GAME NIGHT 9/9: Damien/Pac-Five

Damien's captains take the field at Aloha Stadium. Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Damien’s captains take the field at Aloha Stadium. Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

A six-game slate on Oahu is set for Friday night with the most anticipation for the second game of an ILH doubleheader at Aloha Stadium.

In the first game, Damien tries to get halfway to an undefeated ILH regular season when it takes on Pac-Five. The Monarchs defeated St. Francis 21-16 last Friday night and now face a well-rested Wolfpack squad.

Damien 40, Pac-Five 27

at Aloha Stadium
Damien (4-1, 2-0) 21 7 0 12 — 40
Pac-Five (2-1, 0-1) 0 13 6 8 — 27
DMS—Shaun Apiki 5 yard pass from Marcus Faufata-Pedrina (Kaimana Cameron kick)
DMS—Justice White 18 run (Cameron kick)
DMS—Akila Arecchi 10 pass from Faufata-Pedrina (Cameron kick)\
P5—Ryan Johnson 1 run (Tyler Fukuroda kick)
DMS—Apiki 7 pass from Faufata-Pedrina (Cameron kick)
P5—Jett Uechi 13 pass from Johnson (kick failed)
P5—Grey Ihu 49 pass from Johnson (kick failed)
DMS—James Livingston-Lopez 36 pass from Faufata-Pedrina (kick failed)
DMS—Apiki 7 pass from Faufata-Pedrina (kick failed)
P5—Ihu 58 pass from Johnson (Travis Kaloa pass from Johnson)

RUSHING—Damien: White 15-147, Deacon Kapea 17-81, Faufata-Pedrina 13-51, Arecchi 7-45. Pac-Five: AJ Ulufale 3-(minus 9), Johnson 5-(minus 15).
PASSING—Damien: Faufata-Pedrina 11-19–1-121. Pac-Five: Johnson 23-41–0-352.
RECEIVING—Damien: Apiki 4-28, Livingston-Lopez 3-46, Arecchi 2-32, White 1-10, Shawn Borges 1-5. Pac-Five: Kaloa 7-111, Ulufale 6-45, Ihu 5-132, Uechi 3-45, Matthew Lee 2-19.


Pac-Five strikes for a 58-yard TD pass from Johnson to Ihu, who broke about three different tackles with some shifty moves and then sped down the sideline outracing the defense. 40-27 after the two-point conversion with 1:37 remaining. Johnson 23-41, 352 yards, 4 TD (1 rush), 0 INT.

Damien over 300 yards rushing and gets it to the 10. Faufata-Pedrina’s fifth TD pass of the game is the third to Apiki. 7-yard TD makes it 40-19. 2:27 left.

Pac-Five punts fourth-and-20 from its 10 after Lundberg got his second sack for the Damien defense.

Borges fields the short punt and return it 10 yards to the 40. Pac-Five only nets 8 yards on the punt. Might as well have gone for it. Kapea with a 20-yard run to the 15 but a holding call brings it back to the 43. Pac-Five stops the next three runs and Damien punts with 6:47 remaining.

Block in back wipes out a return to midfield. Instead they start on their 6. Johnson hits Ulufale for 15 yards and Matthew Lee for 11. Deep ball is on the money to Ihu but he drops it. Fell right in his lap. Might have been six. Johnson has really thrown some nice balls. Fourth-and-10 though and Pac-Five punts with 9:18 remaining down two scores.

Damien faces a third-and-10 at its 49 to start the fourth. Pass complete to Livingston-Lopez for 9 yards. Looked like a terrible spot. Should have been given forward progress but instead it’s fourth-and-1 at the Pac-Five 42. Faufata-Pedrina sneaks for 2 yards and the first down. Third-and-6 and they have to hurry the snap with 1 second on the play clock. BOOM! James Livingston-Lopez gets behind the defense for a 36-yard TD pass from Faufata-Pedrina, who has thrown four TD passes. 34-19, 10:27.


Wolfpack drive starts from the 20 with 2:08 remaining in the third. Johnson now at 209 passing yards. Johnson hits Uechi for 22 yards and then Kaloa for 14 yards over the middle but he takes a huge hit from DB JT White and fumbles. Damien recovers on the 49.

Damien mixing up different running looks to get gains of 4, 17, and 9 yards. Shawn Borges with his first reception for 5 yards. A holding call and three straight incomplete passes kill the drive and Damien will punt from its 47.

DIME ALERT. Ryan Johnson escapes the rush and throws a perfect ball way downfield for Grey Ihu, who runs under to make the 49-yard TD catch. 28-19, 4:29. Second missed XP for Pac-Five though.

Faufata-Pedrina runs it three times for 3 yards each. Fourth-and-1 on the Damien 17 and Monarchs will punt. Second three-and-out to start half.

A 30-yard pass across midfield to Ihu is wiped out by an offensive pass interference penalty. Third-and-17 and Johnson gets rid of it just before getting hit and fires a strike down the sideline to Kaloa for 50 yards to the Damien 33. It’s bad news after that though as Pac-Five has a holding penalty and a false start to make it first-and-30. Nice punt pins Damien at its 8.

Pac-Five forces a three-and-out to start second half.

at Aloha Stadium
Damien (3-1, 1-0) 21 7
Pac-Five (2-0, 0-0) 0 13
DMS—Shaun Apiki 5 yard pass from Marcus Faufata-Pedrina (Kaimana Cameron kick)
DMS—Justice White 18 run (Cameron kick)
DMS—Akila Arecchi 10 pass from Faufata-Pedrina (Cameron kick)\
P5—Ryan Johnson 1 run (Tyler Fukuroda kick)
DMS—Apiki 7 pass from Faufata-Pedrina (Cameron kick)
P5—Jett Uechi 13 pass from Johnson (kick failed)

RUSHING—Damien: White 9-109, Deacon Kapea 8-44, Faufata-Pedrina 3-28, Arecchi 3-16. Pac-Five: Johnson 4-(minus 5), AJ Ulufale 3-(minus 9).
PASSING—Damien: Faufata-Pedrina 7-10–1-64. Pac-Five: Johnson 9-20–0-97.
RECEIVING—Damien: Apiki 3-21, Arecchi 2-32, White 1-10, James Livingston-Lopez 1-1. Pac-Five: Travis Kaloa 3-33, Ulufale 2-25, Uechi 2-23, Grey Ihu 2-16.


12-yard pass to Ulufale and 10-yard pass to Uechi gets it to the 41 with 2 seconds left for Pac-Five. Penalty ends half.

Damien drives into Pac-Five territory as White has a 10-yard reception and a 27-yard run to the 23 but Pac-Five DB Kaikea Gonsales intercepts a pass with 30 seconds remaining at the 5.

Wolfpack start on their 38. They have gotten some solid returns on kicks. Johnson finds Ihu for 7 yards on third-and-5 and the Wolfpack have their second first down into Damien territory. Johnson with back-to-back 13-yard pass to Travis Kaloa and AJ Ulufale. Kaloa makes the catch but can’t keep a foot in in the end zone to set up third-and-13 from the 25. Josiah Medal is in on a sack on third down but a roughing the passer on fourth down gives Pac-Five a first down at the 13. Jett Uechi 13-yard TD pass from Johnson. 28-13, 3:44.

Monarchs move right down the field but a holding penalty negates a 24-yard TD run by White. Faufata-Pedrina had a nice 18-yard run on third-and-2, powering through a tackle. Third-and-15 and Faufata-Pedrina rolls to his right buying time and then hits Arecchi for 22 yards. Now a 7-yard TD pass to Apiki to make it 28-7, 7:12.

Pac-Five first-and-10 on the Damien 14. Two penalties by the Monarchs move it to the 4 and QB Ryan Johnson sneaks twice, scoring on a 1-yard TD run. 21-7, 11:08, Q2.


Untimed down after a long kick return and a personal foul is a 14-yard pass from Johnson to Kaloa.

Another bad punt that might have been tipped and Damien will start inside the Wolfpack 20 again at the 16. Akila Arecchi 10-yard TD pass from Faufata-Pedrina. 21-0, 04, Q1.

Ihu with a 7-yard reception on first down but then two more incomplete passes forces a fourth consecutive three-and-out.

Damien starts on the Pac-Five 18 after a bad punt and then an even worse late hit out of bounds by a Wolfpack player. Justice White 18-yard TD run. 14-0 Monarchs 1:48, Q1.

Another three-and-out for Pac-Five.

Shaun Apiki hauls in a TD pass for the first score of the game. Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Shaun Apiki hauls in a TD pass for the first score of the game. Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Kapea remains in at QB. White with a 33-yard burst but he’s marked out at the 2. Evan Ramirez stops White for a loss of 3. Faufata-Pedrina in the game and is stopped for no gain. Faufata-Pedrina hits Shaun Apiki for the 5-yard TD pass. 7-0, 3:40, Q1.

Lundberg with his second tackle-for-loss as he stops AJ Ulufale in the backfield. First positive play for Pac-Five is a 6-yard reception by Travis Kaloa. Three-and-out.

Backup RB Deacon Kapea starts at QB. No Marcus Faufata-Pedrina, who hurt his back in the fourth quarter last week against St. Francis. First play is a 15-yard run by Justice White. Kapea rips off a 31-yard run. Wolfpack defense gets three stops as Kapea is thrown down for a loss of 10 yards by Kekahi Tam. FG try is no good from 31.

Grey Ihu with a 44-yard return and Pac-Five has nice starting field position at the 50. Ryan Johnson starts at QB for Pac-Five. Damien sends a blitz on the first play and Chase Lundberg gets a big sack of Johnson. Two incomplete passes and a punt.

Damien wins the toss and will defer. Pac-Five will get the ball first.


HISTORY: Damien leads the all-time series 42-38-1 … The Monarchs can match their longest winning streak in the series at seven with a victory over the Wolfpack … Pac-Five had an eight-game winning streak against Damien snapped on Oct. 19, 2013, and hasn’t won since … Pac-Five once won 13 straight against Damien from 1981 to ’87 … Pac-Five’s Keoni Tom-Millare holds the Wolfpack’s top two single-game rushing marks, finishing with a record 238 yards in 2011 and 227 yards in 2012 against Damien both times.


  1. Checkyoself September 9, 2016 3:22 pm

    Damien 35-14 Pac-five

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