Shimabukuro, White team victorious in annual scrimmage

White 18, Red 6 – The white team’s Christopher Longboy recovered a red fumble and returned it for the final touchdown of the game in Kaua‘i High School’s annual Red and White spring, fund-raising game last night at Vidinha Stadium.

The red team’s Donovan Refamonte was the first to score in the second quarter when he ran for an 8-yard touchdown. That was then answered by pass completion by Trey Shimabukuro to Canaan Bernard for a 54-yard TD.

Refamonte’s TD would be the only one for the red team as the white came out of the half and scored two more — the first by Scott Taylor and the other coming from Longboy’s interception.

Even though last night’s game was more for fundraising, the Red Raiders still played a serious game with Shimabukuro showing his arm strength and passing range.

Kalena Rodero-Workman was the play caller for the red team. He got most of his yardage from Gage Gusman, who on his first play, went up the middle breaking tackle after another for gain against the white, and from Refamonte who also broke through on a play by going up the middle for a 46-yard run. That particular play got the red team to the 6-yard line.

They then had two bad snaps in a row resulting in significant yards lost. Refamonte, though, was able to tu

rn those strings of plays and finish with his TD.

Both quarterbacks showed good potential in leading an offense and their lines did a good job protecting them. Shimabukuro was only sacked once for a loss and Rodero-Workman, twice.

Running back Paleku Yasay also had a big offensive game for the white team and Dayne Murata, Taran Tani and Puna Hanohano were there for them defensively.

The red team’s Sheldon Sakai had two big plays, one for a 16-yard pick up and another for 33 yards. Christopher Honorato came up with the big tackle on Shimabukuro for a sack for the red team.

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