GAME NIGHT 8/17: Narbonne/Saint Louis

No. 1 Saint Louis 47, Narbonne (Calif.) 7, Final

At Aloha Stadium
Narbonne (0-1) 0 0 0 7 — 7
Saint Louis (2-0) 13 20 7 7 — 47
SL—Chance Beyer 22 pass from Jayden de Laura (Garyn Napuunoa kick)
SL—Beyer 11 pass from de Laura (run failed)
SL—Robbie Paikai 1 run (Napuunoa kick)
SL—Beyer 10 pass from de Laura (Napuunoa kick)
SL—Dayton Sam 10 run (kick failed)
SL—Alema Scanlan 1 run (Napuunoa kick)
NAR—Steve Jenkins 10 run (Johnzay Ferguson kick)
SL—Scanlan 5 run (Napuunoa kick)
Intermediate—Saint Louis 64, Metro Tigers 36.

RUSHING—Narbonne: Jojuan Collins 3-(-1), Jaylen Henderson 8-(-11), Marceese Yetts 8-39, Keyshawn Dupree 1-2, Domajae Williams 3-11, Ashley Tucker Jr. 2-(-8). Saint Louis: Sam 6-86, de Laura 3-23, Robbie Paikai 4-32, Connor Apo 3-3, Scanlan 4-16, Ka‘ohu Kamakawiwo‘ole 8-22, Alexander Bianco 1-12.


PASSING—Narbonne: Henderson 10-23-3-118, Tucker 2-3-0-7. Saint Louis: de Laura 9-13-1-150, Apo 2-3-0-43, Bianco 1-1-0-6.

RECEIVING—Narbonne: Eren East 2-78, Alonso Person 1-10, Steve Jenkins 5-23, Yetts 1-5, Jack Brown 2-8, Collins 1-1. Saint Louis: Beyer 5-62, Koali Nishigaya 1-11, Tama Albert Sula 2-29, Makoa Close 1-48, Prince Solomon 2-23, Cheyne Beyer 1-26.

Saint Louis is content to run on every down, mostly, and Scanlan powers in for his second TD on fourth-and-goal from the Narbonne 5. That series was punctuated by four Gaucho penalties. SAINT LOUIS 47, NARBONNE 7, 5:31, Q4.

Narbonne fakes the field goal, even after a delay of game call, and holder Steve Jenkins races to the right pylon for a 10-yard TD run. The ball was on the wrong side of the pylon and a few Saint Louis fans boo when they see the replay on the big screen, but the Gauchos are on the scoreboard. SAINT LOUIS 40, NARBONNE 7, 9:55, Q4.

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The quarter ends with the best field position of the night for the visitors. Henderson found Eren East near the sideline, and he squirmed away from three tacklers for a 70-yard gain to the Saint Louis 20. The Gauchos have the ball at the STL 8.

Saint Louis receives the second-half kickoff, and it is returned 29 yards by one of the Crusaders who wears No. 11. Not sure which. Connor Apo replaces de Laura and guides the offense 56 yards in seven plays, with a nice 26-yard bullet to Cheyne Beyer to the 1. RB Alema Scanlan scores on a 1-yard run. SAINT LOUIS 40, NARBONNE 0, 8:47, Q3.

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At the half, de Laura has passed for 150 yards and three TDs on 9-for-13 passing with one pick. That doesn’t include a dropped TD, and the numbers are fairly similar to last week’s first-half stats against Waianae. Narbonne has 25 rushing yards on 19 carries. Saint Louis has five sacks and has picked off Henderson three times. Henderson is 6-for-17 for 43 yards.

HALFTIME STATISTICS
At Aloha Stadium
Narbonne 0 0 xx xx — 0
Saint Louis 13 20 xx xx — 33
SL—Chance Beyer 22 pass from Jayden de Laura (Garyn Napuunoa kick)
SL—Beyer 11 pass from de Laura (run failed)
SL—Robbie Paikai 1 run (Napuunoa kick)
SL—Beyer 10 pass from de Laura (Napuunoa kick)
SL—Dayton Sam 10 run (kick failed)

Intermediate—Saint Louis 64, Metro Tigers 36.

RUSHING—Narbonne:
#24 Jojuan Collins 2-0,
#13 Jaylen Henderson 6-(-5),
#5 Marceese Yetts 6-32,
#30 Keyshawn Dupree 1-2,
#12 Domajae Williams 2-4,
#17 Ashley Tucker Jr. 2-(-8)

Saint Louis:
#10 Sam 6-86,
#7 de Laura 3-23,
#4 Robbie Paikai 4-32

PASSING—Narbonne:
#13 Henderson 6-17-2-43,
#17 Tucker 1-1-0-6

Saint Louis:
#7 de Laura 9-13-1-150

RECEIVING—Narbonne:
#14 Eren East 1-8,
#3 Alonso Person 1-10,
#10 Steve Jenkins 3-23,
#5 Yetts 1-5,
#7 Jack Brown 1-3

Saint Louis:
#1 Beyer 5-62,
#23 Koali Nishigaya 1-11,
#28 Tama Albert Sula 2-29,
#9 Makoa Close 1-48

Saint Louis’ Junior Wily intercepts a deep pass by Henderson intended for Jack Brown to end the first half.


Saint Louis gets conservative with 3:01 left in the first half. They run three times, net 3 yards. Gauchos call time out with 1:40 left in the half. This will be the Crusaders’ first punt of the game.

Fourth and 18 from their own 47 for Narbonne after a sack by Gino Quinones. Gauchos call time out with 3:17 left in the half. Nobody really expected this kind of a game. There are factors. It’s Narbonne’s first game, a lot of new starters. Also, from what I understand, CIF has rules about incoming transfers. They have to sit a certain number of games. But no question about it, Saint Louis is on fire in every phase. Gauchos punt, ball downed at the STL 12.

Mason Tufaga returns a pick 39 yards, but fumbles at the Narbonne 10 and the Gauchos recover. After another Saint Louis sack, this one by Kila Kamakawiwo‘ole, Narbonne punts again. Paikai bursts up the middle for 17 yards, de Laura scrambles to the right sideline for 16 more, and Sam rockets up the middle for a 12-yard TD. PAT kick is wide left. SAINT LOUIS 33, NARBONNE 0, 4:08, Q2.

de Laura connects with Makoa Close, who stretches out for a 45-yard pass to the Narbonne 5. A sack by Malik Horne threatens to stop the Crusaders, but de Laura finds Beyer for a short pass, and the fights through two tacklers for a 10-yard TD. That’s Beyer’s third TD of the game. He’s doing what Mitchell Quinn did in last year’s STL-NAR game. Breakout? SAINT LOUIS 27, NARBONNE 0, 7:42, Q2.

Narbonne gets a nice pass play for a first down, but an illegal pick (interference) is called. Didn’t look like a serious pick, just incidental by the pass catcher’s teammate. Coach Douglas is not happy and wants to talk to the head official, who eventually strolls near the sideline to offer an explanation to the Gauchos coach. Can’t blame the coach. Instead of first down at the NAR 28, it’s second and long from the 14. On third-and-27, QB Jaylen Henderson is nearly sacked in the end zone. Narbonne punts.

Robbie Paikai scores on a 1-yard burst on the left, and the lead is up to 20 points. SAINT LOUIS 20, NARBONNE 0, 11:56, Q2.

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Side note: There have been a number of official stoppages due to kneepad infractions. No penalties, but players are being sent to the sideline because of this new rule.

Narbonne’s longest series is filled with Saint Louis’ heavy pass rush. Officially, Saint Louis has just one sack, but they hit the QB several times. Narbonne goes for it on fourth down and Domajae Williams, with his first carry, is stopped short at the Gauchos’ 44-yard line. Saint Louis drives to the 1 in three plays. and the first quarter comes to a close.

Narbonne nets its first first down of the game, but punts and the ball is downed at the Saint Louis 7. Five plays later, Saint Louis is back in the end zone. RB Dayton Sam’s 53-yard run sparks the drive, and de Laura finds Beyer in the end zone on a post route, an 11-yard TD toss. Low snap derails the PAT. SAINT LOUIS 13, NARBONNE 0, 3:01, Q1

After a Narbonne three-and-out, de Laura needs just four plays to get the Crusaders in the end zone, a 51-yard drive. His 22-yard TD pass to Chance Beyer is a nifty play. Beyer caught it near the left sideline, then cut back against the grain, juked past two defenders and drove a pile over the goal line. SAINT LOUIS 7, NARBONNE 0, 6:53, Q1.

Saint Louis’ first series begins at its 49. First play, Jayden de Laura launches a bomb down the right side to Roman Wilson, but he drops it at the 5, would’ve been a sure TD. Two plays later, Gauchos CB Paul Edwards makes a leaping INT of another de Laura bomb intended for Wilson.

Opening series for Narbonne starts a bit odd. They pick up 10 yards on a third-and-11 pass, but Saint Louis is whistled for roughing the the passer and Narbonne for unsportsmanlike conduct. Automatic first down, but after a Jordan Botelho sack, Narbonne punts.

PRE-GAME
Saint Louis wins the coin toss and defers to the second half. Narbonne will receive from the north end zone, the side with the main scoreboard. Sometimes the wind whooshing through that tunnel can be a factor in the kicking game, and Saint Louis will have that wind at their backs in the second quarter. Here we go.

The Gauchos of Narbonne take the field for warmups at 6:52 p.m. They were all-white last year, but this time they’re in goldenrod yellow helmets and pants, dark green and white stripes. They look like LSU or Green Bay from up here. Saint Louis is in all-blue, with red numbers and white outlines, and the same colorful sleeves that were on their white jerseys last week.

The Narbonne Gauchos warm up before the rematch with the Saint Louis Crusaders at Aloha Stadium. Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser.
The Saint Louis Crusaders warm up for their battle with the Narbonne Gauchos at Aloha Stadium. Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser.

Final: Saint Louis 64, Metro Tigers 42, Intermediate exhibition game.

Halftime: Saint Louis 42, Metro Tigers 24.


In a preliminary Intermediate exhibition game (no JV), the Metro Tigers lead Saint Louis 16-14 after one quarter.

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Click here for Narbonne roster.
Click here for Saint Louis’ roster.

COMMENTS

  1. whatsup August 17, 2018 4:50 pm

    is the game 7:00 pm or 7:30 pm


  2. "UNITY=STRENGTH" August 17, 2018 4:59 pm

    Xcellent 25 High School Football Rankings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XsXfWQAQMY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UZraSEJ2og


  3. HawaiiBig50 August 17, 2018 10:06 pm

    St Louis represented Hawaii like the champs they are. But Narbonne is not a California top 5 team. They not one of hammer squads from Cali. Last year they last to Long Beach and got smoked by centennial in 2017. Mater Dei, De Lasalle, St John Bosco, Centenial, Mission Viejo or Folsom are the team’s we need to see the big Lou play!! Beat one of those teams and it will show that Hawaii football is the real deal! Let’s bring those big dogs down to play!


  4. Manu August 17, 2018 10:37 pm

    @HB50, Don’t disrespect either Narbonne High School or St Louis. Both teams deserve to be recognized as one of the top high school teams in the country. This year St. Louis has a very special team, possibly better than any other St. Louis teams in its illustrious history. This years version of the Crusader football is probably the most balanced team I have ever seen in Hawaii. I know the young men up in La`ie will have a lot to say about that this year but right now St Louis is on a another level all alone.


  5. Robocop August 17, 2018 10:50 pm

    @Manu not so much the young men in La’ie, but the older has been or never was people that do nothing but troll and trash talk. I bet the Red Raider players themselves are great hard working guys. It’s the adults that are the ones he’ll bent on embarrassing their community


  6. 88 August 17, 2018 11:07 pm

    Adults like you…


  7. Izzz statue!!! August 17, 2018 11:18 pm

    Narbonne not even in the best division in Cali… but credit to them for flying out here two years straight. Next week game against Mililani going be more competitive. Millville going score at least 21… my prediction. St.louis 35 millville 21 i definitely agree with hawaiibig50 if Cal Lee wants to be #1 in the country you gotta play the top teams in the nation. And St. Louis will have to travel to the mainland.


  8. HawaiiBig50 August 17, 2018 11:26 pm

    @Manu nobody disrespecting St Louis. Like I said they played the champs they are. And they dominated tonight. It was a easy game for them. As far as you Narbonne is deserving to be called one one the top football teams in the nation’s is where we will disagree. Go look at their games last and the Schedule. The big boys they did play, they lost too. Long Beach was a close game but Centennial smashed them. The point of the comment wasn’t to put down St Louis but to say that I believe of they played a big time team they have the talent this year to possible beat one of em or hang in there. St Louis got a strong squad this year but I also disagree with you the point of them being the balance over the past years. Kahuku, Millilani and Punahou would have smashed Norbonne.. they aint the big dogs everyone making them to be. Narbonne is not even a top 5 in Calis Polls. So stop that talk about Narbonne being a hammer squad. They good but Hawaii’s D1 level teams can beat them. That’s my point. And it’s not to disrespect Nardbonne but to tell what reality is. Narbonne will do well competing with our D1. They not all the Open Division level and they are not Calis top dog!!


  9. HawaiiBig50 August 17, 2018 11:29 pm

    Sorry for all the grammatical mistakes. We half asleep writing this lol.


  10. HawaiiBig50 August 17, 2018 11:48 pm

    @Manu nobody disrespecting St Louis. Like I said they played like the champs they are. And they dominated tonight. It was a easy game for them. As far as you saying Narbonne is deserving to be called one one the top football teams in the nation, is where we will disagree. Go look at their games and their Schedule last season. Look who they played. The 2 big boys they did play, they lost to. Long Beach was a close game but Centennial smashed them. The point of the comment wasn’t to put down St Louis but to say, that I believe, if they played a big time team they possibly have enough talent to beat one of em or at least hang in tight. St Louis got a strong squad this year. But I also disagree with you saying they the most balance squad ever in Hawaii. That’s not even worth an argument. Yes the got a good team this year but I wouldn’t put them past St Louis last 2 years as well as many other years involving the likes of Millilani, Punahou and Kahuku. Kahuku, Millilani and Punahou would have smashed Narbonne tonight too. Narbonne aint the big dogs everyone making them to be. Not even close. Narbonne is not even a top 5 in Calis Polls. So stop that talk about Narbonne being a hammer squad. They good but even our D1 level teams can beat them. That’s my point. And it’s not to disrespect Nardbonne but to tell what the reality is. Narbonne will do well competing with our D1. But they not all the Open Division level and they are not Calis top dog!! Not even close. St Louis played Calis decent team tonight. Not one of the nation’s best!! That is why this game was just a overrated hype. St Louis played a decent Cali team. And that’s with much respect to Narbonne. But it’s true talk here. St Louis should be playing on the levels on IMG, Bishop Gormon, Chandler, St John Bosco, De La Salle and teams like those boys. And I do think St Louis, Millilani, Punahao and Kahuku can all hang with those top dogs… this game was a mismatch and it was boring! A hammer squad playing a midocre cali team.


  11. anywaaaays!! August 18, 2018 7:40 am

    You know how I know that Kahuku is the enemy of the state even to this day? Random people hiding behind fake screen names trashing our community, our kids, and our alma mater on a blog post that has nothing to do with Saint Lulu. Constant recruiting to destroy our communities and public school football is what the ILH wants and you can clearly see it here. It’s pathetic the level of hate people here have for our kids who play their hearts out week in and week out. Go look at yourselves in the mirror. RRFL!


  12. Realist808 August 18, 2018 9:04 am

    Nobody is trying to destroy communities over football lol. The Kahuku community is their own worst enemy. Just like the STL alumni is their worst enemy. Winning is an expectation. 2 losses in a single season is unacceptable. At the end of the day, it’s the parents choice to send the kid to Kahuku, STL or wherever. If the community is so tightly knit, then why do parents choose to send their kid into town to STL or Punahou? A parent will do what he or she feels is right for their child. Stop with the whole victim mentality. If Kahuku stopped the coaching carousel they’ve been in this past few years, the program would be a lot more dominant than it already is.


  13. 88 August 18, 2018 12:48 pm

    All the trash talking Narbonne was doing only to get banged in the @$$ by the Crusaders… Good win for St. Louis and for Hawaii High School Football. I wished Cal Lee kept his foot on the gas and scored 100 and left the starting D in the whole game.


  14. anywaaaays!! August 18, 2018 12:53 pm

    Saint Lulu better enjoy this while they can, because when they come up to the north shore, there’s only one team that will be banging @$$es, and it ain’t gonna be the team wearing blue and white! RRFL!


  15. Realist808 August 18, 2018 3:09 pm

    @anywaaaays!! They play at Aloha Stadium. The way both teams look, I think it’s going to be a long ride home for the Red Sea. Best OIA Open Division team at the moment would be Mililani. This years Kahuku team seems a lot more human than teams of the past. St. LOUIS, looked like a whole different beast in these past two weeks.


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