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    Mililani’s Jarrett Kaopuiki stopped Farrington’s Tanielu (Mosi) Alaivanu-Afe as Jonah Acoba closed in on Saturday night.

Dillon Gabriel ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as No. 6 Mililani pulled out a 31-28 win over No. 7 Farrington on Saturday night at John Kauinana Stadium.

Mililani remained unbeaten in the OIA Red (3-0) despite three interceptions by Gabriel, all in the first half.

“Those were my fault,” Trojans coach Rod York said.

Farrington took its first loss after two conference wins. The visitors played from behind all night. They were trailing 7-0 when Isaiah Taumua made a sensational pick in the flat and returned the ball 70 yards for a touchdown. The extra-point kick missed, however, and the Govs never took the lead.

Another big play on defense by Farrington came on Iosefo Ah Ching’s pick with 34 seconds left in the first half, outmuscling Andrew Vallasdares for the ball. The Govs were at the Mililani 29-yard line, but stalled at the 24 as passes by Bishop Rapoza and Justin Uahinui fell incomplete in the end zone.

Kailiohu Kila rocketed up the middle for a 60-yard touchdown to open Mililani’s lead to 14-6 with 9:18 left in the third quarter.

“That was there for us and our line made the blocks,” York said.

The Trojan defense limited Challen Faamatau to 58 hard-earned yards on 21 carries. Farrington had its first scoring drive in the third quarter as Rapoza got hot. Faamatau worked the right side again and again before Rapoza hit Mosi Alaivanu-Afe with a quick pass, and the senior raced to the end zone for a 33-yard touchdown.

Faamatau’s PAT run tied the game at 14 with 4:46 left in the third.

Field position favored Mililani after that. A punt by Kainalu Wong pinned the Govs, and Gabriel ran the read option for a 3-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter for a 21-14 lead.

After Damien Santiago drilled a 29-yard field goal, the Trojans led 24-14 with 7:27 remaining.

Farrington answered with another scoring toss from Rapoza to Alaivanu-Afe, a 22-yard strike, to pull within 24-20 with 3:54 left.

Another read-option keeper by Gabriel, a 27-yard run, gave Mililani a 31-20 lead with 2:36 to go.

“When the pressure was high, we lost our technique,” Okimoto said.

Rapoza connected with TJ Tautolo for a 12-yard TD pass with 1:29 left, but Mililani recovered the on-side kick and churned out a first down to run out the clock.

Backup QB Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi was a key receiver with six catches for 101 yards.


No. 6 Mililani 31, No. 7 Farrington 28

At Mililani

Farrington (2-1, 3-1) 0 6 8 14– 28

Mililani (3-0, 3-0) 7 0 7 17 – 31

Mil–Jalen Olomua 11 pass from Dillon Gabriel (Damien Santiago kick)

Far–Isaiah Taumua 70 interception return (kick failed)

Mil–Kailiohu Kila 60 run (Santiago kick)

Far–Mosi Alaivanu-Afe 33 pass from Bishop Rapoza (Challen Faamatau run)

Mil–Gabriel 3 run (Santiago kick)

Mil–Santiago FG 29

Far–Alaivanu-Afe 22 pass from Rapoza (kick failed)

Mil–Gabriel 27 run (Santiago kick)

Far–TJ Toilolo 12 pass from Rapoza (Iosefa Ah Ching pass from Rapoza)

RUSHING–Farrington: Challen Faamatau 21-58, Tautolo 3-15, Freedom Alualu 1-4, Blessing Umaga 1-2, Justin Uahinui 2-(-9), Bishop Rapoza 2-(-18). Mililani: Olomua 17-65, Kailiohu Kila 9-98, Gabriel 5-40, Darius Muasau 3-4, Kainalu Wong 1-(-6).

PASSING–Farrington: Uahinui 6-12-0-26, Rapoza 15-26-0-185. Mililani : Gabriel 17-32-3-237.

RECEIVING–Farrington: Kingston Moses-Sanchez 9-87, Mosi Alaivanu-Afe 7-83, Ah Ching 1-35, Tautolo 1-12, Faamatau 3-(-6). Mililani: Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi 6-101, Wong 3-20, Roman Tovi 2-67, Vallasdares 2-8, Olomua 2-15, Dustin Gapusan 1-15, Kila 1-12.

Leilehua 48, Nanakuli 13

At Nanakuli

Leilehua (1-2, 1-3) 7 7 27 7 — 48

Nanakuli (0-2, 0-3) 0 7 6 0 — 13

Lei—Keanu Hirota 1 run (Akoni Tom Makue kick)

Lei—Warren Lagaaia 23 pass from Kaleo Aloha Piceno (Makue kick)

Nan–Chyson Morgan 30 pass from Nainoa Banks (Nick Souza-Meyers kick)

Lei—Kendrick Beitzel 10 pass from Piceno (Makue kick)

Lei—Truvarious Boatwright 59 pass from Piceno (pass failed)

Lei—Kawai Phifer 10 pass from Piceno (Makue kick)

Nan—Morgan 10 run (kick failed)

Lei—Serafi Ulai 24 pass from Kona Andres (Makue kick)

Lei—Boatwright 15 pass from Andres (Makue kick)

RUSHING—Leilehua: Piceno 4-27, Chad Dilay 2-24, Victor Carrillo 2-21, Vitale Afoa 2-17, Hirota 4-16, Kekoa Lagunte 1-4, Kalika Anderson Seumanutafa-Bryant 2-4, Andres 2-4, Jay Jay Antolin 2-2, Ke Alii Pono O Kekai Lagunte 3-1, Chris Galaviz 1-0.

Nanakuli: Morgan 6-78, Charleston Mahoe 9-39, Joey Vea-Quitog 1-7, Anthony Booker 2-7, Shandon Laa 3-7, Banks 16-6, Nick Souza-Meyers 1-1.

PASSING—Leilehua: Piceno 16-26-2-266, Andres 6-8-0-74. Nanakuli: Banks 5-11-0-87.

RECEIVING—Leilehua: Beitzel 6-69, Phifer 4-79, Hirota 4-35, Boatright 2-74, Antolin 2-25, Ulai 1-24, Lagaaia 1-23, Dilay 1-12, Ke. Lagunte 1-(minus-1). Nanakuli: Morgan 3-79, Souza-Meyers 2-8.

Junior varsity —Leilehua 28, Nanakuli 26


Waialua 16, Kalani 14

At Waialua

Kalani (1-2, 1-2) 0 0 7 7 — 14

Waialua (1-1, 1-1) 0 7 0 9 — 16

Wail—Howard Nahooikaika 1 run (Lancen Kuni kick)

Kaln—Jaemi Harris 81 run (Indi McCellan kick)

Wail—Safety, ball snapped out of end zone

Wail—Nahooikaika 5 pass from Tevesi Toia (Kuni kick)

Kaln—Seth Tina-Sobarano 11 run (McCellan kick)

RUSHING—Kalani: Harris 4-92, Tina-Sobarano 12-33, Ikaika Holden 7-16, Gage Quinabo-Reis 2-9. Waialua: Nahooikaika 10-44, Toia 12-44, Risein Campbell 9-35, Kuni 1-5, Julian Fely-Menor 1-0.

PASSING—Kalani: Tina-Sobarano 16-32-1—203. Waialua: Toia 15-23-1—160.

RECEIVING—Kalani: Brandon Kim 5-47, Ikaika Andaya 5-43, Randy Daligon 2-70, Ethan Zippay 2-24, Harris 1-13, Logan Matsuoka 1-6. Waialua: Nahooikaika 4-42, Kuni 3-48, Kyler Dicion 3-27, Caleb Apau 2-18, Daytin Vidad-Albeso 1-10, Matthan Hatchie 1-8, Campbell 1-7.

Kaimuki 28, Roosevelt 7

At Kaiser

Roosevelt (1-2, 1-3) 0 0 0 7 — 7

Kaimuki (2-1, 2-1) 8 14 6 0 — 28

Kaim—Calton Joseph 1 run (Joseph run)

Kaim—Bailey Uehara 15 pass from Jordan Solomon (Torey Faimealelei kick)

Kaim—Ieke Seei-Cleveland 24 pass from Solomon (Faimealelei kick)

Kaim—Andries Toussaint 10 pass from Sol omon (kick failed)

Roos—Shastyn Kekahuna 15 run (Jake Hijirida kick)

RUSHING—Roosevelt: Charvis Paia 11-40, Kekahuna 10-32, Isaiah Rosa 8-12, Noah Rosa 1-4, Kekoa Lima 1-(minus 2). Kaimuki: Seei-Cleveland 12-65, Elijah Lemalu 13-46, Joseph 7-39, Solomon 5-16, Saia Maiava 3-6, Mana Mahiai 1-2, team 2-(minus 18).

PASSING—Roosevelt: Kekahuna 5-13-0—27. Kaimuki: Solomon 9-19-0 —106.

RECEIVING—Roosevelt: Rosa 2-21, Chris Kalamau-Molina 1-4, Kekoa Pitoy 1-2, Randy Eusebio 1-0. Kaimuki: Seei-Cleveland 2-34, Daniel Nguyen 2-25, Toussaint 2-22, Uehara 1-15, Joseph 1-6, Tyace Sarcedo-Drennon 1-4.

Junior varsity—Kaimuki 18, Roosevelt 12


‘Iolani 27, La Jolla Country (Calif.) Day 19

At ‘Iolani

LJCD 6 7 0 6 — 19

‘Iolani 0 7 17 3 — 27

LJCD—Braxton Burmeister 5 run (kick blocked)

Iol—Justin Genovia 24 pass from Tai-John Mizutani (Evan Minami kick)

LJCD—Jaden Dir 18 pass from Burmeister (Drew Schmid kick)

Iol—Genovia 8 pass from Mizutani (Minami kick)

Iol—FG Minami 35

Iol—KJ Pascua 1 run (Minami kick)

LJCD—Dir 7 run (kick failed)

Iol—FG Minami 21

RUSHING—La Jolla Country Day: Burmeister 21-88, David Brewster 5-17, Brennan Goring 1-4. ‘Iolani: Pascua 31-159, Justin Genovia 1-1, Mizutani (3-minus 1).

PASSING—La Jolla Country Day:Burmeister 32-56-1—292, EJ Kreutzman 1-2-0—9. ‘Iolani: Mizutani 16-33-0—217.

RECEIVING—La Jolla Country Day:Casey Mariucci 11-126, Jaden Dir 9-91, Goring 7-42, David Wylie 5-32, Brewster 1-10. ‘Iolani: Genovia 11-145, Brent Nagami 4-61, Drake Shigemura 1-11.

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  • They probably did use the best that they had for that position. Just a tough position to fill for this Kalihi school. I think the coaching staff and players did an excellent job in being in a position to win. Opening up the passing game is a good thing for this school and probably will be the key to being competitive in future years to come. Unfortunately the talent drain from not only the private but public schools has made it much harder to retain talent but they continue to do the best with what they have. I’m happy for this
    community that they finally have a new
    field that soon they will be able play in an call home.

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