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Iolani Crushes Kaimuki for HHSAA Division II Title

Division II Football Championships

By Wes Nakama                                                                 HHSAA

Sophomore quarterback Reece Foy completed 20 of 24 passes for 297 yards and a record five touchdowns Friday night as ‘Iolani won its fourth straight First Hawaiian Bank/Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II Football State Championship at Aloha Stadium.

 The Raiders finished the season at 10-3 with their fifth title in six years. Kaimuki, appearing in its first state championship game, ended the year at 12-3.

 ‘Iolani took a 7-0 lead two minutes into the second quarter after Ammon Baldomero’s 1-yard touchdown run and Jordan Lee’s extra point.  Scott Tan recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, and the Raiders capitalized two plays later on a double-flea-flicker pass from Foy to Trevyn Tulonghari for a 34-yard TD.

 ‘Iolani took a 21-0 lead into halftime after a 22-yard scoring pass play from Foy to Baldomero, who ran it in after Josiah Sukumaran caught a swing pass to the right side and lateraled the ball.

 The Raiders made it 28-0 three minutes into the second half after Foy’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Dane Arakawa. Kaimuki responded with its own trick play — a swing lateral from quarterback Nahoa Spencer to Wiseman Demei, who threw it to Kevin Tofiga, who ran in untouched to complete a 68-yard TD.

 ‘Iolani came right back, scoring on Lee’s 15-yard touchdown run and PAT to make it 35-7 with 4:46 remaining in the third quarter.

 The Bulldogs cut it to 35-14 after Spencer’s 1-yard TD pass to Mason Kualii-Moe, but the Raiders answered with Foy’s 33-yard scoring pass to Sukumaran with 1:47 still left in the third quarter.

‘Iolani then sealed it with Foy’s state title game record-setting fifth touchdown pass, a 15-yard strike to Arakawa with 8:27 remaining in the game.


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HHSAA Football Championship Playoff Double Header

First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Aloha Stadium

Kaimuki – Clint Onigama  vs. Iolani – Wendell Look for the HHSAA Division II Title

Waianae – Daniel Matsumoto vs. Saint Louis – Darnell Arceneaux for State Div I Title

 In a double header on Friday, Nov. 26, Kaimuki will face Iolani for the Division II Championship.  Kaimuki has never won a State Football title.

In the second game on Friday it will pit St. Louis against Waianae.  Waianae has never won a Division I championship since HHSAA went into the Divisional system in 1991.

Big Dog will go with the underdogs to win their first Divisional Titles.  Waianae, the real surprise, is only in the playoffs due to the disqualification of Kahuku for having an ineligible player.

Good luck to all four teams.

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