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Q&A: Catching up with Saint Louis football coach Cal Lee

By Paul Honda on January 23, 2019

The announcement about St. Francis closing its high school (and middle school) doors at the end of the academic year has a far-reaching ripple effect. Several private schools informed the students of St. Francis about application fees that will be waived, and more. Cal Lee, coach of three-time defending Open Division state football champion Saint Louis, would seem to be a possible option for St. Francis standouts Faaope Laloulu, Bubbah Aina-Chaves and Shepherd Kekahuna, among others including public schools. Tuition […]

Saint Louis finishes No. 7 in MaxPreps Xcellent 25

By Billy Hull on December 24, 2018

Three-time defending Hawaii state champion Saint Louis (11-0) ends the 2018 prep football season ranked No. 7 in the country in the final MaxPreps Xcellent 25. The football season ended on the mainland with North Shore (Tex.) winning the 6A D-I state championship on a game-winning TD pass on the final play of the game against Duncanville to finish as the MaxPreps national champion. The Crusaders, who have won 26 games in a row, finished at No. 7, which matched […]

Faatui Tuitele’s UW signing goes beyond football

By Christian Shimabuku on December 19, 2018

Faatui Tuitele could have attended virtually any school he wanted to. All four participants in this year’s College Football Playoff extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-4, 299-pound defensive tackle. His final five included the likes of traditional powerhouses in Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Texas. So when he announced his commitment to Washington on Nov. 18, the decision went beyond football. It was about finding the place where he felt most at peace. On Wednesday afternoon on campus, Tuitele made […]

Gino Quinones, Ben Scott ready for life in the Pac-12

By Christian Shimabuku on December 19, 2018

Gino Quinones and Ben Scott didn’t have a single FBS offer when both signing periods came and went as juniors. Then on April 16, Hawaii offered both of them. After big summers and stellar senior seasons, each signed pledges to Pac-12 schools on Wednesday at Saint Louis’ campus. Scott, who verbally committed to Arizona State in August, made it official after signing his letter of intent. Quinones signed with Southern California, his dream school, after committing in May. “It’s super […]

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 […]

Bowl Series still wants Hawaii team in future

By Nick Abramo on November 29, 2018

All is not ruined for Hawaii after Saint Louis opted out of an invitation on Wednesday to a national bowl game to be televised on ESPNU. According to Rashid Ghazi of Paragon Marketing Group, the creator of the GEICO Bowl Series, there is still interest in bringing a Hawaii team to Phoenix for the event in the future. “We wish Saint Louis nothing but the best,” Ghazi said Thursday in a cellphone message to Hawaii Prep World. “Hopefully one time […]

Saint Louis declines invite to national bowl game

By Nick Abramo on November 28, 2018

Saint Louis is declining an invitation to a national bowl game, the school announced to Hawaii Prep World today. The Crusaders (11-0) — No. 7 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 and No. 15 in the USA Today Super 25 — were invited to the Geico State Champions Bowl Series. UPDATE: Rashid Ghazi, who helped create Paragon Marketing Group, which created the GEICO Bowl Series, told USA Today and confirmed with Hawaii Prep World that Saint Louis had originally agreed to […]

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 […]