Da Blitz: Friday Oct. 25thUPDATED 9:13 AM HST Oct 26, 2013Video Transcript
The high school football state tournament picture, ALMOST complete. This is "Da Blitz", I'm Robert Kekaula Playoff time, FUN time. TWO o-i-a spots claimed last night, two I-L-H spots COULD be secured tonight. Welcome to "Da Blitz", I'm Jahmai Webster. And I'm Brandi Higa. ON "Da Blitz" tonight, we'll start to PAINT that state tournament picture, we KICK-IT-OFF, in the I-L-H. The BIG match-up. Kamehameha / Punahou. Here's the deal..... Since the Buffablu won the REGULAR season match- up, 24-zero back on September 14th. To ADVANCE, Warriors need to beat Punahou tonight, AND next week. Buffs led 14-zero, that CHANGED right here, Caleb Chow recovered a fumble out of punt formation.... TOUCHDOWN, cut the lead to 14-7. Little later, AGAIN in punt formation, snap OVER the head of Alexander Trifonovich, SAFETY Kamehameha, 14-9. Warriors field-goal got it to 14-12, then Larry Tuieta, his SECOND scoring toss before the break. Wayne Taulapapa, BUSTING tackles.... 22-yard t-d, 21-12 Buffanblu at halftime. To the THIRD quarter now...... Tuileta's THIRD touchdown pass of the game. His SECOND to Taulapapa. EARLIER, he scored on a RUN play. Taulapapa's THIRD score covered 25-yards. Tuiletta, 395-yards passing FOUR t-d's. 38-12 final, Buffanblu head to STATES for the third-year- in-a-row, they're 9-and-0. Season's PAU for the Warriors at 9-and-2, held to 69 yards total offense. Earlier tonight, for the EIGTH straight season, Iolani won the I-L-H's D-2 title. That means the SIX time reigning state champions, will get a chance to DEFEND their crown. Raiders put a stop to DAMIEN'S march, led by quarterback Austin Jim On, he threw for SIX touchdowns against St. Francis last week. So, Brandi .....? You GOTTA do it.... Okay, I'll check my calender..... Second quarter, Iolani's Quinton Slade-Matautia. That's am I-N-T off Syles Choy. And THAT, led to THIS. Jim-On, to Austin Ohira, 12-yard touchdown made it 7-0 Raiders. Monarchs head coach Eddie Klaneski, gotta HAND it to him..... Yeah, his kids put up a FIGHT early, Leyland Lauti, this is a THIRTY yard score, cutting the lead to 14-7. Iolani led 14-7 at halftime, then INCREASED their lead early in the third-quarter. Raiders did that with Tamatani Aga gettin' into the end zone. The FINAL ...... 28-to-7 Iolani, Damien's DONE at 4-and-6. Now can the Raiders SEVEN-PEAT.... ? I-L-H tonight, LAST night, semi-finals of the O-I-A's Red Division Playoffs. West one-seed Mililani, against East number-2 Kahuku, winner of 8-of-the-last TEN public school crowns, and the TWO time defending state champions. Red Raiders and Trojans met in post-season play LAST season, and the "North Shore" boys ROMPED, 50-to-13. Dating back to 19-77, "head- to-head", Kahuku held a 10-1 edge on Mililani. That ONE "w" for the Trojans...... A "forfeit" in 20-10 Kahuku tagged for using an in- eligible player. There's gonna be a NEW champ in the O-I-A's Red Division..... Trojans struck EARLY, and OFTEN, McKenzie Milton, SIXTY yard touchdown to Kainoa Wilson in the first-quarter Mililani, 416-yards total offense, and a 17-7 halftime lead. Sophomore running-back Vavae Malepeai..... He went OFF ..... 31-carries for 139-yards THREE t-d's. Vavae THIRD amongst D-1 ball-carriers in the state 11-hundred-37-yards rushing / EIGHTEEN touchdowns this season. FINAL score last night, 37-22 Trojans. ALSO in that win for Mililani, Keli'i Pedello racked up FOUR sacks. Trojans secured THERE spot in "states", SO did Farrington last night. Govs TOPS in the East, shut- down WEST number-2 Campbell. Wasn't PRETTY, but they got the job done. 29-points and 354-yards TOTAL offense per game, that was the Sabers average this season, nowhere NEAR that against Farrington Game featured ONE score ..... Heard THAT right..... ONE score ...... The ONE score in the game came in the third-quarter .... THERE it was, Sanele Lavatai, his THIRTEENTH t-d of the season. And helping the Govs cause on DEFENSE....Breiden Fehoko. STOUT i tell ya, STOUT. Final score was 7-zero. H-H-S-A-A State Tournament. PUNAHOU'S got a D-1 spot. Mililani and Farrington both in. Next Friday they meet for the O- I-A's Red title. Kahuku / Campbell next SATURDAY, for the league's THIRD berth. From Maui, BALDWIN's back in. Hilo and Kealakehe battle for the B-I-I-F spot next Saturday. Over in Division two..... Iolani chases number SEVEN in a row.... Kaiser and Pearl City represent the O-I-A White, they play next week for the league title. Unbeaten Lahainaluna's in, they LOST to Iolani in last season's title game. KAUA'I'S also locked-up a spot. And the LAST berth....... That's up-for-grabs, Konawaena and H-P-A decide that next Friday. CHIT CHAT Coming up a recap of tonights top stories.