Posted: August 16, 2012 - 7:19pm
State championship rematches highlight Week 2
Kahuku RB Aofaga Wily carries the ball in last year's HHSAA Division I title game against Punahou. ScoringLive file photo
Week two of high school football is highlighted by rematches of both state championship games from a year ago.
Five-time defending Division II champ Iolani will visit Waipahu while reigning-Division I titlist Kahuku hosts Punahou. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. kickoffs Saturday. In all, there are six crossover games between the Interscholastic League of Honolulu and the Oahu Interscholastic Association this weekend (Saint Louis plays Farrington Thursday night).
DAMIEN-KAIMUKI - Friday, 4 p.m. at John Kauinana Stadium (OC16)
The Monarchs (1-0) snapped a 25-game losing streak dating back to the 2009 season with its 31-0 shutout of Kalaheo Saturday. Damien showed offensive balance, passing for 162 yards and rushing for 136. Silas Choy scored twice on runs and Kyle Sato paced the Monarchs with 132 rush yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. The Bulldogs (0-1) were on the wrong end of a 53-6 drubbing at the hands of Aiea Friday. Kaimuki was held to just 137 yards of total offense while allowing Na Alii 392 offensive yards.
PAC-FIVE—MILILANI - Friday, 7 p.m. at John Kauinana Stadium (OC16)
The Wolf Pack (1-0) is coming off a 26-13 win over Waipahu in Saturday’s 49th Father Bray Classic at Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium. Quarterback Cody Kim threw for 202 yards on 13-of-22 passing with three touchdowns, including two to Keoni Tom-Millare, and no interceptions. The Trojans (1-0) christened the new artificial turf surface at John Kauinana Stadium with a 31-21 non-league win over Moanalua Saturday. Quarterback Jarin Morikawa completed 26 of 45 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns.
KAMEHAMEHA-LEILEHUA - Saturday, 7 p.m. at Hugh Yoshida Stadium
A week after the Warriors (1-0) pounded Castle 30-7 Friday at Kunuiakea Stadium, they will make the trek to Central Oahu for a non-league contest against the Mules (1-0). Quarterback Makoa Camanse-Stevens threw for 173 yards and two touchdowns against the Knights, who were held to just 129 yards of total offense. In its 23-15 win over Robert Service (AK) Friday, Leilehua was led by wide receiver Keoni Piceno, who caught a pair of touchdown passes.
IOLANI-WAIPAHU - Saturday, 7 p.m. at Masa Yonamine Athletic Complex
The Raiders (1-0) held off a pesky Konawaena squad, 43-40, in the late game of the Father Bray Classic Saturday. Quarterback Reece Foy threw for 285 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winner with two minutes and 19 seconds to play on a 21-yard scoring strike to Chase Kanekuni. The Marauders (0-1) fell to Pac-Five, 26-13, in the early game of the Father Bray doubleheader Saturday. Waipahu, which fell behind 19-0 after three quarters, allowed 354 yards on defense against the Wolf Pack. Iolani beat Waipahu, 34-0, in the Division II state title game last November.
PUNAHOU-KAHUKU - Saturday, 7 p.m. at Carleton Weimer Field (OC16)
The Buffanblu (1-0) cruised to a 48-0 rout of the West Anchorage (AK) Friday in a game played at Leilehua’s Hugh Yoshida Stadium while the Red Raiders (0-0) were idle during week one. Punahou wide receiver Kanawai Noa caught seven passes for 175 yards and four touchdowns - all in the first half. Linebacker Isaac Savaiinaea, who have verbally committed to Stanford, is not expected to play (hand) for a second straight week. Kahuku beat Punahou, 30-24, in the Division I state title game last November.