VIDEO: Huge comeback by Radford, but Roosevelt wins 31-24

Roosevelt's Kamuela Kaaihue returned from an elbow injury to play both ways and help the Rough Riders beat Radford in an OIA Division I game. Photo by Marco Garcia / Special to the Star-Advertiser.

It was another instant classic for prep football in the islands.

Radford trailed Roosevelt 23-0 at the half, rallied to take a 24-23 lead in the final 3 minutes, but the Rough Riders got a big kickoff return by Keanu Bezares to set up a game-winning 15-yard touchdown run by Silas Kekahuna with 2:27 to go. From there, Roosevelt’s special teams and defense stifled the gritty Rams. A sack by linebacker/wide receiver Kamu Kaaihue helped Roosevelt even their record at 1-1 in OIA Division I play.


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