Most people will remember Jonah Panoke‘s touchdown catch from quarterback Chevan Cordeiro that gave Saint Louis a 31-28 victory over Kahuku in the Open Division championship game Nov. 18.
That play, in which Panoke wrestled the ball from Kahuku’s Alex Fonoimoana-Vaomu in midair before crossing the goal line, happened with 37 seconds to go.
What people may not remember as much is that Kahuku drove down the field and threw a pass toward the end zone with two seconds left.
That final play happened at 1:04 a.m. and wrapped up an 11-hour tripleheader at Aloha Stadium.
It appears that the Crusaders’ Noa Purcell intercepts the pass, and the first version of the stats — emailed from the HHSAA at 1:14 a.m. — bears that out. However, the HHSAA sent a correction at 1:39 a.m. showing that the pass fell incomplete.
A look at the video below shows that Purcell does get possession of the ball but only after, it appears, that the nose of the ball hits the turf.