(Sat) August 11, 2012
Non-League FOOTBALL: Farrington outlasts Wai'anae, 37-23
By Wes Nakama
Abraham Silva rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns and Montana Liana
completed 13 of 22 passes for 132 yards and another TD on Saturday to
help Farrington rally past Wai'anae, 37-23, in nonleague football
action at Radford's John Velasco Stadium.
It was the season opener for both perennial powerhouses.
The Governors broke a 16-16 tie on the first play of the fourth
quarter, when Montana Liana threw a perfect strike to James Hashimoto
on a crossing pattern for 31-yard touchdown on fourth-and-5.
Shanelle Atabay Carillo's extra point made it 23-16, and on the next
series, a bad punt snap led to a blocked Wai'anae punt that was
recovered in the end zone by Farrington's Syndreck Dsio.
Atabay-Carillo's PAT made it 30-16 with 9:24 remaining, and after a
three-and-out on the Seariders' next possession, Jackie Anakalea capped
a 13-play, 65-yard drive with a 1-yard plunge to effectively seal the
victory with 1:49 left.
Wai'anae struck back quickly with a long kickoff return followed by
Kekoa Kaluhiokalani's 3-yard TD pass to Po'okela Noa-Nakamoto with 1:17
remaining, but elected not to try an onside kick, allowing the Govs to
run out the clock.
Farrington running back Tyler Taumua, who led the state in rushing last
season, did not suit up for the game while resting a shoulder injury.
But it mattered little as Silva, an explosive 5-foot-10, 212-pound
senior, made an immediate impact with a 61-yard touchdown scamper on
his very first carry to help the Governors take a quick 7-0 lead barely
two minutes into the game.
The Seariders answered with a six-play, 71-yard drive culminating in
Kaluhiokalani's 3-yard TD pass to Keanu Chung with 7:47 left, and
Jacoby Cid's extra point tied it at 7-7.
Farrington went up, 10-7, on Justin Tamashiro's 27-yard field goal two
minutes into the second quarter, but Wai'anae tied it at 10-10 at the
7:13 mark on a 27-yard field goal by Cid and and then took a 13-10 lead
on Cid's 22-yarder through the uprights with 4:07 left. Cid then
connected on a 20-yard field goal on the final play of the half to make
The Govs tied it at 16-16 on Silva's 10-yard touchdown scamper to the left side, but the PAT attempt failed.
WAI'ANAE (0-1) 7 9 0 7 -- 23
FARRINGTON (1-0) 7 3 6 21 -- 37
Farr -- Abraham Silva 61 run (Shanelle Atabay Carillo kick)
Wai -- Keanu Chung 5 pass from Kekoa Kaluhiokalani (Jacoby Cid kick)
Farr -- FG Justin Tamashiro 27
Wai -- FG Cid 27
Wai -- FG Cid 22
Wai -- FG Cid 20
Farr -- Silva 10 run (kick failed)
Farr -- James Hashimoto 31 pass from Montana Liana (Atabay Carillo kick)
Farr -- Fumble recovery in end zone (Atabay Carillo kick)
Farr -- Jackie Anakalea 1 run (Atabay Carillo kick)
Wai -- Po'okela Noa-Nakamoto 3 pass from Kaluhiokalani (Cid kick)
RUSHING -- Wai'anae: Kaluhiokalani 8-19, Alakai Kealoha 7-34, Jeremy Willis 6-8, Emil Muraoka 1-2. Farrington: Liana 2-5, Anakalea 13-39, Silva 27-212.
PASSING -- Wai'anae: Kaluhiokalani 12-21-0--109. Farrington: Liana 13-22-0--132.
RECEIVING -- Wai'anae: Chung 3-41, Alakai Kealoha 4-28, Chaz Bollig 3-29, Noa-Nakamoto 2-11. Farrington: Hashimoto 6-79, Tyler Liana 3-41, Setefano Lavatai 2-5, Anakalea 1-4, TJ Utai 1-3.