Saint Louis jumps to No. 6 in the nation

Saint Louis receiver Koali Nishigaya (23) got around Kahuku defensive back Peter John Mataira (13) during the first half of Saturday's game that was called at halftime. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Mater Dei’s win over St. Frances Academy over the weekend gave Saint Louis a boost in one of two national polls.

The Crusaders remained at No. 7 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 with St. Frances falling from No. 2 to No. 5 after losing to No. 1 Mater Dei 34-18, but staying ahead of Saint Louis.

In the USA Today Super 25, however, St. Frances fell below Saint Louis to No. 9. With previous-No. 5 Marietta (Ga.) losing to Grayson (Ga.) 28-14, the Crusaders move up two spots to No. 6 in rankings released today.

Saint Louis, the unanimous No. 1 team in Hawaii, ran its winning streak to 31 with a 28-0 victory over Kahuku on Saturday that was called at halftime because the lights went out at Aloha Stadium.

Saint Louis will return to the stadium on Friday night to play ILH rival Punahou. Both teams are undefeated in league play at 4-0 with the Buffanblu also owning an impressive 45-0 win at Long Beach Poly (Calif.), which has since beaten Los Alamitos (Calif.) 20-14 before a narrow 27-24 loss to Serra (Calif.) on Friday.

St. John Bosco (Calif.) is now No. 2 in the MaxPreps poll and No. 3 in USA Today. The Braves will travel to the islands this weekend to play Mililani on Saturday at John Kauinana Stadium.

Oahu schools are 8-0 against mainland teams this season and 11-0 against out-of-state competition including two wins over teams from Canada and another over a team from Samoa.


  1. Cushion September 16, 2019 10:48 am

    I think stl would smash UH. The way they (stl) are playing now.

  2. C'mon Man September 16, 2019 1:31 pm

    If you believe StL would even come close to UH, then I have land to sell you…..

  3. Real September 16, 2019 2:04 pm

    I know you joking, but don’t even put St. louis and UH in agame discussion🤦‍♂️

  4. ??? September 16, 2019 2:17 pm

    My point proven about respect:
    #2 in the nation loses to #1 and still ahead of STL!
    Where you at Dr. Phil?

  5. Dr. Phil September 16, 2019 3:30 pm

    Oh my confused little Kota… So quick to pound your chest that you missed the very next paragraph…hahaha you read what you want to read and only use what you deem relevant to help support your simple minded arguments.

    “In the USA Today Super 25, however, St. Frances fell below Saint Louis to No. 9”.

    Your “proven point” is immediately discredited right below what you perceive as your “I GOT HIM NOW” moment hahaha Give you an “A” for affort there little guy…haha (don’t worry about correcting my spelling, it was intentional)

  6. Lou September 16, 2019 3:47 pm

    #1, if you believe St.Louis can handle UH, keep that cushion available next time you fall on your head.

  7. ToppDoggs September 16, 2019 5:18 pm

    We feed UH all its talent. Kings of the slopes and the valley!

  8. Lou September 16, 2019 9:20 pm

    Okay ikaika cushion . Lol. Joke brah, @1&8.

  9. Mahatma Gandhi September 17, 2019 4:10 pm

    They got to stop all these rankings of high school football teams. All it does is make win-at-all-costs football programs like St Lulu and Bishop Gorman recruit even more players. No rules, not standards exist in high school football regarding recruitment of players as it does in NCAA and NFL football. It’s the Wild West out there. no limits to recruiting at all.

  10. really September 17, 2019 7:22 pm

    @Mahatma Gandhi,

    Why do you even watch football in Hawaii? You are the angriest, saltiest, and most sour human being I ever encountered. You only come on here to cry.

    You must have a really sad life.

  11. CrusaderDad September 17, 2019 10:57 pm

    @Mahatma G – what type of recruiting standards do you propose??

  12. FBF September 18, 2019 1:10 am

    M Gandhi why do you call St Louis …. St Lulu ??
    It’s okay having ur opinion but Lulu come on bro R U 12???

  13. really September 18, 2019 6:19 am

    @FBF, Mahatma has a deep rooted issue with STL. It could be they cut him. His team got whooped by them. A player stole his gf. It could be anything. Who knows.

  14. GMH September 18, 2019 9:28 am

    Mahatma G….What happened??? Did St. Louis not recruit you??

  15. World Peace September 18, 2019 11:26 am

    People keep bashing St Louis and Punahou for recruiting. People don’t say anything about how heavy Mililani recruits players as well. Five of Mililani’s starters this season used to play for St Louis in the past but transfered to Mililani. The Iosefa brothers are from Waipahu. McKenzie Milton was from Kapolei. Vavae Malepeai was from Aiea. So much talent from Kalihi but how to they end up in Campbell or Kapolei? Everyone’s complaining about the corruption in the ILH, but never even mention what’s going on in the OIA. It’s a eat or be eaten time in Hawaii football. We should be proud that Hawaii football is getting the national recognition it deserves.

  16. notes September 18, 2019 10:02 pm

    “. It’s a eat or be eaten time in Hawaii football.”

    yeah, and you know why it’s like that? because the ILH recruited so much that now the other schools are forced to follow just to be successful. unlike you, i put kids and communities over profits, Education First a.k.a. World Peace a.k.a. whatever other user names you use to spread hate against public schools and kahuku

  17. Really September 19, 2019 2:41 am

    Notes you are ??? and Education First. Doubt you ever played a down of tackle football maybe an alternate on the intramural girls’ dodgeball club. Stop the hate and obsession with STL.

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