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The master adaptor: Saint Louis center Ethan Spencer on UH

By Paul Honda on July 20, 2021

New system, old system, doesn’t matter to Ethan Spencer. He is a master of adaptation. The Saint Louis senior center committed to Hawaii last week and embraces anything that will come his way. Just don’t expect a disturbance in the force. “I haven’t really celebrated yet. Just living life normally for now,” said Spencer, now 6 feet, 2 inches and 275 pounds. “I think it’s just going to be any other day, if anything. My parents (Mellissa and Sean Spencer) […]

Talented and growing: QBs John-Keawe and Jaron Sagapolutele

By Paul Honda on July 19, 2021

The arms wars are growing in high school football. Whether they’re a part of it or benefit from the decades of development in passing talent, John-Keawe and Jaron-Keawe Sagapolutele are right there at the upper echelon. John-Keawe Sagapolutele enters his junior year with Punahou, nearly two years removed from a remarkable freshman season. Jaron, who enjoyed a major growth spurt and is now taller than his older brother, is a freshman slinger at Saint Louis. While John had an opportunity […]

Kekahi Graham’s summer fun continues with QB honors at Poly Bowl Combine

By Paul Honda on July 11, 2021

Kekahi Graham is having a summer blast, earning top-five quarterback honors on Saturday at the Polynesian Bowl Combine at Skippa Diaz Stadium. “I was trying to go out there and compete. It was a good experience with John (Keawe Sagapolutele), Jarin (Sagapolutele), Kini (McMillan) and Mana (Tarape),” Graham said. “It’s an honor to get an award from Polynesian Bowl Combine. It’s a great camp. I had a lot of fun. Hopefully, I can get selected as a participant for the […]

Saint Louis DB Kona Moore commits to Hawaii

By Paul Honda on July 9, 2021

Kona Moore is a Hawaii Warrior. The Saint Louis defensive back made his decision on Tuesday night and announced it on Thursday. He turned down offers from Army, Navy and Louisiana-Monroe. “I feel satisfied. I’m good. I’m happy with my decision,” said Moore, a 6-foot, 180-pound senior. “I decided on Tuesday night with my parents.” Saint Louis coach Ron Lee is stoked for one of his key senior leaders. “It’s great for him, well deserved. He’s the only starter we […]

Saint Louis DB Kona Moore adds Hawaii to list of offers

By Paul Honda on June 30, 2021

The dominoes are picking up speed as Kona Moore makes the rounds. The Saint Louis defensive back netted a scholarship offer from Hawaii, adding to his previous offers from Navy, Army and Louisiana-Monroe. “I like how real and straightforward their coaches are with me,” Moore said of Hawaii. “They just keep it honest. They’re real believers in me.” Last Friday, the Warriors got a good look at Moore. “I’m really happy. I had a workout with them. I got to […]

Saint Louis is No. 30 in MaxPreps Preseason Top 100

By Paul Honda on June 29, 2021

Saint Louis is ranked nationally again, not that Ron Lee was expecting it. MaxPreps unveiled its Top 100 preseason football rankings on Tuesday, slotting Saint Louis at No. 30. A previous Crusaders’ opponent, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) is at No. 6. Mater Dei (Calif.) is No. 1, followed by IMG Academy (Fla.), St. John Bosco (Calif.), Austin Westlake and Thompson (Ala.). Saint Louis’ preseason foe on Aug. 20, Bishop Gorman, is No. 13. “We had no football, so that’s fine. […]

Saint Louis senior QB AJ Bianco back from West Coast

By Paul Honda on June 29, 2021

The heavy June run of unofficial visits by island football players includes Saint Louis’ glut of talent at quarterback. AJ Bianco, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound slinger entering his senior year, enjoyed his visits to Oregon and UCLA, sandwiching the Elite 11. After returning, he visited Hawaii. “It was good fun. I enjoyed the visits up there. Oregon is a little different now, still throwing the ball a lot,” Bianco said. “UCLA has Chip Kelly.” Bianco’s offers are from Hawaii, Nebraska and […]

Saint Louis RT La‘akea Kapoi commits to San Diego State

By Paul Honda on June 26, 2021

In the end, La‘akea Kapoi chose a path of his own. The Saint Louis offensive lineman committed to San Diego State on Thursday, turning down offers from 19 other football programs. He took recent trips to SDSU, UNLV and Syracuse before making his decision. Kapoi’s commitment is on the heels of teammate Jonah Savaiinaea‘s commitment to Arizona on Monday. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound right tackle has a 3.4 grade-point average. Summer has brought daily conditioning workouts at Kalaepohaku as well as […]