Mililani jumps Kahuku for No. 2 in Top 10

Mililani quarterback Dillon Gabriel has thrown for 6,101 yards and 67 touchdowns heading into his senior season. Photo by Marco Garcia/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

When Mililani and Kahuku meet in 12 days in the OIA championship game, voters in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 favor the Trojans.

Mililani, which improved to 10-0 with a 42-6 thumping of Waianae in the OIA semifinals on Friday at Aloha Stadium, jumped Kahuku for the No. 2 spot in the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 released today.

Six of the 10 voters picked the Trojans, who own a state-best 15-game winning streak, second ahead of Kahuku. The other four had Kahuku, which rolled past Campbell 49-7 in the other semifinal game at Aloha Stadium, second and Mililani third.

Saint Louis (8-0), which clinched its third consecutive ILH title and remained No. 25 nationally in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 this week, again received all 10 first-place votes in the Star-Advertiser rankings.

The Trojans and Red Raiders have combined to win the last 10 OIA titles with Kahuku winning seven and Mililani getting its titles in 2010, ’13 and ’14. The only other school to win an OIA title in Division I since classification in 2003 is Leilehua in 2007.

The next three spots remained the same with No. 4 Kamehameha holding an edge of four votes over No. 5 Punahou. Waianae is No. 6.

Lahainaluna (9-1), the MIL Division II champion once again, moved up a spot to No. 7 to match its highest ranking since late in the 2013 season before it lost to Kaiser in the Division II state semifinals.

Campbell (7-4) dropped a spot to No. 8, followed by Waipahu and Hilo. The Marauders (9-0) own their highest ranking in a statewide poll dating back to 2001.

Hilo (8-1) is back in the rankings for the first time since losing to Konawaena earlier this season.

Other teams receiving votes are St. Francis (seven), Leilehua (five), Konawaena (four), Maui (three) and Damien (two).

Waipahu is the only top-10 team playing this week. The Marauders will face Pearl City in the OIA Division II title game on Thursday evening at Aloha Stadium.

In case you missed it, brackets for the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships were released earlier today.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10

Updated: Nov. 21
1.Kahuku (10)100
6.Saint Louis 45
8. Kapolei28


  1. RR4LIFE living the lie October 24, 2017 7:03 pm

    Could any of them read?

  2. Hau'ulaBoy October 24, 2017 7:57 pm

    Could they read? Yes Inoke grad UH and Mulivai could read, just not as fast as he could run. But you my friend need to erase the hate in your heart. One day that hate will eat you from the inside-out. Sincerely yours RR4L._.

  3. Good Story October 24, 2017 8:13 pm

    @ Gone Fishing
    Best post of the year lol

  4. Kahuku Alum 2015 October 25, 2017 1:02 pm

    So I played for the Red Raiders 2 years ago. Cmon parents you guys are so silly. I have to say that most of my teammates don’t act like many of the adults on these forums. We didn’t care about rankings. We didn’t need it to fuel ourselves. We never felt disrespected nor cared about fellow uso’s Being recruited by or given chances at St. Louis or Punahou. We were happy for them cuz they all our brothers.

    We played cuz we live the game and wanted to compete. We loved playing again other guys like us playing for their own teams even if it was a private or public school. All us guys have a bond. We all play Hawaii Football.

    It’s sad so many guys who say they represent Kahuku come on here and talk to much junk. Our parents don’t teach us to talk like this. We are humble and grateful for what we have. If you guys are one of my uncles or aunties then i am really embarrassed. There’s no way one of my elders would ever tolerate this kind of behavior.

    I speak for most of Kahuku. We are no different than families from Kalihi, Mililani, Kailua, Waianae, and everywhere else. We just trying to live our lives and help others. We care for ourselves and each other. And we try our bed to to set good examples for the keiki. I don’t know why so many of our community members are on here talking the way you are. It’s so sad. I’m in school in Nevada now trying to start my life and be a good person. I was lucky to have so many great people in my life. I hope you all read this and learn how to respect thy fellow man. I’m sad to read through these forums.

  5. TrojanFan4Life October 25, 2017 3:40 pm

    Well said Kahuku Alum 2015!! Best of luck to you and yours!!

  6. Kahuku Alum 2015 October 26, 2017 9:44 am

    Mahalo TrojanFan4Life. It just saddens me. I have as much pride for my community as the next guy. But that doesn’t mean I will bad mouth another community. I hate when adults come on here and say we belong to the community. I belong to my family and god. No one else. I never had the opportunity to go Punahou cuz my parents couldn’t afford it even with financial aid. The coach talked to my parents and it didn’t work out. I’m not jealous any of my boyz went there or STL. Instead of seeing them at school I see them around the way at at the beach. Or whereveras.

    I don’t get all the negativity on here. It’s sad. Is football for the kids? Or is football for adults that are trying to live through their kids. I don’t know anyone who is like “cuz u saw how the poll wen disrespect us! Cut em out and post um! We need it to movivste is!”

    Man, we are motivated by our coaches, our teammates, and mostly ourselves. I don’t need one piece paper to psych me up! Cmon uncles! You guys just like stir the pot!

    Good luck to all the teams. I’m rooting for entwine out there. And that doesn’t mean I don’t bleed red or don’t have school pride! But my parents taught me to see the bigger picture. We are all human beings, have families, and I wish good for everyone.

    I hope the adults in here will see it and learn. But based on the sports illustrated posts I’m reading I don’t think they will.

  7. RR4LIFE living the lie October 26, 2017 12:15 pm

    @Kahuku Alum 2015: Why did you have to mention that you played the game? To give you more cred? LMAO. I never played HS sports because of a medical condition but I know more about the game specifically and the world as a whole because of my unique experiences. REMEMBER AND RESPECT THAT!!!

  8. RR4LIFE living the lie October 26, 2017 10:33 pm

    The clown who posted above wasn’t me. Well said and some of the adults need to grow up. Or just grab some popcorn and continue to feed the trolls. Get your own screen name.

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