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Two Crusaders listed in first 2020 recruiting rankings

By Billy Hull on March 14, 2018

Saint Louis teammates Jordan Botelho and Matt Sykes have made 247Sports’ first recruiting rankings for the class of 2020. Botelho, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound inside linebacker, is listed as the 114th overall prospect and the third-best inside linebacker. He came on strong in the second half of his sophomore season and made his presence known in a win over Punahou to clinch the ILH first-round title. Botelho, who holds offers from California and Hawaii, had three sacks in the first half […]

Five-star DT Faatui Tuitele ready for some visits

By Paul Honda on February 19, 2018

If there was a grade for time management, that would probably be another A-plus for Faatui Tuitele. The Saint Louis junior manages to post elite grades in the midst of training for football. Without athletics, the numbers are eye-popping: a 3.9 grade-point average for the fall semester, including a 4.2 in the latest quarter. Combine that with his success as the nation’s No. 2-rated defense tackle, and the doors of opportunity keep opening. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound phenom has 32 scholarship […]

Saint Louis to play Bishop Gorman in August

By Nick Abramo on February 13, 2018

Set your calendars for a big show. On Aug. 31, Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas will visit Honolulu to play two-time defending state champion Saint Louis at Aloha Stadium, according to Crusaders coach Cal Lee. Lee worked out the details of the contest with Chris Brown, the former All-WAC performer for the University of Hawaii who is now an assistant with the Gaels. Under coach Kenny Sanchez, Bishop Gorman won national high school championships in 2015 and 2016. The Gaels […]

VIDEO: QB Chevan Cordeiro after Poly Bowl

By Paul Honda on January 20, 2018

Saint Louis quarterback Chevan Cordeiro chats with Star-Advertiser sportswriter Billy Hull after the 2018 Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.

Hawaii’s QB whisperer: Saint Louis’ Vince Passas

By Paul Honda on January 9, 2018

The hallowed list of quarterback greats who have gone to work at Saint Louis grows and grows. Jason Gesser. Darnell Arceneaux. Tim Chang. John Hao. Joel Lane. It is almost endless. It’s no coincidence, probably, that nearly all have kept the fire burning by entering the coaching profession at the high school or college levels. The students become teachers. More recently, it has been the likes of Marcus Mariota, Tua Tagovailoa and Chevan Cordeiro who have lit the stage up, […]

2017 Top Stories: Dynasty reborn at Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on January 3, 2018

In Tuesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Paul Honda wrote about the top 10 prep stories of 2017. You can read it here. Here’s a deeper look at one of the 10 stories. 3. Dynasty reborn at Saint Louis A decade ago, Saint Louis football was a dynasty no more. The Lee brothers, Cal and Ron, had departed, eventually landing at UH with June Jones. The run of state football champions since their last state title, in 2002, read like this: ’03, Kahuku; […]

Q&A: Saint Louis All-State DL Faatui Tuitele

By Paul Honda on December 26, 2017

Faatui Tuitele is spending the morning after Christmas in a classroom. Driver’s Education isn’t mandatory at Saint Louis, but it’s the quickest, safest and most efficient way, he says, to get a driver’s license. “Freedom. You don’t have to rely on your parents to pick you up and drop you off. You can just take yourself,” he said. “I’ve ridden The Bus probably 40 or 50 times in my whole life. I’m taking the class, then it’s behind the wheel, […]

Saint Louis still climbing in national rankings

By Billy Hull on November 28, 2017

It has been 10 days since Saint Louis won its second consecutive state championship with a 31-28 win over Kahuku on Aloha Stadium. Although it marked the end of the prep football season in Hawaii, it has not marked the end of football nationwide. Many states will play their state championship games this weekend, meaning for the continuation of national rankings. Sunday night, Saint Louis saw its MaxPreps Xcellent 25 ranking jump three spots to No. 17, marking its highest […]