St. Louis, Pac-Five will play Southern California teams
By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer
Saturday's prep football doubleheader at Aloha Stadium will pit league against league.
Defending Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion St. Louis and Pac-Five will play teams from the California Interscholastic Federation South Section's South Coast League.
The Crusaders (1-0), ranked 25th by USA Today earlier this week, will face the San Clemente Tritons in the 7:30 p.m. feature. The Tritons were 8-3 last season, when they finished second in the league.
The Wolfpack (0-1), who lost their opener to Farrington, 20-14, will play the Dana Hills Dolphins at 5 p.m. The Dolphins were 4-7 in 2000.
It is the season opener for the visiting teams.
"We're looking forward to playing one of the best teams in the U.S.," said San Clemente coach Eric Patton.
Patton brought a team to Hawai'i before, but not when San Clemente lost to Punahou in 1995 and 1998. He coached the Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo, Calif.) team in 1993 that lost to the Crusaders, 13-7.
St. Louis, coming off a 42-0 win at NÔnÔkuli, has fewer games to get ready because of the revised ILH schedule. Coach Cal Lee hopes to get in as many of his players as possible. "But we want to win this game as well," he said.
In other non-league games, Kamehameha will play Timpview of Provo, Utah, at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Aloha Stadium.
Timpview (1-0), coming off a 42-6 league victory against Pleasant Grove last weekend, was 11-1 in 2000, losing in the state 4A semifinals.
Timpview coach Chad Van Orden said the trip to Hawai'i had been planned more than a year ago with the help of assistant Gary Clark. Clark coached at 'Aiea (1982-86) and Leilehua (1987-94) before moving to Arizona, then Utah.
"They do a lot of things similar to BYU, offensively and defensively," Kamehameha coach Kanani Souza said of the Thunderbirds.
The Warriors (1-0) beat Baldwin, 21-6, in Wailuku last weekend.
Yet another team from California will be here for the weekend. Kearny of San Diego will play at Iolani at 3:15 p.m. tomorrow. The Raiders (1-0) beat Kaimuki, 22-0, in their season opener.
The other three non-league games will be on Kaua'i. Honoka'a will play Kapa'a tomorrow, and Hawai'i Prep will meet Kaua'i Saturday. Both are 7:30 p.m. at Vidinha Stadium in Lihu'e.
Also on Saturday, Hilo will play Waimea at Hanapepe Ball Park at 7:30 p.m.
This week's games
Maui Interscholastic League
At War Memorial Stadium
- Maui vs. King Kekaulike, 7:30 p.m.
- St. Anthony vs. Baldwin, 7:30 p.m.
- O'ahu Interscholastic Association
- 5 p.m. JV, varsity follows 25 minutes after JV
- Kaimuki at Kahuku
- Mililani at Castle
- Campbell at Kailua
- Kalani at Waipahu
- Kaiser at Roosevelt
- Pearl City at Nanakuli
- Kapolei at Waialua, 6 p.m., JV only
- Farrington vs. McKinley at Roosevelt
- Leilehua at Wai'anae
- Radford at 'Aiea
- Moanalua vs. Kalaheo at Kailua
- Kearny (Calif.) at Iolani, 3:15 p.m.
- Honoka'a vs. Kapa'a at Vidinha Stadium, 7:30 p.m., varsity only
- Timpview (Utah) vs. Kamehameha at Aloha Stadium, 7:30 p.m., varsity only
- Hawai'i Prep vs. Kaua'i at Vidinha Stadium, 2 p.m., varsity only
- Hilo vs. Waimea at Hanapepe Ball Park, 7:30 p.m., varsity only
At Aloha Stadium
- Dana Hills (Calif.) vs. Pac-Five, 5 p.m.
- San Clemente (Calif.) vs. St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.