Is the OIA ready for another boys soccer game between rivals Kalani and Kaiser?
Only Radford stands in its way.
Defending OIA champion Kaiser drew the fifth seed in the upcoming OIA boys soccer tournament, forcing the Cougars to travel to Kahuku to take on Radford to return to states and reach the second round of the league tournament.
And Kalani, which beat Kaimuki 9-0 behind two goals from Takahiro Kosins in the regular-season final, will be waiting there. Kaiser beat Kalani in the OIA championship last year, but lost to the Falcons at Kalani last week.
The only thing Kalani has not accomplished under coach Michael Ching is an OIA title. The Falcons could potentially have to beat Kaiser, Kapolei and Mililani to get it done this year.
Even tougher, Kaiser might have to go through Radford, Kalani, Kapolei and Mililani to repeat.
Kaiser slipped to fifth with a 1-1 tie with Kalaheo on Saturday. Jhonah Felipe scored for the Mustangs and Joe Takada scored for Kaiser. Kalaheo rose to second in the East with the tie.
In other OIA East games on Saturday:
>> Jeffrey Kotani scored the lone goal and Moanalua beat Kailua 1-0.
>> Castle got a pair of goals from DJ Chinen in a 2-1 win over Roosevelt. Sang Hoon Lee tallied for the Rough Riders.
OIA division I boys first round, Feb. 2
Moanalua vs. Campbell at Pearl City, 5:30, winner plays Mililani
Castle at Pearl City, 7, winner plays Kalaheo
Kaiser vs. Radford at Kahuku, 5:30, winner plays Kapolei
Leilehua at Kahuku, 7, winner plays Kalani
OIA Division II boys first round, Feb. 4
Waialua vs. Farrington at Kaiser, 5:30, winner plays Kailua
McKinley vs. Waipahu at Kaiser, 7, winner plays Waianae