Crusaders’ Tagovailoa to get some rest today

Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will not start today's game against ‘Iolani. He is recovering from a sprained calf and coach Cal Lee believes it's best to give him some rest. Tagovailoa is healthy enough to play and will see action if necessary. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will not start today’s game against ‘Iolani. He is recovering from a sprained calf and coach Cal Lee believes it’s best to give him some rest. Tagovailoa is healthy enough to play and will see action if necessary. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Saint Louis junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will not start today’s game againt ‘Iolani, head coach Cal Lee told Hawaii Prep World this afternoon.

Tagovailoa sprained his right calf in last Saturday’s 31-27 victory over Kamehameha and was day-to-day for most of the week. The move is a precautionary one, Lee said.

“Tua says he’s fine and he practiced some,” Lee said. “But we didn’t want him running full speed and planting. He’ll play (against ‘Iolani) if we need him; if we really, really need him. We want to be careful and see how it goes.”


Sophomore Chevan Cordeiro will get his first start at quarterback for the Crusaders (3-0, 1-0 Interscholastic League of Honolulu). In spot duty, Cordeiro has completed 12 of 13 passes for 117 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in three games.


“He will get some experience, for sure,” Lee said.

Saint Louis is trying to go 2-0 in the league by beating Division I newcomer ‘Iolani (2-2, 0-1). Game time is 5:15 p.m. at Aloha Stadium. The contest precedes a marquee matchup at the stadium, with four-time defending ILH D-I champion Punahou (4-0, 1-0) taking on a challenge from Kamehameha (3-1, 0-1) at 8 p.m.

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