GAME NIGHT 9/1: Kamehameha/Saint Louis

Saint Louis’ Chandler Washington-Villanueva caught a ball ahead of Kamehameha’s Desmond Unutoa last year. Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser.

Head coach: Cal Lee
Saint Louis roster


Head coach: Abu Maafala
Kamehameha roster


No. 1 Saint Louis 44, No. 5 Kamehameha 0, Final

At Aloha Stadium
Saint Louis (3-0, 1-0) 14 0 14 16 — 44
Kamehameha (3-1, 0-1) 0 0 0 0 — 0
STL—Kainalu Tumpap 5 run (Jacob Tobias kick)
STL—Tumpap 2 run (Tobias kick)
STL—Chevan Cordeiro 4 run (Tobias kick)
STL—Jonah Panoke 12 pass from Cordeiro (Tobias kick)
STL—Safety, punt snap exits end zone
STL—Cordeiro 2 run (Tobias kick)
STL—Matthew Sykes 28 pass from Maika Bonner (Tobias kick)

RUSHING—STL: Cordeiro 10-53, Tumpap 10-28, Tamarick Hallums 1-(-2), Bonner 1-1. KS: Shannon 27-83, Kalamaku Kuewa 2-(-5), Skyler Ramos 1-6, Brandon Baniaga 4-9, Reino Bush 2-0, Laakea Ane 2-6, Braden Akima 3-11.

PASSING—STL: Cordeiro 20-29-0-250, Bonner 1-2-0-28. KS: Thomas Yam 2-4-0-31, Ramos 0-1-0-0, Brandon Baniaga 2-6-1-14.

RECEIVING—STL: Jonah Panoke 7-100, Koali Nishigaya 3-34, Makoa Close 1-7, Mitchell Quinn 3-41, Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe 3-59, Tumpap 1-1, Chance Beyer 2-8, Sykes 1-28. KS: Reino Bush 1-(-4), Braden Akima 1-35, Onyx Freitas 1-9, Shannon 1-5.

No. 1 Saint Louis 44, No. 5 Kamehameha 0, 7:23, fourth quarter

The Crusaders stop Shannon on fourth and 1, and reserve QB Maika Bonner connects with sophomore Matthew Sykes on a 28-yard TD pass.

No. 1 Saint Louis 37, No. 5 Kamehameha 0, :54, third quarter

Brandon Baniaga’s deep pass is picked off at the 50 by Junior Wily between the hashmarks. He weaves back against the grain and takes the ball all the way to the 2. Cordeiro scores on a 2-yard sneak to put the game into mercy-rule time.

No. 1 Saint Louis 30, No. 5 Kamehameha 0, 3:18, third quarter

Safety. Punt snap by Kamehameha sails high and out of the back of the end zone.

No. 1 Saint Louis 28, No. 5 Kamehameha 0, 4:20, third quarter

That was almost surgical and clinical. Cordeiro dissects the Kamehameha defense and the Crusaders go 73 yards in six plays, aided by a personal foul. Cordeiro finds Jonah Panoke for gains of 23 yards, and then a 12-yard TD on a post pattern. Saint Louis was far from perfect defensively, committing a string of penalties during Kamehameha’s previous drive. But they are dominating this game now.

No. 1 Saint Louis 21, No. 5 Kamehameha 0, 8:19, third quarter

Saint Louis opens the second half with a 12-play, 80-yard drive. Cordeiro with the keeper on the read option for a 4-yard TD run.


At Aloha Stadium
Saint Louis 14 0 x x — x
Kamehameha 0 0 x x — x
STL—Kainalu Tumpap 5 run (Jacob Tobias kick)
STL—Tumpap 2 run (Tobias kick)


Cordeiro 6-46,
Tumpap 8-23,

Shannon 19-42,
Kalamaku Kuewa 2-(-5),
Skyler Ramos 1-6,

Cordeiro 10-15-0-109,

Thomas Yam 2-4-0-31,
Ramos 0-1-0-0,
Brandon Baniaga 1-1-0-9,

Jonah Panoke 3-42,
Koali Nishigaya 3-34,
Makoa Close 1-7,
Mitchell Quinn 2-18,
Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe 1-8,

Reino Bush 1-(-4),
Braden Akima 1-35,
Onyx Freitas 1-9,

It’s been all Saint Louis so far. The Crusaders call time out at the 1-yard line, third and goal with 1:54 left in the first half. Kamehameha is trying valiantly to establish a ground game and it is starting to work, but the results so far are punt, punt, punt and turnover on downs. Chevan Cordeiro’s sneak attempt is stopped, but Saint Louis is called for (I think) illegal aiding the runner. Cordeiro scrambles for ages, finally fumbles on a hit, recovered by Joshua Mahelona at the 17. He has a clear path to the end zone, but can’t keep his balance and goes down at the 23. Huge break for Kamehameha after Saint Louis was at the 1.

No. 1 Saint Louis 14, No. 5 Kamehameha 0, 4:38, first quarter

After a Kamehameha three-and-out and a partially blocked punt, Saint Louis drives 41 yards to paydirt. Tumpap’s second TD is from 2 yards out.

No. 1 Saint Louis 7, No. 5 Kamehameha 0, 8:23, first quarter

First series, the Crusaders drove 61 yards in five plays, scoring on a 5-yard run by Kainalu Tumpap.


NOTES: Saint Louis has begun each of the last two years 3-0. The Crusaders have won the last six meetings against the Warriors, the last loss came in 2013. Saint Louis outscored Kamehameha 56-10 last year. Saint Louis has a seven game winning streak, the longest on Oahu. Kamehameha is 5-0 against Saint Louis when it has a running back gain more than 145 yards and 9-5-1 when it has a rusher go over 100 yards. Kamehameha is going for its first 4-0 start since 2013, it started 3-0 in 2014 and ’15 but lost game No. 4 both years. The Crusaders are 9-1 when they have a rusher go over 118 yards against Kamehameha, and 16-3 when they have a rusher go over 99 yards.

Top performers in the series since 1973
StL pass vs. Kamehameha: Jeremy Higgins with 484 in 2008
StL rush vs. Kamehameha: Ed Kini with 208 in 1973
StL receive vs. Kamehameha: Devan Stubblefield with 222 in 2013
Kamehameha pass vs. Saint Louis: Justice Young with 381 in 2015.
Kamehameha rush vs. Saint Louis: Kainoa Simao with 233 in 2013
Kamehameha receiving vs. Saint Louis: Kumoku Noa with 195 in 2015


  1. Alpha September 1, 2017 8:48 pm

    Let’s see if Kam is everything past articles says they are.

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