POSTED: 11:24 p.m. HST, Oct 19, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 11:24 p.m. HST, Oct 19, 2012
A late first-half eruption catapulted Mililani past Campbell 42-14 in the OIA football quarterfinals Friday night at Mililani's John Kauinana Stadium.
The Trojans broke a 14-14 deadlock with two late touchdowns before the break and then ran away with it in the second half. They'll face Farrington next week in the semifinals at Aloha Stadium.
"It wasn't easy," Mililani coach Rod York said. "We were lucky to win and now we move on. Any time you play Campbell, you better strap it up. All the kids turned it on (to break the tie). It's on them."
Campbell (6-4) opened the game with a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Brannon Bantolina for a 7-0 lead.
But the Trojans (8-1) fought back to make it 14-all, and it looked like that's what the score would be at halftime.
Mililani's Dayton Furuta, however, capped an 80-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run to make it 21-14 with 2:22 left in the half.
The Trojans' Russel Satele recovered a bold onside kick to put Mililani back in business at the Campbell 31, and after a 10-yard sack, quarterback Jarin Morikawa hit Erren Jean-Pierre in stride for a 41-yard touchdown and a 28-14 lead at halftime.