GAME NIGHT 9/29: Punahou/Saint Louis

Punahou linebacker Logan Williams tackled Saint Louis QB Tua Tagovailoa in the first meeting between the two teams this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Punahou linebacker Logan Williams tackled Saint Louis QB Tua Tagovailoa in the first meeting between the two teams this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

No. 3 Punahou 33, No. 2 Saint Louis 20

at Aloha Stadium
Punahou (5-1, 4-1) 16 7 3 7 — 33
Saint Louis (5-1, 4-1) 0 0 14 6 — 20
Pun—Ethan Takeayama 24 pass from Nick Kapule (Jeff Chan kick)
Pun—Keala Martinson 12 pass from Kapule (Chan kick)
Pun—Safety, Tua Tagovailoa tackled in end zone by Miki Suguturaga
Pun—Enoch Nawahine 2 run (Chan kick)
StL—Ronson Young 3 run (Jacob Tobias kick)
Pun—FG Chan 37
StL—Young 4 run (Tobias kick)
Pun—Nawahine 6 run (Chan kick)
StL—Chevan Cordeiro 11 run
RUSHING—Punahou: Nawahine 13-36, Kapule 10-16, Stephen Barber 2-3, Sitiveni Kaufusi 5-1. Saint Louis: Young 6-37, Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe 2-26, Cordeiro 3-3, Tagovailoa 9-1.
PASSING—Punahou: Kapule 29-46-1-308. Saint Louis: Tagovailoa 12-26-2-118, Cordeiro 22–0-34.
RECEIVING—Punahou: Takeyama 9-96, Judd Cockett 7-32, Martinson 5-73, Eamon Brady 4-63, Nawahine 3-42, Hale Motu`apuaka 1-2. Saint Louis: Kekahuna-Kalawe 4-39, Noah Alejado 4-38, Jaymason Nunuha 2-30, Makoa Close 1-19, Chandler Washington-Villanueva 1-15, Young 1-8, Leelan Oasay 1-3.


FOURTH QUARTER

Punahou’s punt hits someone directly and bounces back for a loss of 7. Saint Louis takes over at Punahou 37 with 2:14 left. Chevan Cordeiro at QB. Cordeiro runs for an 11-yard TD on final play of game.

Saint Louis will start on its 27 with 5:48 remaining. Now add a sack for Dominick as Tagovailoa loses 13. Mitchell Quinn drops what would have likely been an 83-yard TD on third-and-20. That kind of night for Saint Louis, which punts with 4:26 remaining.

Stephen Barber in at QB for Punahou and he runs for 7 and a first down. Saint Louis with two tackles for loss to force punt with six minutes left. Saint Louis tries to block the kick and Isaiah Tufaga runs into the punter. Tufaga hurt on the play. Punahou declines the penalty.

Crusaders start on their 47 with 9:07 remaining. Tagovailoa with a 12-yard pass to Noah Alejado to move past McKenzie Milton (Mililani) for third place on the career passing list. Tagovailoa sacked on third down and fumbles. Punahou recovers. Miki Suguturaga with his second sack and Ryan Dominick with the recovery. Third turnover by Tagovailoa.

Kapule goes for the kill but Rick Sandry intercepts Kapule’s pass. Crazy back-to-back plays right there. Personal foul on Punahou on the play. Saint Louis gets the ball at the 47.

Tagovailoa with a 10-yard pass to Kekahuna-Kalawe. Looked like the ground caused the fumble but the ball bounces up and Punahou recovers on the 31.

Punahou facing a third-and-5 at the 39. Pressure forces an incomplete pass and it’s fourth down. Punahou will line up to go for it. Nope. Delay of game. Punahou will punt with 11:53 remaining. NO. They go for it on fourth-and-10 from the 44. Kapule almost sacked but scrambles out of it. He finds Takeyama for 10 yards. He’s down right at the marker. They will measure. FIRST DOWN at the 34. What a huge play by Punahou. Now Saint Louis has to burn its final timeout of the game. Punahou drives down and Enoch Nawahine with his second rush TD, 6 yards out 33-14, 9:49. Kapule over 300 yards passing.

THIRD QUARTER

Buffanblu start on their 32 and have it third-and-1 at the 41. False start on Punahou. Pass to Brady is good for 20 yards. End of the third.

Saint Louis starts on its 21. Saint Louis has to burn its second timeout of half without running a play. That could hurt later. Young runs for 23 yards and then 3 more yards. Kekahuna-Kalawe with a 16-yard reception and then gets another 13-yard run to set up Young’s second rushing TD of the game from 4 yards out. 26-14, 2:38, Q3.

Martinson turns a short reception into a 33-yard gain and then catches two more passes for 13 yards down to the 34. Third-and-2 pass to Cockett goes for 3 yards and a first down. Fourth tackle for loss by Tuitele as he stops Nawahine for a loss of 1. Third-and-11 and Dylan Toilolo jumps early on the blitz. Third-and-6. Kapule runs for 3 yards to set up fourth down but Saint Louis hits a defenseless player and the penalty results in a first down at the 12. Kapule misses on two passes to set up third-and-10 from the 12. Toilolo comes flying in on the blitz to sack Kapule for a loss of 8. Jeff Chan drills a 27-yard field goal and it’s 26-7, 4:29, Q3.

Crusaders start on their 25. Junior Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe with a 7-yard reception and a 13-yard run followed by a 12-yard scamper by Tagovailoa. Kekahuna-Kalawe with a 13-yard catch and Tagovailoa gets 8 on the draw. Crusaders mixing it up. Tagovailoa finds Nunuha over the middle who breaks a tackle and gets to the 3 for a 19-yard reception. Saint Louis has to burn a timeout though. Ronson Young 3-yard TD run. 8:28, Q3. Crusaders triple their total yards from first half on first drive of second half.

HALFTIME BOX
at Aloha Stadium
Punahou (4-1, 3-1) 16 7
Saint Louis (5-0, 4-0) 0 0
Pun—Ethan Takeayama 24 pass from Nick Kapule (Jeff Chan kick)
Pun—Keala Martinson 12 pass from Kapule (Chan kick)
Pun—Safety, Tua Tagovailoa tackled in end zone by Miki Suguturaga
Pun—Enoch Nawahine 2 run (Chan kick)

RUSHING—Punahou: Kapule 8-21, Nawahine 9-26. Saint Louis: Tagovailoa 4-(minus 8), Ronson Young 1-4.
PASSING—Punahou: Kapule 19-30-0-192. Saint Louis: Tagovailoa 4-12-2-29.
RECEIVING—Punahou: Takeyama 6-68, Judd Cockett 6-29, Nawahine 3-42, Eamon Brady 2-39, Martinson 1-12, Hale Motu`apuaka 1-2. Saint Louis: Noah Alejado 2-10, Jaymason Nunuha 1-11, Young 1-8.

SECOND QUARTER

Dominick returns it to the 47. HALF.

Punahou interferes with the catch on the punt after Saint Louis nearly blocks the punt. Saint Louis will start its drive with 1:09 remaining at the Punahou 41. Tagovailoa hits Alejado for 7 and then runs for 9 to the 25. Down to 29 seconds remaining. Pass to Jameson Nunuha for 11 yards to the 14. Tagoaviloa in trouble and tries to get away but then just throws it up and it’s picked off by Ryan Dominick. Bad throw and Saint Louis turns it over in the red zone with 4 seconds remaining.

Buffanblu start on their 35. Tuitele with his THIRD sack of the first half for Saint Louis. He has been the lone bright spot for the Crusaders. Third-and-10 with less than two minutes remaining. Punahou tries a quick pass to Cockett but Saint Louis is all over it for a loss of 4. Timeout Crusaders to force a punt with 1:25 remaining in the half.

Crusaders ball on 20 with 3:33 remaining in half. Third-and-2 and Marist Liufau drops an INT after Tagovailoa almost gets picked off on previous pass. Crusaders three-and-out. Tagovailoa 2-8, 11 yards, INT.

Punahou starts on the Saint Louis 45. DL Faatui Tuitele with his second sack to force third-and-11. Takeyama with a catch and makes a man miss and picks up 13 and a first down to the 33. Fourth-and-3 after Kapule is stopped for a 1-yard gain. Timeout Punahou. Buffanblu will go for it instead of try a 43-yard field goal. Pass to Cockett is complete for 4 yards and a first down. After an incomplete pass, Punahou moves early. Second-and-15 at the 27. Pressure forces Kapule to run for 7 on third-and-15. Jeffrey Chan will attempt a 37-yard field goal. He misses it well to the right. Saint Louis takes over on the 20.

Tagovailoa sacked by Ryan Dominick for a loss of 6. Two more incomplete passes and Saint Louis is three-and-out. Tagovailoa 1-4, 3 yards, 1 INT, sacked twice.


First-and-goal at the 7 after a 12-yard pass to Takeyama. Enoch Nawahine 2-yard TD run. 23-0 Punahou, 10:10.

FIRST QUARTER

Punahou starts on its 30. Third-and-1 and Nawahine runs for 4. Nawahine with a 20-yard catch out of the backfield to the Saint Louis 23. Quarter ends. Total yards: Punahou 196, Saint Louis -4. Kapule 12-19, 155 yards, 2 TD.

Just a 6-yard punt and Saint Louis takes over on the Punahou 45. Big momentum swing there. Tagovailoa’s pass is bobbled by receiver and picked off by Kaulana Makaula.

Two incomplete passes and it’s third-and-10. Big play here by Saint Louis. Deep ball is incomplete but there was contact with two different receivers. Flag is thrown but then picked up. Three Kapule incomplete passes and a punt. Saint Louis needed that.

Tagovailoa dances around and runs backward all the way into the end zone. DL Miki Suguturaga gets him down in the end zone and it’s a 20-yard sack resulting in a safety. 16-0 Punahou.

False start on Punahou. Buffanblu first-and-15 on their 30. Slade-Matautia in the game for Saint Louis. Kapule misses an open Brady to set up third-and-10. Kapule finds Nawahine out of the backfield for 16. Brady open again for a 15-yard completion. Judd Cockett gets his first catch for 11 yards and then Kapule runs to the 12 for 9 yards. Third-and-1 and Kapule finds an open Keala Martinson for a 12-yard TD. Punahou with 150 yards and two TDs on first two drives. 14-0, 4:13.

Crusaders start from the 20 with Tua Tagovailoa at QB. Tagovailoa hit as he throws by Miki Suguturaga to force an incompletion. False start on Saint Louis. Tagovailoa runs for 9. Third-and-6. Pass to Noah Alejado for 3 yards but he’s tackled short by Aaron Woo. Saint Louis three-and-out.

Touchback. Punahou starts on its 20. Incomplete pass and a false start for Punahou. QB Nick Kapule scrambles for 10 yards on third-and-6 to pick up a first down. DL Faatui Tuitele with a sack to force third-and-7 but Saint Louis moves early. Third-and-2. Option play and RB Enoch Nawahine picks up 5 and a first down. Kapule finds a wide open Eamon Brady for yards and then has Keala Martinson open for a TD but he drops it in the end zone. Kapule pumps fakes and goes deep to Ethan Takeyama, who hauls in a 24-yard TD pass. Takeyama four catches for 43 yards on drive. Here we go again. 7-0, 8:12

••••••••••••••

Punahou won the toss and will receive.

CAPTAINS
Punahou: Miki Suguturaga, Aaron Woo, Nick Kapule, Judd Cockett
Saint Louis: Jalen Saole, Michael Minihan

5:49 p.m.: Saint Louis LB Isaac Slade-Matautia not listed as a starter tonight for the Crusaders.

5:15 p.m.: Been told Punahou DL Falcon Kaumatule (neck) and LB Logan Williams are both out with injuries.

••••••••••••••

After accounting for nine touchdowns in the first meeting between Saint Louis and Punahou and throwing for a school-record 493 yards against ‘Iolani on 41-for-47 passing last week, what does Tua Tagovailoa have in store for us next?

The Alabama commit takes the field at Aloha Stadium tonight as the second-ranked Crusaders face No. 3 Punahou in a rematch of a 64-44 win by Saint Louis earlier this month.

Tagovailoa, who only trails brother Taulia Tagovailoa for the state lead in passing yards despite playing only five games, has thrown 18 touchdowns with only one pick this season while completing 73 percent of his passes.

Tua enters the game 105 passing yards behind Mililani alum McKenzie Milton for third on the career passing list and 809 yards behind career leader Timmy Chang of Saint Louis.

Punahou QB Nick Kapule, who also has only played five games this year, is third in the state in passing with 1,565 yards and 21 touchdowns with only two picks.

Get your calculators out. It’s likely to be another shootout.

Here’s Paul Honda‘s preview of the game in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser.


Saint Louis’ Cal Lee (258-38-5) is the all-time winningest high school football coach in Hawaii while Punahou’s Kale Ane (129-57) recently cracked the top 10.

Cal Lee (258-38-5) vs. Oahu’s top 10 winningest coaches (86-16)
vs. Larry Ginoza, never met
vs. Cal Chai, 5-1
vs. Wendell Look, 24-1
vs. John Velasco, never met
vs. Hugh Yoshida, 0-1 <1984>
vs. Eddie Hamada, 13-4
vs. Don Botelho, 35-6
vs. Ane, 9-3
vs. Ron Marciel, never met

Kale Ane vs. Oahu’s 10 winningest coaches (27-14)

vs. Cal Lee 3-9
vs. Larry Ginoza, never met
vs. Cal Chai, never met
vs. Wendell Look, 18-5
vs. John Velasco, never met
vs. Hugh Yoshida, never met
vs. Eddie Hamada, never met
vs. Don Botelho, 6-0
vs. Ron Marciel, never met

COMMENTS

  1. Alpha September 29, 2016 1:21 pm

    This could be a preview of the Open final folks. . . Let’s see what adjustments Coach Ane and the Puns made.


  2. TooMeke September 29, 2016 2:03 pm

    Let’s go Puns! Go get it Falken!


  3. ilh September 29, 2016 3:00 pm

    Tua, enough said


  4. Checkyoself September 29, 2016 3:02 pm

    St. Louis 42-28 Punahou


  5. Mahatma Gandhi September 29, 2016 4:05 pm

    Alpha, they not putting the ILH teams on the same side of the bracket to prevent an all-ILH championship game?


  6. Mahatma Gandhi September 29, 2016 4:06 pm

    Alpha, they not putting the ILH teams on the same side of the bracket to prevent a possible all-ILH championship game?


  7. i love 88 September 29, 2016 4:09 pm

    Look everyone its TOOMEKE, the guy who’s mom let him grade her college papers when he was 5 and on his tricycle. It’s the new Doogie Howser! This guy has like 5 Doctorates. He graduated from college at age 14. He challenges guys but when others call him out he doesn’t show.

    TOOMEKE is the gold medal winner and the gold standard for talking crap and not showing up when called out.

    Of yeah and “crickets” haha.


  8. 87 September 29, 2016 5:18 pm

    the state of hawaii wants to make it as hard as possible for kahuku so the answer is no, stl and punahou are not going to be in the same bracket.

    when one elitist school cant bring home the trophy send two of um.


  9. Alpha September 29, 2016 5:30 pm

    @MahtmaGahndi. . . It’s a possibility


  10. al September 29, 2016 6:01 pm

    “87 September 29, 2016 at 5:18 pm
    the state of hawaii wants to make it as hard as possible for kahuku so the answer is no, stl and punahou are not going to be in the same bracket.”

    Such humility to think that the entire state of Hawaii is after Kahuku football. I guess we all have to feel important somehow.


  11. Jeezy33 September 29, 2016 6:09 pm

    Professor TooMeke! THERE you are! I keep waiting for you to respond to my questions, professor! In case you guys didn’t know, Professor TooMeke was a child prodigy. He claims to have a mother who is an English professor who used to make him grade her college papers when he was in 10th grade! He also graduated from a “top english dept” from a “Pac-10” school then went on to get his phD in “higher academia” in another top english dept in the Pac-10.

    I’m so in awe of you, Professor TooMeke! I’m sure that you met Education First and showed him your credentials, after all, you were calling everybody else out saying “any time, any place” that you were going to show your IMPRESSIVE collection of degrees.

    But PLEASE, professor. PLEASE answer my questions about your phD program, because I really am impressed by you!

    “What were you researching for your dissertation? What was your focus in the English department in your phD program? What texts did you use for your areas/comps? I’ve never heard of anyone who is actually in academia call it “higher academia.” What does higher academia mean? Is it the opposite of “lower academia?” What conferences have you participated in? Any journal publications? Which ones and what were the articles about?”

    I’m looking forward to your reply, Professor TooMeke!


  12. TooMeke September 29, 2016 6:47 pm

    23-0. Hehehehehe…

    @ilh. Where you at?

    *crickets* (that was for you EF)

    @Jeezy. Is that how they taught you how to beg at the halfway house? “Please sir…may I have more porridge sir?” I have to say…they taught you well.

    HA!!!


  13. TooMeke September 29, 2016 6:49 pm

    Coach.

    Run. Up. The. Score.

    You know that no lead is safe…

    HA!!!


  14. Jeezy33 September 29, 2016 6:51 pm

    Professor TooMeke, you mean you can’t answer my questions? Is it because you’re so full of crap and you made that entire story up as a pathetic attempt to make yourself look good? And you spent that whole time calling other people out but as soon as Education First gave you an address and time to meet him, you chickened out and left everyone with *crickets?

    You are pathetic, TooMeke. Probably too pathetic to even admit that you lied, but that seems to be par for Kahuku fans like yourself.

    RR4L!


  15. Alpha September 29, 2016 7:12 pm

    Puns lookin good…. another half to go… can they hold on.


  16. I love 88 September 29, 2016 8:23 pm

    TooMeke September 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm
    23-0. Hehehehehe…

    @ilh. Where you at?

    *crickets* (that was for you EF)

    @Jeezy. Is that how they taught you how to beg at the halfway house? “Please sir…may I have more porridge sir?” I have to say…they taught you well.

    HA!!!

    Such a coward. Talk smack to me. Make up lies. Disappear when others call you out. How come that is cuz?

    The whole world, or at least the whole SA world knows you one fag and one chicken. All talk!!!

    HAHA keep um coming, crickets, haha. Can you be less original?

    Hi 88! I had fun yesterday!


  17. iLh September 29, 2016 8:31 pm

    Tua got manned, Nuff said.


  18. Alpha September 29, 2016 8:34 pm

    Punahou got their own variation of the jumbo package goin….


  19. Alpha September 29, 2016 8:36 pm

    They call it the “uce” formation. . . #usopower


  20. Good Story September 29, 2016 8:41 pm

    Well I guess my butt won’t hurt anymore, since we should be ranked #1 again on MaxPreps. Talk smack so’o and cannot even stay #1 for 24 hrs.


  21. OHHREALLY September 29, 2016 8:53 pm

    Wow crusaders really struggled in the last two games. If they can’t get the running game going they will lose the next the rematch with punahou and possibly put them up against kahuku come playoffs. That defense will tear that offense apart if they expect Tua to be the only capable runner.. Get it going coach!!


  22. RRFLbaby September 29, 2016 8:55 pm

    Basically, Crusaders Oline sucks, and the Crusaders vaunted Defense still needs work.
    Tua is talented, but there is only so much he can do without help.

    Any inside scoop as to what happened between the last game and tonight?


  23. 87 September 29, 2016 8:58 pm

    Punahou with the win I admit the 12th man was in effect for the puns here at the stadium. Gotta love their fan support just like Big Red great communities and great programs. I encourage any young Red Raider that has a chance to attend Punahou to do it. RR4L!
    #wealwaysstacked #sharingiscaring #buffnred #bigblue #supportthecoaches


  24. Alpha September 29, 2016 9:05 pm

    Great adjustments from game 1 Puns. That uce formation is somthing to see. Kahuku need to study this film because it somthing they need to really prep for. That’s some quality coaching puns. . . And STL can you pls give Tua some time back there, that oline was having trouble with puns 4 man rush… What a wk of upsets…..


  25. Hauula93 September 29, 2016 9:35 pm

    Great adjustments by Punahou this time… They did their homework and was more hungry this time around… Defense showed up and contained Tua man…..Great job… Third game is needed and let’s see who shows up… Good luck to both teams and stay healthy….RRFL…


  26. i love 88 September 29, 2016 10:19 pm

    87 September 29, 2016 at 5:18 pm
    the state of hawaii wants to make it as hard as possible for kahuku so the answer is no, stl and punahou are not going to be in the same bracket.

    when one elitist school can’t bring home the trophy send two of um.

    No you make it hard on your kids when you don’t help them study and they cannot read or spell.

    Hi 88!


  27. LohuiLani September 30, 2016 6:36 am

    Lets be reasonable here – Punahou made the adjustments and came into this game prepared. They also have the athletes to play great defense and run a Jumbo package along with that high powered passing game, I dont know why the coaching staff didnt think about this in their first meeting…the blueprint against St. Louis was layed out when Kahuku defeated them last year. Kill the clock/ Play great defense.

    Before you know it St. Louis will go wildcat jumbo to compensate for their lack of pass protection. Its not rocket science just follow what Coach Tata has been doing with Kahuku. These ILH coaches are to caught up with the fact that they have superior Blue chippers that they dont get creative in their coaching. It takes someone like Tata to show them how to cater a team to the players strengths.


  28. 808Savage September 30, 2016 6:49 am

    LohuiLani September 30, 2016 at 6:36 am
    Lets be reasonable here – Punahou made the adjustments and came into this game prepared. They also have the athletes to play great defense and run a Jumbo package along with that high powered passing game, I dont know why the coaching staff didnt think about this in their first meeting…the blueprint against St. Louis was layed out when Kahuku defeated them last year. Kill the clock/ Play great defense.

    Before you know it St. Louis will go wildcat jumbo to compensate for their lack of pass protection. Its not rocket science just follow what Coach Tata has been doing with Kahuku. These ILH coaches are to caught up with the fact that they have superior Blue chippers that they dont get creative in their coaching. It takes someone like Tata to show them how to cater a team to the players strengths.

    Are you saying that Tata is “creative” by running a Jumbo?
    No ILH team will go “Jumbo Package”. That type of offense are for idiots that can’t read literally or any defensive scheme to adjust. Anyone can run a jumbo offense, why do you think they got rid of Hao? Dive left, dive right. Why have an OC in the first place. Why even have WRs.

    Go M.I.A. again, you’re always good for one comment that doesn’t make any sense.


  29. al September 30, 2016 7:21 am

    @LohuiLani Stop being delusional.

    1. Punahou didn’t go jumbo set in the game against Saint Louis. Their quarterback had 308 yards passing. What are you talking about?

    2. Jumbo sets aren’t creative. They’re as old as football itself. The blocking schemes are extremely simple and uncomplicated, that’s why people here are calling it a “pop warner offense.” It works fine for Kahuku but it isn’t some magic bullet offense. There’s a reason why offenses like Kahuku, or the veer, wing-t (like lahainaluna ran), triple option, A-12, or whatever, works at the high school level but is hardly seen as a base offense at the higher levels. Although to be fair, triple option, A-12, veer, and wing-t are much more complex than “half back dive up the middle with goal line personnel.”

    Kahuku keeps it simple and pretty uncomplicated and is very good at what they do.

    3. St Louis will not go “jumbo” as his base offense and just HB dive left, right, and middle like Kahuku does. Cal Lee has coached since the 70s and his offensive philosophy is the run and shoot. He’s done it for over 20+ years and is 241-32-5. He will look at game film and adjust line protections and if that doesn’t work, then they’ll continue to make adjustments and move forward for the next year.


  30. hossana September 30, 2016 7:48 am

    In the tri-scrimmage during the summer between Kahuku, Farrington, and Puns, Puns were able to move the ball quite easily against the vaulted Kahuku and Farr. defenses and, and this is imp.., they were able to stop with great effectiveness, Kahuku’s running game…you can say that it was during the summer and there have been personnel chgs. at Kahuku but the same can be said for Punahou as they have made personnel changes, also…….In the 1st game against St. Louis, Punahou had a 2 t.d. lead but faltered in the 2nd half and allowed Tua to run wild not to say that St. Louis receivers were running wild, also…..but Puns made their adjustments and matched their speed on the defensive line in getting to Tua and I’m sure Kahuku was salivating seeing how weak the St. Louis offensive line was exposed and were probably just waiting to play St. Louis. Well, St. Louis and Punahou will probably play a 3rd time in the ILH or State playoffs and it will be interesting to see which will prevail and end up playing Kahuku…Kahuku is still No. 1 until someone knocks them off their perch as the ILH and OIA don’t have teams like Bishop Gorman or Liberty in LV…..its going to be interesting but I BELIEVE RED RAIDERS AKA KAHUKU WILL PREVAIL AND REPEAT AS STATE CHAMPS. Nothing more and nothing less.


  31. Education First September 30, 2016 8:00 am

    TooMeke September 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    *crickets* (that was for you EF)

    TooMeke, where were you buddy? I was waiting like 30 minutes for you to show the other day. We even had pupus waiting. I will be in downtown take care of some contracts. Then I will be eating lunch at Pig and the Lady at 11:30am. Please stop by and ask the hostess for William, party of 4. It supposed to be 3, but I will make sure to save you a seat.

    If you are going to talk crap and call people out, please show up when I ask you to meet me.

    BTW I even had my assistant scan and print out my 3 degrees. I hope you will do the same when we meet so we can compare.

    And my offer still stands for a job. I need someone to carry mu luggage.


  32. Alpha September 30, 2016 10:12 am

    al September 30, 2016 at 7:21 am
    @LohuiLani Stop being delusional.

    1. Punahou didn’t go jumbo set in the game against Saint Louis. Their quarterback had 308 yards passing. What are you talking about?

    2. Jumbo sets aren’t creative. They’re as old as football itself. The blocking schemes are extremely simple and uncomplicated, that’s why people here are calling it a “pop warner offense.” It works fine for Kahuku but it isn’t some magic bullet offense. There’s a reason why offenses like Kahuku, or the veer, wing-t (like lahainaluna ran), triple option, A-12, or whatever, works at the high school level but is hardly seen as a base offense at the higher levels. Although to be fair, triple option, A-12, veer, and wing-t are much more complex than “half back dive up the middle with goal line personnel.”

    So what do call Punahou’s uce formation? They had 4 in the backfield, 2fbs behind te and gaurd with a qb and hb. Punahou scored twice with “half back dive up the middle with goal line personnel”, with the blocking scheme as extremely simple as can be. The difference i seen in the jumbo formation is Kahuku runs with a dbl tight, but Punahou aligns the backside eligible reciever out at wide. Being that Punahou has a more advanced qb then Kahuku, their variation of the jumbo pkg opens up endless options with the talent they have on offense. Although Puns is capable of executing a complex offense, Coach Anae (both of them) know these poly boys want to just lineup and dig their hands in the turf and play some smash mouth football (probably why they named it the “uce” formation). Sometimes the term Keep It Simple Stupid is overlooked. So I guess to clear it up, Punahou went uce (jumbo) in the game, just not the whole game. But it did come in handy.


  33. al September 30, 2016 11:03 am

    alpha: i probably shold’ve been clearer. Jumbo as a base offensive set like how Kahuku runs. That’s really what Lohui-whatever is claiming versus changing up formations to throw Saint Louis off balance for the game.


  34. Education First September 30, 2016 12:16 pm

    Alpha September 29, 2016 at 8:36 pm
    They call it the “uce” formation. . . #usopower

    For the record, this formation is not called “UCE” formation. Punahou would not willingly allow a coach to call one of their packages something that can be perceived as politically incorrect.

    If they had African-Americans they wouldn’t call it blood. If they had Mexican-Americans they wouldn’t call the play Vato. If they had Filipino-Americans they wouldn’t call it Manong.

    This formation is named about a creature living in the ocean.


  35. Alpha September 30, 2016 1:33 pm

    Education First September 30, 2016 at 12:16 pm
    Alpha September 29, 2016 at 8:36 pm
    They call it the “uce” formation. . . #usopower

    For the record, this formation is not called “UCE” formation. Punahou would not willingly allow a coach to call one of their packages something that can be perceived as politically incorrect.

    No friggin duh, of course the formation is not called “uce”. But loosen up my dude, have you ever been a football coordinator before? you have the freedom to give a formation whatever nickname you want, or whatever will help the kids remember it. If football was a written test then yes “uce” is the wrong answer. I mean, is Omaha or Hail Mary a politically correct play call? They probably got “uce” from the uso’s in the trenches and the smash mouth style the formation ask for. But since your good at backing up yourself here’s my source….
    4,988 views
    18h
    scoringlive. . . Enoch Nawahine scores from the “uce” formation to give Punahou a 23-0 lead over Saint Louis. #SLreplay #SupportHighSchoolSports

    And If that doesn’t fullfill your need to be heard then hit up SL and ask who their sources are and correct them. In fact call Punahou yourself and find out since you all up in the know over there. You probably just hating the fact the word “uce” is involved. But hey, what do I know right.


  36. Education First September 30, 2016 4:26 pm

    @ Alpha

    No I have never been a football coordinator. But what I have been is a person who has sat on the board of several companies, organizations, and I have worked with board members at Punahou.

    And I can tell you this confidently as this is no laughing matter.

    I cannot speak for other schools but I can say that at Punahou and Iolani, no coach has the “freedom” to name a play something as politically insensitive as “UCE” or “Vato” or “Hombre” or anything else that ignorant.

    And you are saying that we should look at the NFL as our role models? A league that is full of guys who abuse women (ray rice); get caught with weapons and cocaine (greg hardy); and enter rehabs for substance abuse (josh gordon ). That’s your example?

    And I could careless if Scoringlive wrote that. It doesn’t make it right.

    For the record the formation is called “whale” /’d you can ask the HC or OC for verification.

    I can understand why you are blogging instead of coaching.

    Kind of sad that you are trying to defend racially sensitive comments.

    I guess you are probably okay with kids using the “N” word too right? Or since rappers use it (instead of Scoringlive) it makes it okay?

    So sad…


  37. Alpha September 30, 2016 5:20 pm

    Education First September 30, 2016 at 4:26 pm
    @ Alpha

    No I have never been a football coordinator. But what I have been is a person who has sat on the board of several companies, organizations, and I have worked with board members at Punahou.

    And I can tell you this confidently as this is no laughing matter.

    I cannot speak for other schools but I can say that at Punahou and Iolani, no coach has the “freedom” to name a play something as politically insensitive as “UCE” or “Vato” or “Hombre” or anything else that ignorant.

    And you are saying that we should look at the NFL as our role models? A league that is full of guys who abuse women (ray rice); get caught with weapons and cocaine (greg hardy); and enter rehabs for substance abuse (josh gordon ). That’s your example?

    And I could careless if Scoringlive wrote that. It doesn’t make it right.

    For the record the formation is called “whale” /’d you can ask the HC or OC for verification.

    I can understand why you are blogging instead of coaching.

    Kind of sad that you are trying to defend racially sensitive comments.

    I guess you are probably okay with kids using the “N” word too right? Or since rappers use it (instead of Scoringlive) it makes it okay?

    So sad…

    So you didn’t call and get confirmation? You called me out on it, I gave you proof that I wasn’t making it up. Could you or can you get someone to confirm that the players know the whale as the uce. Simple, no history lesson or a run down of your impressive accomplishments. . . Just a simple confirmation of the subject at hand.


  38. Education First September 30, 2016 5:29 pm

    @Alpha, cmon man are you really this ignorant?

    Why do I need to call Scoringlive? You are defending it.

    And here is some words of advice. Regardless of the origin, if you publish, write, or tell inaccurate information or racially insensitive information that is illegal in some states like Colorado, and you commit either libel or slander, buddy you are just as guilty.

    Luckily for you we live in Hawaii and the last time I checked it isn’t criminal to publish racially inventive material even if you are copycatting someone.

    All it makes you is ignorant which isn’t criminal. Although the punishment of having to live with ignorance and prejudice might be worse than going to jail in some people’s eyes.

    So sad. As for confirmation I know for a fact since I talk to several of the coaches. No need to confirm. I don’t care if you believe me or it.

    But what I do know is your ignorant for defending such a ridiculous comment. And “any coordinator can give any play any nickname they want.”

    Haha, im actually impressed that you would publicly write that. But, behind your fake name. I know you wouldn’t dare put that comment behind your real name. Or would you?


  39. Alpha September 30, 2016 5:43 pm

    Education First September 30, 2016 at 5:29 pm
    @Alpha, cmon man are you really this ignorant?

    Why do I need to call Scoringlive? You are defending it

    I meant call one your Punahou sources to confirm. Is that a possibility or your just going to talk your way around the subject that you pretty much is making big deal out of.


  40. Education First September 30, 2016 5:49 pm

    Um, “call one of my Punahou sources to confirm?”

    Buddy, can you read? I said you can believe me or not. I talk to the coaches regularly. They said its called that.

    Man, I’m really hoping you are playing with me. I didn’t compose a really high level piece. And you couldn’t pull out that information yourself?

    Wow.


  41. Alpha September 30, 2016 6:14 pm

    Education First September 30, 2016 at 5:49 pm
    Um, “call one of my Punahou sources to confirm?”

    Buddy, can you read? I said you can believe me or not. I talk to the coaches regularly. They said its called that.

    Sorry dude, I probably did miss it. They said it’s called what? Whale or uce?. . . Excuse me, trynna Bowl these last frames before heading out to the Mililani/Leilehua game. Don’t have the time to read or even care about your long post. Or can sombody copy and paste it for me. Thx fellas. . .


  42. al September 30, 2016 8:36 pm

    Alpha “Sorry dude, I probably did miss it. They said it’s called what? Whale or uce?. . . Excuse me, trynna Bowl these last frames before heading out to the Mililani/Leilehua game. ”

    Education First’s post really wasn’t long or hard to read. Now you’re REALLY blending in with your RR4L homeboys. You don’t read what other people write, make fun of people who do write well, and then get snarky and dismissive. It’s kind of sad. I had higher expectations for you.


  43. Alpha September 30, 2016 9:48 pm

    al September 30, 2016 at 8:36 pm
    Alpha “Sorry dude, I probably did miss it. They said it’s called what? Whale or uce?. . . Excuse me, trynna Bowl these last frames before heading out to the Mililani/Leilehua game. ”

    Education First’s post really wasn’t long or hard to read. Now you’re REALLY blending in with your RR4L homeboys. You don’t read what other people write, make fun of people who do write well, and then get snarky and dismissive. It’s kind of sad. I had higher expectations for you.

    I just don’t have the energy to care somtimes. My life does get in the way of trying to keep up with u guys. But really? What does it matter what the formation is called? Don’t yall get any respect anywhere else but here? Like I said before, yall can have it. . . Whatever it is you guys chasing patrolling these comments then have lol…..


  44. i love 88 September 30, 2016 10:42 pm

    Alpha it’s called setting good examples. I read it and it isn’t politically correct. Some people could be offended by it. Some won’t care. Some will think it’s funny. Some will be offended. Why name it something that will offend some. It’ easier just to call it something that offends nothing such as whale, or jumbo, or bear, or whatever. It’s interesting that in today’s world you just dismiss it. Then you try to redirect. Then you try to humor. Then you try to make like you busy. All different kinds of techniques and strategies to confuse the reader and pull them away from the truth is that you were trying to defend an offensive name. But go bowl, or fly to the moon, or save some cats from the tree, or whatever you do. Just please stop with the racist comments and then trying to defend it. It’s not a good look for you.


  45. Alpha October 1, 2016 1:01 am

    @ilove88… got it.


  46. Jeezy33 October 1, 2016 7:32 am

    @alpha “But really? What does it matter what the formation is called?”

    Then why are you arguing it? You want to argue with people by making declarations about how correct you are and then when it doesn’t go your way, you play the “tl;dr” card and say “i have better things to do with my time.” People like 88 tend to do that but at least you’re more polite about it.


  47. Education First October 1, 2016 1:29 pm

    Jeezy I agree with you. People can say things like “why are some people so sensitive. But it’s 2016 and people need to understand that ignorance often puts kids into uncomfortable situations.


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