Mitchell Quinn was simply sensational on Friday night, turning a close game at the half into a rout with four third-quarter touchdowns in Saint Louis’ 47-23 win over Mililani in the Division I-Open semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Aloha Stadium.
Quinn finished with eight receptions for 307 yards and five TDs. He’s also a star on the Crusaders’ track team and constantly proved that he was simply too fast for the Mililani secondary. Each visit to the end zone went for at least 50 yards.
But with Quinn’s sprinter speed comes a marathoner’s stamina. He said after the game that each chunk of yards fueled him and didn’t tire him.
“It makes me want more,” he said.
Quinn contributed in a big way to Chevan Cordeiro’s school-record 528 passing yards for the night. The senior signal-caller finished with 24-of-29 passing for the day and praised his No. 1 option afterwards.
“He’s fast, he can make moves and go one-on-one, he can win the job,” Cordeiro said.
After Friday night, Quinn now has 967 receiving yards with 15 touchdowns this season. His five touchdowns against the Trojans broke an HHSAA record for most receiving scores in a state tournament game. He also tied former Crusader Desmond Hanohano for the Saint Louis single-game school record in receiving yards.
On top of his performance on Friday night, Quinn became the most recent selection for the 2018 Polynesian Bowl on Thursday. All the accomplishments on the gridiron at the high school level is unprecedented for Quinn, who was a relative unknown on the prep circuit this time last year. Despite the numbers and accolades, he’s still readily willing the guys on his team who allow him to be successful.
“It was all 11 boys on the field,” he said. “Not just me.”
UPDATE: Quinn announced after the game on Twitter he has received a scholarship offer from Hawaii.