Konawaena vs. Kamehameha

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Konawaena vs. Kamehameha

Cody Ascuncion, Writer

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On Saturday, October 22, 2016, the Kamehameha Warriors returned to the Julian R. Yates field to face off against the Konawaena Wildcats to see who would claim the BIIF Division II championship title. The Wildcats kicked off to the Warriors, who improved since their last game against Konawaena two weeks ago. They showed that they came to play seriously by scoring the first touchdown and extra point. The Wildcats started off flat in the beginning, up until Jordan Kikugawa got a pick six and Harry Hill scored an extra point, making the game tied at 7-7.

During the second quarter, the Warriors managed to sneak in a field goal. However, the Wildcats were not going to let the Warriors get away with it, so they scored a touchdown. They weren’t able to score the extra point, however. With the second quarter coming to a close, both teams were fighting for that BIIF Division II title.

During the third quarter, Austin Ewing made a split decision to run the ball rather than pass it to a receiver, and as a result, he leapt over two Warriors and came crashing into the end zone. Earning his team another successful extra point, the score rose up to 20-23. As the third quarter came to an end, every fan was cheering their hearts out, desperately wanting their own team to win.

Finally, the fourth quarter came around, and it was full of surprises. From one penalty to another, or from the unfortunate fumbles, both teams were desperately fighting across every yard of the field. Ewing threw a spectacular pass to Ching, who barely managed to land in the end zone as the ball fell into his hands. When there were about ten seconds left, Kikugawa intercepted the pass, stopping the Warriors in their tracks and stifling the possibility of them scoring a touchdown. At the end of the game, the Wildcats decided to take a knee with five seconds left on the clock, ending the game with a score of 27-23.

Even though players like Ewing, Aukai, and Ching proved to be valuable players in the game, it was a team effort between the players and the coaches that let them win the title of BIIF Division II football champs for the second year in a row. Along with many congratulations to the team, we wish them good luck for when the go to O’ahu for states.

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