Tagovailoa is Hawaii’s all-time passing king

Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa broke Timmy Chang's career passing record against Kahuku. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa broke Timmy Chang’s career passing record against Kahuku. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Timmy Chang‘s 17-year state passing record is no more.

Saint Louis senior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa surpassed Chang’s record of 8,001 career passing yards in style with a 52-yard touchdown pass on a deep ball to Jonah Panoke to give the Crusaders a 13-7 lead over Kahuku with 5:36 remaining in the second quarter of the Open Division championship game on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.

Tagovailoa, who needed 87 yards in the game to set the record, completed six of his first seven throws for 127 yards with the touchdown to Panoke.


“I’d just like to say congratulations to Tua, the Saint Louis Crusaders, the Crusader brotherhood and to his family,” Chang said earlier this week. “I’m very very proud of him and humbled by him. And to Tua, keep up the good work.”

Tagovailoa surpassed Chang’s mark despite playing in 10 fewer games. He entered the game averaging 263.8 passing yards per game and 83 total passing touchdowns. Chang averaged 195.1 passing yards per game and threw 113 total touchdown passes.


Tagovailoa finishes his career with 8,158 passing yards and 84 touchdowns and another 1,727 rushing yards and 27 scores to give him 111 career TD’s.


The highest rated quarterback ever to come out of Hawaii, Tagovailoa will enroll at Alabama in January and begin his career with the Crimson Tide.

He finishes his career 24-5 as a starter as the Crusaders defeated Kahuku 30-14 to win the fourth state title in school history.

Jonah Panoke hauled in a 52-yard touchdown catch from Tua Tagovailoa, who broke Timmy Chang's career passing record on the play. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Jonah Panoke hauled in a 52-yard touchdown catch from Tua Tagovailoa, who broke Timmy Chang’s career passing record on the play. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

COMMENTS

  1. Chloropicrin November 19, 2016 9:27 pm

    Congrats Tua!!


  2. 88 November 19, 2016 11:02 pm

    Congratulations young man. You worked very hard for that win tonight and it showed on the feild. You have done your community, school and especially your family proud. Good luck at the next level


  3. "UNITY=STRENGHT" November 19, 2016 11:06 pm

    The Officials were sharp tonight wasnt calling BS actually explaining thumbs up!!!


  4. Hau’ulaBoy November 19, 2016 11:25 pm

    Great job, well done. You will go down as one of the greatest. Congrats from a RR4L.


  5. AOK November 19, 2016 11:59 pm

    Congrats Tuaman. Couldn’t have happened to a better young man.


  6. OGRRFL November 20, 2016 12:37 am

    Congrats Tua and good luck at Alabama. We’ll be rooting for you. You played an awesome game tonight, you killed us with your legs. From a RR4L


  7. Hawaiifootballisking. November 20, 2016 2:30 am

    Congrats to st Louis and tua. Great young man.
    Kahuku, gotta throw the ball bruh….you can’t tell me one dude on that team can’t complete a pass… If that is the case, maybe go recruit the baseball team..
    Records aside. Mckenzie Milton is the best quarterback in Hawaii Highschool football history…
    You all know it….✊


  8. Red Raider 4 Life November 20, 2016 5:54 am

    Congrats Tua, man you killed us in the forth quarter. Now go out and do what we all know your going to do…Make Hawaii Proud and represent your OHANA with what your parents taught you!!!
    I look forward to watching you play at Bama, but if you have a change of heart, you know that several St. Louis QB’s played up here at Oregon and the ducks are in need of a QB. You might even know one of them, whats thats guys name???..Marcus I think lol…
    Anyways shout out to the Crusader Ohana, coach Cal Lee and the 2016 Open Division Champions, St. Louis.

    RR4L C/O 87


  9. Papakoolau November 20, 2016 6:52 am

    Congrats to both teams . Great game. Glad I was able to be there to see a record setting performance. Congrats to Tua and ur ohana. Very proud of this young man. Crusader nation has another trophy for their mantel. Red Raidernation will be back for sure. To Timmy Chang, you will always be one of the greatest qbs in Hawaii high school history, hands down.


  10. 88 is da fool November 20, 2016 7:49 am

    88 Please don’t send messages to young men on here. It’s just gonna creep dem out. U perv!


  11. NorthShoreFan November 20, 2016 1:07 pm

    and…it took another St Louis QB to reset the record book. Coach Lee does wonders but….maybe younger brother will reset the record book too.
    Congratulations to St Louis and Red Raider Nation for a great season of football. Both teams just reload for next year. This season was filled with young ones filling in and producing. Next year is going to be fun again.


  12. 88 November 20, 2016 4:21 pm

    Please stop asking guys out to lunch on here. This is a sports forum.


  13. Jeezy33 November 20, 2016 8:05 pm

    what’s the matter, 88? can’t handle the heat that you brought on yourself? butthurt much? bwahahahahaha! eat that humble pie, son!

    wait… let me guess… it’s the HHSAA and the ILH conspiracy’s fault! bwahahahahahaha!


  14. RedandBlue November 20, 2016 8:40 pm

    Big Red will always be a good team. But this year is our year.. Our boys did good job. Our D came to play and our O were more hungry for a win… Well done boys…Go Crusaders!!!!


  15. TheHeartlessPrick November 22, 2016 10:56 pm

    Hawaiifootballisking. November 20, 2016 at 2:30 am
    Congrats to st Louis and tua. Great young man.
    Kahuku, gotta throw the ball bruh….you can’t tell me one dude on that team can’t complete a pass… If that is the case, maybe go recruit the baseball team..
    Records aside. Mckenzie Milton is the best quarterback in Hawaii Highschool football history…
    You all know it….✊
    _________________________________________

    Now this guy ^^^ is high.
    From the many great QB’s to excell here in Hawaii McKenzie ain’t the “best”. He probably won’t even crack the top 5.
    McKenzie is the fragilest QB in Hawaii high school history. Do the equivalence, comparisons & add up all variables of what caliber competition McKenzie went up against versus everyone else. Just as Vae Malepeai’s record & Joe Igbor. Compare the league & player for players on bother sides of the ball. McKenzie is in a weak era putting up numbers in a cupcake league.


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