Roosevelt 21, Pac-Five 6
Myka Kukahiwa ran for touchdowns of 1, 10 and 20 yards while the Rough Riders defense limited Pac-Five to 58 yards of total offense at Aloha Stadium on Friday.
Kukahiwa finished with 43 yards on 12 carries against a tough Wolfpack run defense. For the game, Roosevelt managed 78 rushing yards on 30 attempts, but quarterback Sky Ogata tallied 214 yards on 16-for-19 passing. He was sacked four times by a persistent ’Pack defense.
Roosevelt had Pac-Five quarterback Chase Hedani on the run all night and sacked him seven times. Two of those sacks were by linebacker Kaeo Akana, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound sophomore.
Roosevelt scored within the first minute of play. Kyson Aponte-Stone recovered a fumble on the kickoff return. Kukahiwa scored his first TD two plays later.
A 53-yard pass play from Ogata to Chase Akana set up Roosevelt’s second TD early in the second quarter. Kukahiwa’s 10-yard TD put the Rough Riders ahead 14-0. His third TD came with 7:53 left in the first half.
Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser
Castle 20, Radford 6
The Knights (2-3, 2-1) notched their second victory of the season with a road win over the Rams (0-5, 0-4).
Castle senior kicker Cheydon Costa scored the first points of the game on a 28-yard field goal. The Knights added to their lead in the second quarter with junior WR Logan Albinio’s 37-yard touchdown run.
Rams senior defensive back Chase Daack put Radford on the scoreboard with a 95-yard pick-6, closing the first half within four points at 10-6.
Costa added a 39-yard field goal in the third quarter to put the Knights up 13-6 and sophomore Kala Matthews ran in from 5 yards out to close the game.
Noelle Kakimoto, Special to the Star-Advertiser
Moanalua 42, Aiea 0
After a hopeful start for Na Alii (1-5, 1-3 OIA D-II), Na Menehune (5-0, 3-0) rallied to score 42 unanswered points to remain undefeated and send the home team off with a mercy-rule loss.
Moanalua’s offense proved too powerful in the first half, led by quarterback RJ Javar’s 267 total yards and four of the six touchdowns (two rushing, two passing). After his first pass attempt was picked off, Javar went on a streak of 14 straight completions, picking apart the Aiea secondary with quick reads and pinpoint accuracy. Wide receiver Rudy Kealohi benefited the most from Javar’s performance, hauling in eight passes for 100 yards and a score.
Moanalua proved to be just as dominant on the other side of the ball. Na Menehune secondary forced multiple turnovers and pass deflections to hold Aiea quarterback Kayson Castillo to 58 yards on six completions. Defensive back Javon Miller particularly stuck out, recording an interception along with multiple pass deflections on passes to Aiea’s primary receivers.
Bad omens continued to plague Aiea as its stadium scoreboard broke down by halftime with the score 35-0.
After exhibiting dominance on offense, Na Menehune finished their scoring onslaught with a pick-6 by Jesus Lopez.
Liam Monahan, Special to the Star-Advertiser