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Q&A: Cal Lee on facing Kahuku once again

By Paul Honda on November 15, 2018

Cal Lee knows what National Letter of Intent Signing Day can be like for college coaches. His years at Hawaii, at this time of year, was about receiving faxes from recruits. Tying up loose ends. Fortifying the Warrior defense. In his four seasons at Kalani as an assistant, and now his fifth season, in his second go-round at Saint Louis — 28th season in prep football — he’s on the other side of the connection. His unbeaten Saint Louis Crusaders […]

Saint Louis jumps to No. 9/16 entering states

By Billy Hull on November 12, 2018

The Saint Louis Crusaders will begin their fourth consecutive First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships ranked No. 9 in the country in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 and No. 16 in the USA Today Super 25. The Crusaders put their 24-game winning streak on the line Friday in the second semifinal game at Aloha Stadium in a rematch of a 30-14 win over Kahuku during the regular season. Saint Louis will have gone 20 days between games since a 45-21 win […]

Saint Louis/Kahuku semifinal headlines Open state tourney

By Billy Hull on November 2, 2018

In a rematch of the last three top-tier state tournament championship games, Saint Louis and Kahuku will play in the second semifinal of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football Championships in the Open Division. The Crusaders, who beat the Red Raiders 30-14 in the regular season, will play Kahuku on Friday, Nov. 16, at Aloha Stadium in the second game of a doubleheader. The schedule is below. OPEN DIVISION Friday, Nov. 16 Mililani vs. Campbell, at Aloha Stadium, 4:30 p.m. […]

Crusaders LB Botelho is a go for state tourney

By Paul Honda on October 31, 2018

After a few days of concern, Saint Louis has learned that linebacker Jordan Botelho is eligible to play in the upcoming First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. A source in the football program confirmed the news on Wednesday afternoon. Botelho drew two unsportsmanlike conduct infractions during the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Open Division championship game on Saturday and was disqualified from the game in the second quarter. The Crusaders weren’t certain if HHSAA rules would permit the playmaking defensive stopper […]

Saint Louis defensive teammates land D-I offers

By Billy Hull on October 30, 2018

Press “play” on the tape from Saturday’s 45-21 win over Punahou, and it’s not a surprise teammates on the Saint Louis defense earned scholarship offers this week. On Monday, Saint Louis defensive end Liloa Kapiko announced on Twitter that he had received a scholarship offer from the University of Hawaii. God is amazing! Extremely blessed to recieve an offer from the home school! Thank you @NickRolovich for the opportunity! I really appreciate it! #DefendPrideRock 🌈 pic.twitter.com/Nqbd3H1hNb — Liloa Kapiko⚡️ (@KapikoLiloa) […]

VIDEO: Defense sparks No. 1 Saint Louis over No. 2 Punahou

By Paul Honda on October 29, 2018

Defense wins championships at Saint Louis. The Crusaders forced six turnovers by Punahou en route to a 45-21 win over the Buffanblu for the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Open Division championship on Saturday at Aloha Stadium.

Ron Lee: Crusader offense ‘sloppy’, lots of work ahead

By Paul Honda on October 28, 2018

Ron Lee will enjoy a day or so to unwind and refresh. But when Monday gets here, the longtime offensive coordinator will be ready to get back to work with the Saint Louis offense. The top-ranked Crusaders pulled away for a 45-21 win over No. 2 Punahou on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium in the ILH Open championship game. Despite 494 yards of total offense, the run-and-shoot guru wasn’t 100-percent satisfied. “Besides winning, we were very sloppy,” Lee said. “A […]

Six takeaways fuel Saint Louis to another ILH title

By Paul Honda on October 28, 2018

It was almost enough, even by Cal Lee’s almost unreachable standards, that Saint Louis had limited a potent Punahou offense to a single touchdown by halftime. Top-ranked Saint Louis went on to capture the ILH Open championship with a 45-21 victory over No. 2 Punahou at Aloha Stadium on Saturday night. Punahou was limited to 16 rushing yards on 13 carries, eschewing the run in favor of five-wide sets. “We’re just listening to Coach, trusting in the plays he was […]