GAME NIGHT 10/7: Saint Louis/Kamehameha

Saint Louis prepares to face Kamehameha. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
Saint Louis prepares to face Kamehameha. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

It should be a fun weekend of football as the OIA Division I playoffs begin while the ILH regular season ends and the OIA D-II playoff race gets sorted out.

No. 3 Saint Louis (5-1, 4-1) has had eight days to recover from a 33-30 loss to Punahou last Thursday and get prepared for No. 10 Kamehameha (3-4, 2-3). The Crusaders won the first meeting this season 35-3 and can finish in a first-place tie with Punahou with a victory against the Warriors. A loss would put Kamehameha in real danger of suffering its first losing season since 1992.

HISTORY: Saint Louis leads 65-28-2 in the Prep Bowl and state championship eras. The Crusaders have won five in a row.


Live updates of the 7:45 p.m. kickoff from Aloha Stadium will follow below.

No. 3 Saint Louis 21, No. 10 Kamehameha 7

Saint Louis wins the card draw against Punahou and will draw ‘Iolani next Friday at Aloha Stadium at 5 p.m. Kamehameha will play Punahou at approximately 7:45.

BOX SCORE
at Aloha Stadium
Saint Louis (6-1, 5-1) 14 0 0 7 — 21
Kamehameha (3-5, 2-4) 0 7 0 0 — 7
StL—Tua Tagovailoa 9 run (Justin Tobias kick)
StL—Leelan Oasay 32 pass from Tagovailoa (Tobias kick)
KSK—Trever Kahunahana 8 pass from Thomas Yam (Adam Stack kick)
StL—Chandler Washington-Villanueva 12 pass from Tagovailoa (Tobias kick)

RUSHING—Saint Louis: Tagovailoa 13-96, Ronson Young 6-66, Jahred Silofau 1-25, Dylan Silva 5-14, Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe 3-11, Austin Tuisano 2-8, Keoki Wela 2-6. Kamehameha: Kanoa Shannon 15-52, Brayden Miyamoto 5-20, Yam 6-12, Kahunahana 2-5, Breden Akima 2-2.
PASSING—Saint Louis: Tagovailoa 10-18-1-138. Kamehameha: Yam 17-30–2-167.
RECEIVING—Saint Louis: Oasay 3-67, Washington-Villanueva 2-24, Kekahuna-Kalawe 2-4, Noah Alejado 1-28, Makoa Close 1-12, Young 1-3. Kamehameha: Kahunahana 4-24, Jaykob Cabunoc 3-69, Sundance Solatorio 2-10, Sheldon Rosa 2-6, Onyx Freitas 1-22, Matthew Aio 1-21, Pinao Awai 1-13, Akima 1-4, Shannon 1-2, Davis Mun 1-(minus 4).

FOURTH QUARTER

Crusaders start on own 20 with 4:21 remaining. Tagovailoa picks up 4 yards on third-and-1. Jahred Silofau gets his first carry of the game and busts loose up the middle for 25 yards. Kamehameha has to use timeouts now. QB Chevan Cordeiro in the game for Tagovailoa. Crusaders will run this out.

Warriors start on their 20. Holding call forces second-and-21 from the 9. Third-and-18 and a defensive PI is called on a short crossing route. Now third-and-3 as there is no automatic first down. Handoff to Brayden Miyamoto who picks up 7 and a first down up the middle. Matthew Aio picks up his first catch for 21 yards and then Onyx Freitas with his first reception for 22 yards to the 19. A defensive holding call moves the ball to the 12. Second-and-3. Third-and-3 pass goes to Shannon for 2 yards with Saint Louis LB Noa Purcell stopping him short. Shannon hurt on the play. Shannon has to be helped off by two trainers slowly. Looks like an ankle, perhaps. Fourth-and-1 at the 10. Handoff to Breden Akima who gets through the first tackler and picks up 2 and a first down. Yam rolls out to his left and throws late back over the middle and it’s picked off by Isaiah Tufaga. Second time he has done that in the end zone. Two crucial mistakes. Crusaders ball.

Chandler Washington-Villanueva with his first catch for 12 yards and Tagovailoa runs for 13 to the 9. Second-and-goal from the 6 and Nakoa Pauole gets his second sack of Tagovailoa to back up the Crusaders to the 12. Same route and throw to Washington-Villanueva and Tagovailoa squeezes it in a tight window for a 12-yard TD pass. 21-7, 9:50.

THIRD QUARTER

Crusaders continue to own the field position and start in Kamehameha territory at the 40. Tagovailoa has about two defenders touching his ankles but he breaks away and he is GONE. 40-yard TD run….NO. Flag comes out way downfield. Block in the back on Saint Louis. END quarter.

Warriors start from own 8 and it’s quick third-and-7. Kahunahana with the catch for no gain as Saint Louis has figured out that play. Three-and-out. Game has turned into quite a defensive battle.

Hoku Arias and Andrew Aleki stop Dylan Silva for no gain to force third-and-5. Tagovailoa goes quick to Young on a 3-yard reception but it’s fourth-and-2 and Saint Louis will punt.

Kamehameha starts on the 1. Yam to Kahunahana for 11 yards to get out of deep in its own territory. DB Kama Moore gets his hand on a post route that if he doesn’t knock down, may have been six. Third-and-10 at the Kamehameha 13. Timeout Warriors. Kaha’i Auld with a huge sack of Yam and Kamehameha punts from its own end zone.

Big gainer for Tagovailoa as he picks up 27 yards on the run inside Kamehameha territory. Saint Louis is really struggling to get any of its receivers open and has to call timeout on second-and-9 from the Kamehameha 33. Saint Louis with more rushing yards (148) than passing yards (111) at the 6:38 mark of the third quarter. You don’t see that much with the Crusaders. Out of the timeout, Tagovailoa takes a shot to the end zone and it’s picked off by Kalamaku Kuewa. Ball spotted at the 1. Fourth INT in three games for Tagovailoa, who has been picked off in three straight games for the first time in his career.

After a 2-yard run by Shannon, Cabunoc with an out-and-up route and he gets behind the defense but again Yam overthrows a TD by about a half-step. Cabunoc nearly makes the diving catch. Third-and-8 and Yam escapes out of trouble and fires over the middle and it’s either broken up or dropped. Couldn’t tell. Warriors miss an opportunity there.


Saint Louis starts on its 20. Tagovailoa hits Makoa Close for 12 yards and a first down but a drop on third down by Jaymason Nunuha and Saint Louis has to punt.

HALFTIME BOX
at Aloha Stadium
Saint Louis (5-1, 4-1) 14 0
Kamehameha (3-4, 2-3) 0 7
StL—Tua Tagovailoa 9 run (Justin Tobias kick)
StL—Leelan Oasay 32 pass from Tagovailoa (Tobias kick)
KSK—Trever Kahunahana 8 pass from Thomas Yam (Adam Stack kick)

RUSHING—Saint Louis: Ronson Young 3-60, Tagovailoa 5-28, Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe 3-11, Austin Tuisano 1-5. Kamehameha: Kanoa Shannon 12-49, Brayden Miyamoto 3-13, Yam 3-13, Kahunahana 2-5.
PASSING—Saint Louis: Tagovailoa 4-10-0-95. Kamehameha: Yam 9-17-1-99.
RECEIVING—Saint Louis: Oasay 3-67, Noah Alejado 1-28. Kamehameha: Jaykob Cabunoc 3-69, Kahunahana 2-13, Pinao Awai 1-13, Sundance Solatorio 1-5, Sheldon Rosa 1-3, Davis Mun 1-(minus 4).

SECOND QUARTER

Kamehameha will start on its 35 with 2:03 remaining. Kamehameha not afraid to run the ball but the time runs off. Shannon with a 9-yard run to midfield and then Cabunoc with a 9-yard reception on third down to pick up a first down. Kamehameha first-and-10 at the 33 with 10 seconds left and one timeout. Cabunoc gets open deep and Yam JUST overthrows him. Well-thrown ball that hung up well in the air but just out of the outstretched arms of Cabunoc. Adam Stack tries a 51-yard field goal. It’s wide left. HALFTIME

Senior Nakoa Pauole starts Saint Louis’ next drive with a BIG sack of Tagovailoa for a loss of 9. Timeout Kamehameha. The Warriors nearly sack Tagovailoa again and force an incomplete pass with tight coverage down the field. Kamehameha’s sideline is pumped as it’s third-and-19. Tagovailoa has missed his last five throws after starting 4-for-5. Saint Louis will punt.

Warriors on Saint Louis 38. Shannon carries twice for 3 yards. On third-and-12 after a penalty, Yam with a nice deep ball to Cabunoc who catches it as he is falling to the turf for a big 44-yard gain. Third-and-9 for Kamehameha. Shannon takes the handoff for 6 yards to set up fourth-and-3 at the 13. Timeout Saint Louis. Kamehameha goes with the hard count and Saint Louis jumps. First down Kamehameha at the 8. Nice play design as Yam fakes the handoff and hits Trever Kahunahana for an 8-yard TD out of the backfield. 14-7, 3:15, Q2.

Saint Louis starts on its 16. Ronson Young breaks off a 40-yard run. Tagovailoa shows perfect touch on a deep ball over the middle and Oasay drops a 38-yard TD. Turnover on downs as Tagovailoa buys a ton of time on fourth down but nobody can get open. Kamehameha ball.

Kamehameha starts on its 30. Kanoa Shannon gets two nice runs for 18 yards but the drive stalls out at midfield and Kamehameha punts on fourth-and-4 at the Saint Louis 46.

Saint Louis is whistled for a delay of game and then Tagovailoa is held to a 3-yard run. Saint Louis punts for the first time.

FIRST QUARTER

Saint Louis will begin on its 39. Tagovailoa hits Leelan Oasay for 27 yards to set up third-and-6 after two holding calls to end the quarter.

Another three-and-out by Kamehameha as the Warriors simply can’t block the Crusaders’ pass rush up front.

Saint Louis starts on its 43. Tagovailoa marches right down the field with a 22-yard run and a 32-yard TD pass to Leelan Oasay. 14-0, 2:42.

Kamehameha with a three-and-out as Saint Louis gets pressure on Yam.


Crusaders start on their 30 and Ronson Young carries twice for 16 yards. QB Tua Tagovailoa hits Noah Alejado for 28 yards and Leelan Oasay for 8 before scoring his 100th career touchdown (75 rushing, 25 rushing) on a 9-yard TD run. 7-0, 5:22, Q1. Tagovailoa 3-4, 68 yards, TD.

Kamehameha starts at its 20 getting the ball first. QB Thomas Yam finds Jaykob Cabunoc for 16 and then Pinao Awai for 13 on third-and-11. Brayden Miyamoto carries defenders for an 11-yard run to the 40. On third-and-4 at the 34, Saint Louis is called for pass interference to move the ball to the 19. On third-and-7 inside the 20, Yam forces a throw over the middle and it’s picked off by Kai Kaneshiro.

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