OIA playoff preview: D-I quarters + D-II semis

Mililani's Vavae Malepeai scored a touchdown in the first half of Mililani's win over Kahuku in the 2014 OIA title game. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Mililani’s Vavae Malepeai scored a touchdown in the first half of Mililani’s win over Kahuku in the 2014 OIA title game. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

It will be elimination time again this weekend in the OIA as four more Division I teams along with two Division II teams will see the season come to an end. Both semifinal winners in the OIA D-II playoffs will clinch berths in the state tournament while three of the four winners in Division I will move on to the state tournament. Here’s a look at all six games in the OIA:

D-I QUARTERFINALS


Waianae faces Kailua in first game since getting blown out by Kahuku to end the regular season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Waianae faces Kailua in first game since getting blown out by Kahuku to end the regular season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The matchup: Kailua (7-2) at Waianae (6-2)
Date: Friday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m.
Head-to-head: Waianae leads 28-8 (since 1966)
Last meeting: Waianae 29-6 (Oct. 13, 2012)
Biggest margin of victory: Waianae 49-7 (Oct. 22, 2010)
Smallest margin of victory: Kailua 13-12 (Sept. 3, 1983); Waianae 10-9 (Aug. 31, 1984); Waianae 24-23 (Nov. 20, 1987); Waianae 9-8 (Sept. 6, 1991)
Awaiting the winner: Mililani/Moanalua winner

>> The teams have played 36 times since the beginning of the 1966 and four of those games have been decided by a single point.

>> Kailua is 2-1 against the Seariders when its quarterback has thrown for over 200 yards in the game. Surfriders QB Noah Auld is averaging 213.1 passing yards a game this season.

>> Waianae is 7-0 against the Surfriders since 1966 when scoring more than 28 points. Waianae is 6-0 this season when scoring more than 28 points and 0-2 when scoring less than 28 points.

Kahuku's Kesi Ah-Hoy has beaten Kapolei three times already in his career. Photo by Jay Metzger/Special to the Star-Advertiser.
Kahuku’s Kesi Ah-Hoy has beaten Kapolei three times already in his career. Photo by Jay Metzger/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

The matchup: Kapolei (6-3) at Kahuku (8-0)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m.
Head-to-head: Kahuku leads 5-1
Last meeting: Kahuku 27-7 (Aug. 14, 2015)
Biggest margin of victory: Kahuku 47-7 (Oct. 29, 2005)
Smallest margin of victory: Kapolei 14-7 (Oct. 26, 2007)
Awaiting the winner: Campbell/Farrington winner

>> The teams will play a fourth time in the last two seasons after facing each other only three times in 12 seasons since Kapolei’s football program debuted in 2002.

>> Four of the five meetings have been in the playoffs with Kapolei’s only win coming in the 2007 OIA quarterfinals, ending the Red Raiders’ season.

>> Kapolei was held to a season-low 187 yards passing in a 27-7 loss to Kahuku back in August. Freshman Taulia Tagovailoa took over as the Hurricanes full-time starter at QB the next game and has the top three passing performances in Kapolei history, including a 534-yard, 6-TD effort against Castle last week.

Farrington's Challen Faamatau surpassed 1,000 yards rushing in only eight games this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Farrington’s Challen Faamatau surpassed 1,000 yards rushing in only eight games this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The matchup: Campbell (2-7) vs. Farrington (6-2)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m., Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium
Head-to-head: Farrington leads 13-4-1 (since 1966)
Last meeting: Farrington 21-14 (Oct. 3, 2015)
Biggest margin of victory: Farrington 27-2 (Nov. 11, 1988)
Smallest margin of victory: Teams tied 0-0 (Sept. 11, 1998)
Awaiting the winner: Kahuku/Kapolei winner

>> Farrington has won the last eight meetings against Campbell and hasn’t lost to the Sabers since Sept. 28, 2001.

>> Farrington is 6-0 all-time against the Sabers when a running back goes over 100 yards in the game. Senior Challen Faamatau has rushed for at least 100 yards in six of eight games this season and has been held under 97 yards only once.

>> This will be the fifth meeting between the two schools in the last three seasons with all four games decided by 12 points or less.


Mililani's Vavae Malepeai rushed for a school record 272 yards in a win over Moanalua two weeks ago. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Mililani’s Vavae Malepeai rushed for a school record 272 yards in a win over Moanalua two weeks ago. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The matchup: Moanalua (4-5) at Mililani (7-1)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.
Head-to-head: Mililani leads 17-6-1
Last meeting: Mililani 60-36 (Oct. 2, 2015)
Biggest margin of victory: Mililani 40-6 (Oct. 19, 1990); Mililani 34-0 (Nov. 1, 1985); Moanalua 34-0 (Oct. 13, 1983)
Smallest margin of victory: Teams tied 24-24 (Sept. 29, 1989)
Awaiting the winner: Kailua/Waianae winner

>> Mililani is 8-0 against Moanalua when a running back rushes for more than 100 yards against Na Menehune. Trojans RB Vavae Malepeai set a school record with 272 rushing yards in the previous meeting and has rushed for at least 100 yards in six of eight games this season.

>> Moanalua QB Alakai Yuen has thrown for at least 220 yards in seven straight games. In 24 meetings between the two schools, Na Menehune has had a QB throw for more than 141 yards against the Trojans only once.

>> In three games against Moanalua, Malepeai is averaging 156 yards rushing per game.

D-II semifinals

Kaimuki QB Keanu Pratt threw only three interceptions in 138 pass attempts in OIA D-II play. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
Kaimuki QB Keanu Pratt threw only three interceptions in 138 pass attempts in OIA D-II play. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

The matchup: Kaimuki (6-3) at Nanakuli (7-2)
Date: Friday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m.
Head-to-head: Kaimuki leads 11-5
Last meeting: Nanakuli 41-6 (Aug. 29, 2015)
Biggest margin of victory: Kaimuki 46-0 (Sept. 10, 2011)
Smallest margin of victory: Kaimuki 29-27 (Oct. 4, 1980); Kaimuki 10-8 (Sept. 21, 1985)
Awaiting the winner: Radford/Waialua winner

>> Kaimuki’s six wins this season are double the Bulldogs’ entire win total from 2012 to 2014.

>> Nanakuli has won 19 of its last 20 games against OIA D-II opponents.

>> The Golden Hawks need to win their next two games to become the first OIA team to win back-to-back Division II titles since the division was created in 2003.

Radford's Ace Faumui led the OIA D-II in rushing with 826 yards in seven games. Photo by Darryl Oumi/Special to the Star-Advertiser.
Radford’s Ace Faumui led the OIA D-II in rushing with 826 yards in seven games. Photo by Darryl Oumi/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

The matchup: Waialua (5-4) vs. Radford (9-0)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Aiea
Head-to-head: Radford leads 36-5-1 (since 1966)
Last meeting: Radford 35-0 (Oct. 9, 2015)
Biggest margin of victory: Radford 62-0 (Sept. 25, 2012)
Smallest margin of victory: Teams tied 19-19 (Sept. 24, 1966)
Awaiting the winner: Kaimuki/Nanakuli winner

>> The Rams have won 14 consecutive meetings against the Bulldogs dating back to Oct. 13, 1995, when the Bulldogs won 27-12 against a Radford team whose starting quarterback was current coach Fred Salanoa.


>> Waialua’s win over Radford in 1995 was the last time the Bulldogs scored more than 15 points against the Rams. Radford hasn’t given up 15 points in any game this season.

>> This is Waialua’s first playoff game since 2006.

COMMENTS

  1. Kahuku 82 October 15, 2015 11:08 am

    Another great weekend of football! Good Luck to everybody!!! Wish kapolei kahuku game was on tv…..


  2. GoBigRed October 15, 2015 11:40 am

    Good luck to all da teams! Leave it all on da field so no regrets and may the best teams win!! Also hope no serious injuries for all da players.

    @Kahuku 82: get da Livestream app and search for “Kahuku”. Should be first option. They’ve broadcast every game and good quality.

    #GBR


  3. Lee Boy October 15, 2015 12:02 pm

    I will be at Aloha Stadium Saturday to see the game of the week. Good luck to everyone!


  4. "UNITY=STRENGHT" October 15, 2015 2:29 pm

    Waianae and Kailua should be a hard hitting smash mouth game classic will get the pupus ready to watch at home may the best team win.


  5. Mahatma Gandhi October 15, 2015 4:00 pm

    They let 9th graders play varisty football in the OIA? No way in the ILH.


  6. Insideoutsidein October 15, 2015 7:55 pm

    @mahatma gandhi. OIA has talent that’s why!


  7. Matuu Pulotu October 15, 2015 8:33 pm

    Some do not have a choice but to play what they have. ILH has the ability to “seek” out the talent so that they can be good from the get go. It doesn’t matter anyway because we will be cheering for them all once they move on to college and beyond. Go BIG RED!!!!


  8. Kahuku 82 October 16, 2015 5:32 am

    @GBR Awwwwrriiggghhhtttt! Tanks for da heads up! Made my weekend, looks like someone doing da JV game too!! Gotta love da tekkanowledgy this day and age…..


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