Imagine how they'll play when they're in midseason form.
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The St. Louis Crusaders pummeled Chugiak (Alaska), 81-14, at Aloha Stadium last night in an exhibition high school football game.
Despite having only eight practices, St. Louis finished with 750 overall yards against the visiting Mustangs.
Starting quarterback Timmy Chang completed 10 of 19 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Slotback Gerald Welch caught five passes for 56 yards and two touchdowns.
Two Crusaders rushed for more than 100 yards, with sophomore Prince Brown gaining 110 yards and scoring two touchdowns on 10 carries and junior Pesefea Fiaseu Jr. gaining 101 yards and scoring three touchdowns on 10 carries.
On defense, linebacker Ikaika Curnan had nine tackles, four for a loss.
St. Louis gained 276 yards on the ground, 287 through the air and 187 yards on returns.
Castle def. Kalaheo, forfeit: The Mustangs, who suited up only 17 players for yesterday's game against Castle, were forced to forfeit with eight minutes left in the second quarter against the host Knights.
Head coach John Kapele Jr. said eight of his players were on academic probation, and another three were injured.
"(We stopped) for the safety and the welfare of the kids," the Kalaheo coach said. "We went as far as we could."
When the game was discontinued, the Knights were leading, 27-0.
Castle scored on a 65-yard pass from Anthony Haugen to Ola Keliiholokai 5:44 into the game and on a 95-yard run by Keliiholokai.
David Kanahele scored twice on a run and a Haugen pass.
Moanalua 26, Kalani 0: Shalomar Silva scored two touchdowns and Saffery Silva returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown as the Menehunes defeated the Falcons yesterday at Moanalua.
After a scoreless first half, Moanalua broke through in the third quarter on a 20-yard pass from Russ Fukushima to Shalomar Silva.
Saffery Silva's interception made it 13-0, and Fukushima's 25-yard pass in fourth quarter to Shalomar Silva sealed it.
McKinley 62, roosevelt 27: Abraham Pavich completed 15 of 18 passes for 399 yards and six touchdowns and Baa Fonoti rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers rolled past the Rough Riders at Roosevelt.
Pavich had passes of 60 yards to Rene Melson and 80 to Kenoche Mostella, and the Tigers rushed for 219 yard as a team.
Mililani 10, Aiea 0: The Trojans scored twice during a three-minute span in the third quarter to beat Na Alii at Mililani.
Darryl Griffin tackled the Aiea quarterback in the end zone for a safety and a 2-0 lead. The Trojans then received the free kick and marched in for their second score. Gavin Ng plunged in from 2 yards out. Barney Beter threw a two-point conversion pass to Douglas Minute to complete the scoring.
Waimea 55, Radford 13: The Menehunes ran through the Rams for 426 yards on 40 carries and scored the game's first 34 points on their way to a rout at Radford.
Waimea passed only twice -- both incomplete passes.
Chesley Barba led the Menehune attack with 166 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown. Jesse Sablan added three touchdowns and 81 yards rushing.
Quarterback Matt Manuma connected on scoring strikes to Richard Killen (44 yards) and Jacob Sur (3 yards) for Radford.
Leilehua 43, Pearl City 7: Brandon Taylor completed 7 of 24 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns, including a 93-yard pass to Jason Shannon in the second quarter, to lead the Mules over the Chargers at Leilehua.
The Chargers were leading, 7-3, at the end of first quarter, but Leilehua scored 21 points in second quarter to secure it.
Darius Boulton rushed five times for 71 yards and two touchdowns.
Running back Kendall Stringfield and slotback Brandon Rickard both scored two touchdowns each.