Mililani coach Rod York was feeling a bit under the weather heading into Saturday’s game against Farrington.
Perhaps a convincing victory and spot in the OIA Open Division final will help him on the road to recovery.
Dillon Gabriel completed 14 of 30 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns and Mililani’s defense allowed only 17 total yards in the first half of a 47-7 victory over visiting Farrington.
“The defense always sets it up of us,” said York, who added he has a cold and was trying not to sneeze. “We have some big brothers on our team and our front seven are pretty good.”
The Trojans’ hurry-up offense racked up 418 yards, with five pass plays going for 35 yards or more.
Gabriel, who threw two interceptions, needs six more passing yards to get to 3,000 for the season. He is already the state’s all-time career passing record holder.
“He had to extend some plays with his feet, his eyes were always down field,” York said. “He took some shots, but he was able to come back. He threw a pick here and a pick there. I was happy with his performance.”
No. 3 Mililani (8-2) will face Kahuku next week for the title. The Trojans will be competing in their seventh consecutive state tournament.
“Now we’re just focused on the OIA championship. We’re just going to take it game by game,” Gabriel said. “We were just focused on this week. We had no focus on anything else.”
Farrington (2-9), which won a three-way coin flip to get into Saturday’s game against Mililani, will play Campbell in next week’s third-place game. The winner will earn the league’s final berth in the four-team state tournament in the Open Division.