Defending state champion Lahainaluna will await the winner between Roosevelt and Kamehameha-Hawaii to begin its defense in the state Division II football tournament.
The Lunas will host the winner of that game on Nov. 23. The Lunas have played a state tournament game at home twice and won both, beating Kaimuki 7-0 in 2015 and Roosevelt 48-10 last year.
Kamehameha-Hawaii, which hosts Roosevelt on Nov. 16 for the right to travel to Maui, has not been nearly as successful on campus in state games. The Warriors have lost three of four on their own field with the lone win coming in 2014 against Nanakuli. The Warriors lost to Kaimuki in a thriller at home last year.
League champions Kapaa and Kaimuki will hook up at Vidinha Stadium in the other semifinal, a 2 p.m. game on Nov. 23. That will be a rematch of last year’s 20-12 win by Kapaa at Vidinha Stadium.
That makes it a tough trip for the OIA kings, as Kapaa has not lost in two state games at Vidinha, but they haven’t played there since beating Lahainaluna in 2015.
OIA schools are 2-6 in state games at the venue, with only 2008 and 2012 Radford teams earning victories.
The championship will be held Nov. 29 at Aloha Stadium.