Winless Waianae scores upset against Waipahu
The Waianae High School football team scored an upset on the road against Waipahu Friday night, 23-20.
The Seariders were 0-2 in the Oahu Interscholastic Association regular season schedule before facing the Marauders, with losses against Mililani and Kapolei. Waianae scored only nine points in both games combined.
Waipahu was 1-1 in league play with a win over Kapolei and a tough loss against Campbell.
The Marauders were the first to strike with a 3-yard touchdown run in the first quarter by junior running back Terrance Lauti.
But, Waianae came back with 16 straight unanswered points in the second and third quarters, including a play action pass from junior quarterback Kekoa Kaluhiokalani to senior running back Alakai Kealoha for an 8-yard TD pass.
The Searider defense also stepped up with two interceptions of senior Waipahu quarterback Kaimi Parades.
In the fourth quarter, the Marauders outscored Waianae 13-7. But, on the last play of the game Waianae recovered the onside kick and Waipahu was out of timeouts.
Kaluhiokalani went 11 for 13 for 187 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Paredes went 6 for 16 for 104 yards with two touchdowns, but also two interceptions in the loss.
Waipahu (1-2) now travels to Aiea (1-1) on Sept. 14. Waianae (1-2) faces Campbell (2-1) at home on the same night.
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