After a hopeful start by Aiea (1-5, 1-3 OIA D-II), No. 6 Moanalua (5-0, 3-0) rallied to score 42 unanswered points to remain undefeated and send the home team off with a mercy-rule loss in a 42-0 victory on Friday night.
Moanalua’s offense proved too powerful in the first half, led by quarterback RJ Javar’s 267 total yards and four touchdowns (two rushing, two passing). After his first pass attempt was picked off, Javar went on a streak of 14 straight completions, picking apart the Aiea secondary with quick reads and pinpoint accuracy. Wide receiver Rudy Kealohi benefited the most from Javar’s performance, hauling in eight passes for 100 yards and a score.
Moanalua proved to be just as dominant on the other side of the ball. Na Menehune’s secondary forced multiple turnovers and pass deflections to hold Aiea quarterback Kayson Castillo to 58 passing yards on six completions. Defensive back Javon Miller particularly stood out, recording an interception along with multiple pass deflections on passes to Aiea’s primary receivers.
Bad omens continued to plague Aiea as its stadium scoreboard broke down by halftime with the score 35-0.
After exhibiting dominance on offense, Na Menehune finished their scoring onslaught with a pick-6 by Jesus Lopez.
Javar finished 17-for-23 for 250 yards and Darius Johnson rushed for a team-high 53 yards and a TD for Moanalua, which is now 13-1 in its last 14 games dating back to last season.
Castillo finished 6-for-23 with two picks.