Kekahi Graham in at QB for Saint Louis. The Crusaders keep the ball on the ground to end the game and set up a meeting with Kahuku for the Open Division state championship.
Freshman Isaiah Gideon in at quarterback for Mililani. He completes a pass over the middle for 17 yards. Drive stalls at the Trojans’ 42 and Saint Louis takes over with about 2 minutes left.
Connor Apo in at quarterback for Saint Louis. De Laura likely ends his night 15-for-26 for 99 yards and two TDs. Apo completes a throw on fourth-and 5 to extend the drive. The third quarter ends with Saint Louis at the Mililani 31. Kainalu Tumpap converts on fourth-and-1 with a 3-yard run to the 19. A fourth-down pass from the 19 falls incomplete and Mililani takes over with about 6 minutes left.
Running clock in effect as Mililani starts at its 32. Crusaders stop Sam on third down and Agbayani on fourth down and take possession at the Trojans’ 41.
Mililani’s Kai Banks stays down after the kickoff return but is able to leave the field on his own. Trojans start at their 25. Agbayani completes a 16-yard pass to Gibson and connects on another throw and the Trojans are in Saint Louis territory for the first time tonight. On third-and-2, Agbayani’s throw to the left is intercepted by linebacker Lawai’alani Brown, who takes it down the sideline 70 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. PAT good. 6:06 Q3.
Saint Louis receives the kickoff to open the third quarter and will start at its 27. Kaohu Kamakawiwo’ole picks up 15 yards on his first carry and 5 more on his second. A 7-yard completion to Wilson moves the chains. Kamakawiw’ole spins and drives for another first down. De Laura’s throw on third-and-10 from the Mililani 24 is short. There’s a brief skirmish after the play. Personal foul on Mililani gives Saint Louis a first down at the 12. Kamakawiwo’ole takes another handoff up the middle and drives into the end zone for the 12-yard TOUCHDOWN. Never mind, after review the ball is spotted at the 2. First and goal. An option pitch from de Laura to Kamakawiwo’ole hits the ground but its ruled an incomplete pass. Timeout Mililani. De Laura throws a back-shoulder fade to Wilson, who makes the catch while nearly laying on his back for the 2-yard TOUCHDOWN. PAT good. 7:57 Q3.
Saint Louis outgained Mililani 129-36 in the first half. The Trojans offense reached as far as midfield but had yet to run a play in Saint Louis territory against the Crusader defense.
Sam takes three handoffs to bring up fourth-and-3 at the Mililani 20. Saint Louis takes timeout with :13 left in the half. Crusaders have one left. The punt flutters out of bounds at the Trojans’ 41 with :08 left. Crusaders run a draw play to run out the clock.
Saint Louis facing third and 1 as the rain comes down. De Laura picks it up but the Crusaders are called for holding to bring up third-and-14. Sykes takes a hard, but clean, hit over the middle as the throw falls incomplete. Crusaders punt downed at the Mililani 13.
Offsetting personal foul penalties on the kickoff. Mililani starts at its 37. Agbayani completes two short throws to bring up third-and-2. Sam is stopped for no gain. Mililani goes for it and Agbayani’s throw is behind the receiver. Saint Louis takes over at the Mililani 45. 2:43 Q2.
Mililani RB Malosi Sam picks up 3 yards on his first carry against his former team. The Trojans can’t get much more and line up to punt. The snap is dropped again and Kaiser Cambra-Cho recovers in the end zone for a Saint Louis TOUCHDOWN. PAT good. 4:48 Q2.
De Laura completes a third-down pass to Matt Sykes for 9 yards to move the chains. Another third down attempt comes up empty and the Crusaders line up to punt for the second time tonight. Mason Tufaga’s kick rolls out of bounds at the Mililani 2.
Mililani starts at its 22. Make that the 17 after a false start. Agbayani finds Gibson for 12 yards on second down. Encroachment gives Mililani a first down. Agbayani’s next throw is nearly picked off by Nick Herbig. His next two throws fall incomplete and the Trojans punt. Saint Louis takes over at its 31.
Koali Nishigaya takes a handoff and picks up a first down on third-and-2. De Laura is sacked by Mark Pasternak for a loss of 7 back to the Saint Louis 44. De Laura is pressured again and picks up a yard. A holding call is declined bringing up third-and-16 to start the second quarter. De Laura fumbles a low snap, recovers and scrambles for 15 yards. Crusaders take timeout before facing fourth-and-1 at the Mililani 40. De Laura runs an option to the left and pitches to Nishigaya, who hits the sideline and is takes it the distance for the 40-yard TOUCHDOWN. PAT good. 11:01 Q2
Trojans take their first timeout before the start of their fourth possession of the game. They have minus-2 yards in total offense so far. Cox breaks up a pass on third-and-7 but the Crusaders are called for pass interference, first down Mililani. A completion moves the ball to midfield, but Agbayani’s next throw is intercepted, this time by Bronz Moore. Saint Louis ball at its 39. 1:48 Q1
De Laura can’t connect on three pass attempts and a 36-yard field goal attempt goes wide left. Mililani takes over at its 20.
Mililani starts at its 20. Trojans pick up their first first down but two mishandled snaps drive them back. Agbayani recovers a botched handoff on third down and the punt snap is also muffed for a loss of 13. Saint Louis takes over at the Mililani 19.
After a short run, Agbayani’s pass is intercepted by Brian Cox, who brings it back to the Mililani 27. On third-and-8, de Laura goes down the right side to Wilson for a 25-yard TOUCHDOWN pass. PAT good. 6:26, Q1
Saint Louis QB Jayden de Laura completes his first four passes, three going to Roman Wilson, to move the Crusaders to the Mililani 25. After a false start, de Laura escapes pressure but takes a 9-yard loss. On third down, he drops the ball and recovers for another loss back to the 47. Saint Louis punts, Mililani takes over at its 23. 7:52 Q1.
Kanoa Gibson returns the kickoff 25 yards to the 28 and Mililani’s Kamalu DeBlake is injured on the play and has to be carried to the sideline by two teammates. Mililani takes a delay of game to start the drive. Brendyn Agbayani starts at QB and his first completion goes for a 3-yard loss. Trojans go three-and-out. Saint Louis takes over at its 47 after the punt, 10:49 Q1.
Mililani wins the toss and elects to receive the opening kickoff.
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