Prep Game Of The Week – 10/8/14
PUNAHOU vs. KAMEHAMEHA
OCT. 10, 2014, 8:15 P.M.
@ ALOHA STADIUM
Umm, Gary? You don’t think Punahou can shut down Kamehameha? Which Punahou team have you been watching this year? All-State LB Ronley Lakalaka is back and better than last year. Another stud is LB Saitui Moeai, who had 15 tackles in the state championship game last year. And everyone knows about Canton Kaumatule — teams run the ball away from him! The Puns also have Joseph Saula on the other side, gobbling up rushers like Marshawn Lynch eats up bags of Skittles. Yes, Noah Sua-Godinet can throw it, but the Puns have a solid DB group led by Randon Oda. My point is that there is just too much talent on this Punahou team. Their only test will come in the state championship game against Mililani. You heard it! That’s right, I said it! Bwaahaaa!
If Kamehameha upsets Punahou Friday, the ILH will finish in a three-way tie and a pulling of straws will determine who gets the bye in the league playoffs. The other two teams will play for the right to meet the regular season champion. So there’s a lot at stake in this game. Kamehameha has a high-powered offense, averaging 45 points per contest. And while Punahou has a great defense, I don’t think they can shut down the Warriors. Kamehameha QB Noah Sua-Godinet has experience, a strong arm, accuracy and the ability to run. And RB Jordan Bayudan, another multipurpose threat, is as good as anyone Punahou has gone up against this year. Head coach Doug Cosbie believes in a strong defense — he was upset recently when his team gave up 26 points (they still won the game by 50). If Kamehameha sticks to its game plan, it can beat the defending state champs.
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