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Kekahi Graham returns, but Saint Louis loses 3 key players

By Paul Honda on May 22, 2022

Here today, gone tomorrow. Just like that, the Saint Louis’ losses are the OIA’s gains. Freshman quarterback phenom Jaron Keawe Sagapolutele is transferring from Saint Louis to Campbell. One of his big-play targets, sophomore wide receiver Kache Kaio, is en route to Kahuku. Another stellar contributor, 6-foot-2, 358-pound offensive lineman Iapani “Poncho” Laloulu, has left Saint Louis and is returning to Farrington for his upcoming senior year. Laloulu cracked the rotation last year despite the presence and talent of 12 […]

Campbell sophomore Kela Moore on first offer: SDSU

By Paul Honda on February 1, 2022

There are sophomores diving into the learning curve, taking their lumps and just trying to survive through the varsity football struggle. Kela Moore is not one of those sophs. The 6-foot, 180-pound sophomore is already one of the top defensive backs in the state. San Diego State got a jump on prospective competitors by offering the Campbell defender a scholarship last week. “I kind of didn’t really expect it either. But after school, coach DJ (Darren Johnson) would have me […]

Saint Louis playmaker Trech Kekahuna weighs offers from Nevada, UH, Boise State

By Paul Honda on January 28, 2022

The call him a beast in the weight room. Trech Kekahuna considers it his second home. At 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, the Saint Louis slotback benches 315 pounds and squats 465. He doesn’t his vertical leap, but he can dunk a basketball. Kekahuna, who also runs a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash, is stoked about his latest scholarship offer — from Nevada. Former Saint Louis standout Anthony Arceneaux is an assistant coach there. So is Nate Costa, who coached Marcus […]


AJ Bianco, Nevada and the Marcus Mariota/Jeremiah Masoli trail

By Paul Honda on January 19, 2022

AJ Bianco envisioned playing lots of basketball this winter with hardly a care in the world about much else. After all, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Saint Louis quarterback was committed to play football for Hawaii. Once basketball season ended, there would be ample time to get ready for a pivotal Warriors season in Manoa. Time changes everything, though. Controversy and the resignation of coach Todd Graham at UH has the program adrift, rudderless without a head coach. Within the past week, […]

Slow starts doom Saint Louis in a long season that started more than 4 months ago

By Jonathan Chen on December 23, 2021

Following a season that got off to a slow start, it seemed only fitting that another slow start doomed the Saint Louis Crusaders in Thursday’s 49-14 loss to Kahuku in the Open Division title game of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. “Tough one to swallow for sure,” Saint Louis quarterback AJ Bianco said. “This [game] is what you work (for), but we just have to bounce back. Hopefully the boys learn from this and can bounce back.” Before […]

The old, the new: Kahuku’s plan to dethrone 4-time defending champ Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on December 23, 2021

Yoda is not real, but Ron Lee certainly is. The guru of four-wide, “run and shoot” football at the high school level in Hawaii is in his sixth decade of coaching, and his offense remains a cornerstone at Quarterback High, a.k.a. Saint Louis School. Then there is young Luke, or Sterling Carvalho, a longtime assistant-turned-head coach at Kahuku. Under his watch, Team Smashmouth has transformed into Team Unstoppable. Facing OIA Open Division foes, the pride of the North Shore has […]

Saint Louis swats away Mililani’s final pass to set up state title showdown with Kahuku

By Hawaii Prep World on December 19, 2021

In a game where each team looked to be the better one at various points, it was Saint Louis who would come out the victors. The Crusaders’ 27-25 victory over Mililani in the Open Division semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships will send them back to a fifth straight title game, having won the last four. “Just super excited,” Saint Louis quarterback AJ Bianco said after the game. “We’ve been waiting two years for this. I couldn’t […]

Saint Louis seniors Kapoi, Moore, Spencer, Savaiinaea sign NLIs

By Paul Honda on December 15, 2021

Two years ago, the sophomore trench men of Saint Louis showed great potential, according to coach Ron Lee. As seniors, Ethan Spencer, La‘akea Kapoi and Jonah Savaiinaea have fulfilled the prophecy. Saint Louis won the ILH Open Division championship again, and the Crusaders are in position to secure a fifth state title in a row. On Wednesday, Spencer and cornerback Kona Moore signed national letters of intent with Hawaii, while Kapoi signed with San Diego State and Savaiinaea signed with […]