OPEN STATE FINAL: Saint Louis/Mililani

Saint Louis 38, Mililani 17

Saint Louis (11-0) is the first school to win three straight state-tournament titles in the top-tier division since the tourney format debuted in 1999. Its 26-game winning streak ties Kahuku for the third-longest in state history.

Saint Louis quarterback Jayden de Laura soared for the 1-yard TD run in the first quarter to give the Crusaders a 7-0 lead over Mililani. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Kila Kamakawiwo’ole’s blocked punt was returned for a Saint Louis touchdown early in the third quarter. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.


at Aloha Stadium
Mililani (10-3) 0 3 7 7 — 17

Saint Louis (11-0) 7 7 24 0 — 38

StL—Jayden de Laura 1 run (Garyn Napuunoa kick)
Mil—FG Liam McGehee 44
StL—Dayton Sam 14 run (Napuunoa kick)
StL—FG Napuunoa 32
StL—Nick Herbig 5 blocked punt return (Napuunoa kick)
StL—Dayton Sam 1 run (Napuunoa kick)
Mil—Dillon Gabriel 1 run (McGehee kick)
StL—Jordan Botelho 74 fumble return (Napuunoa kick)
StL—Ryan Chang 22 pass from Gabriel (McGehee kick)

RUSHING—Mililani: Kilifi Malepeai 9-80, Dillon Gabriel 22-13, Raysen Motoyama 2-(minus 4). Saint Louis: Robbie Paikai 10-60, Sam 9-49, Ka’ohu Kamakawiwo’ole 4-23, Logan Kalawaia 7-18, Connor Apo 3-12, de Laura 10-1.
PASSING—Mililani: Gabriel 23-44-3-259. Saint Louis: de Laura 19-30-2-251.
RECEIVING—Mililani: Chang 8-98, Reichel Vegas 6-79, Maka Hill 3-33, Jansen York 2-27, Malepeai 2-13, Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi 1-15, Motoyama 1-(minus 6). Saint Louis: Roman Wilson 7-148, Chance Beyer 6-42, Koali Nishigaya 3-41, Makoa Close 1-7, Sam 1-7, Tama Albet Sula 1-6.

Korvin Feagina 10 tackles, 3 INT’s.
Nick Herbig 6 tackles, 4 sacks, TD
Jordan Botelho, 6 tackles, 2.5 sacks, TD
Timothy Timoteo 2 sacks.

Darius Muasau 13 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, sack.


(5:54) Saint Louis ball on its 46. Connor Apo in at QB to run this thing out.

(6:37) Trojans get the ball back on their 47 but Herbig gets his fourth sack. Ninth in the game for Saint Louis. Pass complete to Kainoa Gibson but he fumbles and Saint Louis gets it back. Will have to confirm who forced and recovered.

(9:30) Saint Louis starts on its 2-yard line. Crusaders will try to milk the clock, but are stopped on fourth-and-7 on their 21 with 6:47 on the clock.

Mililani fourth-and-12 at the Saint Louis 45. Gabriel just throws it up deep and Feagins comes down with his THIRD interception of the game, but there’s a flag on the play. It’s after the interception, however, so Saint Louis ball.

(10:23) It’s not over yet, boys and girls. Jayden de Laura just kept it on a run and fumbled it away as he was met by multiple defenders. Trojans take over at the St. Louis 43 after Asher Pilanca gets the fumble recovery.

(11:10) Trojans kick it short and NEARLY come up with the onsides recovery. Ball bounced just a little too high for a Trojan to haul in. Crusaders take over at their 37.

(11:15) Dillon Gabriel finds Ryan Chang over the middle for a 22-yard touchdown. XP is good and it’s 38-17 Crusaders. Chang has seven catches for 85 yards.

Mililani starts the fourth quarter second-and-10 at the Saint Louis 36.


(:53) Trojans start on their 47 after the penalties. Gabriel scrambles for 17 on third-and-10 to get the first down. END 3.

Saint Louis’ Cheyne Beyer is ejected after a penalty on the kickoff. Add on a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct on Marcus Lelauti.

Jordan Botelho: 6 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 74-yard fumble return for a TD.
Nick Herbig: 3 sacks, 5-yard blocked punt return for a TD.

They are both juniors. Good luck everyone.

(3:06) Trojans start on their 25. Third-and-4 after Gabriel and the RB struggle with the handoff. Short pass to Vegas for 2 yards and it’s fourth-and-2. at the Mililani 33. Trojans go for it. Timeout Saint Louis. Trojans go five wide. Vegas on the seam route picks up 27 yards to the 40. Malepeai with a bulldozing run of 25 yards to the 15 carrying all sorts of Saint Louis defenders with him. Gabriel back to pass and he just DROPS IT. Botelho scoops it up and he IS GONE. 74-yard fumble return for a TD and THAT is the backbreaker. 38-10, :59, Q3.

(5:23) Saint Louis ball on its 22. Logan Kalawai getting some run at running back now with Paikai out with an injury. He picks up 8 yards for a first down at midfield after de Laura hit on three short passes. Timeout Mililani with 3:19 on the clock. Deep ball is PICKED OFF. IOSEFA AGAIN. The sophomore has been in a battle all night but comes up with the pick. Excellent play.

(7:53) Mililani ball on its 16. Malepeai breaks off an 18-yard run and then runs for 16 more to midfield. Trojans getting it going and then BOOM. Botelho off the edge. Untouched. He now has 3 1/2 sacks to go along with Herbig’s 3 sacks. Fourth-and-11 at the 49 and Mililani goes for it. Gabriel scrambles and hits Vegas for 26 yards to the 25. First down and add half the distance on a personal foul by Quinones. Ball at the 12. Gabriel on the QB draw for 11 yards to the 1. Gabriel 1-yard TD run. 31-10, 5:32, Q3.

(8:48) Saint Louis ball on the Mililani 21. Robbie Paikai banged up after a run to the 8 and he is slowly limping off the field. Dayton Sam 1-yard TD run. 31-3, 8:01, Q3.

(9:45) Mililani ball on its 18. Gabriel hits Chang in tight coverage on the out route for a first down but is then sacked by Botelho after the running back went the wrong way. Feagins steps in front for his second INT. Crusaders ball after the return to the Mililani 21.

(10:32) Trojans ball on their 20. Delay of game after the kickoff. Gabriel has a guy open for a first down but throws across his body and behind the receiver. Punt. PUNT IS BLOCKED. Kila Kamakawiwo’ole blocks it and Nick Herbig picks it up and runs it in from 5 yards out. Touchdown Crusaders. 24-3, 9:52, Q2.

(12:00) Crusaders ball on the 20. Crusaders open the second half with a pass to Makoa Close. Fourth different receiver to catch a pass for Saint Louis. Wilson with his sixth catch and a 15-yard face-mask penalty by Mililani already has the ball in Trojans territory. Third-and-5 and de Laura down the hash marks to Nishigaya for a 29-yard completion. First down. Mililani’s DB’s have got to get their head turned around to see the pass coming in. Wilson nearly with a TD catch on the sideline but I think he only got a hand down before he landed out of bounds. Looked like a good call based on first look. Saint Louis fumbles away an option play and it’s a loss of 2. Kiai Ramos breaks up a pass and it’s fourth-and-12. Garyn Napuunoa tries a 32-yard field goal and it’s good. 17-3 Crusaders, 10:32, Q3.


Saint Louis running back Robbie Paikai beared down on Mililani defensive back Asher Pilanca on a first-half run. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

at Aloha Stadium
Mililani (10-2) 0 3

Saint Louis (10-0) 7 7

StL—Jayden de Laura 1 run (Garyn Napuunoa kick)
Mil—FG Liam McGehee 44
StL—Dayton Sam 14 run (Napuunoa kick)

RUSHING—Mililani: Kilifi Malepeai 5-19, Dillon Gabriel 12-(minus 1). Saint Louis: Robbie Paikai 8-52, Sam 2-19, de Laura 8-(minus 1).
PASSING—Mililani: Gabriel 12-25-1-132. Saint Louis: de Laura 11-17-1-178.
RECEIVING—Mililani: Reichel Vegas 4-50, Ryan Chang 2-35, Maka Hill 2-27, Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi 1-15, Malepeai 1-10, Jansen York 1-1, Raysen Motoyama 1-(minus 6). Saint Louis: Roman Wilson 5-133, Chance Beyer 4-32, Koali Nishigaya 2-13.


(:13) Crusaders get the ball on the Mililani 47 with all three timeouts. Pass to Nishigaya to the 39 with 3 seconds to go. Timeout Saint Louis. They add 2 seconds to the clock. Throw to the end zone is intercepted by Fatu Iosefa, who has held his own. Halftime.

(1:32) Trojans start on the 30 as the kick is out of bounds. Gabriel runs for 11 and a first down. Gabriel finds Chang for 11 yards into Saint Louis territory. Mililani with no timeouts. Under a minute. Gabriel is called for roughing the passer but it looked like he was way outside of the pocket and a receiver was downfield. Rough call. Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi with his first catch and it’s fourth-and-10 at the 45. Herbig off the edge and he sacks Gabriel with 13 seconds left. Saint Louis going to get a chance to score. 13 seconds on the clock.

(4:00) Crusaders ball on their 21. de Laura fits a ball nicely into double coverage to Beyer for 11 yards. Give Muasau a tackle for a loss of 1 on de Laura. Koali Nishigaya with his first catch as he’s just the third different receiver to catch a ball in the first half. Deep ball again to Wilson is on the MONEY. Good for 41 yards. That’s been the majority of the Saint Louis offense. Wilson with five catches for 133 yards. Third-and-4 at the 19. Dayton Sam runs for 5 and is down past the marker for a first down. Sam with a 14-yard TD run. Crusaders answer. 14-3, 1:32, Q2.

(7:08) Mililani ball on its 45. Malepeai bulldozes for 6 yards into Saint Louis territory. Gabriel to Vegas for 5 yards to move the chains. Trojans lead in first downs 9-7 but Gabriel is SACKED by Nick Herbig who came in unblocked. Timeout Mililani to likely figure out what happened there. Gabriel scrambles away from pressure up the middle and NOBODY IS THERE. A 23-yard gain for a first down. Pass complete for 24 yards to Veigas to the 8. Mason Tufaga with a TFL for a screen for a 6-yard loss. Third-and-goal at the 14. They try to scramble Gabriel out to his left on the snap but Herbig nearly gets the sack but slows him up and Botelho finishes it off for a huge loss. Liam McGehee tries a 44-yard field goal but timeout Mililani first. McGehee is GOOD from 44 yards. Saint Louis 7, Mililani 3, 4:09, Q2.

(8:19) Crusaders ball on their 25. A hold wipes out a first-down completion to Wilson and then John Tuiletufuga forces de Laura out of bounds for a sack. Incomplete pass and a punt.

(10:11) Trojans ball on their 21. Gabriel to Hill for 18 yards to the 39. Longest play of the game for the Trojans. Reichel Vegas picks up 7 on the completion from Gabriel. Malepeai runs for a first down into Saint Louis territory. Gabriel gets the ball away but takes a big hit. Third-and-10 as Gabriel misses an open receiver on the timing route. Third down and Gabriel hits Ryan Chang for 21 yards. Big throw to the 28 of Saint Louis. Great throw on the screen to Malepeai to the 18. First down. Same timing route and Gabriel’s throw is a little low. Mililani just can’t hook up on that 15-yard in route. Second down. Gabriel off his back foot with a poor throw and Korvin Feagans intercepts it at the 5. Gabriel with the tackle on the return but a poor ball from Gabriel ends a great-looking drive.

First-and-10 at the Mililani 36 to start quarter 2. Paikai on the run for 13 yards to the 23. Muasau stops de Laura on the keeper for a loss of 5. A mix-up between QB and receiver and it’s third-and-15. de Laura scrambles and is out at the 21. Fourth-and-8. Saint Louis will go for it. Deep ball to Wilson. Under thrown and Iosefa makes a play to break it up. Mililani ball.


(1:19) Punt down on the 15. Saint Louis’ turn. Ezra Save with the TFL on Paikai. Second-and-13. Short pass to Beyer and it’s third-and-9. de Laura DEEP to Wilson who beats his man and is off to the races. 48 yards to the 36 of Mililani to end the first quarter.

(2:51) Mililani ball on the Crusaders’ 45. Gabriel has an open receiver on the double move but they can’t make the connection. Potential TD there. Timothy Timoteo with the sack on third down to force a punt.

(4:13) Saint Louis pinned on its 10. Shane Kady and Darius Muasau team up for the loss of 1 and then Mykah Tuiolemotu with the sack of de Laura on third down. Crusaders punt.

(7:39) Mililani ball on its 20. Malepeai gets just a yard as Tuitele explodes off the line to make the tackle. Gabriel rushes for 9 yards on third-and-8 and gets the first down. Tuitele nearly gets a sack but Gabriel races out of it and picks up 3. Gabriel again flushed and he picks up 6 more running for his life. Just short of the marker. Check that they give him the first down at the 41. Gabriel has to throw a screen into the ground as LB Jordan Botelho was closing in on him after beating the tackle on the outside. Gabriel has NO TIME to pass. Gabriel again has to scramble almost immediately but a picture-perfect throw to Reichel Vegas to the 45 for a first down. LB Lawai’alani Brown down on the play but he gets up and runs off on his own. Gino Quinones with a sack as Botelho jumps on to finish it off. Gabriel doesn’t have two seconds back in the pocket. Timeout Mililani facing third-and-22 at its 43. Gabriel with some time on third-and-22 and he goes deep and it’s a jump ball but the receiver barely makes a play on the ball. Almost picked. Mililani will punt.

(10:23) Crusaders get the ball first with Jayden de Laura trying to become the first underclassmen QB to win a state title at Saint Louis since Timmy Chang won the 1998 Prep Bowl. Ball on the 25. de Laura drops the ball on the fake handoff but gets it back and picks up 6. de Laura loses 2 but Mililani had him for a big sack loss. He avoided two sacks. Third-and-6. Simple handoff goes to Robbie Paikai and nobody was expecting it for Mililani. Pick up of 19 and a first down at the 48. de Laura’s first completion is called back by a hold. Trojans getting pressure early. Arizona State commit Ben Scott whistled for the hold. Ball goes all the way back to the 30. First-and-28. Complete over the middle to Chance Beyer for 13 yards. Deep ball is caught by a jumping Roman Wilson over the DB for a gain of 35 to the 22. Paikai picks up 10 to the 12. The Ron Lee machine is alive and well. Sophomore Fatu Iosefa breaks up the pass in the end zone. Almost a TD. Nice play. de Laura with a high throw and it’s third-and-10. Draw play to Paikai on third-and-10 and he’s down right at the marker but I think a late hit will be called on Mililani anyway. Yes. First-and-goal at the 1. Five wide and de Laura runs it in for the 1-yard TD run. 7-0 Crusaders, 7:39, Q1.

(11:54) Mililani ball on its 21. Senior Dillon Gabriel out for his final game as a Trojan. He passes on the first play and hits Maka Hill for 9 yards. Same play but Hill is late out of his break and the ball is high and away. Third-and-1. Trojans with the hard count and half of Saint Louis’ line jumps. First down. Kilifi Malepeai gets 3 yards on his first carry. Faatui Tuitele there on the stop. Gabriel flushed out of the pocket and he misses a receiver who stopped. Might have been a big play if he keeps going. Third-and-7. Gabriel forced to run and he only gets a yard. Micah Tupua on the stop. Punt.

Mililani wins the toss and will receive.

Mykah Tuiolemotu, Dillon Gabriel, Ryan Chang, Asher Pilanca
Saint Louis: Arasi Mose, Faatui Tuitele, Gino Quinones, Junior Wily

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For Saint Louis’ roster, click here.
SERIES HISTORY: Saint Louis leads 6-1

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2003: Saint Louis 47, Mililani 12, at Aloha Stadium
2004: Lahainaluna 41, Mililani 34, at War Memorial
2006: Baldwin 22, Mililani 17, at War Memorial
2010: Waianae 48, Mililani 41, at Aloha Stadium
2012: Mililani 24, Baldwin 13, at War Memorial
2012: Punahou 49, Mililani 19, at Aloha Stadium
2013: Mililani 41, Campbell 7, at Aloha Stadium
2013: Punahou 28, Mililani 22, at Aloha Stadium
2014: Mililani 17, Farrington 14, at Aloha Stadium
2014: Mililani 53, Punahou 45, at Aloha Stadium
2015: Mililani 62, Hilo 18, at Aloha Stadium
2015: Saint Louis 56, Mililani 30, at Aloha Stadium
2016: Mililani 49, Baldwin 28, at War Memorial
2016: Mililani 51, Leilehua 35, at Mililani
2016: Mililani 31, Iolani 20, at Aloha Stadium
2017: Saint Louis 47, Mililani 23, at Aloha Stadium
2018: Mililani 24, Campbell 2, at Aloha Stadium

Rushing attempts, game: Vavae Malepeai, 32
Rushing attempts, career: Vavae Malepeai, 108
Rushing yards, game: Vavae Malepeai, 258
Rushing yards, career: Vavae Malepeai, 648
Rushing touchdowns, game: Jalen Olomua, 3
Rushing touchdowns, career: Jalen Tuivaiave-Olumua, 6

Passing completions, game: McKenzie Milton, 29
Passing completions, career: McKenzie Milton, 101 (Gabriel, 92)
Passing attempts, game: Jarin Morikawa and Dillon Gabriel, 49
Passing attempts, career: Dillon Gabriel, 169
Interceptions, game: Dillon Gabriel and McKenzie Milton, 3
Interceptions, career: McKenzie Milton, 8 (Gabriel 7)
Passing yards, game: McKenzie Milton, 421
Passing yards, career: McKenzie Milton, 1,342 (Gabriel 1,187)
Passing touchdowns, game: McKenzie Milton, 7
Passing touchdowns, career: McKenzie Milton, 14 (Gabriel 11)

Receptions, game: Preston Sinn and Kalakaua Timoteo, 9
Receptions, career: Kalakaua Timoteo, 33
Receiving yards, game: Andrew Vallasdares, 213
Receiving yards, career: Kalakaua Timoteo, 480
Receiving touchdowns, game: Andrew Vallasdares and Kalakaua Timoteo, 4
Receiving touchdowns, career: Kalakaua Timoteo, 10

Longest field goal, game: Colin Lund, 41
Longest interception return: Ty Purcell-Apana, 83
Longest punt return TD: Kainoa Wilson, 54
Longest fumble return TD: Nick Rogers, 21

Career rushing yards
1. Vavae Malepeai, 648
2. Jalen Olomua, 280
3. McKenzie Milton, 214
4. Dillon Gabriel, 185
5. Dayton Furuta, 183

Career Passing yards
1. McKenzie Milton, 1,342
2. Dillon Gabriel, 1,187
3. Jarin Morikawa, 472
4. Maka Kahoano, 318
5. Trent McKinney, 300

Career receiving yards
1. Kalakaua Timoteo, 480
2. Andrew Vallasdares, 317
3. Kainoa Wilson, 290
4. Bronson Ramos, 283
5. Bryson Ventura, 225
active: Ryan Chang (210) and Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi, 160

1999: Saint Louis 53, Waianae 21 at Aloha Stadium
1999: Saint Louis 56, Waimea 0, at Aloha Stadium
1999: Saint Louis 19, Kahuku 0, at Aloha Stadium
2000: Saint Louis 48, Castle 0, at Aloha Stadium
2000: Saint Louis 63, Waianae 10, at Aloha Stadium
2000: Kahuku 26, Saint Louis 20, at Aloha Stadium
2001: Saint Louis 54, Aiea 7, at Aloha Stadium
2001: Saint Louis 49, Kailua 7, at Aloha Stadium
2001: Kahuku 21, Saint Louis 14, at Aloha Stadium
2002: Saint Louis 41, Farrington 23, at Aloha Stadium
2002: Saint Louis 51, Waimea 0, at Aloha Stadium
2002: Saint Louis 34, Castle 15, at Aloha Stadium
2003: Saint Louis 47, Mililani 12, at Aloha Stadium
2003: Saint Louis 48, Baldwin 6, at Aloha Stadium
2003: Kahuku 27, Saint Louis 26, at Aloha Stadium
2006: Saint Louis 10, Waianae 7, at Aloha Stadium
2006: Kahuku 7, Saint Louis 6, at Aloha Stadium
2007: Saint Louis 44, Waianae 6, at Aloha Stadium
2007: Leilehua 20, Saint Louis 16, at Aloha Stadium
2010: Saint Louis 42, Leilehua 28, at Aloha Stadium
2010: Saint Louis 36, Waianae 13, at Aloha Stadium
2015: Saint Louis 56, Mililani 30, at Aloha Stadium
2015: Kahuku 39, Saint Louis 14, at Aloha Stadium
2016: Saint Louis 42, Waianae 7, at Aloha Stadium
2016: Saint Louis 30, Kahuku 14, at Aloha Stadium
2017: Saint Louis 47, Mililani 23, at Aloha Stadium
2017: Saint Louis 31, Kahuku 28, at Aloha Stadium
2018: Saint Louis 49, Kahuku 22, at Aloha Stadium

Rushing attempts, game: BJ Batts, 23
Rushing attempts, career: BJ Batts, 95
Rushing yards, game: Damien Cole, 188
Rushing yards, career: Pesefea Fiaseu, 668
Rushing touchdowns, game: Damien Cole and Pesefea Fiaseu, 3
Rushing touchdowns, career: BJ Batts, 12

Passing completions, game: Chevan Cordeiro, 30
Passing completions, career: Bobby George, 87
Passing attempts, game: Chevan Cordeiro, 44
Passing attempts, career: Bobby George, 164
Interceptions, game: Tua Tagovailoa, Micah Mamiya and Bobby George, 3
Interceptions, career: Bobby George, 7
Passing yards, game: Chevan Cordeiro, 528
Passing yards, career: Bobby George, 1,448
Passing touchdowns, game:Timmy Chang, 8
Passing touchdowns, career: Bobby George, 16

Receptions, game: Gerald Welch, 12
Receptions, career: Jason Rivers, 32
Receiving yards, game: Desmond Hanohano and Mitchell Quinn, 307
Receiving yards, career: Jason Rivers, 594
Receiving touchdowns, game: Mitchell Quinn, 5
Receiving touchdowns, career: Jason Rivers, 9

Longest field goal, game: Aaron Goo, 40
Most field goals, career: Charles Santiago, 5
Longest blocked punt return TD: Kainalu Paikai, 10 yards
Longest fumble return TD: Isaac Slade-Matautia, 64 yards
Longest interception return TD: Dayne Nohara, 58
Longest kick return TD: BJ Batts, 99
Longest punt return TD: Toriano Taulogo, 60

Career rushing yards
1. Pesefea Fiaseu, 668
2. BJ Batts, 642
3. Prince Brown, 351
4. Justin Cabansag, 332
5. Tua Tagovailoa, 260

Career passing yards
1. Bobby George, 1,448
2. Chevan Cordeiro, 1,015
3. Tua Tagovailoa, 972
4. Kealii Perbera, 760
5. Timmy Chang, 585

Career receiving yards
1. Jason Rivers, 594
2. Desmond Hanohano, 530
3. Mitchell Quinn, 456
4. Jonah Panoke, 317
5. Ross Dickerson, 309
Active: Chance Beyer, 217


  1. "UNITY=STRENGTH" November 24, 2018 9:13 pm 🙂

  2. White November 24, 2018 9:34 pm

    Anybody got a stream? 50$ is crazy

  3. 3-peat State Champs November 24, 2018 11:45 pm

    Congratulations to the St Louis Crusaders.
    Easy win, over an average Mililani team.

  4. Fly Guy November 25, 2018 1:15 am

    Wow, what a game. St. Louis just dominated from start to finish.

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