Waveriders, Wildcats earn big wins

  • TJ Arakawa accounted for three touchdowns - two on the ground and one receiving - in Kealakehe’s 42-14 blowout win over Waiakea Friday night. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • Wildcats QB Keoki Alani (10) stands tall in a clean pocket as he searches for an open receiver. Alani threw five touchdowns in Konawaena’s 59-6 victory over Keaau Saturday afternoon. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • Hunter Acia weaves his way through the Waiakea defense to score a touchdown. Acia was a playmaker on both sides of the ball Friday night, snagging an interception in the second quarter in addition to his fourth-quarter touchdown reception on offense. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • Landon Daquel-Shimabukuro outruns Keaau defender Jasen Silva during Saturday’s contest. Daquel-Shimabukuro caught the second of Keoki Alani’s five touchdown passes during the game. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kealakehe QB Sheynen Nahale threw four touchdowns Friday night, leading the Waveriders to victory over the visiting Warriors of Waiakea. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kamaehu Makanui (15) fights off two Keaau defenders en route to scoring his first of two touchdowns Saturday. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA – It was a tale of two halves Friday night at Waverider Stadium.