St. Louis holds off Iolani, 13-7
By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer
According to Iolani School football coach Wendell Look, field goals and punts are not going to beat St. Louis. But a strong Raiders defense last night almost did.
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St. Louis defensive back Chad Adviento levels Iolani wide receiver Jay Marcoullier in the fourth quarter.
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The teams combined for only 419 total yards, and St. Louis quarterback Bobby George was held to eight completions in 21 attempts for 113 yards rare numbers for the Crusaders' usually potent run-and-shoot attack.
Iolani's offense also sputtered, gaining only 21 yards in the first half as St. Louis built a 13-0 lead. But the Raiders' defense, led by linebacker Blake Wong (two interceptions, one caused fumble), kept them in the game.
Wong's second interception and 12-yard return at the end of the third quarter gave Iolani a first-and-goal situation at the Crusaders' 2. Trailing 13-0 at the time, the Raiders lost three yards on three plays and had a decision with 11:12 remaining in the game: kick a field goal, or go for it on fourth and goal from the 5.
They went for it, and quarterback Kila Kaaihue's pass fell incomplete.
"You can look at it two ways," Look said. "But my feeling is, field goals really don't do too much against St. Louis. They're not a field-goal type of team. Anyway, usually our thinking when we get down there is, we want a touchdown."
That didn't happen, but Iolani got the ball back two plays later after recovering a fumble on the St. Louis 18. The Raiders faced another fourth-down situation from the 15, and this time they cashed in with a touchdown pass from Kaaihue to Royce Yokono. Shawn Agustin's extra point made it 13-7 with 8:49 left.
On the Crusaders' next possession, Tito Sallas pinned Iolani on its own 2 with a 40-yard punt. The Raiders made it to their own 45 before facing yet another fourth-down (and 13) dilemma with 3:01 remaining. Again they went for it, and St. Louis defensive lineman Tolifili Liufau sacked Kaaihue to end Iolani's final threat. Liufau finished with eight tackles (four for a loss), nine hurries and three sacks.
"We thought we were in a groove (offensively), we thought we wore them down, so we figured we'd go for it," Look said. "But (Liufau) came up with a big sack."
Crusaders linebacker Taualai Fonoti turned in another impressive performance, with 12 tackles (three for a loss), six hurries, three passes knocked down and a fumble recovery.
IOLANI (2-1, 4-1) 0 0 0 7 7
ST. LOUIS (2-0-1, 4-0-1) 0 13 0 0 13
StLTito Sallas 12 pass from Bobby George (kick failed)
StLJason Rivers 10 pass from George (Michael Houar kick)
IolRoyce Yokono 15 pass from Kila Kaaihue (Shawn Agustin kick)
RUSHINGIolani: Teo Bennett 18-38, Kaaihue 10-32. St. Louis: Justin Cabansag 10-63, Prince Brown 13-49, B.J. Batts 6-40, George 3-2, Ross Dickerson 2-minus- 14.
PASSINGIolani: Kaaihue 11-25-196. St. Louis: George 8-21-2113.
RECEIVINGIolani: Yokono 3-37, Nate Kawamura 2-27, Ikaika Goo 2-15, Jay Marcoullier 2-15, Robert Mageo 1-3, Bennett 1-(-1). St. Louis: Rivers 3-75, Sallas 2-14, Jon Amano 1-12, Kainoa Fernandez 1-8, Dickerson 1-4.
Kamehameha 49, Pac-Five 13: Kelena Ho'okano rushed for 196 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, to lead the Warriors to an ILH victory at Aloha Stadium last night.
The Wolfpack (1-2 ILH, 2-4 overall) struck first, with Chad Dayno catching a 10-yard touchdown pass from McShane Dator to help give Pac-Five a 7-0 lead on its first possession. But Kamehameha (2-0-1, 5-0-1) scored four unanswered touchdowns to take a 28-7 lead early in the second quarter.
Michael Yamauchi-Yamate's 2-yard touchdown run closed the margin to 28-13 with 2:59 remaining in the half, but Ho'okano scored on a 5-yard run and Kekoa Smith returned an interception 55 yards for a score as time expired before intermission to help give the Warriors a 42-13 lead.
PAC-FIVE (2-4, 1-2) 7 6 0 013
KAMEHAMEHA (5-0-1, 2-0-1) 14 28 7 049
Pac5Chad Dayno 10 pass from McShane Dator (Darci Hata kick)
KamKeano Noa 40 pass from Caleb Spencer (Pili Kitashima kick)
KamKahe Santos 8 pass from Spencer (Kitashima kick)
Kam Kelena Hookena 2 run (Kitashima kick)
KamHookano 69 run (Kitashima kick)
Pac5Michael Yamauchi-Yamate 2 run (kick failed)
KamHookano 5 run (Kitashima kick)
KamKekoa Smith 55 interception return (Kitashima kick)
KamAsti Merino 11 pass from Kawai Akina (Kitashima kick)
RUSHINGPac-Five: Rayno 3-23, Yamauchi-Yamate 2-4, Alika Durlington 2-1, Dator 7-minus 66. Kamehameha: Hookano 15-196, Travis Beyer 7-25, Tyler Perkins 1-17, Bronson Wailehua-Hansen 4-12, Spencer 2-9, Santos 1-(-2).
PASSINGPac-Five: Dator 25-47-1294. Kamehameha: Spencer 8-12-0108; Akina 3-10-055.
RECEIVINGPac-Five: Friedman 9-139, Yamauchi-Yamate 8-77, Travis Tyler 4-28, Ryan Leong 2-22, Ryan Urabe 1-18, Dayno 1-10. Kamehameha: Noa 3-66, Dustin Grace 1-34, Merino 1-21, Santos 1-20, Josh Vierra 1-18, Keoni Ruth 1-4.
CASTLE 44, FARRINGTON 15: Joel Botelho completed 17 of 25 passes for 342 yards and five touchdowns as the Knights routed the Governors in an O'ahu Interscholastic Association Red Conference game at Roosevelt field.
Castle is 4-1 in the conference, 4-2 overall. Farrington is 0-5-1 and 1-5-1.
Botelho's touchdown passes were for 56, 3, 13, 49 and 59 yards.
CASTLE (4-1, 4-2) 14 13 7 1044
FARRINGTON (0-5-1, 1-5-1) 7 0 2 615
CastEmil Kruse 1 run (Nolan Miranda kick)
FarrKris Gasilas fumble return (Fredrick Dona kick)
CastTreston Kaneao 56 pass from Joel Botelho (Miranda kick)
CastIkaika Ho 3 pass from Botelho (kick failed)
CastMiranda 13 pass from Botelho (Miranda kick)
CastMiranda 49 pass from Botelho (Miranda kick)
FarrSafety, Sage Puaaulii sacked Botelho in endzone
CastHo 59 pass from Botelho (Miranda kick)
CastFG Miranda 38
FarrChad Mock 16 pass from Royce Machado
RUSHINGCastle: Botelho 6-51, Kruse 1-1, Fale Taupaki 3-6, Daniel Devers 2-(-2), Jacob Ramos 1(-3), Kaneao 2-(-2). Farrington: Paul Laga 4-1, Calvin Rilveria 17-59, Machado 4-3, Yeoland Tamapua 2-7.
PASSINGCastle: Botelho 17-25-0342, Ramos 0-10-10. Farrington: Machado 15-29-0138.
RECEIVINGCastle: Loren Lum 5-53, Kaneao 5-110, Ho 4-70, Dayton AhNee 1-47, Miranda 2-62. Farrington: Mock 6-84, Tamapua 2-24, Rilveria 3-6, Jay Ocol 1-6, Jerome Balbin 1-4, Michael Miguel 1-1, Dona 1-13.
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PEARL CITY 38, KALANI 0: After a scoreless first half, the Chargers broke away with a 24-point third quarter and 14 point fourth quarter at Kaiser field.
Daylan Lii had touchdown runs of 1 and 4 yards.
Pearl City is 2-3 in the OIA White Conference and 2-4 overall. Kalani is 0-5 and 0-6.
PEARL CITY (2-3) 0 0 24 1438
KALANI (0-5) 0 0 0 0 0
PCKiko Riego de Dios 1 run (Ricky Shinn kick)
PCLorenzo Jarrett 35 run (Shinn kick)
PCDaylan Lii 1 run (Shinn kick)
PCFG 32 Shinn
PCBryson Alpiche-Kanae 1 run (Shinn kick)
PCLii 4 run (Shinn kick)
RUSHINGPearl City: Nii 9-36, de Dios 10-12, Chris Domingo 3-5, Jarrett 8-129, Brian Denny 4-23, Alpiche-Kanae 3-11. Kalani: Stephen Travis 3-18, Nicholas Wong 9-39, Travis Canonizado 5-24, Keaka Lee 1-12, Reid Pamatigan 6-24, Jon Kuba 2-2, Chris Putt 2-7.
PASSINGPearl City: de Dios 2-4-024. Kalani: Travis 3-4-120, Putt 2-4-014.
RECEIVINGPearl City: Jarrett 1-9, Marshall Felder 1-15. Kalani: Richard Dabbs 1-3, Kuba 1-4, Lee 1-10, Ashiba Yorke 1-10, Dane Souza 1-7.
JVPearl City 33, Kalani 12
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Lahainaluna 36, King Kekaulike 0: Kainoa Casco rushed for one touchdown and passed to Abner Nakihei for another score to lift the undefeated Lunas to a Maui Interscholastic League victory over King Kekaulike last night.
Lahainaluna is 5-0 overall, 1-0 in the second half of the MIL. King Kekaulike is 1-4 and 0-1.
Kealakehe 4-0: Kealakehe defeated Kohala 37-0 yesterday to remain undefeated in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation.
In another game, Pahoa (1-3) won its first BIIF game of the season with a 12-6 victory over Kea'au (0-4) yesterday.
De La Salle 29, Long Beach Poly 15: Maurice Drew scored four touchdowns as De La Salle beat Long Beach Poly 29-15 last night in a meeting of the country's top two high school teams at Long Beach, Calif.
The win extended De La Salle's national record winning streak to 117 games. It was the first meeting ever between high school teams ranked No. 1 and No. 2.
Drew scored all four De La Salle touchdowns, catching two first-half scoring passes from Matt Gutierrez. He also had 17- and 22-yard TD runs for the Spartans (4-0), ranked second by USA Today.
Brandon Brooks threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Marcedes Lewis and ran 1 yard for touchdown for No. 1 Poly (3-1).