After just its fifth win in 28 tries — and first since 1977 in Ewa Beach — against Kahuku, Campbell is back to its highest ranking ever in the Star-Advertiser Football Top 10.
The Sabers are No. 4 after jumping two spots following a 28-27 win over the Red Raiders on Saturday night. The Sabers were No. 4 earlier this season before losing to No. 1 Saint Louis, No. 2 Punahou and No. 3 Mililani by a combined score of 150-35.
With Kahuku at No. 5, the Sabers (5-3 overall) have played the four best teams in the state in consecutive weeks. Campbell closes the regular season with back-to-back road games at Kapolei and Waianae and is in the lead for the No. 2 seed in the OIA Open playoffs behind Mililani.
Meanwhile, the Red Raiders (4-3 overall) have lost back-to-back games in the regular season for the first time since 1996 and dropped another spot to No. 5 in the state. It is Kahuku’s lowest ranking since Week 11 in 2014.
Saint Louis (7-0), which ran its winning streak to 22 with a 66-point win over Farrington, remains No. 1 in the state of Hawaii and jumped to No. 16 in this week’s USA Today Super 25 national rankings. The Crusaders are still No. 11 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25.
Nos. 4-6 were the only changes in this week’s rankings as Nos. 7-10 remain the same.
No. 8 Moanalua (7-0) closed in on No. 7 Kamehameha and is just votes behind the Warriors, who scored an impressive 27-0 shutout of Waianae led by defensive lineman Kupono Blake.
No. 9 Leilehua knocked off Damien 23-17 to hand a state tournament berth in Division I to No. 10 ‘Iolani, which gave up an early touchdown to Castle before rattling off 41 consecutive points with four TD’s coming from running back Kaua Nishigaya.
Nishigaya is tied with St. Francis’ Jonan-Aina Chaves with an Oahu-leading 13 rushing touchdowns this year.
The Saints and Hilo were the only other two teams to receive votes this week with two each.
TOP 10 SCHEDULE
Friday, Oct. 12
No. 1 Saint Louis vs. No. 6 Kamehameha at Aloha Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
No. 2 Punahou at Waianae, 7:30 p.m.
No. 5 Kahuku at Farrington, 7:30 p.m.
No. 7 Lahainaluna at KS-Maui, 7 p.m.
No. 10 ‘Iolani at Aiea, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13
No. 4 Campbell at Kapolei, 6:30 p.m.
Nanakuli at No. 8 Moanalua, 6:30 p.m.
Radford at No. 9 Leilehua, 6:30 p.m.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Feb. 18|