Punahou-Mililani was about defensive stops, in-game adjustments and, ultimately, the poise of Buffanblu quarterback Larry Tuileta. He kept his cool while adjusting with his offensive unit to a voracious Trojan pass rush led by Kelii Padello.
Those were just a few reasons why voters pegged Punahou No. 2 in the Star-Advertiser Top 10 that week, and had Mililani at No. 2. The upside remains excellent for both teams. For now, though, Punahou is deeper, more experienced and more clutch than just about every team worth considering. One exception would be Saint Louis, of course. For now, anyway.
Game highlights are on Parts 1 and 3. Punahou post-game interviews on Part 3. Mililani post-game interviews on Part 4.