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Bishop Gorman’s defense a big test for Saint Louis’ offense

By Paul Honda on August 19, 2021

The weather report for Las Vegas read “smoky” on Wednesday. The Saint Louis Crusaders saw clear skies in South Point, where they’re staying and preparing for Friday’s battle with three-time national champion Bishop Gorman. In fact, despite a warning of “Unhealthy Air Quality for Sensitive Groups” on Thursday, the team is 13 miles from the strip and hasn’t noticed anything unusual. Temperatures are in the 80s near noon in Las Vegas and expected to dip into the mid-70s overnight, a […]

Low-key approach by Saint Louis as showdown with Bishop Gorman looms

By Paul Honda on August 18, 2021

Normally, there are scrimmages and a preseason game or two before the Saint Louis Crusaders take on a nationally-ranked opponent. There is nothing normal about these times. The Crusaders are in Las Vegas, having gonega nearly two years without an official football game. Ranked 30th nationally by MaxPreps.com, they will meet No. 13 Bishop Gorman on Friday night at Fertitta Field. “I’m just glad. I’m happy we’ve got a game going. I’m happy we’ve got the ILH schedule, so it’s […]

Game Changers: Hawaii’s pipeline to Bishop Gorman

By Paul Honda on August 4, 2021

LAS VEGAS — Temperatures had cooled to the 80s in sultry Las Vegas, but on this day, not so cool. The thermometer read 108 as players jogged onto the field at Bishop Gorman on Monday afternoon. It was 2:30 p.m., time for practice, Time to prep for the first game of the season against Hawaii powerhouse Saint Louis on Aug. 20. The Gaels were in stations, Bob Marley roaring through the sound system, and all was well — unless you […]


Evaluation process keeps Saint Louis staff, 100-plus players busy

By Paul Honda on August 1, 2021

Two scrimmages into preseason, the Saint Louis Crusaders got some confirmation about their core players. They also have a big question mark at a key position. Coach Ron Lee’s squad went 80 plays deep on Friday in a scrimmage with OIA powerhouse Mililani. Saturday’s matchup with Kailua was shorter, but also valuable. “We ran about 80 plays (against Mililani). Good work. Mililani is really good. They’re in midseason form. They’re very impressive. We just got through with Kailua. We didn’t […]

The master adaptor: Saint Louis center Ethan Spencer on UH

By Paul Honda on July 20, 2021

New system, old system, doesn’t matter to Ethan Spencer. He is a master of adaptation. The Saint Louis senior center committed to Hawaii last week and embraces anything that will come his way. Just don’t expect a disturbance in the force. “I haven’t really celebrated yet. Just living life normally for now,” said Spencer, now 6 feet, 2 inches and 275 pounds. “I think it’s just going to be any other day, if anything. My parents (Mellissa and Sean Spencer) […]

Talented and growing: QBs John-Keawe and Jaron Sagapolutele

By Paul Honda on July 19, 2021

The arms wars are growing in high school football. Whether they’re a part of it or benefit from the decades of development in passing talent, John-Keawe and Jaron-Keawe Sagapolutele are right there at the upper echelon. John-Keawe Sagapolutele enters his junior year with Punahou, nearly two years removed from a remarkable freshman season. Jaron, who enjoyed a major growth spurt and is now taller than his older brother, is a freshman slinger at Saint Louis. While John had an opportunity […]

Kekahi Graham’s summer fun continues with QB honors at Poly Bowl Combine

By Paul Honda on July 11, 2021

Kekahi Graham is having a summer blast, earning top-five quarterback honors on Saturday at the Polynesian Bowl Combine at Skippa Diaz Stadium. “I was trying to go out there and compete. It was a good experience with John (Keawe Sagapolutele), Jarin (Sagapolutele), Kini (McMillan) and Mana (Tarape),” Graham said. “It’s an honor to get an award from Polynesian Bowl Combine. It’s a great camp. I had a lot of fun. Hopefully, I can get selected as a participant for the […]

Saint Louis DB Kona Moore commits to Hawaii

By Paul Honda on July 9, 2021

Kona Moore is a Hawaii Warrior. The Saint Louis defensive back made his decision on Tuesday night and announced it on Thursday. He turned down offers from Army, Navy and Louisiana-Monroe. “I feel satisfied. I’m good. I’m happy with my decision,” said Moore, a 6-foot, 180-pound senior. “I decided on Tuesday night with my parents.” Saint Louis coach Ron Lee is stoked for one of his key senior leaders. “It’s great for him, well deserved. He’s the only starter we […]