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Saint Louis SB Isaac Silva gets a shot with Syracuse

By Hawaii Prep World on March 24, 2020

The miles are many between Honolulu and Central New York. Dino Babers knows the distance, 4,816 miles in all — very well. So does Mike Cavanaugh and son, Blair. The former Hawaii linebacker and current Syracuse head coach, Babers, and former UH, current Syracuse offensive line coach, Cavanaugh, are on board with Blair, the quality control/special teams coach. They made Isaac Silva a happy young man on Sunday, offering him a preferred walk-on (PWO) opportunity. “My trainer, Marcus Kimura, he’s […]

Saint Louis’ 6-5, 350-pound OL Kalan Ellis gets first offer from Hawaii

By Paul Honda on March 8, 2020

Kalan Ellis is a tough guy to miss. Basketball court. Football field. The 6-foot-5, 350-pound Saint Louis offensive lineman wasn’t hard for Hawaii to find. The Warriors took a close look and made him a scholarship offer recently. Offensive line coach Sam Bennett made the connection. “Coach Bennett called me up. They were really interested in my film. Next thing you know, they offered me. It was within a day. They were really impressed. They like my size and my […]

Jayden de Laura returns to stomping grounds for Crusaders clinic at Ali’iolani

By Paul Honda on March 6, 2020

Their last day together wearing the navy blue and red was filled with the laughter and excitement of children. This was the kind of day Jayden de Laura won’t forget. He and his Saint Louis football teammates put on the home jerseys for a clinic at nearby Ali’iolani Elementary School, which de Laura attended, on a sunny, rainy and windy Friday morning. Among the keiki who ran routes and caught passes from the Washington State signee was younger brother Jayxen, […]

Ron Lee discusses his new role as head football coach at Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on February 18, 2020

The Lee brothers are changing roles at Saint Louis School. Longtime Crusaders head football coach Cal Lee is moving to defensive coordinator for the upcoming season. His brother, Ron Lee, will become head coach, up from offensive coordinator. The two have long been a major part of the success of the Saint Louis program, beginning in the early 1980s. “Cal wanted to give it up. He wanted more free time,” Ron Lee said via cellphone Tuesday morning. “There’s a lot […]

Saint Louis’ Stanley McKenzie plans to ‘bring it’ at Cal

By Nick Abramo on January 16, 2020

Saint Louis defensive tackle Stanley McKenzie usually goes big with everything he does. >> Plug up the line in the middle, deny the run and chase the quarterback? Got it. >> Bring his big bat to the plate for the Crusaders’ baseball team? Sure thing. >> Pile up 11 Division I college football offers from all across the country? You bet. >> Be a major part of Saint Louis’ resurgence as the team to beat in Hawaii, with four state […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Saint Louis Crusaders

By Jerry Campany on January 1, 2020

2019 TEAM RECORD >> 12-1 overall, 8-0 ILH Open Division HEAD COACH >> Cal Lee is 296-41-5 in 27 seasons total in charge of the Crusaders. KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> LB Mason Tufaga, 6-1, 181, Jr.; OL Kalan Ellis, 6-5, 290, Jr.; DL Anthony Sagapolutele, 6-0, 235, Jr.; QB AJ Bianco, 6-3, 180, So. SAINT LOUIS THROUGH THE YEARS: 1973-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 1970 McKinley Whether the 2019 Saint Louis Crusaders gave up their claim as the best Hawaii high school […]

Saint Louis finishes season in top 15 in the country

By Billy Hull on December 23, 2019

Despite suffering its first loss in more than three years, the Saint Louis Crusaders added another top-15 finish in the nation to its resume. The four-time defending Open Division state champions finished No. 14 in the final MaxPreps Xcellent 25, dropping seven spots after losing 35-19 to St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series on Saturday in Las Vegas. In the final USA Today Super 25, the Crusaders dropped just two spots to No. 8. St. […]

Saint Louis’ 38-game winning streak comes to an end in Las Vegas

By Billy Hull on December 21, 2019

Defending Florida 7A state champion St. Thomas Aquinas ended Saint Louis’ 38-game winning streak with a 35-19 victory in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series on Saturday at Fertitta Field in Las Vegas. Three Raiders rushed for touchdowns as St. Thomas Aquinas (15-0), which won its state title eight days earlier, shut out the Crusaders (12-1) in the second half. Saint Louis hadn’t played since beating Kahuku 45-6 to win its fourth consecutive Open Division state championship in Hawaii on […]