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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 […]

Q&A: Saint Louis QB Chevan Cordeiro

By Paul Honda on November 28, 2017

Saint Louis senior Chevan Cordeiro, fresh of winning a state championship for the Crusaders, sat down for this week’s prep feature you can read in Tuesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Here is some more from Cordeiro on a variety of topics. Chevan Cordeiro Saint Louis football Sr. Q & A • Favorites Athlete: Tom Brady and Russell Wilson. > I like both because Tom Brady, after college, nobody wanted him. The Patriots picked him in the last rounds. Russell Wilson, because he’s […]

UH commits show championship chops

By Christian Shimabuku on November 22, 2017

Fans of the Hawaii football team may very well have seen a glimpse of the future late Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. Saint Louis’ 31-28 victory over Kahuku in the HHSAA Division I Open championship game featured three UH commits. Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro, receiver Jonah Panoke and defensive back Kai Kaneshiro are all Crusaders who have verbally pledged to join the Rainbow Warriors for the 2018 season. Mitchell Quinn, another senior, could soon be joining them as well. He picked […]

Crusaders end season where it started at No. 1

By Billy Hull on November 20, 2017

For the first time since Kahuku in 2012, the No. 1 team in the state never changed throughout the entire football season. Open Division state champion Saint Louis (10-0), which completed its first undefeated season since 1996 with a 31-28 victory over Kahuku on Saturday night (Sunday morning) at Aloha Stadium, held its No. 1 ranking in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 all year. The Crusaders have been No. 1 for 18 consecutive weeks dating back to last year’s […]

Saint Louis moves up a spot in MaxPreps rankings

By Billy Hull on November 20, 2017

The MaxPreps computers, which had Saint Louis at No. 4 in the country last Sunday, have the Crusaders at No. 5 this week after a 31-28 victory over Kahuku that ended Sunday morning at Aloha Stadium in the Open Division final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. The MaxPreps Xcellent 25, which is the poll that uses human votes for its rankings, moved the Crusaders up a spot to No. 20 this week. Saint Louis became the second […]

Tufaga burns hometown team once again

By Christian Shimabuku on November 19, 2017

For the second year in a row, Saint Louis safety Isaiah Tufaga made a game-changing play against his hometown team on the biggest stage possible. In Saturday night’s 31-28 victory over Kahuku in the Open Division final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships, the Laie native intercepted Red Raiders’ quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava for a 40-yard touchdown that gave the Crusaders a 24-7 lead with 5:30 remaining in the third quarter. “Shoutout to my teammates for doing what they […]

Cordeiro blazes own trail to perfection

By Billy Hull on November 19, 2017

For two years, Chevan Cordeiro was relegated to backup duty. A player of his talent and caliber, Cordeiro could have easily found playing time somewhere else. Yet he stayed at Saint Louis backing up Tua Tagovailoa and patiently waited for his turn. It came in 2017, and the 6-foot-1, 175-pound University of Hawaii commit delivered a season every bit as good as that of his former teammate, who is now at Alabama. Cordeiro delivered a fifth state championship to the […]

Saint Louis’ title victory over Kahuku: crazy good

By Nick Abramo on November 19, 2017

The appetizer was so very good that it seemed quite possible the main course would turn out bland. But instead, the third game of Saturday’s tripleheader at Aloha Stadium was a crazy-good show-stopper for football connoisseurs and an incredible capper for Hawaii’s football-hungry fans, who got an extra-sweet treat in the first game of the day — Lahainaluna’s 75-69 seven-overtime win over Konawaena in the D-II championship game. With a kickoff at 9:58 p.m. Saturday, and the final play happening […]