It wasn’t perfection, but Rod York might be smiling when practice begins at Mililani this morning.
The 8 o’clock workout is a reminder that the road ahead is long and arduous, even after a 43-23 rout of sixth-ranked ‘Iolani last night at John Kauinana Stadium.
Quarterback Trent McKinney didn’t have to carry the load, though he was 11-for-18 for 108 yards, three touchdowns and no picks. Instead, Mililani’s front five bulldozed through the visiting defense, allowing running back Zachary Payomo to rush for 251 yards and a touchdown on 27 attempts. A crowd of about 1,500 saw No. 9 Mililani win its second nonconference game in as many weeks.
"We wanted to dominate the first quarter and second quarter, but we let up in the second half. We’ve got to finish strong," McKinney said. "We wanted to get our 2s and 3s in and show our depth."
They showed that and more, with Payomo (5-foot-7, 169 pounds) having the game of his life.
"I was surprised with him. He started strong and kept breaking tackles," McKinney said.
"We worked very hard this week," Payomo said. "We trusted our teammates, and I read the holes my line made."
The Trojans have a history of running through ‘Iolani’s defense. Four years ago, Jordan Torres rushed for 234 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-23 win over the Raiders.
This time, it was Payomo who exploded through holes between the tackles. He had 176 yards on 15 carries before halftime.
‘Iolani stayed in a base defense throughout the game, York noted.
"We understand ‘Iolani very well," York said. "They don’t game plan for these kinds of games, and they never adjusted. They save that for later (in the season)."
Defensive tackle Brandon Takadena led a swarming Trojans defense with two sacks and several hurries.
‘Iolani’s Reece Foy didn’t enter until the second half, but passed for 176 yards (11-for-19) and three touchdowns against a unit that was mostly reserves. Starter Josiah Situmeang was 7-for-17 and 94 yards.
Mililani got on the scoreboard on its second possession. McKinney found Hassan Richardson, who made a a diving catch on a post pattern in the end zone with 5:33 left in the opening quarter.
Linebacker Justin Revilla stopped Jordan Lee short on a fourth-and-10 pass, giving Mililani possession at its 6-yard line. Payomo raced for 57 yards on the ensuing drive and fullback Reid Watanabe finished it off with a 5-yard blast to give the Trojans a 14-0 lead with 10:26 to go in the second quarter.
Mililani got help on its next series with a 15-yard facemask call on the visitors, and McKinney capped a five-play, 85-yard march with a 3-yard alley-oop lob to Ervan Jean-Pierre just beyond the left pylon. The Trojans led 21-0 with 7:40 remaining in the first half.
The Raiders, with the sophomore Situmeang at quarterback all half, drove to the Mililani 2-yard line, but stalled again. A fly sweep by Lee was stopped for a 2-yard loss by linebacker Cilvin Steward to end the threat.
A muffed punt return by the Raiders was recovered by Jeff Havelock at the ‘Iolani 43-yard line late in the half, and McKinney found Colby Lum for a 36-yard pass play. Moments later, McKinney tossed another high spiral to Jean-Pierre for a 9-yard score, and the Trojans were in command, 28-0, with 13 seconds remaining in the half.
Jarin Morikawa drilled a 31-yard field goal to boost Mililani’s lead to 31 points with 6:12 to go in the third quarter.
Payomo cracked the end zone with 5:03 left in the third for a 37-0 Trojans lead.
Foy sparked ‘Iolani with touchdown passes of 67 yards to Tanner Nishioka and 29 yards to Kasey Takahashi to cut the margin to 37-14 late in the third.
The Trojans recovered an on-side kick try and drove 50 yards for another score. McKinney’s 1-yard sneak, his last play of the game, gave Mililani a 43-14 lead with 10:17 left.
Foy’s third touchdown strike, a 26-yard post route by Bret Christman, cut the lead to 43-21 with 7:02 remaining.
Mil–Hassan Richardson 16 pass from Trent McKinney (Elizabeth Gustafson kick)
Mil–Reid Watanabe 5 run (Gustafson kick)
Mil–Ervan Jean-Pierre 3 pass from McKinney (Gustafson kick)
Mil–Jean-Pierre 9 pass from McKinney (Gustafson kick)
Mil–FG Jarrin Morikawa 32
Mil–Zachary Payomo 2 run (kick failed)
Iol–Tanner Nishioka 67 pass from Reece Foy (kick failed)
Iol–Kasey Takahashi 29 pass from Foy (Kevin Barayuga pass from Foy)
Mil–McKinney 1 run (kick failed)
Iol–Bret Christman 26 pass from Foy (Jordan Lee kick)
Iol–Safety, Jarin Morikawa fumble and sacked in end zone
RUSHING—Iol: Ammon Baldomero 11-42, Foy 3-22, Lee 3-15, Situmeang 4-7. Mil: Zachary Payomo 27-251, McKinney 5-42, Colby Lum 3-18, Bryson Calma 3-14, Watanabe 3-14, Darius Calma 1-0, Morikawa 1-(minus 16).
PASSING–Iol: Situmeang 7-17-0-94, Foy 11-19-0-176. Mil: McKinney 11-18-0-109.
RECEIVING—Iol: Dane Arakawa 4-51, Christman 3-50, Sam Lee 3-13, Nishioka 2-96, Josiah Sukumaran 2-36, Kevin Barayuga 2-9, Takahashi 1-8, Lee 1-7. Mil: Richardson 3-31, Jean-Pierre 3-18, Payomo 3-15, Lum 2-45.
RADFORD 47, DAMIEN 0
Maika Ulufale threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns as the Rams dominated the Monarchs.
Phil Hogan found the end zone three times on the ground and finished with 78 yards to lead Radford.
Rad–Phil Hogan 4 run (Cayman Conley kick)
Rad–Hogan 6 run (Conley kick)
Rad–TJ Reid 40 pass from Maika Ulufale (kick failed)
Rad–Andrew Togiailua 83 pass from Ulufale (Conley kick)
Rad–Tevita Baravilala 18 pass from Ulufale (Conley kick)
Rad–Hogan 11 run (kick failed)
Rad–Jordan Murao 1 run (Conley kick)
RUSHING—Dam: Justin Layco 10-12, Dustin Lungay 3-4, Dylan Yonamine-Baysa 6-(minus 1), Alan Mohika 4-(minus 8). Rad: Hogan 13-78, Murao 11-35, Deverrick Harris 3-10, Helaman Kakiva 1-13, Jovon Johnson 1-8, Togiailua 2-4, Ulufale 2-3, Zach Rabellizsa 1-(minus 4).
PASSING—Dam: Yonamine-Baysa 2-5-1-43, Mohika 1-3-3-4. Rad: Ulufale 10-15-1-242.
RECEIVING—Dam: Daylan Demello 1-22, Layco 1-21, Rusty Kauahikaua 1-4. Rad: Reid 4-90, Togiailua 3-115, Baravilala 1-18, Mathew Baker 1-13, Dorsey Norris 1-6.
AIEA 23, ROOSEVELT 6
Otto-Titan Salausa nearly eclipsed the century mark on the ground as Na Alii rushed over the Rough Riders.
Salausa rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown, while Freddy Taliulu and Cheston Ioapo scored a touchdown on the ground as well.
Roos–Agaese Tago 57 pass from Matthew Lono-Holani (kick failed)
Aiea–Freddy Taliulu 5 run (Nicholas Hiraoka kick)
Aiea–Otto-Tian Salausa 2 run (Hiraoka kick)
Aiea–Cheston Ioapo 5 run (Ezra White kick)
Aiea–Safety, tackle in endzone
RUSHING—Roos: Ashton McKay 6-22, Tago 3-17, Toa Fola 3-8, Cozia Chapman 1-2, Jesse Napoleon 1-0, Lono-Holani 3-(minus 11). Aiea: Salausa 24-99, Ioapo 13-86, Taliulu 5-35, Rayven Mathias 2-10, Taylor Taliulu 1-4, Duke Spencer 6-1.
PASSING—Roos: Lono-Holani 8-10-0-122, McKay 1-3-0-8. Aiea: F. Taliulu 3-8-0-39, Spencer 1-2-0-14.
RECEIVING—Roos: Tago 6-87, McKay 2-36, Donnevon Ito 1-7. Aiea: Mansfield Silva 1-17, Ioapo 1-14, Salausa 1-14, Hiraoka 1-8.
Junior varsity–Aiea 29, Roosevelt 0
OIA RED EAST
KAILUA AT KAHUKU, PPD
Yesterday’s Kailua at Kahuku football game was postponed because of a power outage.
The game was rescheduled for 2 p.m. today at Kahuku.
It is the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red East Division opener for both teams.
FARRINGTON 28, KAISER 12
PEARL CITY 39, ANUENUE 8
Dustin Bataya threw for 229 yards and four touchdowns as the Chargers won their OIA White home opener against Anuenue.
Biatorri Briscoe hauled in passes of 60 and 15 yards for two of the five Chargers touchdowns.
|Anuenue (0-1, 0-2)||0||8||0||0||—||8|
|Pearl City (1-0, 2-0)||14||12||6||7||—||39|
PC–Biatorri Briscoe 60 pass from Dustin Bataya (David Laranol kick)
PC–Ray Cooper 18 run (Laranol kick)
Anue–Kamea Kahiapo 1 run (Makamae Otani-Wrengler run)
PC–Briscoe 15 pass from Bataya (kick failed)
PC–Shawn Lopez 40 pass from Bataya (kick failed)
PC–Cyrus Coen 31 pass from Bataya (kick failed)
PC–Mike Joy 8 run (Laranol kick)
RUSHING—Anue: Otani-Wengler 21-81. Ikaika Gante 12-40, Kamea Kahiapo 12-23, Laakea Manoi-Hyde 8-20, Lahuka Culen 4-(minus 1). PC: Bataya 3-43, Coen 3-30, Cooper 1-18, Joy 3-6, Shim 4-(minus 2).
PASSING—Anue: Gante 1-5-3-7. PC: Bataya 10-11-0-229, Shim 1-2-0-19, Angel Aponte 1-1-0-7.
RECEIVING—Anue: Otani-Wrengler 1-7. PC: Lopez 3-91, Batungbacal 3-18, Briscoe 2-78, Noah Derby 2-6, Coen 1-37, Laranol 1-20, Shauson Adrian Hall 1-5.
KALAHEO 33, WAIALUA 13
Jesse Carney had three touchdowns as the Mustangs defeated the visiting Bulldogs. Carney scored on runs of 47 and 29 yards, as well as a 65-yard interception return in the fourth quarter. Kaleo Maglinti added 128 rushing yards for the Mustangs.
Kennedy Siasi scored both touchdowns for Waialua.
|Waialua (0-1, 0-2)||7||0||0||6||—||13|
|Kalaheo (1-0, 1-0)||0||6||13||14||—||33|
Wail–Kennedy Siasi 9 pass from William Sacapulo-Uepa (Kamalei Rosa kick)
Kalh–10 rush Lole Sugituraga (kick failed)
Kalh–Jesse Carney 47 run (kick failed)
Kalh–Carney 29 run (Danielle Ferguson kick)
Kalh–Quincy Mason 20 pass from Justin Pagan (Ferguson kick)
Kalh–Carney 65 int return (Ferguson kick)
Wail–Siasi 11 run (kick failed)
RUSHING—Wail: Sacapulo-Ulepa 9-43, Siasi 7-40, Kamalei Rosa 5-31. Kalh: Carney 16-180, Kaleo Maglinti 16-128, Pagan 10-80, Poole 3-22, Sugituraga 1-10, Shannon Aiwhohi 3-5.
PASSING—Waia: Sacapulo-Uepa 8-11-1-139. Kalh: Pagan 4-6-1-64.
RECEIVING—Wail: Rosa 5-119, Kennedy 2-16, Christian Agcaoili 1-4. Kalh: Maglinti 2-32, Mason 2-32 .
WAIPAHU 28, NANAKULI 8
Joseph Shelton struck first for the Golden Hawks, scoring on a 2-yard run in the first quarter, but the Marauders quickly answered and took over the game.
Victor Moananu ran for 214 yards, scoring two touchdowns to lead Waipahu.
|Nanakuli (0-1, 0-1)||8||0||0||0||—||0|
|Waipahu (1-0, 1-0)||8||6||0||14||—||28|
Nan–Joseph Shelton 2 run (Brady Kaaihue run)
Waip–Victor Moananu 12 run (Mark Bumanglag run)
Waip–Moananu 23 run (kick failed)
Waip–Bumanglag 2 run (Devin Kaneshiro run)
Waip–Kaneshiro 3 run (kick failed)
RUSHING—Nan: Kaaihue 16-42, Gary Shelton 6-28, J. Shelton 9-28, Auelua-Naki 3-10, Nathan Khade Harris 1-8, Terrell Ochimas 1-3. Waip: Moananu 20-214, Bumanglag 8-57, Tydro Ate-Taito 1-16, Jerry Tanupo Jr. 1-8, Drake Yoshioka 2-8, Kaneshiro 1-6, Simon Kapuwai 2-(minus 9).
PASSING—Nan: J. Shelton 3-12-0-61, G. Shelton 1-1-0-13. Waip: Bumanglag 3-13-0-33, Brysen Kaseli 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING—Nan: G. Shelton 1-45, J. Shelton 1-13, Ochimas 1-10, Kaaihue 1-6. Waip: Kaseli 2-24, Justice Amadeo 1-19.
Junior varsity–Waipahu 34, Nanakuli 0