In the aftermath of Kahuku’s 61-9 rout of Konawaena, there were few questions remaining. One is still lingering: was this play really offensive pass interference.
Konawaena quarterback Sheynen Nahale launches this pass to wide receiver Marc Basa for an apparent 50-yard gain. Nothing unusual on the play as the Kahuku defense tackles Basa at the 5-yard line. But a few moments later, the play is nullified.
“I preach to my staff that we don’t complain. I just never want to give our players the excuse of blaming officials,” Konawaena coach Brad Uemoto said.
However, watching the tape over and over, it’s clear that there was no infraction, except in the eyes of the back judge several seconds after the play ended. He called offensive pass interference.
“He threw it after seeing the result. He reverted to saying it was a judgment call,” Uemoto said. “I just felt we earned that play and was disappointed it got taken away. I can’t turn on the film with that receiver and coach him to do it any better.”
Was this offensive pass interference? You make the call.