LIHU’E — The Warriors would like nothing better than to forget this homecoming game.
It wasn’t anything like they envisioned their homecoming to be, as the Menehune strangled the Warriors, 41-0 last night at Vidinha Stadium.
Waimea, who wasn’t able to find any success on offense so far this season, exploded for the highest offensive output by any KIF team this year.
After a nice Kenny Estes punt, which put the Warriors deep in their own territory, Blayne Vea managed to recover a fumble in the endzone for the 6-0 lead. Estes’ leg was golden, as he nailed all five of his extra points on the evening.
The Menehune struck three minutes later, thanks to an Oni Schmidt two yard run and after another Kapa’a punt, Allen-Michael Gaspar roped a pass to Marc Oroc for a 23 yard touchdown, which handed Waimea the 21-0 lead, with just under four minutes to go in the first quarter. Daniel Lizama got into the score books on a nice 58 yard TD run in the second quarter. The Warriors stormed down the field towards the end of the half, but Gaspar’s interception halted the drive.
Late in the third quarter, Estes nailed a 47 yard field goal, which gave Waimea the 31-0 advantage. Then after a 59 yard run by Estes, Gaspar rounded the left corner for a 7 yard score. Estes’ second field goal of the night, a 32 yarder, made the final tally, 41-0 in favor of Waimea.
- Duane Shimogawa Jr., sports editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 257) or firstname.lastname@example.org