GAME NIGHT 9/23: Punahou/Kamehameha

Kamehameha receiver Matthew Aio hung on to a pass as Punahou's Aaron Woo defended on the play in a game earlier this month. Photo by George F. Lee/Star-Advertiser.
Kamehameha receiver Matthew Aio hung on to a pass as Punahou’s Aaron Woo defended on the play in a game earlier this month. Photo by George F. Lee/Star-Advertiser.

Are you ready for a whirlwind of football? TEN, yes TEN games scheduled for Friday night on Oahu. We will do our very best to keep you covered.

Round 2 of ILH regular-season action begins tonight. In the nightcap at Aloha Stadium, No. 3 Punahou (4-1, 3-1) faces No. 8 Kamehameha (2-3, 1-2) in a rematch of the Buffanblu’s 56-14 win on Sept. 1. After splitting time with Justice Young, junior Thomas Yam has taken over as the full-time starter at quarterback for Kamehameha. Let’s see if the Warriors have improved in the last three weeks.

HISTORY: The longest high school football rivalry in the nation in terms of games played is tied at 89-89-6. This is the 185th meeting between the two schools.


Live updates of the approximately 7:45 p.m. kickoff to follow below:

FINAL: Punahou 42, Kamehameha 15
Boxscore
At Aloha Stadium
Kamehameha (2-4, 1-3) 0 7 0 8 — 15
Punahou (5-1, 4-1) 21 7 14 0 — 42
PUN—Eamon Brady 14 pass from Nick Kapule (Jeffrey Chan kick)
PUN—Enoch Nawahine 2 run (Chan kick)
PUN—Brady 42 pass from Kapule (Chan kick)
KS—Kanoa Shannon 1 run (Adam Stack kick)
PUN—Brady 30 pass from Kapule (Chan kick)
PUN—Keala Martinson 25 pass from Kapule (Chan kick)
PUN—Martinson 24 pass from Stephen Barber (Chan kick)
KS—Jaykob Cabunoc 4 pass from Justice Young (Young run)

RUSHING—Kamehameha: Shannon 16-38, Thomas Yam 2-6, Brayden Miyamoto 3-6, Breden Akima 4-14, Trever Kahunahana 2-12, Young 3-(-2). Punahou: Nawahine 2-3, Sitiveni Kaufusi 1-4, Kapule 4-54, Team 1-(-2), Barber 5-36, Antonio Cortez Feria 2-23.

PASSING—Kamehameha: Yam 5-12-0-57, Young 8-13-1-94. Punahou: Kapule 14-25-0-298, Barber 1-8-0-24.

RECEIVING—Kamehameha: Sundance Solatorio 4-42, Jaykob Cabunoc 3-33, Christopher Ah Mook Sang 3-57, Akima 1-2, Sheldon Rosa 1-12, Matthew Aio 1-5. Punahou: Keala Martinson 5-110, Brady 4-101, Takeyama 5-95, Judd Cockett 1-16.

FOURTH QUARTER
Kamehameha tacks on a 5-yard TD pass from Young to Cabunoc with :05 left. Young runs in for 2 on the conversion.

THIRD QUARTER
QB Justice Young played the final series of the first half for Kamehameha and continues here in the second half. Shannon fumbles and Punahou recovers. Stephen Barber in the game at QB and rifles a 24-yard TD pass to Martinson. PUN 42, KS 7, 9:45.

HALFTIME
Boxscore
At Aloha Stadium
Kamehameha 0 7
Punahou 21 7
PUN—Eamon Brady 14 pass from Nick Kapule (Jeffrey Chan kick)
PUN—Enoch Nawahine 2 run (Chan kick)
PUN—Brady 42 pass from Kapule (Chan kick)
KS—Kanoa Shannon 1 run (Adam Stack kick)
PUN—Brady 30 pass from Kapule (Chan kick)

RUSHING—
Kamehameha:
Shannon 15-36,
Thomas Yam 2-6,
Brayden Miyamoto 2-6,
Breden Akima 2-11,
Trever Kahunahana 1-7,


Punahou:
Sitiveni Kaufusi 1-4,
Kapule 2-35,

PASSING—
Kamehameha:
Yam 5-12-0-57

Punahou:
Kapule 12-21-0-262

RECEIVING—
Kamehameha:
Sundance Solatorio 2-23,
Jaykob Cabunoc 1-10,
Christopher Ah Mook Sang 2-24,

Punahou:
Keala Martinson 3-61,
Brady 4-101,
Takeyama 4-74,
Judd Cockett 1-16,

SECOND QUARTER
Kamehameha had some momentum for a brief time. Punahou just drove 80 yards in four plays. Kapule is making it look easy against what is normally a pretty stiff defense. Eighteen yards to Takeyama, then 18 more to Takeyama. A 14-yard scramble by Kapule, and then he buys time in the pocket and lofts a 30-yard TD to Brady, the third TD for him. PUN 28, KS 7, 1:06.

Another punt for Kamehameha as the second quarter starts. That’s five punts by Adam Stack already. Then the Warriors stop Punahou for the first time. Kamehameha on a long, time-eating drive now. Third and 13 at the Punahou 15. They’ve taken 5 minutes and 28 seconds off the clock, time out Kamehameha. Fourth and 6, Thomas Yam’s lob to Jaykob Cabunoc in the left corner is incomplete, interference penalty. Half the distance, it’s now fourth and 2 from the 4-yard line. Time out, Punahou, 2:38. Kanoa Shannon lines up at QB, plows forward for 3 yards and a first down. Next play, he runs into the same hole, it’s a wall and he bounces back about 2 yards, the runs left and leaps over the goal line. That’s a tough 1-yard TD run. PUN 21, KS 7, 2:01.

FIRST QUARTER
Another Kamehameha three-and-out, and Punahou marches 82 yards in four plays. A roughing-the-passer call helped the Buffanblu, and Kapule found Brady deep near the right pylon on a bomb. Brady sidesteped two defenders and darted over the goal line for a 42-yard TD. PUN 21, KS 0, :04.


Kamehameha’s second possession is a three-and-out, and Punahou gets a 30-yard punt return to help set up a 2-yard scoring run by Enoch Nawahine. PUN 14, KS 0, 6:20.

Kamehameha gets a quick first down on its first play from scrimmage, a 16-yard completion, but then punts. Punahou covers 73 yards in seven plays. Nick Kapule finds Keala Martinson for a 34-yard pickup, and caps the drive with a 14-yard strike to Eamon Brady near the right pylon for a TD. PUN 7, KS 0, 9:20.

Kamehameha's Kanoa Shannon is hit by Saint Louis defensive back Isaiah Tufaga, left, and cornerback Cody Hee during Saturday night's game at Aloha Stadium. Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Kamehameha’s Kanoa Shannon is hit by Saint Louis defensive back Isaiah Tufaga, left, and cornerback Cody Hee during Saturday night’s game at Aloha Stadium. Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Punahou quarterback Nick Kapule warms up before the Buffanblu battle Kamehameha at Aloha Stadium. Photo by Jamm Aquino.  Friday, Sept. 23, 2016
Punahou quarterback Nick Kapule warms up before the Buffanblu battle Kamehameha at Aloha Stadium. Photo by Jamm Aquino. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

COMMENTS

  1. Checkyoself September 23, 2016 1:00 pm

    Punahou 56-7 Kamehameha


  2. oia September 23, 2016 8:41 pm

    Punahou will score a lot by leaving there first string in till late in the 4th Qtr. they don’t know how to let the 2nd and 3rd stringers play.


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