s first pass attempt is picked off by Brandon Bender. Moa takes over on own 49.

8:26 p.m.: Yuen breaks off a 36 yard rush to the Radford 24. Timeout. 10:30 left in 2Q. Yuen gets a little impatient and throws a pick into the end zone. Picked off by Jonah Soakai, who returns it to the Radford 45. He’s pretty much Radford’s offense.

8:21 p.m.: After a Radford punt, Moanalua taking over from own 13.

8:15 p.m.: First quarter ends with Radford in Moanalua territory.

8:12 p.m.: Radford has got to work on some pressure packages, Yuen’s been having all day to throw.

8:07 p.m.: Moanalua goes for another fake punt. Easy to do that when your punter is also your quarterback. But Yuen’s pass appears to be intercepted by Kyle Sudog. Rams take over on their own 19. NO, now they’re calling it a reception by Kea Rodrigues. On the Radford 19. Now 1st and goal from the five after they feed Rodrigues again on a rush. False start. 1st and goal from 10. Yuen connects with Ramones on a 10 yard fade for a TD. Goes for 2 and don’t get it. 14-0, 1:34 q1

8:00 p.m.: Three and out for Moanalua. Yuen zipped a pass on third down but it’s dropped. Yuen is also playing safety for Na Menehune. Also handling kicking and punting duties. Fake punt by Moanalua! Yuen keeps it and runs for a first down, barely. Was 4th and 6. Yuen throws an 18 yard pass to Justin Salvador and are now on Radford 28.

7:57 p.m.: Three and out for Radford. Three straight rushes by Robert Ishii, totaling a loss of one. Radford coaches say they’re going to run a lot his game, and it showed. Na Menehune starting its next drive on own 35.

7:51 p.m.: Alakai Yuen 21 yard TD pass to Brandon Bender on a fade. Nice throw. 2 point conversion good. Yuen pass to Ryan Ramones. Na Menehune up 8-0, 7:37 in first.

7:46 p.m.:
Kea Rodrigues with Na Menehune’s first two carries, gains 15 yards, the second one good for 12. Moanalua making it look easy, already down to the Radford 27.

7:42 p.m.: Moanalua will start on its own 15 after a block in the back on the return

7:40 p.m.: Moanalua wins the toss and will receive

7 p.m.: Moanalua won the JV contest 19-0.


  1. Checkyoself September 2, 2016 2:16 pm

    Moanalua 35-17 Radford

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