(This is the rest of the story I wrote last night for today’s game report. Space limitations and I usually overwrite, but thankfully, there’s our blog here.)
Another Kamehameha three-and-out led to a 37-yard field goal by Kaimi Fairbairn. The drive was set up by Steven Lakalaka’s 51-yard jaunt out of a Wildcat formation, and Punahou led 17-7 with 2:50 to go in the half.
Kamehameha’s offense finally regained some mojo in the final 3 minutes before the break. Thirty yards in penalties against Punahou helped the Warriors, who got a 36-yard field goal from Kanekoa Pawn-White as time expired, and it was 17-10.
Punahou pushed its lead to 14 points on a ground-oriented 66-yard drive to paydirt. Behind a mix of offset-I and three-back sets in the pistol, Lakalaka’s offensive line plowed forward until the senior scored on a 2-yard blast with 6:31 to go in the third quarter.
Kamehameha finally got back on the scoreboard on a 6-yard run by Barretto, and it was 24-17 with 11:54 remaining.
Update Friday, 4:45 p.m. Jason Kaneshiro has tackle stats.
Ryan Tuiasoa, 10 tackles (seven solo)
Zachary Hernandez, nine tackles (five solo), deflection
Timothy Kamana, five tackles, deflection, interception (TD)
Kory Rasmussen, 4 tackles (two for loss), fumble recovery
Caelan Grugier-Hill, forced fumble, sack
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