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Posted on: Saturday, October 11, 2008

Top-ranked Punahou rips Damien

By Kalani Takase
Advertiser Staff Writer

Cayman Shutter threw for four touchdowns, including three to Robert Toma, as No. 1 Punahou dominated Damien, 38-12, at Aloha Stadium last night.

The Buffanblu, playing their first game as the state's top-ranked team since a Sept. 16 loss to Saint Louis, limited the Monarchs to 131 yards of offense, in improving to 6-1, 3-1 in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu. Damien, a Division II team, fell to 5-4, 2-4 in the ILH.

"Overall, it was a good game," said Toma, a senior receiver. "I think our offense kept it going from the first half of (last week's) Word of Life game."

The Buffanblu scored on their first five offensive possessions, jumping out to a 31-0 lead after the first quarter.

Punahou used a four-play drive, covering 54 yards, capped by Shutter's first scoring strike to Toma a 37-yarder to take a quick 7-0 lead less than two minutes into the game.

Damien turned the ball over on its ensuing drive as Buffanblu defensive back Brian Suite picked off Stanton Pilialoha, which led to a 32-yard field goal by Robert Izuta to extend it to 10-0.

Following a Damien three-and-out, Shutter hooked up with Toma on a 39-yard TD pass. On the play, Toma cut inside of the cornerback on a skinny post pattern, where Shutter hit him in stride.

"We saw that the safety was playing really deep, so we tried to get in between the corner and the safety," said Toma, who now has nine touchdown receptions on the year.

The Buffanblu defense again answered the call, forcing another three-and-out and punt.

Junior Stabren Caires nearly returned the Damien punt for a touchdown, but he stepped out at the Monarchs' 10-yard line after a 38-yard return.

Shutter and Toma connected for their third score on the following play to make it, 24-0.

After yet another Damien three-and-out, Caires broke free on a 52-yard punt return to make it 31-0. Following the lead block of Dalton Hilliard, Caires turned the left corner and split several Damien defenders en route to paydirt.

Punahou added another score on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Shutter to Brent Fukushima. The play following another apparent touchdown from Shutter to St. John Kim however, the Buffanblu were flagged for an ineligible receiver downfield and instead they were left with second-and-20.

Punahou took a 38-0 lead into the intermission.

Damien got on the board midway through the third quarter with a 64-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Breysen Lee to Austin Dawson.

The Monarchs, who played without running back Brenan Furtado, were held to one yard rushing and converted just 2 of 13 third-downs.

"We worked hard this week, picked up practice a lot," said linebacker Manti Te'o. "We came out here with a goal, which was to execute on every play and I think we did that especially well in the first half."

PUNAHOU (6-1, 3-1) 31 7 0 038

DAMIEN (5-4, 2-4) 0 0 6 612

Pun Robert Toma 37 pass from Cayman Shutter (Robert Izuta kick).

Pun FG Izuta 32.

Pun Toma 39 pass from Shutter (Izuta kick).

Pun Toma 10 pass from Shutter (Izuta kick).

Pun Stabren Caires 52 punt return (Izuta kick).

Pun Brent Fukushima 30 pass from Shutter (Izuta kick).

Dam Austin Dawson 64 pass from Breysen Lee (kick failed).

Dam Lee 1 run (pass failed).

RUSHING Punahou: Shutter 1-13, Dalton Hilliard 1-3, Alaka'i Aglipay 19-95, team 2-(minus 2), Lokahi Matsuo 3-7, Matthew Parrish 1-(minus 17). Damien: Ikaika Mokiao 10-(minus 6), Josh Asuncion 2-3, Stanton Pilialoha 2-(minus 11), Darius Demello 1-0, Lee 10-14.

PASSING Punahou: Shutter 9-13-0143, Parrish 6-10-071. Damien: Pilialoha 4-9-121, Lee 5-13-0119.

RECEIVING Punahou: Kim Makaula 1-9, Toma 5-94, Aglipay 1-1, Mountan Mitchell 2-26, Fukushima 1-30, Michael Suiter 2-12, St. John Kim 1-17, Erik Horn 2-25. Damien: Tim Smith 2-21, Asuncion 1-(minus 3), Marcus Finau 1-10, Austin Dawson 3-106, Dylan Yonamine-Baysa 1-4, Mokiao 1-2.

NO. 2 SAINT LOUIS 52, PAC-FIVE 7

Cameron Higgins threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, leading the Crusaders over the Wolfpack in an ILH game at Aloha Stadium.

Saint Louis, which improved to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu, rebounded after a loss to Division II 'Iolani last week. Pac-Five fell to 3-5, 2-3.

"We need to come out strong after that loss," said Higgins. "We had to show that we still got it."

Higgins opened the scoring with a 3-yard run, then threw touchdown passes to Jordan Fukumoto (26 yards), Billy Stutzmann (10) and Kaden Kamoe (13) to make it 29-0 early in the second quarter.

PAC-FIVE (3-5, 2-3) 0 0 7 0 7

SAINT LOUIS (5-1, 3-1) 22 23 0 752

SL Jeremy Higgins 3 run (kick failed).

SL Safety, Joe Correa and Caleb Yuen sacked PJ Minaya in end zone.

SL Jordan Fukumoto 26 pass from Higgins (Warren Spencer kick).

SL Billy Stutzmann 10 pass from Higgins (Spencer kick).

SL Kaden Kamoe 13 pass from Higgins (Spencer kick).

SL Michael Martin 19 interception return (Spencer kick).

SL FG Spencer 18.

SL Micah McClinton 48 pass from Marcus Mariota (run fail).

P5 London Amorin 7 pass from PJ Minaya (Brendan Sagucio kick).

SL Chris Cook 12 run (Bronson Yim kick).

RUSHING Pac-Five: Minaya 11-(minus 83), Kahale Fagarang 2-0. Saint Louis: Wakinekona 13-113, Higgins 2-(minus 17), Emmett McShane 1-2, Josh Tupua 2-0, Layson Aliviado 2-27, Kelson Chang 1-14, Trevor Mau 1-21, Duke Bukoski 1-5, Evan Fujihara 1-4, Shawn Borges 1-(minus 10), Cook 1-12, Sean Valente 2-3.

PASSING Pac-Five: Minaya 15-31-189. Saint Louis: Higgins 11-13-0187, Mariota 3-4-065.

RECEIVING Pac-Five: Chalson Baitlon 6-11, London Amorin 4-21, Darin Kamealoha 4-47, Jordan Doi 1-10. Saint Louis: Kyle Souza 1-12, Stutzmann 4-49, Aliviado 1-23, Fukumoto 1-26, Zach Markwith 1-5, Kamoe 1-13, Michael Tuiloma 1-12, Shaun Ahlo 1-47, McClinton 1-48, Brenn Peltier 1-5, Calvin Lum 1-12.

OIA RED EAST

ROOSEVELT 34, MCKINLEY 20

Alex Fowler returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown and Sean Matsumoto ran back interception 78 yards for a TD, helping the Rough Riders rally past the Tigers, who led 13-0 after the first quarter in an OIA Red East game.

ROOSEVELT (2-6, 1-5) 0 20 0 1434

MCKINLEY (1-7, 1-5) 13 0 7 020

McK Solomon Dixon 30 pass from Theodore Spensor (kick failed)

McK Dixon 20 pass from Spensor (Marcus Amorin kick)

Roos Jordan Delos-Santos 4 run (Alex Fowler kick)

Roos Delos-Santos 8 run (kick failed)

Roos Fowler 90 punt return (Fowler kick)

McK Kainoa Kahalewai 8 run (Amorin kick)

Roos Kawai Carreira 1 run (Fowler kick)

Roos Sean Matsumoto 78 interception return (Fowler kick)

RUSHING Roosevelt: Delos-Santos 25-130, Carreira 4-22, Tyler Kila 4-16, Tyler Paranada 2-11, Shon Fujii 1-18, Keenan Koizumi 1-0. McKinley: Kahalewai 11-45, Spensor 8-13, Roy Aliksa 7-30, Sio Fiso 2-(minus 8), Alvin Ponce 1-2, Michael Terry 1-1, Leo Maiava 1-(minus 1).

PASSING Roosevelt: Fujii 2-7-036, Itai Rasmussen 0-3-10. McKinley: Spensor 5-13-290, Fiso 2-4-158.

RECEIVING Roosevelt: Fowler 1-22, Delos-Santos 1-13, Lowen Furuta-Harada 1-1. McKinley: Dixon 4-125, Tavita Woodward 3-23.

JV SCORE ROOSEVELT 21, MCKINLEY 0

Reported by Roosevelt Athletics

OIA RED WEST

NANAKULI 22, PEARL CITY 3

The host Golden Hawks (2-6, 1-5) beat the Chargers (0-8, 0-3) in an Oahu Interscholastic Association Red West game. Game statistics were unavailable.

BIIF

HILO 20, HONOKA'A 0

The Vikings (1-5, 1-4) beat the Dragons (3-4, 2-3) in a Big Island Interscholastic Federation game.

KONAWAENA 40, KA'U 0

The visiting Wildcats (8-1, 4-1) rolled past Trojans (0-5, 0-5).

MIL

ST. ANTHONY 14, MAUI 7

The visiting Trojans (1-4, 1-2) broke into the win column, while keeping the Sabers (0-5, 0-3) winless.

KIF

KAUA'I 41, WAIMEA 14

The visiting Red Raiders (4-0, 3-0) remained unbeaten with a Kauai Interscholastic Federation victory over the Menehunes (3-3, 2-2).

Reach Kalani Takase at ktakase@honoluluadvertiser.com.