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Mules use big plays, defense to give Aiea the boot

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    Leilehua's Fred Padrones soared over Aiea's Kainoa Raguindin for a touchdown last night.
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Four games into the season and Leilehua coach Nolan Tokuda is already pondering a new look.

"What do girls call it? A makeover," Tokuda said. "That’s what our offense needs."

The seventh-ranked Mules were held to 35 total yards in the second half, but two big second-quarter plays were the difference in a 16-7 win over host Aiea last night in an Oahu Interscholastic Association Red West game.

Fred Padrones caught touchdown passes of 65 and 15 yards from quarterback Jordan Kalaau just before halftime that were the lone bright spots in a game "highlighted" by 20 punts.

"When it comes down to a matter of kids not executing, that’s our fault as coaches," Tokuda said. "We’ll get back at it at practice and get things worked out."

The defenses provided all the scoring in the first quarter as Stockton Crowley sacked Na Alii quarterback Freddy Taliulu in the end zone for a safety.

Leilehua (3-1, 3-0), which went three and out on three of its first five possessions, got a 39-yard pass from Kalaau to Darrien Shealy to put the ball at the Aiea 10.

After an Austin Schmidt run, Kalaau’s pass to Padrones was intercepted by Chucky Kaahanui, who raced 100 yards the other way untouched to give Aiea a 7-2 lead.

"After that, I said we weren’t going to take any more chances," Tokuda said. "Don’t throw any interceptions, don’t make any mistakes and let our defense take control of the game."

Kalaau, who finished 15-for-23 for 176 yards, got nearly half of it on the 65-yard bomb to Padrones, who got behind two Na Alii defensive backs to make the catch with less than 4 minutes remaining.

An Aiea turnover just before the end of the first half gave Leilehua another opportunity to score.

Taliulu’s pass over the middle was tipped and Leilehua defensive lineman Lefa Lauti picked it off, giving the Mules possession at the Aiea 15.

Two plays later, Leilehua cashed in when Kalaau found Padrones for a 15-yard touchdown.

"I have to give all the credit to the rest of my defense because they were the ones out there making me look good," Lauti said. "I saw the ball got tipped and I just grabbed it and tried to run it back."

Neither team scored again, as both offenses combined for 12 second-half punts.

Aiea was held to 71 total yards in the game as Taliulu, who was coming back from injury, finished 3-for-21 passing, completing just one pass for positive yards.

Aiea (3-2, 1-2) had an opportunity for a game-changing play late in the game. Kaahanui, who took snaps at quarterback, eluded two defenders and threw a 50-yard bomb to a wide-open Anae Vaa, who couldn’t make the catch.

Vaa was a good 10 yards behind the defense when the bail sailed just out of his fingertips for what could have been a 98-yard touchdown.

 

At Aiea H.S. field

Leilehua (3-0, 3-1) 2 14 0 0 16
Aiea (1-2, 3-2) 7 0 0 0 7

Lei–Safety, Freddy Taliulu sacked in endzone
Aiea–Chucky Kaahanui 100 interception return (Nicholas Hiraoka kick)
Lei–Fred Padrones 65 pass from Jordan Kalaau (Timothy Momiyama kick)
Lei–Padrones 15 pass from Kalaau (Momiyama kick)

RUSHING–Lei: Kalaau 12-33, Austin Schmidt 7-16, Blaine Furtado 3-10, Allen Racette 8-7, Jeremiah Andrade 1-3, Raphael De Oliveira 1-(minus 4), Darrien Shealy 1-(minus 9), team 2-(minus 11). Aiea: Anae Vaa 13-53, Taliulu 6-13, Cheston Ioapo 6-1. Kaahanui 1-(minus 2).

PASSING–Lei: Kalaau 15-23-1-176, Kenan Sadanaga 0-2-0-0. Aiea: Kaahanui 1-2-0-0, Taliulu 3-21-1-6, Kaahanui 1-3-0-0.

RECEIVING–Lei: Shealy 4-54, Elijah Barro 4-19, Padrones 3-85, Andrade 2-13, Racette 2-5. Aiea: Hiraoka 1-7, Ioapo 1-0, Vaa 1-0, Rayven Mathias 1-(minus 1).

Junior varsity — Leilehua 21, Aiea 14

 

Waianae 29, Kapolei 10

Puletua Wilson rushed for two touchdowns and Jaylen Mitchell scored on a 77-yard run in the fourth quarter, lifting the Seariders to a 29-10 victory over the Hurricanes.

Keaka Fernandez rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown.

At Kapolei

Waianae (2-4, 2-2) 13 6 0 10 29
Kapolei (1-5, 1-3) 0 10 0 0 10

Wai–Bryson Panui 3 run (Shaughn Spencer kick)
Wai–Puletua Wilson 4 run (kick failed)
Wai–P. Wilson 10 run (conversion failed)
Kap–Keaka Fernandez 6 run (Eric Morales kick)
Kap–FG Morales 26
Wai–Jaylen Mitchell 77 run (Spencer kick)
Wai–FG Spencer 20

RUSHING–Wai: Mitchell 9-129, James Wilson 8-43, P. Wilson 11-29, Panui 6-26. Kap: Seth Roman 22-117, Fernandez 16-113, Roderick Raquedan 2-22, Eldon Arellano 4-17, Denzel Davis 1-15, Devin Jenkins 1-12, Kiatrell Zachery 1-90, Darrius Lopez 2-5, West Mataafa 1-(minus 9).

PASSING–Wai: P. Wilson 7-11-0-99. Kap: Seth Roman 1-3-1-6, Keaka Napuelua Ah Yee 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING– Wai: Malei Suianunoa 2-65, Mitchell 2-18, Brian Paul Manuel 1-12, Wilson 1-4, Lawrence Akana 1-0. Kap: Devin Jenkins 1-6.

Junior Varsity–Kapolei 7, Waianae 0

 

No. 1 Kahuku 38, Roosevelt 0

Evan Moe threw for 221 yards as the Red Raiders dominated the Rough Riders to continue their undefeated season.

Kahuku’s defense picked off Roosevelt’s quarterbacks four times and returned one for a touchdown.

Agaese Tago led winless Roosevelt with 57 yards rushing.

At Roosevelt

Kahuku (5-0, 3-0) 21 0 14 3 38
Roosevelt (0-5, 0-3) 0 0 0 0 0<br />

Kah–Evan Moe 7 run (kick failed)
Kah–Tyrone Brown 4 run (2 point conversion good)
Kah–Shairone Thompson 25 pass from Moe (Josh Sorensen kick)
Kah–Brown run (Sorensen kick)
Kah–Trayson Medeiros interception return (Sorensen kick)
Kah–FG Sorensen 45

RUSHING–Kah: Aofaga Wily 13-89, Brown 7-24, Moe 4-26, Fonoivasa Mataafa 3-17, Shawn Pahulu 3-12, Brandon Leiataua 2-7, Lasi Livai 1-6, Sterling Moe 1-0. Roos: Agaese Tago 5-57, William Kaina 7-43, Cozia Chapman 2-2, Jesse Napolean 1-2, Ashton McKay 2-0, Toa Fola 2-0.

PASSING–Kah: E. Moe 11-15-1-221. Roos: Kaipo Pale 6-17-3-36, Agafese Tago 0-1-1-0.

RECEIVING–Kah: Thompson 4-64, Punga Vea 3-71, Sorensen 3-61, Kaawa Unga-Solomon 1-25. Roos: Michael Kualii-Moe 2-25, Tago 2-15, McKay 1-4, Toa Fola 1-(minus 8).

Junior Varsity–Kahuku 30, Roosevelt 6

 

Kailua 31, No. 4 Farrington 15

The Surfriders ran for 210 yards and threw for 341 yards with four touchdowns to upset the Governors.

Kailua’s defense held Farrington to 98 yards passing.

 

Pearl City 39, Kalani 7

Cyrus Coen scored on touchdown runs of 5, 25 and 11 yards to power the Chargers to a victory over the Falcons last night at Pearl City.

Kalani pulled to 12-7 in the second quarter on a 1-yard run by Jun Cho, but the Chargers scored the next 27 points to pull away. Kalani was held to minus-36 yards rushing on 12 carries.

 

Moanalua 21, Kaiser 12

Josh Gonda ran for 147 yards to lead Na Menehune past the winless Cougars for their homecoming.

At Kaiser

Moanalua (3-2, 3-1) 6 8 7 0 21
Kaiser (0-6, 0-4) 6 0 6 0 12

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