Yellow flags: Corrections and mumblings

It is Josiah Situmeang, not Reece Foy, who was recently injured and is sidelined.

The ‘Iolani quarterbacks were part of a three-way battle for the starting job coming into the season. Coach Wendell Look had told me that Foy was healthy, but I got my own notes crossed up and wrote about the wrong passer being hurt.

While all three are promising field leaders, Foy has done well statistically and the Raiders are still in better shape at the position than many other programs across the islands.

So please forgive Pupule. It’s Foy who’s healthy, and if Hannum can return from a shoulder injury, the Raiders will be that much stronger in their defense of the Division II state crown.

Stubborn as the Mules: Leilehua continued to put more pressure on foes by lining up in stand-up stances last night against Campbell. The host Sabers got 20 first-quarter points, all set up by Leilehua mistakes, after getting great field position. After that, the Mules defense was in charge against a Sabers offense that is relatively young.

Campbell’s run-and-shoot is coming along, but only time and reps will bring consistency. Until then, the defense is carrying quite a load and there isn’t a breather in the Red West. With a win over Waianae last week, the Sabers are still in the hunt at 1-1 in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red West.

As for the Mules, they continue to use two quarterbacks, Jordan Kalaau and Kenan Sadanaga. Kalaau came on in relief of Sadanaga last night and picked the Sabers’ normally stingy defense apart. He spread the ball around and his receivers looked a lot like the crews that caught passes from Andrew Manley over the previous three seasons. Fred Padrones continues to do a great Edieson Dumlao impression, while Blaine Furtado has emerged as a steady dual threat as a running back and pass catcher. Add to the mix the reliable hands of Darrien Shealy and the explosive potential of Allen Racette, and yesterday’s comeback win may have been a big step forward for the Mules offense.


Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser


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