LIVE BLOG: Campbell 28, Kahuku 7, Final

Will Kahuku get the opportunity to defend its back-to-back state titles?

The Red Raiders (6-4) will need a win tonight over Campbell (7-3), which is looking to qualify for the Division I state tournament for the first time under coach Amosa Amosa, in the OIA Red third-place game.

Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m. at Mililani’s John Kauinana Stadium. Live updates below:

6:05 p.m.: Kahuku will receive the opening kickoff.

6:17 p.m.: Kahuku converts a fourth-and-8 as quarterback Tuli Wily-Matagi fires a bullet to Kuuliko Carvalho to get just enough for the first down. Jacob Samsel on for a 35-yard field goal but it bounces off the left upright and Kahuku comes up empty on its opening drive.

6:22 p.m.: Campbell picks up one first down but Hurd’s pass to Austin May on third down is complete but short of the marker. Campbell then shanks a punt for only 11 yards as Kahuku takes over at midfield.

6:25 p.m.: Campbell forces a three-and-out and Kahuku gets a 24-yard return by Solomon Matautia to start its drive on the Sabers 48.

6:31 p.m.: Campbell takes an early 7-0 lead as Hurd fires a 21-yard TD pass to Amosa Amosa Jr. Hurd has completed his first six throws for 61 yards to give Campbell a 7-0 lead, 2:21, Q1.

6:35 p.m.: Kahuku drives the ball inside the Campbell 30 but Jerney Tago-Sue stops Soli Afalava inches short on fourth down at the 27 and Campbell takes over.

6:42 p.m.: Hurd completes his first nine throws before shot-hopping a throw on a screen attempt. Hurd then overthrows Bantolina on a deep ball and Campbell punts. Second bad punt for the Sabers as it only results in 14 yards net. Kahuku takes over on its 34.

6:47 p.m.: Kahuku runs two times for 4 yards each but decides to go play-action pass on third-and-2 and Wily-Matagi overthrows a receiver to go three-and-out.

6:49 p.m.: Kahuku’s defensive line just dominated the next three plays. Salanoa-Alo Wily makes two nice plays to force a three-and-out. Campbell finally boots a good punt.

6:58 p.m.: Wily-Matagi with a couple of nice throws to get Kahuku inside the Campbell 30 for the third time this half. Red Raiders still looking for their first points. Kahuku brings in 5-11, 430-pound Keala Mapuhi to block on the offensive line. Campbell takes a timeout as Kahuku has it second-and-goal at the 6. Afalava tries a Tim Tebow-esque jump pass off the handoff on third-and-goal but it’s incomplete. Kahuku goes for it and Wily-Matagi hits Kuuliko Carvalho for a 4-yard TD. Kahuku ties it, 7-7, with 36 seconds left in the half after going 62 yards in 12 plays.

7:09 p.m.: Campbell gets the ball back on its own 20 with 36 seconds left. Hurd with three straight completions to get the ball to the Kahuku 42 with four seconds left. Campbell tries a short pass but it’s incomplete. Time runs out. There should still be time on the clock but referees decide against it and it’s halftime.

Halftime box score

Kahuku 7, Campbell 7
At John Kauinana Stadium
Kahuku (6-4) 0 7
Campbell (7-3) 7 0
Camp—Amosa Amosa Jr. 21 pass from Isaac Hurd (Bryson Maximo kick)
Kah—Kuuliko Carvalho 4 pass from Tuli Wily-Matagi (Jacob Samsel kick)

RUSHING—Kahuku: Soli Afalava 12-44, Wily-Matagi 3-27, Polikapo Liua Jr. 7-25. Campbell: Galuega Castro 1-13, Hurd 8-12, Austin May 3-2.
PASSING—Kahuku: Wily-Matagi 6-11-0-51, Afalava 0-1-0-0. Campbell: Hurd 11-15-0-111.
RECEIVING—Kahuku: Carvalho 4-27, Huleia Naeole 1-20, Pupi Siilata 1-4. Campbell: Amosa Amosa Jr. 4-53, Jayce Bantolina 2-23, Kainoa Perry 2-16, Castro 1-11, Keola Himan 1-8, May 1-0.

Second-half kickoff at approximately 7:25 p.m.

7:35 p.m.: Sabers putting together a nice drive to start the second half. Great job of adjustments as Campbell has used the run to its advantage. Sabers run on five of first seven plays to get the ball inside the 20. Two key false start penalties however. Third-and-1 becomes third-and-6 at the 17. 4-yard pass from Hurd to Bantolina sets up fourth-and-2. Campbell goes for it and Hurd hits Galuega Castro for 6 yards for first-and-goal.

7:40 p.m.: Third false-start penalty makes it first-and-goal at the 12. Clifford Ramseyer blows up Kona Reiny-Alo for a 3-yard loss. Hurd’s pass to Bantolina goes off his hands to force third down. Middle screen to Kainoa Perry for 11 yards to make it fourth-and-goal at the 4. Campbell goes for it and Hurd scores on the bootleg run to end a 13-play, 83-yard drive that lasted 6:29. Extra point is blocked though. Could be huge.

7:50 p.m.: Kahuku has third-and-long and Kuuliko Carvalho takes a brutal hit going over the middle to catch a pass. No flag is thrown which is unbelievable. Carvalho is down and it doesn’t look good. Reggie Torres is yelling with the refs which definitely isn’t normal for him. Now a flag is thrown. Looks like a family member may have come on the field? Not sure. Carvalho is still down. Lots of people huddled around Carvalho. Kahuku huddles near midfield and takes a knee.

Sounds like we’re waiting for an ambulance. You can get into the technicality of whether it was a helmet-to-helmet hit but the bottom line is it was near the head in real time and was a brutal hit on a defenseless receiver, the exact kind of play all of these rule changes have been made in order to avoid. Extended delay here.

Hard to recap everything in real time and without replay, but Jerney Tago-Sue made the hit and to his credit, he immediately checked on Carvalho, saw something was up, and then walked toward the Campbell bench. He handled it well. There was no trash talking or celebrating on his part. Just a terrible thing. Paul Honda reports Carvalho had “teeth” knocked out. Delay is now at the 30-minute mark as the ambulance drives off.

8:24 p.m.: Campbell is three-and-out as Wily comes up with another tackle for loss.

8:27 p.m.: David Alcos IV intercepts a Wily-Matagi pass and Campbell takes over on the Kahuku 21 with 1:38 left in the third. Chance to make it a two-score game. Shovel pass from Hurd to Perry on third-and-4 goes for 7 yards and a first-and-goal on the 8. Sabers with second-and-goal at the Kahuku 5 as we head to the fourth quarter.

8:37 p.m.: Hurd sneaks it in on fourth-and-goal from the 1 and then the Sabers convert the 2-point conversion as Hurd pitches it to Kainoa Perry and then rolls out. Perry throws to Hurd for the easy completion. Sabers lead 21-7 with 10:50 left.

8:40 p.m.: A backwards lateral by Wily-Matagi goes out of bounds for a 15-yard loss. Kahuku three-and-out. Sabers in the drivers seat now.

8:42 p.m.: Sabers do nothing with it as they throw three passes. Kahuku gets the ball back on its own 16 as no time ran off the clock.

8:48 p.m.: Wily-Matagi completes four passes but is then intercepted by Alexander Roldan, who returns it to the Kahuku 16.

8:50 p.m.: Hurd scores on a 10-yard run for his third rushing TD of the game. 28-7 Campbell with 6:20 left.

8:59 p.m.: Kahuku turns it over on downs and that should about do it. Kahuku will miss the state tournament for the fourth time since it was created in 1999 and finish the season 6-5.

Bryson Kealoha sacks Wily-Matagi and that will do it.

Final Box Score

Campbell 28, Kahuku 7
At John Kauinana Stadium
Kahuku (6-5) 0 7 0 0 — 7
Campbell (8-3) 7 0 6 15 — 28
Camp—Amosa Amosa Jr. 21 pass from Isaac Hurd (Bryson Maximo kick)
Kah—Kuuliko Carvalho 4 pass from Tuli Wily-Matagi (Jacob Samsel kick)
Camp—Hurd 4 run (kick blocked)
Camp—Hurd 1 run (Hurd pass from Kainoa Perry)
Camp—Hurd 10 run (Maximo kick)

RUSHING—Kahuku: Soli Afalava 16-35, Polikapo Liua Jr. 7-25, Wily-Matagi 6-7. Campbell: Hurd 14-40, Austin May 9-27, Galuega Castro 4-24, Kona Reiny-Alo 2-13, Justin Rodriguez 1-3, Abiel Taito 1-(minus 2), team 2-(minus 32).
PASSING—Kahuku: Wily-Matagi 16-45-3-140, Afalava 0-1-0-0. Campbell: Hurd 21-30-0-169.
RECEIVING—Kahuku: Carvalho 4-27, Marques Johnson 3-32, John James Fely-Kawaauhau 3-27, Huleia Naeole 2-30, Wilton Cravens 2-12, Liua Jr. 1-8, Pupi Siilata 1-4. Campbell: Amosa Amosa Jr. 5-58, Perry 5-42, Jayce Bantolina 4-30, May 3-3, Castro 2-17, Jerome Masiclat 1-11, Keola Himan 1-8.


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