Led by running back Aperamo Sulu, who leads all of Division I on Oahu in rushing, Damien debuts in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 this week.
The Monarchs, who have wins over Nanakuli and Radford by a combined score of 62-6, are No. 9 this week, giving the ILH five of the top nine teams in the state.
The top eight spots remained the same with Damien moving ahead of No. 10 Kapolei, which dropped a spot. Farrington fell out of the rankings.
Technically, the ILH has six of the top 11 teams in the state according to the poll. St. Francis (six) received the most votes of any team that failed to crack the Top 10.
Lahainaluna remains the only Division II team to crack the Top 10 at No. 7. Damien and ‘Iolani (No. 8) represent Division I.
Kahuku, Mililani, Campbell, Punahou, Kamehameha are Nos. 2-6.
All 10 teams are in action this week with two games between two ranked teams, including Saturday’s showdown at John Kauinana Stadium between No. 1 Saint Louis and No. 3 Mililani.
TOP 10 SCHEDULE
Friday, Aug. 24
No. 10 Kapolei at No. 2 Kahuku, 7:30 p.m.
No. 5 Punahou at Farrington, 6 p.m.
No. 6 Kamehameha at Carson (Calif.), 4 p.m. (Hawaii time)
No. 8 ‘Iolani at Moanalua, 7:30 p.m.
No. 9 Damien at Aiea, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 25
No. 1 Saint Louis at No. 3 Mililani, 6:30 p.m.
No. 4 Campbell at Waianae, 6:30 p.m.
King Kekaulike at No. 7 Lahainaluna, 7 p.m.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10