After holding Waianae to negative yardage through three quarters in a statement 30-0 win on Saturday at Aloha Stadium, the OIA Red champion Kahuku Red Raiders have leapfrogged defending state champion Mililani by a single point into the third spot in the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 released Monday.
The Red Raiders took a first-place vote from Punahou, which was a unanimous No. 1 last week after beating Saint Louis in double overtime. The Buffanblu remained undefeated with a 35-23 win over ‘Iolani, which made it close in the fourth quarter. Saint Louis held off Kamehameha 51-36 last Thursday to keep its grasp on the No. 2 spot while Mililani dropped to fourth despite rolling up a 60-36 win over Moanalua to finish OIA Blue play undefeated.
All 14 voters from around the state had the same four teams in their top four, but the order varied greatly after No. 1. Saint Louis was listed second on eight ballots and fourth on only one. Mililani was listed second on three ballots and fourth on seven ballots. Kahuku, which was fourth on seven ballots and fifth on one ballot last week, has one first-, one second- and six third-place votes this week.
Kamehameha, Waianae and Kapolei remained Nos. 5, 6, and 7 with Farrington leapfrogging Kailua for eighth. The Surfriders dropped to ninth followed by Kapaa, which held on to its No. 10 spot ahead of Radford, which tallied 11 sacks in a 28-7 win over Nanakuli last Friday.
Kahuku, Mililani, Waianae and Farrington have the upcoming week off after earning first-round byes in the OIA playoffs that get underway Friday. No. 1 Punahou faces No. 5 Kamehameha on Thursday with No. 2 Saint Louis playing ‘Iolani Friday at Aloha Stadium.
Kapolei and Kailua host first-round playoff games that both teams must win, or else its seasons are over.
|Updated: Sept. 20|