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.
Big, big game in OIA Division II taking place at Waialua tonight as Waipahu (4-1, 3-1) faces the host Bulldogs (3-1, 3-1) with the winner in the driver’s seat to make the OIA D-II playoffs. By no means is the loser out of it, but winning this game will feel really good to one of these two teams.
HISTORY: Waipahu leads the series 15-1 in the Prep Bowl and state championship era and is 20-1 against the Bulldogs since 1968. Caleb Fore threw for 150 yards and two touchdowns in Waialua’s only win, 13-6, in 2005.
Live updates of the 6 p.m. kickoff will follow below:
8:47 p.m.: Final, Waipahu wins 26-7. Marauders a half-game behind first-place Pearl City in standings.
8:24 p.m.: Kamakana Kahalewai intercepts Waialua pass in end zone. Waipahu ball with 8:33 left.
8:12 p.m.: Failauga 5-yard scoring run opens the fourth quarter. Waipahu leads 26-7 with 11:58 left.
7:52 p.m.: Amorozo connects on 61-yard pass to Ezekail Kai Kapanui Reyes to extend Waipahu’s lead to 20-7 with 5:15 left in the third.
7:50 p.m.: Waipahu drive stalls at Waialua 11 when Amorozo’s pass goes through hands of Brysen Tomas Ignacio. Waialua gets ball back with seven minutes left in third.
7:27 p.m.: First half stats:
Waipahu’s Amorozo 16 of 23 passes for 100 yards. Failauga 15 rushes for 61 yards.
Waialua’s Toia 8 of 16 passes for 110 yards.
7:14 p.m.: Halftime, Waipahu leads 14-7. Marauders’ drive stalls at Waialua’s 19 with 15 seconds remaining.
6:55 p.m.: Third turnover of the first half by the Bulldogs give Marauders the ball with less than six minutes in second.
6:42 p.m.: Marauders lead 14-7 after Alfred Failauga‘s scoring run from 12 yards out. Amorozo makes PAT. Waipahu cashed in on Waialua face mask penalty that moved the ball to the 28.
6:33 p.m.: End first, 7-7. Bulldogs blew a big opportunity early in the first when they fumbled at Waipahu’s 5.
6:25 p.m.: Waialua ties it 7-7 with 2:22 in first on Tevesi Toia‘s 23-yard pass. PAT good.
6:15 p.m.: Waipahu leads 7-0 after Amorozo 10-yard pass to Cody Andres-Paguirigan. PAT good with 6:14 in first quarter.