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Saturday, October 12, 2002


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ILH

St. Louis back
in win column


Red Raiders hold off Knights
Waimea rides Dizon's record rushing


By Jason Kaneshiro
jkaneshiro@starbulletin.com

St. Louis' 27-9 win over Punahou last night wasn't exactly a work of art, but the Crusaders will take a win any way they can these days.

The Crusaders ended a rare two-game losing streak by beating the Buffanblu in an Interscholastic League of Honolulu football game last night at Aloha Stadium.

"The biggest thing is we got a W. It's been a month since we got a W," St. Louis coach Delbert Tengan said.

St. Louis improved to 2-1 in the ILH and 3-2 overall. Punahou dropped to 0-3 in the league and 3-3 overall.

BJ Batts helped St. Louis get back on track with 164 rushing yards and a touchdown. Justin Cabansag added 116 and two scores.

The Crusader defense did its part by causing nine Punahou turnovers, including six interceptions of Buffanblu quarterback Drew Monahan.

Defensive backs Pase Fiaseu and Jonah Lakatani picked off two passes each with Kaleo Perriera and Tani Nahalea snagging one a piece.

"Any time you can do that you'll have a chance," Tengan said. "We had two bad outings the last two games, so we just challenged our defensive players to step up and play better."

The St. Louis offense played without all-state receiver Jason Rivers, who spent the evening in street clothes resting a sore hamstring. The Crusaders looked ragged for much of the game, but Batts and Cabansag, who combined for 208 yards in St. Louis' 49-0 win over Punahou on Sept. 7, kept the Crusaders moving.

"I felt pretty good, but the offense isn't really clicking right now," Batts said.

"We felt like we could run the ball all night, but we still have to keep them honest with the pass."

St. Louis quarterback Bobby George completed 14 of 23 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown.

Batts admitted the team is still recovering from last month's losses to De La Salle (Calif.) and Kamehameha, but Punahou couldn't muster enough offense to send St. Louis to its first three-game losing streak since 1982.

"I think they were a little flat and we didn't take advantage of that," Punahou coach Kale Ane said. "It's just tough to have a chance and not take advantage."

Turnovers plagued both teams in the first half as St. Louis clung to a 14-9 lead at halftime.

Punahou turned the ball over five times in the half (two fumbles, three interceptions) and St. Louis twice.

Punahou's first drive ended with Perriera's interception in the end zone. The Crusaders then drove 80 yards in 14 plays and took 6:43 off the clock, scoring on Cabansag's 1-yard run.

St. Louis threatened again when Fiaseu intercepted a pass and returned it 11 yards to the Punahou 13. But Cabansag fumbled and the Buffanblu recovered at the 1.

Punahou got on the board early in the second quarter when George dropped back into his end zone and was nailed by Buffanblu defensive end Wes Scott. George fumbled and St. Louis lineman Bronson Carvalho recovered the ball for a Punahou safety.

But after the Buffanblu fumbled the ball away on its next possession, Cabansag scored on an 11-yard run to give the Crusaders a 14-2 lead.

St. Louis drove to the Punahou 12 later in the quarter, but Chris Shiramizu picked off a George pass in the end zone.

Monahan then guided the Buffanblu on a five-play, 80-yard drive capped by a 29-yard touchdown pass to Christopher Duncan to cut the St. Louis lead to five.

St. Louis regained control by opening the second half with an 80-yard drive, finished by an 18-yard touchdown pass from George to Jon Amano.

At Aloha Stadium
Punahou (0-3, 3-3) 0 9 0 0 -- 9

St. Louis (2-1, 3-2) 7 7 13 0 -- 27

StL -- Justin Cabansag 1 run (Kaeo Adams kick)
Pun -- Safety, fumble recovered in end zone.
StL -- Cabansag 11 run (Adams kick)
Pun -- Christopher Duncan 29 pass from Drew Monahan (Tamatoa Hackney kick)
StL -- Jon Amano 18 pass from Bobby George (kick failed)
StL -- BJ Batts 2 run (Adams kick)

RUSHING -- Punahou: Monahan 16-132, Hackney 5-12, Micah Strickland 2-(-5), Reyn Wicklund 1-(-3). St. Louis: Cabansag 16-116, Batts 18-164, George 4-(-2), Stanley Nihipali 1-(-1), Justin Kruse 2-3, Kealii Perbera 2-0.

PASSING -- Punahou: Monahan 14-30-6-158. St. Louis: George 14-23-1-170, Nihipali 0-1-1-0.

RECEIVING -- Punahou: Duncan 11-125, Strickland 1-0, Stan Fisher 2-33. St. Louis: Aaron Bain 1-2, Makaala Kuewa 1-13, Shane Butcher 5-72, Amano 2-28, Shawn Kauleinamoku 1-17, Batts 3-31, Cabansag 1-7.

Att: 2,915

Iolani 35, Pac-Five 14: The Raiders used five Wolfpack turnovers in the first half to take a 28-0 lead.

Pac-Five's first four possessions of the game ended in three interceptions and a fumble. Iolani turned three of those turnovers into scores to take a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.

Iolani linebacker Kala Ka'aihue opened the scoring with a 20-yard interception return of a Jordan Tani pass.

Iolani quarterback Robert Mageo completed 17 of 24 passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for a score.

Iolani junior Raynold Stowers, the ILH's leading rusher, ran for 114 yards, all in the first half.

Pac-Five (1-2, 2-4) 0 0 6 8 -- 14

Iolani (3-0, 5-1) 21 7 7 0 -- 35

Iol -- Kala Ka'aihue 20 interception return (Jason Keanini kick)
Iol -- Robert Mageo 3 run (Keanini kick)
Iol -- Tony Suetsugu 30 pass from Mageo (Keanini kick)
Iol -- Karl Motoyama 28 pass from Mageo (Keanini kick)
Iol -- Matt Choy 21 pass from Mageo (Keanini kick)
Pac -- McShane Dator 1 run (kick blocked)
Pac -- Gyles Lawrence 8 pass from Dator (Lawrence pass from Dator)

RUSHING -- Pac-Five: Shane Lawrence 7-24, Ryan Leong 3-3, Dator 7-47, Travis Tyler 1-1, G. Lawrence 1-0. Iolani: Raynold Stowers 12-114, Mageo 6-6, Kelly Teramoto 15-30.

PASSING -- Pac-Five: Jordan Tani 0-2-2-0, Dator 12-32-2-151. Iolani: Mageo 17-24-1-181.

RECEIVING -- Pac-Five: Leong 2-19, Paul Kaohu-Nishimura 3-35, Tyler 3-52, Ryan Urabe 1-19, Brandyn McCall 1-9, Dave Stewart 1-9, G. Lawrence 1-8. Iolani: Stowers 3-38, Paul Bennett 1-2, Matt Choy 5-47, Suetsugu 4-54, Motoyama 3-41, Teramoto 1-(-1).

Kamehameha 41, Damien 13: Kawai Akina threw for four touchdowns as the Warriors jumped out to an early first quarter lead and never looked back. Ryan DeCosta scored two fourth quarter touchdowns for the Monarchs.

At Kunuiakea Stadium

Damien (0-3, 1-3) 0 0 0 13 -- 13

Kamehameha (3-0, 7-0) 14 13 14 0 -- 41

Kam -- Keoni Ruth 54 pass from Kawai Akina (Kepa Gaison kick).
Kam -- Dustin Grace 32 pass from Akina (Gaison kick).
Kam -- Kahe Santos 54 pass from Caleb Spencer (Gaison kick).
Kam -- Ruth 25 pass from Akina (kick failed).
Kam -- Josh Vierra 12 pass from Akina (Gaison kick).
Kam -- Samson Castillo 2 run (Gaison kick).
Dam -- Ranson DeCosta 12 run (DeCosta kick).
Dam -- DeCosta 19 run (DeCosta kick).

STANDINGS

DIVISION I W L T PF PA

Kamehameha 3 0 0 132 40

St. Louis 2 1 0 96 50

Punahou 0 3 0 16 126

DIVISION II W L T PF PA

Iolani 3 0 0 86 42

Pac-Five 1 2 0 82 77

Damien 0 3 0 20 98



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