Kamehameha RB Brandon Kahookele is out. He’s wearing a knee brace and not dressed for the game. I’m told he will have his left knee looked at (MRI) later. Could be a huge loss for the Warriors.
A huge pass play from Ryder Kuhns to Devan Stubblefield put the Crusaders in the red zone. Adam Noga scored on a short run off right tackle. Saint Louis 7, Kamehameha 0.
5:36 – T.J. Fitzsimmons drills a 41-yard field goal to cap a Warrior drive. Two big Saint Louis penalties helped. QB Noah Sua-Godinet had an open receiver near the pylon and missed on key play. Saint Louis 7, Kamehameha 3.
11:09 – Noah Sua-Godinet scores on a 26-yard quarterback draw. Right up the middle, then to the right sideline and scores easily. Kamehameha 10, Saint Louis 7.
10:49 – Next play from scrimmage, after a long kick return by Devan Stubblefield, Kuhns launches a bomb to Stubblefield down the right sideline for a 57-yard TD. Holy cow . . . Saint Louis 14, Kamehameha 10.
6:24 – Kaaumoana Gifford recovers a Saint Louis fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Kamehameha’s defense needed to make a difference. Here they go. Kamehameha 17, Saint Louis 14.
3:26 – Crusaders drive almost effortlessly and score on a 2-yard pass from Kuhns to Stubblefield on an out pattern. Saint Louis 21, Kamehameha 17.
1:49 – A 62-yard TD run by Kamehameha RB Kainoa Simao has been called back due to a holding call.
:07 – Warriors line up in a goal-line formation at the 4-yard line, third and goal, no time outs left in the half. Saint Louis defense bites on the play-action and Sua-Godinet fires a perfect corner pass to Nicholas Young. Kamehameha 24, Saint Louis 21.
8:17 – Kamehameha’s Mason Chow recovers a fumble by Saint Louis RB Adam Noga near midfield.
5:43 – Warriors RB Kainoa Simao runs through the Saint Louis defense with little resistance. Then Sua-Godinet finds Kaulana Werner for a 36-yard pass play, and Simao runs left for an easy 7-yard TD. Kamehameha 31, Saint Louis 21.
4:00 – Calen Holt picks off a pass by Kuhns on fourth and 6 and returns it past midfield. Big play again by Kamehameha’s defense.
1:36 – An 8-yard TD pass from Sua-Godinet to Kayson Nakatsu has been wiped out by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. That takes the ball back to the 26-yard line. Spot foul?
1:24 – Fitzsimmons has his second FG, a 44-yarder from the right hashmark. Kamehameha 34, Saint Louis 21.
5:40 – Fourth down and 20 for Saint Louis at the Kamehameha 22. Couple notes: It’s been a sometimes ugly game to watch, just so many penalties, particularly by Saint Louis. Every kind you can think of. The latest one is sideline interference (dead ball). That and a run defense that was simply dominated by Kamehameha’s offensive line in the second half.
And with so many flags, it doesn’t help that this is, by far, the slowest officiating crew I’ve seen all season. They’ve been spot on, yes, but the white hat WALKS to every flag. And he’s not a fast walker with a long stride. Most white hats jog to get the process done quickly.
2:34 – Allan Cui scores on a 30-yard screen pass, Saint Louis’ second screen pass of the game. It’s getting interesting again. Kamehameha 34, Saint Louis 28.
Final: Kamehameha 34, Saint Louis 28.
The Crusaders managed to get the ball back with less than 1 minute left, but Kamehameha’s defense came up with another huge play. Mika Tafua provided the big pass rush, tipping a pass by Kuhns, and Dylan Kane made a tremendous diving interception to end the threat.