GAME NIGHT 9/29: ‘Iolani/Nanakuli

No. 9 ‘Iolani 39, Nanakuli 0

at Nanakuli H.S. field
‘Iolani (6-2, 5-1) 19 13 7 0 — 39
Nanakuli (0-8, 0-6) 0 0 0 0 — 0

Iol—Rexton Suzuki 1 run (kick failed)
Iol—Jonah Miyazawa 20 pass from Jonah Chong (Mika Makekau kick)
Iol—Kaua Nishigaya 12 run (pass failed)
Iol—Nishigaya 18 run (kick blocked)
Iol—Carter Kamana 11 pass from Chong (Makekau kick)
Iol—Nishigaya 1 run (Makekau kick)

RUSHING—‘Iolani: Nishigaya 15-102, Cole Ichikawa 5-17, Suzuki 7-12. Nanakuli: A’alona Aleka 15-59, Lexsen Kunukau 17-45.
PASSING—‘Iolani: Chong 13-18-1-179, Sam Faumuina 1-3–0-13, Tate Shimao 3-3–0-(minus 4). Nanakuli: Kunukau 7-16-1-55, Aleka 1-3-0-6.
RECEIVING—‘Iolani: Kamana 5-61, Rayden Kaneshiro 4-70, Miyazawa 3-42, Suzuki 2-(minus 10), Jake Yokogawa 1-13, Wailoa Manuel 1-6, Ichikawa 1-6. Nanakuli: Gavin Vea-Flint 3-23, Charles Hauhio 3-22, Aleka 2-16.

Charles Hauhio with a nice diving catch and the Golden Hawks are going to try to punch one in late. Ball at the ‘Iolani 35. Kunukau scrambles for 15 yards to the 20.

Faumuina completes his first pass on fourth-and-2 — a 13-yarder to Jacob Yokogawa to move the chains.

Raiders with their backups in just running down the clock. Suzuki getting some good run at running back. Shimao and Faumuina splitting time at QB.


‘Iolani leads 39-0 after three. Raiders have used three different QB’s.

Sam Faumuina in at QB for ‘Iolani.

Raiders ball first. They go 54 yards in five plays. Nishigaya’s third TD of the game is a 1-yard run. Running clock. 39-0 ‘Iolani, 10:24.


at Nanakuli H.S. field
‘Iolani (5-2, 4-1) 19 13
Nanakuli (0-7, 0-5) 0 0

Iol—Rexton Suzuki 1 run (kick failed)
Iol—Jonah Miyazawa 20 pass from Jonah Chong (Mika Makekau kick)
Iol—Kaua Nishigaya 12 run (pass failed)
Iol—Nishigaya 18 run (kick blocked)
Iol—Carter Kamana 11 pass from Chong (Makekau kick)

RUSHING—‘Iolani: Nishigaya 12-97, Suzuki 1-1. Nanakuli: Lexsen Kunukau 14-28, A’alona Aleka 9-23.
PASSING—‘Iolani: Chong 12-17-1-170. Nanakuli: Kunukau 5-8-1-28, Aleka 1-2-0-6.
RECEIVING—‘Iolani: Kamana 5-61, Rayden Kaneshiro 3-61, Miyazawa 3-42, Cole Ichikawa 1-6. Nanakuli: Gavin Vea-Flint 3-23, Charles Hauhio 2-7, Aleka 1-4.

‘Iolani goes 61 yards in four plays. Passes of 21 and 24 yards from Chong to Rayden Kaneshiro sets up an 11-yard TD pass to Carter Kamana. 32-0, 1:26, Q2. Third straight game with a TD reception for Kamana.

Junior Jedidiah Wataru with a sack for ‘Iolani. Golden Hawks forced to punt with 2:49 left in half.

Raiders drive stalls out as Nanakuli’s Kealoha Werner made a nice tackle for a loss. Fumble on the punt and Micah Shikada recovers it for ‘Iolani at the Nanakuli 18. Nishigaya breaks about three tackles on an 18-yard TD run. XP is blocked. 25-0, 6:02.

Nanakuli starts on its 49. Three-and-out but they drop a punt at the ‘Iolani 10.

Golden Hawks senior Tuitasi Fenumiai intercepts a Chong pass inside the 10 and returns it out to the 30. Add on a penalty on ‘Iolani and Nanakuli has good field position.

Nanakuli punts on second play of second quarter. ‘Iolani ball on its 45.


Raiders force a three-and-out and Kaua Nishigaya scores on a 12-yard TD run. 19-0 ‘Iolani, 1:20, Q1.

Junior Trevor Kan with an INT and Chong finds Jonah Miyazawa for a 20-yard TD. 13-0 Raiders, 3:19, Q1.

Golden Hawks turn it over on downs and ‘Iolani goes five plays for a TD. Rexton Suzuki with a 1-yard TD run. 6-0 ‘IOl, 9:13, Q1.

‘Iolani won the toss and will defer. Nanakuli ball first.

Kyler Mento, Rayden Kaneshiro
Nanakuli: Logan Hansen, A’alona Aleka

For ‘Iolani’s roster, click here
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SERIES HISTORY: ‘Iolani leads 1-0


  1. skyhawks September 29, 2018 5:10 pm

    I feel bad for nanakuli! they have such a small school zone. they need to re-draw the district lines for nanakuli

  2. Hmmm? September 29, 2018 6:26 pm

    Should go down to D2

  3. Nanakuli ea! September 30, 2018 8:54 pm

    Beautiful million dollar view, friendly people and the most hilarious stadium announcers ever!!!
    Happy Birthday my bruddah… if you was there you know.

  4. Fast Eddie October 1, 2018 5:36 am

    yes sir, if it wasn’t his birthday, he certainly fooled me. The PA guy was too funny and it drowned out the clown show YouTube broadcast that features two delusional Iolani Dads. Nanas you guys gotta go support the kids, had more Nanakuli fans partying in their garages during the game than in the Nanakuli stadium. Hawks played tough and the band rocks too.

  5. Hawkeye October 1, 2018 5:42 am

    Iolani football might have smart kids but their coaches and AD gotta work on their social skills. Neva come on the field for the National Anthem, Hawaii Pono i, or alma matters, throwing deep passes late in the game with 39-0 lead and keeping their defensive starters in to preserve a shut out. Small kine no class.

  6. Funny Aalaz October 1, 2018 7:52 am

    Eventhough Nanakuli when finish with one “Puka” they fought hard and earned a lot of respect from the lucky few who attended. I never saw so many people celebrate their birthdays in one place like last Saturday night in Nanakuli. Mahalo to the Great PA guy who made everyone feel welcome.

  7. Green Bulldog October 1, 2018 9:32 am

    Iolani always avoids the Natl. Anthem, Hawaii Pono i and both schools alma maters not sure why but they be doin it for years. Its disrespectful when it happens on the home field of another team though. Too bad Nanakuli didn’t kick Iolani’s snobby okoles.

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