No. 6 Kamehameha 15, No. 3 Saint Louis 6
The tables have turned for Kamehameha and Saint Louis.
Kawika Stant returned a fumble — or was it an incomplete pass? — 35 yards for the go-ahead score as No. 6 Kamehameha outlasted third-ranked Saint Louis 15-6 last night at rainy Aloha Stadium.
The win vaults Kamehameha into first place in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division I standings at 3-1 (6-1 overall).
Saint Louis, which was unbeaten and ranked No. 1 in the state just three weeks ago, fell to 2-2 in ILH play (5-2). A torrent of rain worsened as the game went on, and the Crusaders’ prolific run-and-shoot offense withered.
Kamehameha limited Saint Louis to its lowest point total of the season and held Jeremy Higgins to 192 passing yards with two interceptions, including one by Chaz Bajet on a deep pass.
“We just play against everybody the same way. We’re going to bring our defense and you can try to beat it,” said Bajet, a senior cornerback.
Ryan Ho rushed for 98 tough yards on 27 carries as Kamehameha wore down the Saints and ate chunks of time off the clock.
The key play of the game came while many fans were just returning from the snack bar. On Saint Louis’ first play from scrimmage in the second half,
Kamehameha lineman Landon Aano wrapped up Higgins on a rollout to the left. Higgins appeared to get a pass off as he fell, and the ball tumbled forward into the waiting arms of Stant. With no whistle on the play, Stant scooped up the tumbling football and raced to the end zone.
No. 5 ‘Iolani 35, Damien 6
Ammon Baldomero rushed for 106 yards and three touchdowns, and safety Andrew Skalman picked off two passes for the Raiders, who improved to 5-0 in ILH play (7-1 overall).
‘Iolani’s run-and-shoot offense was slightly off balance against a pesky Damien defense. Jarrett Arakawa was 11-for-27 with two picks.
His 10-yard scoring strike to Kevin Barayuga gave ‘Iolani a 14-0 lead late in the first quarter. Trevyn Tulonghari recovered his own fumble in the end zone after a 21-yard pass play to give the Raiders a 21-0 lead before halftime.
Damien got within 21-6 after an interception by Tyler Tamayo set up a 3-yard scoring run by Brenan Furtado, but the Monarchs got no closer.
‘Iolani ran the ball on 20 of its 31 plays from scrimmage after halftime.
Pac-Five 33, Word of Life 14
P.J. Minaya passed for 279 yards and four touchdowns as the Wolfpack (5-2, 2-2) overcame a productive ground attack by the Firebrands (0-5, 0-4).
Minaya hurled scoring strikes to Everett Kim and London Amorin, the latter on a 75-yard bomb, as the ‘Pack took a 14-0 lead into halftime.
Amorin added a 26-yard touchdown catch and 64-yard kick return for a score in the second half.
Word of Life amassed 332 rushing yards on 65 attempts out if its double-wing offense, including 153 by Awa Poggi.
Richard Landford’s 2-yard leap into the end zone capped an 11-play, 70-yard drive with 7 minutes left. The Firebrands tacked on a 10-yard scoring run by Cobey Bailey-Young with 25 seconds left.
Kalaheo 28, Anuenue 14
Jesse Carney ran for 249 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Mustangs over Na Koa.
Carney’s first-quarter touchdown run and a Dong Woo Kim field goal staked Kalaheo to a 9-0 halftime lead.
Kaimuki 32, McKinley 0
Kaimuki running back Chester Sua ran all over the Tigers’ defense for 140 yards on 18 carries and scored twice. Bulldog quarterback Eddie Char threw for 108 yards and another score.
McKinley was held to 87 yards of total offense in the loss.
Pearl City 35, Kalani 12
Isaac Shim connected with Kelson Laboy for two touchdowns, as the Chargers crashed the Falcons homecoming.