Kapolei jumps to No. 5 in latest HSA Top 10

Kapolei's Jaymin Sarono has caught 10 touchdown passes this season. Jay Metzger / Special to the Star-Advertiser
Kapolei’s Jaymin Sarono has caught 10 touchdown passes this season. Jay Metzger / Special to the Star-Advertiser

When evaluating the OIA in football this season, voters are unanimous in who they think is No. 1.

After that, it’s anybody’s guess.

The top three teams in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 have not changed since the preseason with Kahuku again receiving 14 of 15 first-place votes to rank No. 1 in the state for the sixth consecutive week.

Saint Louis, which rolled ‘Iolani last Friday, and Punahou, which dominated Kamehameha last Thursday, are ranked second and third heading into Friday night’s game at Aloha Stadium.

Kapolei’s 40-12 win over Mililani last night shook things up after that with Waianae jumping one spot to No. 4 and the Hurricanes leapfrogging Farrington, Kamehameha and Mililani to No. 5.

Kapolei was also ranked No. 5 after the first week of the season, matching its highest ranking ever in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser poll.

Farrington, Kamehameha and Mililani all finished within five votes of each other with the Govs landing at No. 6, followed by the Warriors and Trojans.

Mililani dropped to No. 8 and is two spots behind Farrington despite sharing the same record and beating the Governors just 10 days ago.

Division II Kapaa jumped ahead of ‘Iolani by a single vote to finish No. 9, followed by the Raiders.

Baldwin and Kailua also received eight votes each.

ICYMI: Kahuku moved up one spot to No. 17 in the country in the latest USA Today Super 25 rankings.

Here’s this week’s schedule for ranked teams:
>> No. 1 Kahuku at Radford, 7:30 p.m., Friday
>> No. 2 Saint Louis vs. No. 3 Punahou at Aloha Stadium, 7:45 p.m., Friday
>> No. 4 Waianae at Aiea, 7:30 p.m., Friday
>> No. 5 Kapolei idle
>> No. 6 Farrington at Castle, 6:30 p.m., Saturday
>> No. 10 ‘Iolani at No. 7 Kamehameha, 6 p.m., Saturday
>> No. 8 Mililani at Nanakuli, 7:30 p.m., Friday
>> No. 9 Kapaa idle

Updated: Nov. 21
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  1. red x September 6, 2016 1:58 pm

    Well deserved boys! Just keep playing hard

  2. Searider86 September 6, 2016 2:11 pm

    Kapolei looked pretty good defensively as well last night! They’ll be even tougher when Rocky and Tyler returns! I think Mililani will regroup, and I can see Dillon coming into his own prior to the playoffs! Great season to you all!

  3. anywaaaays!! September 6, 2016 2:30 pm

    So what does the HHSAA (who are run by the ILH) do now that Mililani (which was supposed to be a big dog) gets crushed by Kapolei (who supposed to be a medium dog). Which one of these two are going to the Open tourney?

    oh…wait it doesnt matter, they just wanted to get PUN and STL into the tourney, everything else is irrelevant and a smoke screen.

  4. Paper Crane September 6, 2016 2:33 pm

    Pardon me, bum bai pau yet still with a smile.

    Regardless of the recent new format or old format, Kahuku Red Raiders after 4 weeks are still the defending State of Hawaii High School Football Champions until proven otherwise by any challenger?.


  5. oia#1 September 6, 2016 4:35 pm

    Gabriels receivers werent helping him, also taulias. If they were catching the balls it wouldve been a highers scoring game.

  6. hwnstyll September 6, 2016 5:30 pm

    Kapolei has June Jones, NFL June Jones and OIA fan is crying foul still? comical.

  7. anywaaaays!! September 6, 2016 5:30 pm

    Oia#1 – Instead of blaming the receiver for dropping the ball how about blaming the QB for throwing it to the butterfinger WR, or the coach for letting the butterfinger WR play? You play with what you got and leave it all on the field. Cause the same could be said about a running game where blockers are missing blocks but you never hear people talk about the “coulda,woulda,shoulda” of missed blocks.

  8. RidgeRunnerE-5 September 6, 2016 8:57 pm

    There wasn’t any particular “butterfinger” WR last night. The receiving corps as a whole dropped a lot of passes for Kapolei. Even the Sarono kid dropped a sure TD. I noticed Tagovailoa was putting some serious heat on his passes though, and he high-marked a couple balls too.

  9. RidgeRunnerE-5 September 6, 2016 9:01 pm

    Mililani’s secondary just couldn’t cover the Kapolei WRs, and the front seven was giving Taulia too much time in the pocket.

  10. oia#1 September 9, 2016 8:02 am

    Aannnyywayys, you proved my point! They play with what they have and the receivers werent doin well that night. I wouldnt call them butterfingers yet, maybe they just had an off night. Like rrE-5 said even sarono had a dropped td, even happens to the best.

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