No. 9 Edison starts with 48-10 victory in Hawaii
WAILUKU, Hawaii — In an Aloha State showdown of quarterbacks who were named their league’s top offensive players in 2010, Edison’s Chase Favreau came out on top in a big way.
Favreau passed for 227 yards and four touchdowns, each to a different receiver, and added a rushing score, before heading to the sideline in the third quarter as Orange County’s ninth-ranked team defeated Baldwin, 48-10, on Friday at Maui’s War Memorial Stadium.
The Chargers led, 14-0, before the Bears snapped the ball, and had three one-play touchdown drives.
“We have a veteran quarterback and receivers, and we did a pretty good job passing the ball,” Edison coach Dave White said.
Favreau, last season’s Sunset League offensive player of the year, completed nine of 16 passes with no interceptions.
Edison’s Sedric Hill, whose eligibility was approved earlier in the week after he transferred from Mater Dei, had three receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown.
“He didn’t play his ‘A’ game on defense, but he’s a threat on offense,” White said.
Edison receiver and kicker Gavin Perodomo limped off the field in the first quarter, and he was icing his left knee for the rest of the game.
“He definitely hurt his knee a little bit. We hope it’s not too serious,” White said. “That’s always scary to me. He’s definitely going to be out for a little bit.”
Marquis Ross had a pair of second-half touchdown runs for the Chargers, who finished with 418 yards of offense while allowing 169.
Baldwin’s Keelan Ewaliko, the reigning Maui Interscholastic League offensive player of the year, was 15-of-28 passing for 138 yards. The Bears have claimed their league championship each of the last six years.
The Chargers recorded their second lopsided win in Maui in the past four years. In 2008, Edison defeated Lahainaluna, 43-10.