Hawai’i Preparatory Academy was defeated 51-0 by Kapa’a High School Football during Wednesday’s semifinals of the Hawai’i High School Athletic Association DII state high school football game.
The Kapa’a High Warriors held a 14-0 lead at halftime.
Conner Kitamura recovered a blocked punt in the end zone just two minutes to begin the second half fireworks. Sepuloni Tafea ran in the PAT.
The Warriors were still rumbling when Kapono Nao, quarterback, added a 4 yard score to end the third quarter.
Jaysten Pimental added 15 yard TD, while Poki Tafea landed a Nakoa KiMI 7-yard aerial in the last quarter. The shutout of KaMakani was completed by Velasco’s PAT kicks.
After Na-o had gone 0-3 in passes, Kimi was able to enter the aerial zone. He completed his two passes on the two attempts and had no interceptions of 12 yards. This included the touchdown pass to Tafea of 7 yards.
Kapa’a had 263 yards of offensive. 251 yards came from rushing, led by Na-o who gained 60 yards on 13 tries. Jerico Castro got 46 yards on eight carries. Rapozo picked up 34 yards and a touchdown, compared with 66 yards from HPA, who outdid Kapa’a with 67 passing yards. Kapa’a had 12 yards including the last quarter TD.
Defensively, Connor Payomo had six unassisted tackles. Malafu had five, Bob Tolenoa three. Bruno Likio and Masaias Meyersburgh and Toleno also had sacks.
The winner of Division II’s top seed will be able to meet the winner of the Kameneha Schools-Maui 3rd seed and Kaiser the 2nd seed, for the DII title. Game takes place at Farrington High School, O’ahu. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.