Hosting 2016 national champ Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.)
, St. Louis (Honolulu)
scored 21 unanswered points over the first two quarters to cruise to a 31-19 win on Friday in the Aloha Football Classic.
Ranked No. 10 nationally by MaxPreps entering the game, St. Louis snapped an 11-game win streak for No. 15 Bishop Gorman in front of more than 12,000 fans at Aloha Stadium.
"It's a great feeling to represent our state and for the whole team to show the world that the 808 can play high school football as good as any team in the country," St. Louis linebacker and Wisconsin commit Nick Herbig
Video: St. Louis vs. Bishop Gorman highlights
Crusaders register a big win at Aloha Football Classic.
St. Louis quarterback Jayden de Laura
connected on 23 of 30 passing attempts for 297 yards and two touchdowns. He added 57 yards on the ground.
The Crusaders scored on their first possession, executing a 10-play drive that culminated with a 31-yard touchdown strike from de Laura to Michigan pledge Roman Wilson
"Jayden threw a beautiful pass and our offensive line players blocked well enough for me to score the touchdown," Wilson said.
Early in the second quarter, de Laura capped a seven-play drive with a 10-yard TD connection to Koali Nishigaya
for a 14-0 lead. The Crusaders made it 21-0 on the next possession as Kawaihinano Kalaukoa
ran in from five yards out.
Bishop Gorman finally got on the board late in the first half when Penn State quarterback commit Micah Bowens
found future Washington Husky Rome Odunze
for a 12-yard touchdown.
Gorman closed the gap to 21-13 in the third quarter after junior defensive back Charlotin Charles
intercepted a de Laura pass. Nine plays later, Bowens scored on an 11-yard keeper. The point-after kick failed.
St. Louis managed to slam the door on any comeback hopes by the Gaels when Herbig snagged a loose ball with seconds left in the third and returned it 11 yards to stretch the host's lead to 28-13.
St. Louis (3-0) has won 29 straight games dating to 2017 including three straight Hawaii state crowns.
The Gaels, who beat Orem (Utah) 40-7 to open their season, fell to 1-1.
In the other Aloha Football Classic contest that featured another set of top teams each from Hawaii and Nevada, Mililani won its battle against Liberty (Henderson, Nevada) 34-22 on Friday.
The Trojans (4-0) trailed 19-7 at halftime on their home field before piling up 27 points in the second half.