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Tuitele sparks Crusaders’ comeback win over Punahou

By Paul Honda on September 16, 2018

On paper, No. 1 Saint Louis secured a hard-earned 35-28 win over No. 3 Punahou on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. In reality, the game turned on the stealth presence and performance of its defense. The injured leader of the ‘D’ didn’t get consistent snaps until halfway through the second quarter. Faatui Tuitele makes that much of a difference, and the Crusaders improved to 4-0 overall, 3-0 in ILH Open play. Punahou dropped to 3-2 in league play (3-2 overall) […]

GAME NIGHT 9/15: Punahou/Saint Louis

By Billy Hull on September 15, 2018

No. 1 Saint Louis 35, No. 3 Punahou 28 ——— at Aloha Stadium Saint Louis (4-0, 3-0) 7 14 7 7 — 35 Punahou (3-2, 3-2) 7 14 0 7 — 28 Pun—Moku Dancil-Evans 10 pass from Hugh Brady (Tim Horn kick) StL—Robbie Paikai 2 run (Garyn Napuunoa kick) Pun—Kainalu Pu’u-Robinson recovers blocked punt in end zone (Horn kick) StL—Roman Wilson 80 pass from Jayden de Laura (Napuunoa kick) Pun—Tamatoa Falatea 66 pass from Brady (Horn kick) StL—de Laura 5 […]

Saint Louis DL added to Polynesian Bowl

By Billy Hull on September 13, 2018

Saint Louis defensive lineman Gino Quinones has been selected a Polynesian Bowl All-Star. Quinones, who made a commitment to Southern California in May after receiving an offer from the Trojans, joins Crusaders teammate Faatui Tuitele in the annual high school football all-star game set for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Aloha Stadium. For the most updated list of players selected, click here. Saint Louis lists Quinones at 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds. He committed to USC shortly after being offered while […]

Saint Louis drops a spot to No. 12

By Billy Hull on September 10, 2018

Despite a 30-14 win over Kahuku, ranked No. 2 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10, two-time defending state champion Saint Louis dropped a spot in the USA Today Super 25 released today. The Crusaders (3-0), who remained at No. 10 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25, dropped to No. 12 in the USA Today rankings. Saint Louis was passed by Miami Central (Fla.), which actually lost a game over the weekend. The Rockets lost in five overtimes to No. 6 St. […]

VIDEO: Saint Louis-Kahuku highlights

By Paul Honda on September 8, 2018

Game scoring highlights from the showdown between No. 1 Saint Louis and No. 2 Kahuku at Aloha Stadium. Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Saint Louis prevailed 30-14.

Wilson a master of the route tree for Crusaders

By Paul Honda on September 8, 2018

There is so much talent and depth in the Saint Louis receiving corps. It’s no lie, any of the four starters, or even reserves, can step up with a 100-yard game. That’s the beauty of a balanced passing attack with a superior offensive line and a quarterback like Jayden de Laura. For Roman Wilson, coming back from injury means having an opportunity to contribute as a junior as Saint Louis goes after a third straight state championship. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound […]

6 first-half sacks power Saint Louis over Kahuku, 30-14

By Paul Honda on September 7, 2018

There are no easy wins over a Goliath like Kahuku. Not even for mighty Saint Louis. Yet, the Crusaders’ vaunted defense was stellar in a 30-14 win on Friday night in a clash between the state’s top two football teams. Saint Louis’ front seven wouldn’t let the Red Raiders move the ball. Kahuku had minus-22 rushing yards in the first half, including six Saint Louis sacks. Linebackers Nick Herbig (three), Jordan Botelho (two) and Kila Kamakawiwo‘ole (one) were active. So […]

GAME NIGHT 9/7: Kahuku/Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on September 7, 2018

No. 1 Saint Louis 30, No. 2 Kahuku 14, final Jayden de Laura 17-for-26, 194 yards and two TDs. Roman Wilson six receptions for 136 yards, two TDs. Crusaders with eight sacks: three by Nate Herbig, two by Jordan Botelho. At Aloha Stadium Kahuku (3-1, 2-0 OIA Open) 0 0 7 7 — 14 Saint Louis (3-0, 2-0 ILH Open) 3 13 7 7 — 30 SL—Garyn Napuunoa FG 29 SL—Dayton Sam 10 run (run failed) SL—Roman Wilson 80 pass […]