Ane looking to trip Lee for 4th straight year

Legendary Saint Louis coach Cal Lee faces one the toughest opposing coaches he has ever faced in Punahou's Kale Ane on Saturday.

If you had to choose one coach to possibly outwit Saint Louis legend Cal Lee, Punahou’s Kale Ane would be near the top of the list.

The legends will face off for the 15th time on Saturday at Aloha Stadium, and Ane can pull up behind former Damien and Pac-Five coach Don Botelho with his fifth win over Lee. Botelho went 6-35 against Lee in his career, while Ane is 4-10.

Ane can become the first coach to beat Lee in four straight seasons. He shares the distinction of beating the Crusaders three years in a row with former Kamehameha coach Kanani Souza. Souza beat Lee’s Crusaders once each from 1997-99.


Botelho (1984-85), Kahuku’s Siuaki Livai (2000-01) and Doug Bennett of Punahou (1990-91) are the only other coaches to beat Lee in successive years.

Only three Hawaii coaches, Dave Eldredge, Hugh Yoshida and Joe Kahahawai, are unbeaten against Lee. Mainland coaches Harry Welch of Canyon and St. John Bosco’s Jason Negro are also 1-0 against Hawaii’s winningest coach.


What makes Ane’s streak against Lee even more impressive is that he has done it three years into Lee’s latest tenure. Twenty-five of Lee’s 39 losses have come in his first three years in building a program. Lee is currently in his fourth year of his third stint as Saint Louis coach.


Coaches to beat Cal Lee (Record against Lee)
5 times: Don Botelho, Damien and Pac-Five (5-35)
4: Kale Ane, Punahou (4-10)
4: Eddie Hamada, Iolani (4-13)
4: Kanani Souza, Kamehameha (4-10-1)
2: Dave Eldredge, Punahou (2-0)
2: Siuaki Livai, Kahuku (2-3)
2: Dan Morrison, Punahou (2-13)
2: Doug Bennett, Punahou (2-4)
2: Mike Pavich, Punahou (2-5-1)
2: Al Torco, Damien (2-4)
1: Cal Chai, Kamehameha (1-1)
1: Hugh Yoshida, Leilehua (1-0)
1: Harry Welch, Canyon (1-0)
1: Blane Gaison, Kamehameha (1-13)
1: Wendell Look, Iolani (1-28)
1: Jason Negro, St. John Bosco (1-0)
1: Rod York, Mililani (1-1)
1: Vavae Tata, Kahuku (1-1)
1: Joe Kahahawai, Kailua (1-0)
1: George Naukana, Kamehameha (1-1)

UPDATED: DON BOTELHO HAS SIX WINS AGAINST CAL LEE, DOING SO IN 1974, 1982 TWICE, 1984 AND 1985 TWICE. A previous edition of this post ommitted a win for him in 1982.

COMMENTS

  1. "UNITY=STRENGHT" September 14, 2017 9:37 am

    Punahou looks Solid this season what a game down at Serra HS it will be a battle this Saturday “Know Your Teammates” Know your opposition” “Emotion is Energy in Motion”!!!:)


  2. Mahatma Gandhi September 14, 2017 10:09 am

    get real Jerry. It’s players that win games, not coaches. Spud Botelho’s Pac-5 teams only beat St Louis in the early 1980s, just before Cal Lee’s recruits matured into juniors and seniors. Don Botelho also had to recruit players to make Pac-5 competitive. I remember his early teams, then known as the HUMMERS, would get killed by other ILH teams. But those early HUMMER teams also had Samoan recruits. Their QB and receiver tandem of Lia Moevao and Tauanuu Lolotai. His Prep Bowl Winning teams of 1982 and 1985 also had numerous Samoan recruits. Pio Sagapolutele and Joe Onosai to name a few. Kale Ane and Punahou HAD to start recruiting to keep up with St Louis if they wanted a competitive football team.


  3. Mahatma Gandhi September 14, 2017 10:12 am

    no video of last week’s Punahou vs Kamehameha game? I want to see that long TD run by Stephen Barber.


  4. Douglas Hu September 14, 2017 11:43 am

    MG…why is it so difficult for you to get past the issue of recruiting? As a youngster, were you the only one out of your group of friends the ILH did not pursue? You’re a broken record…your stuff is old…get over it…


  5. Education First September 14, 2017 12:03 pm

    Douglas Hu September 14, 2017 11:43 am
    MG…why is it so difficult for you to get past the issue of recruiting? As a youngster, were you the only one out of your group of friends the ILH did not pursue? You’re a broken record…your stuff is old…get over it…
    ————————-
    Totally agree with you Doug!

    Recruit, don’t recruit. Who cares. A lot of crybabies on here. If we want to whine, let’s all collectively whine about how bad the academics are at Kahuku.


  6. Education First September 14, 2017 1:43 pm

    P.S., it’s the battle of Titans whose rosters are filled with polys from the North Shore, LOL. No difference in intellect between public vs private school players from Oahu’s Northside. It’s just that at Punahou these mercenaries are taken care of very nicely (“diversity” scholarships, classes and tutors for the sole sake of keeping athletes eligible, housing near campus for a select few by boosters, etc). I know many alumni and parents of “legit” students are upset at the admissions process and the enrollment slots taken away from disadvantaged students who aren’t athletes but that’s the way to go if you to be football kings. I never played HS sports because of my asthma but I have no complaints. DISCLAIMER: I went to Punahou summer school session once but wasn’t a student there.


  7. Education First September 14, 2017 2:08 pm

    Also, “Douglas Hu” = Fake Me. Notice how “Doug” posts today at 11:43am then the fanboy signs off, signs in again 20 MINUTES LATER as “Ed First” to back up his own self. Same grammar, POV, syntax, etc. Lonely Loser.

    I know you’re trying to be me, shadow. But you can’t. My awesomeness is just not duplicated as my many hip hop dance awards and broken hearted girls/boys back in the day can attest to.


  8. Education First September 15, 2017 9:52 am

    Education First September 14, 2017 2:08 pm
    Also, “Douglas Hu” = Fake Me. Notice how “Doug” posts today at 11:43am then the fanboy signs off, signs in again 20 MINUTES LATER as “Ed First” to back up his own self. Same grammar, POV, syntax, etc. Lonely Loser.

    I know you’re trying to be me, shadow. But you can’t. My awesomeness is just not duplicated as my many hip hop dance awards and broken hearted girls/boys back in the day can attest to.
    ————————
    Hey look it’s the biggest “wannabe” on the forums, aka “MY #1 FANBOY” the fake Education First.

    Buddy you are not as witty, intelligent, or creative as I am.

    But keep amusing me son.


  9. Education First September 15, 2017 9:56 am

    To Fake Education First:

    Why do you want to be me so badly? LOL. You know you can’t. But keep trying. It actually gives me something to do when I am bored. So thanks.


  10. TooMeke September 15, 2017 1:45 pm

    Mean – Edu is so schizo he can’t tell which version of himself made entries


  11. Education First September 17, 2017 2:33 pm

    LOL, the “shadow” me is back.

    I know you want to be me but you can’t. I understand but there can only be one intellectual and hip hop dancing 👑 and that’s me. So go back to your public library PC and google “get a life”. I didn’t play HS sports because of my asthma, what’s your excuse? Too uncoordinated?

    toomeke….you’re too confused and unattractive.


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