Saint Louis drops to No. 11 in MaxPreps Xcellent 25

Cal Lee's Saint Louis Crusaders are right on the cusp of the Top 10 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 this week. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Idle because of the threat of Hurricane Lane that wiped out its scheduled game against Mililani on Saturday, Saint Louis dropped a spot to No. 11 in the latest MaxPreps Xcellent 25 released today.

The top nine teams remained the same with Corona Centennial (Calif.) jumping ahead of the Crusaders to No. 10 after a 45-28 win over Orange Lutheran (Calif.).

Mater Dei (Calif.) was dominant in a 42-0 win over Bishop Gorman (Nev.) but remained at No. 2 behind No. 1 St. John Bosco despite forfeiting its first game due to the use of an illegible player. No reason was given in the rankings story.

The Gaels dropped to No. 25.

St. John Bosco shut out its second straight opponent of the season, beating Graces Memorial (Calif.) 56-0. The Braves allowed 9 yards of total offense the entire game.

Bosco will next host Mililani on Friday night at 4 p.m. Hawaii time. The Trojans are averaging 44.0 points per game during their 3-0 start with QB Dillon Gabriel throwing 12 touchdown passes without an interception.

St. John’s (Washington D.C.) College remained at No. 5 after opening its season with a 49-0 win over Johns Creek (Ga.). Kahuku transfer Sol-Jay Maiava started at QB for the Cadets and rushed for a TD and threw for another.

All four Texas teams in the rankings begin the season this week.


  1. Coach C August 27, 2018 3:35 pm

    damn sol jay. you break our heart. nah. good luck.

  2. Awrite!! August 27, 2018 4:11 pm

    Soljays transfer was smart – to further his development. He can do more for Kahuku playing on the mainland then he can playing for Kahuku. Think about it, he will open doors and he will give back to his community.

    Whats funny is York who is a defensive guy put his pride aside and LEARNED – aka went asking anyone and everyone – how to operate a high flying offense, and he figured it out….within only a few years. props!

    Kahuku after 30 years is still running the ball and has not developed a passing game, too much pride to ask for help and too much pressure from a certain segment of the community to win NOW, which means do what always got us there, smash mouth. Running smash mouth all these years stunted Kahukus growth.

    The current OC is a Kahuku legend from the 90’s but no one really knows what he brings to the table as far as ingenuity and offensive philosophy. His credentials and knowledge may be good enough to succeed at the High school level but lets face it…High school athletes are no longer playing to be successful in High school, they are playing to prepare for College/NFL.

    Kahuku only prepares defensive players and Olinemen for college/NFL. The head coach and OC need to show some sort of sign that the offense is being updated and the WR’s and QB’s can develop and prepare for college while playing at Kahuku. Until then, the younger high profile athletes will outpace the coaching at Kahuku and by the time they are in Varsity will seek better coaching on the mainland or in the ILH…..Soljay is a prime example.

    Soljays move is forcing the Kahuku program to rethink their approach and Sterling is smart enough to realize and adjust for that. Changes are finally being made and the biggest Red Raider grinch – papa smurf is finally on board, now we dont have to listen to his idiotic, uninformed, out-of-touch-with-football comments or armchair quarterbacking. #MaloClaw!

  3. TooMeke August 28, 2018 5:50 am


  4. Good Story August 28, 2018 10:07 pm

    Fo real

  5. Good Story August 28, 2018 10:12 pm

    …maybe Soljays move going bring World Peace and end Climate Change too.

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