Captains are meeting at midfield. We’re looking at an 8:30 p.m. kickoff.
No. 9 Kailua will receive the kickoff in the Makaha end zone.
Official kickoff at 8:29:55.
Kailua picks up two first downs and punts. No. 6 Waianae goes three and out and punts.
Surfriders second possession coming up.
QB Noah Auld bobbles shotgun snap and fumbles and Waianae’s Noah Kealoha recovers at the 30 and returns it to the Kailua 20.
Sack monster Christian Mejia, No. 18, sacks Waianae’s Jaren Ulu on third down.
Mejia comes up big on fourth down, intercepting Ulu’s pass that was tipped by Kawehe Kohatsu.
Auld hits Koolau Gaspar with a 34-yard pass down the left sideline to the Seariders’ 20.
KAILUA SCORES FIRST: Dalton Kalama catches a screen pass from Auld and takes it in 8 yards for a TD. Jonovan Lee kicks the extra point to make it 7-0 with 3:48 left in the first quarter.
Waianae drives to the Kailua 7. First down.
Javen Towne 2-yard TD run. Extra point no good.
Kailua 7, Waianae 6, 10:28 left in the first half.
Surfriders succeed in getting a first down on a fake punt: Mario Lagazo gains 5 yards on a short snap.
Waianae’s Alexander Quijano intercepts Auld’s long pass. On the next play from their own 10, the Seariders strike Jorell Borge-Pontes‘ 90-yard up-the-middle touchdown run. Tight end Kana‘i Mauga flattened one Kailua linemen with a pancake block on the play.
Two-point conversion run by Towne is good and the score is:
Waianae 14, Kailua 7, with 7:51 left in the half.
Kailua punts. Waianae punts.
Kailua’s Isaiah Damo-Agcaoili returns a Waianae punt 57 yards to the Seariders’ 10. 4:27 left in half. Waianae holding on to a 14-7 lead.
On the next play, Auld hits Martin Tigilau with a 10-yard fade pass to the left corner for a TD. Lee kick makes it 14-14.
The Seariders retake the lead 21-14 on Towne’s up-the-gut 20-yard TD run.
Waianae’s Mosiah Brame intercepts an Auld pass at the Seariders’ 30 and returns it to midfield. A minute and a half left in half.
The Waianae band is entertaining the crowd occasionally with “Mary had a Little Lamb” on drums. Impressive.
Halftime. Waianae 21, Kailua 14.
Second half is about to begin. Second-half kickoff: 9:56 p.m.
Waianae gets the first possession of the third quarter.
The Seariders’ Makana Roque-Gonzales‘ 44-yard punt pins Kailua at its own 1. Next play, Kalama is tackled in own end zone for a safety.
Waianae 23, Kailua 14, 8:09 left in third quarter.
Seariders fail on fourth and 1 from the Kailua 48.
Auld’s pass to Damo-Agcaoili goes for 32 yards to the Waianae 10.
Surfriders have fourth and goal from the 14. Auld is chased and escapes and eventually gets off an underhanded desperation pass. Incomplete.
Kade Ambrocio 3-yard TD run for Seariders and a 30-14 lead.
Toto Mailo 27-yard interception return for a Waianae TD and a 37-14 lead with 4:58 left.
Kailua cuts into the Waianae lead as Auld hits Gabriel LeLesch with a 13-yard TD pass and Auld then hits Tigilau with a 2-point pass. Waianae 37, Kailua 22. 4:01 left.
Final score: Waianae 37, Kailua 22