Saint Louis enters Top 10 ahead of showdown with No. 15 Bishop Gorman

Saint Louis defensive back Brian Cox raised his arms to celebrate as safety Kamo'i Latu (15) came up with an interception against Campbell. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

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.


  1. Hau’ulaBoy August 25, 2019 6:25 pm

    Good luck St. Louis. Go represent island football. Showcase Hawaii and rep for everyone in the state. That’s coming from one true RR4L.

  2. Hau’ulaBoy August 25, 2019 6:32 pm

    Good to hear Sol Jay killin’ it and representing for the 808. Young Hau’ulaBoy doing big things. Always RR4L.

  3. ??? August 25, 2019 6:59 pm

    #1 Hawaii recruiting school vs #1 Nevada recruiting school is upon us this week.
    Both schools coming off blowout wins last week. Gorman’s 4 top transfers will find out if their eligible this week, let’s hope they are.

  4. Antt August 25, 2019 7:50 pm

    Bishop Gorman is the smaller team on paper but there all muscle and definitely the fastest and this the fastest team I’ve seen since tate martell junior year but I think it will be a good game BG 42-28

  5. notes August 25, 2019 9:24 pm

    it should be a good game. they both have the best players in their states that money can buy

  6. Good Story August 25, 2019 11:05 pm

    Ku Kia’i 808! Lets go St Louis!!! Cannot stand mainland people looking down on Hawaii Football.

  7. sls August 25, 2019 11:07 pm

    Does anybody know why Saint Louis never travels to the mainland?

  8. Reno dave August 26, 2019 1:10 am

    Last time they played Gorman spanked stl
    at the stadium. Was like 56-0 at half time but Gorman let up second half and stl scored 42 unanswered.
    Gorman 59
    Stl 14

  9. The Undefeated August 26, 2019 7:17 am

    Sour “notes”. Stop whining.

  10. Katosan August 26, 2019 8:02 am

    BG is way too fast for STL
    They will win by at least 20

  11. Vinny Tapu August 26, 2019 8:16 am

    @reno dave: please get your facts straight…it was 28-0 at the half. Matt Wright is not Cal Lee!

  12. ??? August 26, 2019 8:34 am

    @Reno Dave
    “aka” Vegas Dave, the same guy that said Campbell 49-14 over STL last week!

  13. ILH August 26, 2019 9:10 am

    Reno Dave, Bishop Gorman defeated Saint Louis in 2012, different Coach back then, Cal Lee was not there, well prepared this time under Cal and Ron Lee.

  14. kapakahi August 26, 2019 1:03 pm

    Looks like BG is legit this season……with lots of skill & speed…..and decent size…..

    If the Crusader pass rush doesn’t get home, the Campbell Saber game showed that the corners can be vulnerable against quality receivers… somewhat exposed by Titus Mokiao-Atimalala… well as even Zavier Ceruti (who dropped 2 TD passes in the end zone).

    Will be interesting to see what happens against BG if/when the Crusader pass rush doesn’t get home against mobile dual-threat QB Micah Bowens (a Penn State commit) [in the mold of UA QB Khalil Tate] leaving the secondary to contend with 6-3 WR Rome Odunze (a UW commit) along with some smaller quicker receivers.

    Also BG’s defensive secondary (especially their corners) look to be talented and might present a challenge for Sykes & Wilson…..such that Nishigaya & Silva might need to become the primary receivers……like when Chance Beyer blew up in last year’s game against Narbonne when Close & Wilson were somewhat neutralized by the Gaucho corners.

  15. Reno dave August 26, 2019 3:30 pm

    Everybody talking about coach lee wasn’t there in 2012, it doesn’t matter if he was there. Doesn’t change the outcome then and won’t change the out come this weekend.

  16. Hodad August 26, 2019 4:33 pm

    Best teams in the country are Catholic schools BC the can recruit and don’t have boundary limits. St Thomas Aquila’s has 31 3* or better. A relatively new team St. Francis in Baltimore has 21Power Five commits.

  17. ??? August 26, 2019 6:54 pm

    You going upset the STL alumni you talk like that.
    Their still in DENIAL about Recruiting!

  18. Kimo August 26, 2019 7:05 pm

    Hawaii’s best against the mainlands best. I want St. Louis to step up. Represent Hawaii high school football. Win or lose it’s all about the kids.

  19. Hawkish August 27, 2019 4:05 am

    ??? Bagging on Stl (recruit recruit recruit) with your gang of pseudo names Notes, Hodad and Go Figure is so redundant at this point and is likely indicative of a more serious bi-polar condition. Anyone can editorialize an SA article but real insight comes from observing these teams, preferably in person. You have zero insight yet you continue to bore us with your ill-informed commentary. Step it up girly boy!

  20. 808to702 August 27, 2019 6:39 am

    It was a fun game to watch in 2012. Half time score was 28-0 BG.
    The best against the best this time around again. Don’t sleep on the speed
    but then again don’t sleep on the aggressiveness. Have fun boys & play for
    your city!

  21. ??? August 27, 2019 10:32 am

    I state facts boy! For your information I been observing STL in person & from afar for years; why you so angered that the whole world knows STL recruits? It’s not illegal.
    The only one that needs to step up is STL against Gorman!

  22. Lou August 27, 2019 3:24 pm

    Time to get rid of this 2 year pilot OPEN. St.Louis average 42 points and undefeated the past 2 years on OIA teams. The purpose was to make it competitive? It aint. Why do you think Punahou and Kam is sick of it . It’s about state wide recruiting.

  23. All facts August 27, 2019 11:44 pm

    @ kimo
    Last year when St. Louis won the state championship
    Beating mililouis🤣, they were offered to play mater dei for a national tittle and guess what saint Louis did
    Exactly. How come no body talking about it.

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