Buffanblu up to No. 12 in West

by Paul Honda on October 6, 2013

Dakota Torres celebrated with teammates Kainoa McCauley and Reupena Fitisemanu after a touchdown against Saint Louis. (Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser)

Dakota Torres celebrated with teammates Kainoa McCauley and Reupena Fitisemanu after a touchdown against Saint Louis. (Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser)

Punahou’s football team is up to No. 12, rising two spots in the weekly Student Sports West Region Top 10 released earlier in the week.

Punahou, 6-0 entering this weekend’s matchup with Saint Louis, was 14th last week. The Buffanblu leaped ahead of Hamilton (Ariz.) and Vista Murrieta (Calif.). De La Salle remained the No. 1 team in the region.

Punahou edged Saint Louis 35-32 on Friday to improve to 7-0 overall.

The West’s top team, De La Salle (Calif.) is ranked fifth in the Student Sports Fab 50 national rankings.

The West Region Top 20:
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)

1. (1) De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 5-0
2. (2) St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) 4-0
3. (3) Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) 4-0
4. (5) Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, Ariz.) 5-0
5. (6) Folsom (Folsom, Calif.) 5-0
6. (7) Serra (Gardena, Calif.) 5-0
7. (8) Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) 4-1
8. (9) Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 5-0
9. (10) Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) 5-0
10. (12) Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) 6-0
11. (4) Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) 4-1
12. (14) Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii) 6-0
13. (13) Central Catholic (Portland, Ore.) 5-0
14. (15) Servite (Anaheim, Calif.) 3-1
15. (17) Alemany (Mission Hills, Calif.) 5-0
16. (16) Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) 4-1
17. (18) Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) 4-1
18. (19) Camas (Camas, Wash.) 4-0
19. (20) Bellarmine (San Jose, Calif.) 3-0
20. (NR) Serra (San Mateo, Calif.) 2-1

Dropped Out: Previous No. 11 Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.).

West Bubble: Centennial (Corona, Calif.) 3-2; Chandler (Chandler, Ariz.) 3-2; Chatfield (Littleton, Colo.) 5-0; Davis (Kaysville, Utah) 6-0; East (Salt Lake City, Utah) 6-0; Elk Grove (Elk Grove, Calif.) 5-0; Hart (Newhall, Calif.) 5-0; Highland (Pocatello, Idaho) 5-0; Kamehameha (Honolulu, Hawaii) 6-1; Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove, Calif.) 5-0; Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) 3-1; Tigard (Tigard, Ore.) 5-0.

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