LIVE BLOG: Saint Louis 27, Punahou 23, F

Saint Louis held Punahou RB Wayne Taulapapa under 100 yards rushing in last week's win. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
Saint Louis held Punahou RB Wayne Taulapapa under 100 yards rushing in last week’s win. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

There’s no tomorrow for one of these teams after Saturday night.

No. 1 Saint Louis and No. 3 Punahou will meet for the third and final time this season in a tiebreaker to determine the overall ILH champion and who moves on to the state tournament starting in two weeks.

The Crusaders forced the one-game playoff after snapping Punahou’s 20-game winning streak against ILH teams with a 30-14 win last Saturday. The Saint Louis defense shut out the Buffanblu over the final three quarters and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who coach Cal Lee said will start tonight, threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another.

Punahou has won the last four ILH Division I titles and hasn’t lost back-to-back ILH games since 2004.

The key to this game? Punahou RB Wayne Taulapapa. This will be Taulapapa’s sixth game in his career against the Crusaders. In Punahou’s four wins, Taulapapa is averaging 166.5 rushing yards per game and hasn’t finished with less than 150 in any of those four victories. In the loss last week, “Big Game Wayne” was held to 92 yards on 18 carries. How he fares will go a long way in determining the outcome of this game.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. We will bring you live play-by-play updates and videos throughout the evening.

6:30 p.m. update: Both teams on the field warming up. QBs Nick Kapule and Ephraim Tuliloa both warming up for Punahou while all three QBs getting in some work for Saint Louis.

6:50 p.m.: Nick Kapule announced as starting QB for Punahou. Tuliloa has been dealing with a shoulder injury all year and was 14-for-24 for 120 yards with three picks last week vs. Saint Louis.

Kapule: 6 G, 84-for-127, 1,331 yards, 12 TD, 3 INT
Tuliloa: 6 G 94-for-142, 1,080 yards, 12 TD, 5 INT

Saint Louis:
Tytus Timoteo, Nate Herbig, Tanielu Evaimalo, Jon Manalo
Punahou: Laakea Look, Patamo Soa, Kanai Eldredge

Buffanblu will receive. Here. We. Go.

Punahou is on the field ready to go as Saint Louis runs out of the tunnel. Could we get a delay of game here? Crusaders playing games? Saint Louis making them wait.

Enoch Nawahine with a 19-yard return and Punahou starts on its 25. Punahou has a player ejected on the first play. Not sure what happened. Kapule in at QB. First two handoffs are to Taulapapa, who picks up 8 and 3 for a first down. Offsides Saint Louis. First five runs are by Taulapapa out of a no-receiver set. Third-and-6 and Punahou goes four-wide. Pass is way behind the receiver and Punahou will punt. Taulapapa five carries, 24 yards on drive.

Saint Louis will start on its 21. Satiate Lefau in at RB to start for Crusaders. He’s stopped for a loss of 3 on the first play by Look and Logan Williams. WR Drew Kobayashi then goes high near the sideline to haul in an 18-yard reception. Tagoavailoa with a bullet over the middle to Noah Alejado for 21 yards but it’s third-and-9 after he’s stopped for a 2-yard loss. Tagovailoa finds Lefau out of the backfield with a shovel pass and WOW. Look at him turn on the jets. He gets through a couple of tacklers who miss and is gone. 29-yard touchdown reception puts Crusaders up 7-0, 5:10, Q1.

Tagovailoa 4-for-4 for 70 yards on drive.

Robert Nakihei with a big 41-yard return on the kickoff to the Saint Louis 49. After an incomplete pass, Kapule finds Ethan Takeyama for 12 yards. High snap is tough at first for Kapule to control and he just fires it up in the face of a rush. It’s underthrown but the defender slips and Takeyama has it. 37-yard touchdown pass from Kapule and just like that, 7-7, 4:32, Q1. Buffanblu answer in 38 seconds.

Lefau starts off with a carry for 3 yards. That’s his fifth rushing attempt already. Crusaders committed to the run early, which is hard when you can throw 17 yards with ease to Kobayashi as Saint Louis does there. Another laser to Jahvin Spear for 15. Tagovailoa looks healthy and on top of his game tonight. Tagovailoa misses his first throw on a TD to Kobayashi who almost made an insane one-handed snag. Jimmy Gonsalves runs for 1 on third-and-2 and Crusaders face a fourth-and-1 on the Punahou 33. Timeout Buffanblu. Crusaders go for it and try to throw to Lefau out of the backfield but DB Justin Matias reads it perfectly and blows up Lefau for a 7-yard loss. Buffanblu ball.

Tuliloa in at QB and he runs a keeper for 8 yards. Kapule back in and hands off to Taulapapa for 11 and a first down. Incomplete pass by Kapule and the quarter ends with Punahou second-and-10 on the Crusaders 41.

at Aloha Stadium
Saint Louis (7-1) 7
Punahou (8-1) 7
StL—Saitaua Lefau 29 pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jacob Tobias kick)
Pun—Ethan Takeyama 37 pass from Nick Kapule (Jet Toner kick)

Saitaua Lefau 7-25
Jimmy Gonsalves 1-1
Tagovailoa 1-(-2)

Tagovailoa 7-8-0-95

Lefau 2-22
Drew Kobayashi 2-35
Noah Alejado 1-21
Jahvin Spear 1-15
Ronson Young 1-2

Wayne Taulapapa 6-35
Ephraim Tuliloa 1-8

Nick Kapule 2-5-0-49

Takeyama 2-49

Judd Cockett with a 9-yard reception and Taulapapa is stopped on third-and-1 for no gain. Nice play by DB Isaiah Tufaga. Fourth-and-1 at the 22 and Tuliloa is in. He keeps and Tanielu Evaimalo with the huge tackle to stop him short. Crusaders ball. Huge play by Evaimalo.

Lefau stopped for no gain by Williams and then Tagovailoa throws ahead of the receiver too much. Third-and-10. Tagovailoa is rushed by Williams who has him in the backfield but Tagovailoa carries him and carries him and carries him and he almost got it. 8 yards but there’s a hold. Punahou takes the penalty instead of fourth-and-2. Nope they decline it. Fourth down and Saint Louis will punt.

Punahou lets it bounce instead of fielding it and it turns into a 47-yard punt. Punahou ball on its 23. Check that, 11 after the penalty. Takeyama comes up with a big play again as he catches one in traffic over the middle, stops and cuts back to his right to pick up 42 yards. 91 yards on 3 catches for him. Kapule runs for 11 but a 1-yard run by Taulapapa and incomplete pass makes it third-and-9. Tuliloa in. He tries the quick touch pass over the top to the tight end but misses it. Jet Toner in to kick. Toner from 43 yards is good. 10-7 Buffanblu, 7:16, Q2.

Tagovailoa over the middle to Spear for 22 yards and then he evades the rush and kicks in the afterburners to get to the sideline for 11 yards. Shovel pass to Lefau for 13. Lefau stopped for 3-yard loss by Williams, who is having a helluva first half on defense for Punahou. Timeout Saint Louis with 4:53 left in the half. Second-and-14 from the 33. Tagovailoa looks the best I’ve seen in him since the original injury by far. He’s 10-for-12 for 135 yards.

Play resumes and a hold makes it second-and-31 from midfield. Tagovailoa goes deep down the sideline but overthrows Kobayashi, who was well covered. Two defenders in the area. Third-and-a-mile. Alejado with a 16-yard reception but illegal man downfield. Punahou declines the penalty. Fourth-and-15 from the 34. Saint Louis calls timeout. Tagoaviloa to Kobayashi for 24 yards and he holds on! First-and-goal from the 10. Shovel pass to Lefau for a 10-yard TD pass. Second touchdown of the game for Crusaders. Both come on same exact play. XP failed. 13-10, 4:08, Q2.

Chapel with a big scramble on third-and-7 as he gets through the rush and bounces outside for 11 yards and a first down past midfield. Taulapapa now with 51 yards on 11 carries. Dangerous throw there as Kapule double-clutched on the slant out of the fake handoff and threw into traffic. Just incomplete though. Third-and-7 at the 45. Kapule scrambles for 4 but is stopped by Ronson Timbreza. Confusion as Punahou lines up to go for it and Saint Louis uses its final timeout. 1:27 remaining in half. Fourth-and-3 on Crusaders 41. Buffanblu are four-wide. Punahou moves early. Center might have forgot to snap the ball. Buffanblu were going to go for it. Now they will punt and Punahou does a great job downing at the 1 with 1:14 left.

Tagovailoa sneaks it to the 4 and Punahou uses a timeout. Buffanblu have 1 left in the half. Lefau for 2 to the 6 and Punahou uses final timeout. Third-and-5. They get the first down and run the clock.

at Aloha Stadium
Saint Louis (7-1) 7 6
Punahou (8-1) 7 3
StL—Saitaua Lefau 29 pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jacob Tobias kick)
Pun—Ethan Takeyama 37 pass from Nick Kapule (Jet Toner kick)
Pun—FG Toner 43
StL—Lefau 10 pass from Tagovailoa (kick failed)

RUSHING—Saint Louis: Lefau 11-31, Tagovailoa 5-25, Jimmy Gonsalves 1-1. Punahou: Wayne Taulapapa 11-51, Kapule 4-36, Ephraim Tuliloa 2-8.
PASSING—Saint Louis: Tagovailoa 13-16-0-185. Punahou: Kapule 6-13-10-113, Tuliloa 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING—Saint Louis: Lefau 4-45, Drew Kobayashi 3-59, Noah Alejado 2-37, Jahvin Spear 2-37, Ronson Young 2-7. Punahou: Takeyama 3-91, Judd Cockett 2-13, Kyle Yoshino 1-9.

Looks like Tanielu Evaimalo has gathered the entire Crusaders team at midfield near their sideline. No coaches in the ring, only players and Evaimalo is firing up the troops. Here we go with the second half. Crusaders will start with the ball.

Also, clarification on the player ejection. It was Punahou OLB Chris Hirata. Still unclear why.

Crusaders first-and-10 on the 20. Lefau sprints out wide left for 16 yards and a first down. Four consecutive plays of at least 10 yards has the ball on the Punahou 24. Spear with a 10-yard catch and Kobayashi with a 16-yard catch. Lefau 14-yard run. Dylan Silva runs for 10. Lefau for 8. Tagovailoa keeps for 4. First-and-goal on the 2 and Lefau loses 1. Lefau to the 1. Tagovailoa keeps on third down and is stopped for a loss of 2 by Jared Puu-Robinson. Fourth-and-goal and Tagovailoa takes off but he’s stopped, no, he throws it at the last second. Diving grab by Spear. TOUCHDOWN. 3-yard TD on fourth-and-goal. What a play. 20-10, 7:49, Q3.

Punahou starts on the 30 and Tuliloa runs for 3 before Kapule comes back in. Big pressure off the end forces incomplete pass and third down. Taulapapa handed the ball on third down and he rumbles for 24 yards. Longest run of the night. Kapule is sacked by a host of defenders led by sophomore LB Noa Purcell. Third-and-16. Incomplete. Punt.

A holding call makes it first-and-19 at the 1. Another holding call and this one is in the end zone for a safety. Tagovailoa drops back and hits another long pass but another flag and it’s in the end zone. If that’s a holding penalty, it’s a safety. It is. Punahou with 2 points and gets the ball back. 20-12, 4:45, Q3.

Now an unsportsmanlike penalty on the Crusaders, who have to kick from their 10. It’s returned to the Saint Louis 36. Punahou in business but Taulapapa is whistled for hurdling a defender on the run. First-and-25. Kapule with a deep ball down the seam and Cole Arceneaux does a great job of holding onto the catch after a big hit. Personal foul on Crusaders. Ball at the 12. Tufaga hurt on the next play but he’s up and OK for Saint Louis. Kapule tries a fade to third-string QB Stephen Barber but it’s incomplete. Third down pass is in and out of the hands of the receiver as Purcell makes a great play to knock it out of Cole Arceneaux‘s hands. Fourth-and-11 and Punahou goes for it. Kapule with the fade to the back corner and Arceneaux has it. 13-yard TD on fourth-and-11. What a throw and catch. Huge for the Buffanblu. Punahou will go for 2. They send Taulapapa in motion and pass is good over the middle to Takeyama. we’re tied 20-20, 3:44, Q3.

Tagovailoa to Young for 13 yards on third-and-5. Lefau runs twice for 9. Third-and-1. Handoff to Lefau and Laakea Look absolutely destroys the play and tackles Lefau for a 3-yard loss. Crusaders have to punt.

Taulapapa with an 8-yard carry to get to 95 yards on final play of third quarter. Punahou is third-and-2 on its own 47 to start the fourth.

Taulapapa gets to 100 yards on carry No. 15 to start the fourth quarter. Barber with a 15-yard reception and then a hold on Saint Louis moves it to the 23. Dylan Toilolo with the sack to move Punahou back 7. Jalen Saole flies in to stop Taulapapa for a 3-yard loss on a late pitch and a receiver falls down to make it fourth-and-20 from the 33. Toner will try a 50-yarder. PLENTY of leg. It is GOOD. 50-yard field goal for Toner gives Punahou a 23-20 lead with 9:37 remaining.

Tagovailoa comes out and fires a missile down the middle to Spear for 27 yards. 9-yard pass to Young is followed by Lefau’s 20th carry. He goes for 4 yards and a first down. Two incomplete passes for Tagovailoa though and it’s third down and 10. Timeout Saint Louis. Crusaders come out and try to get tricky faking the quick throw out and then the shovel pass back inside but it’s dropped by Spear. Crusaders will punt with 7:54 remaining.

Punahou will start on its 6. Takeyama gets 5 on the quick pass and Taulapapa runs for 1. Third-and-4. Kapule goes deep but it’s played perfectly. Incomplete. Three-and-out for Punahou.

Crusaders will start first-and-10 on their 37 with 6:03 remaining. Check that. Penalty on Punahou. Buffanblu will have to kick again. This one is fair caught at the Punahou 42. Difference of 21 yards. Check that again. Illegal formation forces another punt. Toner is in the end zone. Toner shanks that punt and the Crusaders get it at the Punahou 33. So that ends up being a 30-yard difference.

Tagovailoa has now missed on four of his last five throws as he’s incomplete again. Punahou’s secondary has done a good job in this second half. Alejado can only get 1 on the next play and on third down Tagovailoa is rushed and it’s incomplete over the middle. Fourth-and-9 and Crusaders will go for it. 5:32 on clock. Tagovailoa in trouble. He gets it off at the last possible second and it’s complete to Alejado for 11 yards. First down. Lefau on the shovel pass for 13 yards down to the 8. First-and-goal. Tagovailoa runs to the 4. Second-and-goal. Handoff to Lefau who races around the end to the left side. TOUCHDOWN SAINT LOUIS. 4-yard TD run with 3:50 left. 27-23. Kick is up and good after a super delayed call. The ref didn’t know if it got in. No replay is shown. It’s 27-23 with 3:50 remaining. That was weird. The ref under the left post had no idea if that was good.

Takeyama with a 13-yard catch and Taulapapa runs for 6. Injury timeout. Kapule’s pass is batted away. Third-and-4 from the 37. Takeyama for 9 yards and a first down to the 46. Taulapapa runs to the 48 for 6. 2:19 and counting. Taulapapa loses 1. Taulapapa has to come out because his helmet came off. Slant to Takeyama for 9. First down on the 40. Taulapapa stopped for a loss of 4 yards by LB Isaac Slade-Matautia who makes his first big impression tonight. False start makes it second-and-19 at the 49 with 43 seconds remaining. Punahou has two timeouts. Kapule is sacked by Toilolo and Evaimalo. Third-and-24 from the Punahou 46 after the Buffanblu timeout.

Chapel throws one up and it is intercepted by Ronson Timbreza. Saint Louis will hold on and win its first ILH D-I title since 2010. Punahou’s four-year run at the top is over.

at Aloha Stadium
Saint Louis (8-1) 7 6 7 7 — 27
Punahou (8-2) 7 3 10 3 — 23
StL—Saitaua Lefau 29 pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jacob Tobias kick)
Pun—Ethan Takeyama 37 pass from Nick Kapule (Jet Toner kick)
Pun—FG Toner 43
StL—Lefau 10 pass from Tagovailoa (kick failed)
StL—Jahvin Spear 3 pass from Tagovailoa (Tobias kick)
Pun—Safety, holding penalty in end zone
Pun—Cole Arceneaux 13 pass from Kapule (Takeyama pass from Kapule)
Pun—FG Toner 50
StL—Lefau 4 run (Tobias kick)

RUSHING—Saint Louis: Lefau 21-84, Tagovailoa 9-36, Dylan Silva 1-10, Jimmy Gonsalves 1-1, team 1-(minus 2). Punahou: Wayne Taulapapa 21-105, Kapule 8-18, Ephraim Tuliloa 3-11.
PASSING—Saint Louis: Tagovailoa 22-31-0-288. Punahou: Kapule 14-29-1-189, Tuliloa 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING—Saint Louis: Lefau 5-58, Drew Kobayashi 4-75, Noah Alejado 4-49, Spear 5-77, Ronson Young 4-29. Punahou: Takeyama 7-127, Judd Cockett 4-12, Arceneaux 2-38, Stephen Barber 1-15, Kyle Yoshino 1-9.


  1. KonaWarrior October 24, 2015 5:29 pm

    It is truly unfortunate that these two teams, along with Mililani and Kahuku, will not be part of the final four vying for the state championship. All four have a valid claim to end the year as the best team in Hawaii.

  2. hi808 October 24, 2015 7:41 pm

    Not really, who ever losses tonight is clearly not the best in the state. The only unfortunate thing is that the OIA has three going into the state tourney when they only need one.

  3. Same Ol Same Ol October 24, 2015 8:14 pm

    @hi808 – You beat that dead horse!!! lol

  4. veritas October 24, 2015 9:00 pm

    Whoever hi808 is, must definitely be HIGH with his last comment. Obviously he knows nothing about football because it is ridiculous how the top 2 ILH teams don’t make it in to the state tournament. Waianae and Farrington can’t even compare to Punahou or St. Louis. That 3rd OIA team needs to be changed to a 2nd ILH team.

  5. 626(2)808 October 24, 2015 9:16 pm

    The ILH should have had 2 teams from the start of the States!!!

  6. tinyBOTO October 24, 2015 9:16 pm

    LOL @hi808… Yup, braddah is high… No way any OIA team after Kahuku & Mililani is even on the same level as SLS or PUN…

  7. Hauula 93 October 24, 2015 9:31 pm

    This is jus a thought, How about the ILH teams schedule there season with a couple of games with the OIA instead of playing each other twice, then the whole state of Hawaii can have the same opinion.That way, it will show both side( OIA and ILH) where our teams would really stand in the state…Plus give the division 2 champ the option to move up to d1 the next year, so everyone is happy even the outer isalands. It’s only fair…..

  8. matuu pulotu October 24, 2015 9:43 pm

    Why don’t we stop wasting all of our time then, put st louis, punahou, kahiku, mililani in their own conference, play two rounds of round robin, then playoffs and a champion and not waste our time with the rest of the state. That would settle it from now on.

  9. Same Ol Same Ol October 24, 2015 9:52 pm

    @matuu – Not Mililani cause they’re not really a dynasty. lol After this year they are on the decline, BIG TIME!!!

  10. BleedRed October 24, 2015 9:53 pm

    Kahuku vs Mililani next, good game both teams

  11. Humuhumu October 24, 2015 9:58 pm

    Wow! What a game! The Crusaders are now the new king of the hill in the ILH. Sad to see the season ending for the third best team in the state. The top big four from the ILH should break away from the ILH and join the OIA. There is strength in numbers and currently the ILH as a league isn’t cutting it with only one member going to states. So sad.

  12. TGOD October 24, 2015 10:04 pm

    All teams deserve a shot as things change from year to year. But the ILH should definitely have more than one team in the state tournament.
    Congratulations Crusaders!!

  13. Manley October 24, 2015 10:07 pm

    Good win by St.Louis. on to the States.

  14. Manley October 24, 2015 10:12 pm

    For all those who whine year in year out, just have an Oahu Bowl with ILH and OIA CHAMPS. One game, no tournement. Easy.

  15. ilh October 24, 2015 10:13 pm

    Saint Louis Back on top in the I.L.H. Cal Lee, Ron Lee, Vinny Passas the key to it, no better coaching staff in the state, Punahou and Kamehameha could still beat Mililani and Kahuku, but that’s how it’s set up, hard luck to Punahou and Kamehameha, GO CRUSADERS

  16. Lee Boy October 24, 2015 10:24 pm

    Go CRUSADERS!!!!!!! not even the refs could take this one from the boys tonight. “Be First IN ALL PHASES OF THE GAME”

  17. Same Ol Same Ol October 24, 2015 10:31 pm

    What’s the record now on state championships between ILH and OIA in the Championship era?

  18. Crusaders October 24, 2015 10:36 pm

    Hey, has anyone seen Go Big Red anywhere? My shoulder is free for him to cry on, LMAO

    GO CRUSADERS!!!!!!!!

  19. HOSSANA October 24, 2015 10:55 pm

    Unfortunately, Kahuku will be playing St. Louis for the State Championship and pity the poor Crusaders as Kahuku will literally run all over St. Louis and when St. Louis stacks their defense against Kahuku’s run, guess what….Kahuku will open with short and quick passes that will result in yds. after catch resulting in a plethora of t.d.’s for Kahuku….in short, game will be close in the 1st qtr. and then it will be all over in the last 3 quarters as Kahuku will pull away and win by at least 2 touchdowns……Kahuku is back and will create their own legacy for the next couple yrs…Mililani had their chances this year but with Milton hurt, their chances all but disappeared in hopes of beating Kahuku.

  20. Crusaders October 24, 2015 11:03 pm

    Is that you Go Big Red? Did you change your name to HOSSANA? Lol

  21. Jay Gatoloai October 24, 2015 11:51 pm

    Enough with all the heavy talk on here.. just watch the state playoffs unfold!! #CrusaderStrong.. good luck to all the teams!!

  22. Paper Crane October 25, 2015 12:22 am

    Lets hope that the same refs for this game are DL the rest of the football season for bad vision like it’s not cool when an extra point kick cannot be seen between the upright;..sure don’t need
    them kind at both championship games,..officials need to get even more serious with their calls like putting up the numbers are serious stuff for every players like someone need to penalize them ref for some calls that are so obviously skewed; like if they don’ get paid enough is not the cause to more sound and fair calls; they wanted to be an official so be a professional one regardless of the payment;…keep that up and only soon replays will be in the high school athletic system especially for football and baseball.

  23. Katoosh08 October 25, 2015 1:00 am

    The refs gifted Punahou that safety and the touchdown shortly after. Since when does a holding go from the 10 yard line to the 1 yard line. More ghost holding calls against STL. They must practice 1st and 20 on a daily basis in prep for the juice.
    And then they call blind side hit on the big hit when it clearly wasnt helmet2helmet, defenseless receiver or blind side.
    And yeah sideline infraction before the pooch punt for no reason yet poons coach walks out onto the field during play earlier in the game and only a warning.
    Get your act together refs!

  24. Jerry Campany October 25, 2015 2:46 am

    Counting DII it is ILH 15, OIA 12, MIL 1.

    DI only is closer, 9-7 OIA.

  25. Tom October 25, 2015 7:55 am

    So proud of my Crusader team. Playing against the Castle “Black Knights” in 2002 alongside Tyson Alualu and Bobby George with the fight at the end of the game so many people discounted this team and their players. No one believed the Crusaders could get back. That our best years were behind us. Then in 2010 Mariota led a glorious run to the top and so many people discredited this team saying Kahuku were the true champions if they werent disqualified. Now 2015 another run to the top of the ILH with the chance of glory once again and what do the haters have to say? We have 21 year old players? We cheated? Its funny to me how we just keep rolling on and adding banners. A true champion never gives up and there is a lot of pride on the slopes of Kolaepohaku. Comeon my braddahs bring back that title to were it rightfully belongs!!!!! CRUSADERS!!!!

  26. Lee Boy October 25, 2015 8:07 am

    GoBigRed is hibernating!!!! I think he was the same guy bashing me when I said the backup QB for Poons was better than the starter. In a winner takes all game guess who they play?
    The same guy that said St. Louis can’t stop the run. Hmmm I don’t know what I’m talking about but Punahou tried to run the same Kahuku offense in their first two drives and had to drop it like it’s hot. LMAO

  27. KonaWarrior October 25, 2015 8:28 am

    Regarding officiating: On the initial kickoff, to begin the contest (I was listening to the online stream) there was an incident where a Punahou player was immediately ejected from the game from what I understand was a personal foul incident where he was caught kicking a St. Louis player. Did anyone in attendance see what happened, and do you think the ejection was justified or too harsh? I am wondering if the officials were trying to make an initial statement to both teams and picked a player who may have been a fall guy.

  28. Lee Boy October 25, 2015 9:36 am

    @konaWarrior- I was at the stadium and saw the Punahou player kick the Crusaders player while he was on the ground. The officials got thar call right. There is no place for that type of nonsense in the field.

  29. GoBigRed October 25, 2015 10:25 am

    What a GREAT GAME!

    I never read all your comments. I’m sure there’s some fun stuff in here.

    Bottom line is that St Louis proved on the field they’re the best team in the ILH this year. Congrats!!

    See you at states.

  30. 88 October 25, 2015 11:43 am

    In a winner takes all game guess who they play and guess what the outcome was? Either the Punahou Coach took Lee Boi’s advice or he got a few pointers from Kahuku’s old Coach. Just made it a lot easier for Kahuku

  31. Lee Boy October 25, 2015 12:08 pm

    88- winner takes all, I go with the crusaders. Punahou tried to run the exact same offense Kahuku is currently running and it didn’t work to we’ll for them.

  32. Lee Boy October 25, 2015 12:19 pm

    Oh wait! Did I mention that the best Denfensive player for the Crusaders didn’t played because he was suspended for another bad call made by the refs. 88 you might win the states but it’s not going to be a cake walk. The boys will be ready for smash mouth football.

  33. 88 October 25, 2015 1:18 pm

    Punahou trying to run Kahuku’s offense is like Kahuku trying to run Punahous offense. It won’t work because they don’t have the right personnel to do it. Great Coaches don’t run gimmick plays they counter and attack with great play calling prepared the week before. I believe it is easier now for Kahuku because of the elimination of Punahou’s kicker. Kahuku , Mililani, St. Louis etc…. have to go 100 yards(depending on where they get the ball) to put up points. Punahou just has to cross mid field. How crazy is that? You know the type of pressure that puts on a defense especially when the game is on the line. I know the games still has to be played and nothing is given but it really just got a lot easier for Kahuku

  34. MadMax October 25, 2015 1:43 pm

    -88 it just got a lot easier like your schedule all yr…lol…Stl has too much talent…Fyi, stl has 3 weeks to rest up and they still have athletes the state hasn’t seen yet. Lol…I love coming here reading non football people like yourself. Red raiders better learn how to pass if they have any shot. Tua Man and Company are amazing.

  35. hi808 October 25, 2015 1:44 pm

    So are you guys saying that St.Louis is not good enough to represent the ILH in state tourney play in a run for the state title? Do you want a best of 5 series between buff and crusader to find the absolute #1 from the ILH, wait how about a best of 7 series just like the NBA. lol, keste!

    1 from ILH
    1 from OIA
    1 from MIL
    1 from BIL

    thats it end of discussion! The old prep bowl was the correct way, but now the outer island teams wanted in so that added the 2 outer island conferences.

    I am in clear dissagreemet with 3 oia teams in the tourney, so instead of adding a 2nd ILH its best that we eliminate the 2nd and 3rd OIA teams.

  36. 88 October 25, 2015 2:20 pm

    Does Kahuku or any team for that matter have ANY CONTROL over who makes their schedule? Maybe a football guru like yourself might enlighten us. Listen NUMBNUTs all Kahuku did all season was BEATDOWN every team they played. Not just win but BEATDOWN to the point where kids didn’t want to play anymore. Watch the replay of the games. So take your 3 weeks off to heal because by the 3rd quarter of the game(if you guys play Kahuku) no one is going to want to tackle or play anymore.

  37. 88 October 25, 2015 2:30 pm

    Maybe the ILH only has 1 invite to the State Tournament because at the time the State Tourney was created there was ONLY 1 constant good team from the ILH. That ever cross your mind?

  38. JammMasterJ October 25, 2015 2:42 pm

    Not trying to side bust between Madmax and 88 but during the Farrington game it looked like even some of that Kahuku offensive players wanted to stop playing because Gov LB’s were laying the hat, its a fact and I seen it on video of your big boys purposefully missing their blocks. LOL. Dont worry about St.Louis they are even more tougher then Farrington so dont feel too real after running over the Waipahu and Mckinleys of the OIA. Its states boy so strap it up, and dont be surprised if you are on your 7th string QB’s because you all run them to the ground.

  39. 88 October 25, 2015 2:55 pm

    Yeah that’s why the score was the way was and we feeling just as real as if we were running over the Iolani’s of the ILH

  40. 88 October 25, 2015 3:03 pm

    Oh Waite you guys couldn’t run all over an 0-6 Iolani, my bad…..

  41. JammMasterJ October 25, 2015 3:13 pm

    We just beat Punahou twice and Kamehameha twice. Beat the Trojans 4 times then come tell me about a hard OIA schedule. Wait a minute, we smashed the same Liberty team that smashed the Trojans.

    Playing Waipahu 10 times is basically what Kahuku did this season! and the one Farrington team that had a hard hitter took out your 3 QB’s and FB. I feel sorry if you ever meet the Crusaders in the tourney.

  42. Good Story October 25, 2015 3:23 pm

    @JammMaster J
    Hey, can you stop making fun of Waipahu…they had a ruff enuff year as it is.

  43. Lee Boy October 25, 2015 3:30 pm

    88- I guarantee that your boys will have a tougher time running the rock than you think. What I saw yesterday was a 4-6 at its best with two physical linebacker sizes DBs. You talk about Poons coaches getting advice from me and the old Kahuku coach. Hao found and old clipboard with Reggie Torres’s play book. You also fail to give your kicker credit, Sassaoka is also a good kicker but you said the kahuku doesn’t have a kicker.You talk about not having the personnel to stop the run, did you see the game yesterday.nuff said

  44. 88 October 25, 2015 3:39 pm

    Watch the game before you post bradah. The Finau kid had some nice hits but after those hits the same kid he hit got up and ran the same play towards him and scored more than once. Ah hoy and Ameporosa were injured by 2 different players with 2 very different last names. Who by the way where also injured and may not play next week. You need 11 fit players who like to lay the hat to stop Kahuku. All the healing in the world is not going to help because you guys don’t have that 11. By the way what do you have against Waipahu?

  45. A'ole October 25, 2015 4:01 pm

    Saint louis players back to their cocky ol ways. Congrats on the big win. @ leeboy i saw the game last night n punahous RB wayne talaupapa did run all over the st louis defense from the shotgun even. As far as passing goes, Crusaders need to lock it up. Punahou receivers were open all night. Cal lee admits to it that the run n pass defense was horrible all night. Hope to play them for states. Good luck any how. There’s no defense that can stop kahukus offense for 4 qtrs. And that defense is hungry constantly. And for kick offs n punts, don’t kick it to any of the returners. Lol.

  46. Jay Gatoloai October 25, 2015 5:36 pm

    No GoBigRed.. them crusaders proved you wrong with all your “They won’t beat Punahou again”…

  47. hi808 October 25, 2015 5:44 pm

    Was 88 the fuamiki fwam that kept saying Puns and Kahuku for the state title? haha, eating his words now.

  48. DaMill October 25, 2015 6:07 pm

    yall are all clowns, everyone wants to talk down on the mill’s D but they only lost to liberty and some major boys on the D could not make that trip, like their middle LB. Mililani has played kahuku and st.louis in the preseason and beat both of them and neither were close games. only thing you guys can use against us is the loss of Milton but just remember he’ll be back in states where it really matters LOL

  49. 88 October 25, 2015 7:28 pm

    hi808; fai keke ou kala. Ko’e kiki fo’i foa lo ulu se fuamiki… Ale

  50. NSfootball October 25, 2015 7:30 pm

    DaMill, your middle LB didnt make the trip to vegas because his transfer papers from Kahuku wasnt processed in time. Not to worry we have many more born and bred Linebackers and we dont depend of transfers to win football games.

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