Saint Louis finishes 9th in West Region

Ronson Young's team-best 470 receiving yards and eight touchdowns help lead Saint Louis to an Open Division state championship in 2016. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Ronson Young’s team-best 470 receiving yards and eight touchdowns help lead Saint Louis to an Open Division state championship in 2016. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The 2016 Open Division state champion Saint Louis Crusaders are ranked ninth in the West Region according to the final USA Today rankings released on Monday.

The Crusaders (10-1) knocked off Kahuku, 30-14, in the Open Division state final and won their final five games of the season after losing to Punahou, 33-20. Saint Louis finished 2-1 against the Buffanblu this season with wins of 64-44 in the regular season and 28-14 in the ILH championship.

The West Region in USA Today’s rankings includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.


Bishop Gorman (Nev.), which won its third consecutive USA Today national championship, was ranked No. 1. The Gaels went 15-0 this season including a 42-7 win over Kahuku.


The other teams in the top 10 were:

2. St. John Bosco, Bellflower, Calif. (13-2)
3. Mater Dei, Santa Ana, Calif. (13-1)
4. Centennial, Corona, Calif. (11-2)
5. Bingham, South Jordan, Utah (14-1)
6. Saguaro, Scottsdale, Ariz. (14-0)
7. Cathedral Catholic, San Diego (15-0)
8. Chandler, Ariz. (12-2)
10. West Linn, Ore. (14-0)

COMMENTS

  1. ??? December 27, 2016 4:39 am

    #9 until USA Today finds out about STL ineligible players who played in last years JPS all-star game. “FORFEIT”


  2. fan 1 December 27, 2016 6:55 am

    Quit crying… You all so jealous about St. Louis… St. Louis pounded Kahuku, thats the bottom,
    enough said…
    next year is another year… 2016 is just about to end… focus on next year


  3. Alpha December 27, 2016 7:03 am

    fan 1 December 27, 2016 at 6:55 am
    Quit crying… You all so jealous about St. Louis… St. Louis pounded Kahuku, thats the bottom,
    enough said…
    next year is another year… 2016 is just about to end… focus on next year

    So breaking the rules is ok?


  4. hossana December 27, 2016 7:11 am

    hey, ???: quit your griping about St. Louis……..don’t be a crybaby all your life….St. Louis pounded Kahuku and won the open div. State Championship fair and square…..and revealed what Kahuku is all about…..NOTHING when it matches up with teams of similar strength and power ….all their talk about going to Bishop Gorman….what a joke……they were outcoached in both the Gorman and St. Louis games,, both teams were more physical, faster, and talented against a Kahuku team that was supposed to be a powerhouse but a powerhouse in name only against the weaker OIA teams……Oh, “cry me a river” ???? you crybaby…….Happy New Year.


  5. Observer5 December 27, 2016 10:52 am

    Come on ILH you know rules were broken and St. Louis used 2 ineligible players all season. In fact if ILH knew rules were broken, all season games are a forfeit, they cost Kamehameha a spot in state open playoffs.


  6. hwnstyll December 27, 2016 11:50 am

    You guys need to learn sportsmanship, this back and forth all year is childish.
    First off STL did not pound Kahuku, if not for the fumble Kahuku would have won again.
    Second, Juinors should never play in all star games and never have before last year.
    Get over it. STL did win the game fair and square and that is all that should be remembered.


  7. rrforlifebaby December 27, 2016 2:06 pm

    Outcoached? I’ll agree with that.
    Outplayed? Tua was a beast and their D played big.
    Pounded? Y’all must be smocking something. Pounded is what Big Red did to the Crusaders 2 years ago when the game was over at the half.

    But past is past.

    Anyway, I’m not sure what ??? is talking about. If this person read the article, the ineligibility of the players had nothing to do with rule breaking, grades, or what ever. It’s too bad the ILH has these limits for players, would’ve been good to see some of these kids play with the rest of the Hawaii boiz and bang heads with the Mainland and Samoan team.

    RRFL! but always supporting the 808 kids when they play out of state competition or move onto the next level.


  8. ilh December 28, 2016 12:26 pm

    Well said hosanna , St. Louis just out Coached and out played Kahuku .


  9. AllHail December 28, 2016 6:38 pm

    @BillyHull any updates on what the punishment is for St.Louis Players that violated the ILH rules about outside sports participation. The discussion went quiet in the other article.


  10. Alpha December 28, 2016 8:49 pm

    AllHail December 28, 2016 at 6:38 pm
    @BillyHull any updates on what the punishment is for St.Louis Players that violated the ILH rules about outside sports participation. The discussion went quiet in the other article.

    That’s exactly what they want to happen. Let it quietly go away since they opened up a can of worms. The all star practices are at Keehi lagoon tues-thurs 4-6pm. . . The boys can play, there’s no penalty (the ILH just proved it in the 2016 season).


  11. ??? December 29, 2016 5:03 pm

    @fan 1 & hossana,
    I won’t bring it up anymore!! Just stating the OBVIOUS. If YOUR ILH rules were broken something needed to be done and it wasn’t.
    Nuff Said……..


  12. ??? December 29, 2016 5:05 pm

    A year ago!!!


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