Saint Louis, the unanimous No. 1 team in the state, remained at No. 25 in the country in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 released Sunday.
The Crusaders (7-0, 4-0 ILH D-I) ran their overall winning streak to 12 games and have now defeated Punahou three times since their last loss — 33-20 to the Buffanblu last year.
Saint Louis will have a week off before playing the winner between Punahou and Kamehameha for the ILH second-round title. A Crusaders victory in that game would clinch the ILH championship and berth in the Open Division of the state tournament. Saint Louis wouldn’t play again until Nov. 10, making it possible the Crusaders might play just one game in 38 days.
In the win over Punahou, linebacker Jordan Botelho had three sacks and quarterback Chevan Cordeiro threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores. They both talked with Paul Honda after the game.
Here are some highlights from the game: