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Makena Johnston rushed for 95 yards and two first-half touchdowns and finished with 172 all-purpose yards Friday night to help visiting Kalaheo blank Roosevelt, 15-0, in the O'ahu Interscholastic Association White Conference opener for both teams.
One play after Jake Swenson's interception, Johnston zig-zagged 33 yards -- breaking several tackles along the way -- for a spectacular TD run with 2:59 remaining in the first quarter. James Green tacked on the extra point.
Later, Johnston returned a punt 37 yards to the Rough Riders 3-yard line, then ran it in for the score on the next play with 8:07 left in the first half. After an encroachment penalty on Roosevelt, Jake Bell found David Kealoha on the two-point conversion attempt to make it 15-0.
The Rough Riders managed only 32 yards of offense in the first half and penetrated the red zone only once in the second half, getting to the 19-yard line after an encroachment penalty before the final play of the game.
Johnston returned three punts for 62 yards and had a 25-yard kick return to open the second half.
Kalaheo even its overall record to 1-1; Roosevelt fell to 0-2.KALAHEO (1-1) 7 8 0 0 -- 15
ROOSEVELT (0-2) 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Kalaheo -- Makena Johnston 33 run (James Green kick)
Kalaheo -- Johnston 3 run (David Kealoha pass from Jack Bell)
RUSHING -- Kalaheo: Johnston 10-95, Kawika Cavanaugh 5-8, Matthew Sasaki 5-13, Bell 5-3. Roosevelt: Jonathan Youn 13-51, Kainalu Pitoy 13-67, Keanu Furtado 7-14, RJ Ibana 2-(minus-9), JD Walker 1-(minus-3).
PASSING -- Kalaheo: Bell 4-13-2--2. Roosevelt: Furtado 4-18-2--15.
RECEIVING -- Kalaheo: Johnston 1-(minus-10), Raymond Bragg 3-12. Roosevelt: Ibana 2-4, Sheadon Kalei 1-3, Pitoy 1-8.