The reeling Saint Louis football team dropped out of the top five of the Star-Bulletin’s latest high school football poll, moving from No. 4 to No. 8 after a loss to Punahou knocked them out of contention for the ILH title and the state berth that comes with it.
The Crusaders, who were ranked No. 1 to begin the season, are two losses behind Kamehameha with two games to go. Saint Louis plays Damien on Friday.
Leilehua, the preseason No. 2, took the Crusaders’ place at No. 4, followed by fellow risers Waianae and ‘Iolani. The top three spots remained unchanged with Kahuku at No. 1, Kamehameha No. 2 and Farrington No. 3.
With the second round of the OIA Red playoffs this week, two games feature ranked teams with No. 9 Mililani visiting No. 1 Kahuku on Friday and No. 10 Kapolei traveling to Roosevelt to play No. 3 Farrington on Saturday.
Star-Bulletin Football Top 10
Oct. 20, 2009
RANK SCHOOL (first-place votes) RECORD
1. Kahuku (26) 8-0 (6-0 OIA)
Last game: def. Castle Oct. 10; bye last week
Next game: vs. Mililani, Friday
2. Kamehameha 7-1 (4-1 ILH)
Last game: def. Pac-Five Oct. 9; bye last week
Next game: Word of Life, Saturday
3. Farrington 6-1 (5-1 OIA)
Last game: def. Kaimuki Oct. 10; bye last week
Next game: vs. Kapolei, Saturday, Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium
4. Leilehua 5-2 (4-1 OIA)
Last game: def. Waipahu, Oct. 9; bye last week
Next game: vs. Kailua, Friday
5. Waianae 5-3 (5-1 OIA)
Last game: def. Mililani Oct. 9; bye last week
Next game: vs. Castle, Friday
6. ‘Iolani 8-2 (6-1 ILH)
Last game: def. Pac-Five
Next game: bye
7. Punahou 4-4 (4-2 ILH)
Last game: def. Saint Louis
Next game: vs. Pac-Five, Friday
8. Saint Louis 6-3 (3-3 ILH)
Last game: lost to Punahou
Next game: vs. Damien, Friday
9. Mililani 7-2 (5-2 OIA)
Last game: def. Kaimuki
Next game: at Kahuku, Friday
10. Kapolei 5-3 (4-2 OIA)
Last game: def. Mililani, Oct. 3; bye last two weeks
Next game: vs. Farrington, Saturday, Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium
Also receiving votes: Castle 7, Hawaii Prep 6, Moanalua 6, Kauai 5, Baldwin 3.