Natural, technical disasters haunt Saint Louis at Mililani

Mililani's Vavae Malepeai eluded Saint Louis defenders for a gain during the Trojans' 63-47 win over Saint Louis in 2014. Photo by Krystle Marcellus/

It’s downright spooky.

This is the third time in the last five years that plans for a Saint Louis at Mililani football game have been disrupted.

In 2014, Hurricane Iselle passed by, causing the Aug. 9 Crusaders at Trojans to be put off for one week. Ultimately, Mililani prevailed 63-47 in a battle pitting Saint Louis sophomore Tua Tagovailoa against Mililani junior McKenzie Milton. Those two are being talked about as candidates for college’s Heisman Trophy right now.

That is also Mililani’s only win against Saint Louis in seven meetings.

In 2016, one quarter was in the books with the Crusaders holding a 7-0 lead when the lights went out. The lights came up briefly and then went back down. The game was canceled and not made up. That partial game featured Tagovailoa as a senior and Trojans sophomore QB Dillon Gabriel, who is now a senior.

Here we are in 2018 and with Hurricane Lane getting closer on Tuesday, officials canceled all football games in the state for this weekend, including Saint Louis at Mililani.

So what is it with these two?

“How does it happen like that?” Cal Lee asked rhetorically Wednesday afternoon. “Somebody upstairs thinks maybe we shouldn’t be playing.”

Like in 2016, no makeup game for 2018 will be scheduled, according to newly released schedules.

Mililani coach Rod York thinks there’s still a chance that the game can be made up in October.

“We should play the game, somehow,” he said.

York stressed the importance of staying safe and for the players to take care of their families as the hurricane gets closer.

“Every year it seems, we get hurricane warnings so you prepare for the worst, and it’s a little more intense right now because it seems like this one is going to hit.”

A silver lining for the Trojans, according to York: Three players, receiver Reichel Vegas, running back Kilifi Malepeai and defensive tackle Mykah Tuiolemotu, have extra time to heal from minor ankle injuries.

York said Gabriel was not going to be able to practice until Thursday due to a 104-degree temperature and strep throat, and receiver Kanoa Gibson is out due to a broken collarbone suffered Tuesday.

Saint Louis (2-0, 1-0 ILH Open) is scheduled to return to action Sept. 7 at Aloha Stadium against Kahuku (3-0, 2-0). Mililani (3-0, 1-0 OIA Open) is slated to play at St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) on Aug. 31. Bosco is ranked No. 1 in the nation by MaxPreps and No. 2 by USA Today.


  1. Jimmy H August 22, 2018 3:10 pm

    Football gods came through for Mililani who got pretty banged up against Kamehameha. They’re gonna need all the rest they can to represent Hawai’i against Bosco.

  2. anywaaaays!! August 22, 2018 5:46 pm

    Again, Cal Lee, the incessant ILH whiner, whines even more going so far as blaming god for all of this. Typical ILH Agenda bs. It’s getting tiring pointing out the obvious, but lucky thing my boys toomeke and awright!!! understand what it’s like to be born hated. RRFL!

  3. Hawaii born August 22, 2018 6:39 pm

    Lol you choose to be born hated.. ..its how you take it lol… us red raiders always like to play victim… just let the kids play.. if you wanna complain then why dont you apply for a job in the oia/ilh committee.. you gotta think theres a reason why kids from our side want to play somewhere else they see the drama in our community.. for a so called highly religious community we seem to complain the most,makes going to church look like a scam.. instead of being humble and not holding on to things we argue.. JESUS was born hated but you never read of him complaining this much

  4. T103 August 22, 2018 7:57 pm

    Ohhh man, anywaaaays!!!, being that we r in the middle of prepping for a hurricane, I completely forgot about u and ur conspiracy theories and what not, man bro, I’ve missed u, seriously! It has been a minute since I’ve read your commentaries , and since football season for h.s. is starting, I genuinely am looking forwarding to reading these blogs again. I ain’t even lying, I just opened a nice cold Pepsi and have a bag of pork grinds, and I’m just eating and drink my snacks, typing away, eagerly awaiting the comments to come rolling through. Thank you for making my nite, and also thank you ahead of time for making many of my future nights filled with laughter at the obscurity of it all! RRFL! bahahha Do u honestly believe that lee is actually blaming God not being able to play Mililani this weekend b/c the hurricane? U do realize it’s kinda just a figure of speech don’t u? do u always play the victim? Is it like that in all areas of ur life? Do u realize how u sound? Somehow I actually might think that your on the spectrum of austin, possibly Asperger syndrome? These are the types of people who truly believe whatever they believe and no one can change their minds, it’s the ‘funny’ people we watch on the first 4 episodes of American idol, u know the ones who honestly believe they can sing, but they really can’t and then are surprised when the judges tell them they actually can’t sing, but walk off the stage still believing they indeed are the best singers in the place. U aspy bro?

  5. Coach C August 22, 2018 9:08 pm

    Lol, do you other posters really believe annywaay is a RR fan? Lol. He’s doing the russia bot thing with reverse intentions. He’s that maniac, Education first from laSt year.

  6. Coach C August 22, 2018 9:16 pm

    Nothing worst then a bully calling someone autistic. That’s low.

  7. T103 August 23, 2018 5:21 am

    Actually if he was on the autistic scale it would all make sense, for the rants, and train of thought thats obviously absurd, and then I would move on b/c thats what it is, cuz no one who isn’t on the spectrum would have that train of thought. If u look at all the dialogue from previous threads, u can’t reason with him. I ain’t saying ‘oh look at u, ur aspy, ur stupid’, I’m saying ‘oh look at u, ur mento cuz thats ridiculous ‘. Now like I said, if he’s on the spectrum, no biggie, it would all make sense, I’ll move on, cuz it is what it is and u can’t reason with them. I ain’t bullying them or him or anyone on the spectrum, so please do tell me he’s on that scale so it would all make sense. Anywaaaaay always bringing up the ILH agenda in previous threads, but what, now get open division between OIA & ILH, which is awesome, hasn’t been that way in decades, and he was saying that was ILH fault, um no, reports were saying that was OIA’s decision to break away and play only public schools so many years ago. Now that they playing each other again, he still bring up blame on ILH. He always gonna find something bad to say about any ILH team/coach. haters gonna hate. And u gonna mention nothing of the fact that he saying Lee honestly blaming God for the hurricane for them not being able to challenge Mililani this weekend, he really does believe it doesn’t he? I guess he get all the energy in the world to voice his own personal agenda. Me, not so much, like I mentioned before, life is tough right now, so I need some good laughs to lighten the mood!

  8. surfsup August 23, 2018 8:25 am

    Gabriel is a senior

  9. Good Story August 23, 2018 10:00 am

    “I guess he get all the energy in the world to voice his personal agenda. Me, not so much…”

    Judging by the length of your posts. You not lacking energy yourself.

  10. Stay Safe August 23, 2018 10:34 am

    Gabriel is a Senior

  11. anywaaaays!! August 23, 2018 10:58 am

    “coach” c and the rest of the ILH haters can say what they like, but my boys toomeke and awrite!!! know what’s up. We all saying the same thing. we all know what it’s like to be born hated. as far as T103 or whoever this cal lee lover is, keep writing your novels on this page. it’s not like anybody is reading them anyway. RRFL!

  12. When & Where, u LMK!!!! August 23, 2018 11:46 am

    anyways, toomeke, and awrite…you guys just act tuff behind a screen LOL would never drop your name and meet up, you prolly all wanna be’s, and to be honest I bet y’all never EVER seen the field if or when y’all did play for Kahuku hahahahahah How’d it feel to fill water bottles during the games all the time???… typical rr4l, STL WILL bring an end to all this nonsense y’all always chatter about… prediction is Mililani vs STL in the championship! Kahuku has no chance !

  13. Coach C August 23, 2018 2:02 pm

    Just my thoughts, “no make up game is schedule for 2018”?? How can this be if ILH counts ALL games for their record? All OIA open have make up including Punahou/Farrington. I cannot see a big swing game like Mililani and StL. not happening. If I was Punahou, I would demand it. Also Play It at Mililani. What has StL got to lose? The game?

  14. T103 August 23, 2018 4:50 pm

    Funny thing Anywaaays, u reading um, u responded. Jus sayin’. Not a cal lee or ILH lover, just laughing at ur “victim” mentality.

  15. Trustno1 August 23, 2018 5:47 pm

    Does anyone know what Coach York means by CALLING TO THE OPENING? Heard this in an interview he had so I’m jus curious on what it means. Still learning…

  16. BOH August 23, 2018 9:40 pm

    Hurricane season always interrupts our local football games. And the threat only exists the few months that football season exists. smh!

    Hi Anywaaaays!! aka the Punahou grad, aka Education first

  17. TooMeke August 24, 2018 3:50 am

    Main thing everybody stay safe ova dea!

  18. Iesu love u! August 25, 2018 3:28 pm

    It would be nice to see St. Louis fly up to face Bishop Gorman if they won’t come down. The way they are playing I don’t think they could hang with Hawaii.

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