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Coveted by Hawaii, UNLV, ‘Cuse, ASU: Crusaders loaded at O-line

By Paul Honda on August 13, 2020

There is no perfection in the earthly domain of football, but Rob Crowell is seeing something close to it with the Saint Louis offensive line. Since the start of calendar year of 2020, arguably the most chaotic in history, the opportunities for three returning starters in the trenches continue to grow. Left tackle Kalan Ellis committed to Syracuse two weeks ago. Right guard Jonah Savaiinaea added to his offer list recently with Arizona State and Syracuse. Right tackle La‘akea Kapoi […]

Syracuse joins chase for Saint Louis OL Jonah Savaiinaea

By Paul Honda on August 11, 2020

For months, the path to success at Syracuse appeared to veer through the Hawaiian Islands. That observation rang truer still after the Orange recently offered a football scholarship to Saint Louis offensive lineman Jonah Savaiinaea, who just completed his sophomore season. The 6-foot-4, 345-pound right guard also has offers from Hawaii, UNLV and Arizona State. “(Offensive line coach) Kevin Mawae of ASU and Cav (Mike Cavanaugh of Syracuse) reached out a few times,” Crusaders OL coach Rob Crowell said. “Because […]

Saint Louis OL Kalan Ellis commits to Syracuse

By Paul Honda on July 24, 2020

In February, Kalan Ellis experienced a first with a football scholarship offer from Hawaii. Saint Louis’ 6-foot-5, 358 -pound offensive lineman waited two months until his next offer arrived. Syracuse, with former Hawaii assistant coach Mike Cavanaugh leading the O-line, came knocking. By then, “Cav” and Ellis were texting daily. Though UCLA, Virginia and San Diego State entered the picture with offers later, Ellis never lost touch with Syracuse. He committed to the Orange on Thursday, capping a five-month odyssey […]

Top DL honors for Saint Louis’ Anthony Sagopolutele at FBU Showcase

By Paul Honda on July 14, 2020

The route from Honolulu to Naples, Fla., is worth the 14-day quarantine for Anthony Sagapolutele. The Saint Louis senior-to-be made the trip to Naples for the FBU Top Gun Showcase and earned a spot on the Top Defensive Linemen honors. The three-day event gathered the top football seniors in the nation at the brand-new Paradise Coast Sports Complex. In his tweet, the 6-foot-2, 260-pound DL called it an honor. “It was an honor to participate in the FBU Camp in […]

Saturday morning grind: Crusaders among early birds training on sand

By Paul Honda on July 13, 2020

Two hours of non-stop running and hurdling in the sand is exactly what some of the most dedicated student-athletes in the state want on Saturday mornings. Three of them, Saint Louis football players Tasi Tadio, Iona Purcell and Prince Solomon, barely broke a sweat despite the constant footwork and 20- to 40-yard sprints at Ala Moana Beach Park at 7 a.m. The training is coordinated by Liahona Youth Empowerment. Approximately 50 athletes worked out, including a few from the Hawaii […]

HHSAA: Fall sports likely to be pushed back 2 weeks

By Paul Honda on July 9, 2020

Athletic directors in the Oahu Interscholastic Association have not received official word about a change in the fall sports start date. According to Ian Scheuring of Hawaii News Now, however, the date is Aug. 19. Scheuring’s tweet on Thursday afternoon caught administrators off guard. That could change with an official announcement on Friday. The Hawaii High School Athletic Association has a statewide start date for football practice, Aug. 17, but that is expected to change — possibly because of the […]

ALMOST FAMOUS: 2001 Iolani Raiders

By Jerry Campany on July 1, 2020

Hawaii Prep World will highlight 10 of the best football teams in Oahu history that never earned a division, league or state crown. For a team to be on this list, it inevitably had to have suffered an upset loss that probably lived with the players and coaches for a long time. Teams are ranked by positive point differential, excluding the 2010 Kahuku and 2018 St. Francis squads that had games wiped out due to the use of an ineligible […]

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 […]