First round of state football playoffs underway

First round of state football playoffs underway

By Mike Cherry - bio | email

HONOLULU (HAWAII NEWS NOW) - Round one of the state football playoffs got under way Friday night with both Division I games on the outer islands, and a pair of Division II games on Oahu.

We begin on the Valley Isle of Maui. Leilehua and 4th-seeded Baldwin meet for the third straight year. This match-up is one Bears' head coach A.J. Roloos would like to forget.

The Mules' Andrew Manley went berserk in the first half, tossing five touchdowns – three of which went to Kamana Akagi, the same receiver who, two weeks ago, suffered that traumatic concussion against Kahuku.

Leilehua led 34-6 at the break, and added on 14 points in the second half for the 48-12 win. They'll play Kamehameha next week.

At Kealakehe High School, Farrington scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to down the 4th-seeded Honoka'a 48-16. The Govs will play undefeated and number one-seeded Kahuku next week.

On the Division II level, Aiea hosted 4th-seeded Lahainaluna.

You've heard of the "wild cat." This one is the "wild Luna."

Jostin Carbajal punches it in for the mil co-champions. Unfortunately, they would miss the extra point and moments later Aiea's Kainoa Raguindin comes up with the pick. And Aiea comes up with the win. 20-12 is the final. They draw number one-seeded Iolani next Friday.

At Moanalua High School, Hawaii Prep came ready to play against 3rd-seeded Moanalua.

This is Keoni Colson for the ka makani. He takes it all the way down inside the Na Menehune 25-yard line. That's a big boost because a few plays later Keanu Yamamoto finds a wide open Nathaniel Adams for the touchdown.

Hawaii Prep wins a close one at 17-14. They'll play Kauai in the next round.