Saint Louis rolls past Pac-Five
|||Heavy-hearted Castle falls to Kahuku|
By Kalani Takase
Advertiser Staff Writer
By Kalani Takase
A week after leading Saint Louis past then-No. 1 Punahou, junior quarterback Micah Mamiya again proved his worth last night.
Mamiya completed 15 of 20 passes for 159 yards and rushed for two touchdowns to lift the top-ranked Crusaders past Pac-Five, 41-20, in an Interscholastic League of Honolulu game last night at Aloha Stadium.
"He's definitely a play maker," said Saint Louis coach Delbert Tengan, whose team remained unbeaten (6-0 overall, 3-0 in the ILH). Pac-Five is 2-4, 0-3.
The win sets up a rematch with No. 2 Punahou next Saturday.
"Hopefully, it will be just like last week," Mamiya said. "We just have to hold them down in the second half."
Saint Louis took a 31-0 lead in that game before Punahou rallied before falling, 38-35.
Last night, the Wolfpack struck first, capitalizing on a Crusader fumble that was recovered by Jordan Minashima. With third-and-goal from the 1-yard line, quarterback Bryson Beirne sneaked in with 5:41 left in the first quarter for a 6-0 lead. The extra-point attempted was blocked.
Saint Louis used a balanced attack to march 78 yards on its next drive, capped by Mamiya's first score, a four-yard scamper. Kenton Chun kicked the extra-point to put the Crusaders ahead for good, 7-6.
On the ensuing possession, Pac-Five drove to the Saint Louis 33, but gave the ball up on downs.
After the teams traded interceptions, Keani Nishigaya capped a 10-play, 62-yard drive with a 1-yard plunge with 3:59 left in the first half to give Saint Louis a 14-6 lead.
Saint Louis' defense then turned up the heat. Beirne was sacked on first down by Solomona Aigamaua for a 5-yard loss and sacked again on third down by Scott Smith for a 3-yard loss. The Wolfpack punted, but an inadvertent whistle forced a replay. Saint Louis brought eight players on the replay. Defensive back Manoa Latu blocked the ball, which Aigamaua fell on in the end zone, giving Saint Louis a 21-6 lead at halftime.
PAC-FIVE (2-4, 0-3) 6 0 7 7—20
SAINT LOUIS (6-0, 3-0) 7 14 13 7—41
P5 — Bryson Beirne 1 run (kick blocked)
SL — Micah Mamiya 4 run (Kenton Chun kick)
SL — Keani Nishigaya 1 run (Chun kick)
SL — Solomona Aigamaua 0 block punt (Chun kick)
SL — Mamiya 35 run (run failed)
P5 — Jordan Ho-Ching 82 kick off return (Josh Mun kick)
SL — Austin Wakinekona 3 run (Chun kick)
SL — Christopher Kamaka 57 interception return (Chun kick)
P5 — Phillip Sarubbi 1 run (Mun kick)
PASSING — Pac-Five: Beirne 16-31-2—225. Saint Louis: Mamiya 15-20-1—159.
RECEIVING — Pac-Five: Ho-Ching 2-29, Matt Shibata 1-11, Matthew Bayan 4-65, Augustus 6-52, Jamie Rivera 2-15, Christian Bueno-Kanel 1-53. Saint Louis: Preston Lynch 1-12, Shane Ahlo 3-33, Kulia Aiona 4-67, Ricksson Pacarro 2-20, Gonsalves 2-17, Ryan Iaea 3-10.
KAMEHAMEHA 31, DAMIEN 15
Quarterback Michael Hoke passed for three touchdowns and Kamehameha's defense held Damien's offense to just 98 yards in the Warriors' victory at Aloha Stadium. The Warriors, tied for No. 3 in The Advertiser Top 10, is 5-2 overall and 1-2 in the Interscholastic league of Honolulu. Damien is 2-3-1 and 1-1-1.
KAMEHAMEHA (5-2, 1-2) 7 10 7 7—31
DAMIEN (2-3-1, 1-1-1) 0 0 8 7—15
KS — Charles Soon III 15 pass from Michael Hoke (Tyler Akao kick)
KS — Ian Bernardino 5 pass from Hoke (Akao kick)
KS — FG Akao 45
KS — Soon 55 pass from Hoke (Akao kick)
Dam — Christian Vasconcellos 21 pass from George Martin (Martin run)
KS — Truman Chun 9 run (Akao kick)
Dam — Kama Bailey 70 punt return (Wayland Sakamoto kick)
RUSHING — Kamehameha: Chun 11-111, Kekoa Osorio 1-11, Hoke 5-(minus 25), Kaulupono Perez 6-16, Jordan Rego 3-0, Ryan Montez 12-75. Damien: Bailey 19-37, Martin 8-(minus 24), Rein Ota 3-23.
PASSING — Kamehameha: Hoke 8-14-0—116. Damien: Martin 9-28-1—62, Bailey 0-1-0—0.
RECEIVING — Kamehameha: Soon III 2-70, Osorio 3-24, Kanekua Friel 2-17, Bernardino 1-5. Damien: JJ Kaina 2-7, Bailey 2-16, Kameren Amaral 1-0, Ota 2-17, Vasconcellos 1-21, Kenneth Rossi Jr. 1-1.