GAME NIGHT 9/9: Punahou/Saint Louis

Punahou WR Ethan Takeyama stretches for the first TD of the game. Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Punahou WR Ethan Takeyama stretches for the first TD of the game. Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

A six-game slate on Oahu is set for Friday night with the most anticipation for the second game of an ILH doubleheader at Aloha Stadium.

No. 2 Saint Louis and No. 3 Punahou meet for the first of what could end up being two or three more times this season depending on how the ILH season shakes out.

Live updates of the approximately 7:45 p.m. kickoff will follow below:


No. 2 Saint Louis 64, No. 3 Punahou 44

at Aloha Stadium
Saint Louis (3-0, 2-0) 0 28 22 14 — 64
Punahou (2-1, 1-1) 13 17 6 8 — 44
Pun—FG Jeffrey Chan 25
Pun—Ethan Takeyama 19 pass from Nick Kapule (Chan kick)
Pun—FG Chan 44
StL—Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe 37 pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jacob Tobias kick)
Pun—Takeyama 59 pass from Kapule (Chan kick)
StL—Tagovailoa 1 run (Tobias kick)
Pun—Takeyama 10 pass from Kapule (Chan kick)
StL—Tagovailoa 1 run (Tobias kick)
Pun—FG Chan 37
StL—Kekahuna-Kalawe 63 pass from Tagovailoa (Tobias kick)
Pun—Takeyama 19 pass from Kapule (kick failed)
StL—Tagovailoa 25 run (Leelan Oasay pass from Tagovailoa)
StL—Oasay 6 pass from Tagovailoa (Tobias kick)
StL—Noah Alejado 10 pass from Tagovailoa (Tobias kick)
StL—Alejado 20 pass from Tagovailoa (Tobias kick)
StL—Chris Sykes 14 pass from Tagovailoa (Tobias kick)
Pun—Andrei Iosivas 39 pass from Kapule (Takeyama pass from Kapule)
RUSHING—Saint Louis: Tagovailoa 15-104, Austin Tuisano 2-12, Chevan Cordeiro 1-7, Jimmy Gonsalves 2-3, Dylan Siva 2-2, Keoki Wela 2-2, team 2-(minus 2), Alejado 1-(minus 7). Punahou: Sitiveni Kaufusi 7-22, Enoch Nawahine 3-21, Tamatoa Falatea 1-7, Kapule 5-3.
PASSING—Saint Louis: Tagovailoa 31-42-0-447, Cordeiro 2-3–0-22. Punahou: Kapule 30-59-1-495.
RECEIVING—Saint Louis: Kekahuna-Kalawe 9-185, Alejado 8-112, Ronson Young 6-66, Jonah Panoke 3-46, Oasay 3-25, Sykes 1-14, Jaymason Nunuha 1-9, Chandler Washington-Villanueva 1-6, Makoa Close 1-6. Punahou: Takeyama 10-189, Judd Cockett 8-91, Keala Martinson 7-107, Iosivas 2-60, Eamon Brady 2-39, Kaufusi 1-9.


Nick Kapule now has 495 passing yards which is an ILH record.

Andrei Iosivas caught a 39-yard TD pass from Kapule.

Tagovailoa with a 14-yard TD pass to Chris Sykes on fourth-and-11 with 4:23 left. Tagovailoa is 21-for-42 for 447 yards and 6 TD PLUS 15 carries for 104 yards and 3 TD.

Kapule’s first pass is late over the middle and picked off by Kai Kaneshiro.

Tagovailoa remains in the game. Saint Louis runs twice until third down and Noah-Falcon Kaumatule gets his second sack for Punahou to force a punt.


Bad punt gives Saint Louis the ball on the Punahou 40. Crusaders helped out by a pass interference call that moves it to the 20. Alejado 20-yard TD pass from Tagovailoa. EIGHT total TD’s for Tua. 57-36.

LB Isaac Slade-Matautia in the game for Saint Louis. Not sure when he made his first appearance. Takeyama breaks deep and he’s WIDE OPEN but he drops it. First mistake all night by Takeyama, who has nine catches fot 181 yards. Incomplete pass on third down makes it fourth-and-5. Timeout for injured player.


Crusaders ball on their 49. Crusaders with their first designed run to a running back of the game. 48 seconds left in the third quarter. Tagovailoa 10-yard TD pass to Alejado. 50-36, :28, Q3. Tagovailoa has accounted for 7 TDs. Over 400 yards passing, over 100 yards rushing.

Option to Enoch Nawahine on third-and-3 picks up 12 but a flag on the play. Hold brings it back to the 25. Pressure from Saint Louis forces an overthrow deep middle and Punahou is three-and-out. Saint Louis has taken control of this game.

Cordeiro in at QB again. Cordeiro to Oasay for 16 yards on third-and-short. Personal foul moves it to the 12. Tagovailoa back in. A 6-yard TD pass to Leelan Oasay gives Saint Louis its first lead, 43-36, 3:16.

Kapule over 400 yards passing. Rick Sandry forces a fumble after a Keala Martinson reception and Saint Louis takes over on the 47.

Third-and-27 after a personal foul and Tagovailoa runs for 23 to the 49. Fourth-and-4 and it’s a quick out to Alejado who breaks the tackle to get the first and a lot more. A 24-yard reception. First-and-10 Saint Louis at the 27. Crusaders have to call timeout. Chevan Cordeiro in after the timeout and throws an incomplete pass. Tagovailoa back in now. Not sure what happened there. Holding call 8 yards in the backfield makes it second-and-28 at the 45. Tagovailoa finds Kekahuna-Kalawe for 20. Kekahuna-Kalawe is stepping up tonight for the Crusaders. Tagovailoa 25-yard TD run to give him 101 rushing yards to go with 346 passing yards. Two-point pass to Oasay is good. TIED. 36-36, 6:20.

First play is a 19-yard TD pass to Ethan Takeyama, who has his FOURTH TD reception. XP no good. 36-28, 10:45.

Alejado drops the snap on the punt and is tackled at the 19. Great field position for the Buffanblu.

Saint Louis will receive. Punahou forces Tagoaviloa to do a lot of dancing in the backfield. Two incomplete passes after a 6-yard pass and it’s a three-and-out.

at Aloha Stadium
Saint Louis (2-0, 1-0) 0 28
Punahou (2-0, 1-0) 13 17
Pun—FG Jeffrey Chan 25
Pun—Ethan Takeyama 19 pass from Nick Kapule (Chan kick)
Pun—FG Chan 44
StL—Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe 37 pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jacob Tobias kick)
Pun—Ethan Takeyama 59 pass from Kapule (Chan kick)
StL—Tagovailoa 1 run (Tobias kick)
Pun—Takeyama 10 pass from Kapule (Chan kick)
StL—Tagovailoa 1 run (Tobias kick)
Pun—FG Chan 37
StL—Kekahuna-Kalawe 63 pass from Tagovailoa (Tobias kick)
RUSHING—Saint Louis: Tagovailoa 11-53. Punahou: Sitiveni Kaufusi 7-22, Kapule 2-(minus 6).
PASSING—Saint Louis: Tagovailoa 16-21-0-268. Punahou: Kapule 21-40-0-376.
RECEIVING—Saint Louis: Kekahuna-Kalawe 5-128, Noah Alejado 3-47, Ronson Young 3-38, Jonah Panoke 2-40, Chandler Washington-Villanueva 1-6, Makoa Close 1-6, Leelan Oasay 1-3. Punahou: Judd Cockett 7-94, Takeyama 6-146, Keala Martinson 5-88, Eamon Brady 2-39, Kaufusi 1-9.


37 seconds left. Crusaders with one timeout on their 19. HALF

Kapule comes right back and hits Cockett for 26 yards and then Takeyama for 35 yards to the 19. Timeout Crusaders with 58 seconds left in the half. Saint Louis holds with three straight incompletions as one goes off the fingertips of the receiver. Timeout Punahou. Fourth-and-10 at the 19. Punahou goes for it and tries to throw it to the backer out of the backfield but it’s dropped. Wouldn’t have gotten it anyway. Turnover on downs.

Saint Louis starts on its 37 with 1:31 remaining and two timeouts. Tagovailoa finds time and finds a wide open Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe, who makes a man miss and is GONE. 63-yard TD pass makes it 30-28, 1:16.

Kapule completes five straight passes to start drive for 58 yards. Third-and-9 on the Saint Louis 20. Kapule at 315 yards passing. Rick Sandry nearly with the pick for the Crusaders. Fourth down. Timeout Saint Louis. 1:47 on clock. Jeffrey Chan hits his third field goal of the game. This one from 37 yards to make it 30-21.

Crusaders start on 22. Big third-and-6 completion to Jonah Panoke, who breaks a tackle and races for 26 yards past midfield. A hold makes it first-and-26. No problem as Tagovailoa finds Panoke for 14 then Ronson Young for 22. Now a 12-yard run by Tagovailoa, who has his A-game going now. Timeout Punahou as Crusaders are first-and-10 at the Punahou 16. Tagovailoa with a 15-yard pass to the 1 and his second 1-yard TD run. Tua Tagovailoa 14-18, 199 yards, 3 TD (2 rush). 9 carries, 41 yards. 27-21, 3:29.

Punahou starts on its 37 after a 30-yard return by Kamauliola Aina. Cockett with a 21-yard reception and then Isaiah Tufaga hits a defenseless receiver on an overthrown ball. Dumb penalty moves the ball all the way to the Saint Louis 24. Cockett picks up 14 more to the 10. Just too easy as Kapule finds Takeyama for the 10-yard TD. Kapule 14-27, 256 yards, 3 TD. Still 6:57 left in the first half.

Tagovailoa has a man open deep and it’s just dropped. He’s getting hot though as he mixes in two 19-yard passes to Alejado with a couple of runs. Tagovailoa runs for 16 yards and then runs for 18 to the 8, lowers his shoulder, and just buries a Punahou DB. Saint Louis side of the stadium goes nuts. First-and-goal at the 8 and Kale Ane calls timeout. Pass to the 1 and then a 1-yard TD run for Tagovailoa. 20-14, 8:47.

Kapule goes quick over the middle to Cockett for 20 yards on third-and-4. Kapule taking deep shots but can’t connect and he’s now under 50 percent passing as it’s third-and-10. Third-and-15 after false start. Ethan Takeyama gets wide open and Kapule hits him He’s gone. 59-yard TD pass. 20-7, 10:34, Q2. Kapule 11-23, 211 yards, 2 TD.

WIDE OPEN Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe and Tagovailoa finds him for a 37-yard TD pass. 13-7, 11:53.


Finally Saint Louis gets a good punt and Punahou will start on its 28. Kapule to Cockett for 5 yards on third-and-1 to move the chains. Another encroachment penalty on Saint Louis. Third one of the quarter. Kaufusi runs for 8 but Noa Purcell rips it away from him and Saint Louis recovers. Quarter ends with Saint Louis first and 10 on the Crusaders 37.

Tagovailoa hits Noah Alejado for 9 but is sacked by a host of Buffanblu led by Falcon Kaumatule. Jonah Panoke with a 14-yard catch on third down but it’s wiped out because of offensive pass interference. Third-and-17 at the 20. Tagovailoa scrambles for 8 and the Crusaders will punt again without getting a first down.

Buffanblu again start in Crusaders territory. Kapule has time to find Martinson over the middle for 11 yards. Not a lot of pressure generated by the Saint Louis defense. Big third-and-10 here on the 27. A hold is called but it’s still incomplete. Fourth-and-10. Jeffrey Chan is GOOD from 44 yards on the field goal. 13-0, 3:12.

Tagovailoa with two incomplete passes. Now he nearly is sacked in the end zone but breaks a couple of tackles. LB Logan Williams gets the sack eventually and it’s a loss of 9. Zero net yards for Saint Louis in two drives.

Bad punt and Punahou starts on the STL 38. A 19-yard pass to Brady and a 19-yard TD pass to Ethan Takeyama in three throws and it’s 10-0 Punahou, 5:16. Kapule 6-10, 107 yards, TD.

Crusaders start on the 20. Tagovailoa buys the time but underthrows his first pass. He hits Leelan Oasay for 3 yards and Makoa Close for 6 yards but he’s short of the goal line and Crusaders are three-and-out. On pass to Close, Tagovailoa becomes 13th Oahu QB to surpass 6,000 career yards.

Touchback. Buffanblu start on the 20. First pass is 35 yards from Kapule to Keala Martinson. LB Isaac Slade-Matautia not starting for the Crusaders. Third-and-6 after Saint Louis moves early and Kapule finds Cockett for 7 yards and a first down. Third-and-3 on the 27 and Sitiveni Kaufusi runs for 2 to the 25. Fourth-and-1. Kaufusi gets 4 and a first down. Kapule finds Eamon Brady for 20 yards to the 1. He had all day to throw. Kapule loses 1 on the run. Busted play and incomplete pass and now it’s third-and-goal at the 2. Another missed handoff and it’s a loss of 5. Punahou settles for FG. Jeffrey Chan 25-yard field goal is good. 7:25

Punahou will receive.


The first meeting last year was a memorable 51-45 victory in double overtime by Punahou, which then lost its next two games against the Crusaders and missed out on the state tournament.

The Star-Advertiser’s Paul Honda previewed the game on Hawaii Prep World here.

HISTORY: Saint Louis leads 61-26-1 in the Prep Bowl and state championship eras but the Buffanblu had won eight in a row until last season.


QB—Nick Kapule, Sr.
RB—Enoch Nawahine, Jr.
WR—Eamon Brady, Sr.
WR—Keala Martinson, Sr.
WR—Ethan Takeyama, Sr.
WR—Judd Cockett, Sr.
OL—Eric Klemmer, Sr.
OL—Ahofitu Maka, Jr.
OL—Duke Clemens, So.
OL—Blake Feigenspan, So.
OL—Alexander Van Rhor, Sr.
DL—Noah-Falcon Kaumatule, So.
DL—Hale Motu`apuaka, Jr.
DL—Miki Suguturaga, Sr.
LB—Alexander Skelton, Sr.
LB—Maninoa Tufono, So.
LB—Ryan Dominick, Sr.
LB—Logan Williams, Sr.
DB—Marist Liufau, So.
DB—Aaron Woo, Sr.
DB—Satya Mindich, Sr.
DB—Alakai Mashima, Sr.
Saint Louis

QB—Tua Tagovailoa, Sr.
RB—Jahred Silofau, Sr.
WR—Chandler Washington-Villanueva, Sr.
WR—Leelan Oasay, Sr.
WR—Ronson Young, Sr.
WR—Makoa Close, So.
OL—Michael Tanuvasa, Sr.
OL—Arasi Mose, So.
OL—Eliki Tanuvasa, Jr.
OL—Trinity Karapani, Sr.
OL—Michael Minihan, Sr.
DL—Kaeo Freitas, Sr.
DL—Kahai Auld, Sr.
DL—Faatui Tuitele, So.
LB—Isaiah Taliulu, Jr.
LB—Isaiah Feary, Jr.
LB—Dylan Toilolo, Jr.
LB—Noa Purcell, Jr.
DB—Kama Moore, Jr.
DB—Isaiah Tufaga, Jr.
DB—Rick Sandry, Sr.
DB—Kai Kaneshiro, Jr.


  1. Checkyoself September 9, 2016 3:20 pm

    St. Louis 42-28 Punahou

  2. Alpha September 9, 2016 6:07 pm

    Punahou, healthier D….

  3. "UNITY=STRENGHT" September 9, 2016 7:05 pm

    Scoring first will start the spark to the game battle of attrition goes the spoils of pride which then mistakes take there place but its how they capitalize with those mistakes that takes the team out to Glory!!!

  4. Chloropicrin September 9, 2016 8:47 pm

    Kahuku Buff-N-Blue giving it to Mililani Crusaders 13-0

  5. TooMeke September 9, 2016 8:51 pm


    What did I say about St LuLu’s O line????

    Oh yeah…they suck.

    I don’t care how good Tagovailoa is. And he’s good. But no QB can throw passes lying on da ground. Go get it Falcon!

    St LuLu may have more talent. But Puns has better coaching.

    Hey St LuLu. Always next year. Lol.

  6. ManoaMauka September 9, 2016 8:57 pm

    I dont think there are any Kahuku Starters on Punahous O or D.
    So Kahuku cant take credit like they annoyingly always try to do.

  7. 88 September 9, 2016 9:11 pm

    @ManoaMauka; You thought wrong friend.

  8. TooMeke September 9, 2016 9:25 pm

    @mauna. Who do you think is coaching that Punahou o line of underclass men?? Yup. 2 RRFL. Arguably the best o line coaches in the state. Why do you think the QB has been untouched all game? And da RB holes are so big? Duh.

    And where do the best LB and DB on St LuLu’s team come from?


  9. TooMeke September 9, 2016 9:37 pm

    Do they even play defense in the ILH???

    Fricking tecmo bowl stats.

  10. Chloropicrin September 9, 2016 9:37 pm

    Tecmo bowl. Haha.

  11. 88 September 9, 2016 9:38 pm

    This games means nothing to the Crusaders. Both teams receive automatic births to the Open Division tourney so why give Kahuku film to study. Just keep it basic, injury free let the 2nd and 3rd get playing time and heal up the starters.

  12. RRFLbaby September 9, 2016 10:31 pm

    This game is a joke. Both squads sat their elite defensive players?

  13. Chloropicrin September 9, 2016 10:41 pm

    St. Louis Red Raiders is tied up with Kahuku Buff-N-Blue..

  14. 87 September 9, 2016 10:45 pm

    ILH is known for lighting up scoreboards, interesting to see how they will do against kahukus defense. Sadly though there is no other OIA team that will compete with PUNS or STL

  15. ManoaMauka September 9, 2016 11:05 pm

    88, Chloropicin – What happened to your Kahuku-Punahou Oline coaches or Kahuku-buff-n-blue players? hahahahaha better to just be humble and not be annoying.

    Toomeke What was that about St. Louis weak Oline?

  16. oia#1 September 9, 2016 11:34 pm

    Toomeke the best lbs and dbs came from waianae side, nanakuli. Jalen saole and Dylan toilolo.

  17. BleedRed September 9, 2016 11:37 pm

    From a RedRaider fan,congrats Crusaders,no shit talking from this RR alumni,great win tonight

  18. Pay To Play September 10, 2016 12:19 am

    Convincing win….. Punahou who?

  19. 88 September 10, 2016 4:04 am

    OIA#1 your right. 495 yard ILH record for passing by the Punahou QB. The best DBs and LBs do come from Nanakuli and Waianae….

  20. TooMeke September 10, 2016 5:03 am


    That’s what I get for going to sleep at half time.

    Well… I was TOTALLY WRONG. LOL!

    Congrats St LuLu. You made the adjustments. Unreal. Tecmo Bowl. A’ole defense.

    If I’m an impartial voter for top 10 I would probably put St LuLu #1 and Big Red #2. Even though I PERSONALLY don’t believe that to be the case. Knowing the talent and coaching on Punahou, this is a very impressive win for St LuLu. Unfortunately Big Red can only play who is on their schedule.

    So I’m excited for next week! Got my tickets to Bishop Gorman. Cheehooo!

  21. oia#1 September 10, 2016 7:40 am

    Yeah 88 I am right, because I wasnt talking to you I was speaking to toomeke about the st louis defense he was commenting on earlier, btw Believe saole was out and matautia im not sure, still was not great defensive effort by both teams.

  22. ManoaMauka September 10, 2016 7:58 am

    This is the future of football – pass league – Only the QB and WR sweat. Reduces contact and injuries. May as well just take off the pads and put flags on.

  23. i love 88 September 10, 2016 9:38 am

    I have 8 tickets for sale to the Bishop Gorman game next week. My aunty has a large party at their restaurant off the strip so they all cannot go. Selling them at face value….

  24. Jeezy33 September 10, 2016 9:55 am

    manoamauka, football at all levels has been a passing league for over a decade now. idk where you’ve been this whole time. probably watching old VHS tapes of waianae football during the 1990s.

  25. Alpha September 10, 2016 11:23 am

    True statement about football being a passing league, IMO teams still need a solid run game and good D to be at the top….

  26. Jeezy33 September 10, 2016 12:41 pm

    @alpha, solid D above all else, imo.

  27. TooMeke September 10, 2016 1:13 pm


    And yet… Big Red has won 8 championships (should’ve been 9) in that same time frame of this Passing Trend. And even more OIA championships.

    All while averaging less than 5% passing per championship year.

    I’ll take championships over passing stats ALL DAY.

  28. TooMeke September 10, 2016 2:32 pm

    @I love 88:

    If you are serious about those 8 tix I know people who will very happily take them off your hands. Right there in Vegas.

    Please let me know.


  29. i love 88 September 10, 2016 4:04 pm

    @toomeke. She posted on craigslist and it sold within 30 minutes. Damn the game must be popular. Sorry my brother.

    But on a serious note, I still love 88 no matter how low is IQ is and how bad his writing is!

  30. TooMeke September 11, 2016 6:13 pm

    @i love 88

    No worries. Everybody scrambling. Sorry you can’t make it.

    Their parking lot gonna be RED!


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