Kapa‘a 12, Waiakea 9
KAPA‘A — Caleb Sarsona escaped a pair of tackles on the Warriors’s own 16-yard line and had broken free. The senior running back ran for a 84-yard touchdown and lifted Kapa‘a High School it a 12-9 victory over Waiakea High School of the Big Island.
Playing in their second preseason game, Kapa‘a won the toss electing to receive and saw the majority of their drives stopped short. Punting on the fourth down, Waiakea’s intended receiver fumbled the catch, and possession returned to Kapa‘a with a successful recovery from Joseph Velasco on the 23-yard line.
Still, Waiakea was able to score first with less than 4 1/2 minutes of the first quarter when junior quarterback Keith Brewer snuck in for a 5-yard TD.
Kapa‘a answered back with a 50-yarder when Brehdan Kamibayashi connected with Royal Jerves.
Kapa‘a’s overall performance was a big improvement over last year’s, with more completions and good quarterback protection from the offensive which allowing Kamibayashi and Vaughn Nebre to send off the passes.
However, Kapa‘a wasn’t without its mistakes, with missed pick opportunities and botched field goals.
Running down on the clock and positioned on their own end zone, the Kapa‘a Warriors took a few safe snaps.
Two seconds remained and Waiakea was awarded the safety.