Posted: October 10, 2012 - 6:40pm
OIA Red tournament gets underway this weekend
The Oahu Interscholastic Association Red Conference Tournament gets underway this weekend with a slate of four first-round games at school sites. Also, two playoffs spots remain up for grabs entering the final weekend of the White Conference regular season.
The Interscholastic League of Honolulu plays a doubleheader at Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium Friday, while Division-I leader Punahou and Division-II leader Iolani are idle.
INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE OF HONOLULU
Pac-Five vs. Damien, Friday, 5 p.m. at Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium
The Wolf Pack (2-6, 1-4) have just two wins on the season, but one came against the Monarchs (3-5, 0-5) nearly a month ago. In the 40-12 Pac-Five win, running back Keoni Tom-Millare had three rushing touchdowns and caught another score and defensive back Nohea Thomsen returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown. Damien, which has lost its last five contests since opening the season 3-0, has been outscored 204 to 55 in five league games.
No. 7 Kamehameha vs. No. 5 Saint Louis, Friday, 7:45 p.m. at Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium
When these two squads hooked up in week eight, it was the Crusaders (5-3, 4-1) who walked away with the 34-23 win over the Warriors (5-3, 3-2). Saint Louis, which has won three straight, was led by the Kawai Mook-Garcia-to-Jeremy Tabuyo connection. The duo connected on touchdown passes of 27, 25, 21 and 68 yards and the Crusaders' defense held Kamehameha to just 31 rushing yards. Warriors' quarterback Makoa Camanse-Stevens has yet to throw an interception through 181 pass attempts this season. His favorite target has been Austin Gerard, who caught seven passes for 148 yards and a touchdown in the loss to Saint Louis on Sept. 28.
OAHU INTERSCHOLASTIC ASSOCIATION
Red Tournament - First Round
No. 9 Campbell vs. McKinley at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium, Friday, 6 p.m.
The West no. 5 seed Sabers (5-3, 3-3 Red West) have lost three of their last four games since a 4-0 start and are coming off a bye week after a 35-34 loss at Kapolei two weeks ago. Paul-Andrew Rhoden (374 rush yds, 3 TDs) leads a trio of rushers who have eclipsed the 300-yard mark this season. Tristan Pebria (362 yds., 1 TD) and Justin Tago-Su'e (305 rush yds., 3 rush TDs, 1,14 pass yds., 12 TDs, 9 INTs) have helped to spread the wealth on offense. The East no. 4 seed Tigers (4-4, 3-3 Red East) have won two straight since a three-game losing streak and are coming off a 21-12 win over Castle Saturday. Running back Gerime Bradley leads the team in scoring with eight touchdowns, including five rushing. The winner will visit West champion Mililani in a second-round game next week.
Castle at Kapolei, Friday, 6 p.m.
A week ago, this may have seemed like an improbable matchup. The Hurricanes (5-3, 3-3 Red West) went from a possible demotion to the White Conference to the West no. 3 seed with a 34-20 win over Aiea Friday. Kapolei, which has won its last two games, has been outscored by Red West opponents, 176 to 107. Running back Jacob Kukahiko ranks fifth in the Red West with 465 rushing yards and four touchdowns. The Knights (1-7, 1-5), claimed the final Red East spot in the playoffs with a 26-16 win over Kaimuki two weeks ago, have allowed 235 points by opponents while having scored just 72 on the season. The winner will play East runner-up Farrington in a second-round game next week.
Waipahu at Moanalua, Friday, 7 p.m.
The Marauders (2-6, 2-4 Red West) have lost their last two and enter the 12-team tournament as the West's sixth seed. Wide receiver Dylan Pakau (637 rec. yds., 7 TDs) ranks first in the Red Conference and second in Division I statewide in receiving yards. Pakau, who also has a kickoff return for a score and a passing touchdown, suffered a hip injury in the third quarter of a 49-14 loss at Mililani Friday, is doubtful against Moanalua. The Red East no. 3 seed Na Menehune (4-4, 4-2 Red East) are coming off a 31-15 loss in which they allowed 244 rushing yards and was limited to minus-16 rushing yards. Quarterback Micah Kaneshiro (1,291 pass yds., 20 TDs, 13 INTs) has started the past seven games since a season-ending injury to Maxwell Fiatoa. The winner will visit West runner-up Leilehua in a second-round game next week.
Kailua vs. No. 8 Waianae at John Kauinana Stadium, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
The East no. 5 seed Surfriders (2-6, 2-4 Red East) have lost two straight since back-to-back wins. Kailua took an early lead against Farrington Friday, but allowed three unanswered touchdowns and lost, 18-7. Running back Jarrin Young, who did not play last week against Farrington, has run for 478 yards and seven touchdowns and leads the team in scoring. The Seariders (4-4, 3-3 Red West) are coming off a narrow 36-34 loss at Leilehua Saturday. Defensive lineman Kennedy Tulimasealii dominated the trenches, recording four sacks, three other tackles for losses and three passes batted down at the line of scrimmage. The winner visits East champion Kahuku in a second-round game next week.
Kalani at Kaiser, Thursday, 6 p.m.
The Falcons (4-4, 4-3) must win if they are to keep their playoff hopes alive, while the Cougars (6-2, 6-1) have clinched a spot in the four-team White Tournament. Kalani, which is coming off a 40-30 loss at Pearl City Friday, is led by quarterback Noah Brum (1,672 pass yds., 15 TDs, 10 INTs) and wide receiver Enrique Gruver (27 rec., 499 yds., 4 TDs). Kaiser, which is coming off a bye in week nine, has won six straight since back-to-back losses to open the season. The versatile Kai Gonda has made his presence felt on offense, defense and special teams for the Cougars. He has rushed for eight touchdowns, thrown for another, caught a receiving touchdown and returned a fumble for a score. Additionally, he has returned two punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns.
Nanakuli at Waialua, Friday, 6 p.m.
The Golden Hawks (4-3, 4-3) have lost two of their last three games and are coming off a 42-7 loss at Radford last week. Quarterback Chazz Troutman (283 pass yds., 5 TDs, 6 INTs) also leads the team in rushing with 477 yards and five touchdowns. Nanakuli is allowing an average of 408 yards and just under 30 points per game by opponents. The Bulldogs (0-8, 0-7) are mathematically eliminated from postseason contention, but would like to avoid a winless season at all costs. Waialua has scored just 68 points against 350 points allowed this year and has been held to eight or fewer points five times.
Roosevelt vs. Kalaheo at Kailua, Friday 6 p.m.
The Rough Riders (1-6, 1-6) picked up their first win of the season in 9-7 defensive struggle against Waialua Friday. Brent Kepano's 30-yard touchdown pass to Jarin Jay was the lone touchdown for Roosevelt, which also got a safety in the second quarter. The Mustangs (4-4, 4-3) beat Anuenue, 44-28, Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. Kalaheo rushed for 221 yards and four touchdowns against Na Koa, including Willie Lynch's 108-yard and two-touchdown performance.
Radford vs. Anuenue at Kaiser, Saturday, 5 p.m.
The Rams (7-1, 6-1) have locked up a playoff spot while Na Koa (2-6, 2-5) will be on the outside looking in this postseason. Radford rebounded from a loss at Kaiser in week eight with a 42-7 win over Nanakuli Saturday. Quarterback Cody Lui-Yuen threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Jameson Pasigan, against the Golden Hawks. Anuenue has lost four of its last five games, including a 44-28 loss to Kalaheo Saturday. Kainalu Kaleo leads the state with 1,296 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. The senior fullback averages 162 rushing yards a game and 11.6 per carry. He has also caught two receiving scores this season.