Saint Louis is unanimous No. 1

Saint Louis's defensive back Isaiah Tufaga and Baldwin's Male Plunkett contested for a ball in a game earlier this month at Aloha Stadium. Photo by Jay Metzger/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

The final voter to keep Saint Louis out of the top spot has finally been swayed.

Wins over two teams that qualified for the state tournament last year by a combined score of 110-7 will do that as the Crusaders have opened the 2017 season looking vastly superior to the rest of the field in the state.

Saint Louis earned all 10 first-place votes and is the unanimous No. 1 team in this week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser football top 10 released on Monday.

Kahuku (1-0), which had held the other first-place vote over the first two weeks, is ranked second. The Red Raiders were picked second on eight of 10 ballots with one voter placing Kahuku third behind Kapolei and another picking them behind Mililani.

There is a wide range of opinions on the Hurricanes, who defeated Waianae 7-0 on Saturday. Kapolei is ranked fifth this week, behind No. 3 Punahou and No. 4 Mililani, and is picked anywhere from second to sixth on various ballots.

Kamehameha remained No. 6, followed by Campbell, which jumped up two spots from No. 9 to No. 7 following a 26-20 win over Farrington for head coach Darren Johnson‘s first win with the Sabers.

Farrington, which has started 0-2 for the first time since 2013, dropped out of the rankings this week for the first time since Week 7 of that ’13 season. The Govs bounced back from their last 0-2 start with eight consecutive wins to get to the OIA championship game.

Waianae is No. 8, followed by Kailua at No. 9 and Division II Lahainaluna at No. 10.

The Lunas remain ranked following a 34-10 loss to Kamehameha in which Lahainaluna was tied with the Warriors at halftime and trailed by only three after three quarters.

The Surfriders are ranked for the first time since Week 4 of last year following a 44-0 shutout of Moanalua. Kailua has been ranked at least once in three consecutive seasons for the first time since 2002-04 by the Honolulu Advertiser/Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Hilo, which rolled ‘Iolani 62-35 on Saturday, was the highest vote-getter outside of the top 10. The Vikings (nine), finished one vote behind Lahainaluna, followed by Kapaa (five), Farrington (four) and Damien (two).

TOP 10 GAMES FOR WEEK 3
Friday
No. 2 Kahuku at No. 8 Waianae, 7:30
Leilehua at No. 4 Mililani, 7:30
Buckeye Union (Ariz.) at No. 9 Kailua, 7
Saturday
Castle at No. 5 Kapolei, 6:30
Aiea at No. 7 Campbell, 6:30

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10

FOOTBALL
Updated: Sept. 18
RkTeamPts
1.Saint Louis100
2.Kahuku85
3.Mililani83
4.Punahou71
5.Kamehameha56
6.Waianae41
7.Farrington29
8.Campbell27
9.Lahainaluna25
10.Damien18

COMMENTS

  1. anywaaaays!! August 16, 2017 12:50 pm

    Education First August 16, 2017 8:31 am

    Sir you list so many things, but offer no specifics.

    And if you are going to talk about Doc Ching taking care of the Ah You Boy, or the Tagoi kid, or the Heffernan kid back in the be specific. If you are talking about Buckner getting alumni help, then be specific.
    —————————————

    Hows about PUN and STL recruit ZERO players and offer ZERO financial help then we see how good their football team does.

    btw, I always knew you were an idiot but never thought you were a snitch, why you gotta name drop. STL and PUN been using Kahuku kids for years to help their football teams so for you to call us out on specifics is stupid, you really think we going fall for your bait? Recruiting does happen and it can be beneficial for both sides…BUT FOR HEAVENS SAKE ILH…STAY IN YO OWN LANE!!!

    We probably would never be having these debates if the ILH never get so greedy to try and run over the OIA and use us like a punching bag.


  2. Hyn August 16, 2017 1:27 pm

    Anywaays- I totally understand back in the days how they use to bring all these kids to play football. But I’m telling you now it ain’t like that m. I could drop names on all the starters this year that were not recruited and are regular parents working 2 jobs to pay for tuition but I’m not going to take it that far. I’ll let you and toomeke feel better about yourselves thinking that we recruit so you can make all the excuses in the world when St. Louis wins again. If you have a kid going to the school then you can say something. But you don’t so just worry about kahuku.


  3. BG Grad August 16, 2017 4:51 pm

    anywaays, you and toomeke whine too much. you guys are making kahuku fans look REAL bad. it makes me wonder if you’re even from the la’ie area because everyone i know from there don’t whine and moan like you do about anything, much less high school football.


  4. ToppDoggs August 16, 2017 7:11 pm

    Hyn it’ll be an exciting playoffs this year and yes I agree with you St. Louis will win it again- we are loaded and hungry.


  5. Coach K August 16, 2017 7:25 pm

    As of now, yes The Crusaders should be No.1…They look like the team to beat…Kahuku Kapolei, Mililani,Waianae will challenge for the OIA title, but dont count out the Sabers under Coach Johnson…Wish everyone the best this season…Should be another exciting year….Football is here….


  6. Big D August 17, 2017 12:17 am

    Those who got recruited could have easily said, “NO”. But better opportunity for those kids and eases the burden for most working parents when and if their kid makes it pro.


  7. Education First August 17, 2017 7:31 am

    anywaaaays!! August 16, 2017 12:50 pm
    Education First August 16, 2017 8:31 am

    Sir you list so many things, but offer no specifics.

    And if you are going to talk about Doc Ching taking care of the Ah You Boy, or the Tagoi kid, or the Heffernan kid back in the be specific. If you are talking about Buckner getting alumni help, then be specific.
    —————————————

    Hows about PUN and STL recruit ZERO players and offer ZERO financial help then we see how good their football team does.

    btw, I always knew you were an idiot but never thought you were a snitch, why you gotta name drop. STL and PUN been using Kahuku kids for years to help their football teams so for you to call us out on specifics is stupid, you really think we going fall for your bait? Recruiting does happen and it can be beneficial for both sides…BUT FOR HEAVENS SAKE ILH…STAY IN YO OWN LANE!!!

    We probably would never be having these debates if the ILH never get so greedy to try and run over the OIA and use us like a punching bag.

    ———————————–
    Once again no evidence! BWAHAHAHA!

    Also, did you know that DeForest Buckner is the grandson of former Punahou Grad from 1901 Tuialasole Buckner. And Luke, Canton, and Falcon Kamatule are nephews of the late great Punahou 1941 grad Mosi Tatupu-Kamatule. You see almost 99.25% of Punahou football players with Polynesian ancestry are decendents of former Punahou graduates.

    So like Kahuku, Punahou is just brining in players with “family ties” to the school. So if it’s okay for Kahuku to do it, then it’s okay for Punahou to do the same.

    Now what is your next argument about recruiting since these are family guys they are bringing in?

    And no evidence again for the 1403rd time? It’s getting pretty pathetic and weak.

    #stillwinning


  8. TooMeke August 17, 2017 7:40 am

    BG Grad – Increase your specificity please…examples…provide examples.

    Because you’re bordering on being guilty of a hasty generalization by lumping me in with anywaaays’ growing list of repetitive complaints…thereby negating the intended impact of your brief, and unsupported, statement.

    Go back and READ my posts on this thread and identify actual “whining” by myself. Otherwise, keep my name outta yo mouf. HA!

    And who, exactly, “do you know” from La’ie? Again…generalizations… You’re good at ‘name-throwing’…without any actual names. Lol.

    Did you learn anything at BG? Of merit?

    Duh. Back to the drawing board.

    RRFL.


  9. TooMeke August 17, 2017 7:45 am

    Edu First is #stillwinning…

    At posting pointless comments on a meaningless thread on a site for HS sports of a state with less people than most major cities…

    Just like the rest of us…only difference?

    The rest of us aren’t claiming #stillwinning.

    BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!

    Go ahead… #keepwinning

    Duh.

    RRFL.


  10. Education First August 17, 2017 8:15 am

    Wow and you are so original Anywaays. “Stay in Yo Own Lane?” How ever did you come up with that. You should trademark that slogan. You are on you way! You are the next Lenny Bruce! (reference from The Nutty Professor).


  11. Education First August 17, 2017 10:19 am

    @ TooMeke, may I ask you a question sir? How do you change your usernames so fast between “Too Meke” and “anywaaays?”

    I think it’s very impressive how you do that. And what is more impressive is the Webmaster never catches on. Are you in I.T. or something?

    Bravo!


  12. TooMeke August 17, 2017 12:30 pm

    Edu First – maybe if you were actually educated, you might be able to figure it out…you know…LEARN.

    Ciao!


  13. Education First August 21, 2017 10:07 am

    TooMeke August 17, 2017 12:30 pm
    Edu First – maybe if you were actually educated, you might be able to figure it out…you know…LEARN.

    Ciao!
    ——————-
    I am amazed at how you do it. You switch between your name and your other name (anywaaays) so fast.

    And you can call me uneducated. But you know deep down inside that I am not. The proof is in my writing. I provide data, scientific evidence, and I cite my sources. I use vocabulary that you need google to decipher.

    I know you are angry that your parents didn’t take academics too seriously and now you are paying the price. But don’t be angry at me. Please be angry at your parents for failing you.

    I know this is probably way over your head. So maybe use your alter-ego’s brain to help?


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