POSTED: 10:56 p.m. HST, Oct 19, 2012
No team wins a championship without having to overcome a little adversity, and the Kahuku football program got all the adversity it needed on Friday night at home.
The No. 1 Red Raiders trailed Waianae going into the fourth quarter before rallying twice to beat the Seariders 14-10 and keep their season unblemished.
The Red Raiders move on to play Leilehua next week in the OIA playoffs.
Aofaga Wily capped Kahuku's first long drive of the night with a 4-yard touchdown run for the winning margin with 2:32 left. Wily, who finished with 175 yards on 32 carries, got the ball nine times on Kahuku's final 13-play drive.
"That was all on my offensive line," Wily said. "Our whole offense was tired, but we knew we had to get it in. We had to score."
The Red Raiders fumbled the ball away three times and punted it six times in the first three quarters, leaning on Aofaga Wily more than ever. Wily carried the ball 16 times for 90 yards in the first half, getting the ball on more than half of Kahuku's plays. His 175 yards were dampened by 85 yards in penalties by Kahuku.