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St. Louis' Travis Hermosura was tackled by Iolani's Kula Kaahue and Blake Wong after running for a gain last night.




Crusaders keep ILH title
hopes alive with win


Standings


By Jason Kaneshiro
jkaneshiro@starbulletin.com

In what amounted to an elimination game in the quest for the Interscholastic League of Honolulu football championship, St. Louis kept its title hopes alive with a convincing 35-3 victory over Iolani last night at Aloha Stadium.

St. Louis running back Justin Cabansag rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns and the Crusaders defense held Iolani to 89 yards in total offense as St. Louis kept pace with undefeated Kamehameha.

St. Louis improved to 4-1 in the ILH and 5-2 overall. The Crusaders have games with Pac-Five and Kamehameha remaining.

"It's getting so close to the end that you cannot stumble," St. Louis coach Delbert Tengan said. "At this point in the season, if you stub your toe it could be costly. ... (The players) know the season could be a whole lot shorter if we don't take care of business in the next two weeks."

Iolani fell to 3-2 in the league and 5-3 overall and likely dropped out of title contention.

Both Iolani and St. Louis were without a main offensive weapon last night. St. Louis receiver Jason Rivers sat out his third straight game with a sore hamstring and Iolani quarterback Robert Mageo did not suit up due to what Iolani coach Wendell Look called a team issue.

The Raiders were hampered further when backup quarterback Peter Heimerdinger left in the third quarter with a bruised sternum, leaving sophomore Kai Iwasaki to operate the offense for most of the second half.

"It makes it tough," Look said. "We've been struggling offensively and this made it a little tougher. It's not our best showing, that's for sure."

St. Louis held Iolani running back Raynold Stowers to 51 rushing yards on 20 carries. Stowers entered the game averaging 162 yards.

On the other side of the ball, St. Louis racked up 406 yards offensively, 249 on the ground, in its most dominant performance of the season.

The Crusader offensive line blew open holes for Cabansag and gave quarterback Bobby George ample time to survey the field.

George completed 15 of 25 passes for 157 yards and three touchdowns.

"We've been doing a good job on the offensive line and we know for us to be successful we cannot be one-dimensional," Tengan said. "We've been working on our running game and that has been helping us tremendously.

"It's taken a lot of pressure off of Bobby, and he is starting to get into the groove so I think we'll be able to mix it up a lot better."

St. Louis reached the end zone on each of its four first-half possessions to take a 28-3 lead.

Cabansag rumbled for 68 yards on nine carries in the first half and scored on runs of 11 and 2 yards to give St. Louis a 14-0 lead.

Iolani got on the scoreboard on Jason Keanini's 22-yard field goal midway through the second quarter. The Raiders then attempted an onside kick, but the ball didn't travel 10 yards and St. Louis took over at the Iolani 43.

Eight plays later, George floated a toss to Shawn Kauleinamoku for a 5-yard touchdown pass.

St. Louis ended its first-half barrage with George hitting Shane Butcher for a 29-yard scoring strike with 57 seconds left.

George completed 10 of 15 passes in the half, connecting on his last seven throws. The streak ended on his first pass of the second half as the ball was tipped and intercepted by Iolani defensive back Micah Kalama.

The Raiders moved the ball to the St. Louis 7, but a sack by St. Louis defensive linemen Tolifili Liufau and Chris Perriera stopped the drive.

St. Louis responded by driving 83 yards in 10 plays that ended with a 13-yard touchdown pass from George to Kauleinamoku.

At Aloha Stadium
St. Louis (4-1, 5-2) 7 21 7 0 -- 35

Iolani (3-2, 5-3) 0 3 0 0 -- 3

StL -- Justin Cabansag 11 run (Kaeo Adams kick)
StL -- Cabansag 2 run (Adams kick)
Iol -- Jason Keanini FG 22
StL -- Shawn Kauleinamoku 5 pass from Bobby George (Adams kick)
StL -- Shane Butcher 29 pass from George (Adams kick)
StL -- Kauleinamoku 13 pass from George (Adams kick)

RUSHING -- St. Louis: BJ Batts 7-35, Cabansag 16-143, George 2-28, Justin Kruse 4-14, Travis Hermosura 1-8, Stanley Nihipali 2-(-1), Derrick Hohu 6-22. Iolani: Raynold Stowers 20-51, Peter Heimerdinger 2-0, Kelly Teramoto 5-(-7), Kai Iwasaki 3-(-24).

PASSING -- St. Louis: George 15-25-1-157, Kealii Perbera 0-1-0-0, Nihipali 0-2-0-0. Iolani: Heimerdinger 3-8-0-51, Iwasaki 3-7-0-18.

RECEIVING -- St. Louis: Tyson Marks 1-17, Jon Amano 1-7, Butcher 6-64, Kauleinamoku 5-60, Aaron Bain 2-9. Iolani: Tony Suetsugu 1-7, Karl Motoyama 2-44, Stowers 1-(-3), Lee Korenaga 2-21.

Att: 3,575

Punahou 35, Damien 6: Drew Monahan completed 10 of 14 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Buffanblu past the Monarchs.

Reyn Wicklund added two touchdown runs as Punahou picked up its second ILH win of the season.

Punahou's Tamatoa Hackney scored on an 18-yard run and eliminated any chance of Damien breaking a big play on special teams by booming four of his five kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks.

Damien quarterback Ranson DeCosta completed 6 of 10 passes for 60 yards and scored on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter.

At Aloha Stadium
Damien (0-5, 1-5) 0 0 0 6 -- 6

Punahou (2-3, 4-3) 6 15 14 0 -- 35

Pun -- Stan Fisher 50 pass from Drew Monahan (kick failed)
Pun -- Tamatoa Hackney 18 run (Fisher pass from Monahan)
Pun -- Reyn Wicklund 4 run (Hackney kick)
Pun -- Ian Perry 31 pass from Monahan (Hackney kick)
Pun -- Wicklund 1 run (Hackney kick)
Dam -- Ranson DeCosta 5 run (run failed)

RUSHING -- Damien: DeCosta 6-(-6), Cory Mullen 8-32, Tevita Williams 4-23, Fehi Sevelo 1-2, Fuavaa Faualo 7-24. Punahou: Monahan 5-26, Hackney 5-68, Micah Strickland 12-62, Wicklund 4-19, Royce Bowman 1-2, Jamie Fujimoto 1-0, John Morris 1-11.

PASSING -- Damien: DeCosta 6-10-1-60, Williams 5-12-0-53. Punahou: Monahan 10-14-0-168, Kevin Cronin 1-3-0-10.

RECEIVING -- Damien: Elwin Gapuz 1-6, DeCosta 1-5, Keoni Steinhoff 1-3, Micah Komine 3-34, Faualo 1-11, Andrew Canoy 4-54. Punahou: Christopher Duncan 6-59, Fisher 2-72, Hackney 1-8, Strickland 1-8, Perry 1-31.

OIA

Junior varsity
Nanakuli 16, Kailua 12
Kaimuki 27, Mililani 20
Waipahu 20, Roosevelt 14
Leilehua 30, McKinley 0

MIL

Baldwin 40, Lahainaluna 0: At Wailuku, Baldwin's Michael Donahoo threw five touchdown passes to five different receivers to lead the Bears over the Lunas last night in a Maui Interscholastic League game.

Baldwin improves to 6-0 with the win. The Bears, who won the first round of the MIL, face King Kekaulike on Friday night to determine the second round winner. King Kekaulike is 3-0 in the second round, while Baldwin is 2-0.

Donahoo threw for 260 yards, and Akamu Aki caught 10 passes for 165 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown.

At War Memorial Stadium
Lahainaluna (0-6) 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Baldwin (6-0) 14 12 14 0 -- 40

Bal -- Daylen Osaki 48 pass from Michael Donahoo (J.J. Eno kick)
Bal -- Chris Balangitao 9 pass from Donahoo (Eno kick)
Bal -- Trenson Himalaya 12 pass from Donahoo (Kick fail)
Bal -- J.J. Eno 12 pass from Donahoo (Run fail)
Bal -- Henry Abad fumble recovery in end zone (Eno kick)
Bal -- Akamu Aki 25 pass from Donahoo (Eno kick)

RUSHING -- Baldwin: Jayson Rego 3-29, Kaluka Maiava 4-25, Larrin Wada 7-15, Trenson Himalaya 1-12, J.J. Eno 1-6, Michael Donahoo 5-5, Roy Antonlin 3-6, Michael Aperto 4-(-8). Lahainaluna: Lino Valu 4-11, Blaine Bernardes 6-10, Joshua Wilhelm 10-1, Preston Medeiros 11-(-27).

PASSING -- Baldwin: Michael Donahoo 15-19-1-260, Roy Antonlin 1-1-0-20 yards. Lahainaluna: Preston Medeiros 4-8-1-37.

RECEIVING -- Baldwin: Akamu Aki 10-165, Daylen Osaki 1-48, Trenson Himalaya 2-26, Kaluka Maiava 1-20, J.J. Eno 1-12, Chris Balangitao 1-9. Lahainaluna: Wayne Phillips 2-25, C.J. Casco 2-12.

Junior varsity -- Lahainaluna 42, Baldwin 27


Dana McBratney contributed to this report.


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Standings

ILH

DIVISION I W L T PF PA

Kamehameha 5 0 0 188 47

St.Louis 4 1 0 166 53

Punahou 2 3 0 75 139

DIVISION II W L T PF PA

Iolani 3 2 0 89 104

Pac-Five 1 4 0 96 129

Damien 0 5 0 26 168

KIF


W L T PF PA

Waimea 5 0 0 145 40

Kauai 2 3 0 62 88

Kapaa 0 4 0 60 119

MIL


W L T PF PA

Baldwin 6 0 0 200 75

King Kekaulike 5 2 0 195 114

Maui 3 3 0 88 117

St. Anthony 2 5 0 142 161

Lahainaluna 0 6 0 77 195


Scores

THURSDAY

OIA playoffs
Castle 27, Kaimuki 7
Farrington 41, Leilehua 8

FRIDAY

OIA playoffs
Mililani 19, Nanakuli 15
McKinley 27, Waipahu 7

ILH
Kamehameha 28, Pac-Five 7

KIF
Waimea 20, Kauai 7

MIL
King Kekaulike 34, St. Anthony 22

YESTERDAY

ILH
Punahou 35, Damien 6
St. Louis 35, Iolani 3

MIL
Baldwin 40, Lahainaluna 0



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