The Mililani Trojans entered the weekend averaging 30 carries per game.
By the time they were done with a 34-0 win over No. 9 Kamehameha, the Trojans had run the ball 45 times for 171 yards. Deliberate at times, far from the hurry-up pace of the past. Sergio Muasau, one of their cogs in the trenches, was a key reason why. Jasiah Alcover rushed for 124 yards on 18 carries, and Malosi Sam tallied 88 yards and two TDs on 19 attempts. Kanoa Gibson hauled in five passes for 94 yards and two TDs.
Coming into the game, Mililani had run the ball 153 times and passed it 131 more, a run-pass ratio of 54-46 percent. On Saturday, in the midst of showers on the synthetic turf of Aloha Stadium, the run-pass ratio was 63-37 percent. Muasau, who was invited to play in the Polynesian Bowl last week, chatted with Hawaii Prep World after the game.