Star-Bulletin Sports

Saturday, November 13, 1999

O I A _ F O O T B A L L

By George F. Lee, Star-Bulletin
Kamehameha's Waipa Nishimura gets a hand on St. Louis
quarterback Timmy Chang.

St. Louis leaves
no doubt in ILH

Quarterback Timmy Chang
throws six touchdown passes as
the Crusaders win the title

By Aaron Custodio
Special to the Star-Bulletin


St. Louis erased any doubts on who reigns supreme in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu last night.

For the third year in a row, St. Louis (12-1) defeated Kamehameha (11-2), 43-7, for the ILH title before a crowd of 14,124 at Aloha Stadium.

"(St. Louis) was outstanding - they played well in all phases in the game," Kamehameha coach Kanani Souza said. "They made all the big plays when they had to and we didn't."

The Crusaders also avenged a 30-6 defeat last week to the Warriors.

St. Louis quarterback Timmy Chang, who threw for three interceptions a week ago, tied his own single-game record for touchdowns thrown in a game with six. Three of those throws went to his favorite target, slotback Gerald Welch.

By George F. Lee, Star-Bulletin
St. Louis defensive back Enoch McKeague corrals Kamehameha
tight end Kolo Kapanui during the ILH
championship football game.

"We really wanted this game," said Chang, who completed 20-of-29 passes for 283 yards. "I was intense - I got a couple penalties on me for taunting - but it was personal."

In the first half, it was all St. Louis. The Crusaders scored on every possession before halftime.

On the opening drive, Chang led the Crusaders 54 yards on seven plays, capped by a 10-yard touchdown toss to Welch.

Chang connected with Welch again on a 13-yard score. Later, he added touchdown passes to Isaac Rodrigues on a 47-yard bomb, Blane Dydasco on a 5-yard strike, and Gino Gosiaco on a 27-yard reception.

Despite trailing 37-0 at the half, the ILH second-round winner Warriors fought like champions.

On the opening drive of the third quarter, Kamehameha went 64 yards on six plays and scored when Preston Velasco-Laybon scampered in from 10-yards out.

But the St. Louis defense came on strong after that. On Kamehameha's next two possessions, the Crusaders caused an interception and then recovered a fumble to end hopes of a rally.

The victory secured St. Louis a berth in the first state football tournament, which begins next week.

"It showed last week that anybody can beat you," St. Louis coach Cal Lee said. "It was a good wake-up call for us. We can't just play and expect to win - we need to play hard."

St. Louis will take on Waianae (8-3) in the first round on Friday, Nov. 19 at Aloha Stadium. Kick-off is at 8:00 p.m.


St. Louis	4  23 0 6 - 43
Kamehameha	0  0 7 0 -  7
STL- Gerald Welch 10 yard pass from Timmy Chang (Ha'a Bento Kick)
STL- Welch 13 yard pass from Chang (Bento Kick)
STL- Isaac Rodrigues 47 yard pass from Chang (Bento Kick)
STL- Safety, ball snapped out of the end zone
STL- Blane Dydasco 5 yard pass from Chang (Bento Kick)
STL- Gino Gosiaco 27 yard pass from Chang (Bento Kick)
KAM- Preston Velasco-Laybon 10 yard run (Justin Ayat Kick)
STL- Welch 15 yard pass from Chang (Kick Failed)

RUSHING - St. Louis: Chang 2-3, Pesefea Fiaseu 17-81, Damien Cole 5-31, Welch 1-0, Prince Brown 3-7, Bronson Beaver 1-(-1); Kamehameha: John Fo 7-(-12), Everett Hesia 3-2, Kiley Loo 4-6, Laybon 10-46, Kimo Yates 1-0, Kelena Ho'okano 3-20, Team 1-(-14).

PASSING - St. Louis: Chang 20-28-0 for 283 yards. Kamehameha: Fo 10-19-2 for 118 yards.

RECEIVING - St. Louis: Layton Aliviado 1-2, Welch 11-126, Isaac Rodrigues 3-80, Dydasco 1-6, Gosiaco 1-27, John Paul Kanoa 1-17, Sanoe Mokuahi 1-12, Davin Nakasato 1-13. Kamehameha: Michael Akiu 3-30, Yates 4-49, Kainoa Alapai 1-24, Kolo Kapanui 1-7, Keoni Souza 1-8.


At Waianae, Lono Manners ran for three touchdowns, leading the Seariders past the Governors for third place in the OIA playoffs.

The victory sends Waianae into an opening-round game against ILH champ St. Louis in the first-ever state championship tournament for football.

Waianae also claimed the OIA junior varsity title on its home field last night with a 14-13 victory over Kahuku.

Farrington	0 0 0 0- 0
Waianae		14 7 7 0-28
WAI-Lono Manners 14 run (run failed)
WAI-Manners 17 run (Sam Keaulii run)
WAI-Peter Sarono 13 run (Kalani Anguay kick)
WAI-Manners 1 run (Anguay kick)

RUSHING-Farrington: Tuaila Onosai 3-4, Michael Rabago 10-26, Kevin Delima 2-14, Chris Paleafei 1-14, Warren Gaspar 2-(-24), Kalani Lautele 2-9. Waianae: Sarono 7-55, Manners 12-80, Raymond Gomes 6-12, Brian Hinton 7-18, Keaulii 2-16, Chad Blue 1-8, Tillis Sionesini 4-7, James Sionesini 1-(-2), Ross Hose 2-7.

PASSING-Farrington: Waylon Philpot 9-26-0 for 107 yards, Gaspar 2-4-0 for 20 yards. Waianae: Keaulii 3-5-1 for 64 yards.

RECEIVING-Farrington: Gaspar 1-9, Monty Kuresa 4-43, Kenneth Gasilos 3-28, Matthew Khan 3-47. Waianae: Sarono 2-40, Anguay 1-24.

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