Saint Louis tops 'Iolani, 44-21
By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer
By Stacy Kaneshiro
Quarterback Micah Mamiya rushed for 87 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown run, and passed for 73 yards to help Saint Louis beat 'Iolani, 44-21 last night at Aloha Stadium in an Interscholastic League of Honolulu football game.
The Crusaders (9-0 overall, 7-0 ILH) stay unbeaten to finish the regular season. The ILH Division I champion's next game is a semifinal in the Division I state tournament.
The Raiders (4-5-1, 2-4-1) needed a victory to win the ILH Division II title after Damien lost Friday night to Pac-Five to also fall to 2-4-1 in the ILH. 'Iolani and Damien will have a playoff Saturday to determine the ILH Division II champion. The winner advances to the Division II state tournament.
The Crusaders took a 3-0 lead on Kenton Chun's 39-yard field goal in the first quarter. Then, in a span of 65 seconds, they scored three touchdowns, including a 26-yard interception return by Jeffrey Kahler to go up 23-0. But 'Iolani backup quarterback Kela Marciel scored on a 41-yard run with four seconds left in the half to make it 23-7.
Saint Louis opened the second half with an 81-yard kickoff return for a TD by Shane Ahlo and later had scoring runs by Lene Auelua and Devan Essner to pull out to 44-7 lead and set off the running clock because of the 35-point differential mercy rule.
'Iolani put the clock back in normal mode on a 43-yard TD run by quarterback Ryan Dung, who later threw a 4-yard TD pass to Aaron Fong.
SAINT LOUIS (10-0, 7-0) 3 20 14 7 — 44
'IOLANI (4-5-1, 2-4-1) 0 7 0 14 — 21
STL—FG KENTON CHUN 39
STL—LENE AUELUA 1 RUN (KICK FAILED)
STL—MICAH MAMIYA 49 RUN (CHUN KICK)
STL—JEFFREY KAHLER 26 INTERCEPTION RETURN (CHUN KICK)
IOL—KELA MARCIEL 41 RUN (KODY ADAMS KICK)
STL—SHANE AHLO 81 KICKOFF RETURN (CHUN KICK)
STL—AUELUA 6 RUN (CHUN KICK)
STL—DEVAN ESSNER 3 RUN (CHUN KICK)
IOL—RYAN DUNG 43 RUN (ADAMS KICK)
IOL—AARON FONG 4 PASS FROM DUNG (ADAMS KICK)
RUSHING—Saint Louis: Mamiya 5-87, Essner 5-31, Keani Nishigaya 5-23, Auelua 6-13, Ahlo 2-51, Austin Wakinekona 4-37, Team 1-(minus 3), Tamatoa DeMello 3-30, Kekoa Phillips 5-34, Joshua Aina 4-13, Justin Nakamoto 1-7, Akoni Chinen 1-(minus 1), Lucas Gonsalves 2-11, Jayson Fukumoto 1-(minus 3), Preston Lynch 1-(minus 5).
'Iolani: Dung 6-63, Justin Yamamoto 10-29, Marciel 2-48, Team 2-(minus 29), Travis Muraoka 2-30.
PASSING—Saint Louis: Mamiya 7-10-1—73, DeMello 2-4-0—21. 'Iolani: Dung 7-22-1—105, Marciel 1-4-0—21.
RECEIVING—Saint Louis: Ricksson Pacarro 4-69, Billy Stutzman 2-19, Auelua 1-1, Ryan Iaea 1-0, Josh Saio 1-5. 'Iolani: Aaron Fong 3-45, Reid Furukawa 1-6, Lionel Fujioka 2-30, Yamamoto 2-15, Ronnie Hirokawa 1-30.
Reach Stacy Kaneshiro at skaneshiro@honoluluadvertis er.com or 525-8042.
PAC-FIVE 21, DAMIEN 20
Shandon Augustus ran for touchdowns of 20 and 3 yards to lead Pac-Five to an upset of Damien Friday night at Kunuiakea Stadium.
Quarterback George Martin scored from the 3 with 1:06 left in the third quarter as Damien cut the Pac-Five (3-7, 1-6) lead to one. However, the extra-point kick was shanked to the left and it proved to be the difference.
"It was very frustrating," said Monarchs' head coach Dean Nakagawa. "We had opportunities; we didn't make plays when we had to. With this being homecoming and everything, we expected to do a lot better, but I give credit to Pac-Five."
The Monarchs got a final chance when defensive lineman Kory Romero fell on Augustus' fumble at the Damien 37 with 4:59 to play.
Tight end Kenneth Rossi Jr. caught a pair of clutch passes to extend Damien's drive. On second-and-4, Martin found Rossi on a crossing pattern for 18 yards. Following a pair of Kama Bailey runs, Martin again found Rossi on third-and-3, this time for a 10-yard gain that put the ball on the Wolfpack 22.
Two plays later, Martin had a receiver wide open, but couldn't connect on the route. He gained 4 yards on third-and-15, which set up fourth-and-11 from the 23.
Nakagawa called a timeout. "We wanted the ball in our best player's hands," he said. "The play was going to Kama all the way."
Martin's intended pass to Bailey was ruled out of bounds and Pac-Five regained possession.
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