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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 […]

GAME NIGHT 12/21: Saint Louis/St. Thomas Aquinas

By Billy Hull on December 21, 2019

St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) 35, Saint Louis 19 ———- FiNAL. Saint Louis (12-1) sees its 38-game winning streak come to an end. BOX SCORE At Fertitta Field Saint Louis (12-1) 13 6 0 0 — 19 St. Thomas Aquinas (15-0) 7 14 14 0 — 35 StA—Antonio Johnson 32 pass from Zion Turner (Noah Botsford kick) StL—Roman Wilson 17 pass from Jayden de Laura (kick blocked) StL—Koali Nishigaya 8 pass from de Laura (Lason Napuunoa kick) StA—Marcus Rosemy 19 pass […]

Crusaders in business mode as battle with St. Thomas Aquinas arrives

By Paul Honda on December 21, 2019

Hoover Dam. UNLV campus. Most of all, buffets and practice. The Saint Louis Crusaders are in business mode in Nevada this week. They just won’t have one of the nation’s top linebackers in uniform when they face St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) tonight in the GEICO State Champion Bowl Series in Las Vegas. With Jordan Botelho back home in Honolulu, Coach Cal Lee and the Crusaders are counting on the next man up, the aptly named Laakea Louis, a […]

Saint Louis vs. St. Thomas Aquinas made official

By Nick Abramo on December 16, 2019

UPDATE: The game has been made official for 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Las Vegas. St. Thomas Aquinas has accepted an invitation to play against Saint Louis in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series on Saturday, according to Chris Chun of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association. The official paperwork from the Raiders, who are from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has not been sent in yet, but the school did make the verbal agreement today, Chun said. Paperwork is expected to be […]

St. Thomas Aquinas — Saint Louis’ potential opponent — wins Florida state title

By Nick Abramo on December 14, 2019

St. Thomas Aquinas won its 11th Florida state championship Saturday. The Raiders (14-0) from Fort Lauderdale rallied to beat Edgewater of Orlando 28-23 at Daytona Beach for the 7A title, according to the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida. The result is significant for Saint Louis (12-0). It’s not official yet, but the Open Division Hawaii state champion Crusaders are expected to play in the GEICO State Champions Bowl on either Dec. 20 or 21. Saint Louis coach Cal Lee previously said […]