GAME NIGHT 9/30: Kahuku/Kaiser

Kaiser celebrated a touchdown in the final seconds to beat Kahuku in 2014. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Krystle Marcellus.
Kaiser celebrated a touchdown in the final seconds to beat Kahuku in 2014. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Krystle Marcellus.

The regular season begins to wind down Friday night with the OIA Division I playoffs set to begin next week.

No. 1 Kahuku returns to the site of its last regular season loss in the OIA. The Red Raiders (6-1, 6-0 Blue) have clinched the top seed out of the Blue division, a first-round bye in the OIA playoffs and a berth in the state tournament, but have some unfinished business with Kaiser (2-5, 1-5). The Cougars pulled off one of the biggest upsets ever in Hawaii high school football when they defeated Kahuku 20-19 two years ago at Kaiser Stadium.

HISTORY: Kahuku leads the all-time series 11-4.


No. 1 Kahuku 56, Kaiser 6

at Kaiser Stadium
Kahuku (7-1, 7-0) 28 14 14 0 — 56
Kaiser (2-6, 1-6) 6 0 0 0 — 6
Kah—Vili Fisiiahi 4 run (Stokes Nihipali-Botelho kick)
Kais—Andrew Kaufusi 83 pass from Kainoa Torres (kick failed)
Kah—Sekope Latu 47 pass from Sol-Jay Maiava (Nihipali-Botelho kick)
Kah—KJ Macatiag 1 run (Nihipali-Botelho kick)
Kah—Steven Lombard 2 run (Nihipali-Botelho kick)
Kah—Lombard 6 run (Nihipali-Botelho kick)
Kah—Christopher Tuliloa 1 run (Nihipali-Botelho kick)
Kah—Nihipali-Botelho 84 kickoff return (Nihipali-Botelho kick)
Kah—Micah Wong-Lau 4 run (Nihipali-Botelho kick)
RUSHING—Kahuku: Macatiag 15-123, Lombard 6-42, Maiava 2-25, Fisiiahi 2-8, Wong-Lau 2-8, Cameron Renaud 3-5, Tuliloa 1-1, team 1-(minus 2), Joseph-Tiueni Purcell 2-(minus 3). Kaiser: Kainoa Craig 7-(minus 1), Torres 8-(minus 24).
PASSING—Kahuku:Maiava 5-9–0-134, Renaud 1-2–0-10. Kaiser: Torres 4-15-2-113.
RECEIVING—Kahuku: Latu 4-102, Tuliloa 1-25, Thomas Kalili 1-17. Kaiser: Antonio Omphroy 2-27, Kaufusi 1-83, Micah Mashima 1-3.
Junior varsity — Kahuku 45, Kaiser 7

FOURTH QUARTER

Cameron Renaud in at QB for the first time and he throws a deep ball that is overthrown.

Kesi Ah-Hoy with an INT for Kahuku. Yes, Ah-Hoy still in the game at safety to start the fourth quarter.

THIRD QUARTER

Quarter ends with Omphroy going up high and hauling in a 27-yard pass from Torres, who has now thrown for 113 yards.

Nihipali-Botelho with the pick and he nearly brings it back but them fumbles inside the 10 and Kaiser recovers.

Kaiser fumbles after a 5-yard run by Torres. Kahuku ball. Maiava comes out throwing but it’s broken up by the Kaiser DB. Maiava goes to the end zone again and it’s incomplete. Fourth-and-6 and Maiava hits Thomas Kalili for 17 yards. Micah Wong-Lau 4-yard TD run. 56-6, 5:00, Q3.

Kahuku will receive. Nihipali-Botelho is GONE. 84-yard kickoff return for a TD. 49-6, 11:48.

HALFTIME BOX
at Kaiser Stadium
Kahuku (6-1, 6-0) 28 14
Kaiser (2-5, 1-5) 6 0
Kah—Vili Fisiiahi 4 run (Stokes Nihipali-Botelho kick)
Kais—Andrew Kaufusi 83 pass from Kainoa Torres (kick failed)
Kah—Sekope Latu 47 pass from Sol-Jay Maiava (Nihipali-Botelho kick)
Kah—KJ Macatiag 1 run (Nihipali-Botelho kick)
Kah—Steven Lombard 2 run (Nihipali-Botelho kick)
Kah—Lombard 6 run (Nihipali-Botelho kick)
Kah—Christopher Tuliloa 1 run (Nihipali-Botelho kick)
RUSHING—Kahuku: Macatiag 12-106, Lombard 6-42, Maiava 2-25, Fisiiahi 2-8, Micah Wong-Lau 1-4, Tuliloa 1-1. Kaiser: Kainoa Craig 6-(minus 1), Torres 5-(minus 27).
PASSING—Kahuku:Maiava 4-6-0-117. Kaiser: Torres 2-7-0-83.
RECEIVING—Kahuku: Latu 3-92, Tuliloa 1-25. Kaiser: Kaufusi 1-83, Antonio Omphroy 1-0.
Junior varsity — Kahuku 45, Kaiser 7

SECOND QUARTER

Halftime.

Kaiser gets its first stop as it forces a fumble by Macatiag, who has 106 yards on 12 carries.


Miki Ah You gets a sack for Kahuku. Deep pass is incomplete and Kaiser will punt with running clock in effect.

Kaiser fumbles kickoff. Micah Wong-Lau recovers for Kahuku. Maiava completes a 25-yard pass to Christopher Tuliloa to the 1 and Kahuku lets Tuliloa run it in on the next play for a 1-yard TD run. 42-6, 6:08.

Tyson Creekmur stops Macatiag for no gain. First stop on a run by the Kaiser defense. Kaufusi with a tackle for loss and it’s fourth-and-13. Pass over the middle Sekope Latu hauls it in between two defenders for a 27-yard gain. Steven Lombard 6-yard TD run. 35-6. 7:46.

Kaiser starts second-and-11 at its 19. Two incomplete passes and a punt.

FIRST QUARTER

LB Miki Ah You with a tackle for loss to end the first quarter.

Steven Lombard 2-yard TD run. Kahuku has rushed for 122 yards on 14 carries.

Kaiser starts on its 20. Torres and Kainoa Craig mishandle the handoff and Vimahi recovers for Kahuku.

Kahuku starts on Kaiser 48. KJ Macatiag caps a five-play drive with a 1-yard TD run. 21-6, 1:45.

Kaiser with a pass for no yards and a run for no yards. After a false start, coach Arnold Martinez has Torres punt on third-and-15.

Kahuku answers in three plays. Freshman Sol-Jay Maiava‘s first pass is a 47-yard TD to Sekope Latu. 14-6, 5:06.

Freshman Kaonohi Kaniho in at cornerback. Don’t think Kekaula Kaniho started tonight. Kahuku will likely play a lot of guys. Third-and-13 and Kainoa Torres hits Andrew Kaufusi on a short pass and he breaks two tackles and look out. HE’S GONE. 83-yard TD pass from Torres to Kaufusi. First points allowed by Kahuku in 19 quarters to Hawaii teams.

Sophomore KJ Macatiag gets the start at running back and picks up 21 yards on two carries. Kahuku OL Vili Fisiiahi, who was on the Kaiser team two years ago that beat Kahuku, carries twice and scores on a 4-yard TD run. 7-0, 7:47.


Kaiser will receive. DL George Lauhingoa with a tackle for loss on the first run and DL Aliki Vimahi with the sack on third down. Kaiser loses 12 yards and will punt.

TEAM CAPTAINS
Kahuku: Aliki Vimahi, Vili Fisiiahi, Kesi Ah-Hoy
Kaiser: Andrew Kaufusi, Rhys Galeai, Noah Cambra

COMMENTS

  1. Checkyoself September 30, 2016 3:23 pm

    Kahuku 63-0 Kaiser


  2. Mahatma Gandhi September 30, 2016 3:55 pm

    What’s up with the Kahuku haka this year? Are they doing it in the locker room before the game? Are they saving the on-field haka for the state championship game only and the resulting 15 yard penalty?
    #5 Pesa Lefau stole the show in the on-field haka vs St Louis last year. Breaking ranks and coming to the front to stare down Cal Lee.


  3. Mahatma Gandhi September 30, 2016 3:57 pm

    One of the biggest upsets ever? That was the year Kahuku didn’t even make the state football tournament.


  4. Bulukex September 30, 2016 4:54 pm

    Mahatma Ghandi

    You Ding dong. They did make it to the state tournament and lost in the semis to Punahou.


  5. 87 September 30, 2016 9:24 pm

    Good to see them practicing the pass game, we trust in these coaches that they are prepping for the post season title run. RR4L we in it 4Life. 30,000 strong loyal fans! community pride!


  6. 88 September 30, 2016 11:52 pm

    Ah-hoy is still in at Saftey because his sub at that position is Kaniho. Kaniho is not playing due to an injury. His Younger brother who is his sub is starting in his place. The only other DB they got is KJ Macatiag and he had to start at RB because the 2 senior RBs were out with injury.


  7. SimpleSimon October 1, 2016 6:20 am

    And Stokes explains why Kesi is still in the game (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg4p4mjUB1Q). Why make a comment like that (Kesi still in the game in 4thQ) if you don’t know the facts?


  8. 87 October 1, 2016 7:53 am

    the injury bug maybe kahukus worst enemy and the oia playoffs are a beast to get through because of the physicality. les go boys do your thang! RR4L


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