Saint Louis moves up in national rankings

Saint Louis wide receiver Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe found the end zone for a touchdown against Narbonne (Calif.) on Saturday. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Despite needing a furious comeback to defeat Narbonne (Calif.) 56-50 on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium, Saint Louis moved up a spot in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 released Sunday evening.

The Crusaders (5-0) are ranked No. 23 in the nation following their 10th consecutive victory dating back to last season.

Saint Louis quarterback Chevan Cordeiro threw seven touchdown passes against the Gauchos (2-3), including four in the fourth quarter to wide receiver Mitchell Quinn, who finished with 232 receiving yards.


Cordeiro (1,303 yards, 14 TD, 3 INT) is now fourth in Division I on Oahu in passing while Quinn (18 receptions, 467 yards, 7 TD) is third in receiving.


Saint Louis is seventh in the West region behind No. 1 Mater Dei (Calif.), No. 6 St. John Bosco (Calif.), No. 8 Corona Centennial (Calif.), No. 11 Bingham (Utah), No. 12 Bishop Gorman (Nev.) and No. 22 Mission Viejo (Calif.).

Up next for the Crusaders is Kamehameha on Friday at Aloha Stadium.

COMMENTS

  1. ToppDoggs September 24, 2017 11:21 pm

    Bring your talents and humble attitudes and see what its like to be a champion. We will keep working our way up the national rankings while the rest of you crucify your coaches. #rep808


  2. TooMeke September 25, 2017 6:49 am

    Yeah – bring your talents and humble attitudes and get a free ride while you’re at it.

    BUT…if you’re not very talented, don’t bother…unless you like pay out of pocket…for a public-school level education.

    And oh yeah… “we don’t recruit.”

    That said, I’m glad we have a team in top 25. It will make the victory that much sweeter.

    RRFL.


  3. Hyn September 25, 2017 7:01 am

    Toomeke- just to clarify this for you no one on that offense was recruited. They were all there since intermediate or 9 th grade and worked their butts off to be where there at. Only because there starters don’t mean they were recruited. I know at least 6 out of the 11 on defense wasn’t either but not sure about the rest. Most of those kids on offense wasn’t even starters when they played intermediate. There good now because of hard work!


  4. Education First September 25, 2017 7:07 am

    TooMeke=TooHilarious. Your bitterness and envy made my day. Why don’t you take a knee during the playing of private school alma maters to protest. Might make your tummy feel better.

    I’m the HIP HOP DANCING KING THAT TOOMEKE WISH HE WAS BUT HIS WEIGHT MAKES HIS MOVES LOOK SLOPPY.


  5. rrfl September 25, 2017 7:53 am

    awesome win. where does narbonne rank nationally?


  6. Hard Work September 25, 2017 8:18 am

    HYN- The kids definitely put in the hard work but I think they and everyone else was tired of seeing Kahuku win, honking their damn horns from Halawa to Laie and holding their own personal parades after they’d win states. It got tiring REALLY fast and people around the state was smiling ear to ear when someone else won. Plus people on the windward side got a good nights rest without all the damn honking lol


  7. Rrforlifebaby September 25, 2017 8:35 am

    Congrats to the Saints. Any national ranking for any school, even if it is MaxPreps, is good for the state. I’m so over the recruiting thing. It is what it is. Looking forward to the playoffs.
    RRFL!!


  8. Dfuj September 25, 2017 9:25 am

    toomeke-thank you for showing us your public school education.

    sometimes its better that you don’t say anything and let people think you stupid than to open your mouth and let them know to stupid!


  9. Alpha September 25, 2017 10:28 am

    To be honest I don’t know if kahuku is the best team in the oia this year. Mililani makes a strong case and if Kapolei gets their act together they too can be a real challenge also.


  10. Coach C September 25, 2017 10:34 am

    You always spot the visiting team 1 td. The betting line shows the game was a draw.


  11. Coach C September 25, 2017 10:37 am

    Alpha, Mililani actually have the best of the OIA. Some from Kalihi, some from Halawa, some from PC. The real Mililani boys go play soccer or ride the pine for 3 yrars. I am not a Robot.


  12. phILHarmonic September 25, 2017 10:44 am

    Coach C- if this is true, that is unfortunate. Why dont the parents say anything?? I am not Mr. Roboto.


  13. Musubi September 25, 2017 11:34 am

    Coach C got it right but a few more communities from Ewa to Waianae makes that transition to mililani. But if they want to transfer to a team just because of a possible championship team and not play for community pride in their own district then go for it. It makes a win over a possible championship contender that much memorable of being an underdog!! I’m not a robot!


  14. Austin Chang September 25, 2017 11:35 am

    @Coach C Funny thing is that, there was a football player that lives in Halawa or Foster Village that goes to Farrington High school because of there football program crazy.


  15. Awrite!! September 25, 2017 12:51 pm

    Hyn, you do realize that kids dont just go from donut eating couch potatoes all their life and then all of a sudden transfer to STL in the 9th grade and work hard to make the team.

    They are trained in the youth flag football and big boy leagues by their fathers and coaches from 2nd grade on up, by the time they are in 5th and 6th grade you can tell which ones stand out. That is when STL and PUN scouts start making suggestions to their parents that the ILH route will benefit their kid more. Nothing wrong with those familys choosing to take their gifted and talent kid out of the public school system into the ILH. Better opportunitys better future and life.

    My neighbors daugther was an 8th grade stand out volleyball player at kalakaua middle school. The pun volleyball coach made a suggestion to the family. The family followed suit and ended up holding their daughter out one year after the 8th grade because her birthday was late, and then enrolled at pun for 9th grade. She supposed to be in 10th grade this year but is a 9th grader at punahou. The family is paying full tuition and I hope things work out for them because we all want our kids to be successful and blessed in life.

    The problem I have is when the ILH go the extra mile to make sure they are oppressing the OIA and the public school kids. Bad enough the ILH get first pick of all the elite talent around the island but to tilt rules and advantages to their favor in competition sports is flat out d!ckh3ad and greedy.


  16. phILHarmonic September 25, 2017 1:18 pm

    what do you mean when you say the extra mile? and how does this oppress public school kids?
    please, specifics if you can.


  17. Awrite!! September 25, 2017 1:37 pm

    What short memory you have, you dont remember last years strong arm tactic by the ILH to get 2 of their teams into the open division AND Iolani a guaranteed spot in the D1 div.?

    After Pun and STL got into the Open div, they made sure that both were in different brackets regardless of what the rankings were, this further increased the chances of an ILH team making it to the finals and winning.

    Kahuku was #1 while STL#2 PUN#3. In a true tournament the #1 and #4 ranked teams are in each others brackets while #2 and #3 in the other.


  18. Tokotoko September 25, 2017 1:43 pm

    This is a well deserved ranking for the Crusaders. In my opinion, I believe that if they are to remain healthy, the State Title is theirs to lose.


  19. Robocop September 25, 2017 1:49 pm

    I have great respect for Kahuku’s football program. They are nationally recognized, always tough as hell, defense always nasty. The kids themselves seem to be good, down to earth kids that want to play. It’s too bad Red Raider fans and alums ruin the idea people have of Kahuku.

    Article : St Louis national ranking

    “Blah blah recruiting, wah wah cheating, boo hoo unfair ….RR4L”

    The least you guy could do is leave out the “RR4L” when you want to whine on an article that has nothing to do with you. That way you won’t ruin the reputation of a community that has great pride in its team.


  20. Awrite!! September 25, 2017 2:20 pm

    How do you know that any comment that ends with RR4L is a real Kahuku person or just a troublemaker aka edufirst? PUN4L!


  21. phILHarmonic September 25, 2017 3:46 pm

    Awrite= Victim

    I just dont remember rants too well, cause thats what this is. How was it “strong arm”? what leverage was used? And who did it? All those people that voted for the format? Including the OIA peeps?

    And if you knew how it works 3 of the 4 teams in the D1 ILH declared state tier participation at the beginning of the season. By default Iolani got an auto berth because ILH D2 teams all declared participation for the State D2 tournament. Is it the best, nope, but there was no conspiracy.

    I think the last part is part way true. But, the revenue generated by Lulu vs. RR was incredible which I think was the plan “Kahuku” vs. ILH. Both leagues benefited from this I would say.


  22. Education First September 25, 2017 7:51 pm

    Awrite!! September 25, 2017 2:20 pm
    How do you know that any comment that ends with RR4L is a real Kahuku person or just a troublemaker aka edufirst? PUN4L!
    ———————–

    Yeah I guess making trouble means putting data that shows most Kahuku students are arguably the lowest in Hawaii. You should be thanking me. Instead you ignore it and continue to let your kids suffer. And I would never use a ridiculous tagline like PUN4L.

    Mine would be something like #canyouread? #canyoucount? #sesamestreetistoochallengingforkahuku


  23. Coach L September 25, 2017 7:54 pm

    Lots of comments this week…blah, blah, blah…Tua Man, will not redshirt…best QB, at reading defenses in the country don’t redshirt. Hurts, is a freakish athlete but, Tua must play to beat Clemson…Coach Saban, knows that…all 5 Star Frosh must get playing time.


  24. Just Me September 25, 2017 8:35 pm

    Some of you are real deal internet bullies. Its crazy to read some of your comments. If Education First is something of importance to you, are you doing anything to help with improving Hawaii’s education system? Or are you just gonna continue degrading these student/athletes?


  25. John soller September 25, 2017 9:03 pm

    Good great and awesome to be competitive. But make sure the competition makes sense. It isnt bout ILH or OIA. ITS ABOUT being real.

    ( ANY……high school FOOTBALLERS. regardless if the footballer represents OIA or ILH.

    Pound-4-Pound this small state of Hawaii produces more NFL talent than any other state PERIOD.

    Take pride in that…!!!!

    At the end of the day, regardless of national rank or state rankings, every team is only going to be good as who we play against. We need more nationally ranked teams to agree to play the pre-season or non-conference games during the beginning of each season. Hawaii is too small to limit ourselves. If we operated a mentality of: being the best high school football team in Hawaii, then we are setting the bar.

    RAISE THE DAM BAR….!!! All the football programs in the nation arent trying to be the highest ranking team in tbeir state, football programsin the mainland operate the mentality of being the best football program in the nation.

    CLEARLY…..!!!!

    ……I DONT KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING.

    But, i also understand that at the end of the day, everything has the power to encourage or discourage.

    And my mind, i dont care what ANYONE SAYS….! ……

    ….. ANY athlete from the 808 deserves any amount of support whatsoever. Wether or not that that athlete has been: RECRUITED, STOLEN FROM ANOTHER TEAM or wether that an athlete was even born in the 808. No time to waste on small-brainer stuff. Give props when props is due.

    CHEER HAWAII ON…………


  26. Brannon Bonner September 25, 2017 10:54 pm

    Great Game Boys, showed True determination with the comeback. Naborne had a hammah team and seemed as Big as college boys.

    Keep working hard boys…… Crusader Strong


  27. Education First September 26, 2017 2:21 am

    DISCLAIMER: I attended a summer school session at Punahou but was never a regular student there. Hard for my mom as a single parent to afford tuition and didn’t pass admissions as well.


  28. Chromatic September 26, 2017 2:48 am

    Why not cheer on ALL the student athletes, in All conferences, on ALL islands and give em ALL credit for making grades, being on time to practices, and for their love of the game instead of getting into trouble out on the streets. Lets support em!


  29. Education First September 26, 2017 3:32 am

    @Just Me…..I’m a cafeteria monitor at a Central District school and also teach afterschool jazz/tap dance to elementary students. Would want to do more but my asthma condition and limited transportation options make that rough. What are YOU for the youth of Hawaii, internet hero? What a JOKE you are.


  30. Education First September 26, 2017 3:39 am

    Meant to say “What are YOU doing for the youth of Hawaii”. It’s 3:30am and I can’t sleep and can’t type apparently.

    IM THE ONE ALL MEN TRY TO BE BUT ITS IMPPOSSIBLE. THERES ONLY ONE ME, I KNOW THATS HARD TO DEAL WITH BUT YOU MUST!!!!!


  31. Education First September 26, 2017 8:53 am

    Just Me September 25, 2017 8:35 pm
    Some of you are real deal internet bullies. Its crazy to read some of your comments. If Education First is something of importance to you, are you doing anything to help with improving Hawaii’s education system? Or are you just gonna continue degrading these student/athletes?
    —————-
    Yes I am bringing awareness to this school. But unfortunately, playing football, risking their brains, and making excuses is the M.O. for many people out there.

    I guess telling the truth is degrading. If they don’t like it, how about reading a book. There is no shame in starting from scratch as a high schooler with Clifford the Big Red Dog.


  32. Education First September 26, 2017 8:54 am

    Education First September 26, 2017 2:21 am
    DISCLAIMER: I attended a summer school session at Punahou but was never a regular student there. Hard for my mom as a single parent to afford tuition and didn’t pass admissions as well.

    Education First September 26, 2017 3:32 am
    @Just Me…..I’m a cafeteria monitor at a Central District school and also teach afterschool jazz/tap dance to elementary students. Would want to do more but my asthma condition and limited transportation options make that rough. What are YOU for the youth of Hawaii, internet hero? What a JOKE you are.

    Education First September 26, 2017 3:39 am
    Meant to say “What are YOU doing for the youth of Hawaii”. It’s 3:30am and I can’t sleep and can’t type apparently.

    IM THE ONE ALL MEN TRY TO BE BUT ITS IMPPOSSIBLE. THERES ONLY ONE ME, I KNOW THATS HARD TO DEAL WITH BUT YOU MUST!!!!!
    —————————
    I am famous!


  33. TooMeke September 26, 2017 10:36 am

    Hyn – just to clarify – one of my nephews was recruited by St LuLu a few years ago…in the SEVENTH GRADE… not because of grades… No… Purely based on his athletic POTENTIAL. He turned them AND Puns down (which I didn’t agree with)…because he wanted to stay home and play for Kahuku. I saw the offer in writing.

    See…I KNOW…they recruit…and they recruit E.A.R.L.Y. and often. And you know what? Good for them. And good for the students being recruited by ILH teams = better opportunities for all parties involved.

    Just stop saying “we don’t recruit.” Just making yourself look dumb…er… Just acknowledge and move on. I don’t have a problem with it. It just cracks me up that those doing the recruiting are offended when people state that truth.

    Moving on… Done beating the dead horse…


  34. Awrite!! September 26, 2017 1:23 pm

    @John Soller – STL has the potential to raise the bar and set their sights on national competition. Every father that has a son who is destined to be a great QB is smart enough to get his kid into the STL system to train under Vinne passas. Along with those future great QBs you will have great WR’s that will follow. That is why STL is always good because they have established a system and environment for kids at all positions to excel in football.

    STL, Bishop Gorman, MaterDei, Bosco etc…These are all football factorys, they recruit (and also attract) talented kids and put them into a system.

    Kahuku is a football town, its hit and miss every year with the kids in their small talent pool.

    But I do agree, we should create a Hawaii super team to play for a national title. I only see this happening at a school that has the resources and ability to do so, and that is either STL or PUN.


  35. Haynnn September 27, 2017 7:04 am

    although not everyone may like saint louis, it’s always going to be hawaiʻi vs everyone. A win for any hawaiʻi team is helping to shine the light on many more talented players here in the islands. If you can’t look at the positive in that then that’s pretty sad.


  36. Tom September 27, 2017 1:04 pm

    Education First September 26, 2017 8:54 am
    Education First September 26, 2017 2:21 am
    DISCLAIMER: I attended a summer school session at Punahou but was never a regular student there. Hard for my mom as a single parent to afford tuition and didn’t pass admissions as well.

    Education First September 26, 2017 3:32 am
    @Just Me…..I’m a cafeteria monitor at a Central District school and also teach afterschool jazz/tap dance to elementary students. Would want to do more but my asthma condition and limited transportation options make that rough. What are YOU for the youth of Hawaii, internet hero? What a JOKE you are.

    Education First September 26, 2017 3:39 am
    Meant to say “What are YOU doing for the youth of Hawaii”. It’s 3:30am and I can’t sleep and can’t type apparently.

    IM THE ONE ALL MEN TRY TO BE BUT ITS IMPPOSSIBLE. THERES ONLY ONE ME, I KNOW THATS HARD TO DEAL WITH BUT YOU MUST!!!!!
    —————————
    I am famous!
    ===============

    You’re famous alright. Famous for being an attention needy weirdo. What kind of guy repost his own messages and comments on them. Apparently this sorry boy.


  37. Dafun September 27, 2017 6:53 pm

    All of you saying St. Louis recruits, you guys don’t know what you’re talking about. As someone who has been around St. Louis as a kid along with throughout middle school and high school and has played football for St. Louis, we never recruited and it’s just the oia’s Excuse to have against us for losing. The parents decide to send their children to st Louis for a reason and that’s because our program legitimately is the best. Wouldn’t you think St. Louis would have bigger players or have more players that are faster or taller if that were the case? The recruiting on paper thing that you supposedly saw is bs. I would know every little detail about recruiting and there obviously is nothing going on. Parents just want their kids to go to a better school straight up. Let’s just stop making excuses that our program is better than yours and yours keeps losing and you have to take it out on us. STL4L


  38. TooMeke September 28, 2017 6:45 am

    LMAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOO @Dafun

    Don’t get your panties in a twist…

    They recruit. End of story.

    oh yeah and…RRFL (looks, and sounds, way better than STL4L – lol).

    Cracking up ova hea… you all salty… HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!!!!!!


  39. Dafun September 28, 2017 9:52 am

    How are we salty when u guys got it last year??? Haha good for you


  40. Ilh September 28, 2017 12:35 pm

    Mililani’s year to kick Kahuku out off O I A and State Championships


  41. haku September 28, 2017 3:47 pm

    toomeke – always funny that when fahuku loses they blame the ILH because the ILH recruits…funny how these new zealanders and guys from utah magically show up during basketball season and then are nowhere to be found after the season is over. c’man! I AM A ROBOT – From Utah here for Fahuku basketball!


  42. Coach C September 28, 2017 4:52 pm

    Why would anyone come from New Zealand or Utah just to play basketball for Kahuku??? Ivy league? State of the art facilities? Top notch coaching? Money? Promises of NBA? WHAT? Exactly, crickets……chirp,chirp. Wait, maybe they get to stay at the billionaire crib on the North Shore with access to a Lear jet to fly home after school. Yeah, that’s it.


  43. dafun September 28, 2017 6:26 pm

    yeah so keep that recruiting crap outta here blaming st louis for something that doesnt exist. dont be salty when YOU guys lose because thats all you guys got on that boring north shore


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