Liberty Patriots to play Saint Louis, Mililani

Mililani's Marcus Mafi, left, reacted with teammate Kingston Maae as time ran out in last year's 53-45 state championship victory over Punahou. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser.
Mililani’s Marcus Mafi, left, reacted with teammate Kingston Maae as time ran out in last year’s 53-45 state championship victory over Punahou. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser.

Liberty High School of Henderson, Nev., will play two Hawaii football powerhouses, Mililani and Saint Louis, on consecutive weeks in the upcoming season.

Drew Kobayashi, a Saint Louis standout receiver, and his Crusaders teammates take on Liberty of Henderson, Nev., on Aug. 30 at Aloha Stadium. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser.
Drew Kobayashi, a Saint Louis standout receiver, and his Crusaders teammates take on Liberty of Henderson, Nev., on Aug. 30 at Aloha Stadium. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser.

The Patriots, who went 10-3 and lost to Bishop Gorman in the Nevada Division I state semifinals a year ago, will play Saint Louis at Aloha Stadium on Aug. 29. The start time is TBA.

The following week, on Sept. 4, Liberty hosts Hawaii’s Division I reigning champion Mililani at Freedom Field on the school’s campus at 7 p.m.


The Crusaders did not make the state tournament a year ago, losing to Punahou in the ILH final.

The Trojans won the OIA title and went on to defeat Punahou 53-45 in the state final at Aloha Stadium.

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