The best part about Friday night for fans of high school football is that No. 2 Saint Louis and No. 3 Punahou will play again later this month — and probably again after that.
The two teams combined for 1,138 yards of total offense and 108 points in the Crusaders’ 64-44 win. How crazy of a night was it? Let’s break it down.
>> The 108 total points scored by both teams is the third-most in an ILH game. The only two games with more points came before the state championship era. Saint Louis defeated ‘Iolani 77-42 (119 points) in a 1998 game and the Crusaders beat Pac-Five 84-28 (112 points) in 1999.
>> Punahou allowed a school record 64 points. Its previous high of points allowed came in a 62-20 loss to Saint Louis in 1998.
>> Buffanblu QB Nick Kapule set an ILH Division I record with 495 yards passing, breaking the mark of 485 yards set by current ‘Iolani junior Tai-John Mizutani in his final game of the 2015 season against Kamehameha.
>> Kapule’s 495 passing yards are the sixth-highest ever in a single game and most by a player not to reach 500.
>> Kapule’s 495 yards broke the school’s single-game record of 442 yards set by Ephraim Tuliloa last year against Kamehameha.
>> Ethan Takeyama finished with 10 catches for 189 yards and four touchdowns, but that was not a career high in yards. Takeyama had 215 yards in a game against Kamehameha last season ranking fifth on the school’s single-game list.
>> Saint Louis junior Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe, who Paul Honda wrote about after the game, had nine catches for 185 yards and two touchdowns. His 185 receiving yards are the ninth-most in a single game in school history.
>> Kekahuna-Kalawe, who had only two career catches coming into the game, now ranks on a top-10 list that includes George Ornellas, Gerald Welch, Jason Rivers, Desmond Hanohano, Cameron Bayne and Devan Stubblefield.
>> Saint Louis QB Tua Tagovailoa finished with a career-high 447 yards passing, ranking second on the Crusaders’ single-game list behind Jeremy Higgins (484 vs. Kamehameha, 2008).
>> Tagovailoa now owns five of the 10 best single-game passing marks. The other five marks are held by Higgins, Darnell Arceneaux, Timmy Chang and Marcus Mariota.
>> Tagovailoa is the first quarterback ever to throw for 400 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game.
>> Tagovailoa became the 13th Oahu QB to throw for more than 6,000 yards in a career. He now ranks eighth on the career passing list and trails Timmy Chang, the record holder, by 1,560 yards.
>> No quarterback has thrown for more yards in his first 23 games than Tagovailoa, who has 6,441 career passing yards.
>> Tagovailoa’s 66.2-percent career completion percentage is the best of anyone to throw for at least 6,000 yards.
>> Tagovailoa’s 10 career interceptions are the fewest of anyone to throw for at least 6,000 yards.
>> Tagovailoa accounted for nine touchdowns against Punahou. Unofficially, that breaks the record of eight but some research is still to be done before we make it official.
Other fun little tidbits from this game.
>> Saint Louis went three-and-out on its first three drives.
>> Saint Louis didn’t call a designed running play until 48 seconds left in the third quarter.
>> Saint Louis outscored Punahou 64-31 after the first quarter.
The rematch is set for Sept. 29 at Aloha Stadium.