Finally everyone is in agreement.
For just the second time this season, and first since Week 2, the Kahuku Red Raiders are the unanimous No. 1 team in the state collecting all 15 first-place votes in this week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 released Monday.
Kahuku (9-1) shut out Waianae, 38-0, in the OIA Division I semifinals on Saturday, scoring all 38 points in the first half. It was the Red Raiders’ sixth shutout of the season and extended their winning streak to 22 against Hawaii teams.
Kahuku remained No. 22 in the nation in the latest USA Today Super 25 rankings also released on Monday.
Saint Louis (8-1) and Punahou (7-2) swapped spots with the Crusaders regaining their No. 2 ranking following a 28-14 victory over the third-ranked Buffanblu to win the ILH championship last Friday night.
Up next for both ILH teams is the Open Division of the state tournament.
Farrington (8-2) jumped two spots to No. 4 after coming from behind to score three fourth-quarter touchdowns and beat Kapolei 33-27 to advance to the OIA final against Kahuku. Mosi Afe had a big game receiving with nine catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns.
The Hurricanes (8-2) dropped to No. 5 and will play the sixth-ranked Seariders (8-3) in the OIA third-place game on Saturday at Mililani.
No. 7 Mililani will play at No. 9 Baldwin in the first round of the HHSAA Division I state tournament according to brackets released Monday afternoon. The Bears clinched the MIL title with a win over Maui on Saturday.
No. 8 Campbell will play in the Open Division next with Hilo, the No. 1 seed in the Division I state tournament, ranked No. 10. The Vikings, who are ranked for the first time since finishing No. 10 to end the 2014 season, will host Leilehua on Nov. 4.
That leaves the ILH with only two teams ranked for the first time. Kamehameha dropped out of the top 10 and isn’t ranked for the first time in the seven-year history of the poll. The Warriors finished with a losing 3-6 record for the first time since 1992.
|Updated: Nov. 21|