Uncertainty remains after the top four teams in the state, and as a result, there are two ties in the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 released today.
Nothing has changed at the top, where No. 1 Saint Louis (5-0) remains unanimous following a 56-50 win over Narbonne (Calif.) on Saturday at Aloha Stadium. (If you haven’t seen the video highlights, watch them here, some amazing plays made in that game).
Senior receiver Mitchell Quinn went off for four touchdowns in the fourth quarter and 232 total receiving yards. He talked about it after the game.
No. 2 Kahuku remains two votes ahead of No. 3 Mililani, which clinched the OIA Red while playing a lot of its backups in a 44-33 win over Nanakuli on Saturday.
Punahou was ranked fourth on all 10 ballots this week to keep the No. 4 spot.
After that, it got interesting.
Despite losing its third consecutive game to drop to 3-3, Kamehameha remains No. 5 in the state, tied with Waianae. The Seariders will finish the regular season with five consecutive wins after starting the year 0-3 and have a chance to earn a first-round bye in the OIA playoffs if Kahuku can beat Campbell this weekend.
The Sabers leapfrogged Farrington for No. 7 with the Govs at No. 8 and Lahainaluna again at No. 9.
The second tie in the poll came for the final spot with Damien, which was ranked last week for the first time in 14 years, earning the same amount of votes as Leilehua.
The Monarchs fell behind 28-0 to ‘Iolani before rallying to win in overtime 42-35. Leilehua has a coach of the year candidate in Mark Kurisu after throttling Kailua 38-14 behind James McGary‘s 329-yard rushing performance.
Leilehua plays Farrington to close the regular season this week with the winner earning a first-round bye in the OIA playoffs.
Damien and Leilehua do have a common opponent in St. Francis. The Monarchs rallied from 20-7 down in the third quarter to score 20 unanswered and win 27-20 against the Saints 10 days ago. The Mules started the season with a 13-9 win over St. Francis after the Saints fumbled inside the 2-yard line in the final minute.
Only the top four teams this week were ranked on all 10 ballots. Kamehameha, Waianae, Campbell and Farrington were left off of one ballot and Damien and Lahainaluna were each left off of two ballots.
Also receiving votes this week were Kapolei (four), Waipahu (three) and Konawaena (one). Kapolei earned a seventh-place vote on one ballot and Waipahu was ranked eighth on one ballot.
There are three games involving two ranked teams this week, all on Friday.
TOP 10 SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, SEPT. 29
No. 1 Saint Louis vs. No. 5 Kamehameha, 7:30 p.m., Aloha Stadium
No. 2 Kahuku at No. 7 Campbell, 7:30 p.m.
No. 10 Leilehua at No. 8 Farrington, 7:30 p.m.
No. 9 Lahainaluna vs. King Kekaulike, 7 p.m., War Memorial Stadium
SATURDAY, SEPT. 30
Kailua at No. 3 Mililani, 6:30 p.m.
No. 10 Damien vs. Pac-Five, 10 a.m., Skippa Diaz Stadium
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Mar. 16|
|1.||Saint Louis (6)||94|