VIDEO: No. 2 Punahou over No. 5 Saint Louis, 43-19

Noah Macapulay celebrates after hauling in a touchdown pass from John-Keawe Sagapolutele during the first half of Punahou's battle with Saint Louis. The Buffanblu went on to a 43-19 win, taking sole possession of first place in ILH Open Division play. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser (Sept. 17, 2022)

Saint Louis had the ball, trailing 14-12, late in the first half, but back-to-back turnovers triggered a run by Punahou, which ran away with a 43-19 victory at Skippa Diaz Stadium.

Efficiency was peak-level for quarterback John-Keawe Sagapolutele, who passed for 237 yards and three touchdowns on 17-for-22 marksmanship. Running back Ala‘i Williams added 132 yards and one TD on 17 carries in No. 2 Punahou’s 43-19 win over No. 5 Saint Louis


  1. ilh September 27, 2022 11:09 am

    i would not count out the Crusaders just yet, just 2 bad plays cost them the lost, match #2 on Oct. 8 at Punahou.

  2. crusader4ever September 27, 2022 5:32 pm

    ilh, agree with you re 2 bad plays; but, also felt had one bad penalty.

  3. Honest September 27, 2022 11:13 pm

    Let’s be Honest! Punahou is a good football team but still needed help from da white hat to win. While the score was close, St. Louis offense was doing the cha-cha, 10 yards forward (first down), 20 yards backward (penalty). How many times must a Crusader cross the goal line to get 6 points; the answer is many! And then, when the Buff and Blues got the ball, they marched 80 years to score the go ahead touchdown, mostly on penalties against St. Louis. Penalties from da white hat were called only at crucial times.Once the game was out of reach, suddenly, the penalties against St. Louis stopped. The TV video documents da white hat’s action well. Go check it out. Honest!

  4. Ilh September 28, 2022 10:55 am

    What I want to know is why the white hat Referee , his name is actually Vic, always refs the games with Saint Louis, he hates Saint Louis, he is a Leilehua Grad. But for some reason doesn’t like Saint Louis

  5. All ❤️ September 28, 2022 5:28 pm

    Can’t ever count the Crusaders out…they are too well coached and have great players….I personally respect and have much love for my Crusader friends and their coaching staff…I also have talented nephews on the team and I also met some of the Crusader studs at our Kamehameha game…gotta love these kids…I’m just glad our kids (Buffs) are competing against the best of the best and im happy for them….as I tell my son, “doesn’t it feel good to be in the conversation!” Lol…I wish everyone a healthy and exciting finish to another great season…Go Buffs!

  6. 88 September 29, 2022 5:48 pm

    The game wasn’t even close.. 😂

  7. C’’mon October 1, 2022 11:47 am

    Punahou fans/parents/players vs St Louis fans/parents/players when it comes to sportsmanship. Both teams are very talented!
    Stay classy people!
    Be humble!
    Enough excuses!

  8. ILH October 10, 2022 8:45 pm

    I don’t see Punahou losing twice to Saint Louis in the ILH Tournament , Punahou looking hard to beat, if they get a second chance against Kahuku, Kahuku will go down, this is Punahou’s year. and i’m not a Punahou fan.

  9. RidgeRunnerDD-214 October 13, 2022 8:24 pm

    Look what happens when players go back home to play…saint lulu down.

  10. outsider October 14, 2022 6:38 am

    Fortunately punahou players have not gone back home to play.

  11. MiliLouis October 14, 2022 9:45 pm

    Where do you expect St Louis & Punahou to get their players from?

    I guess the same goes for Mililani and possibly Campbell. Lucky their players don’t go back home to play.

  12. come on October 18, 2022 10:34 am

    @ILH even if punahou meets kahuku in states they will crush punahou kahuku is finding there click even that you still got st louis and mill vill to get past. Kahuku loooks to good.

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