Kapaa and Lahainaluna clinch league titles and state berths

Kapaa QB Kahanu Davis scored on a 5-yard TD run to give the Warriors a 20-7 lead over Lahainaluna in the second quarter of the D-II state final in 2018. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Kapaa and Lahainaluna are the latest Hawaii high school football teams to clinch league championships.

The Warriors defeated Waimea 31-19 at Vidinha Stadium on Saturday for the KIF title to improve to 6-1. It’s Kapaa’s second league championship in a row and sixth since 2011.

The Lunas (8-1) vanquished King Kekaulike 41-3 at home on Saturday at to wrap up their 13th MIL Division II crown.


A year ago, Lahainaluna defeated Kapaa 34-32 in a hotly contested D-II state championship game at Aloha Stadium, when the Lunas preserved their status as D-II state winners for the third year in a row.

The Warriors have been in the D-II state championship game three of the last four years, but are still looking for the school’s first state banner.

>> Neighbor Island Standings

Statewide, six other teams etched themselves into a state-tournament spot last weekend with victories — Mililani and Kahuku in the Open, Moanalua and Leilehua in D-I, and Roosevelt and Kaimuki in D-II.


Baldwin, in MIL D-I, previously sewed up a state spot.

Altogether, nine of the 14 state combatants are known, with five to be filled eventually by: the ILH Open champion, the ILH D-I representative, the OIA Open’s third-place finisher, and the BIIF’s D-I and D-II champions.

OPEN
>> ILH champion: Saint Louis (9-0), Punahou (9-1) or Kamehameha (3-6)
>> OIA champion: Mililani (8-3) or Kahuku (7-3)
>> OIA runner-up: Mililani (8-3) or Kahuku (7-3)
>> OIA third place: Campbell (5-5) or Farrington (2-8)

DIVISION I
>> BIIF champion: Hilo (9-0) or Konawaena (8-2)
>> ILH representative: Damien (8-2) or ‘Iolani (8-2)
>> MIL representative: Baldwin (4-4)
>> OIA champion: Moanalua (9-1) or Leilehua (9-1)
>> OIA runner-up: Moanalua (9-1) or Leilehua (9-1)


DIVISION II
>> BIIF champion: Hawaii Prep (6-1) or Kamehameha-Hawaii (8-3)
>> KIF champion: Kapaa (6-1)
>> MIL champion: Lahainaluna (8-1)
>> OIA champion: Roosevelt (9-1) or Kaimuki (9-2)
>> OIA runner-up: Roosevelt (9-1) or Kaimuki (9-2)

ELIMINATED FROM STATES
Open
>> Kapolei (4-6)
>> Waianae (1-9)
Division I
>> Kealakehe (6-3)
>> Waipahu (4-6)
>> Kailua (4-7)
>> Keaau (3-6)
>> Castle (2-7)
>> Honokaa (2-8)
>> Aiea (1-8)
>> Maui (1-7)
>> Radford (0-8)
>> Waiakea (0-10)
Division II
>> Kaiser (9-2)
>> Pac-Five (6-3)
>> Kamehameha-Maui (6-3)
>> Nanakuli (5-5)
>> Waialua (5-6)
>> Waimea (3-4)
>> Kalani (4-6)
>> Ka’u (3-4)
>> King Kekaulike (3-6)
>> Pearl City (3-7)
>> Kohala (2-6)
>> Kauai (1-5)
>> McKinley (1-9)
>> Pahoa (0-8)
>> Kalaheo (0-10)

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