Saint Louis QB Jayden de Laura proves he can hang with the very best

Saint Louis quarterback Jayden de Laura led the Open Division in passing yards and passing TD's. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The Saint Louis offense was Surgical and hot for a half.

Then it took some practical ball control, stellar defense and a sound finish for the nation’s 10th-ranked team to outlast No. 15 Bishop Gorman (Nev.) 31-19 on Friday night at Aloha Stadium.

Jayden de Laura was up to the task. After completing 17 of his first 22 pass attempts in the first half, de Laura finished 23-for-30 for 296 yards with one pick — on a forced pass in the end zone that got deflected. Mike Doss came up with the pick, a play that prevented Saint Louis from opening a three-touchdown lead.

“That was a good play on the defense’s part,” the senior quarterback said.

The Crusaders were the more poised team, at least until a torrent of penalties in the second half. But they were up to the task in all three phases, getting a 30-yard field goal from junior Lason Napuunoa to essentially ice the game with a 31-13 lead and just 5:02 left. There won’t be a party for this win, but the effect on a national scale will be eye-opening rather than measured.

“I think the guys, they take the victory, it wasn’t just for us, but for everybody on the island, especially the alumni,” said de Laura, who also rushed for 55 yards on 16 carries. “I think this is different from the other games we play against the other island teams.”

He wasn’t entirely surprised by Bishop Gorman’s defensive look in the first half.

“Throughout the week, we went over their coverage and their defensive scheme. Then they adjusted and went into cover-2, they went into their zone. We had to go back and adjust,” de Laura noted.

As for the celebration, there might not be one. No parade, even for a win over a national powerhouse like Bishop Gorman.

“We’ve got to get over this game already. It’s finished. We got that win. We live on it tonight, come back tomorrow and get ready for Kamehameha next week,” de Laura said.

One of USA Today’s takeaways from the game was de Laura proving he can compete with the best. You can read their reaction to the game by clicking here.


  1. Hawkish August 31, 2019 6:32 am

    Ouch ??? and Reno Dave what happened to your prediction that BG would win 59 -14 “easily”. 2 scrubs who always have it wrong but insist on talking out of their okoles. Way to go Stl keep representing the 808 while exposing the pseudo prognosticators.

  2. ~Kawika August 31, 2019 7:04 am

    Wow, Great Job St. Louis High School of Hawaii as they produce a convincing win against a power house in No# 15, Bishop Gorman of in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bishop Gorman who is now ranked #17 nation wide on MaxPreps. St. Louis is now ranked #10 nationally and needs to continue to win in order to stay on the top 10 board nationally. They cannot afford to stumble on any local games. Other noticeable in Northern Cali, 20# De La Salle, falls to No# 9, St, Thomas of Aquinas of Florida. See all the top 25 High School on MaxPrep Link: S

  3. ??? August 31, 2019 8:13 am

    Show me one post I made predicting a
    BG -State Louis score?
    I said State Louis will beat Campbell by 21 and that’s EXACTLY what the spread was!

    ??? August 23, 2019 3:02 pm
    After tonight’s game you will change your name to (Clueless Dave)! “I called it”
    STL by 21 with ease…

  4. ??? August 31, 2019 8:22 am

    Final score State Louis 48 Campbell 27 and if you use your math Edumacation that’s a 21 point win.
    I’ll be here ALL year!!!!

  5. ??? August 31, 2019 8:52 am

    It’s funny to hear that coach Sanchez is the “Dean of Discipline” educator at Bishop Gorman school,
    he can’t even discipline his own football team!

  6. Hawkish August 31, 2019 8:57 am

    ??? C’mon everyone knows that you use multiple nom de plures and you’re Reno Dave, Go Figure, etc and you da guy always railing on Stl recruit recruit recruit. Too tired. The Campbell score was meaningless Stl had starters out mid-way through 2nd quarter). ??? always changing the narrative and unwilling to give credit to the boys at Kalaepohaku. Das ok haters gotta hate.

  7. kapakahi August 31, 2019 8:59 am

    de Laura played his most disciplined game to date.

    Avoided pressure from BG #30 all night long by sliding up in the pocket to make his throw…..or sometimes taking off scrambling just at the right time. Must have played lots of baseball cuz was very adept at sliding to avoid any big hits…..for the most part.

    Didn’t try to play “hero ball” and made accurate throws to the open receiver (mostly Nishigaya) all night long. Only bad decision was to force that throw in the red zone that got deflected then picked in the North End Zone.

    Also did a great job running the option game to the left side into the short sice boundary while still getting the edge to stay inbounds when STL was obviously running clock at the start of the 4th quarter.

  8. All facts August 31, 2019 9:38 am

    @hawkesh chadddddup🤣 go play mater dei or sjb then stl can talk. This was the crapiest bg team ever.
    Kalani falcons could’ve beat bg last night. Plz….

  9. havagd1 August 31, 2019 10:16 am

    Kudos to the O line..gave the QB time for use his arm and legs in lanes that were created by O line sustaining their blocks..hope kid from BG going be okay..

  10. Bone 1 August 31, 2019 10:26 am

    Crusader Strong💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽

    Maybe this when will shut up the haters !!!

  11. Too Funny August 31, 2019 10:49 am

    Would that be the same Kalani team thats likely to lose to Kaiser 38-0 next weekend 🙂

  12. Too Funny August 31, 2019 10:55 am

    Big props to StL, they just are at another level. They win with class and talent and led by such an outstanding coaching staff. Nice to see Mililani win as well and we go 2-0 vs the mainland. I have no ties to either team just appreciate excellence…Congrats

  13. No Drama August 31, 2019 10:58 am

    @all facts Is that the same Kalani team that is going to get lit up by an unbelievable Kaiser defense this week? Offense coming along nicely too

  14. No Drama August 31, 2019 10:59 am

    Big props to StL, they just are at another level. They win with class and talent and led by such an outstanding coaching staff. Nice to see Mililani win as well and we go 2-0 vs the mainland. I have no ties to either team just appreciate excellence…Congrats

  15. Obama August 31, 2019 11:05 am

    Need Punahou to pull out the win at Long Beach Poly and Damien to win against STM and that would be a clean sweep for Hawaii teams. LETS GET IT 808!

  16. KalihiFB August 31, 2019 11:10 am

    De Laura had a lot of time and protection. STL ran more in the 4th quarter. The score would of been more if they played like the 1st half. For those hater saying they should play SJB or Mater Dei who is ranked higher, enough already. #10 beat # 15 last night and that is all that matters for the STL more so for the 808. With other local teams (Mililani, Kapolei) winning last night against the mainland teams, it helps 808 be recognized that we can compete with the mainland teams.

  17. Real Talk on HawaiiPrepWorld August 31, 2019 11:15 am

    as a Kahuku fan, i’m happy St Louis pulled out the W. when we playing each other, it’s Kahuku or nothin. but when going against the mainland, it’s 808 VS EVERYBODY!!!

  18. Leaked Info August 31, 2019 12:34 pm

    What’s sad is that they had a little scuffle after the game. This isn’t the first time I seen St.Louis get into an altercation after the game. They did the same thing in the Pylon tournament in Nevada. Players assaulted opposing team’s coach after getting eliminated, which turned into a huge brawl.
    They are the best team arguably in the nation. But don’t carry themselves that way. Got to work on that.
    808vsEverybody on and off the field

  19. notes August 31, 2019 1:36 pm

    when you just have a win at all costs and “recruit recruit recruit” mentality, sportsmanship and fair play goes right out the window, so i’m not surprised had one scuffle at the end of the game. props to saint louis for having the best team money can buy. maybe them and the whole ILH can just form their super teams and play a national schedule against other semi pro teams

  20. Hawkish August 31, 2019 3:09 pm

    Notes, ???, Go Figure, Reno Dave and All Facts hopefully I didn’t miss any of your multiple handles: yes BG was ‘nt good but you’re the same guy who said they would win 59-14 so C’mon Donald what’s your excuse now. Last night, STL represented all 808 high schools. Jayden, Koali and Jordan been playing together since I9 and Kalani Falcons days. Koali was at Iolani 6th and 7th grade and was never recruited by Cal Lee. Jordan and Jayden wanted to play at Stl and weren’t recruited as you falsely allege. HPW readers know Notes,???, Go Figure, All Facts has accidentally sent identical posts under different names many many times. Busted dodo boy. Try to step up your game Captain Obvious.

  21. Hau’ulaBoy August 31, 2019 5:09 pm

    Two of Koali’s brothers went to St. Louis. His other brother went Iolani last year. All the brothers are good.

  22. Coach V August 31, 2019 6:31 pm

    Hau’ula Boy is right on point. Kaua graduated from Iolani last year RB best player on last year’s team but very humble just like Koali and Kiani of Stl. Great job raising your kids Myles and Kawohi.

  23. MAKAKILO COMMUNITY August 31, 2019 8:03 pm

    Way to go crusaders and represent our state and school!!!

  24. Opinion August 31, 2019 8:56 pm

    All facts,
    The key to you and me is to stay drug free. LOL

  25. ??? August 31, 2019 9:53 pm

    Still living in a bubble?
    State Louis NO recruit!!
    , wah, wah, wah. It’s cocky guys like you that make people hate your team.
    State Louis is good nobody denies that, the boys are good, nobody denies that. The only difference is Gorman, Bosco & Mater Dei admit they recruit.
    You was probably STL 5th string with a ring. Lol 😂
    You was

  26. notes September 1, 2019 12:43 am

    LOL hawkish, or should i say EDUCATION FIRST??? how many times have you posted under different names? all people like you do is bash public school kids and bash kahuku for no reason at all except for the hate you have in your hearts. now everyone knows why we’re the enemies of the state

  27. Hawkish September 1, 2019 3:52 am

    ???/ Notes. Kahuku played really well last night on O and D. But equating Stl to a hostile foreign entity ” Enemies of the State” . I’m guessing your paranoia is treatable? If your PTSD stems from prior military service i sincerely apologize. if your anger stems from being hazed in HS for getting cut from the JV chess club, then I understand.

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