GAME NIGHT 9/23: Waianae/Campbell

Campbell's Tasi Faumui leads the Sabers in rushing yards. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
Campbell’s Tasi Faumui leads the Sabers in rushing yards. Photo by Bruce Asato/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.

Perhaps no team has an opportunity in front of them the next two weeks as big as Campbell. The Sabers, who started the season 0-2, control their own destiny toward getting a first-round bye in the OIA playoffs. Campbell (3-3, 3-2 OIA Blue) needs a win at home tonight against No. 4 Waianae and a victory over winless Radford next week to get the No. 2 seed in the division. It won’t be easy against the Seariders (6-1, 5-1), whose only loss is to No. 1 Kahuku.

HISTORY: Waianae leads the series 33-6 in the Prep Bowl and state championship eras, but the Sabers have won three of the last four meetings, including a 32-24 win last season.

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

10:29: FINAL SCORE: Campbell 14, Waianae 12. The upset is complete.

10:28: Ulufale takes two knees.

10:27: Ulu’s pass falls incomplete. Campbell ball.

10:26: False start. Ball goes back to 41.

10:25: Ulu’s pass is incomplete. Fourth down.

10:24: Waianae continues to run and now has the ball at its own 46. 1:03 left in game. Third and 5.

10:20: Ulufale’s pass to Ramos in the front right corner of the end zone is broken up by Waianae’s Sam Freeney. Waianae ball 2:06 left in game.

10:17: Ulufale is dropped for two straight 3-yard losses, one by Jaylen Gonzales and one by Mauga. Waianae timeout. 2:13 seconds left in the game. Campbell faces fourth and goal from the 20.

10:15: Faumui held to no gain on first down. Delay of game penalty brings the ball back to the 14.

10:12: Ulufale’s 1-yard sneak on third down gets a first down at the Seariders’ 9. Campbell timeout. 4:03 left in the game.

10:07: An 18-yard pass from Ulufale to Ramos covers 18 yards and an interference penalty adds 15 yards to the Waianae 20.

10:04: A Waianae fumble is recovered by Campbell’s Jeremiah Tauai at the Sabers’ 49.

10:02: Waianae has a fourth and one from the 47, and Rosario goes up the middle for yards and a first down.

10:01: The Seariders cross midfield on a few runs, but their sixth personal foul penalty brings the ball back to their own 38. About 9 minutes left.

9:59: Francis Mailo sacks Ulufale for a 10-yard loss and Campbell punts.


9:56: Campbell has the ball at its own 35.

9:47: Six straight runs puts the ball in the end zone. Rosario is nearly tackled at the line of scrimmage, but finds a seam on the right side for a 22-yard touchdown. Towne’s conversion run is stopped.
>> CAMPBELL 14, WAIANAE 12. 3:38 left in the third quarter.

9:45: Waianae’s Kanai Mauga recovers a pooch kickoff at the Campbell 33.

9:39: Rosario follows his wall up the middle for a 19-yard touchdown, carrying three Sabers on his back across the goal line. Tate Ebel lines up for the PAT kick, but the snap is bad and the holder is tackled by Tynanes.
>> CAMPBELL 14, WAIANAE 6. 5:35 left in the third quarter.

9:37: Ulu takes a bootleg 11 yards to the Campbell 17.

9:36: Rosario and Javen Towne run the ball twice each for 19 yards. The smashmouth war is on!!!!!

9:33: Second half underway. Campbell punts on its first possession. Waianae takes over on the Sabers’ 48.


9:09: Campbell’s Micah Tynanes sacks Ulu for a 13-yard loss and Waianae winds up punting.

9:02: Three plays later, Ulufale sneaks into the end zone from the 1 for a touchdown. Villanueva kick is good.
>> CAMPBELL 14, WAIANAE 0. 1:38 left in the first half.

9:01: Vernon Etrata-Daite makes a diving catch for a first down at the Waianae 5.

8:56: Campbell faces a fourth down and 5 from the Seariders’ 11. Sabers call timeout to avoid a delay of game penalty.

8:54: Ulufale hits Ramos for a 23-yard gain to the Waianae 16.

8:50: On a third-down play, Campbell’s Jeremiah Leaeno recovers a Seariders fumble at the Waianae 40. 5:50 left in the first half.

8:47: Jeresalem Tootoo catches a 14-yard Ulu pass and Waianae gets to midfield, but the Seariders lose 15 yards on their fourth personal foul penalty.

8:43: The drive breaks down when Ulufale is chased out of bounds on a fourth and 13 situation.

8:42: Colon-Valentin catches a 20-yard over-the-middle pass from Ulufale and Tasi Faumui rushes for 19 yards to advance the ball to the Seariders’ 26.

8:38: Waianae has a fourth and 6 at the Campbell 38. Ulu’s long pass to Rosario is incomplete. Campbell ball.


8:34: Rico Rosario returns the kickoff 48 yards to the Campbell 42.

8:31: On first down, Ulufale hits Markus Ramos over the middle and he completes a 32-yard catch and run for a touchdown. Ariel Villanueva’s kick is good.
>> CAMPBELL 7, WAIANAE 0, 39 seconds to go in first quarter.

8:30: Kishaun Ki recovers an Ulu fumble. Campbell ball at the Waianae 32.

8:27: A 15-yard Ulu pass to Noah Pikula goes for 15 yards and a first down.

8:23: Waianae gets to its own 48 on Javen Town’s 19-yard run, but the play is called back for holding.

8:18: Sabers move to their own 42 on Kawika Ulufale passes to Fangaima Mailei and Gabriel Colon-Valentin. Two personal foul penalties allow Campbell to get to the Waianae 35, but Ulufale’s pass is intercepted by Tytin Kahoolilihala.

8:16: Jorell Pontes-Borje’s 40-yard punt pins Campbell at its 2.

8:12: Sabers playing pretty good against the run right now. Waianae has a fourth down and 12 situation. Seariders are punting.

8:11: Rico Rosario picks up the first down with a 3-yard run.

8:09: Andrew Paese catches a 14-yard pass fro Jaren Ulu, but the Seariders face a 4th and 2.

8:04: Campbell won the toss and deferred to the second half. Waianae elected to receive.


  1. Checkyoself September 23, 2016 1:03 pm

    Waianae 44-42 Campbell

  2. Chloropicrin September 23, 2016 3:15 pm

    Campbell might pull off the upset if Waianae isn’t prepared.

  3. Chloropicrin September 23, 2016 8:22 pm

    Waianae has more penalties then first downs, early on. probably the most undisclipned team in the OIA. That reflects on Coach Walter Young.

  4. "UNITY=STRENGHT" September 23, 2016 8:59 pm

    Get Hydrated Feel the Beat and move Guys!!! Tempo beat move!!! Tempo beat stick!!! Lose 5 Gain Ten!!! the playoffs just around the corner lets GO!!!!! Mind over Matter!!! One Unit 2nd Half turn up the Heat Quarter Mile Rocket and IMUA!!!:)

  5. way out west September 23, 2016 9:03 pm

    waianaes injuries and missing players is KILLING them…not the same team….Now coaches gotta coach not jus relying on natural westside talent….14-0 campbell in 2nd q…..waianaes game should be peeking not down 14 to 0….

  6. way out west September 23, 2016 9:06 pm

    stop the fancy stuff and making things LOOK nice and get back to that GROUND AND POUND….WHERE THE HOGS AT?

  7. Chloropicrin September 23, 2016 9:08 pm

    Yep, coaches gotta coach and they looking bush league amateur right now. 25 coaches on the sideline, all just trying to get in the game for free and influence the head coach to play their son or nephews. This team is so undisciplined, at least Matsumoto’s teams wasn’t that undisciplined.

  8. Chloropicrin September 23, 2016 9:09 pm

    They have the hogs, but Walter cannot coach’em up, that’s he difference between Vae Tata and Walter.

  9. Chloropicrin September 23, 2016 9:12 pm

    Coaches forgot they have Ambrocio and Pontes, USE THEM in space!! They line up Towne and Rosario at wideouts, to use Pontes to block?!?

  10. way out west September 23, 2016 9:14 pm

    too many useless coaches on sideline…we now see what coaches is coaching and who hiding in the corner by the water u can seperate the real coaches from the wannabes….

  11. Chloropicrin September 23, 2016 9:15 pm

    @way out west I totally agree!!

  12. Chloropicrin September 23, 2016 9:20 pm

    Kana and Keoni need to give up the offense to a real OC, these guys have no idea what they doing. They keep calling plays straight off of Madden 2017.

  13. Chloropicrin September 23, 2016 9:31 pm

    They need to sit Ulu and play Pontes-Borge. Waianae is developing a reputation as a team that is highly penalized, not good because they refs watch out for that.

  14. Chloropicrin September 23, 2016 9:37 pm

    Waianae coaches getting desperate, going “Jumbo” lol. Hard when Walter’s OLine is just standing up and not blocking anyone.

  15. way out west September 23, 2016 9:39 pm

    Waianae might need one mainland guru to teach them 21st century football 101….But waianae get to much pride..waianae only going hire waianae….sometimes good sometimes bad….50-50…mid 3rd making a run…..lets go….

  16. way out west September 23, 2016 9:48 pm


  17. Chloropicrin September 23, 2016 10:14 pm

    With a loss, Waianae will be the third seed, cause Campbell will likely beat Radford next week and finished tied with the same record, with Campbell holding the tie breaker. Way to Motivate your team Walter, they feed off of your attitude and rack up penalties to show for it.

  18. Chloropicrin September 23, 2016 10:20 pm

    Jumbo with 2 mins left?

  19. way out west September 23, 2016 10:22 pm

    somebody step up for seariders?

  20. way out west September 23, 2016 10:28 pm

    CHOKE CITY…gotta regroup….

  21. Chloropicrin September 23, 2016 10:30 pm

    25 coaches on Waianae’s sideline wondering what happened…YOU GOT OUT COACHED!! Bush league, Pop Warner coaches!!

  22. Chloropicrin September 23, 2016 10:33 pm

    @checkuoself your score prediction was close..haha. 2 points the other way in a low scoring game.

  23. way out west September 23, 2016 10:36 pm

    have a good nite everyone…..aloha

  24. Hau’ulaBoy September 23, 2016 11:00 pm

    Damn. Way too many penalties. They need to learn to keep emotions in check. Coaches got to take cotrol or this is what happens. The W need to refocus and play smart. You got a point @ Chloropicrin. You too Way Out West. Coaches got to get on it.

  25. Keoni Napierala-Rose September 24, 2016 12:06 am

    @chloropicrin Whoever you are you one clown straight up. I no call offense donkey. I support my coaches and especially my boyz no matter what. Win lose or draw. I coach till the end running backs and special teams. Keep hiding behind social media I see you on every post. You no work or what. All day you just write on these blogs you must have unlimited data. Get a life. And everyone else put in a application to coach next year with the Athletics director so you can help us win and turn the program around, if not shut your mouth and cheer for somebody else if you no like what’s goin on. If you not helping us get better then sit there and think to yourself can I really say anything… Answer is Negative!!!!

  26. Akoni Kapihe September 24, 2016 12:13 am

    It’s easy to bash coaches from the stand, BUT remember that these coaches are volunteering their time to coach these young men….TIME they give up from being with their family…TIME they’ll never get back!! People should support our coaches win or lose!!!

  27. Keoni Napierala-Rose September 24, 2016 12:34 am

    And to the people that do support us year in year out speaking on behalf of the waianae staff.. we do appreciate everything you guys do and put up with.. As for me no matter what if I coaching or not I will always be here supporting this community, these student athletes, and whatever coaches is giving up there time year round till the day I die… #WaianaeForever #ToManyPretenders

  28. Chloropicrin September 24, 2016 8:03 am

    Coach Napierala-Rose

    First off that’s the problem you (coach) reading these forums. Why don’t you go watch film to breakdown what went wrong or pick up a coaching 101 book.

    You should be able to convey the importance of staying disciplined, and the effects / repercussions of an undisciplined team, right? Weren’t you one of the KEY players to get suspended in 2009 for fighting, during the playoffs your senior year? Resulting in several key players including yourself being suspended for the castle game against playoff which resulted in a loss. Cmon get real, the team is undisciplined because they feed off of the coaches. And besides how are you qualified to coach? Getting a coaching position a year or two after high school? Won the Madden tournement and bought enough beer from Waianae market? There’s way more qualified guys that could get the job done, but we all know coaching at Waianae is all who you know and not what you know.

    Is it true if the kids parents come to practice and snap, the kid will get more playing time? Answer that question please.

  29. Chloropicrin September 24, 2016 8:13 am

    Young boys cannot handle criticism. Is that why there’s a lot of coaches on the sideline is to ID the person yelling from the stands so they can go “talk after the game”. Lol

  30. Manley September 24, 2016 9:58 am

    Chlorine, stop.

  31. Homegrown September 24, 2016 11:17 am

    Wow brutal comment thread going on here. I applaud anyone that is willing to sacrifice time and help coach football(or any other extracurricular activity) here on the island. But I also have a little more admiration for those doing it in the communities like Waianae, Kahuku, Farrington, etc.

    It’s a tough gig. Lower income areas with passionate fans who expect wins but don’t understand all the work involved just to put a team on the field. Even the most basic of things like equipment can be a Headache for the coach. Never mind getting kids to see the importance of a solid GPA, some coaches expend so much energy just getting the kids to attend class.

    As far as the game last night, Waianae looked pretty lethargic. No real passion or fire. Must’ve been overlooking Campbell who was firing on the other end of the spectrum.

  32. Checkyoself September 24, 2016 11:28 am

    What a game!!!!! Hats off to both teams.
    Game went to who wanted it by playing disciplined
    Amosa Amosa has his Sabers Oline and Dline on check. Offense run threat and pass threat are dangerously on the move.
    Defense has come off roaring and clawing at not only recovering loose balls, but also pouncing on runningback and stalking and attacking would be receptions from receivers. Sabers look hungry for their next meal.
    Walter young and company have some work but still had a great comeback in the second half scoring two thrilling touchdowns!!!!! Not only the passing game was working, run game had glimmers of light in the late quarter. Rotating two runningbacks wasn’t enough. Waianae has a stable of great talent and should be played. Cramping, fatigue and injuries will be the result in games.
    Big plays and big blocks have the Seariders surfing the ball in strong current. When the whistle blows…
    There’s the problem. Aggressive football is key in this game. Extra curricular activities after the play have been the Seariders reef rash. Let’s get back to basics.
    Snapping the ball is a problem on downs and extra points. Those points would have tied the game. Coaches use your whistles at practices. Stop unnecessary aggression after the whistle. Season is over next week. The reef rash still stings with this loss. Waianae can stop the nonsense. If not, the man in the gray suit will end your surf session in the playoffs…..
    Goodluck to both teams. Play safe, play hard, and remember have fun.

  33. Represent the W September 24, 2016 3:03 pm

    Still gonna represent Waianae no matter what the comments say but I’d like to know why you coaches aren’t utilizing Jorell Pontes Borge for QB? He has a good GPA score and he’s been playing in the varsity since he was a sophomore doing other positions and QB! Also, how are the scouts gonna to see him and recruit him if you are not giving this boy a fare chance to be noticed out there in the field like the others!? High school football is a stepping stone for college football and other opportunities! I’d really like to see him excell in a great college with awesome education as well as academics!!! I wish that for all the local kids in Waianae!!! Believe me in the end what really matters is education and how far they want to take there path to future success!!!

  34. oia#1 September 24, 2016 6:09 pm

    Watch the game again, campbell was getting away with anything and everything. The boys have to of been frustrated. #9 was hitting rico sooo late it shouldve been an ejection! Coaches please protect your players I am in shock that they had to go through such a tough situation!

  35. wat out west September 24, 2016 6:18 pm

    other than kt and nuuanu why have waianae not produced D1 college bound athletes…tons of athletes come through program year after year and no one seems to go college bound on d1 level…only the waianae kids that go to kapolei and ILH seem to make it….

  36. Searider86 September 24, 2016 6:45 pm

    Congrats to the Campbell Sabers! Very impressed with their defense and those outstanding freshmen defenders! Let’s regroup, MyYoungSeariders! Keep your heads up! IMUA! TEAM! WAIANAE!

  37. Former OIA insider September 24, 2016 9:21 pm

    The biggest reason Waianae doesn’t have D1 recruits is the eye test. They don’t have the measurements. Could some of these guys play D1, yes. But you not going offer a 5’10” guy a scholarship if he not running 4.4.

  38. Chloropicrin September 25, 2016 11:01 pm

    @way out west

    Since the turn of the century the program has produced quite a few D1 athletes off the top of my head, Nate Jackson (UH) Lono Manners (UH), Bryan Manefaiga (UH), Nate Russell (UH) , David Paaluhi (Oregon State), Wade Keliikipi (Oregon), Kennedy Tulimasealii (UH), Joey Nuuanu (UH)…that doesn’t mean that others haven’t gone on to school at the D2, D3, NAIA and JC level.

  39. Chloropicrin September 25, 2016 11:04 pm

    Another I forgot, Handsome Tanielu (BYU, via Snow college)

  40. Chloropicrin September 25, 2016 11:08 pm

    I agree with @OIAInsider, if they don’t passthe eye test, (size, speed and perhaps resume on field) they won’t get any D1 looks, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get offers at the other levels.

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