Power outage: Mililani jolts Farrington

Power went out at Aloha Stadium during the third quarter of the Farrington-Mililani playoff game. (photo: Paul Honda)
Power went out at Aloha Stadium during the third quarter of the Farrington-Mililani playoff game. (photo: Paul Honda)

Power went out here at Aloha Stadium with 7:23 left in the third quarter, just after a touchdown by Farrington running back Tyler Taumua. The PAT was blocked, and Mililani leads 28-21.

They’re rebooting the computer that runs the power in the stadium. Might be awhile. Kahuku and Leilehua waiting in the wings.

Update 7:17 p.m.: Game back on after a 27-minute delay.

Update 9:10 p.m.: Final, Mililani 42, Farrington 21. Great performance by the Trojans in every phase. Farrington dropped a couple of pick-6s that would have turned the game around. But the Trojans earned it. Jarin Morikawa was on point almost all night with his receivers on short, medium and deep routes.

Mililani’s defense was solid against Farrington’s ground-and-pound game. The Govs kept trying to run on first and second down most of the night against Mililani’s loaded front. The Trojans had eight to nine men in the box often, and the Govs responded with ace (single back), trip sets that had moderate success.

This Trojan win isn’t a shocker, but the margin of victory sure is. Jason Kaneshiro, who is writing the game story for tomorrow’s Star-Advertiser, picked Mililani. So did old friend Brendan Shriane, former sports editor at West Hawaii Today.

But the other mesmerizing game at this moment is in Kealakekua, where HPA led Konawaena 28-21 in the third quarter. It’s now tied at 28 in the fourth. Dramaaaaa…

Update 11:55 p.m.: Final at Julian Yates Field — Konawaena 56, Hawaii Prep 49. Longtime BIIF sportswriter (now fan) Bobby Command says it’s the highest-scoring football game in league history. Yow.

(See the game story by Jason Kaneshiro in Saturday’s Star-Advertiser.)

Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser


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