GAME NIGHT 9/24: Farrington/Kapolei

Kapolei's Leighton Rosa was hit by Kailua's Darius Martin in a game last week. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Kapolei’s Leighton Rosa was hit by Kailua’s Darius Martin in a game last week. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Just two games on Oahu on Saturday night but both involve some heavy hitters.

An already huge game between No. 6 Farrington (5-1, 5-1 OIA Red) and No. 5 Kapolei (5-1, 4-1) got even bigger with Mililani’s stunning loss to Kailua on Friday night. The winner of Saturday night’s game at Kapolei clinches the OIA Red title and No. 1 seed in the OIA playoffs.

HISTORY: Farrington leads the all-time series 6-1 but Kapolei got its first win over the Govs last year, 23-6.

Live updates of the approximately 6:30 p.m. kickoff will follow below:


9:26: Instead of taking a knee, Kapolei runs the ball and scores on Kawewehi’s 3-yard run. Beau Meyer adds the extra point.
>> KAPOLEI 28, FARRINGTON 7. 49 seconds left in the game.

9:23: The Govs have a fourth down and nine from the 3 and are going for it. Rapoza’s pass is incomplete. Kapolei ball.

9:19: Josh Kansana runs around left end for 35 yards for the Hurricanes. The drive stalls and they punt and pin Farrington at its own 3. 2:11 left in game.

9:12: A flea-flicker pass from Uahinui to Faamatau to the end zone is intercepted by the Hurricanes’ Leonard Lee. An illegal forward pass was called on Faamatau because the first pass to him was a forward pass. The penalty is declined by Kapolei. Hurricanes ball.

9:09: Four complete passes, two by Uahinui and two by Rapoza, advance the ball to the Kapolei 28.

9:03: Beau Meyer kicks the extra point.
>> KAPOLEI 21, FARRINGTON 7. 8:17 left in the game.

9:00: Leigthon Rosa’s two straight 2-yard gains puts the ball in the end zone for a TD. A player is down and hurt in the end zone.

8:58: Alvarez-Ranan slants to in from the right and Tagovailoa hits him for a 26-yard gain to the Farrington 4.

8:56: Tagovailoa’s hits Alvarez-Ranan in stride for a 29-yard gain to the Govs’ 30.

8:54: Uahinui thorws an incompletion and then Rapoza, on fourth down, throws one into the end zone with two receivers — Faamatau and Iosefo Ah Ching in the area. Kapolei’s Kaopuiki comes over to knock it away. 10:40 left in the game.

8:50: Keane Kanehailua tackles Faamatau for a 6-yard loss on first down. It’s third and 15 at the Kapolei 29.


8:46: Faamatau follows his blocking for a 19-yard run off left tackle. He follows that with runs of 8 and 9 yards and the Govs are at the Kapolei 24.

8:44: Kapolei can’t move and punts. Tautolo returns the ball 66-yard for an apparent touchdown for Farrington with 57 seconds to go in the third quarter, but the play is called back due to a penalty. Govs start at their own 42.

8:39: Three runs net 1 yard for the Govs and they punt the ball away.

8:38: Uahiniui runs for 30 yards on a keeper to the Kapolei 46.

8:33: Tagovailoa’s pass to Perez goes for 18 yards, but Perez is stripped by the Governors’ Richard Anderson and is recovered by Farrington’s Stephen Eter.

8:27: Tagovailoa connects with Isaiah Ahana for 12 yards and with Perez for 13. Ball is at the Farrington 35.

8:25: Second half underway. Faamatau carries it four times for 19 yards, but a Rapoza pass is picked off by Kapolei’s Leonard Lee.

8:13: Tagovailoa went 12-for-22 for 159 yards, an interception and a touchdown in the first half.

8:12: Faamatau carried the ball 21 times for 48 yards in the first half.


8:00: A 21-yard Uahinui pass to TJ Tautolo gains 21 yards to the Kapolei 33 as time runs out in the half.

7:56: Three incompletions by Tagovailoa followed by an 8-yard completion to Marquis Montgomery is on not good enough for a first down. Farrington ball at its 30.

7:53: Tagovailoa hits Sarono with a pass over the middle for a for 31 yards to the Farrington 39.

7:51: Rapoza’s fourth-down pass falls incomplete. Kapolei takes over at its own 30.

7:47: Faamatau’s 4-yard gain picks up a first down and then he runs it twice more for 6 yards to the Hurricanes’ 25. Kaopuiki’s third tackle for loss — for 5 yards on Faamatau — puts Farrington in a fourth down and 9 situation.

7:42: Farrington is driving. Faamatau carries six out of seven plays for 19 yards and then Rapoza hits Kingston Moses-Sanchez with a 10-yard pass. Moses-Sachez is down after a hard hit by Adam Berg. He is getting medical attention.

7:35: Kapolei driving. Tagovailoa hits Wyatt Perez in stride for a 31-yard gain to the Farrington 9. Three plays later, Sarono slants in from the right into the end zone and catches a bullet from Tagovailoa for a 9-yard touchdown.
>> KAPOLEI 14, FARRINGTON 7. 8:18 left in first half.

7:29: Hurricanes avoid disaster when Farrington’s high punt hit a Kapolei blocker on the punt-return team in the back. Jaymin Sarono alertly grabbed the bouncing ball that would have gone to Farrington if the Govs got to it first.

7:26: Govs get two yards on three downs and punt. Two quarterbacks — Justin Uahinui and Rapoza — both threw passes in the series. Uahinui made the first completion of the game for the team, but it only went for those two yards.

7:22: Two plays later, Alvarez-Ranan makes an over-the-shoulder catch of a Tagovailoa pass in the deep right corner of the end zone on a perfectly thrown ball for a 21-yard touchdown. Beau Meyer kicks the extra point.
>> FARRINGTON 7, KAPOLEI 7. 11:53 left in the first half.

7:17: Tagovailoa hits Alvarez-Ranan with a 15-yard pass to the Farrington 29.

7:12: Farrington’s Chasen Castilliano steps in front of Tagovailoa’s next pass on the right sideline, picks it off and returns it 17 yards for a touchdown. Blessing Umaga kicks the extra point.
>> FARRINGTON 7, KAPOLEI 0. 1:49 left in the first quarter.

7:11: Tagovailoa picks up a first down with an 11-yard pass to Kaeo Alvarez-Ranan.

7:08: Farrington loses yardage twice, when Faamatau is tackled for a 6-yard loss by Geoff Fiafaimane and then quarterback Bishop Rapoza, apparently going to make the team’s first pass of the game is sacked for a 5-yard loss by Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa. Governors punt and Kapolei has it at its own 5.

7:03: Tagovailoa is now 1-for-5 after three straight incompletions. Hurricanes punt and downs the ball at the Farrington 49. Govs ball.

7:02: Kapolei quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa is 1-for-3 so far.

7:01: Kekoa Kaopuiki has two tackles for loss for the Hurricanes.

7:00: Faamatau is taking most of the snaps in the wildcat formation for Farrington. After two first downs, though, the Governors punt.

6:55: Governors get a first down. No secret — 9-yard Challen Faamatau run on second down.

6:52: Punt goes in end zone. Farrington ball at the 20. Kapolei calls timeout.

6:51: Kapolei gains just three yards on its first possession and is punting.

6:48: Farrington is kicking off to Kapolei. Hurricanes will start at the their 41.


  1. Checkyoself September 24, 2016 3:35 pm

    Kapolei 42-40 Farrington

  2. "UNITY=STRENGHT" September 24, 2016 6:05 pm

    To you our dear Alma Mater
    We pledge our love and loyalty
    And sing a tribute all together
    That all may hear our song to thee
    So let us raise her royal banner
    And it will hold victorious sway
    Then mingle merry hearts and voices
    In praise of FARRINGTON!!!

  3. Alpha September 24, 2016 8:41 pm

    Okimoto has to let Noga and Taumua run ball if that’s offense he gonna run…

  4. Alpha September 24, 2016 8:44 pm

    Taumua (Tautolo)

  5. NOkimoto September 26, 2016 6:06 am

    Typical Randy Okimoto. Have the team look great against cupcakes but get pounded against any team that is good. The Kalihi community has put up with him long enough already and I’m not the only one who feels that way.

    Say NO to NOkimoto!

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