The second of two Saturday games involving two ranked teams kicks off around 6:30 p.m. as No. 8 Kapolei (1-1, 0-1 OIA BLUE) travels to Kailua to face the 10th-ranked Surfriders (2-0, 1-0 OIA BLUE).
Kailua has been the surprise of the 2015 season so far beating both Castle and Leilehua. Now the Surfriders have to try and end a five-game losing streak to Kapolei. In fact, Kailua’s only win ever against the Hurricanes came back in 2004.
9/19/2014: Kapolei W 20-0
10/11/2013: Kapolei W 42-27
10/20/2007: Kapolei W 14-7
10/21/2006: Kapolei W 35-14
8/19/2005: Kapolei W 33-7
8/20/2004: Kailua W 27-20
Kailua hasn’t won more than two games in an entire season since 2011 and hasn’t started 3-0 since 2003 when it advanced to the OIA title game against Kahuku and played in the state tournament.
Live in-game updates to follow.
Updates are going to be a little tougher than normal. Not a lot of room here.
JV FINAL: Kapolei 25, Kailua 20. Varsity kickoff about 6:45 p.m.
Hurricanes will receive. The rain comes pouring right as we get set to kick.
Ezra Savea starts at QB for Kapolei. Hurricanes go three-and-out as Taylor Tagupa sacks Savea on third down to force the punt.
Kailua gets a first down on a 22-yard pass from Auld to Noah Ah Yat but then punts.
L.J. Esparas fumbles on second carry of drive after 9-yard gain. Marlo Lagazo recovers for Surfriders at the Kapolei 46.
Kailua is backed up by two penalties and has fourth-and-3 after another 22-yard pass to Ah Yat. They fake it on the Kailua 39 and get the first down as Gabe LeLesch gets hit short of the marker but bounces off and carries the pile another 5 yards. Big third-and-4 but a flash of lightning goes off in the distance and it looks like we’re going to stop the game for now. 5:52 remaining in first quarter. Kailua third-and-4 on Kapolei 27.
Teams are now leaving the field. Delay will be at least 30 minutes. Decision likely comes then. If the game continues, there will also be a 20-minute warmup period.
UPDATE: After a 43-minute delay, game has been postponed. Tentative plan is to resume game Sunday at 6 p.m. at Kailua High School. Decision will be made by 2-2:30 p.m. according to Kapolei athletics director Darren Camello.
UPDATED: GAME WILL RESUME MONDAY AT 6 P.M.