As is always the case, the 2019 high school football season will kick-off off the mainland. It all gets started August 2 in Hawaii.
For the third straight year, three-time defending Open Division champ Saint Louis will play a tough opponent from the mainland.
Saint Louis will face 2016 “mythical” High School Football America national champ Bishop Gorman (Nevada) on August 30 in the first-ever Aloha Football Classic. Last year, the 10-time Nevada state champs finished No. 42 in the HSFA 100. In 2016 and 2017, the Crusaders beat Southern California-power Narbonne.
The Aloha Football Classic, that will be played at Aloha Stadium, will also feature a battle between 2018 Open Division runner-up Mililani and Nevada’s Liberty High School. Liberty lost to Gorman in the state semifinals last year.