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Saint Louis OL Kalan Ellis makes it two signees for Syracuse in islands

By Paul Honda on December 16, 2020

Kalan Ellis is heading to Syracuse. The Saint Louis senior offensive lineman made it official on Wednesday morning, signing a letter of intent to play for the Orange. “I feel great. I’m going to be the first on my mom’s side to go to college and get a scholarship. It’s my first time going to the East Coast to play ball,” Ellis said before a signing ceremony at the new Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Center. At 6 feet, 5 inches […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1941: Punahou, Saint Louis football teams stranded

By Jerry Campany on December 7, 2020

On this date in 1941, the Punahou and Saint Louis football teams were stranded on other islands when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor took place. Saint Louis beat the Kauai Army team 39-0 in Lihue behind Herman Wedemeyer the day before the attack and was primed to take on a combined Kekaha and Waimea team on Sunday. Punahou was on Maui preparing to play Baldwin when word of the attack caused the game to be canceled. Saint Louis won […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1973: Vincent Passas takes to the air to beat Punahou

By Jerry Campany on November 10, 2020

With the state tuned in to see two of Hawaii’s all-time great running backs on this date in 1973, Saint Louis quarterback Vince Passas took matters into his own hands. Passas threw for 178 yards on 11 completions to lead the Crusaders to a 30-0 win in front of 9,087 fans at Honolulu Stadium for the rare televised game. His effort took some of the shine off a matchup between Saint Louis running back Ed Kini and Punahou’s Mosi Tatupu. […]

Brother Power: Tua wins 1st start for Miami, Taulia leads Maryland

By Paul Honda on November 1, 2020

The weekend was nice, so very nice, for brothers Tua and Taulia Tagovailoa. Tua made his first start as a pro on Sunday, leading Miami over the Los Angeles Rams, 28-17. He didn’t have to throw often, completing 12 of his 22 attempts for 93 yards and one touchdown without a pick. The Dolphins took advantage of four turnovers in the second quarter to seize a 28-7 halftime lead. He fumbled in his opening series after being sacked by Aaron […]

Ron Lee on Tua Tagovailoa’s first NFL start: Mobility matters

By Paul Honda on October 20, 2020

Vince Passas is as surprised as anyone, and Ron Lee he understands what the Miami Dolphins could be thinking. When ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday morning that Tua Tagovailoa will be Miami’s starting quarterback, the general response from football fans was one of surprise. Starter Ryan Fitzpatrick is 3-3 so far this season and the Dolphins are in the playoff chase. “I was at a breakfast this morning, happened to look up at the television screen and he was […]

ON THIS DATE: Kamana Pimental saves Saint Louis from third loss

By Jerry Campany on September 23, 2020

On this date in 2011, Saint Louis needed every play to avoid a third ILH loss. Kamana Pimental scored from five yards out with 17 seconds left to break open a tie game and beat Iolani 42-35 at Aloha Stadium. The Crusaders enjoyed a 35-14 lead at halftime but Jordan Lee plunged in from a yard out for Iolani with 3:49 remaining. Iolani had a chance to tie it with 17 seconds left, but Reece Foy was sacked by Kamalei […]

Independence: Liloa Kapiko makes most of 2nd chance

By Paul Honda on September 19, 2020

Liloa Kapiko is making the most of his time in the midwest this fall. The former Saint Louis defensive end graduated in 2019 and went to San Diego State, and his journey of ups and downs nearly ended his football career. Kapiko is now at Independence Community College in Kansas. Even though football season was postponed to early 2021, the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Kapiko received a scholarship offer from Northern Iowa on Friday. “Coach Bryce (Paup), the D-line coach, he knows […]

4 Pac-12 offers in 4 days for Saint Louis junior OL La‘akea Kapoi

By Paul Honda on September 12, 2020

It’s a dozen scholarship offers now for Saint Louis junior La‘akea Kapoi. Earlier in the week, the 6-foot-4, 295-pound offensive lineman had a robust seven offers. Then came Southern Utah and Washington State. By Thursday afternoon, Oregon State tossed its hat into the ring. On Friday, Cal came calling. On Saturday, Colorado joined the party. That’s five offers in the last five days, one on each day. “The amazing thing is we’ve never gotten juniors that gotten that many offers […]