With its 20-7 win over Mililani to win the OIA Division I title on Friday night, the Kahuku Red Raiders earned the No. 1 overall seed in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Division I state football tournament.
Kahuku (11-0) will face the first-round winner between MIL champion Baldwin and Waianae on Friday, Nov. 13, in the first game of a Division I doubleheader at Aloha Stadium.
The Bears will play the Seariders in the first round at Aloha Stadium on Friday, Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. The other first-round game pits Hilo, out of the BIIF, against OIA runner-up and defending state champion Mililani at Aloha Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Saint Louis, which is coming off back-to-back wins over Punahou to win the ILH D-I title, earned the other first-round bye as the No. 2 seed and will play the Hilo/Mililani winner on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Aloha Stadium.
The state championship game is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. All games will be played at Aloha Stadium.
Four of the last five state champions are in the tournament this year with the Buffanblu the odd team out.
Since the first state tournament in 1999, Kahuku has won it all seven times while Saint Louis has won it three times and Mililani once. Punahou (two), Kamehameha (two) and Leilehua are the other winners. The OIA owns nine titles while the ILH has seven.
FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK/HHSAA D-I STATE TOURNAMENT
All games at Aloha Stadium
Friday, Nov. 6
Baldwin vs. Waianae, 4:30 p.m.
Hilo vs. Mililani, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 13
Bald/OIA No. 3 winner vs. No. 1 Kahuku, 4:30 p.m.
Hilo/Mil winner vs. No. 2 Saint Louis, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20
State championship game at Aloha Stadium, 7:30 p.m.