They haven’t played in two weeks, yet the Saint Louis Crusaders have found themselves in the top 10 in the country, out of it, and back in it.
The Crusaders (2-0), who haven’t played since a 47-7 blowout victory over Narbonne (Calif.) on Aug. 17, moved back up a spot to No. 10 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national rankings released Sunday evening.
(MONDAY UPDATE: Saint Louis moved up two spots to No. 11 in the USA Today Super 25).
Saint Louis, barring another weather issue, will finally get back on the field on Friday night at Aloha Stadium when it plays Kahuku in a matchup of the top two ranked teams in the state.
The two teams have ended the last three prep football seasons at Aloha Stadium with Saint Louis winning consecutive top-tier state titles after the Kahuku won it all in 2015.
Kahuku and Saint Louis have split the last 14 meetings dating back to 1997. The Crusaders have won three of the last four meetings.
Saint Louis moved ahead of Grayson (Ga.), which lost to Bergen Catholic (N.J.) on Friday.
St. John’s College (Washington D.C.), with Kahuku transfer Sol-Jay Maiava at quarterback, moved up to No. 4 after thrashing back-to-back Alabama 7A state champion Hoover 42-14. Maiava finished with more than 250 yards and three touchdowns in the game.
Maiava and his crew play No. 11 Central (Fla.) and No. 5 IMG Academy (Fla.) over the next two weeks.
St. John Bosco (Calif.) remained No. 1 after beating Mililani 52-14.