Saint Louis’ Tuitele a gametime decision

Saint Louis' Faatui Tuitele is gung-ho about playing in the All-American Bowl in San Antonio in January 2019. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Saint Louis junior defensive lineman Faatui Tuitele‘s status for Saturday’s Interscholastic League of Honolulu football Division I second-round championship game is unknown.

“Tui is a game-day decision,” coach Cal Lee said Thursday. “He hurt his elbow in practice and did not play last week. He will play next week for sure.”

Next week, the Crusaders (7-0) — the league’s first-round champion — will only be playing if they lose Saturday’s game against Kamehameha (4-4). If they win, they are overall league champions and will qualify for the Division I-Open state tournament to be held Nov. 10 and Nov. 18. A Saint Louis loss on Saturday would extend the ILH D-I postseason one more game — a rematch against the Warriors next Friday.

Tuitele, who is 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds, is a vital cog in the Crusaders’ front seven.

Tuitele has Division I offers from 18 colleges: BYU, California, Clemson, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina, Stanford, Syracuse, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington.


  1. Aleka-Moeava October 21, 2017 7:52 am

    A Gentle Giant with a Great Future ahead of him.

  2. anywaaaays!! October 21, 2017 8:07 am

    I wonder how much “benefits” he got from Saint Lulu and sacred hearts for turning on his own community? RRFL!

  3. dafun October 21, 2017 9:40 am

    really man??? come on stop being an ass

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