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Morikawa passes for 408 yards as Mililani clinches OIA Red West

By Jason Kaneshiro


Mililani wrapped up the OIA Red West title and a bye in the first round of the league playoffs with a convincing win over Waipahu on Friday night.

The week off might be the only way to slow down Trojans quarterback Jarin Morikawa.

The Mililani senior passed for a career-high 408 yards and four touchdowns and the fourth-ranked Trojans closed the regular season with a 49-14 win over the Marauders on senior night at John Kauinana Stadium.

"It's a goal we set as a team, and the kids went out and executed," Mililani head coach Rod York said of capturing the division title before adding, "but it's what you do in the playoffs. We know its a tough road ahead."

Waipahu (2-4 OIA Red West, 2-6 overall) has also qualified for the OIA Red playoffs despite the loss, while Mililani (5-1, 7-1) finished alone atop the OIA Red West by winning four straight following a loss at Leilehua on Sept 1.

Morikawa ended the regular season by completing 31 of 43 passes, and his yardage total was the program's highest in the state championship era and the sixth best in the OIA in that span.

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