Insight, News, and Opinion by Nick Abramo
  • October 21, 2021
‘Iolani And Saint Louis II Also Grab Weekend Football Victories

Saint Louis’ four-time reigning state championship team’s 41-23 victory over Punahou was the big Hawaii high school football story of the weekend, but two other teams also chalked up wins in Interscholastic League of Honolulu games.

‘Iolani won its fourth straight game by dispatching PAC-5 47-0, and Saint Louis II (a secondary Crusaders varsity team) upended Damien 34-14.

Game capsules and box scores follow.

‘IOLANI 47, PAC-5 0

Brody Bantolina rushed for 93 yards and a TD for the Raiders (4-0, 1-0 ILH Division I) in the featured game at Aloha Stadium on Friday night.

Asher Matsui was a terror on defense for the Raiders, coming up with four tackles for loss among his 14 overall. He also had an interception and two pass breakups. Mason Mizuta and Stirling Sakashita also came up with interceptions for ‘Iolani.

The ‘Iolani defense held the Wolfpack (0-3, 0-2 ILH D-II) to 92 scrimmage yards. Chad Schmidt was among the PAC-5 standouts with 86 all-purpose yards, including a 61-yard kickoff return.

Defensively, the Wolfpack’s Daymian Lapitan led the way with 13 tackles.

The Raiders are ranked No. 7 in Hawaii by and No. 12 by

‘Iolani quarterback Micah Hoomanawanui gets set to take a snap in a game against Pac-Five earlier this season.

Saint Louis II 34, Damien 14

Jaron-Keawe Sagapolutele threw three touchdown passes to Kache Kaio to lead the Crusaders (1-0, 0-0 ILH D-II) past the Monarchs (2-2, 0-1 ILH D-I) in the early game at Aloha Stadium.

Chevas Gregory Jr. rushed for 67 yards with two TDs for Saint Louis II, which finally got into game action for the first time in 2021.

Sagapolutele completed 30 of his 47 passes for 336 yards, including 172 on nine connections with Kato.

Defensively, the Crusaders picked off four Damien passes — two by TJ Setik and one each by Zanden Willis and Brayton Correa.

The Monarchs’ Sylas Alaimalo rushed for 91 yards and a TD. He also passed for 38 yards, including a TD strike to Kamalii Labanon.

Labanon added 10 tackles and a fumble recovery on defense, and teammate Kahiau Young had 15 tackles.


‘Iolani 47, PAC-5 0

At Aloha Stadium

No. 7 ‘Iolani (4-0, 1-0 ILH D-I).  16.  24.  0.  7.  —   47
PAC-5 (0-3, 0-2 ILH D-II).  0.  0.  0.  0.  0.  —   0

‘IOLANI—Brody Bantolina 1 run (Allison Chang kick)
‘IOLANI—Stirling Sakashita 58 punt return (Chang kick)
‘IOLANI—Safety (by ‘Iolani’s Nikolas Yim)
‘IOLANI—Keao Miyahira 1 run (Chang kick)
‘IOLANI—Chang FG 31
‘IOLANI—Miyahira 4 run (Chang kick)
‘IOLANI—Taniela Taliauli 11 pass from Micah Hoomanawanui (Chang kick)
‘IOLANI—Hyrum Horita 2 pass from Kualau Manuel (Chang kick)

RUSHING—’Iolani: Bantolina 11-93, Cainen Torres 12-65, Miyahira 6-27, Manuel 1-3, Hoomanawanui 1-1. PAC-5: Chad Schmidt 15-31, Ezekiel Rodrigues 11-12, Neivyn Kahoopii 2-4, Judah Lapastora 1-3.
PASSING—’Iolani: Hoomanawanui 8-18-0—111, Manuel 2-2-0—5. PAC-5: Rodrigues 3-10-3—8.
RECEIVING–’Iolani: Taliauli 3-52, Tyger Hayashi 2-6, Kai Preusser 1-29, Lathan Mokiao 1-11, Miyahira 1-10, Tristan Martinez 1-6, Horita 1-2. PAC-5: Daymian Lapitan 1-8, Nai Iwaki 1-6, Schmidt 1-(minus-6).


Saint Louis II 34, Damien 14

At Aloha Stadium

Damien (2-2, 0-1 ILH D-I).  7.  0.  7.  0.  —   14
Saint Lous II (1-0, 0-0 ILH D-II).  21.  7.  0.  6.  —   34

SAINT LOUIS II—Kache Kaio 24 pass from Jaron-Keawe Sagapolutele (Kauai kick)
SAINT LOUIS II—Kaio 15 pass from Sagapolutele (Kauai kick)
SAINT LOUIS II—Chevas Gregory Jr. 1 run (Kauai kick)
DAMIEN—Kamalii Labanon 32 pass from Sylas Alaimalo (Rustyn Ah Yat kick)
SAINT LOUIS—Kaio 36 pass from Sagapolutele (Kauai kick)
DAMIEN—Alaimalo 35 run (Ah Yat kick)
SAINT LOUIS—Gregory Jr. 4 run (pass failed)

RUSHING–Damien: Alaimalo 11-91, Nalu Chinen-Zablan 9-49, Peyton Dalmacio 12-42, TEAM 1-(minus-14). Saint Louis II: Gregory Jr. 21-67, James Steffany-Flame 8-32, Sagapolutele 4-(minus-4).
PASSING—Damien: Alaimalo 3-13-1—38, Chinen-Zablan 1-9-3—34. Saint Louis II: Sagapolutele 30-47-3—336.
RECEIVING—Damien: Labanon 2-37, Chinen-Zablan 1-34, Thor Gante 1-1. Saint Louis II: Kaio 9-172, Kaeo Apduhan 8-76, Aizek Kaanoi 6-38, Stone Maverick Kanoa 3-34, Gregory Jr. 2-2, Steffany-Flame 1-12, Duarte 1-2.

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