After a very disappointing loss to the Honolulu Volcanoes in the Playoffs two weeks ago, The Waikiki Stingrays bounced back on Sunday with a decisive 22-8 Victory over the Kailua Storm to claim the HGL 3rd Place Championship. Most of the Stingrays scoring came via the league’s most explosive passing attack lead by Kainoa Silva, Willie Folks and Scott Carr. Folks scored two huge TD’s including the game’s first to give the Stingrays a 6-0 lead. Rylee Urasaki put the storm on the board with a 6 yard run and Reggie Bathea added a catch for the two point conversion to give the Storm a 8-6 lead. The Stingrays turned it up after that and never looked back after Carr caught a shorter pass and out ran the Storm secondary for a 85 yard score of his own. The lone rushing TD came via an exciting 55 yard run by Leo Maiava as he shedded a tackler and out raced the Storm defenders to the endzone. Defensively Waikiki was lead by Kris Jaime who snagged two interceptions that stopped two potential Storm drives to help seal the victory. The Stingrays end their 2015 season with their best record in franchise history (5-1).
Kailua Storm’s Kama Bailey scored the first touchdown of the HGL 2014 Season as they go on to defeat the Waikiki Stingrays 14-7 yesterday at University of Hawaii’s TC Ching Field. Bailey’s agility and speed was the key to the Storm’s win but the Stingrays didn’t make it easy as their never die attitude had them in position to tie thing sup as they gained possession of the ball deep in Storm territory late in the 4th quarter. A stingy Storm defense kicked in and held on to a week #1 victory for Coach and team owner Tony Godinet. Willie Folks scored on a deep pass play as he got behind the Storm defense proving once again he can make it happen in one play. The Storm go home with the W but the Stingrays go home with realizing they are a much better team this season.
Week 2: Volcanoes vs Stingrays