GAME NIGHT 9/7: Aiea/Radford

Aiea 26, Radford 6


at John E. Velasco Stadium
Aiea (2-1-1, 2-1) 13 0 7 6 — 26
Radford (1-4, 1-2) 0 0 0 6 — 6
Aiea—Babu Capanang 17 pass from Fabian Bautista (run failed)
Aiea—Zach Kalahiki-Basque 56 fumble return (Thomas Hulett kick)
Aiea—Capanang 47 pass from Bautista (Hulett kick)
Rad—DJ Alpha 1 run (kick blocked)
Aiea—Kalahiki-Basque 33 pass from Bautista (pass failed)

RUSHING—Aiea: Ma’alo Auva’a 9-26, Bautista 10-26, Kalahiki-Basque 4-17, Capanang 4-1, LJ Vongsy 5-(minus 1), team 3-(minus 3). Radford: Matai Suitonu 10-43, Alpha 7-43, Hunter Copp 4-18, Dejuan James 4-11, Taias Savea 2-1, Kendall Saxton 1-1.
PASSING—Aiea: Bautista 10-16–1-139, Vongsy 2-4–0-32. Radford: Copp 14-28–3-112, Suitonu 1-6-2-5.
RECEIVING—Aiea: Capanang 4-73, Kalahiki-Basque 3-46, Bautista 2-32, Dylan Soberano 1-11, Austin Mogote 2-9. Radford: Carson Dean 5-70, Damon Nelson 5-28, Savea 4-24, Ehven Marques 1-5.
Junior varsity — Aiea 18, Radford 6

Kalahiki-Basque adds an INT and Aiea has forced seven turnovers.

Capanang with a pick on D.

Bautista hurt on a play and Vongsy in at QB. Bautista back in and Zach Kalahiki-Basque makes it four games in a row with a receiving TD as he catches a 33-yarder to make it 26-6 with 4:23 left.

Suitonu with a 31-yard return to midfield but a blindside block brings it back. Alpha with a run of 19 yards into Aiea territory but Soberano knocks the ball loose and Aiea recovers.

Aiea can’t run much time off as an incomplete pass and a run out of bounds stops the clock. Aiea punts with 6:13 left.

Carson Dean gets the Radford side excited with a jump ball catch of 42 yards from Copp. Ball at the Aiea 20. An 11-yard pass to Savea and a personal foul moves the ball to the 2. DJ Alpha with a 1-yard TD run and Radford is on the board with 7:09 remaining.


Aiea will punt to end the third quarter but a running into the kicker penalty is called. Another punt and we go to the fourth.

Rams three-and-out.

Bautista deep down the left sideline and Capanang runs under it and is gone. 47-yard TD pass makes it 20-0 Aiea, 5:30, Q3.

LJ Vongsy with an INT to get the ball back for Aiea on the next play.

Kalahiki-Basque with his first shot at RB. He gets 9 yards on his first run and turns upfield on the second but fumbles. Alpha recovers.

Ripley with his eighth tackle and Radford will punt.

Aiea takes over on the Radford 28 and a personal foul puts the ball at the 15. Bautista at QB. Aiea tries a 30-yard field goal but it’s blocked. Rams take over.

Radford ball first. Aiea DL Dan Soranaka with a fumble recovery.

at John E. Velasco Stadium
Aiea (1-1-1, 1-1) 13 0
Radford (1-3, 1-1) 0 0
Aiea—Babu Capanang 17 pass from Fabian Bautista (run failed)
Aiea—Zach Kalahiki-Basque 56 fumble return (Thomas Hulett kick)

RUSHING—Aiea: Ma’alo Auva’a 9-26, Bautista 5-19, LJ Vongsy 1-5. Radford: Matai Suitonu 6-38, Dejuan James 4-11, DJ Alpha 3-10, Hunter Copp 1-8, Taias Savea 1-2, Kendall Saxton 1-1.
PASSING—Aiea: Bautista 4-7–1-34, Vongsy 2-4–0-32. Radford: Hunter Copp 5-11–0-33, Suitonu 1-6-2-5.
RECEIVING—Aiea: Bautista 2-32, Capanang 2-25, Dylan Soberano 1-11, Kalahiki-Basque 1-(minus 2). Radford: Carson Dean 3-25, Savea 1-6, Ehven Marques 1-5, Damon Nelson 1-2.
Junior varsity — Aiea 18, Radford 6


A defensive PI puts the ball on the Aiea 25 with 18 ticks left. Noble Ripley bats down a pass near the goal line and the half is over.

LJ Vongsy in at QB and he makes a big third down pass to Bautista for 28 yards. Finally some life for the Aiea offense. Aiea incomplete on fourth-and-1 and Radford takes over on Na Alii with 43 with 28 seconds to go. Fourth straight Radford drive starting in Aiea territory.

Three-and-out by Radford, but the punt coverage pins Aiea inside its 10.

Aiea will start at its 18. Two negative plays and an incomplete pass and Aiea will punt. Yet another Radford drive to start in Aiea territory.

Aiea three-and-out. Radford will again start in Aiea territory at the 35. Copp in at QB. Radford captain and OL Darrellson Masaniai banged up on a play but walks off on his own. Radford gets two first downs but then Suitonu is picked off at the 1 by Shaydin-Kalani Keala-Sanchez.


Rams start at the Aiea 47. After Suitonu’s run on a QB draw, Copp back in at QB and completes three straight passes, including two in a row to Carson Dean totaling 22 yards to put the ball at the Aiea 19. Timeout Na Alii. Radford gets it to the 14 but Fabian Bautista intercepts a pass on fourth down.

Hunter Copp in at QB for Radford to start the next drive. Good 6-yard run on the first play by Dejuan James but then two incomplete passes and a punt.

Aiea with the first deep shot to Kalahiki-Basque on third down and it’s overthrown. Defender was right there. Aiea three-and-out.

Maka’ala Sakimi with an INT for Radford and the Rams are in business at the Aiea 32, but turn it over on downs.

Rams go three-and-out after starting on their 42.

Rams will start from their 30. Matai Suitonu starts at QB and his first run goes for 24 yards. Kendall Saxton gets the pitch on the next play but fumbles it and Zach Kalahiki-Basque picks it up and is GONE. 56-yard fumble return TD. Just like that Aiea up two scores. 13-0, 9:41.

Babu Capanang with a 43-yard return on the kickoff and Aiea starts at the Radford 39. Fabian Bautista at QB for Na Alii. Bautista with runs of 10 and 13 on designed running plays. Bautista’s first pass is a 17-yard TD to Capanang. 6-0 Aiea, 10:21.

Aiea will receive.

Aiea: Babu Capanang, LJ Vongsy, Fabian Bautista, Jonathan Pei
Radford: Taias Savea, Jon-Daniel Guerra, Menise Pase, Darrellson Masaniai

JV FINAL: Aiea 18, Radford 6

Click here for Aiea’s roster
Click here for Radford’s roster
SERIES HISTORY: Radford leads 27-22


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