The Waipahu Marauders have been on both ends of the most surprising scores of the 2018 season so far.
After making waves with a 21-point win over Waianae to open the season, the Marauders went in to Kozuki Stadium on Saturday for the Father Bray Classic and were blasted by the host ‘Iolani Raiders in a 55-14 drubbing that knocked Waipahu out of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 this week.
The Raiders, who last appeared in the rankings at No. 10 in the 2017 preseason poll, debut at No. 8 this week, giving the ILH four teams out of the top eight.
The Raiders have put up 118 points in their first two games with Jonah Chong at quarterback, replacing three-year starter Tai-John Mizutani. Chong has completed 81 percent of his throws and thrown seven touchdown passes already.
The top seven remain largely unchanged with one small flip. No. 2 Kahuku’s 41-28 win over Punahou dropped the Buffanblu one spot to No. 5.
Campbell, which was idle after beating Hilo by 40 points in its opener, took Punahou’s spot at No. 4. The Sabers have matched their best ranking in school history. Campbell held the No. 4 spot for one week in 2011 after shutting out Punahou 14-0 at Alexander Field. The Sabers won eight of their first nine games that season before losing twice in the OIA playoffs to finish fourth and miss out on the state tournament.
Kapolei dropped a spot to No. 9 and Farrington remained at No. 10 despite losing 57-15 at Mililani. The Trojans remain at No. 3 despite two lopsided wins to start the season and did earn one second-place vote over Kahuku.
Saint Louis, which today debuted at No. 14 in the nation by USA Today, remained in the top spot receiving all 10 first-place votes.
Damien (four), St. Francis (three) and Kauai (one) also received votes.
Three games involving two ranked teams take place this week with two of them on Saturday.
TOP 10 SCHEDULE
Friday, Aug. 17
No. 1 Saint Louis vs. Narbonne (Calif.) at Aloha Stadium, 7 p.m.
No. 2 Kahuku at Waianae, 7:30 p.m.
No. 5 Punahou at No. 9 Kapolei, 7:30 p.m.
No. 7 Lahainaluna vs. Baldwin at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
No. 8 ‘Iolani at Kailua, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 18
No. 6 Kamehameha at No. 3 Mililani, 6:30 p.m.
No. 10 Farrington at No. 4 Campbell, 6:30 p.m.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10