No big surprises at Kalaepohaku on Saturday afternoon.
The Crusaders moved the ball efficiently and often through the air. Ryder Kuhns was sharp, getting the ball deep to Drew Kobayashi early, spreading the ball all over the field. The receivers are making the right reads and their QB is on point.
Kailua’s back-to-glory-days offense is about smashmouth football. They had some nice breakaways, but for the most part kept working on the intricacies of the offense, mostly handoffs between the tackles. Saint Louis got another good look at its personnel while starters sat most of the afternoon.
The Surfriders have some size up front on the offensive line, much bigger than last year’s smallish line. Small lines have done well in the past, especially if you can recall Castle’s prolific offenses. But at Kailua, much of the size and talent that transferred out to programs like Kaiser has returned.
All in all, a good day for Crusader fans who lined the parking garage and stayed cool in the shade. The only obvious issue was the concession stand, situated behind the ewa end zone. If they can get someone to trek through the parking garage and sell snacks there, they’ll probably quadruple their revenues. It’s a great view from up there. Not a lot of fans are going to sit on the hot metal bleachers.