POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 31, 2010
Amosa Amosa remembers the last time Campbell, his alma mater, beat mighty Waianae in football.
"If I recall correctly, we beat Waianae in 1997 at Waianae. Our quarterback was Rodney Tavui," Amosa said after his team, the current Sabers, upset Waianae 13-6 over the weekend.
"I remember it very well because Waianae took a 21-0 halftime lead and we came back and beat them 22-21."
The normally reserved former UH offensive lineman was still beaming yesterday.
"I think it's a historical moment for Campbell football because it might be the first time Campbell's JV and varsity beat both Waianae teams," he added.
University High is drawing plenty of attention this fall.
With the addition of four Word of Life transfers, including heavy-hitting Kainoa Ocasek, the Junior Rainbows are ranked No. 6 in today's Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10. That's as high as they've been in years, and they'll get to prove how good they are -- despite being in Division II -- when they visit No. 2 Punahou today.
When the football season kicked off, there was little to no question that Kahuku and Saint Louis would be ably manned across their units.
In a scoring shootout on Friday, though, it was just a bit surprising that it was the Crusaders who ran out of ammo rather than the run-first Red Raiders.
After winning handily against Waianae three Saturdays ago, that turned out to be the low offensive output for Kahuku. That 27-point outing has been followed by 54 (vs. Kailua) and 49 (Saint Louis).
For better or worse -- most definitely better, it seems -- Crusaders coach Darnell Arceneaux didn't let his offensive weapons get dinged up badly. Quarterback Marcus Mariota carried the ball just seven times in all (82 yards) despite slicing through Kahuku's defense with breathtaking speed in the first quarter.
Not so fortunate was starting cornerback Chad Duyag (6-3, 180), who suffered a serious foot injury in the third quarter. Duyag got caught in a sudden, freakish collision with a few linemen near the sideline on a running play and ended up with a dislocated foot and fracture.
"He's probably done for the year, four to eight weeks, then rehab," Arceneaux said. "It'll require some surgery."