BIIF football weekend recap: Kona schools fall short in openers

Konawaena wide receiver Austin Takaki runs for a big gain Friday at Julian Yates Field. (LAURA RUMINSKI/WEST HAWAII TODAY)

Waveriders freshman quarterback Lawai'a Nahakuelua calls for a snap Saturday at Waverider Stadium. Kealakehe lost to Kamehameha 20-7. (CONOR LANGS/WEST HAWAII TODAY)

SOUTH KONA — Up 21-7 in the first half which showcased superb play from quarterback Keoki Alani, Konawaena football was outscored 53-7 in the remainder of the game to fall to Long Beach Poly (California) by a final score of 60-28 in its season opener Friday at home.