Best ever vs. best ever for OIA title

Kahuku's defense is challenging 1975 Leilehua for historic supremacy.
Kahuku’s defense is challenging 1975 Leilehua for historic supremacy.

Something has got to give.

As pointed out in Friday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser story by Paul Honda, the OIA championship game pits teams that are in position to be the best ever at scoring and preventing points.

Mililani has averaged 56.5 points per game this year, better than any program since the Prep Bowl era began in 1973. Sure, the Trojans had their share of cupcakes, but Saint Louis got fat on Damien and Pac-Five.


Same for Kahuku, giving up only 3.2 points per game. But the easy games are over.

So which mark will still stand after Friday’s tilt?


Here are the top teams since 1973 in points per game, points allowed per game and average margin of victory.

points per game
2015 MILILANI, 56.5 (Rod York)
1. 1998 Saint Louis, 52.7 (Cal Lee)
2. 1999 Saint Louis, 51.50 (Cal Lee)
3. 2000 Saint Louis, 48.5 (Cal Lee)
4. 2014 Punahou, 47.8 (Kale Ane)
2015 KAHUKU, 46.4 (Vavae Tata)
5. 2014 MIlilani, 45.5 (Rod York)
6. 2013 Kaiser, 44.4 (Rich Miano)
7. 1990 Kahuku, 43.3 (Doug Semones)
8. 1998 Kahuku, 42.9 (Siuaki Livai)
9. 2013 Saint Louis, 42.5 (Matt Wright)
9. 2014 Saint Louis, 42.5 (Cal Lee)
2015 WAIANAE, 42.0 (Walter Young)
11. 1991 Kahuku, 41.9 (Doug Semones)


Points against per game
2015 KAHUKU, 3.2 (Vavae Tata)
1. 1975 Leilehua, 3.4 (Hugh Yoshida)
2. 1979 Waianae, 3.8 (Larry Ginoza)
2. 1974 Kailua, 3.8 (Joe Kahahawai)
4. 1975 Radford, 3.9 (John Velasco)
5. 1980 Farrington, 4.1 (Al Espinda)
6. 1978 Waipahu, 4.3 (Keith Morioka)
7. 1982 Radford, 4.4 (Bobby Stevens)
8. 1973 Waianae, 4.5 (Larry Ginoza)
8. 1984 Waianae, 4.5 (Larry Ginoza)
2015 RADFORD, 4.6 (Fred Salanoa)
10. 1986 Pearl City, 4.8 (Ben Ronquillio)
10. 1981 Waianae, 4.8 (Larry Ginoza)

Margin of victory
2015 KAHUKU, 43.2 (Vavae Tata)
1. 1998 Saint Louis, 41.4 (Cal Lee)
2. 1999 Saint Louis, 41.2 (Cal Lee)
3. 2000 Saint Louis, 39.5 (Cal Lee)
2015 RADFORD 34.8 (Fred Salanoa)
4. 2013 Kaiser, 34.4 (Rich Miano)
5. 1998 Kahuku, 34.1 (Siuaki Livai)
6. 1991 Kahuku, 33.5 (Doug Semones)
7. 2014 Punahou, 33.0 (Kale Ane)
8. 2003 Kahuku, 30.1 (Siuaki Livai)
9. 1975 Radford, 29.7 (John Velasco)
10. 2013 Punahou, 29.6 (Kale Ane)

COMMENTS

  1. TGOD October 30, 2015 6:00 am

    Neither will remain as Mililani won’t score 50+ against Kahuku, but Kahuku won’t hold Mililani to 3 points scored.


  2. USMC October 30, 2015 7:02 am

    “…. Trojans had their share of cupcakes, but Saint Louis got fat on Damien and Pac-Five.” Saint Louis didn’t play Damien or Pac-Five this year. Best of luck to both Mililani and Kahuku, it should be a great game.


  3. T. Au October 30, 2015 8:13 am

    Two outstanding teams, good luck to every student athlete, coaches and support staff. Show the rest of Hawaii the quality of OIA football this year. Play clean, play hard and hopefully injury free. This precursor points toward an exciting state tournament.


  4. Billy Hull October 30, 2015 10:42 am

    Story is referencing the Saint Louis teams that scored 50+ a game in the late 90s in regard to Damien and Pac-Five.


  5. SimpleSimon October 31, 2015 2:42 pm

    TGOD – Kahuku held them to ZERO points đŸ˜‰


  6. USMC November 2, 2015 10:14 am

    @Billy Hull … Thanks Billy, my bust. I didn’t make the intuitive leap from points per game this year to the era began in 1973.


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