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Defending national champ Montverde headlines ‘Iolani Classic

By Billy Hull on December 16, 2018

The 2018 ‘Iolani Classic tips off Tuesday for the boys with three of the top seven teams in the nation in the 16-team field according to the USA Today Preseason Top 25 rankings. Defending GEICO national champion Montverde (Fla.) returns to defend their tournament tile won last year. They were led by R.J. Barrett, who is now one of the top college basketball players in the country as a freshman at Duke. The Eagles lost the majority of their team […]

ALL-STATE: Gabriel, Tuitele take top honors

By Billy Hull on December 16, 2018

Mililani senior quarterback Dillon Gabriel and Saint Louis senior defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele were named the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State offensive and defensive players of the year on Sunday. You can read the Star-Advertiser feature story with a list of first, second and third teams and honorable mention by clicking here. Waipahu’s Bryson Carvalho was voted coach of the year after leading the Marauders to the OIA Division I title and their first state championship ever in football. Gabriel is the […]


By Billy Hull on December 5, 2018

RECRUITING TRACKER Saint Louis won’t be taking its talents to the Geico Bowl Series, but two Crusaders are aiming higher. Junior linebackers Nick Herbig and Jordan Botelho received offers from USC on Monday, the 12th offer for Botelho and the sixth for Herbig. Washington, Wisconsin, USC and Hawaii are the only programs willing to make it a package deal for the two ballhawks.Saint Louis defensive lineman Gino Quinones committed to the Cardinal and Gold in May. The Trojans have been […]

Saint Louis rises to No. 13 in USA Today 25

By Billy Hull on December 3, 2018

While most of the nation completes its football season over these final few weeks, three-time defending Open Division state champion Saint Louis continues its climb up the national rankings. The Crusaders (11-0) rose two spots to No. 13 in the latest USA Today Super 25 released today and are No. 7 for the second straight week in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25. Saint Louis was jumped by North Shore (Tex.) in the USA Today rankings but moved ahead of idle Centennial-Carona […]

Liufau, de Laura top ILH Open all-star team

By Billy Hull on November 27, 2018

Saint Louis junior quarterback Jayden de Laura was named the offensive most valuable player and Punahou senior Marist Liufau was awarded with the defensive most valuable player award to headline the ILH Open Division all-star team released today as voted on by league coaches. Saint Louis’ Cal Lee was named Coach of the Year. The all-star team is listed below. ILH Open All Stars Offensive MVP—Jayden de Laura, QB, Saint Louis Defensive MVP—Marist Liufau, DB, Punahou Coach of the Year—Cal […]

HAWAII GROWN: Update on McKenzie Milton

By Billy Hull on November 27, 2018

UCF junior quarterback McKenzie Milton, who suffered a serious knee injury in Friday’s win over South Florida, is in the hospital and still recovering. His family released an update Tuesday on his status. “On behalf of our son, McKenzie Milton, and our family, we want to thank the doctors and nurses at Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida and UCF medical stuff and athletic trainers for their teamwork and prompt attention to McKenzie’s injuries. His blood flow […]

Mililani holds off Punahou for No. 2

By Billy Hull on November 26, 2018

The race for No. 1 was settled Saturday at Aloha Stadium when Saint Louis won its third consecutive state championship with a 38-17 victory over Mililani. The Crusaders (11-0), ranked in the top 15 nationally in two major polls, ended the year where they started as the unanimous No. 1-ranked team in the state of Hawaii in the final Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 of the season released today. The race for No. 2 was a tight one with the […]

Saint Louis rises in MaxPreps, USA Today rankings

By Billy Hull on November 26, 2018

After running its winning streak to 26 games with a 38-17 win over Mililani on Saturday at Aloha Stadium, the now three-time defending state champion Saint Louis Crusaders jumped a spot in both the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 and the USA Today Super 25 national rankings. Saint Louis (11-0) is now ranked seventh by MaxPreps and No. 15 by USA Today. The Crusaders moved past Miami Central (Fla.) in the MaxPreps rankings and Centennial-Corona (Calif.) in the USA Today rankings. Mater […]