So much for good, close competition among rivals. The final week of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation football regular season was marked by mismatches.
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KAPAAU — Ka‘u scored nine touchdowns, in so many entertaining ways it was difficult to remember them all, even for someone like Cy Tamura, who accounted for three scores — each one more exciting than the next.
KEALAKEKUA — Konawaena held crosstown rival Kealakehe to 26 yards of offense and rode 228 rushing yards from its stable of running backs to a 20-0 Big Island Interscholastic Federation win Friday night at Julian R. Yates Field.
HILO — Hilo’s special teams made the biggest impact against Waiakea during crosstown rivalry week, and the other two phases of the game — offense and defense — dominated as well.
Throw out records and divisions, and put the friendships on hold for a few hours. It’s rivalry week in West Hawaii as Konawaena hosts Kealakehe under the Friday night lights.
Hilo’s offensive playmakers made highlight moments on the school’s homecoming, and the defensive standouts shined and simply overpowered Konawaena.
Ka‘u’s big first half Saturday in Pahoa involved all the usual suspects.
WAIMEA — Hawaii Preparatory Academy got the attention of the rest of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation with a win against Kamehameha last week. The test for Ka Makani going forward was to churn out consistent, solid play week after week heading into the playoffs.
KEAAU — Kamehameha’s uptempo offense was so busy scoring touchdowns there was little time to fumble the football, an annoying problem a week ago.
KAILUA-KONA — Kealakehe quarterback Markus Degrate and running back Kobe Antolin combined for five first-half touchdowns and the defense added back-to-back scores in the second quarter as the Waveriders rolled over winless Keaau 65-0 on homecoming night at Waverider Stadium.
Glance at the numbers and it’s obvious — Saturday’s Big Island Interscholastic Federation matchup between Konawaena and Hilo at Wong Stadium is going to be a battle.
PAHOA — On fourth-and-35, Kohala quarterback Hana Caravalho rolled leisurely to his left, had plenty of time to survey a wide-open field and flicked a ball deep into the waiting arms of Isaiah Villacorte, who picked up a block and scored a touchdown.
WAIMEA — Despite playing well this season, Hawaii Preparatory Academy has had trouble closing out tight games down the stretch.
HONOKAA — In sports, momentum can be a great ally, but sometimes an even greater adversary.
Everything came together for Waiakea this week: The offense and defense did their parts, sophomore quarterback Gehrig Octavio came of age and senior Tyler Kerr kicked the game-winning field goal.