LIVE BLOG: Pac-Five 16, Kalani 14

The Father Bray Classic returns after last year's games were canceled due to weather.
The Father Bray Classic returns after last year’s games were canceled due to weather.

Two intriguing Division II teams kick off the Father Bray Classic on Saturday night as Pac-Five opens against Kalani.

In last season’s opener, Pac-Five quarterback Kainoa Ferreira made his varsity debut as a sophomore and threw for a school-record 515 yards in a win over King Kekaulike.

The Falcons are coming off back-to-back OIA D-II playoff appearances and are 10-9 over the last two seasons. Kalani played in the Father Bray Classic two years ago, losing 51-36 to host ‘Iolani.

Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.

Interesting note, this is the first-ever meeting between the Wolfpack and the Falcons.

Pac-Five gets the ball first and Ferreira completes his first three passes for 21 yards before three incompletions and a punt.

Kalani starting a sophomore, Seth Tina, at QB. Falcons drive 72 yards in eight plays, all runs, but are stuffed near the 20 on two runs to turn it over on downs.

Ferreira comes back and hits Daven Pila for 25 yards and then is hit late for 15 more yards. Fourth-and-7 at the Kalani 32 and the Wolfpack go for it. Ferreira’s pass is incomplete.

Kalani goes three-and-out as LB Matt Fansler blitzes on third down and gets the sack. Falcons punt but the ball hits a Pac-Five player who didn’t try to get away from it and Falcons recover. Tina makes the handoff and keeps for 25 yards. Third down on the 5 and Sean Silas is in to the end zone for a 5-yard TD run.

Pac-Five again drives inside the 30 but stalls. It tries a 43-yard field goal but Payton Awaya blocks it and Kalani takes over.

Falcons drive into the red zone but are stopped on fourth-and-2 as Kekahi Tam comes up with the big tackle for the Wolfpack.

Defensive battle for the rest of the half with a couple of long punts by both teams. Pac-Five takes over on the Kalani 49 with 2:32 left.

Trey Larsen makes a great grab over the middle for 17 yards to end a run of eight straight incompletions by Ferreira. Tyler Fukuroda gets Pac-Five on the board with a 29-yard field goal with 1:18 remaining.

Jaemi Harris gives the Falcons a shot at the end of the half with a 60-yard kickoff return to the Pac-Five 34. Falcons try to go to end zone on last play but Roger Napoleon comes up with the tackle of Tina to end the half.

First Half Box

at Aloha Stadium
Kalani 7 0
Pac-Five 0 3
Kaln—Sean Silas 5 run (Reece Kakugawa kick)
Pac—FG Tyler Fukuroda 29

RUSHING—Kalani: Sean Silas 18-88, Seth Tina 5-26, Jaemi Harris 3-10. Pac-Five: Kainoa Ferreira 2-7, Jarrod Infante 1-1.
PASSING—Kalani: Tina 4-7-0-28. Pac-Five: Ferreira 13-32-0-138.
RECEIVING—Kalani: Kai Reed 3-24, Reo Hasunuma 1-4. Pac-Five: Clayce Akeo 3-39, Daven Pila 2-38, Matthew Lee 2-16, Travis Kaloa 2-11, Infante 2-8, Trey Larsen 1-17, Jett Uechi 1-9.

Second-half kickoff at approx. 5:30 p.m.

Pac-Five kicks off and tries a short kick that is dropped and recovered by Michael Lacsina. Junior Ryan Johnson in at QB for Pac-Five. He is sacked by Micah Iaea and throws three incomplete passes and Kalani takes over.

After a three-and-out, Pac-Five gets a huge 27-yard catch by Infante on a nice ball with touch down the middle by Johnson. Royce Angelo gets his first action at running back and scores from 2 yards out to give Pac-Five the lead.

A big 37-yard run by Silas gets the ball to the 10 but Kalani misses a 22-yard field goal and Pac-Five stays in front.

Silas with a 16-yard run across midfield to end the third quarter. He’s up to 146 yards on the ground, which currently puts him seventh on Kalani’s single-game all-time list.

Cody Uehara intercepts a pass and returns it 55 yards for a score but an illegal block negates the touchdown. Kalani turns it over on downs.

The next play is another interception as Hunter Benson picks off a pass and returns it deep into Pac-Five territory but again a penalty brings the return back some.

A hold and a sack by Nathan Bek force Kalani to back up and the Falcons have to punt. Wolfpack take over with 3:52 left up a field goal.

Ferreira comes back in to QB with the lead but throws two incomplete passes after a short run. Kalani willg et the ball back with less than three minutes remaining.

Falcons first-and-10 at the Pac-Five 48 with 2:53 remaining. Tina scrambles for 16 on third down on a keeper to get it to the 24. Jaemi Harris rumbles for 10 and 4 and then scores on a 10-yard TD run with 42 seconds remaining to give Kalani a 14-10 lead.

Clayce Akeo with a big 40-yard return on the kickoff. Reece Kakugawa, the kicker, makes a touchdown-saving and maybe game-saving tackle but Pac-Five has it on the Kalani 48 with 30 seconds to go. Ferreira scrambles to the 40 with 23 seconds remaining.

Third-and-2 after an incomplete pass and Ferreira goes deep. Pass interference on Kalani as they went deep to Matthew Hallstein, who has been Pac-Five’s best receiver tonight.

First-and-10 on the 25 with 13 seconds remaining. Ferreira moves out to his right. Daven Pila is open in the endzone. Perfect throw. Touchdown Wolfpack. 25-yard touchdown from Ferreira to Pila with six seconds remaining. Pac-Five ahead 16-14.

Falcons have one last play with the ball at their own 36 with two seconds remaining.

Tina hoists one pretty far but it’s incomplete and Pac-Five holds on to win.


at Aloha Stadium
Kalani 7 0 0 7 — 14
Pac-Five 0 3 7 6 — 16
Kaln—Sean Silas 5 run (Reece Kakugawa kick)
Pac—FG Tyler Fukuroda 29
Pac—Royce Angelo 2 run (Fukuroda kick)
Kaln—Jaemi Harris 10 run (Kakugawa kick)
Pac—Daven Pila 25 pass from Kainoa Ferreira (kick failed)

RUSHING—Kalani: Sean Silas 28-159, Harris 13-56, Seth Tina 8-28, Justin Gatewood 1-(minus 2). Pac-Five: Angelo 8-18, Ferreira 3-15, Jarrod Infante 1-1, Ryan Johnson 3-(-6).
PASSING—Kalani: Tina 7-14-0-55. Pac-Five: Ferreira 14-36-0-163, Johnson 7-22-2-115.
RECEIVING—Kalani: Kai Reed 4-30, David Dennis 2-21, Reo Hasunuma 1-4. Pac-Five: Matthew Hallstein 4-80, Pila 4-66, Infante 4-40, Clayce Akeo 3-39, Matthew Lee 2-16, Travis Kaloa 2-11, Trey Larsen 1-17, Jett Uechi 1-9.


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