No. 3 Mililani passes by No. 8 Farrington


Sat, Aug 11, 2018 @ Mililani [ 6:30 pm ]

Final 1 2 3 4 OT
FARR (2-10-0) 7 8 0 0 - 15
MIL (10-3-0) 23 27 7 0 - 57
Pass: D. Gabriel (MIL) 354 yd 5 TD  Rush: S. Kalani (FARR) 37 yd 0 TD  Rec: R. Vegas (MIL) 107 yd 2 TD

MILILANI — Primary election night was not good for the Governors.

Dillon Gabriel passed for 354 yards and five touchdowns and No. 3 Mililani beat No. 8 Farrington in a landslide, 57-15, Saturday night at John Kauinana Stadium.

The kickoff for the new Oahu Interscholastic Association Open Division was no contest from the start. With a 50-15 difference at halftime, the second half was played by the mercy rule running clock as the Trojans improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 OIA Open. The Govs fell to 1-1 and 0-1.

"The team was prepared; we knew what (the Trojans) were going to do," first-year Farrington coach Daniel Sanchez said. "(But) the team didn't execute tonight."

The Governors were facing an experienced Trojans team, including an offense run by third-year starting QB Gabriel. He completed 20 of 34 passes without throwing an interception. He had TD passes of 58, 5 and 15 yards to Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi (5 receptions for 91 yards) and 37 and 38 yards to Reichel Vegas (3 for 107 yards).

Slotback Raysen Motoyama moved to tailback for the injured Kilifi Malepeai and had two rushing TDs (4 and 3 yards). Backup QB RJ Javar also had a 5-yard TD run.

Seniors Reichel Vegas (left) and Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi (right) were the recipients of QB Dillon Gabriel's five TD passes with two and three scoring receptions each, respectively. CJ Caraang | SL    Purchase image

Defensively, the Trojans registered eight sacks, including one that netted a safety.

Farrington's only highlights came from sophomore Raymond Millare, who accounted for 14 of the Govs' 15 points. He returned a kickoff 91 yards for Farrington's first TD and caught a 37-yard TD pass from Rjay Tagataese. He then ran in the 2-point conversion after the latter score. He also had kickoff returns of 56 and 30 yards but none was able to help the Govs cut their deficit.

"He's a tough guy," Sanchez said. "He doesn't give up. He always wants to make something out of nothing."

The Trojans scored on seven of their first 10 series of the game. The defense forced two fumbles that led to Mililani TDs. The safety came form a joint sack by Shane Kady and Ezra Save.

A convincing win, but there are areas the Trojans need to work on. The special teams — save for kicker Liam McGehee, who was 6 for 6 in PATs — allowed Millare's long kickoff return and muffed a punt that led to the other TD. Mililani also had just four penalties, but three were for personal fouls, two of them for roughing the passer.

"We made a lot of mistakes," Mililani coach Rod York said. "Fourth down, we had roughing the passer. We had two roughing the passers. They got two big kickoff returns; credit (the Govs) for what they did, but we have to sew that up."

The Trojans had some depth issues with the injuries to their running backs, so they motioned Motoyama a lot out of the backfield and basically went empty and threw.

"Our second guy (Javar) was injured and just came back late this week," York said.

Javar had a several downs in the first half, including a TD run, and later in the fourth quarter.

The Trojans will play their first interleague Open game Saturday when they host Kamehameha, which beat Kapolei, 21-7, Friday night. The Governors will visit Campbell on Saturday.

Reach Stacy Kaneshiro at [email protected].




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