GAME NIGHT 9/2: Waianae/Moanalua

Waianae Searider football players Sireadan Sana, Francis Mailo and Dalton Rajkowski brought down Moanalua's Rylan Miguel in a game last year at Waianae. George Lee / Star-Advertiser

Head coach: Walter Young
2017 Seariders roster


Head coach: Savai’i Eselu
2017 Na Menehune roster

Waianae 43, Moanalua 20

at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium
Waianae (2-3, 2-2) 22 7 7 7 — 43
Moanalua (0-4, 0-3) 0 0 0 20 — 20

Wain—Rico Rosario 32 run (Tate Ebel kick)
Wain—Kana’i Mauga 17 interception return (Ebel kick)
Wain—Braiden Ayala 46 interception return (Mauga pass from Ayala)
Wain—Rosario 16 run (Ebel kick)
Wain—Rosario 41 run (Ebel kick)
Moan—Tre’quan Henderson 45 fumble return (Nick Au kick)
Moan—Ezra Grace 5 pass from Au (Au kick)
Wain—Rosario 1 run (Ebel kick)
Moan—Grace 1 run (kick blocked)

RUSHING—Waianae: Rosario 22-243, Zefften Thompson-Avilla 4-44, Skyler Kaleiohi 3-41, Kenneth Joseph Jr. 4-22, Elijah Lujan 5-6, Kaai Tamboan-Kaeo 1-2, team 1-(minus 2). Moanalua: Makana Spencer 14-37, Grace 2-10, Au 2-7, Javon Monico 1-(minus 3), team 2-(minus 24).
PASSING—Waianae: Lujan 0-3-0-0, Kaleiohi 0-1-0-0. Moanalua: Au 13-33–4-146.
RECEIVING—Waianae: none. Moanalua: Grace 7-67, Idris Thomas II 3-51, Monico 2-28, Spencer 1-0.
Junior varsity — Moanalua 13, Waianae 12

Ezra Grace adds a 1-yard TD run with 13 seconds to go. XP blocked.

Scary moment here late as Au scrambles and slides but is hit way into his slide and is down. Personal foul on Waianae and an ejection. Au is slow to get up but able to limp off on his own. Senior Jonavan Valdez ejected for Waianae.

Rosario with 22 carries for 243 yards and four touchdowns. 43-14, 2:43, Q4.

SCHOOL RECORD: Rico Rosario has broken West Keliikipi‘s Waianae single-game school record of 239 rush yards set in 1997.

Rico Rosario with a career-high 219 rushing yards. First 200-yard game of his career.

Au finds Grace for a 5-yard TD on fourth-and-goal. 36-14, 7:23, Q4.

Drayden Von Oelhoffen recovers a muffed punt by Waianae at the Waianae 17.

Three=and-outs for each side. Ugly fourth quarter. Waianae basically hasn’t been able to do anything outside of Rosario running the ball. No completions in the passing game.

Waianae fumbles on the snap and Tre’quan Henderson returns it 45 yards for a touchdown.

Kaimana Swann-Merritt picks off the first pass of the fourth quarter.

Au starting to find some openings against the backups as Ezra Grace now has six catches for 62 yards. Au finds Javon Monico for 13 yards as the quarter ends with Moanalua in Waianae territory.

Rosario explodes for a 41-yard TD run. He now has 185 rushing yards on 13 carries. 36-0, 3:44.

Au completes three passes on the drive but Moanalua misses a 29-yard field goal.

Rosario opens the second half with a 78-yard TD run that was called back by a penalty. And the Seariders go three-and-out.

at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium
Waianae (1-3, 1-2) 22 7
Moanalua (0-3, 0-2) 0 0

Wain—Rico Rosario 32 run (Tate Ebel kick)
Wain—Kana’i Mauga 17 interception return (Ebel kick)
Wain—Braiden Ayala 46 interception return (Mauga pass from Ayala)
Wain—Rosario 16 run (Ebel kick)

RUSHING—Waianae: Rosario 7-105, Skyler Kaleiohi 3-41, Zefften Thompson-Avilla 3-27, Kenneth Joseph Jr. 2-24, Elijah Lujan 4-6, Kaai Tamboan-Kaeo 1-2. Moanalua: Makana Spencer 7-17, Nick Au 1-1, Javon Monico 1-(minus 3), team 2-(minus 24).
PASSING—Waianae: Lujan 0-1-0-0, Kaleiohi 0-1-0-0. Moanalua: Nick Au 4-11–3-27.
RECEIVING—Waianae: Moanalua: Ezra Grace 3-20, Idris Thomas II 1-7.
Junior varsity — Moanalua 13, Waianae 12

Moanalua’s Jesse Kaohi tackles Rosario for a loss and Moanalua will force its first Waianae punt.

Rico Rosario (six carries, 106 yards, 2 TD) with a 16-yard TD run. 29-0, 11;08.

END 1.

Ayala with his second pick and we’re still in the first quarter.

Moanalua goes three-and-out but a hold before the punt on Waianae gives Na Menehune a first down. Works out for Waianae as Braiden Ayala returns an INT 46 yards for a TD and then throws a 2-point conversion pass to Mauga. 22-0, 3:25.

Au’s second pass is picked off by who else? Kana’i Mauga with a 17-yard INT return to the house and it’s quickly 14-0.

Elijah Lujan at QB for Waianae. Rico Rosario at RB. Rosario with 85 rushing yards on his first four carries, including a 32-yard TD run. 7-0 Waianae, 6:55.

Waianae DB Sireadan Sana breaks up the third-down pass from Moanalua QB Nick Au and Na Menehune goes three-and-out.

Waianae wins the toss and will defer. Moanalua will get the ball first.


NOTES: Waianae has won the last two meetings, Moanalua’s only win in the series came in 2014. Rico Rosario had 124 yards rushing and 97 yards receiving vs. Moanalua last year. Waianae is 5-0 when it has a 100-yard rusher vs. Moanalua. Na Menehune haven’t started 0-4 since 2003, when they started 0-5. That is the last time they had a six-game losing streak. Moanalua hasn’t won a game on Roosevelt’s field since 2007 against McKinley, although they did win a 2010 game against Roosevelt by forfeit. That is a five-game losing streak on that field. Waianae’s last visit to Roosevelt was a 90-0 win over McKinley.

Top performances in the series
Waianae passing vs. Moanalua: Jaren Ulu with 196 in 2015
Waianae rushing vs. Moanalua: David Tafiti with 226 in 1989
Waianae receiving vs. Moanalua: Isaiah Freeney with 110 in 2015
Moanalua passing vs. Waianae: Micah Kaneshiro with 295 in 2013
Moanalua rushing vs. Waianae: Michael Feliciano with 129 in 2015
Moanalua receiving vs. Waianae: Chad Aragon with 105 in 2013


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