The regular season begins to wind down Friday night with the OIA Division I playoffs set to begin next week.
No. 4 Kapolei (6-1, 5-1) has already clinched the OIA Red title, a berth in the state tournament, and a bye in the first-round of the OIA playoffs heading into its regular-season finale tonight hosting Nanakuli (0-7, 0-6). The Golden Hawks have not won a game, but have lost four of their seven games by 14 points or less and have some playmakers on offense in QB Nainoa Banks and WR Chyson Morgan that can move the ball. This is the final high school game for Banks, who has the three best single-game passing marks in school history.
HISTORY: Kapolei leads the all-time series 5-0 and won the last meeting, 42-6, in 2009.
Live updates of the 7:30 p.m. kickoff to follow below:
9:55 p.m.: Tanner Ritchey makes 21-yard field goal for Hurricanes, 50-12 with 5:25 remaining in the game. Kapolei is at 50 points or more for the fifth time in program history.
9:42 p.m.: End 3rd, Kapolei leads 47-12
9:38 p.m.: Willis Yin intercepts Kapolei quarterback Leonard Lee (Tagovailoa is done for the night). Four plays later, Morgan hauls in a 24-yard pass from Banks for their second touchdown. Kapolei leads 47-12 with 2:53 in the third.
9:32 p.m.: Golden Hawks open third quarter with a touchdown and a round of applause from Kapolei’s homecoming crowd. Nainoa Banks finds a wide open Chyson Morgan for a 9-yard scoring pass. PAT blocked, 47-6 with 9:48 in the third.
9:09 p.m.: Kapolei scores again right before halftime on Dreyden Steele Kawewehi’s 6-yard run. PAT blocked, 47-0 lead. Tagovailoa has hit a rhythm late in the second quarter, has completed 14 of 25 passes.
8:58 p.m.: Kapolei’s Christian Broome recovers ball after Golden Hawks can’t hang onto it during kickoff return. Antoneo Filipo-Brown’s 10-yard carry results in another touchdown. Meyer makes PAT, 41-0 with 2:21 left.
8:51 p.m.: Jaymin Sarono catches his second scoring pass from Tagovailoa. Hurricanes up 34-0 with three minutes left.
8:46 p.m.: Kapolei gets the ball back on downs and doesn’t waste any time finding the end zone. Tagovailoa connects with Rosa on a 46-yard throw, touchdown Kapolei. Meyer makes PAT, 27-0 with 6:02 left in the second.
8:34 p.m: Leighton Rosa runs up the middle, dodging several defenders, and his 44-yard run puts Hurricanes ahead 20-0. Two-point conversion fails, 7:41 left in the second.
8:21 p.m.: End 1st, Kapolei 14, Nanakuli 0
8:19 p.m.: Kapolei converts on fourth and 1 from the 9-yard line. Jaymin Sarono hauls in the pass from Tagovailoa and runs into the end zone for the touchdown. Meyer PAT extends lead to 14-0 with 1:05 left in the first.
8:03 p.m.: Kapolei’s Omar Mareko intercepts Nanakuli’s Nainoa Banks. Brings the ball back to the 10. Tagovailoa connects on 10-yard pass to Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala. Beau Meyer makes PAT, Kapolei leads 7-0 with 6:14 left in the first.
7:55 p.m.: The Hurricanes can’t convert on their opening drive. Kapolei advances to the 4-yard line but quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa can’t connect with his receivers on three consecutive attempts.
Field goal attempt goes wide, 0-0 with 6:24 left in first.
6:44 p.m.: Kapolei is leading the JV game 36-9 at the half.