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Star-Bulletin Sports

Saturday, September 9, 2000

I L H _ P R E P _ F O O T B A L L

Crusaders trample
Raiders, by George

By Brandon Lee
Special to the Star-Bulletin

Neither St. Louis nor Kamehameha unleashed their full offensive arsenals during separate games of an Interscholastic League of Honolulu football doubleheader last night, but both showed they're the showcase teams among Oahu private schools with decisive wins.

In the feature game at Aloha Stadium, No. 1-ranked St. Louis didn't suit up first-string quarterback Kelika Higa (unspecified injury) but it didn't matter. The Crusaders still hammered Iolani, 45-14.

Sophomore Bobby George stepped in and completed 18 of 31 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns. George's passing was complemented by the solid ground work of Pesefea Fiaseu, who rushed for 136 yards on 16 carries.

"I felt pressure in the beginning and my first series was a little shaky," George said. "My coaches and my teammates helped me to settle down though."

St. Louis also received a typically strong performance on defense. The Raiders' offense failed to move the ball until a solid drive late in the game for their lone offensive touchdown.

Iolani passed midfield only twice during the first half, and not until the second quarter.

The Crusaders were led on defense by linebacker Ikaika Curnan, who made a game-high eight tackles, and defensive back Jeff Amas, who amassed five tackles, one sack and an interception return for a touchdown.

The Crusaders' starting defensive unit has yet to allow a touchdown this season.

St. Louis' one big miscue on the night came on a fumble by Fiaseu early in the second quarter which Raiders defensive back Matt Del Rosario scooped up and ran 45 yards for Iolani's first touchdown.

St. Louis (2-0, 4-0) 21 17 7 0--45
Iolani (0-2, 1-3) 0 7 0 7--14

Scoring summary

StL--Pesefea Fiaseu 1 yard run (Ha'a Bento kick)
StL--Daniel Inferrera 57 yard pass from Bobby George (Bento kick)
StL--Keahua Bowman 17 yard pass from George (Bento kick)
Iol--Matt Del Rosario 45 yard fumble return (Duke Hashimoto kick)
StL--Inferrera 10 yard pass from George (Bento Kick)
StL--Jeff Amas 29 yard interception return (Bento kick)
StL--Jason Rivers 44 yard pass from George (Michael Houar Kick)
Iol--Teo Bennett 1 yard run (Hashimoto Kick)

Individual statistics

Rushing--StL: Fiaseu 16-136, Chris Sokugawa 2-6, Justin Cabansag 4-16, Bronson Beaver 2-(-2). Iol: Teo Bennett 20-89, Kila Ka'aihue 3-(-10), Robert Mageo 2-8, Royce Yokono 4-(-6), Justin McClain 4-37.

Passing--StL: George 18-31-0 for 321 yards, Sokugawa 3-6-0 for 37 yards. Iol: Ka'aihue 10-25-1 for 86 yards, Mageo 1-2-1 for 8 yards.

Receiving--StL: Sanoe Mokuahi 2-26, Davin Nakasato 3-16, Kainoa Kaaihili 2-21, Tito Sallas 2-27, Inferrera 2-67, Bowman 1-17, Ross Dickerson 2-73, Rivers 2-58, Todd Dickerson 1-6, Daniel Rodrigues 1-13, John Paul Kanoa 3-34. Iol: Ikaika Goo 5-57, Jay Marcouilier 3-26, Yokono 1-1, Mageo 1-2, Travis Agustin 1-8


The Warriors offensive stars -- quarterback Jon Fo and running back Kelena Hookano -- sat out the entire second half against the Wolfpack, but their final numbers were still eye-popping.

Fo completed 10 of 15 passes for 212 yards with two touchdowns, while Hookano rushed eight times for 41 yards and three scores. Hookano also sparkled on special teams, totalling 128 return yards including a 75-yard kickoff return for another touchdown.

St. Louis and Kamehameha meet Sept. 29 at Aloha Stadium.

Kamehameha (2-0, 3-0) 20 22 7 0--49
Pac-Five (0-2, 0-4) 7 0 0 0--7

Scoring summary

Pac--Matthew Inouye 1 run (Daniel Arita kick)
Kam--Kalena Hookano 75 kickoff return (Kaui Arakaki kick)
Kam--Hookano 1 run (Arakaki kick)
Kam--Hookano 10 run (kick failed)
Kam--Hookano 1 run (Jon Fo run)
Kam--Ko Kealoha 73 from Fo (James Yates III kick)
Kam--Kolo Kapanui 2 pass from Fo (Yates III kick)
Kam--Shane Briones 3 run (Yates III kick)

Individual statistics

Rushing--Kam: Kalena Hookano 8-41, Dane Montez 3-6, Briones 4-19, Keola Marks 2-7, Jason Fong-Aiu 1-1, Chase Kaanoi 2-(-4), Caleb Spencer 2-24. Pac: Chayson Seneca 2-14, Inouye 7-14.

Passing--Kam: Fo 10-13-0 for 212 yards, Spencer 1-2-0 for 13 yards. Pac: Inouye 13-29-2 for 128 yards.

Receiving--Kam: James Yates III 4-57, Kealoha 2-79, Josh Vierra 1-29, Aaron Fernandez 1-6, Kapanui, 2-41, Keano Noa 1-13. Pac: Michael Horn 1-0, Matthew Freidman 2-57, Ryan Leong 4-36, Kenny Torres 6-35.


Todd LaFountaine ran the host Buffanblu's single wing formation to perfection, rushing for three touchdowns against the Monarchs.

LaFountaine capped two second-quarter drives with short touchdown runs and Nainoa Kuna rambled 33 yards for another score as Punahou took a 20-0 halftime lead.

Damien marched to Punahou's 2-yard line late in the third quarter but Jason Ching picked off Joshua DeLaura's pass on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Damien (0-2, 0-4) 0 0 0 0--0
Punahou (2-0, 2-1) 0 20 7 6--33

Scoring summary

Pun--Todd LaFountaine 2 run (Darren Lee kick)
Pun--LaFountaine 4 run (Lee kick)
Pun--Nainoa Kuna 33 run (pass failed)
Pun--Kynan Pang 17 fumble recovery (Lee kick)
Pun--LaFountaine 21 run (kick failed)

Individual statistics

Rushing--Dam: Billy Sullivan 8-47, Chainton Saldebar 5-14 , T.C. Buffett 15-32, Joshua DeLaura 1-2, Omar Astrero 1-1. Pun: LaFountaine 24-134, D.A. Weick 14-55 , John Monahan 7-18, Kuna 5-110, Toa Hackney 2-3, Jason Sakata 1-2, Sean Fitzsimmons 3-(-5).

Passing--Dam: Buffet 8-12-0 for 27 yards, DeLaura 7-15-1 for 62 yards, Destin Lalnaida 0-2-0 for 0 yards. Pun: LaFountaine 0-2-0 for 0 yards, Sakata 0-1-0 for 0 yards, Fitzsimmons 2-3-0 for 21 yards.

Receiving--Dam: Jonah Pascua 4-15, Eleneke Benevides 4-22, Daniel Chaves 1-16, Michael Lau 1-5 , Sullivan 1-1, Jared Chun 4-30. Pun: Kale Kealoha 1-14, Monahan 1-7.

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