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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, October 27, 2002

St. Louis rolls past Iolani in ILH, 35-3

By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

A St. Louis School football team that was running on all cylinders last night proved to be way too much for an Iolani squad that was not.

Iolani quarterback Kai Iwasaki was able to get off this pass before getting hit by St. Louis' Wilson Afoa.

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The Crusaders rolled past the Raiders, 35-3, before an Aloha Stadium crowd of 3,575. The victory moves the Saints a step closer toward a highly anticipated rematch with Interscholastic League of Honolulu leader Kamehameha on Nov. 9. St. Louis (5-2 overall, 4-1 ILH) plays Pac-Five on Friday, and Kamehameha (8-0, 5-0) meets Punahou (5-3, 2-3) that same night.

"This was a big hurdle," Crusaders coach Delbert Tengan said. "That was part of our emphasis — to get past a tough Iolani team that always gives us fits."

The Raiders (5-3, 3-2) were unable to put up much of a fight last night, however, as its offense struggled without starting quarterback Robert Mageo. Iolani coach Wendell Look said Mageo, who was not on the sidelines, did not play for disciplinary reasons.

"It's a team thing," Look said.

With backup Peter Heimerdinger starting in place of Mageo, the Raiders took the opening kickoff and advanced to the St. Louis 20-yard line before losing the ball on downs. But Iolani would get that close only once more in the first half, cashing in on Jason Keanini's 22-yard field goal to make it 14-3 with 7:35 remaining.

St. Louis, meanwhile, answered with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Bobby George to Shawn Kauleinamoku and a 29-yard scoring pass from George to Shane Butcher to take a 28-3 lead into the locker room. The Crusaders had taken a 14-0 lead after touchdown runs of 11 and 2 yards by Justin Cabansag.

To make matters worse for the Raiders, Heimerdinger was injured late in the half and was replaced by sophomore Kai Iwasaki.

"Now we're down to our third quarterback, who had some (repetitions) this week, but that's it," Look said. "We had already been struggling on offense the past couple weeks. But that's life — you're going to have adversity, and it's all about how you face it. We needed to step up and perform."

St. Louis receiver Shawn Kauleinamoku, who caught two TD passes in the game, got tackled by Iolani's Nate Akamu on this play.

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St. Louis, meanwhile, was playing without all-state receiver Jason Rivers for the third straight game. Rivers, who was on the sidelines in street clothes, has been nursing a sore hamstring and did not practice this week.

But the Crusaders still looked as potent as ever, piling up 245 yards rushing and 158 yards through the air. George completed 15 of 23 passes for 158 yards and three touchdowns, and Cabansag led all rushers with 135 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.

Defensively, St. Louis held ILH rushing leader Raynold Stowers to 46 yards on 18 carries and limited Iolani to 22 yards on the ground.

ST. LOUIS (5-2, 4-1) 7 21 7 0 — 35
IOLANI (5-3, 3-2) 0 3 0 0 — 3

SL—Justin Cabansag 11 run (Kaeo Adams kick)

SL—Cabansag 2 run (Adams kick)

Iol—FG Jason Keanini 22

SL—Shawn Kauleinamoku 5 pass from Bobby George (Adams kick)

SL—Shane Butcher 29 pass from George (Adams kick)

SL—Kauleinamoku 13 pass from George (Adams kick)

RUSHING — SL: B.J. Batts 7-32, Cabansag 15-135, George 2-27, Travis Hermosura 1-8, Justin Kruse 4-15, Derrick Hohu 6-24, Stanley Nihipali 2-1; Iol: Raynold Stowers 18-46, Peter Heimerdinger 1-0, Lee Korenaga 1-(minus 5), Kelly Teramoto 2-(minus 17), Kai Iwasaki 3-(minus 2).

PASSING — SL: George 15-23-1—158, Keali'i Perreira 0-1-0—0, Nihipali 0-2-0—0. Iol: Heimerdinger 3-8-0—52, Iwasaki 3-7-0—18.

RECEIVING — SL: Tyson Marks 1-18, Jon Amano 1-7, Butcher 6-64, Kauleinamoku 5-60, Aaron Bain 2-9. Iol: Tonee Suestugu 1-7, Karl Motoyama 2-45, Stowers 1-(minus 3), Korenaga 2-21.

• • •

• PUNAHOU 35, DAMIEN 6: Reyn Wicklund rushed for two touchdowns and Drew Monahan threw two touchdown passes to lead the Buffanblu (5-3 overall, 2-3 ILH) past the Monarchs (1-5, 0-5) at Aloha Stadium.

Stan Fisher caught a 50-yard pass from Monahan to give Punahou a 6-0 lead with 5:23 remaining in the first quarter. The extra point attempt was blocked. Tamatoa Hackney helped give the Buffanblu a 14-7 lead with an 18-yard touchdown run with 7:26 left in the half. Fisher caught a pass from Monahan for the two-point conversion.

Wicklund later scored on a 4-yard run to give Punahou a 21-0 halftime lead.

DAMIEN (1-5, 0-5) 0 0 0 6 — 6
PUNAHOU (5-3, 2-3) 14 7 14 0 — 35

Pun—Stan Fisher 50 pass from Drew Monahan (kick blocked)

Pun—Tamatoa Hackney 18 run (Fisher pass from Monahan)

Pun—Reyn Wicklund 4 run (Hackney kick)

Pun—Ian Perry 31 pass from Monahan (Hackney kick)

Pun—Wicklund 1 run (Hackney kick)

Dam—Ranson DeCosta 6 run (run failed)

RUSHING — Dam: DeCosta 5-3, Cory Mullen 9-31, Fuavaa Faualo 7-21, Fehi Sevelo 2-1, Tevita Williams 3-25. Pun: Hackney 5-68, Monahan 5-25, Micah Strickland 12-62, Wicklund 4-19, Royce Bowman 1-2, Jamie Fujimoto 1-0, John Morris 1-11.

PASSING — Dam: DeCosta 6-9-1—60, Williams 5-11-0—53. Pun: Monahan 10-15-0—169, Kevin Cronin 1-3-0—10.

RECEIVING — Dam: DeCosta 1-5, Elwin Gapuz 1-6, Keoni Steinhoff 1-3, Micah Komine 3-34, Faualo 1-11, Andrew Canoy 4-54. Pun: Christopher Duncan 6-60, Fisher 2-72, Hackney 1-8, Perry 1-31, Strickland 1-8.