Buffanblu, Crusaders remain 1-2 in HSA Top 10

No. 1 Punahou and No. 2 Saint Louis meet in a rematch of a double OT win by the Buffanblu three weeks ago. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
No. 1 Punahou and No. 2 Saint Louis meet in a rematch of a double OT win by the Buffanblu three weeks ago. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

They were ranked as the top two teams in the state three weeks ago when Punahou won a 51-45 double overtime thriller over Saint Louis at Aloha Stadium.

When they meet in a rematch Saturday night, they will still be No. 1 and No. 2.

The roles will be reversed with the Buffanblu holding down the top spot, receiving 12 out of 14 first-place votes in this week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 released Monday night.

Saint Louis remains No. 2 despite not receiving a single first-place vote. Ten of the 14 voters had the Crusaders second with one voter putting Saint Louis fourth and Punahou third behind Kahuku and Mililani.

This was the first week since Mililani’s loss to Liberty that another team received multiple first-place votes. Kahuku was the recipient of the other two top spots and sits in third place with a four-point lead over No. 4 Mililani.

Kamehameha, which will play its final game of the season Friday against ‘Iolani, is fifth with Nos. 6-10 remaining the same as last week.

Waianae just barely held on to the No. 6 spot with Kapolei, Farrington, Kailua and Kapaa rounding out the Top 10.

Radford edged closer to Kapaa for the 10th spot and was ranked No. 9 on one ballot.

At least two of the top seven and three of the top nine teams will be eliminated this weekend with Kahuku and Kapolei playing in an OIA quarterfinal game at Carlton Weimer Field and Kailua traveling to Waianae to play the Seariders on Friday night.

Updated: May 9 (final)
1.Waiakea (15)150
2.Baldwin 133
3.Saint Louis 122
5.Pearl City67


  1. Insideoutsidein October 13, 2015 7:02 am

    Don’t understand how Kapaa can be ranked among the D1. They play the same 2 teams through out the season on Kauai who are not even a challenge. Makes no sense..

  2. Homegrown October 13, 2015 7:38 am

    What happens if StL loses again? Are they still gonna be ranked #2 for the rest of the season?

  3. Insideoutsidein October 13, 2015 8:05 am

    If they lose again they would be out of state contention and should fall back about 2 spots. But that’s not how it rolls.

  4. Menehune October 13, 2015 9:19 am

    The 3 best teams are Punahou, Kamehameha and St. Louis. Kahuku is good but they haven’t beaten anybody in the top 5. Their schedule is very weak. Mililani has no defense and with Milton out, they won’t beat Punahou

  5. OHHREALLY October 13, 2015 10:50 am

    Menehue- who did Kamehameha beat in the top 10 again? they almost lost against Waianae who got steam rolled by kahuku who also beat 2 top 10 teams so far.

  6. Lee Boy October 13, 2015 11:59 am

    Once again the Star-Advertiser got the rankings right Punahou and St. Louis are the top two teams. Kahuku hasn’t beaten no body, their best win was against Waianae and we will see what Kailua does to them this weekend. Either Punahou or ST. Louis will beat Kahuku because they are one dimensional. If St. Louis loses again then they should be rank 5th behind the Millz, If Milton plays Mililani will shred Kahuku defensebut first let see how they fare against Kapolei. I will be at Aloha stadium this weekend watching the game of the week.

  7. ILH October 13, 2015 12:19 pm

    Kamehameha lost 4 Games and it was against the two best teams in the State, Punahou and St. Louis. Go ILH, Punahou or St. Louis will represent the ILH, I and win the State Championship.

  8. 88 October 13, 2015 12:34 pm

    Uhhh duhhh, Punahou or St. louis represents the ILH almost every year. Just like how Kahuku represents the OIA almost every year. Kahuku has been one dimensional the past 10 years yet what is their record against the ILHs best in the finals? I will let you answer that question silently in your head.

  9. Manly October 13, 2015 1:53 pm

    That weekly ranking don’t mean squat at the end of the season. The Number 1 team ,after the State Championship is all that counts.

  10. matuu pulotu October 13, 2015 7:38 pm

    St Louis and Punahou are really good but both offenses would get pickings from the red raider defense. And we would only need to pass three or four times to beat either team as they would not be able to stop our rushing attack. Anyways its who will win when it counts and is standing at the end of the game. Good luck to all players and teams and above all, let the players play and have fun watching the games. We will all be cheering them while they move on into college and perhaps beyond. Let’s us as fans not forget that and put our egos and pride ahead of theirs. Go Big Red.

  11. Good Story October 13, 2015 8:03 pm

    Io, spoil our fun. Warning to outsiders-Don’t make this guy angry. He’s…just don’t make him angry.

  12. 88 October 13, 2015 9:59 pm

    Grind him already……..

  13. Good Story October 14, 2015 8:29 am

    Hey, hey…don’t talk abou the Bishop like that.

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