Kahuku remains No. 1; Waianae up to No. 4

Kahuku defensive back Stokes Botelho (8) and wide receiver Sitaleki Tongi collided while going for a pass during practice last week. The Red Raiders, No. 1 for two straight weeks in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's Top 10 poll, open their season on Friday at Leilehua. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kahuku defensive back Stokes Botelho (8) and wide receiver Sitaleki Tongi collided while going for a pass during practice last week. The Red Raiders, No. 1 for two straight weeks in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Top 10 poll, open their season on Friday at Leilehua. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Kahuku received all 15 first-place votes in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 football poll released today.

The Red Raiders, the defending Division I state champions, scrimmaged Farrington on Friday. They start their regular season this Friday at Leilehua (0-1)

Despite a 70-9 win over the Mules, Punahou (1-0) remained in the No. 3 spot. Saint Louis, another team yet to play a full game, stayed at No. 2. The Crusaders were ahead of Mililani 7-0 when the lights went out Saturday night at John Kauinana Stadium.


Kapolei (1-0), a 38-0 winner over Campbell, jumped one place to No. 5. Both Mililani and Kamehameha (0-1), which lost 26-20 to Waianae on Friday, dropped two places.

The Seariders (1-0) made the biggest jump,from No. 8 to No. 4, after the victory over the Interscholastic League of Honolulu foe.

Head coach Walter Young‘s stated mission this year was to get Waianae back among the elite.


Waianae’s spot so high in the rankings is tenuous, with a visit to No. 5 Kapolei looming this week. The Hurricanes are ranked higher than they have ever been in the Star-Advertiser’s poll.

Last year, Young’s Seariders entered the poll in week three after not being ranked since Week 3 the previous year. It’s Waianae’s highest ranking since Week 9 in 2013.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10, with first-place votes in parentheses, followed by points and last week’s ranking:


1. Kahuku (15), 150, 1
2. Saint Louis, 134, 2
3. Punahou 121, 3
4. Waianae, 98, 8
5. Kapolei, 88, 6
6. Kamehameha, 78, 4
7. Mililani, 62, 5
8. Farrington, 46, 7
9. Kailua, 22, 9
10. Baldwin, 17, 10

Also receiving votes: Iolani 4, Konawaena 3, Moanalua 1, Lahainaluna 1.

COMMENTS

  1. The Red Sea August 8, 2016 4:14 pm

    So it looks like the OIA BLUE is the powerhouse league.


  2. FearGod August 8, 2016 6:28 pm

    Looking for another Kapolei blowout this next game


  3. Chloropicrin August 8, 2016 7:20 pm

    Kapolei Blowout? Campbell’s pass rush is not even close to Waianae’s. And I doubt if Kapolei D front is the same as Kamehameha, and prolly won’t stop the run game.


  4. Tutu Kane Ale August 9, 2016 11:44 am

    Not even close you guys like the only blowout recently is TS Howard and TS Ivette; RR4LE


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