GAME NIGHT 9/30: Nanakuli/Kapolei

Kapolei's Jaymin Sarono has more than 700 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Kapolei’s Jaymin Sarono has more than 700 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

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.


  1. Checkyoself September 30, 2016 3:33 pm

    Kapolei 63-14 Nanakuli

  2. kapolei boi September 30, 2016 6:21 pm

    Nanakuli suck…just quit or forfeit game.its going be a blow out..waste money go game..SMOKE JOB HAWKS!!!!!!!!

  3. WestSide PriDe September 30, 2016 9:35 pm

    NOW WHAT GOLDEN embarrassing what now?2 many DONKEY COACHES

  4. FOoTBaLl hIt up October 1, 2016 4:31 am

    Back 2 N.W.O (

  5. True Nanakuli Fan October 1, 2016 4:58 am

    @westsidepride hahahahahaha wow donkey coaches sheesh what’s with the name calling.. Nanakuli lost the game and that’s that .. u win some u lose some… gotta get better I swear Waianae never score on them lmao.. buts it’s okay blame the coaches cause the coaches play the game lmao u must’ve been a bench warmer in school or even a water boy.. or a pop warner super star …

  6. WestSide PriDe October 1, 2016 5:04 am

    We going states and u guys packing up…thats the bottom line.stop crying.cannot even win vs waipahu
    so sad

  7. way out west October 1, 2016 4:08 pm

    true nanakuli fan…….bite mee you losers…go cry and make all your the crying you like…next year lose more qb no more nothing scrubs…

  8. way out west October 1, 2016 4:09 pm

    true nanakuli fan…….bite mee you losers…go cry and make all your the excuses you like…next year lose more qb no more nothing scrubs…

  9. WAY OUT WEST October 2, 2016 7:05 am

    hawkprent…true nanakuli fan….both are monkeys cry and cry and make all the excuses in the world.the hawks suck this year why cant you guys man up..need changes but you think you guys all good for next season….yah dream on no more kids dream on you shaadaap your mouth and pack ur bags cause sorry no post season 4 you guys and no post season next year cause get too many donkeys…..cry cry cry cry cry#N.W.O 4LIFE

  10. Da Coach October 2, 2016 8:54 am

    All you haters will hate, but I bet none of you played the game and if you did, you sucked big time. Blame the coaches and all you want cause we are ROOTED not RECRUITED. Can’t win em’ all, new division and for all you Waianae Posers, when the last time you folks went to the prep bowl? Especially the St. Louis era when you folks can humiliated on the field. Oh! Wait! Nanakuli with 1/3 the size of Waianae barely lost against St. Louis 20-18. The only Donkeys are the haters, Like: Way out West, WesidePride, Kapolei Boi (BTW Nanakuli went to the prep bowl championship within 12 years of existence, Kapolei got 16 years tons of students and CHOKE on games) and Kapolei Boi, remember, you just one boy and does mommy know you playing on the computer?

  11. way out west October 2, 2016 6:46 pm


  12. mr.moody October 3, 2016 11:41 am

    To all you nanakuli fans and alumni this year has been so challenging since we’ve move our program into the Red division.We did great in white and made the decision to move our program into the division 1 level.Yes we need to work within our community to yes keep kids home and yes its starts with our youth pop warner and Big Boyz league also called jr prep football.We in nanakuli have so much pride that sometimes we not thinking when people criticize us.We have to improve our program in many ways.Coaching is one.We could get bye in white but not in Red.We have to really coach our kids now and become better coaches.So every nanakuli fan out there be patient and take all the criticism,no retaliate the blogs just leave it how it is…..ALOHA

  13. Island boi October 21, 2016 11:43 pm

    Nanaz football will be back strong soon.I remember the glory dayz back in the 80s when coach Sam’s team won the Oia championship den loss a close game to st.louis.came across Sam n he told me he still keep tabs on golden hawks football n proud the team won another title few years back in division 2

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