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Jordan Helle on AJ Bianco: ‘He reminds me of Andrew Manley’

By Paul Honda on October 12, 2021

AJ Bianco seems so familiar. Tall, strong and composed in the pocket. Able to lead through adversity. Self-motivated. Self-analyzing. Always getting better. The Saint Louis quarterback is featured in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound senior is starting this fall for the first time, and four games in, his coaches and former coaches-turned-analysts have observed a consistent growth by the two-sport standout. Perhaps one of the most comparable of quarterbacks past is Jordan Helle, who led Baldwin during its dynasty […]

Key double-dip victories for Saint Louis’ Open Division, I-AA squads

By Paul Honda on October 9, 2021

Two games, two victories for the men of Kalaepohaku. Only in this era of a global pandemic and no spectators (most of the time) at football games, Saint Louis football fans can enjoy two for the price of one. After the Saint Louis I-AA (JV) squad outlasted Kamehameha I-AA, 48-35, the Open Division Crusaders pulled out a 27-21 win over the Open Division Buffanblu. If ever there was a chance to examine the game of Ron Lee and Cal Lee […]

An elephant and more in Saint Louis’ bag of tricks, wrinkles

By Paul Honda on September 18, 2021

As ancient as the wheel, seemingly, the draw play still delivers a gut punch to the most dangerous and powerful defense. Saint Louis was in a quandary on Saturday afternoon as Punahou brought a mix of blitz packages, bringing quarterback AJ Bianco down four times before intermission. Calling the draw didn’t end Punahou’s sack-cessful afternoon, but it created a 38-yard touchdown run by Trech Kekahuna and a 49-yard jaunt by Jaysen Peters-de Laura as Saint Louis went ahead 28-17 by […]


Jaron Sagapolutele connects with Kache Kaio for 3 TDs, Saint Louis I-AA wins opener

By Paul Honda on September 17, 2021

Whatever label fans give Saint Louis I-AA this fall doesn’t matter. Quarterback Jaron Sagapolutele and wide receiver Kache Kaio have one of the best connections in the state regardless of classification. Kaio, a 6 feet, 1 inch and 200 pounds, simply overwhelmed Damien’s secondary and caught touchdown passes of 24, 15 and 36 yards in the first half as the Crusaders stifled Damien, 34-14, on Friday night at Aloha Stadium. Saint Louis I-AA, comprised of freshmen and sophomores, had already […]

Kamehameha-Saint Louis postponed, Damien/Pac-Five moves to Aloha Stadium

By Paul Honda on September 8, 2021

Another week of ILH football and another schedule change. With the Saint Louis-Kamehameha game postponed due to COVID-19 protools, the Damien/Pac-Five contest scheduled for Saturday will now be the featured 7:30 p.m. game on Friday at Aloha Stadium. The 5 p.m. matchup between ‘Iolani and Kamehameha I-AA remains the same. Damien and Pac-Five had been slated to meet on Saturday morning at Saint Louis’ field. This marks the third time an ILH football game has been pushed back due to […]

Say it ain’t so: Friday’s Punahou-Saint Louis showdown postponed

By Paul Honda on September 1, 2021

Nothing ever goes as planned, at least in these times. The ILH showdown between four-time defending Open Division state champion Saint Louis and Punahou is on hold. The game was scheduled as the feature matchup on Friday at Aloha Stadium, but Billy Hull reported earlier today that the game will be rescheduled due to coronavirus protocols. No new date has been announced yet by the ILH. Punahou was 1-0 after a 33-28 win over Kamehameha last weekend. Saint Louis (0-1) […]

Pac-Five/Saint Louis I-AA football opener cancelled

By Paul Honda on August 26, 2021

Note: Adds comment from Pac-Five’s head coach. An ILH season-opening football game between Pac-Five and Saint Louis I-AA has been canceled. The Hawaii Baptist Academy Athletics Twitter page announced the cancellation. The game was scheduled to be on Friday, 5 p.m., at Aloha Stadium. No explanation was given for the decision, but athletic programs and schools continue to operate tight protocols regarding exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Dealing with quarantines is simply a part of the new normal. “Much respect […]

Coaches, media vote Saint Louis a unanimous No. 1 in Football Top 10

By Paul Honda on August 23, 2021

Saint Louis collected all 10 first-place votes to stand atop the Star-Advertiser football Top 10 on Monday. The Crusaders opened the season with a 42-21 loss to nationally-ranked Bishop Gorman (Nev.) on Friday. Coaches and media remained bullish on the four-time defending state champions in the Open Division. Saint Louis has won its last 35 games in Hawaii dating back to 2016. The 2020 season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following Saint Louis are Mililani, Kahuku, Punahou and […]