The Warriors build up a big lead and roll to a fifth straight win

ALOHA — Westview knew that its margin for error was razor-thin on Friday night.

The Wildcat football team, facing fourth-ranked Aloha at Aloha High School, knew that it would have to be close to perfect to take out the high-powered Warriors.

And while Westview did some very good things on Friday, the Cats’ efforts fell short of what was needed against the Warriors. Aloha got another big day from star senior tailback Thomas Tyner, a big day from senior quarterback CJ Eytel, and a big day from its defense in its 50-28 Metro League victory.

“We had very good balance between our offense, defense and special teams, along with great effort from our kids,” said Aloha coach Chris Casey.

The win lifted Aloha’s Metro record to 2-0 (5-0 overall) and kept it in sole possession of first place, while the Wildcats fell to 0-1 in league play (2-3 overall).

“It’s tough when you go against D-1 type athletes,” said Westview coach Greg Fisher. “When you make choices against them, you have to make the right choices or they’ll make you pay for it.”

The Warriors got things started with a 10-0 margin in the game’s first quarter, getting a 75-yard Tyner touchdown run, and later, a 43-yard Mickey York field goal.

The Wildcats cut their deficit to 10-7 in the second period when quarterback Julius Rucker connected with Daniel Abdie for a five-yard TD pass, but the Warriors came back strong after that.

Aloha tacked on 19 unanswered points before the half and took a 29-7 edge into the break. Included in that stretch was a 48-yard Tyner scoring run, a 34-yard TD pass from Eytel to Maurice McSwain, and a one-yard Eytel touchdown run.

McSwain then made sure there were no Westview hopes of a comeback when he opened the second half by returning the third-quarter kickoff 89 yards for another score and a commanding 36-7 lead.

The rest of the way, Eytel added a 12-yard TD run, Rucker hit Ian Meyer for a six-yard score, Aloha’s Calvin Davis broke a 52-yard touchdown run, and Westview got a 50-yard scoring strike from Austin Brisbee to Marcus Mejia and a one-yard Jacob Short TD.

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