Bronson Aiwohi hit the end zone for two touchdowns and T.J. West nailed a field goal and all three point-after boots to lead the Kapa‘a High School Warriors to a 27-26 edge over the Kalani Falcons, Saturday at Aloha Stadium.
Aiwohi opened the books in the first quarter, combining with West’s PAT for the 7-0 Kapa‘a lead which creeped up to 17-14 at the half, West kicking the critical field goal to keep the Warriors ahead of the Falcons.
The Warriors built on that margin, increasing the lead to 27-14 after three quarters before allowing the Falcons to come up with 12 unanswered points for the final.
On Friday the Kamehameha-Big Island football team nudged the Kaua‘i High School Red Raiders 31-28 — the Kaua‘i team losing its first game with Corey Aguano in the coach’s slot to the Big Island.
The Kapa‘a Junior Varsity opened its season on a winning note, taking control of Kalani JV at the Kaiser High School field on O‘ahu, 48-14.
Opening with touchdowns from Shane Davis and Fresno Masaniai, the junior Warriors built up a 13-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
A trio of field goals and an interception by Daniel Alonzo pushed the lead to 27-6 at the half.
Levi Bethel pushed back-to-back touchdowns in the third frame, one coming off a muffed kickoff to give Kapa‘a a 41-14 lead following three quarters of play.
Johnny Levinthol found the end zone for the final Kapa‘a score.
The Saturday night game between Waimea and Waiakea on the Big Island wasn’t completed by the time The Garden Island went to press.