LIVE BLOG: Mililani 71, Farrington 28

Mililani puts its 26-game winning streak against OIA teams on the line against Farrington. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Mililani puts its 26-game winning streak against OIA teams on the line against Farrington. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

With no disrespect to Kailua, which at 5-1 is one of the best stories of the 2015 Hawaii high school football season, the battle tonight at Aloha Stadium between No. 3 Mililani and No. 6 Farrington is — for all intents and purposes — for the OIA Blue crown.

The Surfriders host the Trojans next week and could cause mayhem with a win, but the Govs and Trojans are the only two undefeated teams in league play left in the Blue at 4-0.

Mililani has won 26 consecutive games against OIA teams dating back to a 2012 loss to Kahuku in the OIA title game. The Trojans have also won six of seven against a Farrington team that it took 31 years to beat. Mililani was 0-6-1 all-time against the Govs until breaking through in 2006.


Storylines to watch for tonight include Mililani running back Vavae Malepeai, who is two rushing touchdowns away from tying ‘Iolani’s Joe Igber‘s career mark of 56. Mililani QB McKenzie Milton needs 318 yards to pass Punahou’s Larry Tuileta for fourth place on the career passing list.

Farrington has a stud playmaker of its own in RB Challen Faamatau, who in five games has racked up a staggering 661 rushing yards and 411 receiving yards with 12 touchdowns. He is averaging more than 200 yards a game from scrimmage.

Kickoff is 8:30 p.m. after an exciting JV game won 22-15 by Farrington. Three TDs in final six minutes.

Farrington FB Freedom Alualu will play despite a broken knuckle in his hand. Here’s a photo Paul Honda took right after the game last week against Kailua.

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Farrington wins the toss and will receive. We are finally ready to go at close to 8:40 p.m. It’s a Thursday night and that will be the last time I mention that…maybe.

Govs call a pass on first play and nothing is there. QB Bishop Rapoza tries to scramble but is sacked from behind by Kaimana Padello. Faamatau runs it twice for 10 yards and is tackled both times by LB Ma’a Tanuvasa. Govs three-and-out.

Trojans start with a quick pass to Rico Sallas for 5 yards and then QB McKenzie Milton scrambles for 6 yards. Milton then with a short pass on the out route to Kalakaua Timoteo who keeps from going out of bounds and gets by one defender. He eludes another defender and stepped out of bounds but it isn’t called. He’s gone down the sideline. 49-yard TD but he should have been marked out of bounds as replay shows he was clearly out around the 26-yard line or so. Farrington jumps early on the extra point so Trojans go for 2 and Milton runs it in on the bootleg.

Govs start on their 30 and Faamatau runs twice for 5 yards. A 3-yard loss on the second run as Tanuvasa picks up his fourth tackle already. Third-down pass is incomplete but Trojans DB Dustin Gapusan is called for defensive pass interference. Short pass over the middle to Faamatau is complete for 5 yards but he is gang-tackled and Malepeai, in to play defensive back, forces a fumble. Trojans take over after a penalty on the fumble return.

Govs force a fourth-and-1 but then jump early and give up the first down. Next play is a 36-yard TD pass from Milton to a wide-open Andrew Valesderes. Two-point conversion is no good. Milton 4-4, 99 yards, 2 TD.

Govs in an early hole. Kingston Moses-Sanchez starts the drive off making a defender miss and picking up 9 yards on a quick pass. Rapoza on the keeper runs for 5 yards and a first down. Timeout Mililani. Play resumes and Moses-Sanchez gets open deep down the sideline but Rapoza overthrows him. Third-and-9 and Rapoza scrambles for 36 yards but it’s called back by a holding penalty. Third-and-20 and Rapoza has Moses-Sanchez wide open again past the first-down marker but throws it over his head. Govs punt.

Trojans mishandle the punt by Tyler Wright wrestles it out of the pack. Trojans keep the ball. Milton should be sacked from behind but somehow he spins out of it and hits Bryson Ventura for 5 yards. Another encroachment penalty on Farrington. DB Kenneth Kaili with a tackle for loss on Malepeai, who has negative-5 yards on three carries. Ball pops loose but Malepeai was down. Milton hits Sallas for 23 yards and is 7-for-7 now as Mililani has first-and-10 at the Farrington 25. Another tackle for loss by Kaili as Mililani tries the reverse to Ventura. DB Ryota Kony steps in front of a Milton pass for Timoteo and drops a sure INT. Milton forced into double coverage there. Bad throw. An encroachment call turns third-and-12 into third-and-7 and Milton scrambles for 9 and a first down. Mililani inside the 10 but is called for a hold and then a false start. Milton throws one up to Timoteo and Farrington is called for PI. Malepeai is stopped for a 2-yard loss by DL Foi Sila and the quarter ends with Mililani third-and-10 at the Farrington 13.

Malepeai has negative-7 yards on four carries.

Milton throws it up and Timoteo reaches out and snags it for a 13-yard TD on the first play of the second quarter. Great catch to stretch lead to 21-0.

Govs answer in two plays as Faamatau breaks back to his right gets through a hole and there is NOBODY there for Mililani. 55-yard TD run on the busted coverage makes it 21-6. 10:38, Q2.

So much for stopping Malepeai. He breaks through the hole and goes for 50 yards before Kony catches him from behind. Now a 17-yard run to the 9. Illegal forward pass from Milton who completely forgot where the stick were, throwing from about the 5 when the play started at the 9. Also a hold on the play. Ventura with an 11-yard reception and then Malepeai up the middle for a 12-yard TD run. That’s career touchdown No. 55 rushing for Malepeai.

Farrington was called for roughing-the-kicker on the extra point and so Trojans go with onsides kick and Jarod Alama recovers for the Trojans at the Govs 34. Milton is incomplete going deep but a 14-yard pass to Sallas is followed by a 20-yard TD run on the keeper by Milton. 35-6, 9:17, Q2.

Govs move the ball effectively on the next drive as they mix a couple of short passes with some runs by both Rapoza and Faamatau. Drive stalls after two incomplete passes mixed in with a short 2-yard run and it’s fourth-and-8 at the Mililani 36. Govs go for it and Mililani jumps early to make it fourth-and-3. Farrington gets Mililani to jump AGAIN and it’s a first down. That’s inexcusable. Now the Govs jump early. Yikes. TRICK PLAY ALERT. Reverse is to backup QB Joziah Anakalea who throws it up to Rapoza out of the backfield and he brings it in over the defender. Touchdown Govs. Rapoza to Faamatau for the 2-point conversion. 35-14, 5:38, Q2. Back-to-back offsides calls to give up a first down hurts Mililani there.

Trojans back up to their own 7 after a penalty on the kickoff. Malepeai is stopped by Kony for a 2-yard loss. Milton with third-and-12 on his 5 and escapes trouble in the end zone. He finds Malepeai for 10 but the Trojans have to punt.


Trojans think ball hits a Farrington player on the punt but it’s ruled Govs ball on their 47. Couldn’t tell from here. Moses-Sanchez breaks two tackles but trips on the field for a 13-yard reception that was almost a TD. Two plays later Rapoza throws one up deep and Jathen Chaffin grabs it. 35-yard touchdown pass as he gets behind the defense. Suddenly it’s 35-21 with 2:28, Q2.

Milton has a 56-yard pass to Sallas who broke like three tackles called back by a penalty. Illegal block in the back. Milton hits Valesderes twice for 21 yards, scrambles for 23 yards and then throws an absolute dime right on the money to a streaking Timoteo. Defense was good but its a perfect throw and catch for a 45-yard TD. Third touchdown hookup of the night for Milton and Timoteo.

Milton 15-18, 253 yards, 5 TD (1 rush).

Rapoza has a pass picked off Kainalu Wong with 10 seconds left in the half and we go to the break. Just your typical 50-point second quarter.

Mililani's Kalakaua Timoteo has three touchdown receptions in the first half. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Mililani’s Kalakaua Timoteo has three touchdown receptions in the first half. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

HALFTIME BOX SCORE
at Aloha Stadium
Mililani (4-1, 4-0) 14 29
Farrington (5-0, 4-0) 0 21
Mil—Kalakaua Timoteo 49 pass from McKenzie Milton (Milton run)
Mil—Andrew Valesderes 36 pass from Milton (run failed)
Mil—Timoteo 13 pass from Milton (Isaiah Kuloloia kick)
Far—Challen Faamatau 55 run (kick failed)
Mil—Vavae Malepeai 12 run (Kuloloia kick)
Mil—Milton 20 run (Kuloloia kick)
Far—Bishop Rapoza 29 pass from Joziah Anakalea (Faamatau pass from Rapoza)
Far—Jathen Chaffin 35 pass from Rapoza (Freedom Alualu kick)
Mil—Timoteo 45 pass from Milton (Malepeai run)

RUSHING—Mililani: Malepeai 9-71, Milton 5-65, Bryson Ventura 1-(minus 2). Farrington: Faamatau 11-94, Rapoza 5-21, Alualu 1-1.
PASSING—Mililani: Milton 15-19-0-253. Farrington: Rapoza 6-11-1-70, Anakalea 1-1-0-29.
RECEIVING—Mililani: Rico Sallas 6-63, Timoteo 3-107, Valesderes 3-57, Ventura 2-16, Malepeai 1-10. Farrington: Chaffin 2-40, Kingston Moses-Sanchez 2-22, Faamatau 2-8, Rapoza 1-29.
Junior varsity — Farrington 22, Mililani 15

Farrington's Challen Faamatau is over 100 total yards in the first half against Mililani. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Farrington’s Challen Faamatau is over 100 total yards in the first half against Mililani. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The second-half kickoff is going to be just after 10:30 p.m … On a Thursday night … when there is school tomorrow. Just saying…

Sallas starts the second half with a 33-yard kick return to the 49. Kenneth Kaili takes a shot near the sideline on the second play and is hurt. Kaili was having a good game for the Govs. Kelemete Lam Sam forces a Malepeai fumble and Kony on the recovery for Farrington. Kony has been huge for the Govs defense tonight.

Faamatau goes over 100 yards with a 13-yard run into Mililani territory to put him over 100 yards for the game. Big third-and-9 on the 35 and Trojans have 12 players on the field. Faamatau carries for 5 and a first down. LB Keli Clemente comes in for a tackle for loss to force a third-and-10 but some misdirection leads to a 25-yard TD pass from Rapoza to Faamatau. 43-28, 6:38, Q3.

Mililani answers in one play as Malepeai gets loose for a 52-yard TD run. That’s his 56th rushing touchdown tying Igber for the most ever in the state of Hawaii.

Govs get good field position but face a fourth-and-5 on the 47. Rapoza is picked off as Tanuvasa makes a one-handed interception. What a catch by the LB, who had seven first-half tackles.

Malepeai rattles off a 9-yard run but he’s down holding his right leg. Looks like it might be a cramp. He’s up and off under his own power. Jalen Olomua in at RB and he carries twice but is drilled at the end of his second run. Looked like a shot to the back of the head. Now he’s done for a prolonged period. Looks serious as both teams gather at the 50 of their respective sidelines. Looks like we’re waiting for an ambulance. Most coaches on both staffs are on the field around Olomua. Olomua was able to move his left arm as he was taken out on a stretcher in an ambulance. Game resumes at 11:19 p.m. with 2:57 left in the third quarter.

We start back up and Mililani faces a fourth-and-2 but gets an 11-yard pass to Timoteo from Milton for a first down. Milton runs to the one AND THERE IT IS. Mililani’s Vavae Malepeai breaks Joe Igber’s all-time mark with his 57th rushing touchdown in his career. 58-28, 1:11, Q3.

Trojans take another hit as another player is down on the kickoff return. It’s Jarod Alama, but he eventually gets up and walks off under his own power.

Faamatau rushes for 4 on fourth-and-2 from the Govs’ 39 to start the fourth quarter. Padello comes up with his second sack of the game and Farrington punts after a deep incompletion.

Milton comes out and throws three times with two incompletions and a 1-yard reception. Three-and-out. Mililani punts but is called for a personal foul so it goes to punt again and Farrington roughs the punter. First-and-10 Trojans. Yikes. Tack on 15 more as the next play is defensive pass interference.

This game has come to a crawl. Third-and-31 from the 36 and Makana Tauai takes the handoff and goes 64 yards for a TD. Not even sure he was touched. How does that happen? Maybe because it’s almost midnight. 64-28, 7:21, Q4.

After a Faamatau fumble, backup QB Kayson Higa hits Chad Senas on a 21-yard TD pass to make it 71-28. This is the most points the Govs have ever given up in a game.


No. 3 Mililani 71, No. 6 Farrington 28

at Aloha Stadium
Mililani (5-1, 5-0) 14 29 15 13 — 71
Farrington (5-1, 4-1) 0 21 7 0 — 28
Mil—Kalakaua Timoteo 49 pass from McKenzie Milton (Milton run)
Mil—Andrew Valesderes 36 pass from Milton (run failed)
Mil—Timoteo 13 pass from Milton (Isaiah Kuloloia kick)
Far—Challen Faamatau 55 run (kick failed)
Mil—Vavae Malepeai 12 run (Kuloloia kick)
Mil—Milton 20 run (Kuloloia kick)
Far—Bishop Rapoza 29 pass from Joziah Anakalea (Faamatau pass from Rapoza)
Far—Jathen Chaffin 35 pass from Rapoza (Freedom Alualu kick)
Mil—Timoteo 45 pass from Milton (Malepeai run)
Far—Faamatau 25 pass from Rapoza (Alualu kick)
Mil—Malepeai 52 run (Kuloloia kick)
Mil—Malepeai 1 run (Timoteo pass from Milton)
Mil—Makana Tauai 64 run (kick blocked)
Mil—Chad Senas 21 pass from Kayson Higa (Kuloloia kick)

RUSHING—Mililani: Malepeai 14-134, Milton 7-80, Tauai 1-64, Jalen Olomua 2-8, Fabian Johnson-Slay 2-18, Devin Ieriko 1-2, Bryson Ventura 1-(minus 2), team 2-(minus 4). Farrington: Faamatau 21-132, Rapoza 7-13, Alualu 2-3.
PASSING—Mililani: Milton 21-29-0-285, Higa 1-1-0-21. Farrington: Rapoza 10-22-2-102, Anakalea 1-1-0-29.
RECEIVING—Mililani: Rico Sallas 8-69, Timoteo 5-130, Valesderes 3-57, Ventura 2-16, Malepeai 2-10, Senas 1-21, Makana Tauai 1-3. Farrington: Kingston Moses-Sanchez 4-28, Faamatau 3-33, Chaffin 2-40, Rapoza 1-29, Anakalea 1-1.
Junior varsity — Farrington 22, Mililani 15

COMMENTS

  1. st. anthony trojan September 17, 2015 10:41 pm

    They not going to pass 2 much second half…..should be done by 1 am he he he


  2. City Boy 94 September 17, 2015 11:55 pm

    With all the recruiting Mililani does they better smash everybody lol


  3. 808polytics September 18, 2015 12:16 am

    moral of the story….recruit like private school get good like private school


  4. bb September 18, 2015 12:20 am

    Brah Milton and Timoteo are from Mililani. Kenzie grew up by the high school and even his bro was the quarterback back in the day. Stop being salty and enjoy the greatest offensive show on turf since St Louis in the 90s at their peak in recruiting. Haha


  5. City Boy 94 September 18, 2015 12:22 am

    Too bad Mililani education not like private school lmao…JC Heewweeccoo!!!


  6. City Boy 94 September 18, 2015 1:16 am

    You’re right bb but ONLY Timoteo is from Mililani but Malupeai is from Halawa and Kenzie lives in Kapolei lol plz get your facts straight hahaha


  7. City Boy 94 (is dumb) September 18, 2015 1:27 am

    hey city boy 94 kenzie lived in mililani whole life then moved to koolina where the good well standing people live… SO GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BRAH…go continue hating on mililani because you guys cant beat them congrats trojans…KEEP ROLLING BOYS YOU DOING AWESOME


  8. City Boy 94 (is dumb) September 18, 2015 1:38 am

    and City boy 94 its not recruiting that mililani does better than private schools its called…COACHING…BOTTOM LINE IS COACHING NOT RECRUITING


  9. City Boy 94 September 18, 2015 2:39 am

    So what happened to Liberty wanna be City Boy is Dumb??? Lmao exactly even with your “Coaching” yall still lost lmao #hitdaroad #RedRaider4Lyph


  10. polo September 18, 2015 4:04 am

    i AGREE THAT MILL VILL HAS THE BEST OFFENSE IN HAWAII RIGHT NOW! AND FARRINGTON DEFENSE COULDN;T STOP THEM. THE OIA CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE INTERESTING. BUT DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIOSHIPS!! RRFL


  11. bbking September 18, 2015 7:54 am

    Coaching? The coaching is terrible!!!This team has an attitude problem and it just got worse since the Liberty game. Now they think they have to smash everybody to prove a point. Give any team those 3 players and they’ll be solid. This is the end of coach York’s little run. The team is so undisciplined and not very good except for their offense. Granted the 3 studs are the best at their positions but every other aspect of the team is below par. I’m surprised by the lack of discipline the team has. I can’t wait until the states when one of the ILH teams get a chance to dethrone them. Any one of the big 3(Stl, Kam, Pun) can beat them. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.


  12. G unit September 18, 2015 7:58 am

    It’s like mililani wants to be the all time scoring team but I think they score alot because they too give alot of points. They run the oregon offense york said and that offense is built to score fast and often. I also feel like they trying to embarrass every team they play but it’s just no one can stop them. Evendo they did recruit I believe it’s all Milton and the coaches. Best offense in Hawaii.


  13. City Boy 84 (is dumb) September 18, 2015 8:55 am

    Mililani lost they accepted that lost with PRIDE and owned up to it.AND BOUNCED BACK..unlike the red raiders for life cruisin over there in the red division…move on with your life and check the rankings brah red raiders BELOW MILILANI so I wouldn’t be saying red raiders for life if I was you…L-TOWN ALWAYS GOING STAY DOWN…. And like polo said Defense wins championships…JUST NOT KAHUKU’s DEFENSE #RedRaiders#NAHTEN#MILLVILL#SUMTENN


  14. Homegrown September 18, 2015 11:50 am

    That’s good Timoteo and Milton are from Mililani but take away Malepeai and that Oline and replace them with “real” Mililani kids, Milton would take a lot more hits. Plus all the transfers on defense and they still can’t stop the run. Imagine if they had only “real” Mililani kids (Japanese last names, not Polynesian lol) they wouldn’t be able to stop anybody.


  15. LBI September 18, 2015 1:08 pm

    CB84(ID)
    It’s no secret what York has done to build that program to where it is now. Props to him and the staff for doing so and bringing those from out of the district to do so. What Kahuku has done for decades was utilize the surrounding community and building that Dynasty. If it is blind to you’re eyes and others who sit on the same pointed stone you are on, think about this…

    Laie Park Big Boys
    Kahuku JV
    Kahuku Vars

    It has been, it is, and it always wil be a place where Champions are made. Don’t take me for a hater because I am all about the kids, so I am a big fan of those three studs for the Trojans. But I dislike the childish remarks of when you mention L-Town. For future references “Cyber Gangsta” keep it respect. _\,,/


  16. Trojan 08 September 18, 2015 1:09 pm

    Hey homegrown the O-line is from Mililani except for Tovi…so stop talking about that and here’s another fact for you…the O-line is below average but you don’t see that…do you so watch the film for your self the O-line is getting blown back every play but they hold the block for as long as they could and Vavae you take him away and you put in #2 whose a slot back and what he torched farrington up the gut for 64yds with the startin D in…so now what all the WR and slots are from Mililani what you got to say about that…here’s some more FACTS FOR YOU Mililani had one transfer on Defense MLB olomua from KAHUKU and one kid from HBA Isaac Liva who NEVER PLAYED FOOTBALL IN HIS LIFE and ROTATES WITH ANOTHER D-END who is from Mililani NOW WHAT…COACHING IT ALWAYS WILL COME DOWN TO COACHING…every team has talent but it just goes to show the who has the better COACHES BRUH…and if you ask me it sounds like Mililani IS STOPPING EVERYONE THEY FACED THIS FAR…so go continue hating now that YOU KNOW THE FACTS CLOWN


  17. Trojans8o8 September 18, 2015 1:45 pm

    @BBKING If you read the new article that just came up by Nick Abramo, Okimoto: Govs defense showed its inexperience. I’ll quote Coach Okimoto right out of the article, “When you play a team as disciplined as Mililani’s offense is you’re going to get exposed.” So… I’m just saying straight out of the opposing coaches mouth. As for the coaching being terrible, the kids seem to be listening to their coaches and adjust to what they say to get that W. Seems to be good coaching to me to be 17-0 so far against Hawaii teams since their last Hawaii lost in 2012.

    @cityboy84 To your comment about “Too bad Mililani education not like private school lmao…JC Heewweeccoo!!!” Yeah, I agree Mililani’s education isn’t like private school but Mililani is still ranked the #1 PUBLIC SCHOOL in Hawaii. So the next best thing if you can’t afford private school is go to Mililani which is the #1 public school in Hawaii and it’s free.


  18. kapoleistorm September 18, 2015 1:50 pm

    Prayers for trojan LB that got hurt last night (Jalen Olomua) didnt he transfer from Laie? Regardless of how much players are not from Mililani, the rest of the state has to deal with it and have a strategy to compete. No cry babys just man up and play, last man standing wins – its as simple as that!


  19. Pray September 18, 2015 1:50 pm

    Wow I guess some of you are still stuck in high school with your hating comments. All schools recruit. Ultimately it’s up to the parents to let their kids transfer or not. I can’t believe how evil people can be over HIGH SCHOOL football. I hope you all go to church and repent your sins.


  20. City Boy 94 September 18, 2015 7:09 pm

    Sorry Pray but not all schools recruit ONLY Mililani does it best and Private Schools don’t count cause the education there is way better…folks now days have NO pride of where they’re from so that’s sad Cheering for Mililani but your home district is Waipahu smh if your kid is such a great player and had good grades regardless of the team he’ll go somewhere PERIOD! York is just a big bully trying to kill every team but calling for a change. Cal Lee could of done the same to other schools during there killer years but by the ending of the 1st quarter the 2nd and 3rd stringers were playing and the 1st already took there pads off. That’s the difference between a Respectable Coach compared to a Shrek Look Alike Coach #sorrynotsorry


  21. HI-HI808 September 19, 2015 8:37 am

    Got to blame Farringtons defense for not defending, Miliani had some, not all, second stringers in the 4th quarter and still scored easily. You want Mililani to take a knee for 10 minutes?


  22. Bryson September 19, 2015 10:54 pm

    City Boy,

    Are you really talking about St.Louis who was notorious for running up the score in there hay days…Bottom line is if you don’t like the other team scoring on you then stop them simple as that that’s why there’s a running clock when a team is up by 35 or more…what’s you suggestion should they just call the game if a team gets to far ahead? What about Waianae’s 90-0 win over McKinley? As for recruiting it’s a parents choice if they want their children to get a top notch education or have their child remain with friends they’ve known their whole life as well as family members being coaches and why all of a sudden is there a problem? These 3 kids have been playing on Mililani’s Varsity team together since sophomore year and now because they’ve won a State Championship it becomes an issue…like Kapoleistorm said you gotta deal with it just like life not everything is gonna be rainbows and sunshine..


  23. Bryson September 19, 2015 11:08 pm

    Homegrown

    That’s about the most ignorant comment I’ve ever seen in my life,you really think only Japanese people live in Mililani…lol…I can’t even fathom what your thought process was when you typed that…


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