@soleu: No need to apologize; we all should hear each other out. Last night, even before the Kahuku v Waianae game ended, I posted on this thread, I believe, that Kahuku QB Maiava shouldn't have been playing. After all, as you said, when the Mililani game ended, he left the field on crutches. But, in retrospect, playing him against Waianae just might have been the right decision after all. I mean, Kahuku won by only an FG, and they didn't score the winning TD until there was less than a minute to play in the game. I'm beginning to think that they almost certainly would have lost if they didn't use Maiava. And besides, they did spell him at times with backup QB Alapa. Having said all that, yeah: What happened to Kahuku's run game? For the past two straight games, Kahuku's run attack was MIA. The run game is supposed to be Kahuku's strength. Don't they have a beefy and talented run-blocking O-line? Isn't Nawahine a very capable RB? Then what happened? Why did Kahuku HC Frietas abandon the run game so much? I mean, Kahuku came very close to losing both of their last two games; I think they were very lucky. Why did Freitas elect to play away from Kahuku's forte?soleu wrote: ↑Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:32 pmSorry but I have tons of questions after that Kahuku game. What was up with the Kahuku gameplan yesterday? Of all the schools in the state, Kahuku should be the last team to shy away from the run. QB left the last game on crutches but he's still called on to carry a bulk of the workload. Multiple bad snaps but they still insist on nothing under center. 3 for 21 in the 1st half but they still come out and throw the ball in 4 WR sets? QB gets hurt, they bring him back in to carry the load again?
Wasn't this the same team that won a state title 2 years ago by taking the QB position away? You couldn't do that again for one game to let the stud QB rest for a bigger opponent?
As for the STL game, how many times does Mililani's defense have to be burned in an all out blitz until they learn? Both of Kahuku's TDs and the end of the half last week, and nearly all of Quinn's TDs were the same thing. STL looking like a well oiled machine after shaking off the rust yesterday. Kahuku's defense against the Crusader offense. Glad to watch that matchup in the title game for the 3rd season in a row. It's always been the best against the best.
By the way, I noticed that you think Mililani's DC screwed-up by calling blitzes so often. But, if you don't blitz, St Louis QB Cordeiro will just pick you apart. Look at how many times Mililani sacked Cordeiro; most of them came on blitz plays, right? I think Kahuku's DC should call blitz plays against St Louis very often, because Kahuku's secondary is better than Mililani's secondary. Also, Kahuku's D is their strength. There's nothing more demoralizing than sitting-back in zone or man coverage, while Cordeiro picks you apart anyway. Since St Louis doesn't have much of a run game, let Kahuku's DC call blitzes. Allow Kahuku's defensive front-seven to come after Cordeiro and attempt to tear his head off. Let that front-seven release aggression directly against him, rather than sit-back relatively helplessly, hoping he doesn't burn the secondary. Go after him; chase his butt off, and when you do catch him, crumple him (but do so cleanly; no penalties). Yes, Cordeiro is a great scrambler, but Mililani's front-seven nonetheless did get to him several times. If Mililani could do that, I certainly think Kahuku can, and they can probably do it more often. Of course, that's going to take a lot of conditioning. But, does Kahuku's defensive front-seven want their school to win? Then have them do conditioning drills this week, too. I mean, this game is for all the marbles; this is it. Hopefully Cordeiro will get as beat-up from all the hits as Kahuku's front-seven will get winded. Here's another thing: Since Kahuku's secondary is better than Mililani's secondary, hopefully Kahuku's D will get more coverage sacks and INTs.