There were no changes in the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser football rankings this week.
Waipahu remained at No. 9 after holding off a pesky Pearl City squad, 23-22, in the OIA Division II championship game last Thursday. In the only other game played last week, Damien held off St. Francis, 13-12, to win the ILH Division II championship.
The Monarchs, who earlier this season were ranked in the top 10 of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser poll for the first time ever, earned seven votes this week, two shy of No. 10 Hilo.
The Vikings are the only ranked team competing in the Division I state tournament. Two Division II teams (Lahainaluna, Waipahu) are ranked.
The only other thing of note in this week’s rankings is the gap between No. 2 Mililani and No. 3 Kahuku widened. The Trojans received eight of 10 second-place votes while Kahuku received the other two.
Saint Louis was once again the unanimous No. 1 team.
The Red Raiders are 11-2 all-time against the Trojans, but Mililani has won two of the last three meetings heading into Saturday’s OIA title tilt at Aloha Stadium.
The Trojans beat Kahuku, 37-22, in the OIA semifinals in 2013 and held off the Red Raiders, 20-7, to win the 2014 OIA championship.
Kahuku came back in 2015 and won the OIA title game by the exact same score over the Trojans, 20-7. Then-freshman Dillon Gabriel started at quarterback with McKenzie Milton out and suffered a shoulder injury in the second quarter.
Current Hawaii defensive back Keala Santiago intercepted three passes in the game for Kahuku.
TOP 10 SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, NOV. 3
No. 9 Waipahu vs. Konawaena, 7 p.m., Julian Yates Field
No. 7 Lahainaluna vs. ‘Iolani, 6 p.m., War Memorial Stadium
SATURDAY, NOV. 4
No. 2 Mililani vs. No. 3 Kahuku, 7 p.m., Aloha Stadium
No. 6 Waianae vs. No. 8 Campbell, 4 p.m., Aloha Stadium
No. 10 Hilo vs. Maui, 7 p.m., Wong Stadium
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Mar. 16|
|1.||Saint Louis (6)||94|