Kahuku, Farrington survive frantic Friday (updated Sat 4:10 pm)

Saturday, 2:10 am: What a night. I saw Kapolei battle Farrington toe to toe for three quarters, and during that game at the Ticky, we heard updates from the Kahuku-Waianae game, which Waianae led for much of the way.

I actually didn’t know exactly who won that Kahuku-Waianae game until I sent my game story (after the lights were turned off at Ticky) and asked. I’d already tried to imagine a postseason without Kahuku, but as well as Waianae had been playing lately, it wasn’t a surprise the game was close to the end.

I’ll post more notes later this weekend. It’s pretty late, my brain is fried and it’s been a good night of high school football. Here’s something I patched together on our Facebook page. I’ll add more tomorrow, probably, of rushing leaders and elite (and not so) defenses.

OK, here’s some stuff I compiled earlier (on Friday). Coming into the weekend … individual rushing leaders against Kahuku, Farrington and Kapolei.

Abraham Silva 7-19-0
Ishmil Scott 8-1-0
Tyler Taumua 12-49-0
Ryan Tuiasoa 11-14-0
Jarrin Young 11-68-1
Randon Tuitama 12-67-1

Noga 17-170-1
Ishmil Scott 9-11-0
Aofaga Wily 21-61-0
PJ Liua 8-96-2
Jarrin Young DNP
Jemery Willes 4-6-0
Alakai Kealoha 6-54-0

Rhoden 8-35-0
Tulafale 14-35-1
Kaahanui 4-16-0
Willes 11-36
Kealoha 7-32

Farrington’s 1-2 punch of Abraham Silva and Tyler Taumua did plenty on Friday night against Kapolei. Taumua (22-116-1) and Silva (26-157-1) persisted. Taumua was stellar even after Silva got hurt in the first half. Silva iced his knee down after taking a big hit there, and then returned in the second half. But I’ve got to say, when he was down and then helped off the field, that’s by far the quietest I’ve heard Farrington’s crowd in a long, long time.

Jacob Kukahiko (19-56-0) was resilient for Kapolei against Farrington. It was only the second loss in six games when Kukahiko has at least 11 carries. The strategy almost worked again; the ‘Canes were tied at 10 with the Govs entering the fourth quarter.

Good night.

Update Saturday, 3:15 pm: And more…

Ishmil Scott 13-106-1
Jacob Kukahiko 9-44-0
Paul-Andrew Rhoden DNP-INJ
Matapua Tulafale 3-10-0
Mana Kaahanui 10-65-0
Keoni Tom-Millare 11-30-0
Jemery Willes 3-14-0
Alakai Kealoha 7-114-1

Ishmil Scott 14-98-0
Jacob Kukahiko 4-0-0
Paul-Andrew Rhoden 18-108-1
Matapua Tulafale 3-10-0
Mana Kaahanui 16-95-2
Jemery Willes 15-26-3
Alakai Kealoha 10-80-1
Kaulana Apelu DNP

Update, Saturday, 4:10 pm: Add to the “vs. Kahuku Defense” list — Jemery Willes 14-16-0, Alakai Kealoha 4-2-0. There’s hardly a defense out there that can shut down Waianae’s offense like that. Kahuku did it. … I’ll post a list of “vs. Waianae Defense” running backs soon. Not many hit the 100-yard mark against the Seariders, I’m sure of that. But Aofaga Wily earned his keep last night: 32-175-1.

Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser


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