VIDEO: Saints’ tying TD, controversial PAT

Saint Francis’ Lachmann Atoa kicked the extra point that put St. Francis ahead by a point with 1:10 remaining after Scott McLeod's 48-yard TD pass. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

Bubba Akana‘s game-tying touchdown pass to Scott McLeod with 1:10 remaining brought St. Francis back into a 14-all tie with Damien, but it was the beginning of a confusing situation when Damien’s Matt Faufata-Pedrina appeared to block the ensuing PAT kick. Damien was penalized for roughing the kicker. St. Francis went on to convert the next PAT attempt en route to a 15-14 playoff win.

The teams will meet again next Friday for the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II championship.


  1. Q October 22, 2017 10:43 pm

    Wow, that’s a bad call….#3 blocked the kick….you can’t be called for roughing the kicker if you blocked the kick…game should have gone into OT….

  2. Andrew Lum October 23, 2017 8:57 am

    How is that a penalty when the defender was going after the ball, and actually blocks it? Is this an ILH rule that you can’t contact the kicker even if the defender blocks a kick?

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