MC-Squared High School Spotlight: St. Louis Crusaders
The Lee brothers return to the sideline for the first time since 2001
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
By Jenessa Gladstone
Returning to the turf of St. Louis for the first time in more than a decade, coaches Cal and Ron Lee are ready for another run at a championship.
"Well, you know how time goes by so fast, it's been ten years so, it's a long time but it seems like yesterday," said Cal.
"It's amazing how we get up in the morning and can't wait to get to practice," added Ron, who is overseeing offensive coordinator duties.
With 15 prep titles to their name, the brothers have built the most powerful football dynasty in Hawaii.
However, this season, they'll jump into a more competitive Interscholastic League of Honolulu than they've seen before.
"Watching the Punahous and the Kamehamehas, the teams we're going to play, the Iolanis and so forth, they've done so many different things now," Ron said. "Just looking at the film and seeing the things that they're doing, we have to make some major adjustments."
Not everything will change though. The brothers will hold on to the same run-and-shoot offense fans have come to expect.
"You got to do what you know best. You can't just listen to someone talk and put in a whole new offense. You do what you know best and that's the way we do it," Cal added.
And, the starting quarterback spot is still up for grabs.
Training with guru Vince Passas, returning Ryder Kuhns and Tua Tagovailoa are battling to see who will be the one to execute the time-withstanding system.
As the Crusaders are searching for their first state title since 2010, anticipation of success looms heavily.
"We like that," Ron said."Not just the expectations of winning football. But we trying to get the discipline, the other things that we strive for when we were here the first time. And that's making good solid citizens."