All 23 Neighbor Island teams have at least 1 loss

Kauai quarterback Christian Mangra looked for a receiver during a loss to St. Francis earlier this year. The Red Raiders bounced back to win the Kauai Interscholastic Federation and face St. Francis' biggest rival, Damien, in the semifinals of the Division I state tournament. Photo by Jerry Campany/Star-Advertiser.

The Neighbor Islands are devoid of an undefeated football team.

Usually at this time of year, there are one or two squads from either the Big Island, Kauai and Maui who don’t have a blemish on their overall record.

Hilo was the last holdout. The Vikings, who were ranked No. 6 in last week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 after some impressive early season wins, fell to Konawaena, 24-14, on Friday.


The Vikings (4-1, 3-1 Big Island Interscholastic Federation) retained a one-game lead over Kealakehe in the league’s D-I standings.

In BIIF D-II league games, Konawaena (4-2 overall) and Kamehameha-Hawaii (6-2 overall) are at 4-0 and headed for a showdown Sept. 29 at the Warriors’ home field.

SHAKEUP IN KIF AND MIL

In the two other Neighbor Island 11-man football leagues, it doesn’t appear that anyone will be cake-walking to the title either.


On Saturday, Maui upended Baldwin 32-21 to put both of the Maui Interscholastic League’s contenders at 2-2 in the league. The Sabers’ victory, however, clinched the first-round championship due to the head-to-head victory. The two teams meet again Oct. 20 in a game that will have title implications.

In the Kauai Interscholastic Federation, Waimea threw a wrench into the proceedings with a 16-14 victory over Kauai High (3-2, 2-1 KIF) on Saturday, trimming the Red Raiders’ lead over Kapaa (3-1, 1-1) to a half-game. The win by the Menehunes (2-2, 1-2) put them just one full game out of first place. So … all three teams have a shot at the championship.

Last weekend’s Neighbor Islands scores and updated BIIF, KIF, MIL, BIIF 8-man and MIL 8-man standings follow.


Week 7

FRIDAY, SEPT. 15
BIIF
>> At Konawaena 24, No. 6 Hilo 14
>> At Keaau 30, Honokaa 15
MIL
>> No. 9 Lahainaluna 39, at Kamehameha-Maui 19

SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
BIIF
>> Kamehameha-Hawaii 47, at Waiakea 0
>> At Kealakehe 54, Hawaii Prep 0
>> Ka’u 48, at Kohala 0 (8-man)
KIF
>> Waimea 16, Kauai 14, at Vidinha Stadium
MIL
>> Maui 32, Baldwin 21, at War Memorial Stadium
>> At Molokai 72, Lanai 38 (8-man)
>> At Hana 48, Seabury Hall 13 (8-man)

Standings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2017

BIIF

DIVISION I
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
cz-Hilo6-1.8573157910-1.909469158
c-Kealakehe4-3.5712371474-6.400276239
Keaau3-4.4291332473-4.429133247
Waiakea0-7.000732721-9.10086352
DIVISION II
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
cz-Konawaena7-01.000232579-3.750404263
c-Kamehameha-Hawaii5-2.714225807-4.636323107
Honokaa2-5.2861161853-5.375144192
Hawaii Prep1-6.143272912-6.25054305

KIF

DIVISION II
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
z-Kauai4-2.667128705-4.556148134
Waimea3-3.5001491804-3.571198201
Kapaa2-4.3331421674-4.500199187

MIL

DIVISION I
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
xyz-Maui5-3.6252281415-5.500235187
Baldwin4-4.5002851774-6.400299277
DIVISION II
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
xyz-Lahainaluna8-01.0002869011-1.917351227
Kamehameha-Maui3-5.3751822454-6.400218207
King Kekaulike0-8.000313600-8.00031360

BIIF 8-Man

TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
cz-Ka‘u5-1.833208745-2.714266164
c-Pahoa3-2.6001461065-2.714206149
Kohala0-5.000121760-6.00054265

MIL 8-Man

TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
crz-Molokai3-01.000155735-1.833198149
c-Lanai2-1.6671401043-2.600268235
Hana1-2.333561152-2.50064121
Seabury Hall0-3.000721310-6.000108194
r-clinched regular-season title
c-clinched playoff spot
x-clinched first-round title
y-clinched second-round title
z-clinched overall championship

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