LIVE BLOG: Waianae 26, Kaiser 7

Waianae DB Salamanesa Taufi caught a deflected pass for an interception against Kaiser on Friday. HSA photo by Bruce Asato.
Waianae DB Salamanesa Taufi caught a deflected pass for an interception against Kaiser on Friday. HSA photo by Bruce Asato.

Kaiser got its wish in the offseason when it moved up into Division I after crushing the competition in winning the 2013 Division II state championship. Now the Cougars, coming off a 52-7 win over Aiea, face their first big test in visiting Waianae for a clash at Kaiser Stadium.

The Seariders, who lost 30-23 to Moanalua last week, haven’t played the Cougars at Kaiser Stadium dating back to the 1970s. Waianae has won nine of the last 10 meetings, but the one loss was a huge one. Kaiser defeated Waianae 20-13 in the 1979 OIA championship game before going on to defeat Kamehameha in the Prep Bowl

Oct. 11, 1975: Waianae, 28-20
Nov. 18, 1978: Waianae, 35-28
Nov. 23, 1979: Kaiser, 20-13
Sept. 19, 1980: Waianae, 21-13
Nov. 21, 1980: Waianae, 28-19
Sept. 11, 1981: Waianae, 19-7
Sept. 3, 1982: Waianae, 14-0
Sept. 6, 1984: Waianae, 24-0
Oct. 31, 1996: Waianae, 35-0
Oct. 14, 2011: Waianae, 35-16

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Kaiser will receive the opening kickoff.

Jensen McDaniel goes 9 yards on third-and-5 for an apparent first down but a holding call brings it back. Judd misfires on his first two throws and Kaiser goes three-and-out. Andrew Kaufusi keeps the ball and runs on a fake punt for 20 yards and a first down but Kaiser is whistled for an illegal formation.

Waianae takes over on the Kaiser 41 and runs it seven straight times. Quarterback Ioane Kaluhiokalani with a nice 20-yard run to set up a 2-yard touchdown run by Niko Kala-Mahiai. Waianae 7, Kaiser 0, 7:57, Q1.

McDaniel comes out with two runs, picking up 5 and 9 yards. After a Judd incompletion, Judd is picked off on a diving interception by Ezekiel Moniz-Hopeau. Waianae takes over on its 44.

Waianae picks up a first down but Kaluhiokalani tries a late pitch and the ball hits the turf. Recovered by Kaiser on its own 39.

McDaniel with a 16-yard burst for a first down. Seariders caught with a personal foul call and Kaiser has it down to the Waianae 29. Judd with a nice 14-yard run down to the 10 but Kaiser gets hits with an unsportsmanlike penalty to move it back to the 25. Lots of flags early. And Kaiser is nailed with a holding call on the next play. Judd fires for the endzone and Moniz-Hopeau comes up with his second interception of the first quarter.

Waianae goes three-and-out as Kaluhiokalani misses an open throw on third down. Kaiser takes over on its 46. McDaniel stopped for a loss and Judd is almost picked off again. Judd completes a screen to McDanilel for 8 yards on third-and-11 and Kaiser punts. Waianae ball on its 19.

Kaluhiokalani tries to pass and Kaiser’s Parker Higgins almost comes up with a diving interception. Kaluhiokalani scrambles for 5 yards. Swing pass on third down is incomplete and Waianae will punt as the defenses have taken this game over.

Kaiser ball first-and-10 on its 20 after a 58-yard punt. Maika Koko stops McDaniel in the backfield for a 4-yard loss as the first quarter comes to an end.

Cougars are three-and-out as Sione Taukolo sacks Judd on third down. Judd cramps up a little but jogs off the field fine. Just a 22-yard punt with wind at the back and Waianae takes over. Seariders go for it on fourth-and-6 from the 32 and Kaluhiokalani scrambles for 7 yards and a first. Waianae with a fourth-and-7 and Kaluhiokalani completes his first pass to Barbieto but it’s only for 6 yards as Kaiser takes over on its 15.

Kaiser with a third-and-1 and goes read option. McDaniel takes it, gets lost in the pile and breaks loose. Jensen McDaniel, 76-yard touchdown run as he outraces the safety to the endzone. Touchdown Cougars. Extra point was good and it’s tied. Waianae 7, Kaiser 7, 5:23, Q2.

Waianae is three-and-out as Cody Kim drops what could have been a pick-six. But Kaiser is whistled for 12 men on the field on the punt and Waianae is short by about a foot on its own 29. Kala-Mahiai with 2 yards and a first down. They are measuring it again though. The drive started on the 20 after the kickoff was in the endzone. They are measuring the ball that is more than length over the 30 and it’s good by an inch. Barbieto gets 7 yards on third-and-5 for a first down. Third-and-9 and Kaluhiokalani with another amazing scramble and he just barely gets the first down. A 13-yard completion from Kaluhiokalani to Tyler Stone.

Kaluhiokalani tries to scramble again and throws it away but is called for intentional grounding. That’s a loss of 21 yards. Waianae to punt with 33 seconds left in the half.

Punt goes to the Kaiser 15. Wouldn’t expect the Cougars to force anything here with 22.3 seconds remaining. Judd scrambles for 6. McDaniel takes a backwards pass for 4 yards and it’s halftime tied 7-7.

Halftime box
At Kaiser Stadium
Waianae (0-1, 0-1) 7 0
Kaiser (1-0, 1-0) 0 7
Wain—Niko Kala-Mahiai 2 run (Stanton Spencer kick)
Kais—Jensen McDaniel 76 run (Matt Sai kick)

RUSHING—Waianae: Ioane Kaluhiokalani 10-44, John Barbieto 4-26, Jurick Valdez 8-18, Kala-Mahiai 6-18, Javen Towne 2-5. Kaiser: McDaniel 10-118, Kalawaia Judd 6-31.
PASSING—Waianae: Kaluhiokalani 3-9-0-25. Kaiser: Judd 2-8-2-7.
RECEIVING—Waianae: Tyler Stone 1-13, Barbieto 1-6, Towne 1-6. Kaiser: McDaniel 1-8, Destin Moss 1-(minus 1).

Second half is underway. Waianae receives. Awful start for Kaiser. First they jump offsides on the kick then kick it out of bounds and then Mosiah Brame brings it back 37 yards to the Kaiser 29. Kaluhiokalani completes a third-down pass for the first but an illegal block is called. Third-and-21 from the 40. Barbieto runs for 7. Stanton Spencer tries a 50-yard field goal and misses and Kaiser takes over on its 20.

Kaiser with a fourth-and-1 at its own 39. Higgins with his first big in-game call and he goes for it. McDaniel gets hit short but falls forward. They measure and Kaiser gets it. Kaiser into Waianae territory. Judd drops back to pass and ball is tipped into the air. Salamanesa Taufi grabs it out of the air and picks it off. Taufi races back 65 yards for a touchdown but a clip is called. Waianae has it on the Kaiser 32.

Kaiser linebacker Parker Higgins makes an unbelievable tackle for a loss, shooting the gap and bringing the running back down in a hurry. Waianae still pounds away and has it third-and-7 on the Kaiser 15. Fourth-and-4 on the 12. Waianae goes for it and Barbieto gets it but an illegal formation is called. Spencer tries a 34-yard field goal and is wide left but Kaiser roughs the kicker and Waianae has an automatic first down. Making it worse is senior DL Manase Palu is down for the Cougars. Palu is up and wants back in but has to go to the sideline.

Waianae with a first-and-goal at the 9. Waianae goes play action with about three guys open for touchdowns but Kaluhiokalani can’t hit the pass. Kala-Mahiai to the 4 and Barbieto to the 3. It’s fourth-and-goal at the 3 and the Seariders call timeout.

Handoff is to Barbieto who is met at the goal line. Right on the line but they rule he crossed the goal line. Touchdown Waianae. Waianae 14, Kaiser 7, 1:23, Q3.

Third quarter ends after four McDaniel runs. Kaiser with a second-and-7 at its 36 as we start the fourth quarter. Judd is sacked by Nayton Kuresa. Justin Ikei takes an end-around but fumbles and Waianae’s Joey Nuuanu-Kuhiiki recovers it on the 35.

Waianae quickly in a fourth-and-6 situation and going for it again. Kaluhiokalani scrambling for his life, fires across his body to the middle of the field and Robert Delenia catches it for 12 yards and a first. Fourth-and-2 on the 11 and Waianae goes for a field goal against the wind to try and make it a two-possession game. Spencer just barely gets a 29-yard field goal over the posts and Waianae is up 10. Waianae 17, Kaiser 7, 7:47, Q4.

Illegal block kills Kaiser’s drive immediately. Third-and-17 at the 18 and Judd overthrows deep. Bad punt snap that goes into the end zone for a safety. Waianae 19, Kaiser 7, 6:35, Q4.

Seariders go three-and-out. Waianae to punt but Kaiser roughs the punter. WAY TOO MANY big penalties by Kaiser tonight. It’s fourth-and-inches apparently. Waianae goes for it. Barbieto gets 3 for the first down. That should be just about it.

I’m heading down to the field with 3 minutes left. But first, Kaluhiokalani with a 45-yard touchdown pass to Spencer to make it 26-7 with 2:09 left.

Waianae 26, No. 10 Kaiser 7

At Kaiser Stadium
Waianae (1-1, 1-1) 7 0 7 12 — 26
Kaiser (1-1, 1-1) 0 7 0 0 — 7
Wain—Niko Kala-Mahiai 2 run (Stanton Spencer kick)
Kais—Jensen McDaniel 76 run (Matt Sai kick)
Wain—John Barbieto 3 run (Spencer kick)
Wain—FG Spencer 29
Wain—Safety, ball snapped out of endzone
Wain—Spencer 45 pass from Ioane Kaluhiokalani (Spencer kick)

RUSHING—Waianae: Barbieto 17-68, Kaluhiokalani 13-54, Kala-Mahiai 8-28, Jurick Valdez 10-18, Javen Towne 3-8, Mosiah Brame 1-4, team 1-(minus 2). Kaiser: McDaniel 22-159, Kalawaia Judd 10-43, Keith Jones II 1-9, Justin Ikei 1-5.
PASSING—Waianae: Kaluhiokalani 5-14-0-82. Kaiser: Judd 4-15-3-20.
RECEIVING—Waianae: Spencer 1-45, Tyler Stone 1-13, Robert Delenia 1-12, Barbieto 1-6, Towne 1-6. Kaiser: Destin Moss 3-12, McDaniel 1-8.


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