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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 […]

VIDEO: Lahaina-Kona highlights + Lunas homecoming

By Nick Abramo on November 22, 2017

In case you missed it, here is a video of just a few of the big plays from Lahainaluna’s 75-69 seven-overtime victory for the state Division II football championship last Saturday at Aloha Stadium: Also, here was the homecoming for the Lahainaluna football team upon its return to Maui. Video courtesy KimAnn N Dalton Magno on Facebook.

New field, bleachers for Kalaheo

By Paul Honda on November 22, 2017

More than a few passers-by have done a double-take along Mokapu Boulevard in recent months. That huge, silverish stack of metal is what has been missing for Kalaheo’s football and soccer teams all these years. Bleachers. A high, beautiful stack of seats in the year 2017. The work isn’t limited to spectator appeal, though. “The sprinkler system is in and when the roots come up, we start the process to new grass,” Kalaheo Athletic Director Mark Brilhante said. The length […]

Coaches, fans on start times, overtimes at states

By Paul Honda on November 21, 2017

The First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships had a different look this year. It looked quite well, even though it didn’t seem like that was possible. With the Oahu Interscholastic Association reducing its entry number from 10 teams in 2016 to just four, there was a question about how the tourney would stand. It was a success. For more, read today’s feature in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. >> Unprecedented First, the Division II state final turned into a record-setting seven-overtime thriller. […]

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 […]

Saint Louis sweeps top ILH all-star honors

By Hawaii Prep World on November 19, 2017

ILH and state champion Saint Louis, which completed its first undefeated season since 1996, swept the major awards handed out by the Interscholastic League of Honolulu on Sunday. Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro took home offensive most valuable player honors and linebacker Noa Purcell won the defensive MVP award in Division I. Cal Lee is the coach of the year. In Division II, Damien quarterback Marcus Faufata-Pedrina took home the top honor on offense with St. Francis defensive back Wembley Mailei the […]