The Hilo Vikings, who are averaging 59.0 points per game in their first three wins, earned their highest ranking ever checking in at No. 7 in the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 released today.
The Vikings shut out Honokaa 41-0 on Friday behind another great outing from star running back Kahale Huddleston, who has scored 14 touchdowns in three games.
Huddleston returned a kickoff for a TD for the third straight game and added 125 rushing yards on eight carries. He scored touchdowns on three of his first five rushing attempts.
After falling out of the rankings for consecutive weeks for the first time since weeks 1 and 2 in 2015, Waianae moved back in at No. 10 after getting a school-record 243 rushing yards from senior running back Rico Rosario in a 43-20 win over Moanalua.
Saint Louis remained the unanimous No. 1 after a 44-0 shellacking of Kamehameha, which despite the lopsided loss remained at No. 5 in the rankings. Kahuku remains No. 2 and extends its streak of 27 consecutive weeks ranked in the top two in the state.
Punahou, which was jumped by Mililani for the third spot last week, takes back the No. 3 spot by two votes over the Trojans after both were victorious on the mainland.
Mililani notched its first win in program history on the continent with a 49-30 victory over Clayton Valley Charter (Calif.) on Friday. Punahou then went out and beat Junipero Serra 56-42 on Saturday in the Honor Bowl in San Diego.
Farrington moved up a spot to No. 6 with a 3-0 win over Kailua, which fell two spots to No. 8. Lahainaluna is No. 9.
Also receiving votes were Kapaa (8), Kapolei (4), Campbell (3) and Damien (2).
The Hurricanes fell out of the top 10 for the first time since the final poll in 2015.
TOP 10 SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK
FRIDAY, SEPT. 8
>> No. 4 Mililani at No. 6 Farrington, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 9
>> No. 7 Hilo at Waiakea, 1 p.m.
>> No. 2 Kahuku vs. Bingham (Utah), at Las Vegas, 4 p.m.
>> No. 3 Punahou vs. No. 5 Kamehameha, at Aloha Stadium, 6 p.m.
>> Kapolei at No. 8 Kailua, 6:30 p.m.
>> No. 10 Waianae at Radford, 6:30 p.m.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Jan. 23|
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