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  • November 30, 2021
97X Hawaii High School Football RED ZONE Roundup (Friday, Oct. 15)

PART 1 (8:46 p.m.)
Here we go, ready or not.

It’s exactly 8:46 p.m.. It’s just around halftime of tonight’s high school football games in Hawaii.

The plan here is to update you as the night goes along. Sort of like a radio show, with no real radio. Just this article/blog.
So, keep coming back for more, until the night is over.

The resources are plenty. There’s Mark Veneri and Kawika Hallums doing the No. 1 Kamehameha vs. No. 2 Saint Louis matchup at Aloha Stadium on radio 1500-AM. Stick around and you’ll get a link to that broadcast soon enough. Earlier tonight, they did the PAC-5 vs. Saint Louis II broadcast.

Here’s the 1500-AM link:

The Scoring Live guys are out, too. Brandon Ching is also at that stadium doubleheader. Kalani Takase is over in Ewa Beach at Farrington at No.  8 Campbell. Stacy Kaneshiro is at the Waianae at No. 4 Mililani game.

A photo of Kahuku vs. Kapolei game from a few seasons ago.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser/Hawaii Prep World guys Paul Honda and Billy Hull are likely out there somewhere.

Last but not least, the inimitable Felipe Ojastro (I think) and his Spectrum crew are doing the No. 5 Kahuku at Kapolei game.

These are the games on tap this weekend.

ILH Open
>> No. 2 Saint Louis vs. No. 1 Kamehameha, at Aloha Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
ILH Division I/II
>> PAC-5 vs. Saint Louis II, at Aloha Stadium, 5 p.m.
OIA Open
>> Farrington at No. 8 Campbell, 7 p.m.
>> Waianae at No. 4 Mililani, 7:30 p.m.
>> No. 5 Kahuku at Kapolei, 7:30
OIA Division II
>> Kalaheo at Pearl City, 7 p.m.
BIIF nonleague
>> Kamehameha-Hawaii at Kealakehe

These are the games going on Saturday.

OIA Division II
>> Radford 2, Kaimuki 0, at Farrington High field, FORFEIT
>> Waialua vs. McKinley, at Roosevelt High field, 6 p.m.
>> Kalani at Kaiser, 6:30 p.m.
BIIF Division II
>> Pahoa at Hawaii Prep, 3 p.m.
>> Kapaa vs. Waimea, at Hanapepe Stadium, 2:30 p.m.

Before we go any further, let’s get our first update.

I was at the Waianae vs. Mililani game briefly, before leaving to go sit at BEDROCK FOOTBALL CENTRAL, which is located at California Pizza Kitchen in Mililani. I was hoping they would have the Spectrum on, but they don’t subscribe.

Anyway, when I got to the game to take a quick video (which I will add right here in just a few minutes), the Trojans had just taken a 21-0 lead. But Waianae quickly scored on a long pass to make it 21-8.

Here’s the video of Mililani recovering a fumble and then Waianae scoring a touchdown:

But, for yuckers, I’m going to head over to ScoringLive for their update on that game.

>> Mililani 28, Waianae 6, in the third quarter. Kini McMillan, just a freshman, has two TD passes.

Other scores right at this moment are:

>> Saint Louis II 48, PAC-5 22, FINAL. Chevas Gregory Jr. rushed for 182 yards and scored three touchdowns.

>> Pearl City 42, Kalaheo 7 in the third quarter.

>> Kealakehe 20, Kamehameha-Hawaii 0, FINAL.

>> Campbell 32, Farrington 6, in the third quarter. Chayne Kuboyama-Hayashi has 317 passing yards so far and three touchdo0wns for the Sabers.

>> Kahuku 21, Kapolei 7, halftime. Kainoa Carvalho has two TD receptions for the Red Raideers.


>> Saint Louis 31, Kamehameha 20 at halftime. AJ Bianco has thrown for two TD passes.

OK, time to publish this so far, go create something on CANVA to make it look all pretty, and then come back and update ya some more.

PART II (9:30 p.m.)

Saint Louis’ Trech Kekahuna just rambled for a long gain all the way to the Kamehameha 8. The Crusaders are leading 31-20 (an upset in the making) with just over 8 minutes left in the third quarter.

Saint Louis quarterback AJ Bianco, who is hobbling around, according to the 1500 guys, was sacked on third down. Lason Napuunoa’s field goal attempt is to the right. Saint Louis still leads 31-20. According to Mark Veneri and Kawika Hallums, it looked like Kamehameha ran into the kicker but didn’t get called.

Here is the 1500-AM link I promised in Part 1:

Noah Bartley just picked up a huge first down on a fourth-down situation for the Warriors. Kamehameha is driving deep into Saint Louis territory, trailing 31-20, still the third quarter.

Other updates:

>> Mililani 42, Waianae 6, fourth quarter.

>> Campbell 38, Farrington 6, FINAL. Chayne Kuboyama-Hayashi finishes with 328 passing yards and three TDs for the Sabers.

>> Kahuku 28, Kapolei 7, third quarter.

>> Pearl City 42, Kalaheo 7, FINAL.

PART III (9:45 p.m.)

Kealii Ah Yat throws a touchdown pass to Blaze Kamoku and then Ah Yat passed to Levi Maafala, coach Abu Maafala’s son, for the 2-point conversion.

In the fourth quarter, it’s now Saint Louis 31, Kamehameha 28.

Noah Bartley has 160 yards rushing on 24 carries for the Warriors.

An update from elsewhere:

>> Mililani 49, Waianae 6, fourth quarter. The last Trojans touchdown was by Nehemiah Timoteo on a 4-yard run.

PART IV (10:03 p.m.)
Saint Louis drove to midfield on some great AJ Bianco runs, but the Crusaders fumble the ball and it is recovered by Kamehameha. Less than 6 minutes left.

Next play: Noah Bartley runs 6 yards to the Saint Louis 42.

And now, it’s play by play:

>> With 4:03, Bartley runs to the 39. It’s first down.

>> Levi Maafala runs for 3 yards. It’s second and 7.

>> Bartley gets the ball, gets to the 29.

>> Bartley gets the first down to the Saint Louis 24. Only 2:38 left.

>> Bartley gets it again, gets outside, and runs for a TOUCHDOWN. 2:12 left. The Warriors lead the Crusaders 34-31 with the extra point coming up. The extra point is BLOCKED. Saint Louis will get the ball back. Can they win it?

PART V (10:15 p.m.)
Saint Louis, trailing 34-31, faces a second down with just more than one minute left in the game.

>> AJ Bianco overthrow.
>> Bianco pass to Devon Tauaefa to the 40-yard line.
>> Intentional grounding on Bianco. Ball pushed back. Only 43 seconds left.
>> Bianco sacked by Brennan Dupio. 33 seconds left.
>> On a fourth down play, Bianco overthrows a receiver.

GAME OVER: Kamehameha 34, Saint Louis 31.

PART VI (10:21)


No. 1 Kamehameha 34, No. 2 Saint Louis 31 (Noah Bartley scores winning TD with 2:12 left)
>> No. 4 Mililani 49, Waianae 6 (Kini McMillian three TD passes for Trojans)
>> No. 5 Kahuku 41, Kapolei 7 (Kainoa Carvalho two TD receptions for Red Raiders)
>> No. 8 Campbell 38, Farrington 6 (Sabers finish with 462 yards of offense)
>> Saint Louis II 48, PAC-5 22 (Chevas Gregory Jr. 182 rushing yards, three TDs for Crusaders)
>> Pearl City 42, Kalaheo 7
>> Kealakehe 20, Kamehameha-Hawaii 0

ALSO AT BedrockSports: ILH D-I Champion ‘Iolani Schedules Three Games Against OIA Opponents

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