Maui sews up final state tourney berth

Maui defeated Baldwin 29-20 on Friday night to clinch the MIL title and return to the state Division I tournament. The Sabers travel to the Big Island to play No. 9 Hilo on Nov. 9. In photo, Maui's Naia Nakamoto ran in a state tournament loss to Hilo in 2017. Ron Paul / Special to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Maui defeated Baldwin 29-20 at War Memorial Stadium on Friday night to capture the MIL Division I championship.

The teams had split two previous games this season. The Sabers (5-5) won in the first round and the Bears (3-7) triumphed in the second round, leading to Friday’s title game.

The Sabers also wrapped up the state’s final state berth. They play No. 9 Hilo at Keaau on Friday in the Division I semifinals.

No. 5 Campbell took hold of the only other state berth still available going into Friday. The Sabers from Ewa Beach defeated Farrington 42-26 in the OIA Open third-place game at Aloha Stadium and move on to play Mililani on Nov. 17 in the state Open semifinals.

The full state tournament schedule follows.

Also below is a list of Hawaii teams with a state berth and all Hawaii teams eliminated from the postseason as well as the latest BIIF, MIL and KIF standings.

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Week 15

FRIDAY, NOV. 9
>> State Division I semifinal, Maui at No. 9 Hilo, 7 p.m.
>> State Division I semifinal, No. 7 ‘Iolani at No. 10 Waipahu, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 10
>> State Division II quarterfinal, Pac-Five at Roosevelt, 6:30 p.m.
>> State Division II quarterfinal, Kaimuki at Kamehameha-Hawaii, 7 p.m.

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WEEK 16

FRIDAY, NOV. 16
>> State Open Division semifinal, Campbell vs. Mililani, at Aloha Stadium, 5 p.m.
>> State Open Division semifinal, Kahuku vs. Saint Louis, at Aloha Stadium, 7:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17
>> State Division II semifinal, Kaimuki/Kamehameha-Hawaii winner vs. Kapaa, at Vidinha Stadium, 2 p.m.
>> State Division II semifinal, Pac-Five/Roosevelt winner at Lahainaluna, 4:30 p.m.

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WEEK 17

SATURDAY, NOV. 24
>> State Open Division championship game, at Aloha Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
>> State Division I championship game, at Aloha Stadium, 4:30 p.m.
>> State Division II championship game, at Aloha Stadium, 1:30 p.m.

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Open berths

>> ILH Open champion: Saint Louis (9-0)
>> OIA Open champion: Mililani (9-2)
>> OIA Open runner-up: Kahuku (7-4)
>> OIA Open third place: Campbell (8-4)

Division I berths

>> BIIF D-I champion: Hilo (8-1)
>> ILH D-I representative: ‘Iolani (8-2)
>> MIL D-I champion: Maui (5-5)
>> OIA champion: Waipahu (8-4)

Division II berths

>> BIIF D-II champion: Kamehameha-Hawaii (6-2)
>> ILH D-II representative: Pac-Five (4-4)*
>> KIF champion: Kapaa (6-2)
>> MIL D-II champion: Lahainaluna (9-0)
>> OIA D-II champion: Roosevelt (10-2)
>> OIA Division II runner-up: Kaimuki (8-3)

Teams eliminated from postseason

ILH Open
>> Punahou (7-3)
>> Kamehameha (4-6)
OIA Open
>> Kapolei (3-7)
>> Farrington (2-10)
>> Waianae (1-8)
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BIIF D-I
>> Kealakehe (6-4)
>> Waiakea (3-4)
>> Keaau (2-5)
ILH D-I
>> Damien (5-4)
MIL D-I
>> Baldwin (3-7)
OIA D-I
>> Moanalua (8-1)
>> Leilehua (8-3)
>> Castle (5-7)
>> Aiea (2-6-1)
>> Radford (2-8)
>> Kailua (2-8)
>> Nanakuli (0-10)
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BIIF D-II
>> Konawaena (5-4)
>> Hawaii Prep (1-7)
ILH D-II
>> St. Francis (1-8)*
KIF
>> Kauai (6-2)
>> Waimea (1-7)
MIL D-II
>> Kamehameha-Maui (5-3)
>> King Kekaulike (0-9)
OIA D-II
>> Pearl City (6-6)
>> Kaiser (4-4-1)
>> Kalaheo (3-7)
>> Kalani (2-8)
>> McKinley (3-6)
>> Waialua (0-9)

*-On the field, St. Francis finished 8-0 in ILH Division II, but forfeited eight wins due to an ineligible player. Pac-Five took over the state berth after going 3-5 and finishing 4-4 after the forfeit win over St. Francis. Updated: Nov. 16

BIIF

DIVISION I
TeamConf.PFPAOverallPFPA
crz-Hilo7-0210369-1284125
c-Kealakehe5-22381516-4282238
Waiakea3-41032113-4103211
Keaau2-51091852-5109185
DIVISION II
TeamConf.PFPAOverallPFPA
cz-Kamehameha-Hawaii5-22341086-3288158
cr-Konawaena5-2190695-4228150
Honokaa1-6541962-674210
Hawaii Prep0-7482621-768281

KIF

DIVISION II
TeamConf.PFPAOverallPFPA
z-Kapaa5-1194406-224170
Kauai4-279526-214772
Waimea0-6352161-884250

MIL

DIVISION I
TeamConf.PFPAOverallPFPA
xz-Maui4-41941685-6261255
y-Baldwin3-51722703-7247373
DIVISION II
TeamConf.PFPAOverallPFPA
xyz-Lahainaluna8-0264139-034329
Kamehameha-Maui5-32291986-3279216
King Kekaulike0-81093580-10142419

BIIF 8-Man

TeamConf.PFPAOverallPFPA
rcz-Ka'u4-0166546-0268124
c-Pahoa2-2114843-4184144
c-Kohala0-4261680-532202

MIL 8-MAN

TeamConf.PFPAOverallPFPA
d-Lanai5-13221565-2364218
d-Molokai5-11671196-1201127
Hana2-41031802-4103180
Seabury Hall0-6982550-698255
d - co-champions
x-clinched first-round title
y-clinched second-round title
c-clinched playoff spot
r-clinched regular-season title
z-clinched overall title

COMMENTS

  1. Mk November 3, 2018 6:23 pm

    To bad Iolani an Waipahu have to play each other in the first round, probably the best 2 teams in that division .


  2. Choloropicrin November 3, 2018 6:41 pm

    Lahainaluna would give both Iolani and Waipahu a good game. They should be in D1 imo.


  3. Wainakea November 4, 2018 8:59 pm

    @Choloropicrin

    I guess they’re scared to jump because they always used to lose against Iolani in the championship. Until last year that is. They haven’t been as dominant in the MIL until like 4 years ago, and it’s only the last 3 years Baldwin has looked so bad. With their enrollment, they really have no incentive to move up. BIIF has 2(3) classifications as well but it’s almost just for more state berths as you would guess.


  4. Wainakea November 4, 2018 9:14 pm

    Also, Waipahu is the second biggest high school in the state behind Campbell but yet they’re in D-I. They have more than double Hilo’s enrollment. The only other school that comes close in D-I is Maui with aprrox. 2000. If they win it all this year, I think it’s time for them to move up to Open.

    Technically all BIIF schools can declare for D2 under the current rule. Hilo and Kealakehe have smaller enrollment numbers than Pearl City and McKinley, and about the same as Roosevelt (so props to Kaimuki for sticking around with them). Obviously they won’t do it because that’s one less state berth for the league. This is reason why Division I feels so irrelevant right now. Same goes for ILH D-I and D-II (personally by virtue of enrollment Iolani should be in the Open).


  5. Watson C November 5, 2018 1:52 am

    Choloropicrin
    You and several others are so demanded that Lahaina should be in D1. Try go to their faces and make them go up because judging by them they be staying in D2 for a while……


  6. The Rim November 5, 2018 4:04 am

    I believe Lahainaluna is a DI caliber football team and have been one for some time now. I don’t know if they’ll be every year moving forward but this year for sure. Unlike other posters, I’m not upset that they stayed in DII, I just wished they would challenge themselves.


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