GAME NIGHT 9/23: Saint Louis/’Iolani

'Iolani's defense forced a fumble near the goal line in the first meeting between the two teams earlier this month. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
‘Iolani’s defense forced a fumble near the goal line in the first meeting between the two teams earlier this month. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Are you ready for a whirlwind of football? TEN, yes TEN games scheduled for Friday night on Oahu. We will do our very best to keep you covered.

The second-ranked Saint Louis Crusaders (4-0, 3-0) are in the driver’s seat for the top spot in the league after the first round of regular-season play. Saint Louis faces ‘Iolani (3-3, 0-3) in a rematch of a game three weeks ago won 49-7 by the Crusaders. Saint Louis QB Tua Tagovailoa needs 301 passing yards against ‘Iolani to join Timmy Chang (Saint Louis), Andrew Manley (Leilehua), McKenzie Milton (Mililani) and Brett Kan (Punahou) as only Oahu QB’s to throw for 7,000 yards in a career.

HISTORY: ‘Iolani has lost nine straight to the Crusaders since QB Jarrett Arakawa led the Raiders to a 35-30 win in 2008. Saint Louis leads 60-10-1 in the Prep Bowl and state championship eras.

Live updates of the 3:15 p.m. kickoff from Kozuki Stadium will follow below:

No. 2 Saint Louis 42, ‘Iolani 24, FINAL


Dylan Toilolo intercepts Mizutani on fourth down and returns it to his own 38, but a personal gets them back to the 23.

Tagovailoa with a school record in passing yards, breaking Jeremy Higgins’ mark. Tua is 41-47, 493 yards. Chevan Cordeiro now in at QB for STL. Tua is healthy, his day might be done.

Iolani goes 3 and out, punting from own 26 with 5:54 left.

Third stringer Andrew Yonemura is in at QB. Crusaders just milking it right now, 2:41 and running. Gonna punt for the first time in the game. Mizutani’s day is done too. Yokogawa in at QB
Yokogawa throws consecutive incompletions, is now 0-6

Tagovailoa now at 7,192 passing yards, moving past Punahou’s Brett Kan (7,188) for fourth place. Next up is McKenzie Milton (7,303).

And we are final.


Saint Louis to receive 2nd half kickoff. Iolani almost recovers an onside kick, instead it’s STL ball on the IOL 41

Tua is picked off in the end zone by Helam Baldonmero to the IOL 14.

Tai-John Mizutani breaks off a nice 17-yard rush to his own 39 but is down with a cramp. Trainers are tending to him and stretching him out. He’s shown his toughness in this game. Took a couple of big hits. Backup QB Jarin Yokogawa is in. Raiders driving, now on the Crusaders 35, Mizutani is still getting stretched out on the sideline. Three straight incompletions for Yokogawa, but the last one is a roughing the passer call that moves the ball to the 20. Yokogawa is 0-5, Raiders only moving through penalties. Mizutani still stretching. 4th and 9 from the 19, Evan Minami barely makes a 36 yard field goal.
Saint Louis 28, ‘Iolani 17. 6:08 left in Q3.

Raiders try another onside kick and it’s fair caught at the STL 47. They haven’t kicked off this whole game.

Three play drive for the Crusaders, capped by a 23 yard TD pass from Tagovailoa to Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe. Tobias PAT good
35-17, 5:33. Tua now 35-41, 414 yards. Mizutani back in the game.
His first pass is almost picked but dropped. Raiders go for it on fourth and 6 from their own 45 and they seem to not get it, but pass interference is called and now they’re on the Saint Louis 40.

Dylan Toilolo is down with a cramp for Saint Louis. Currently 1st and 10 for Iolani on the Crusader 26 after some short yardage runs from KJ Pascua, who is 24-117 today. Another tough kid in the Iolani backfield.
4:15 left in the third. Incomplete pass on 3rd and 6 from the 6, but Saint Louis’ defense gets called for pas interference again
3rd and 3 from the 3. Another pass interference!

KJ Pascua 2 yard TD rush, Minami PAT is good. 35-24, 2:08 left
Pascua is 26-120 with 3 TDs.

Dylan Silvia with a 9 yard rushing TD for STL, the only rush of the drive. Tobias PAT good. Saint Louis leads 42-24, 1:09 left in the third. Tua now 39-45, 468 yards.

At Kozuki Stadium
Saint Louis (4-0, 3-0) 21 7
‘Iolani (3-3, 0-3) 7 7
StL—Ronson Young 9 pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jacob Tobias kick)
StL—Young 18 pass from Tagovailoa (Tobias kick)
Iol—KJ Pascua 1 run (Evan Minami kick)
StL—Kainalu Reyes-Hackney 6 pass from Tagovailoa (Tobias kick)
Iol—Pascua 1 run (Minami kick)
StL—Chandler Washington-Villanueva 10 pass from Tagovailoa (Tobias kick)

RUSHING—Saint Louis: Tagovailoa 2-25, Austin Tuisano 1-6, Dylan Silva 1-2. ‘Iolani: Pascua 17-64, Tai-John Mizutani 4-0.
PASSING—Saint Louis: Tagovailoa 30-35-0-344. ‘Iolani: Mizutani 18-33-0-193.
RECEIVING—Saint Louis: Noah Alejado 9-116, Young 4-60, Washington-Villanueva 4-43, Silva 3-30, Reyes-Hackney 3-24, Chris Sykes 2-27, Makoa Close 2-23, Jaymason Nunuha 2-12, Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe 1-9. ‘Iolani: Justin Genovia 7-97, Brent Nagami 6-70, Jonah Miyazawa 3-17, Isaac Anderson 1-6, Pascua 1-3.


Saint Louis takes over on its 41 with 17 seconds remaining. Great play by Kyler Mento to break up the deep ball to an open Washington-Villanueva who had it, but then had it ripped out of his grasp.

‘Iolani goes hurry-up after a 13-yard pass to Nagami and has the ball across midfield with 29 seconds left. Nagami is tripped up on an 8-yard pass on third-and-10. Raiders go for it but it’s tipped at the line of scrimmage.

Saint Louis ball on its 26. Tagovailoa completes five straight passes and then takes off for the end zone but fumbles at the 1. ‘Iolani ball. Tagovailoa over 7,000 career passing yards.

‘Iolani starts at its 24 and Pascua with a rough run for 17 yards. Nagami with a tough catch on a tough throw from Mizutani under pressure. That goes for 12 on third-and-10. Now Genovia with a nice catch behind him for 11 yards to the 34 and a first down. Nagami with a drop over the middle right at the marker. Fourth-and-6. Pass to Miyazawa but he’s short. Terrible spot but he still should have been short. Play goes for 4 yards. Crusaders take over.

Crusaders start on their 7. 8:08 left in half. Tagovailoa hits his first five passes 78 yards but is nearly picked in the end zone by Helam Baldomero. Chandler Washington-Villanueva 10-yard TD pass from Tagovailoa on fourth-and-5. 28-14, 5:56. Tagovailoa 24-27, 273 yards, 4 TD.

‘Iolani on its 45. Mizutani with a 12-yard completion to Nagami and ‘Iolani is inside the Saint Louis 40. Third-and-10 from the 39. Flag is thrown for defensive pass interference but they pick it up and ‘Iolani will punt.

A holding call backs Saint Louis up. Tagovailoa runs for 14 on fourth-and-16 to get to the ‘Iolani 45. Pass is incomplete, just the second incomplete pass all game for Tua, who is 17-for-19 for 176 yards, but ‘Iolani takes over on its 45.

Raiders start second-and-4 from the 4. Mizutani scrambles out of pressure and might have a TD but drops the ball and falls on it at the 5. Third down. Pascua with the catch and he breaks a tackle to get to the 2 and is hit in the helmet. Another targeting penalty. Pascua 1-yard TD run, his second of the game. 21-14, 10:50.


Raiders have it third-and-10 and Crusaders bring an all-out blitz. Mizutani reads it and hits Genovia for 39 yards. He is tripped up by the last DB or else it would have been six. A defensive PI moves the ball to the 10 already. A 6-yard pass to Isaac Anderson at the 4 ends quarter.

Tagovailoa goes 8-for-8 for 62 yards on the drive completing passes to five different receivers. Kainalu Reyes-Hackney gets the last two, including a 6-yard TD pass. 21-7, 1:30, Q1.

‘Iolani gets its first first down on a 15-yard run by KJ Pascua. Raiders convert another first down as Justin Genovia takes an inside slant pass for 13 yards to the Crusaders 23. Timeout Saint Louis. Genovia in after missing last week’s game against Punahou. Third-and-10 and Faatui Tuitele has Mizutani in his grasp but Mizutani gets it away to Brent Nagami for 12 yards at the last second. First down at the 11. Mizutani runs to the 5 and then takes a bad helmet-to-helmet hit from LB Dylan Toilolo. Helmet-to-helmet called on Toilolo. KJ Pascua caps a 12-play, 60-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run. 14-7, 4:20.

Tagovailoa hits Alejado for 15 and then on the quick throw Ronson Young takes it in for an 18-yard TD reception for his second of the game. 14-0, 7:56, Q1. Tagovailoa 6-7, 85 yards, 2 TD.

Raiders go three-and-out as Saint Louis forces an intentional grounding on third down.

Saint Louis QB Tua Tagovailoa hits Noah Alejado three times for 43 yards. After a 2-yard run by Dylan Silva, Tagovailoa with a 9-yard TD pass to Ronson Young. 7-0, 9:22, Q1.

Raiders receive the ball first. QB Tai-John Mizutani has Jonah Miyazawa wide open on a crossing route on third-and-2 but he drops it and ‘Iolani has to punt.

Saint Louis LB Isaac Slade-Matautia is not suited up against 'Iolani. Photo by Billy Hull/Star-Advertiser.
Saint Louis LB Isaac Slade-Matautia is not suited up against ‘Iolani. Photo by Billy Hull/Star-Advertiser.

Saint Louis LB Isaac Slade-Matautia received two unsportsmanlike penalties in last week’s 35-3 win over Kamehameha. It results in a one-game automatic suspension but Saint Louis coach Cal Lee told the Star-Advertiser’s Paul Honda after the game that he wouldn’t be suspended because the second flag was a verbal infraction. Nonetheless, Slade-Matautia, who has also battled a shoulder injury this season, is not suited up.


  1. Checkyoself September 23, 2016 12:59 pm

    St. Louis 48-21 Iolani

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