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POSTED: Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Tokuda takes the blame

Leilehua coach Nolan Tokuda and his staff, who have some of the more sophisticated offensive schemes in Hawaii high school football, are giving senior quarterback Andrew Manley a lot of play-calling responsibility.

In Saturday's 28-21 loss to No. 1 Saint Louis, Manley called about 60 percent of the plays. He passed for nearly 200 yards against one of the state's top defensive units and had only one interception.

Tokuda said that quick pass into the flat wasn't Manley's fault.

“;The one interception was my call,”; Tokuda said of the pick for six points by Saint Louis linebacker Starr Sua-Passi.

The Crusaders gathered 25 of 32 possible first-place votes to retain its top ranking in today's Star-Bulletin Football Top 10. Leilehua is No. 8.

Big foot

Hilo's Christian Daog caused quite a stir a couple of weeks ago when he drilled a 57-yard field goal against Kamehameha.

It was the only scoring of the game in the Vikings' 44-3 loss, but that kick is believed to be the longest field goal in Hawaii high school history. Daog, a junior, is a part-time quarterback and is a soccer player, too.

“;That 57-yard one, that was a shot, a low kick,”; Hilo athletic director Leroy Simms said. “;It just cleared the crossbar.”;

Daog follows in the footsteps of Tai Izawa, who now kicks at Columbia.

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HONOR ROLL

FOOTBALL

» Chase Keli'ikoa Aki, Anuenue: rushed for 108 yards and two TDs against Waialua
» Jarrett Arakawa, 'Iolani: passed for 222 yards and two TDs, including a game-winning score on the final play to go along with a rushing TD
» Kevin Barayuga, 'Iolani: 5-yard TD catch as time expired to beat Kapolei
» Tahje Canyon, Moanalua: rushed for 110 yards and two TDs
» Travis Deuz, Waialua: rushed for 118 yards and two TDs against Anuenue
» Tim Franz, Campbell: five receptions for 142 yards and a TD vs. Damien
» Branden Galapia, Waialua: eight receptions for 210 yards and two TDs against Anuenue
» Ikaika Gante, Anuenue: rushed for 122 yards against Waialua
» Shaydon Kehano, Castle: seven receptions for 115 yards and three TDs against Kaimuki
» Jeremy Higgins, Saint Louis: passed for 283 yards and three TDs against Leilehua
» Jaymason Lee, Castle: passed for 197 yards and three touchdowns against Kaimuki
» Cameron Mercado, Kahuku: the transfer from Florida kicked field goals of 44 and 29 yards against Kailua
» Nicholas Molia-Penitusi, Campbell: rushed for 190 yards and a TD vs. Damien
» Xavier Peterson, Moanalua: returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown against Radford
» William Sacapulo-Uepa, Waialua: passed for 331 yards and four TDs against Anuenue
» Peleku Yasay, Kauai: rushed for 173 yards on vs. Lahainaluna

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