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Q&A: Saint Louis coach Cal Lee on ILH showdown with Punahou

By Paul Honda on September 19, 2019

There is Saint Louis, a dynasty reborn. There is the rest of Hawaii high school football. It’s enough to bring pride back into Crusader Nation as the team continues its quest for a fourth-consecutive state title. With all the hoopla and spotlight on the Mililani-St. John Bosco showdown set for Saturday, the ILH’s best teams are prepared to square off on Friday night at Aloha Stadium. Saint Louis has won 31 games in a row, including a recent 31-19 victory […]

Saint Louis jumps to No. 6 in the nation

By Billy Hull on September 16, 2019

Mater Dei’s win over St. Frances Academy over the weekend gave Saint Louis a boost in one of two national polls. The Crusaders remained at No. 7 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 with St. Frances falling from No. 2 to No. 5 after losing to No. 1 Mater Dei 34-18, but staying ahead of Saint Louis. In the USA Today Super 25, however, St. Frances fell below Saint Louis to No. 9. With previous-No. 5 Marietta (Ga.) losing to Grayson […]

One half is enough for No. 1 Saint Louis to pound No. 4 Kahuku

By Christian Shimabuku on September 14, 2019

Recent history repeated itself in Saint Louis’ shortened 28-0 victory over Kahuku at Aloha Stadium on Saturday night. The No. 1 Crusaders, winners of the last three state championships in the Open Division, dominated despite playing just a half of football. Before last year’s meeting in the state semifinals, Saint Louis and Kahuku had never played in mercy rule conditions. Saturday night’s game certainly appeared to be heading in that direction before a 15-minute delay occurred at halftime. A handful […]

Anthony Sagapolutele, Darrell Masaniai has Cal Lee stoked about Saint Louis D-line

By Paul Honda on September 14, 2019

The glass is half full in Cal Lee’s eyes. “We agreed, mutual agreement. We didn’t want to wait and see if the lights would go out again,” Lee said after the Saint Louis-Kahuku game was called at halftime with the No. 1-ranked Crusaders up 28-0. Saint Louis improved to 5-0 overall, 4-0 in ILH Open play. On a night when Kahuku was intent on asserting its ground attack, Saint Louis answered the call. It was a true test for the […]

VIDEO: No. 1 Saint Louis plays lights out vs. No. 4 Kahuku

By Paul Honda on September 14, 2019

Before the game was called at halftime due to weather conditions and flickering lights, top-ranked Saint Louis rolled to a 28-0 lead over a determined Kahuku squad on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.

GAME NIGHT 9/14: Kahuku/Saint Louis

By Christian Shimabuku on September 14, 2019

No. 1 Saint Louis 28, No. 4 Kahuku 0, FINAL ———- 10:00: 28-0 is your final. It was decided the lights weren’t safe enough to keep going. 9:58: Now both teams are gathering themselves, it looks like this thing may be called. Not official yet, however. 9:39: We’re facing at least 15-minute delay here at Aloha Stadium because a few lights went out. 9:22: Saint Louis gets a first down but elects not to call a timeout and takes a […]

Saint Louis creeps up another spot in MaxPreps Xcellent 25

By Billy Hull on September 8, 2019

St. Joseph Prep’s 34-30 victory over St. John’s (Washington D.C.) opened the door for the Saint Louis Crusaders to jump another spot to No. 7 in the latest MaxPreps Xcellent 25 released today. The Crusaders handled Kamehameha with ease, 42-7, on Friday night at Aloha Stadium to run their winning streak to 30 games. Defensive back Harvey Welch took an interception to the house on the second place from scrimmage and safety Kamo’i Latu also scored on defense for the […]

Takeaways fuel No. 1 Saint Louis’ rout of Kamehameha

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 6, 2019

Resilience doesn’t exclusively apply to times of adversity. Sometimes, handling success can present a challenge to be overcome. So when the adulation following Saint Louis’ victory over Nevada power Bishop Gorman settled, coach Cal Lee took to the task of keeping the Crusaders grounded heading back into ILH play against a traditional rival. “You have to make them focus, that’s the bottom line,” Lee said. “You have to talk to them, remind them, work them. Can’t just show up.” >> […]