Roosevelt 54, Pearl City 0
Roosevelt (4-0, 4-0 OIA Division II) continued its undefeated streak with a victory over Pearl City at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium on Friday.
The whitewash was Roosevelt’s most lopsided shutout in school history, beating a 52-0 win over Kaiser in 1975.
Shepard Kekahuna scored Roosevelt’s first touchdown on a 14-yard interception return less than two minutes into the game. Fellow senior Chase Akana followed with a 74-yard TD reception to quickly extend Roosevelt’s lead to 14-0.
A 26-yard TD connection from senior quarterback Sky Ogata to senior receiver Devin Naihe preceded a 25-yard pass to senior Kirk Calinao to give the Rough Riders a 27-0 lead before the end of the first quarter. Sophomore linebacker Kyson Aponte-Stone scored the final TD of the first half on a 51-yard pick-6.
Kekahuna scored his second touchdown on an 81-yard kickoff return and junior receiver Wesley James’ 2-yard TD catch closed the third quarter with Roosevelt ahead 47-0. Junior defensive lineman Skyler Thrasher finished the game with a 9-yard fumble return for a score.
Noelle Kakimoto, Special to the Star-Advertiser
Waipahu 43, Radford 14
With rain looming over Waipahu’s Masa Yonamine Athletic Complex, the Marauders geared up to play the Radford Rams with key rusher Alfred Failauga sidelined. Even without their premier running back, the Marauders proved that they could score early and often on a struggling Rams team.
Waipahu (2-3, 2-1 OIA Division I) second-string running back Austin Pola proved his worth in the opening drive, accounting for more than 60 yards and punching it in on a 7-yard touchdown.
Radford (0-4, 0-3) answered three drives later with a 5-yard touchdown from quarterback Jiovanni Tafisi, who only completed two passes in the first quarter.
It was all downhill for the Rams in the second quarter, as another quick rushing touchdown by Pola, who finished with 218 rushing yards, shifted momentum. Waipahu then tallied a safety off a botched Radford punt snap and a touchdown off a 4-yard jet sweep by wide receiver Jeff Badua.
Cody Marquez tossed a 9-yard touchdown to Jovan Gooman to put the Marauders up 30-7 going into the locker room.
Liam Monahan, Special to the Star-Advertiser