Despite suffering its first loss in more than three years, the Saint Louis Crusaders added another top-15 finish in the nation to its resume.
The four-time defending Open Division state champions finished No. 14 in the final MaxPreps Xcellent 25, dropping seven spots after losing 35-19 to St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series on Saturday in Las Vegas.
In the final USA Today Super 25, the Crusaders dropped just two spots to No. 8.
St. Thomas Aquinas, which finished 15-0 for its first undefeated season since 2010, finished the year ranked No. 2 by USA Today and No. 3 by MaxPreps.
St. John Bosco (Calif.), which beat Mililani 42-10 in September, finished No. 1 in both national rankings. Mater Dei (Calif.) finished No. 2 in MaxPreps and No. 3 in USA Today.
Quarterback Jayden de Laura, who on Sunday was named the Honolulu Star-Advertiser offensive player of the year, threw for 273 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in the loss.
De laura became the 17th quarterback on Oahu to throw for 6,000 yards in a career, but just the fourth to do it in two seasons (Taulia Tagovailoa, PJ Minaya, Jarin Morikawa).
He also wrapped up a senior season in which he threw for 3,725 yards and 31 touchdowns with 11 picks. Only Timmy Chang, Tagovailoa, Minaya and Dillon Gabriel have thrown for more in a season.
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