HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
RICHARD WALKER / RWALKER@STARBULLETIN.COM
Leilehua quarterback Andrew Manley, left, led the Mules into the final of the Division I state tournament against Saint Louis with a 41-34 win over Baldwin at Aloha Stadium last night. The Crusaders' Billy Stutzmann, right, pulled in a pass over Waianae's Boston Salmon in a 44-6 victory over the Seariders in the semifinals yesterday.
For all the marbles
Saint Louis, Leilehua advance to Division I state championship
Saint Louis borrowed one of its trademark blowout performances of the 1990s to return to the championship game of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football tournament.
The top-ranked Crusaders dominated in all phases to knock out Waianae 44-6 in the first of two semifinal games last night at Aloha Stadium.
In the nightcap, Leilehua, behind the play of quarterback Andrew Manley and a stubborn defense, turned away Baldwin, 41-34.
Saint Louis gained 308 yards of total offense behind 248 passing yards and three touchdowns from quarterback Micah Mamiya. The Crusaders scored five unanswered touchdowns and a field goal over the first three quarters, and Mamiya's night was done by the fourth.
"Micah has a lot of weapons he can go to," said Saint Louis coach Delbert Tengan. "(His receivers) make him look good, and Micah makes them look good."
Waianae, eliminated in the state semis for the third consecutive year, struggled to get consistent production from new quarterbacks at the helm of its Wing-T offense. Both of its starters throughout the season, Ben McQuown and B.J. Jelf, were sidelined for most of the night.
In the Division II state tournament, Kela Marciel passed for 253 yards and three TDs as Iolani eliminated Kauai 35-21. The Raiders will meet Lahainaluna, a 52-20 winner over Kaimuki, in the final.