Kamehameha rolls


POSTED: Sunday, November 01, 2009

Kamehameha flirted with giving Punahou a special treat on Halloween.

But behind the gritty running of tailback Ryan Ho, the second-ranked Warriors made sure it'll take two losses to the Buffanblu to end their hopes of an Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division I title.

Ho ran for 147 yards and scored two touchdowns in the final 6 minutes as Kamehameha defeated No. 7 Saint Louis 21-7 last night at Aloha Stadium.

Kamehameha (9-1, 6-1) owns a one-game lead over Punahou, which it will play on Thursday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Since the Warriors have a one-game lead and defeated the Buffanblu earlier this year, Kamehameha would have to lose twice to Punahou to miss out on the ILH championship and a berth in the state tournament.

“;This is big when it gives us so much cushion,”; Ho said. “;And it's the first time in 25 years we beat Saint Louis twice (in the same season) so, I mean, it's great.”;

Kamehameha's offense was nonexistent in the first half, and didn't come alive until it converted a fourth and 10 at the Saint Louis 25 to set up its first touchdown. Quarterback T.C. Campbell scrambled around and found Blaise Cuban for 24 yards to put the ball on the Saint Louis 1. Kupono Park scored on the very next play and the Warriors were off to the races.

“;They game-planned us good,”; Kamehameha coach David Stant said. “;They schemed us well, so we just tried to run it down their throats and we were a little bit more conditioned.”;

Ho had 86 rushing yards in the fourth quarter alone as the Warriors wore out the Saint Louis defensive line. An 8-yard touchdown run with 6 minutes left put the Warriors up 14-7. Then, after Taylor Tailulu intercepted a Jeremy Higgins pass, Ho scored from 28 yards out to put the game out of reach.

“;Our conditioning started to kick in, but I give props to Saint Louis,”; Ho said. “;It was just a great game.”;

The Crusaders finished their season 7-4 overall and 4-4 in ILH, marking just the second time in 26 years Saint Louis lost four games in a season.

Higgins, who committed to Utah State earlier this week, finished 14-for-38 for 262 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions in his final high school game.

Duke Bukoski had six catches for 99 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown from Higgins for the only score in the first half.

The Crusaders led 7-0 at halftime and held the Warriors to only three first downs. But Saint Louis failed to score in the second half and turned the ball over five times.

“;We changed some of our coverage on the backside, but stayed with most of our package,”; Stant said. “;We stopped killing ourselves with penalties and giving up the big plays.”;

At Aloha Stadium

SAINT LOUIS (7-4, 4-4)07007
KAMEHAMEHA (9-1, 6-1)0071421

StL—Duke Bukoski 32 pass from Jeremy Higgins (Jesse Correa kick)
Kam—Kupono Park 1 run (Tarra Gabriel kick)
Kam—Ryan Ho 8 run (Gabriel kick)
Kam—Ho 28 run (Gabriel kick)

RUSHING—Saint Louis: Emmett McShane 10-20, Sean Valente 1-10, Higgins 3-0, Team 1-(-14). Kamehameha: Ho 27-147, Jason Muraoka 3-32, T.C. Campbell 6-13, Park 4-6, Keola Bradley 1-(-6), Brandan Marfil 1-(-7), Team 4-(-31).

PASSING—Saint Louis: Higgins 14-38-3-262. Kamehameha: Campbell 6-16-1-99.

RECEIVING—Saint Louis: Bukoski 6-99, Shaun Ahlo 3-96, Jordan Fukumoto 3-58, McShane 2-9. Kamehameha: Blaise Cuban 4-87, Alika Bell 2-12.

Pac-Five 45, Damien 27

London Amorin had more than 200 receiving yards in the first half and the Wolfpack rode the arm of P.J. Minaya to a victory over the Monarchs last night in the first game of an ILH doubleheader at Aloha Stadium.

Minaya finished 27-for-41 for 351 yards and five touchdowns as Pac-Five beat Damien twice in the same season for the first time since 2002.

At Aloha Stadium

DAMIEN (1-9, 1-7)1476027
PAC-FIVE (6-5, 3-5)14283045

Dam—Brenan Furtado 60 run (Jeremy Torcuato kick)
Pac—Ikaika Karney 13 pass from PJ Minaya (Brendan Sagucio kick)
Pac—London Amorin 32 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)
Dam—Marcus Ka'anoi 1 run (Torcuato kick)
Pac—Karney 14 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)
Pac—Chalson Baition 5 run (Sagucio kick)
Dam—Ka'anoi 27 pass from Stanton Pilialoha (Torcuato kick)
Pac—Amorin 22 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)
Pac—Amorin 44 pass from Minaya (Sagucio kick)
Dam—Furtado 10 run (pass failed)
Pac—FG Sagucio 20

RUSHING—Damien: Furtado 17-222, Pilialoha 8-28, Derick Shoda 3-21, Ka'anoi 4-5, Shayvis Wilson 1-4, team 1-(-2). Pac-Five: Minaya 12-55, Baition 4-44, Karney 2-9, Landan Burkhart 4-8, Amorin 1-5, Kyle Camacho 1-0, team 3-(-8).

PASSING—Damien: Pilialoha 10-24-4-117, Furtado 1-1-0-6. Pac-Five: Minaya 27-41-1-351, Jack Foster 0-3-0-0.

RECEIVING—Damien: Ka'anoi 5-74, Austin Ching-Manaku 2-28, Furtado 2-12, Wilson 1-6, Dylan Yonamine-Baysa 1-3. Pac-Five: Amorin 11-222, Baition 8-49, Karney 4-44, Lawson Kurosu 2-22, Burkhart 1-11, Kellen Nakamoto 1-3.

Hawaii Prep 38, Konawaena 12