LIVE BLOG: Kamehameha 53, Baldwin 0

Baldwin gets ready for its season opener at Kamehameha. Photo by Krystle Marcellus/Star-Advertiser.
Baldwin gets ready for its season opener at Kamehameha. Photo by Krystle Marcellus/Star-Advertiser.

Coming off a nice opening-weekend win at Waianae, Kamehameha plays its first game of the season at Kunuiakea Stadium welcoming Baldwin to Oahu for a nonleague game.

The Warriors will be interesting to watch on offense as they play without three-year starting quarterback Fatu Sua-Godinet, who will miss at least two weeks with a knee injury.

The Bears make their season debut with new head coach Pohai Lee in charge.


Kamehameha gets the ball first after a 30-yard kickoff return by Kumoku Noa. Sophomore Thomas Yam gets the start at QB for the Warriors. He pulls off a nice 32-yard run on a keeper on third-and-2. Kamehameha gets to the 10 and it hands off to 6-0, 275-pound fullback Alema Kapoi, who gets it three times and scores from 2 yards out. 7-0 Kamehameha as the Warriors score on opening drive.

Sophomore Chayce Akaka gets the nod at QB for the Bears. Chazzaniel Sa’u with a 5-yard run on the first play but two incomplete passes force a punt. Warriors applying pressure up front. Noa returns the punt 7 yards.

Warriors drive it all the way to the Bears 2 but are stopped on fourth-and-goal from the 4 as they try to run it. Some confusion in the press box from the Kamehameha side about what down it was. Yam already 9-for-11 for 74 yards.

Baldwin three-and-out. 55-yard punt by Kelii Kaiama who can really kick it. That’s two good, solid punts in a row.

Yam goes deep on the first pass and connects with Kumoku Noa over the middle. Noa catches himself from tripping and is off to the races. 61-yard TD pass and it’s 15-0 after Yam runs in the two-point conversion, taking a big hit near the pylon on the play.

Third consecutive three-and-out for Baldwin, which can’t get anything going in the passing game.

Warriors take over on the Bears 30. Quarter ends after a 1-yard loss.

Yam hit Chris Ah Mook Sang for 20 yards on third-and-11 and then he finds Noa on a crossing route for an 11-yard TD to make it 22-0. Four catches for 91 yards and two scores for Noa already. 22-0, 11:29, Q2.

Akaka completes his first pass but it’s only for 2 yards and Baldwin is three-and-out for fourth consecutive possession.

Yam to Noa for 40 yards. Yam over 200 yards passing. Timeout Baldwin. Yam is stopped for a 6-yard loss on third-and-2 and Adam Stack boots a 25-yard field goal to make it 25-0. 6:50, Q2.

Baldwin gets its first first down as Akaka hits Shawn Silva for a big 21-yard pass play.


Blaysen Terukina makes a nice interception on a deep ball but it’s called off because of a roughing-the-passer penalty. Akaka with a 6-yard completion Kaylon Santos-Kekona to bring up third-and-3 and then Kamehameha is called for an obvious pass interference call. Bears have it first-and-10 at the Kamehameha 11. Akaka tries to go to the end zone but Kainalu Martin picks it off for Kamehameha and returns it 54 yards to the Baldwin 46. Return is called back by a penalty but it’s Kamehameha ball.

Lots of penalties on this next drive by both teams. Yam hits Cabunoc for a 31-yard gain and then goes deep to Noa near the sideline for 27 yards. Yam keeps for 16 yards to the 6. Yam hits Chris Ah Mook Sang for a 6-yard TD pass and it’s 32-0 with 2:01 remaining in half. Yam is 20-for-29 for 284 yards and 3 TDs. Single-game school record in Prep Bowl/State championship era (since 1973) is 312 yards.

Kaiama, the punter, catches a 34-yard pass as the defender slips, allowing Baldwin to move it into Kamehameha territory. Eight seconds left. Senior Caleb Chow ends the half with a big sack for the Warriors.

HALFTIME BOX

At Kunuiakea Stadium
Baldwin (0-0) 0 0
Kamehameha (1-0) 15 17
Kam—Alema Kapoi 2 run (Adam Stack kick)
Kam—Kumoku Noa 61 pass from Thomas Yam (Yam run)
Kam—Noa 11 pass from Yam (Stack kick)
Kam—FG Stack 28
Kam—Chris Ah Mook Sang 6 pass from Yam (Stack kick)

RUSHING—Baldwin: Kamaki Gouveia 4-5, Chazzaniel Sa’u 3-2, Chayce Akaka 3-(minus 6). Kamehameha: Yam 6-70, Brayden Miyamoto 6-14, Kapoi 3-10, Noa 1-(minus 2).
PASSING—Baldwin: Akaka 5-15-1-64. Kamehameha: Yam 20-29-0-284.
RECEIVING—Baldwin: Jonovan-Taje Akaka 2-3, Kelii Kaiama 1-34, Shawn Silva 1-21, Kaylon Santos-Kekona 1-6. Kamehameha: Jaykob Cabunoc 7-36, Noa 6-158, Ah Mook Sang 3-40, Miyamoto 3-38, Brenen Roberts 1-12.

Kainalu Martin starts off the second half intercepting his second pass of the game.

Yam to Noa, 39-yard TD pass on the next play. Yam with 323 passing yards which is the most by a Kamehameha QB dating back to 1973. Noa at 197 yards. Yam’s 323-yard performance is indeed a school record for a single game.

Junior Justice Young in at QB for Kamehameha now. Warriors run it three times with Trever Kahunahana scoring on a 7-yard run to make it 46-0.

Pick-six for Desmoond Unutoa, who returns it 35 yards for a touchdown. First throw by Kaylon Santos-Kekona.

FINAL.


No. 5 Kamehameha 53, Baldwin 0

At Kunuiakea Stadium
Baldwin (0-1) 0 0 0 0 — 0
Kamehameha (2-0) 15 17 21 0 — 53
Kam—Alema Kapoi 2 run (Adam Stack kick)
Kam—Kumoku Noa 61 pass from Thomas Yam (Yam run)
Kam—Noa 11 pass from Yam (Stack kick)
Kam—FG Stack 28
Kam—Chris Ah Mook Sang 6 pass from Yam (Stack kick)
Kam—Noa 39 pass from Yam (Stack kick)
Kam—Trever Kahunahana 7 run (Stack kick)
Kam—Desmond Unutoa 35 interception return (Stack kick)

RUSHING—Baldwin: Kaylon Santos-Kekona 3-18, Kamaki Gouveia 4-5, Chazzaniel Sa’u 5-3, Avant Sheldon 1-0, Samiu Oto 3-(minus 4), Chayce Akaka 3-(minus 6), team 1-(minus 15). Kamehameha: Yam 6-70, Kahunahana 8-33, Brayden Miyamoto 8-18, Sheydon Dano 7-10, Kapoi 3-10, Noa 1-(minus 2), team 1-(minus 5).
PASSING—Baldwin: Akaka 6-17-2-61, Santos-Kekona 1-3-1-(minus 1). Kamehameha: Yam 21-30-0-323.
RECEIVING—Baldwin: Jonovan-Taje Akaka 2-3, Kelii Kaiama 1-34, Shawn Silva 1-21, Santos-Kekona 1-6, Dalton Mata 1-(minus 1), Jayden Shirota 1-(minus 3). Kamehameha: Noa 7-197, Jaykob Cabunoc 7-36, Ah Mook Sang 3-40, Miyamoto 3-38, Brenen Roberts 1-12.

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