LIVE BLOG: ‘Iolani 48, KS-Maui 14, F

'Iolani hasn't lost in the Father Bray Classic since 2003.
‘Iolani hasn’t lost in the Father Bray Classic since 2003.

After weather forced its cancelation last year, the Father Bray Classic returns for a 52nd year. Host ‘Iolani takes on Kamehameha-Maui in the second game of a doubleheader at Aloha Stadium. The Raiders haven’t lost a Father Bray game since 2003 against McKinley.

The two schools have met once before with ‘Iolani thumping the Warriors 39-0 in the 2008 Father Bray game.

Junior Jarin Yokogawa gets the start at QB for ‘Iolani and completes his first three passes. Keaghan Gomes stuffs the first run by Brian Pascua for KS-Maui and ‘Iolani punts.


Sophomore Kainoa Sanchez starts at QB for KS-Maui. Warriors are three-and-out as Sanchez is sacked on third down by junior defensive lineman Hunter Kam.

Looks like ‘Iolani might be switching quarterbacks frequently as sophomore Tai-John Mizutani comes in for the second series. Three straight incomplete passes and ‘Iolani turns it over on downs. Another three-and-out by KSM and still no first downs.

Now it’s junior Jake Smotherman in for the third drive. Three QBs in three drives for ‘Iolani. Raiders picks up their second first down as Pascua rumbles for 17 yards. Smotherman with a nice 21-yard pass to Nicholas Kennedy on third-and-12 to get it inside the 10. Third-and-goal from the 7 and Smotherman leaves Kennedy out to dry over the middle as Kennedy takes a huge hit. Incomplete. ‘Iolani goes for it on fourth down and it’s incomplete. Kamehameha-Maui’s defense is putting some hard hits on the ‘Iolani receivers.

Yokogawa back in the game and Pascua fumbles after a 7-yard run by ‘Iolani gets it back as a screen pass by Sanchez is picked off by Christian Naeole, who read it perfectly.

Mitzutani hits Tamatane Aga for 19 yards on third down for a much-needed complete. Aga with a 10-yard grab to the 1. Pascua is stuffed on first down as the first quarter ends.

Pascua 1-yard TD run to start the second quarter. Raiders lead 6-0 after run failed.

Another three-and-out for KSM, which can’t do anything offensively.

A 24-yard punt return by Helam Baldomero gives ‘Iolani great field position and it cashes in on a 10-yard TD run by Pascua. Evan Minami with the extra point and it’s 13-0, 8:55, Q2.

First play and Kevin Matsuoka comes up with an interception, returning it 22 yards for a TD. 20-0, 8:45, Q2.

Gafoaleata Fetui-Salavea scores on a 6-yard TD run after ‘Iolani forced yet another three-and-out. Fetui-Salavea had four runs for 32 yards on drive. It’s 27-0. Big second quarter for ‘Iolani.

Eight possessions without a first down now for the Warriors.

Mitzutani in at QB now and hits Makekau for 21 and Aga for 19 before Fetui-Salavea goes in for a 14-yard TD run to make it 34-0.


Naeole blocks a punt and Jordan Iwasaki scoops it up and returns it 9 yards for a TD to make it 41-0.

HALF BOX

at Aloha Stadium
KS-Maui 0 0
‘Iolani 0 41
Iol—Brian Pascua 1 run (run failed)
Iol—Pascua 10 run (Evan Minami kick)
Iol—Kevin Matsuoka 22 interception return (Minami kick)
Iol— Gafoaleata Fetui-Salavea 6 run (Minami kick)
Iol—Fetui-Salavea 14 run (Minami kick)
Iol—Jordan Iwasaki 9 blocked punt return (Minami kick)

RUSHING—KS-Maui: Covy Cremer 9-7, team 1-0, Ikaika Chong Kee 3-(minus 9), Kainoa Sanchez 1-(minus 10). ‘Iolani: Fetui-Salavea 6-46, Pascua 11-41.
PASSING—KS-Maui: Sanchez 3-11-2-0. ‘Iolani: Tai-John Mizutani 4-8-0-69, Jarin Yokogawa 5-6-0-36, Jake Smotherman 3-7-0-32.
RECEIVING—KS-Maui: Kai Segundo 2-(minus 3), Ekolu Watanabe 1-3. ‘Iolani: Tamatane Aga 4-62, Conor Hannum 4-20, Keoni-Kordell Makekau 2-31, Nicholas Kennedy 1-21, Brent Nagami 1-3.

KSM picks up two first downs to start second half as Sanchez finds Maika’ike English for 10 yards and then Kamuela Kaniaupio up top for 35 yards as he makes a great catch with a defender draped all over him.

Fourth-and-11 from the 25 and Sanchez goes up top to Kaniaupio who hauls it in between two defenders for a touchdown catch. And there goes running clock…

‘Iolani is about to score again but Michael Kahula just blasts the running back and sends the ball into the end zone. It’s recovered by Kaniaupio in the end zone and KSM takes over at the 20. Huge hit by Kahula.

Credit to KSM, which has moved the ball against ‘Iolani’s second and third string defense. Sanchez has settled in and made some nice throws on the money to allow his receivers to catch and run. He JUST missed a TD on fourth-and-goal from the 9 that goes off the fingertips of the receiver in the corner and ‘Iolani takes over.

Sanchez now 11-for-26 for 131 yards.

Mitzutani getting the reps now for ‘Iolani and makes a nice throw over the middle but is burned by two drops. ‘Iolani punts.

Troy Hanaoka adds a 3-yard TD run with 1;33 left to make it 48-7.

The Warriors scored a late touchdown on a 35-yard TD pass from Sanchez to Nathan Facuri.


FINAL STATS

at Aloha Stadium
KS-Maui 0 0 7 7 — 14
‘Iolani 0 41 0 7 — 48
Iol—Brian Pascua 1 run (run failed)
Iol—Pascua 10 run (Evan Minami kick)
Iol—Kevin Matsuoka 22 interception return (Minami kick)
Iol— Gafoaleata Fetui-Salavea 6 run (Minami kick)
Iol—Fetui-Salavea 14 run (Minami kick)
Iol—Jordan Iwasaki 9 blocked punt return (Minami kick)
KSM—Kamuela Kaniaupio 25 pass from Kainoa Sanchez (Keaghan Gomes kick)
Iol—Troy Hanaoka 3 run (Keanu Srivongsana kick)
KSM—Nathan Facuri 35 pass from Sanchez (Kaniaupio kick)

RUSHING—KS-Maui: Covy Cremer 18-40, team 1-0, Sanchez 1-(minus 10), Ikaika Chong Kee 4-(minus 11). ‘Iolani: Hanaoka 18-76, Fetui-Salavea 8-58, Pascua 11-41, team 1-(minus 3).
PASSING—KS-Maui: Sanchez 14-33-3-201. ‘Iolani: Tai-John Mizutani 5-11-0-78, Jake Smotherman 5-10-0-50, Jarin Yokogawa 5-6-0-36.
RECEIVING—KS-Maui: Kai Segundo 5-12, Nathan Facuri 4-99, Kaniaupio 2-60, Maika’ike English 2-27, Ekolu Watanabe 1-3. ‘Iolani: Tamatane Aga 4-62, Conor Hannum 4-20, Keoni-Kordell Makekau 2-31, Brent Nagami 2-10, Nicholas Kennedy 1-21, Coby Pudiquet 1-11, Drake Shigemura 1-9.

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