OIA football kicks off with Kahuku/Kapolei

Kahuku and Kapolei will play for the third time in 12 months to open the OIA football season on Aug. 14/15. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Kahuku and Kapolei will play for the third time in 12 months to open the OIA football season on Aug. 14/15. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

For the second year in a row, the OIA football crossover games remain the same, meaning Kahuku and Kapolei will face off again in the opening week of the OIA season the week of August 14/15.

The two teams will meet for the third time in 12 months in a rematch of last season’s OIA opener, won 33-19 by the Red Raiders. The teams met again in the quarterfinals of the OIA playoffs, with Kahuku ending Kapolei’s season with a 9-0 victory.

Defending state champion Mililani faces McKinley in a crossover game before an early-season showdown in the OIA Blue against Campbell the following weekend. Quarterback McKenzie Milton, who has committed to Hawaii, and running back Vavae Malepeai will both be on record watch all season long.


Milton (25 games, 373-for-571 (65.3 percent), 4,959 yards, 51 TD, 14 INT), will start the year needing 3,042 yards to tie Timmy Chang‘s state record for pass yards with 8,001. Milton threw for 3,339 yards during his junior season.

Malepeai (24 games, 458 carries, 2,619 yards, 43 TDs) needs 1,386 yards to tie Joe Igber‘s career mark of 4,428 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns to tie Igber’s 56. Malepeai has rushed for at least 1,200 yards and 20 touchdowns in his previous two seasons.

Dates and sites are subject to change but the current OIA schedule is below. Home teams are listed first.

Division I

WEEK 1 (AUG. 14/15)
Kapolei vs. Kahuku
Kailua vs. Leilehua
Aiea vs. Kaiser
Moanalua vs. Waianae
Mckinley vs. Mililani
Farrington vs. Waipahu
Campbell vs. Castle

WEEK 2 (AUG. 21/22)
Byes: Leilehua, Farrington
Kahuku vs. Kaiser
Castle vs. Waianae
Waipahu vs. McKinley
Mililani vs. Campbell
Aiea vs. Moanalua
Kailua vs. Kapolei

WEEK 3 (AUG. 28/29)
Byes: Kaiser, Campbell
Leilehua vs. Waianae
Kahuku vs. McKinley
Castle vs. Waipahu
Farrington vs. Moanalua
Mililani vs. Kapolei
Aiea vs. Kailua

WEEK 4 (SEPT. 4/5)
Byes: Kahuku, Mililani
Castle vs. Leilehua
Waipahu vs. Kaiser
Mckinley vs. Waianae
Aiea vs. Farrington
Kailua vs. Campbell
Kapolei vs. Moanalua

WEEK 5 (SEPT. 11/12)
Byes: Waianae, Moanalua
Kaiser vs. Mckinley
Leilehua vs. Waipahu
Farrington vs. Kailua
Kahuku vs Castle
Campbell vs. Kapolei
Mililani vs. Aiea

WEEK 6 (SEPT. 18/19)
Byes: McKinley, Kapolei
Waianae vs. Waipahu
Kaiser vs. Castle
Leilehua vs. Kahuku
Campbell vs. Aiea
Moanalua vs. Kailua
Farrington vs. Mililani

WEEK 7 (SEPT. 25/26)
Byes: Castle, Aiea
Waipahu vs. Kahuku
McKinley vs. Leilehua
Waianae vs. Kaiser
Kailua vs. Mililani
Kapolei vs. Farrington
Moanalua vs. Campbell

WEEK 8 (OCT 2/3)
Byes: Waipahu, Kailua
Kapolei vs. Aiea
McKinley vs. Castle
Waianae vs. Kahuku
Kaiser vs. Leilehua
Moanalua vs. Mililani
Campbell vs. Farrington


WEEK 9 (OCT. 9/10)
OIA Red first round

WEEK 10 (OCT. 16/17)
OIA Red quarterfinals

WEEK 11 (OCT. 23/24)
OIA Red semifinals

WEEK 12 (OCT. 30/31)
OIA Red final
OIA Red third-place game

Division II

WEEK 1 (AUG. 14/15)
Bye: Kaimuki
Anuenue vs. Radford
Roosevelt vs. Pearl City
Waialua vs. Kalani Waialua
Kalaheo vs. Nanakuli

WEEK 2 (AUG. 21/22)
Bye: Nanakuli
Kalani vs. Kalaheo
Pearl City vs. Waialua
Radford vs. Roosevelt
Kaimuki vs. Anuenue

WEEK 2 (AUG. 28/29)
Bye: Pearl City
Radford vs. Kalani
Kaimuki vs. Nanakuli
Anuenue vs. Kalaheo
Roosevelt vs. Waialua Roosevelt

WEEK 4 (SEPT. 4/5)
Bye: Kalaheo
Nanakuli vs. Waialua
Kalani vs. Roosevelt
Pearl City vs. Anuenue
Radford vs. Kaimuki

WEEK 5 (SEPT. 11/12)
Bye: Radford
Kaimuki vs. Pearl City
Anuenue vs. Kalani
Roosevelt vs. Nanakuli
Waialua vs. Kalahe

WEEK 5 (SEPT. 18/19)
Bye: Waialua
Kalaheo vs. Roosevelt
Nanakuli vs. Anuenue
Kalani vs. Kaimuki
Pearl City vs. Radford

WEEK 6 (SEPT. 25/26)
Bye: Kalani
Pearl City vs. Nanakuli
Kaimuki vs. Waialua
Radford vs. Kalaheo
Anuenue vs. Roosevelt


WEEK 7 (OCT. 2/3)
Bye: Roosevelt
Nanakuli vs. Radford
Waialua vs. Anuenue
Kalaheo vs. Kaimuki
Kalani vs. Pearl City

WEEK 8 (OCT. 9/10)
Bye: Anuenue
Roosevelt vs. Kaimuki
Waialua vs. Radford
Kalaheo vs. Pearl City
Nanakuli vs. Kalani

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