No. 7 Hilo earns highest ranking ever

Hilo receiver Guyson Ogata caught a touchdown pass in the Vikings' 62-35 victory over 'Iolani to start the season. Photo by Marco Garcia/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

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.


>> No. 4 Mililani at No. 6 Farrington, 7:30 p.m.

>> 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: 10/23
1.Kahuku (10)100
5.Saint Louis53


  1. PlayaHatersAnonymous September 5, 2017 6:21 am

    Any Teams that gets goose egged shouldn’t be at any top 10 list. Who’s the judges of these polls and where’s Damien who propably can beat #10, #8, #6, and #5! I take it back, they can beat! Hilo? They playing all outer Island teams, there’s no strength in their competition! Waialua can beat all those outer Island teams! I hate Damien, but I hate wrong polls more!

  2. Getouttahhea September 5, 2017 10:07 am

    Your high @playahater saying Damien can beat waianae, kailua, Farrington or kamehameha

  3. The Rim September 5, 2017 10:19 am

    Always nice to read ignorant posts. Waialua lost to Waiakea you idiot, and Waiakea lost to HPA, who lost to Hilo by 60+. Hilo put up 62 on Iolani, Damien scored 35 on Iolani and barely beat Kealakehe.

  4. PlayaHatersAnonymous September 5, 2017 1:30 pm

    Chew on this Getoutahhea, Damien has been ILH Division 2 Champs ’15 & ’16 beating a more talented Saint Francis team who in the past 2 seasons has been in tri-scrimmages with Kailua and dominated them. Hilo HS who is a Division I school doesn’t have 2 way players like the 35 players Damien has, so yeah Damien would be able to beat Hilo, it doesn’t matter if you scored 60 on Iolani who has 7 lineman and 4 who goes both ways, they aren’t anything like Damien, who you just might meet up with in DI States playoffs if they do make it and Damien gets past Saint Francis!

  5. OKWATEVA September 5, 2017 1:38 pm

    Hilo and their top RB are indeed very impressive but look at their competition. There is no way that they or Lahainaluna belong in the top ten. If this is about STATS then let them pile it on, but i don’t think that the Hilo RB would even be close to what he has rushed for if they played the big boys. So how can a so called D1 or even a D2 be in this mix. Lets not take away these teams effort and hard play but this system has to change. to put these teams and even these players and compare them to the OPEN is truly ridiculous. We need change and if you are going to put these teams in the mix then they should play those that are in it.

  6. The Rim September 5, 2017 3:09 pm

    This ranking has no effect on teams whatsoever. You guys can complain and complain all you want but the bottom line is no matter what their ranking are, they play the schedule and divisions they’re in. What I’m hearing is the State of Hawaii should only have five teams and the rest shouldn’t even play… sounds pretty idiotic to me. But considering what I’m reading in these posts, its written by idiots anyway. OKWHATEVA is an appropriate response.

  7. All_G September 5, 2017 3:13 pm

    Polls are just polls from these sports guys. Don’t take it seriously. It’s like being runner-up in a beauty pageant. In the end nothing matters till you are crowned Open Division Champion. St Louis or Punahou vs. Kahuku

  8. Blahblahblah September 5, 2017 9:31 pm

    Good thing this is the Internet and comments can be referenced in the future. Hopefully none of the top 10 score no less than 60 pts on Iolani….Big Boys

  9. PlayaHatersAnonymous September 6, 2017 3:34 am

    60 points? Try shutting them out, and any points is still victory points no matter if it’s 2 or 60! Watch what a squad of 27 players do to Iolani this Friday, which your Hilo defense gave up 35 points, No Team ever won any Championship without a great defense. And I hope your Hilo team makes it past Konawaena, because Hilo was owned by Saint Francis in a preseason the very 1st year SFS had a varsity team, how’s that for your history lesson Blah?!

  10. The Rim September 6, 2017 4:55 am

    This is so entertaining. Funny how a single post turns into hatred and delusional thoughts. I wish you and your St. Francis team luck, you’ll need it against Iolani. Oh and since you like to look backwards, when was the last time St. Francis beat Iolani?

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