GAME NIGHT 9/9: Kahuku/Radford

Kahuku's defense swarmed Waianae running back Rico Rosario earlier this year. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
Kahuku’s defense swarmed Waianae running back Rico Rosario earlier this year. Photo by Bruce Asato/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.

No. 1 Kahuku (4-0, 4-0 OIA Blue) attempts to run its winning streak to 18 games against winless Radford (0-4, 0-3).

Earlier Friday, Kahuku DB Stokes Nihipali-Bolteho won an award from USA Today.


The Red Raiders are ranked No. 17 in the country by USA Today and have not allowed a single point in their last 10 quarters.

HISTORY: Kahuku leads the all-time series 4-3, but the teams have played only once since 1997. (52-7 Kahuku win in 2010).

Live updates of the approximately 7:30 p.m. kickoff to follow below:

9:57 p.m.: Kahuku recovers a fumble at Radford 21 and is taking knees. Game over, 83-0. Kahuku makes the best case a team can make for the open division.

9:52 p.m.: It’s been a quiet 4th, both teams milking it until Nihipali-Bithello scored on a 31 yard pick six. Makes the PAT. 83-0, 3:39

9:48 p.m.: If you are wondering, most points in a game in Oahu history:
1923: Kamehameha 104, Honolulu Military 0
2015: Waianae 90, McKinley 0
1999: Saint Louis 89, Pac-Five 7
1923: Punahou 88, Honolulu Military 0
1949: McKinley 87, Hilo 0
2000: Saint Louis 84, Damien 0
1999: Saint Louis 84, Pac-Five 28
2016: Kahuku 83, Radford 0
1998: Saint Louis 83, Damien 0
1999: Saint Louis 82, Damien 0
1999: Saint Louis 81, Alaska 14

9:37 p.m.: Kahuku scores again, this time on a 1-yard keeper. 76-0 going to the fourth.


9:33 p.m.:
Kahuku emptied its bench long ago and starts its next drive on Rad 36.

9:28 p.m.: KJ Mataciag 8 yard rushing TD. Stokes PAT hits the left upright, no good. 69-0.

9:24 p.m.: Stokes with a punt return to the Radford five and the clock stops after an injury. It’s Radford LB Kyle Sudog, who is still down. He gets up and jogs back to the sideline favoring his right shoulder.

9:20 p.m.: Red Raiders kicking off. Clock is going to run down to the end. The Rams take the field with 11:14 remaining.

9:03 p.m.: Halftime, Kahuku leads 63-0. School record is 78 against McKinley last year, they have scored more than 67 only six times since 1973.

8:58 p.m.: Red Raiders milking the clock here as much as they can. Running the ball a lot, all 11 plays have been rushes on this drive. Ball on Radford 12. 45 seconds left before the half. Steven Lombard pounds it in for a one yard rush. Stokes-Bothello pat good. 63-0, 7 seconds left

8:49 p.m.: Another intentional grounding by Soakai. Too fast, too physical, too intimidating. After a Radford punt, Kahuku to start from midfield. 5:04 in the second.

8:41 p.m.: Next play, Vakapuna receives the option pitch and breaks three tackles en route to a 30 yard TD. Stokes-Botheo PAT good. 56-0, 8:33 left in the second. School record is 78 points against McKinley last year.


8:37 p.m.: Jonah Soakai in at QB for Radford. Last two plays have been from the wildcat formation, but to no avail. 2 plays, 2 yards gained. On the next play they swarm him so hard he intentionally grounds it and barely makes the left sideline. He started from the left hash! Radford shanks the punt. Kahuku starting from the Rams 30.

8:33 p.m.: Red Raiders driving again. Elvis Vakapuna pounding it up the middle a couple of times, playing and looking a lot bigger than his 5-8, 186 listed size. Ball on Radford 19. Harmon Brown with a 19 yard TD rush. Nihipali-Bothello kick good. 49-0, 9:53

8:29 p.m.: 42-0, Kahuku. End of first.

8:23 p.m.: Nihipali-Bothello with a 62 yard punt return for TD. Good grief.
He then makes the PAT. 42-0, 2:23

8:18 p.m.: Rams get a first down but Kesi Ah-Hoy with a 45 yard pick 6! What a play. Ball was tipped around a couple of times but Ah-Hoy snatched it in stride. Nihipali-Bothello PAT good. 35-0, 3:43.

8:14 p.m.: Touchback on the kickoff. Rams starting from own 20

8:11 p.m.: Radford’s biggest gain of their next drive was a penalty that gave them their only first down so far. 4th and 8 from their own 23. Let’s see what kind of snap they can get on this punt.
Kekaula Kaniho with a 2 yard return to Radford 47. First play of the drive is a 47 yard rush TD by Elvis Vakapuna. Symbolic of this game. Was just way faster. Kahuku leads 28-0 with 5:34 left in the first quarter.

8:03 p.m.: Miki Ah You 50 yard pick 6.

7:59 p.m.: Two straight Harmon Brown rushes, the second one a 1-yard TD. Stokes Nihipali-Bothelho PAT good. 14-0, 8:09

7:57 p.m.: Kahuku’s defense is suffocating as expected. Two straight rushes for the Rams for a total of negative 3 yards. Randy Wright incomplete pass. 3 and out for Radford. Bad snap on the punt and Kahuku recovers at Radford 7.

7:50 p.m.: Kahuku driving but a holding call has them at 3rd and 19 from the 26


7:47 p.m.:
Kahuku wins the toss and will receive. Radford squibs the kickoff and it backfires as Miki Ah You returns it to the Rams 17.

7:20 p.m.: Bishop Gorman gets it done, winning 35-20. Quarterback Tate Martell with 183 yards and three touchdowns. Vavae Tata will enjoy watching this boy on tape this week.

7:08 p.m.: Kahuku takes the JV contest 54-6. Red Raiders fans and band are out in full force.

7:02 p.m.: Bishop Gorman scores again, leads 35-20 with 6:14 left.


6:55 p.m.: Bishop Gorman, Kahuku’s opponent next week, leads St. John Bosco 28-20 going into the fourth quarter. They were down early.

6:52 p.m.: Kahuku JV was up 42-0 at the half.

COMMENTS

  1. Kahuku90 September 10, 2016 9:02 am

    Pay To Play September 10, 2016 at 8:27 am
    ” High Powered High Octane”?
    LMAO! I hope you talking about your fans not your offense. Make a correction on it & rename it to “Pop Warner Offense” because your athletes cannot read defenses & comprehend what a “check down” is.

    You gotta be kidding me! “High Powered High Octane”? Your offense? Really? That was last night at the stadium.

    I’m referring to the game at the stadium(high octane scoring machines) & “suffocating defense” (Kahuku’s D). Almost every year ILH teams have high scoring offenses, and we hear how unstoppable these offense are…but like my examples point to the 2015 HHSAA game and 2008 Sugar Bowl….Kahuku “D”stifled St. Louis “O” and Georgia blew up June Jone’s Hawaii run and shoot.


  2. Pay To Play September 10, 2016 9:08 am

    OHHREALLY September 10, 2016 at 7:45 am
    Pay to play- that’s funny considering the fact that I see both coaches ” St. Louis & punahou” at kahuku games all year long… Does that mean they scared?? Idiot!!

    Did I say “scared”? Or did I say “WORRIED”? Some idiots gotta READ before call anyone else “idiots”. Considering the only people crying about the new format is the OIA & they had Punahou envy after the Kamehameha game. I would be worried too if Punahou loss by 3 scores. LMAO! But RR not worried ah?! You guys only gotta play Punahou in your bracket than meet STL in the finals again. No cake walk this year my friends.


  3. Pay To Play September 10, 2016 9:14 am

    Kahuku90 September 10, 2016 at 9:02 am
    Pay To Play September 10, 2016 at 8:27 am
    ” High Powered High Octane”?
    LMAO! I hope you talking about your fans not your offense. Make a correction on it & rename it to “Pop Warner Offense” because your athletes cannot read defenses & comprehend what a “check down” is.

    You gotta be kidding me! “High Powered High Octane”? Your offense? Really? That was last night at the stadium.

    I’m referring to the game at the stadium(high octane scoring machines) & “suffocating defense” (Kahuku’s D). Almost every year ILH teams have high scoring offenses, and we hear how unstoppable these offense are…but like my examples point to the 2015 HHSAA game and 2008 Sugar Bowl….Kahuku “D”stifled St. Louis “O” and Georgia blew up June Jone’s Hawaii run and shoot.

    And you failed to mention in your examples that Hawaii & June Jones played in a weak conference such as Kahuku does playing Waianae at best. Last years game is done already my friend. That’s behind everyone already. You guys gotta start think about that new road you guys gotta take on. The cake walk to the state championship ain’t so easy anymore. One bye & than playing an ILH school in the semi’s to get to the title game. No room for error.


  4. Chloropicrin September 10, 2016 9:16 am

    You play to win the game!! If Radford can’t stop their third string, then it’s back to the drawing board. Kahuku cannot stop playing..


  5. Chloropicrin September 10, 2016 9:19 am

    Radford now play Waianae, the get the two most physical teams in the state in back to back weeks.


  6. Kahuku90 September 10, 2016 9:25 am

    @pay to play…so let me ask this….at the St. Louis vs Iolani game, did Cal Lee take out his first team after the 1st qtr since they were up 28-0? Or were they left in the entire 1st half? Did he start the second half with ALL reserves? Or were there some starters in during the second half? IDK…I wasn’t at the game. I’m curious?
    Kahuku emptied the bench lastnight. These reserves had ample playtime. Not one series and done, they were being subbed often. Majority of the 2nd half OLINE was reserves. Same with the dline. I’m sure whoever your nephew is got a ton of playtime himself.
    You right though, Iolani is a better team then Radford is. But that’s not Kahuku’s fault for having to play them. You can’t blame Coach Tata or our boys for what transpired lastnight. They had a gameplan, played their game, and played it with CLASS and RESPECT. I’m done here.
    You all have a great week end.


  7. AUWE September 10, 2016 9:48 am

    Talk about classy, have you read this article?? Look how many times St. Louis ran up the score on Damien and pac 5? Real classy… If u were not at the game don’t make assumptions. A few starters didn’t even start the game. Total yards for kahuku was just over 200. They had a short field on every single drive. I guess they could have taken the snap then ran it backwards to their own 5 to start their drives??? Or they could have called the game half way through the first Qtr cuz it was just about over by then.


  8. Pay To Play September 10, 2016 9:54 am

    Kahuku90 September 10, 2016 at 9:25 am
    @pay to play…so let me ask this….at the St. Louis vs Iolani game, did Cal Lee take out his first team after the 1st qtr since they were up 28-0? Or were they left in the entire 1st half? Did he start the second half with ALL reserves? Or were there some starters in during the second half? IDK…I wasn’t at the game. I’m curious?
    Kahuku emptied the bench lastnight. These reserves had ample playtime. Not one series and done, they were being subbed often. Majority of the 2nd half OLINE was reserves. Same with the dline. I’m sure whoever your nephew is got a ton of playtime himself.
    You right though, Iolani is a better team then Radford is. But that’s not Kahuku’s fault for having to play them. You can’t blame Coach Tata or our boys for what transpired lastnight. They had a gameplan, played their game, and played it with CLASS and RESPECT. I’m done here.
    You all have a great week end.

    42-0 after the 1st half. 49-7 final score. What point are you trying to make about “class”? 83-0 is NO CLASS ACT. Try learning how to ready, write & know what are numbers.

    Empty the bench or not, 83-0? C’mon man! Really? You really debating about blowing out a 1st year D1 team? You cannot possibly tell me that putting up 83 is ok. If you’re saying its ok, something is definitely wrong mentally.


  9. Pay To Play September 10, 2016 9:56 am

    Chloropicrin September 10, 2016 at 9:16 am
    You play to win the game!! If Radford can’t stop their third string, then it’s back to the drawing board. Kahuku cannot stop playing..

    The game was won in the first qtr. Winning the game & winning with class are 2 different things.


  10. Pay To Play September 10, 2016 10:05 am

    Real question is:
    Where are all these people that said Punahou was gonna beat STL?

    Man up & claim it. Goes to show how weak the #2 OIA school is which is Waianae. Start feeling proud about your weak OIA league.


  11. 88 September 10, 2016 10:07 am

    35 yards passing and 250 something yards rushing was Kahukus stats for the entire game. How is this considered NO CLASS? I mean the QB threw for 35 yards. Are you kidding me? Instead of crying and making a fuss why don’t you give us a scenario where the game is kept competitive and Kahuku does not disrespect Radford by purposely giving them opportunites to score. I’m dying to hear this…


  12. Kahuku90 September 10, 2016 10:27 am

    @pay to play. Hahaha ok you win brah…it is what it is I guess. I’ll try to read, write and know what the numbers are next time. (“42-0 after the 1st half. 49-7 final score. What point are you trying to make about “class”? 83-0 is NO CLASS ACT. Try learning how to ready, write & know what are numbers.”) And now I guess there’s something wrong with me mentally? Haha ok.
    Here are some numbers that was included in this blog written by Hawaii Prep World…they brought it up, I’m just reposting here…thats some really lopsided scores hahah….yeah I know it’s in the past, it’s behind us, we gotta look forward to what’s ahead of us already, no cake walk anymore. I hear you, lol ok….But that’s what stats are for right? Have a good day my friend!


  13. Kahuku90 September 10, 2016 10:28 am

    Oops I forgot to include this……my bad my friend @pay to play…..

    9:48 p.m.: If you are wondering, most points in a game in Oahu history:
    1923: Kamehameha 104, Honolulu Military 0
    2015: Waianae 90, McKinley 0
    1999: Saint Louis 89, Pac-Five 7
    1923: Punahou 88, Honolulu Military 0
    1949: McKinley 87, Hilo 0
    2000: Saint Louis 84, Damien 0
    1999: Saint Louis 84, Pac-Five 28
    2016: Kahuku 83, Radford 0
    1998: Saint Louis 83, Damien 0
    1999: Saint Louis 82, Damien 0
    1999: Saint Louis 81, Alaska 14


  14. Pay To Play September 10, 2016 10:32 am

    Kahuku90 September 10, 2016 at 10:28 am
    Oops I forgot to include this……my bad my friend @pay to play…..

    9:48 p.m.: If you are wondering, most points in a game in Oahu history:
    1923: Kamehameha 104, Honolulu Military 0
    2015: Waianae 90, McKinley 0
    1999: Saint Louis 89, Pac-Five 7
    1923: Punahou 88, Honolulu Military 0
    1949: McKinley 87, Hilo 0
    2000: Saint Louis 84, Damien 0
    1999: Saint Louis 84, Pac-Five 28
    2016: Kahuku 83, Radford 0
    1998: Saint Louis 83, Damien 0
    1999: Saint Louis 82, Damien 0
    1999: Saint Louis 81, Alaska 14

    Try pull up the consecutive Championships too. And think twice about how you compare your “RR4L Dominance”


  15. Kahuku90 September 10, 2016 10:45 am

    @pay to play….nobody here in this blog said anything about your St.Louis dominance with 15 straight years of Prep Bowl wins…it’s all there. It was dominating guarantee. But you can’t take anything away from Kahuku’s dominance thus far since the inception of HHSAA State Championship tournament? Yeah we didnt win 15 in a row. And I would say now that no team will ever do that again. But, you gotta give us that…lol…have a good day my friend!


  16. Red Raider 4 Life September 10, 2016 11:05 am

    @ football fan

    oh give um cracks!!! NOT. bu no even step, you call yourself a football fan, ok, what high school you went? When you figure out that question (no lie now) go jump to that page and no come back, no need for you try insult our team, coaches and our community, that goes for the rest of you haters too.
    Bra, its just a game and it’s not Kahuku’s fault the Ram’s don’t know how to block, not throw interceptions, run or tackle, das on the Radford coaches for not having their players ready for Big Red 1 string, 2nd string, 3rd string players.
    Get a grip you football fan you.


  17. Manley September 10, 2016 11:29 am

    MikI Ah You is a beast. That kid will be a HS all American by senior year.


  18. Chloropicrin September 10, 2016 11:43 am

    @Pay to Play: so tel me what Kahuku is supposed to do after the first quarter? If anything it was up to the Radford coaches to make a decision about the remainder of the game. However, that puts them in a situation: do we forfeit and essentially tell our boys to give up? Or continue to battle hoping they will learn something out of it? If Kahuku had its JV in and Radford couldn’t stop or score then it’s on them.


  19. Chloropicrin September 10, 2016 11:52 am

    I’m not a Kahuku fan, but I don’t blame them fo playing their ball game, if the other team is unprepared and absolutely cannot stop them, it’s on them. Kahuku had 8 different people rush the ball, and 3, THREE pass attempts!! They weren’t trying to be classless and run the score up. Something with Waianae and McKinley last year; at a certain point the other team has to rise to the occasion.


  20. TooMeke September 10, 2016 1:00 pm

    @pay to play

    That was also high octane last year in State Championship Game if remember……..

    Oh….

    Wait…

    Never mind.

    That was high octane DEFENSE in State Championship game last year. And same this year.

    *snicker*


  21. TooMeke September 10, 2016 1:05 pm

    Why St Louis peeps always living in da PAST???

    Comparing Prep Bowl Era to current State Championship era is like comparing Super Bowl era to pre-Super Bowl era.

    Nobody care about pre-Super Bowl era. Nobody.

    Let’s talk about TODAY and not St Louis 18-19 year-olds squads that should’ve been red shirting as college freshman.

    Aicrakmeupsumtimes!! HAHAHAHAAAAA!!


  22. New Guy September 10, 2016 4:36 pm

    Was this an exhibition game or a competition? If I were Radford, and Kahuku started fumbling on purpose or missing tackles on purpose…I would take offense and feel as though they were mocking me. Radford continued to fight…and they are better for it. There wasnt much more Kahuku could have done without disrespecting Radford. Cuz if someone challenged me to a race and started slowing down so I could catch up….then to hell with it. If I win, I wanna win knowing my opponent gave their all and if I lose, I wanna know I lost giving it my all to an opponent who gave theirs.


  23. 88 September 10, 2016 4:55 pm

    @NewGuy; Pay to Play does not understand that concept. You are wasting your time my bradah……


  24. Unreal September 10, 2016 7:40 pm

    These comments got to be some of the most stupidest things Ive ever read. Just saying and Pay To Play, stick to ping pong cuz this is competitive high school sports were talking about. Blame the OIA or HHSA for moving Radford up to a place they dont belong!


  25. Paper Crane September 10, 2016 9:20 pm

    Whatever you all think, most all coaches want to try the best especially Kahuku but I’ve been saying from the first time this news about new format was announced whereas for the Red Raiders old or new format doesn’t change their game strategy or their game assignments and yet again for all of you, like one more time a reminder that Kahuku Red Raiders are still the State of Hawaii High School Football defending champions and so be it until proven otherwise; so cut out all this trashing about, ” it should be or what was or what if’s”, whereas it’s all about the game final score, that spells out how Kahuku High School academic/athletic assignments strives on. RR4L


  26. Paper Crane September 10, 2016 9:47 pm

    Make good sense and that’s one main reason Coach Tata wants to play the number one best and not the second or ninth next to the best whereas whatever the outcome is he’ll a have a measuring gauge to build and prepare future Red Raiders; yes definitely they’ll be a rematch or a game with the next number one team representing the USA but really it’s all about academics whereas teaching objectives and learning objective in sync like all the same with academics game assignments like many hours of bookwork and visual aids and that’s not all whereas next on the field performing endless motor skill techniques like repetitiously put into use like never ending hard dedicated effort until it turns into “proficiency”. Enjoy RR4L


  27. Gael huntah September 10, 2016 9:52 pm

    35 points came off special teams and defense.

    And radford kept punting straight to the sideline line making it easy and quicker to score.

    Pay to play
    St. Louis seconds sheds if they cannot light up the board like the first string not our fault


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