Big win over Leilehua boosts Waianae into Football Top 10

Waianae's Alvin Kalahiki IV celebrated with teammate Alvin Quisquirin-Sabagala after intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown against Leilehua. Photo by Andrew Lee/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

The Kahuku Red Raiders are pounding on the castle door, but Kamehameha is still on the throne.

Kamehameha collected seven of 12 first-place votes to remain at No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Football Top 10. The Warriors had a bye over the weekend and will play No. 3 Saint Louis on Friday in the ILH tournament playoffs.

Kahuku collected five first-place votes after a 75-6 rout of Farrington.

Saint Louis was in a tie for No. 2 last week, but dropped a notch today. The Crusaders blanked Punahou, 35-0.

Waianae entered the rankings at No. 10 after a 47-6 runaway win over previously-ranked Leilehua.

Star-Advertiser Football Top Ten
Oct. 25, 2021

Rank School (first-place votes) points, last week’s ranking
1. Kamehameha (7) (3-1, 3-1 ILH Open) 115 1

2. Kahuku (2) (2-0, 2-0 OIA Open) 111 2-tie

3. Saint Louis (3-2, 3-1 ILH Open) 97 2-tie

4. Mililani (2-0, 2-0 OIA Open) 85 4

5. Punahou (1-4, 1-4 ILH Open) 62 5

6. Campbell (1-0, 1-0 OIA Open) 54 6

7. ‘Iolani (5-0, 5-0 ILH D-II) 43 7

8. Lahainaluna (1-0, 1-0 MIL) 28 9

9. Kapolei (0-1, 0-1 OIA Open) 23 10

10. Waianae (1-1, 1-1 OIA Open) 17 NR

No longer in Top 10: Leilehua (No. 8).

Also receiving votes: Moanalua 12, Waipahu 6, Konawaena 4, Kapaa 2, Leilehua 1.


  1. rrforlifebaby October 25, 2021 2:42 pm

    I will be honest, Big Red needs to not worry about any ranking. We beat two teams we’re supposed to beat; the margins were bigger than I would’ve expected, but we still haven’t proven anything yet.

    This years squad looks scary good, but until we play Mililani and Campbell, just need to put in the work cause the only ranking that matters is the last one.


  2. ItIsWhatItIs October 25, 2021 8:37 pm

    @RR4Lifebaby I’m with you! Is anybody walking around with a week 3 #1 ranked trophy? Who cares? Are teams looking at this saying ” buckle up boys, we play the #4 seed team this week” I guess it’s good for TV, or gives us something to argue about.

  3. Pride of the OIA October 26, 2021 7:35 am

    Mililani will get dominated by the red raiders. Mililani OC will not score on them. We seen the trojans struggle with Kapolei , and Kahuku by far is a way better team. Lucky for Mililani defense otherwise Kapolei makes the game tighter. Who ever is the trojans Offensive Coordinator , with the talent they have, they should be breaking scoreboards. If they play like how they played Kapolei against Kahuku, it aint going to be pretty.

  4. ILoveHawaii October 26, 2021 9:35 am

    West Side Pride!!!

    We about to see those big red W’s all over the place now.
    Well, even more than normal, I meant.

    Hopefully this is the beginning of building that program back up.
    Good for the players, school and the community.

    Look at the Luna’s and the OGRed Raiders mixing in there with all the big dogs.
    Higher than KapCity and TheDub.

  5. Exit8Coach4life October 26, 2021 4:31 pm

    Watch out Mililani’s DL coming in 🔥 hot #42 & #44

  6. gettingjiggy October 26, 2021 5:34 pm

    Campbell/Mililani? Its all about ILH. Everything else don’t matter. Kahuku’s already the returning OIA Champs they should be kicking butt out there. I know they only beat Mililani on a kick off return but still, Kahuku is playing lights out. Hopefully they can keep up the high level of play.

  7. Jacob Makaiwi October 26, 2021 10:33 pm

    Hey Exit8Coach4life
    Why you cheering for Mililani when you rep Coaching WAHIAWA for life??? Nah nah just jokes 😂 no harm cheering for whoever we like. Just thought it was funny with your username. Do the Kanealii boys (#42 & 44) live in Wahiawa or what?

    I only ask because a lot of Wahiawa boys have been playing for Mililani or transferring there these past years. They might have still been living in Wahiawa (outside Mililani boundaries) as well. Shucks, hopefully Leilehua can keep the Wahiawa boys playing for the home team in the future! Go Mules 🤙🏾

  8. KHS 04' October 27, 2021 6:40 am

    @ Jacob Makaiwi – The mom for those boys are from Hau’ula, went to Kahuku with her.

  9. ILoveHawaii October 27, 2021 9:07 am

    Jacob –

    Its because Millilani offers an educational program that they dont offer at MuleTown.
    What is the name of that program you ask?

    Theory and History of Football taught by Mr. York.

    For some reason, I can envision this guy in one sublimated jersey with Exit8 in big letters and a picture of the two boys in Millville jerseys. Its Ok. You might not live where you grow up but still rep hard, I get it.

  10. SMH October 28, 2021 8:05 am

    anybody heard Mililani QB is out ? Heard from a friend that the Mililani QB may be out for the season. Can anybody confirm ? Looks like the OC will have to coach extra hard, lets see what coaching can do instead of talent. I already know the answer to this lol……………………………….

  11. OIA GUY October 29, 2021 7:48 am


    Yes it is confirmed that the Mililani QB may be out for the season. I believe Mana Tarape will be the starter. This kid can fill in and do the job. Only question will be , will he fall hard under pressure with head coach screaming all the time? We all know.

  12. OG RRFL! October 29, 2021 9:39 pm

    It don’t matter who your quarterback is when he faces the BIG RED DEFENSE! RRFL!

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