St. John's quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava walked off the football field at Gonzaga three minutes into the fourth quarter and burst into tears.
Maiava had just thrown a 66-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Cameron Ross to help secure what would be a 34-17 victory for the No. 1 Cadets on Saturday in Northwest Washington, but tears spilled down the signal caller's face.
It was the first time in the junior's playing career he showed that much emotion. He had moved from his tightknit community in Laie, Hawaii, to the Washington suburbs with his family just before the season started to give himself a better chance at a college scholarship.
He finally let those emotions sink in.
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