HONOLULU — Tua Tagovailoa will enter the University of Alabama as a champion.
The 5-star quarterback commit from Saint Louis High School willed the Crusaders to a 30-14 win in the state championship game Saturday night against Kahuku, the No. 1 team in the state, at Aloha Stadium.
Tagovailoa threw for 243 yards on 16-of-25 passing attempts and a touchdown and also rushed for 136 yards with another score on 18 carries. With his effort, Saint Louis won its first state championship since 2010 and snapped Kahuku’s 24-game win streak against Hawaiian opponents.
The nation’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback also became Hawaii’s career leader in passing yards, as he eclipsed former Saint Louis quarterback Timmy Chang’s record of 8,001 yards. He leaves Hawaii with 8,158 passing yards and 84 touchdowns along with 1,727 rushing yards and 27 scores to give him 111 career touchdowns.
Check out the highlights of Tagovailoa’s performance and of the celebration after the game.
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