First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football Championships
Leilehua at Kealakehe
KEALAKEHE, 9:36 p.m. Reece Acohido’s interception in the red zone ends Kealakehe’s final drive with 29 seconds left. Leilehua escapes with a 35-24 win.
Update 9:20 p.m. — Tim Momiyama’s 33-yard field goal has increased Leilehua’s lead to 32-24 with 6:14 to go.
This is a good one.
Update 8:53 p.m. — John Kamoku leaped over from the 1-yard line to bring Kealakehe within 22-17 with 4:37 to go in the third.
Update 8:05 p.m. After an interception by Jordan Rapoza, Keoni Yates drills a 26-yard field goal as time expires for the first half. Kealakehe has cut the lead to 22-10.
Update 7:59 p.m. — John Kamoku scrambles for a 9-yard touchdown run and Kealakehe is on the board, down 22-7 with 42 seconds left in the half.
Update 7:27 p.m. Fourth and 10, Jeremiah Andrade scores on a 34-yard catch and run. Andrade runs in on the PAT, Leilehua leads 22-0.
Update, 7:18 p.m. — 1-yard run to the pylon by Allen Racette gives Leilehua a 14-0 lead with 4:58 to go, first quarter.
Update 7:07 p.m. — Jeremiah Andrade to Mikhail Peyton on a halfback option pass for a 26-yard touchdown. Tim Momiyama’s kick makes it 7-0, Leilehua with 8:53 left in the first quarter.
6:01 p.m. — Beautiful sunset. Sorry, but the photo off my camera can’t capture the hues of lavender and violet at all. This has always been one of the best school sites to see a sunset before (or during) a game and still is. (Waianae is also up there, probably at the top.)
The Mules are warming up. Kealakehe is still in the lockerroom. Interesting info floating around here in the press box, like the Waveriders making a big change at quarterback, where Tyler Yates — the Big Island version of Michael Vick — is out with a season-ending leg injury.
More later. Kickoff is 7 p.m. They had fried opelu the last time I was here (2009). Need to scout the concession stand.
Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser