OIA football playoff matchups set

Farrington's Chris Afe was brought down quickly in Friday's 33-6 loss to Leilehua. The Mules' win secured a second seed and a first-round bye in the upcoming Oahu Interscholastic Association playoffs. Farrington dropped to a third seed. Darryl Oumi / Special to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Now that the regular-season is done, the Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I football playoff matchups are set.

On Saturday, Mililani defeated Kailua 52-0 in the regular-season finale. With the loss, the Surfriders (3-4) fell into a three-way tie for fourth place in the OIA Red with Kapolei and Castle.

The three teams were equal in head-to-head regular-season matchups and against common opponents. The third tiebreaker — quality wins in division or crossover games — eventually broke the tie before the final tiebreaker method — a coin flip — needed to be used. So, Kapolei — due to its win over Waianae (the second seeded team from the OIA Blue) ended up taking fourth place, followed by Kailua (whose biggest divisional or crossover win was against Moanalua, the fourth-seeded team from the Blue) in fifth and then Castle in sixth.

The final seedings are below, followed by the playoff matchups.

1. Mililani (7-0)
2. Leilehua (5-2)
3. Farrington (4-3)
4. Kapolei (3-4)
5. Kailua (3-4)
6. Castle (3-4)

OIA Blue
1. Kahuku (7-0)
2. Waianae (5-2)
3. Campbell (5-2)
4. Moanalua (3-4)
5. Aiea (2-5)
6. Radford (1-6)

Friday, Oct. 6
>> (R6) Castle at (B3) Campbell, 7:30 p.m.
>> (B5) Aiea at (R4) Kapolei, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7
>> (R5) Kailua vs. (B4) Moanalua, at Farrington’s Skippa Diaz Stadium, 4 p.m.
>> (B6) Radford at (R3) Farrington, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 13 or Saturday, Oct. 14
>> Kailua/Moanalua winner at (R1) Mililani
>> Aiea/Kapolei winner at (B1) Kahuku
>> Castle/Campbell winner at (R2) Leilehua
>> Radford/Farrington winner at (B2) Waianae

Friday, Oct. 20 or Saturday, Oct. 21
>> Radford/Farrington/Waianae winner vs. Moanalua/Kailua/Mililani winner
>> Castle/Campbell/Leilehua winner vs. Aiea/Kapolei/Kahuku winner

Friday, Oct. 27 or Saturday, Oct. 28
>> Semifinal winners

Friday, Oct. 27 or Saturday, Oct. 28
>> Semifinals losers


  1. Simple Simon October 1, 2017 4:26 am

    They really should cut it down to just the top 2. Waste time the rest

  2. Coach C October 1, 2017 7:12 am

    Arnold Martinez should take his coaching experience to Aiea. Then I can be the defensive Co ordination and rally the Halawa boys from going to Mililani.

  3. bumbuchas October 1, 2017 9:33 am

    Why would he pick you as the DC? What are your creditials and coaching experience?

  4. bumbuchas October 1, 2017 9:36 am

    BTW, the tiebreaker criteria of using crossover game is lame.

  5. Mina R October 1, 2017 12:06 pm

    I know you guys may not care about the JV division but I was wondering where can I see the schedule for them?

  6. Hyn October 1, 2017 1:52 pm

    What a waste of time. You might as well let the last place in the playoff too.

  7. Awrite!! October 1, 2017 2:24 pm

    Considering the top 4 teams have byes it gives them a chance to rest up an extra week, so the real pressure is on the lower ranked teams that have to play next week without a rest.

  8. Choloropicrin October 1, 2017 3:10 pm

    Looks like an early exit is in store for Kapolei, Leilehua and Farrington or Waianae.

    Mililani and Kahuku are the clear favorites.
    Mililani is explosive on offense
    Kahuku is big, fast and talented on defense

    Kahuku will dominate everyone on their side of the bracket.

    If Waianae can get passed Farrington, which mostly likely will happen, I can see them playing a tough game against Mililani.

    Waianae gets by Farrington with a tough run defense. I bet they use Kanai Mauga on the Dline when they meet he’s to agile and quick for those big dudes. If Waianae can get a pass rush against Jamarcus Russell they’ll be ok.

    Mililani and a Waianae should be a good semifinal game.

  9. Kamehameha#1 October 1, 2017 4:08 pm

    It would be more entertaining to have the old playoff format. At least we can see how the second place team from the ILH would do again some of the better OIA teams. Now same old boring format!

  10. Oahu for life October 1, 2017 6:00 pm

    The 2nd place ILH team went out in the first round against a oia team that had no rest for over 2 weeks lol waste time add 2nd place ILH

  11. Oahu for life October 1, 2017 6:04 pm

    Gotta make a better season line up mix ILH and OIA
    St.louis Kamehameha one side punahou iolani the other and 4 each OIA..2 divisions 6 teams instead of ILH playing people twice and having blowout games…just a thought

  12. Jay Gatoloai October 1, 2017 7:14 pm

    Don’t sleep on Kapolei folks!!! Espeically you kahuku fans who think it’ll be a walk in the park!!!

  13. Awrite!! October 1, 2017 7:24 pm

    Yup as a Kahuku alum I think we got our work cut out for us with Kapolei as our potential 2nd round matchup. At the beginning of the year they were projected top 2 in the OIA and their current record 3-4 does not show how good of a team they really are. They could show up in the playoffs as that top team we all expected and make some noise.

  14. ??? October 1, 2017 7:44 pm

    @coach c
    I agree about the Halawa boys but Arnold Martinez will not coach in Hawaii again and you can’t be the D- coordinator if you can’t spell it. Lol….

  15. Education First October 2, 2017 8:09 am

    Coach C October 1, 2017 7:12 am
    Arnold Martinez should take his coaching experience to Aiea. Then I can be the defensive Co ordination and rally the Halawa boys from going to Mililani.
    After reading your blogging, I don’t think Coach Martinez would hire you.

  16. Education First October 2, 2017 8:16 am

    bumbuchas October 1, 2017 9:33 am
    Why would he pick you as the DC? What are your creditials and coaching experience?
    @ bumbuchas, Coach C is very good at blogging and checking social media.

  17. Knation October 2, 2017 9:46 am

    Kapolei has a high chance of beating kahuku. They have the defense that can shut out kahuku and a offense that always been consistent moving the ball. Kapolei is a far better team than farrington and leilehua evendo they lost to them that’s why people shouldn’t over look kapolei. There dline is the best in the state and will be a problem for kahuku.

  18. ILH October 2, 2017 7:29 pm


  19. Awrite!! October 2, 2017 10:44 pm

    ILH that is debatable, they gave up 7pts to Waianae and 50pts to #75 ranked Narbornne.

    Kahuku shutout Waianae (0pts) and only gave up 17pts to #15 ranked Bingham.

  20. TooMeke October 4, 2017 8:57 am

    Should just eliminate all the teams with losing records.

    Take top 6 and give top 2 the byes. That would make for great OIA playoffs.

    All these losing record teams in playoffs is ridiculous.

    ILH – see Awrite’s post…add to that all the yardage they gave up to an AVERAGE Kam offense. Ya killing me smalls… Puns gonna light ’em up this week. Big Red has best D in state…not even debatable.

    Hyn – still waiting – Friday should be interesting.

  21. TooMeke October 4, 2017 9:03 am

    Knation – killing me. Bingham’s offense is more “high-powered” than Kapolei’s = defense gave up 17 points (14 from 4th-down trick plays) while being on the field for 75% of the game. If Kapolei scores more than 10 points, I’ll be amazed.

    As for their D – we’ll see. Big Red is a lot more balanced on O than they’ve been the last 5-6 years. That’s the only matchup that’ll be interesting.

    In the end, it won’t be close…again.


  22. Hyn October 4, 2017 12:10 pm

    Toomeke- did you even notice we was missing 4 defensive starters against kam. Imaging if you guys played a decent team 2 times within 3 weeks but wait you don’t even play one decent team. Lol!

    What we betting now how about some cash money since you think we going get smash. You already owe me lunch.

  23. Jason Keuma October 6, 2017 5:02 pm

    The 12 team playoff is ridiculous. Sub .500 teams playing, for what? So the top 4 teams to have a bye, rest up and then beat the winners of the first round. OIA get a clue, make getting into the playoffs mean something.

    I love the state playoffs, but really, do they really need the other 4 teams?

  24. Who da guy October 19, 2017 3:36 am

    Kapolei, defense was just potential. It never panned out for them…if you saw the Mililani game…they were sucking air the whole game to keep up. Talent is so nice but coaching didn’t put it together.

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