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(Sat) August 25, 2012

OIA Red East FOOTBALL: Moanalua races past Kailua, 46-13

By Wes Nakama

KAILUA -- Micah Kaneshiro completed 13 of 17 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns Friday night as Moanalua raced past Kailua, 46-13, in the O'ahu Interscholastic Association Red Conference Eastern Division opener for both teams.

Na Menehune improved to 1-2 overall, while the Surfriders fell to 0-3.

Kailua led, 13-7, after Jarrin Young's 34-yard touchdown scamper on the first play of the second quarter, but Moanalua responded with 39 unanswered points over the next 35 minutes of game time.

Ishmil Scott scored on a 29-yard sprint up the gut three minutes later to tie it at 13-13, and Kaleo Yanai tacked on a 29-yard TD run to help Na Menehune take the lead for good with 2:49 remaining in the half. Tahi Caldwell then intercepted a pass on the second play of the Surfriders' ensuing possession, and Moanalua capitalized with a 41-yard touchdown strike to Donald Lambert just 39 seconds before the halftime whistle as Na Menehune took a comfortable 27-13 lead into the break.

The lead became more comfortable at 34-14 after Moanalua took the second half kickoff and zoomed 80 yards in just five plays, culminating in Kaneshiro's 6-yard screen pass to Jon-Michael which ended up in paydirt.

An errant punt snap on Kailua's next series gave Na Menehune the ball at the Surfriders' 11-yard line, and Richard Parham ran it in from 9 yards out two plays later to make it 40-13 with 6:52 still left in the third quarter.

Another interception later gave Na Menehune possession at the Kailua 32, and DJ Leatimua scored on an 11-yard touchdown run two plays into the fourth quarter to put Moanalua up, 46-13.

The Surfriders were intercepted four times and lost a fumble on the Moanalua 2-yard line.

Young finished with 111 yards on 15 carries, including 89 yards in the first half.

MOANALUA (1-2) 7 20 13 6 -- 46
KAILUA (0-3) 7 6 0 0 -- 13

Kai -- Jarrin Young 7 run (Lily Berry Liftee kick)
Moa -- Sheldon Pagpa 82 pass from Micah Kaneshiro (Landon Ogawa kick)
Kai -- Young 34 run (kick failed)
Moa -- Ishmil Scott 29 run (kick failed)
Moa -- Kaleo Yanai 24 run (Ogawa kick)
Moa -- Donald Lambert 41 pass from Kaneshiro (Ogawa kick)
Moa -- Jon-Michael Sharsh 6 pass from Kaneshiro (Ogawa kick)
Moa -- Richard Parham 9 run (kick failed)
Moa -- DJ Leatimua 13 run (kick failed)

RUSHING -- Moanalua: Scott 9-137, Yanai 3-18, Sheldon Pagpa 1-(minus 2), Parhan 2-11, Wylan Lucern 6-29, Jason Sharsh 2-0), Jerek Pavao 6-8, Leatimua 4-47. Kailua: Young 15-111, Fredrick Welch 3-4, Kekoa Ford 3-4, Chris Owens 4-12, TEAM (minus-11).

PASSING -- Moanalua: Kaneshiro 13-17-0--243, Leatimua 0-2-0--0. Kailua: Iaea 13-29-0--199.

RECEIVING: Moanalua: Lambert 4-83, Pagba 1-82, Sharsh 3-29, Chad Aragon 1-13, Parham 1-2, Jeremy Baramo 1-23, Dakota Scaramazzo 1-8, Pavao 1-3. Kailua: Cason Kalei 4-88, Micah Kaimana 1-12, Dillan Johnson 2-5, Noah Auld 5-92, Alexander Finau 1-2.