For those old-timers who look forward to seeing Saint Louis and Kamehameha play each year, Friday might be their only chance. Because of the newly implemented playoffs in the ILH, this could be the first time since 1968 that the Warriors and Crusaders meet up only once in a season. If one of the teams wins the ILH and the other loses to Punahou in the first round of the playoffs, it will be wait ’til next year.
And there might be something a little bit more than rankings and rivalry at stake. It’s only 2013, but the Warriors and Crusaders have split their meetings since 2009 and Kamehameha is more than just an annual underdog for the first time since the 1970s, when Cal Chai ruled the world.
Saint Louis-Kamehameha by decade:
2010-2012: Series tied, 3-3
2000-2009: Saint Louis, 16-5-1
1990-1999: Saint Louis, 18-5
1980-1989: Saint Louis, 16-3-1
1970-1979: Kamehameha 12-9
1960-1969: Kamehameha, 7-4-1
1950-1959: Kamehameha, 6-4
Even though the game frequently pitted two of the top teams in the state, it hasn’t been lacking in heroic performances.
>> Ed Kini of Saint Louis torched the Warriors for 208 yards in a 49-27 win way back in 1973, which still stands as the second-highest total for a Saint Louis running back in any game behind Kini’s 283 against ‘Iolani a month later.
>> Jeremy Higgins did Kini one better in 2008, throwing for 484 yards in a 55-28 win over the Warriors. That remains the Saint Louis club record for passing yards in the Prep Bowl and State Championship eras.
>> Jayson Rego has the most rushing yards for Kamehameha in a single game against Saint Louis with 190 in an 18-0 win in 2004. But the Warriors rarely run for a lot of yards against the Saints, getting a running back over 99 yards just 13 times in the 74 meetings in which a leading rusher was reported since 1972.
>> The Warriors do like to put up passing yards against the Crusaders, however, with four of their top six program highs coming against Saint Louis. Edmund Kamano leads the way with 296 in a loss in 2008, followed by Caleb Spencer in third with 282 in 2002, Makoa Camanse-Stevens in fourth with 280 in last year’s 34-23 win and Pono Kam in sixth with 258 in a 21-20 loss in 2004. Spencer holds the franchise record since 1972 with 312 yards in a 50-7 win over Punahou in 2002.
Series individual highs in the Prep Bowl and State Championship eras:
Saint Louis rushing vs. Kamehameha
Ed Kini, 208 yards in 1973
Saint Louis passing vs. Kamehameha
Jeremy Higgins, 484 yards in 2008
Saint Louis receiving vs. Kamehameha
Jeremy Tabuyo, 177 yards in 2011
Kamehameha rushing vs. Saint Louis
Jayson Rego, 190 yards in 2004
Kamehameha passing vs. Saint Louis
Edmund Kamano, 296 yards in 2008
Kamehameha receiving vs. Saint Louis
Maika Mataele, 152 yards in 2008
Most points by Saint Louis vs. Kamehameha
55 in wins in 2008 and 1992
Last shutout by Saint Louis over Kamehameha
34-0 in 2000. Saint Louis has shut out the Warriors 11 times in the series.
Most points by Kamehameha vs. Saint Louis
43-19 last year.The Warriors have shut out the Crusaders nine times in the series.
Most points combined in the series
83 – Saint Louis 55, Kamehameha 28 in 2008
Fewest points combined in the series
0 – The teams played to a 0-0 tie in 1969.
Biggest blowout for Saint Louis
51-0 in 1998
Biggest blowout for Kamehameha
35-6 in 1979
Record in games decided by 3 points or fewer, excluding ties
Saint Louis 6, Kamehameha 3
Record in games decided by seven points or fewer, excluding ties
Saint Louis 16, Kamehameha 12
Game-by-game Saint-Louis vs. Kamehameha
|9/28/12||Saint Louis||34||23||10/26/85||Saint Louis||35||22|
|10/28/10||Saint Louis||34||12||9/15/84||Saint Louis||14||11|
|9/4/10||Saint Louis||41||17||11/4/83||Saint Louis||2||0|
|10/30/08||Saint Louis||55||28||10/8/82||Saint Louis||26||17|
|11/2/07||Saint Louis||25||7||9/18/81||Saint Louis||20||14|
|10/20/06||Saint Louis||17||14||9/25/80||Saint Louis||21||7|
|11/5/05||Saint Louis||17||7||10/20/78||Saint Louis||42||28|
|9/25/04||Saint Louis||21||20||9/16/77||Saint Louis||32||22|
|11/3/00||Saint Louis||34||0||1973||Saint Louis||21||7|
|9/29/00||Saint Louis||31||6||1972||Saint Louis||7||0|
|10/1/99||Saint Louis||28||9||1971||Saint Louis||6||0|
|11/20/98||Saint Louis||37||12||1970||Saint Louis||34||13|
|11/4/98||Saint Louis||51||0||1970||Saint Louis||20||6|
|11/21/97||Saint Louis||10||3||1969||Saint Louis||6||13|
|10/10/97||Saint Louis||34||14||1967||Saint Louis||21||12|
|10/4/96||Saint Louis||37||0||1966||Saint Louis||21||0|
|10/5/90||Saint Louis||21||7||1955||Saint Louis||19||6|
|11/10/89||Saint Louis||21||0||1954||Saint Louis||25||7|
|9/29/89||Saint Louis||28||7||1953||Saint Louis||33||6|
|9/18/87||Saint Louis||21||3||1950||Saint Louis||14||0|