KIF champ Kauai clinches state berth

Kauai's Hoku Parbo looked for some running room in a game against St. Francis earlier this season. The Red Raiders clinched the Kauai Interscholastic Federation championship and a spot in the states on Saturday night. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo.

It’s been a year of revival for the Kauai High Red Raiders, who clinched the Kauai Interscholastic Federation football championship with a 23-3 victory over Waimea at Hanapepe Stadium on Saturday night.

The Red Raiders (5-2, 4-1) ended the two-year title reign of Kapaa with the win and became the first Hawaii team to get one of 12 slots into the three-tiered state tournament.

Kauai will be joined by the Maui Interscholastic League Division I champion, the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Division I winner and either St. Francis or Damien in the Division I (middle tier) state tournament. Those three slots are still being fought for.


All eight spots for the other two tiers (Division I-Open and Division II) of the state tournament are still open.

In BIIF 8-man football, Ka’u defeated Kohala 60-0. The Trojans (4-1) are going for their second straight league championship and third in the last four years on Oct. 27 against Pahoa (3-1).

The Big Island’s other championships (D-I and D-II) will be determined in two weeks in the title games that pit Kealakehe at Hilo (D-I) and Kamehameha-Hawaii at Konawaena (D-II).


On Maui, Lahainaluna’s magic number to clinch the D-II title outright is one. The first-round champion Lunas can do it if Baldwin tops Kamehameha-Maui on Saturday. That would eliminate the Warriors from second-round contention. Kamehameha-Maui can stay in the chase with a win over Baldwin and could grab the second round and set up a D-II title game with a win the following week over Lahainaluna.

In MIL Division I, Maui has the upper hand, having clinched the first round. Both the Sabers and Bears are 1-1 and fighting for the second round. They meet Oct. 20 in a game that will likely have title implications.

Updated BIIF, KIF and MIL standings and last week’s scores follow.


Standings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2017

BIIF

DIVISION I
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
cz-Hilo6-1.8573157910-1.909469158
c-Kealakehe4-3.5712371474-6.400276239
Keaau3-4.4291332473-4.429133247
Waiakea0-7.000732721-9.10086352
DIVISION II
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
cz-Konawaena7-01.000232579-3.750404263
c-Kamehameha-Hawaii5-2.714225807-4.636323107
Honokaa2-5.2861161853-5.375144192
Hawaii Prep1-6.143272912-6.25054305

KIF

DIVISION II
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
z-Kauai4-2.667128705-4.556148134
Waimea3-3.5001491804-3.571198201
Kapaa2-4.3331421674-4.500199187

MIL

DIVISION I
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
xyz-Maui5-3.6252281415-5.500235187
Baldwin4-4.5002851774-6.400299277
DIVISION II
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
xyz-Lahainaluna8-01.0002869011-1.917351227
Kamehameha-Maui3-5.3751822454-6.400218207
King Kekaulike0-8.000313600-8.00031360

BIIF 8-Man

TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
cz-Ka‘u5-1.833208745-2.714266164
c-Pahoa3-2.6001461065-2.714206149
Kohala0-5.000121760-6.00054265

MIL 8-Man

TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
crz-Molokai3-01.000155735-1.833198149
c-Lanai2-1.6671401043-2.600268235
Hana1-2.333561152-2.50064121
Seabury Hall0-3.000721310-6.000108194
r-clinched regular-season title
c-clinched playoff spot
x-clinched first-round title
y-clinched second-round title
z-clinched overall championship

Week 10

FRIDAY, OCT. 6
BIIF
>> At Keaau 40, Waiakea 20
>> Kamehameha-Hawaii 35, at Honokaa 13
MIL
>> At No. 9 Lahainaluna 17, Baldwin 14, OT

SATURDAY, OCT. 7
BIIF
>> At Hilo 42, Kealakehe 29
>> Konawaena 2, at Hawaii Prep 0 (forfeit)
KIF
>> Kauai 23, Waimea 3, at Hanapepe Stadium
MIL
>> At Kamehameha-Maui 2, King Kekaulike 0 (forfeit)
BIIF 8-man
>> At Ka’u 60, Kohala 0

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