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Evaluation, development key for Saint Louis, Mill Vill in scrimmages

By Paul Honda on April 19, 2021

High school football has largely been frozen in the sultry confines of on-campus fields across Hawaii. In the midst of a global pandemic, it took the cancellation of prep football to open the door for actual competition: a school team and a club team. Saint Louis, which set a precedent during the winter by playing 13 exhibition basketball games, became the first school to play a football scrimmage in the 2020-21 academic year. The Crusaders scrimmaged the Mill Vill Trojans […]

Kamehameha opts out, Saint Louis to scrimmage Mill Vill again

By Paul Honda on April 16, 2021

It could have been something unprecedented. Instead, the first matchup between Saint Louis and Kamehameha on the gridiron since the 2019 season has been cancelled. The scrimmage had been scheduled for Saturday, but has been wiped out due to safety and protocol measures by the host team, Kamehameha. Instead, Saint Louis will now host the Mill Vill Trojans, a JPS club team, for a second weekend in a row. That scrimmage will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Saint Louis […]

Punahou, Kamehameha turn down chance to play at Aloha Stadium, TV coverage

By Paul Honda on April 8, 2021

For safety’s sake, Wendell Look wanted to see exhibition football games between private schools played at Aloha Stadium. Following a cancelled football year in Hawaii, it would have been nostalgic. Memorable. Epic, maybe. Instead, the ‘Iolani co-Athletic Director saw his intricately assembled plan come to a halt. Of all the plans laid out by the ILH’s football coordinator since last summer, this one wasn’t dependent on entities outside the private-school league. It wasn’t even at the mercy of the league, […]


Vince Nihipali, Ron Lee, Sterling Carvalho, Dean Rickard on status of prep football

By Paul Honda on April 7, 2021

The state of football remains unsettled for Hawaii’s high school players and teams. The lack of activity for football programs and players since the fall of 2019 could mean tough decisions are close at hand for athletes and their families this spring. There could be many more ready to transfer to the mainland to ensure a senior football season. Private-school football programs on Oahu are close to engaging in scrimmages and games on a limited, exhibition basis this spring. Saint […]

Spring is in the air — and so are football scrimmages for private schools

By Paul Honda on March 16, 2021

There’s nothing quite like the smell of synthetic turf, rubber granules and Baden footballs in the air. When practice resumed at Alexander Field on Monday, seniors Kilinahe Mendiola-Jensen and Kahanu Kia had all their prayers answered. “It’s just good to be back, be on the field, smell it again. It was nice. I was a beautiful day just playing football, seeing my teammates,” said Kia, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker. At Kalaepohaku, Saint Louis is in new-normal mode. In other words, […]

ILH football: One more delay, new start date is Mar. 15

By Paul Honda on February 22, 2021

The delay of football in the ever-shifting timeline of prep sports in Hawaii is no surprise. The Interscholastic League of Honolulu’s start date of the postponed football season was scheduled for today — Feb. 22 — but has been delayed to Mar. 15. The league had already cancelled most fall and winter sports. While public-school leagues cancelled football in January, the ILH remained persistent and consistent about keeping the sport alive in an academic year altered severely by the COVID-19 […]

Saint Louis junior OL La‘akea Kapoi on offers from Nevada, BYU, UCF, SDSU, USU and more

By Paul Honda on February 12, 2021

The tweets arrive daily for Saint Louis junior La‘akea Kapoi, a prized prospect coveted by college football recruiters nationwide. “It’s definitely, always good to get those kind of edits, especially things around the campus I haven’t seen before. Cool or important things about their school,” said Kapoi, a 6-foot-4, 295-pound offensive lineman. Since last summer, Kapoi has continued to run in stride with changes near and far. The high school football season, postponed by the Interscholastic League of Honolulu, is […]

Saint Louis OL Kalan Ellis makes it two signees for Syracuse in islands

By Paul Honda on December 16, 2020

Kalan Ellis is heading to Syracuse. The Saint Louis senior offensive lineman made it official on Wednesday morning, signing a letter of intent to play for the Orange. “I feel great. I’m going to be the first on my mom’s side to go to college and get a scholarship. It’s my first time going to the East Coast to play ball,” Ellis said before a signing ceremony at the new Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Center. At 6 feet, 5 inches […]

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