Kamehameha QB Yam out for season

Kamehameha quarterback Thomas Yam has a broken collarbone and will miss the rest of the season.  Krystle Marcellus / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kamehameha quarterback Thomas Yam has a broken collarbone and will miss the rest of the season. Krystle Marcellus / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Kamehameha quarterback Thomas Yam is out for the season with a broken collarbone, according to numerous sources close to Warriors football.

Yam, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound sophomore, was having a brilliant season. Through four games, he was 58-for-93 and nine touchdowns passing with only three interceptions for the fifth-ranked Warriors (3-1). He also had rushed for 230 yards and four TDs.

Yam was hurt late in Saturday’s 31-27 loss to No. 1 Saint Louis while scoring on a 1-yard run, his third rushing touchdown of the game. The injury occurred at the goal line on a hit by Saint Louis linebacker Dylan Toilolo, who was flagged for a personal foul on the play.

Calls to Kamehameha head coach Doug Cosbie and athletic director Glennie Adams were not returned as of Tuesday afternoon. Hawaii Prep World is also awaiting a call from Yam’s parents for a possible comment.

On Tuesday, Saint Louis head coach Cal Lee wondered why Toilolo was penalized and said he thought he was just trying to make a play at the goal line.

“It’s unfortunate that he (Yam) got hurt,” Lee said. “He’s (Toilolo) a good kid.”

Lee also said one of his players, Crusaders running back Jonathon Manalo, will be lost for the season with a leg injury after incurring a hit in the Kamehameha game. Manalo, who scored five touchdowns a year ago as a junior, rushed for 56 yards on 10 carries in three games this season.

Earlier this season, Yam set the Kamehameha record for passing yards in a game with 323 along with four touchdowns in a 53-0 home win over Baldwin.

While the injury is a big blow to the Warriors’ offense, they have a more-than-capable replacement in Fatu Sua-Godinet, a former starting QB who has been playing slotback and diversifying the attack.

Sua-Godinet has seen only spot duty at QB this season. At slotback in just two games, he has caught six passes for 25 yards and rushed for 21 yards on five carries. In 2014, as a junior, he passed for 1,225 yards and nine TDS, and as a sophomore, he threw for 928 yards and nine TDs.


  1. Jordan September 16, 2015 6:48 am

    Cal lee is so full of it.
    His team plays dirty all game, almost 15 personal fouls, not one of those kids get chewed out on the sideline.
    He thought he was trying to make a play at the goal line….another lie… I was there at the game, Yam was clearly over the endline on the ground and the LB comes in head first way after the play. Late hit in the endzone is no accident, especially when the guy is on the ground already.

  2. 88 September 16, 2015 9:36 am

    @Jordan; You need to stop lying my bradah. The QB was not “over the endline on the ground” when he got hit. The pictures above show otherwise. Your stories make you look desperate and stoopid.

  3. Jay Gatoloai September 16, 2015 10:40 am

    Dirty players? Wake up clown!!!

  4. fan 1 September 16, 2015 2:28 pm

    Jordan you need to look at the pictures again, you making yourself look bad… Itʻs all about the incident @ the GOAL LINE…. Contact was made as soon as 1 step went over the goalline…
    End of discussion….
    No dirty players, thats hard play… What was the outcome of the game? The players all shuck hands after the game & move on to the next game

  5. Crusaders September 18, 2015 10:08 am


    No your full of it. QB should stop running and just throw like he did against Baldwin?? Oh wait he can’t throw against a team that plays defense. Hope he gets better and come back healthy next year.

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