Saint Louis still climbing in national poll

Saint Louis receiver Roman Wilson caught a touchdown pass over Kamehameha’s Joshua Mahelona to help the Crusaders win the ILH title this season. Saint Louis will Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

The high school football season is still not over across the country. No. 12 Lake Travis (Tex.) will go for its seventh Texas state championship against No. 4 Allen (Tex.) on Saturday.

Saint Louis (10-0), which saw its season come to an end exactly one month ago today with a 31-28 victory over Kahuku, jumped up another spot to No. 16 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 released Sunday.

The Crusaders will finish the year as the highest ranked team nationally from Hawaii since 2012, when Kahuku finished 12th. Mililani finished No. 23 in 2014 and Punahou was 17th in 2013.


No. 1 Mater Dei (Calif.) locked up the 2017 national championship over the weekend with a 52-21 win over De La Salle (Calif.), which dropped from No. 15 to No. 25, to win the school’s first CIF state championship. Mater Dei never trailed at any point of the season.


Meanwhile, back home, Saint Louis landed nine players on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State football team released Sunday, led by offensive player of the year Chevan Cordeiro. Linebacker Noa Purcell was the only repeat first-team selection from a year ago.

The final national rankings for the 2017 season will be released on Sunday.

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