No. 76 Saint Louis beats No. 73 Kahuku for back-to-back Hawaii Open Division titles

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In game that ended at 6 A.M. Eastern Time, Saint Louis beat Kahuku 31-28 for its second straight Hawaii Open Division championship.

With under a minute to play, the Crusaders trailed 28-24, but quarterback Chevan Cordeiro’s 53-yard TD pass to Jonah Panoke with 37-seconds to play, gave Saint Louis the win and the state title.  Both Cordeiro and Panoke have given their verbal commitments to the Universitty of Hawaii.

Cordeiro finished 29-of-43 for 442 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions.

This was the third straight year that these two schools have played for the Open Division title.

Saint Louis finishes with a perfect 10-0 record and will move above Kahuku in the new High School Football America Top 100 national rankings that will be released later on Sunday.  Kahuku finishes with a 11-2 record with the Red Raiders only other loss coming at the hands of Bingham, Utah’s 6A state champ and currently ranked No. 17 in our national rankings.

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