This started as a defensive duel, a 7-0 game going into the second quarter. Then each offense caught fire. It was a battle on many fronts. Punahou quarterback Larry Tuileta took his share of sacks, but the risk-reward paid off. Saint Louis quarterback Ryder Kuhns delivered big, too, finding his deep threats.
In the end, Punahou’s ground game, with that unique mix of three-back sets, trumped all. It was their closest margin of victory so far this season, a very watchable and entertaining instant classic.