The Saint Louis Crusaders will put a 28-game winning streak and now a top-10 national ranking on the line when it plays Bishop Gorman on Friday night at Aloha Stadium in one of two games in the Aloha Football Classic.
The three-time defending Open Division state champion Crusaders moved up one spot to No. 10 in this week’s MaxPreps Xcellent 25 released today.
Quarterback Jayden de Laura had four touchdown passes midway through the second quarter and added a TD run in a 48-27 win over host Campbell, ranked No. 4 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser this week, on Friday.
Bishop Gorman is ranked No. 15 after blowing out Orem (Utah) 40-7 on Friday in its season opener.
The Gaels will play the Crusaders at Aloha Stadium for the first time since a 52-40 victory in 2012. Anu Solomon was the QB for Bishop Gorman in that game while Adam Noga rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns for the Crusaders.
Bishop Gorman has won 10 straight state titles in Nevada.
In the other game of the Aloha Football Classic, Mililani will host Liberty (Nev.) at John Kauinana Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m.
St. John Bosco (Calif.), who will play the Trojans in Mililani on Sept. 21, is ranked No. 3 in this week’s MaxPreps poll.
Former Kahuku quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava threw three touchdown passes for St. John’s College in a 48-0 shutout of Miami Southridge to open the season over the weekend. The Cadets are ranked No. 5 in the MaxPreps poll.