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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 […]

Saint Louis’ Jordan Botelho will not play in two bowl games

By Nick Abramo on December 13, 2019

Saint Louis senior linebacker Jordan Botelho will not be playing in two upcoming nationally televised bowl games as originally planned, according to Crusaders coach Cal Lee. Botelho is ineligible to play in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl all-star game. Lee does not know the exact reasons, although he does know it has to do with an off-campus altercation that Botelho was involved in that resulted in a court appearance. Botelho will not be […]

Saint Louis QB Jayden de Laura named Gatorade Hawaii Player of Year

By Nick Abramo on December 6, 2019

Saint Louis quarterback Jayden de Laura was picked as the Gatorade Hawaii Football Player of the Year, the Gatorade Company announced today De Laura is the 12th Gatorade football honoree from the Crusaders. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. The senior quarterback led the Crusaders to a 12-0 record and the Division I Open state championship this fall. The 6-foot, 180-pound de Laura passed for 3,452 […]

Cal Lee: Saint Louis’ GEICO bowl game is a ‘tremendous honor’

By Nick Abramo on December 5, 2019

Cal Lee wasn’t feeling well for a little while before the state Open Division championship game on Nov. 29. He missed the news conference three days before Saint Louis’ 45-6 victory over Kahuku. He was also not in attendance when linebacker Jordan Botelho was presented his U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey at the school three days after the title game. Maybe Lee was still fighting the bug. Or maybe he went into just a little bit of a hiding period […]