OIA sets new Red and Blue football conferences

Kahuku moves from the OIA Red to the OIA Blue in the league's realignment for 2016. Mililani goes from the Blue to the Red. Pictured, the Trojans' Tyrell Niuatoa sacked the Red Raiders' Jordan Mariteragi in a July 31 scrimmage. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kahuku moves from the OIA Red to the OIA Blue in the league’s realignment for 2016. Mililani goes from the Blue to the Red. Pictured, the Trojans’ Tyrell Niuatoa sacked the Red Raiders’ Jordan Mariteragi in a July 31 scrimmage. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Oahu Interscholastic Association football will have a a different look in the fall.

As it does every two years, the league realigned its Red and Blue conferences and officially moved two teams up to Division I and two teams down to D-II.

Below is what the OIA’s 14 team Division I (seven-team Blue and Red conferences) and nine-team Division II will look like in 2016 (2014 and 2015 combined regular-season records in parentheses):

2016 OIA Red
>> Mililani (14-0)
>> Farrington (11-3)
>> Leilehua (9-5)
>> Kapolei (7-7)
>> Kailua (5-9)
>> Castle (5-9)
>> Nanakuli (15-1 in D-II)

2016 OIA Blue
>> Kahuku (13-1)
>> Waianae (10-4)
>> Kaiser (8-6)
>> Campbell (6-8)
>> Moanalua (5-9)
>> Aiea (3-11)
>> Radford (14-2 in D-II)

2016 OIA Division II
>> Pearl City (10-6)
>> Waialua (8-8)
>> Kaimuki (8-8)
>> Kalani (8-8)
>> Roosevelt (5-11)
>> Kalaheo (4-12)
>> Anuenue (0-16)
>> Waipahu (2-12 in D-I)
>> McKinley (0-14 in D-I)

For the Division I realignment, the OIA ranked the 14 teams based on league records for the past two regular seasons. The odd teams went in the Red and the even teams went in the Blue. The two teams with the worst records moved down to Division II, and the two Division II teams with the best records moved up to Division I.

For comparative purposes, the alignment for the last two years follows.

2014 and 2015 OIA Red
>> Kahuku
>> Waianae
>> Leilehua
>> Kaiser
>> Castle
>> Waipahu
>> McKinley

2014 and 2015 OIA Blue
>> Mililani
>> Farrington
>> Kapolei
>> Kailua
>> Moanalua
>> Campbell
>> Aiea

2014 and 2015 OIA Division II
>> Radford
>> Nanakuli
>> Kaimuki
>> Waialua
>> Kalani
>> Pearl City
>> Kalaheo
>> Roosevelt
>> Anuenue


  1. EwaEwa January 20, 2016 6:10 pm

    If Kahuku goes undeafeated in the Blue conference you can bet the OC16 commentators will say that their conference is weak.

    Here is a hint to the rest of the OIA, play defense and you too will look superior to your opponents. Exchanging touchdowns and winning a game 55-46 is great for entertainment but just shows that its all balls and no boto.

    Bring your balls and botos this season boys cause Kahuku is reloaded and stronger then ever.

  2. Hauula93 January 20, 2016 9:35 pm

    How did Kahuku get 13-1, while Mililani is 14-0… I thought we were undefeated and we won states… Jus wondering not complaining… Still no love…lol…

  3. Hauula93 January 20, 2016 9:42 pm


  4. EwaEwa January 20, 2016 10:31 pm

    Read the article, 13-1 is a combined record for the past 2 years of regular season play only (not playoffs)
    2014 = 6-1
    2015 = 7-0
    for their 13-1 record.

    Every two years the OIA re-organizes the conferences so that the strong teams are mixed together evenly. Mililani went undefeated the past two years in regular season for a best record of 14-0
    So while re-shuffling the conferences Mililani still got the #1 seed according to regular season play, while Kahuku got #2 seed because of that one loss back in 2014. That is why the #1 and #2 teams are in opposite conferences to balance the power. #3 Waianae and #4 Farrington are in opposite conferences.

  5. AOK January 20, 2016 11:15 pm

    The format for realignment makes no sense. If you only take the odd number teams (1,3,5) those teams are always going to be ranked higer than the even teams (2,4,6).

    And, if the oc16 announcers do make the generalized statement that Kahukus overall schedule is weaker, that would be because it is likely true. Justlook at the teams in that conference. All they gotta do is ball out again and shut everybody up. Plain and simple.

  6. hi808 January 20, 2016 11:45 pm

    Kahukus downfall is that their defense is to good that they shut out teams and then the State of Hawaii think those teams were junk to begin with. So Kahuku shuts out Waianae 31-0 then Waianae goes on to beat Farrington the #2 team in the other conference. So Kahukus conference this year 2015 and next year 2016 has 2 of the top 3 teams in the OIA and is the toughest conference.

  7. SimpleSimon January 21, 2016 7:09 am

    Kahuku needs to go independent. And the OIA needs to do a better job at figuring this conference crap out. Changing crap every 2 years is crap… lol

  8. fan 1 January 21, 2016 7:44 am

    where does Kahuku play Bishop Gorman on Sept,17 ?

  9. Action Jackson January 21, 2016 12:02 pm

    OIA Div.1: Kahuku, Waianae, Kapolei, Campbell, Kailua, Leilehua, Mililani, Radford.

    OIA Div.2: Pearl City, Waipahu, Nanakuli, Waialua, Aiea, Anuenue, Kalaheo, Castle.

    ILH Div.1: Punahou, Farrington, Kamehameha, Kaiser, St. Louis, Kaimuki.
    Div.2: Damien, Roosevelt, Mckinley, Kalani, Pac-5, Iolani.

  10. Kamu Ellis January 21, 2016 1:06 pm

    Can someone tell me when the Kahuku kids take their SAT and/or ACT tests?

  11. Hauula93 January 21, 2016 1:48 pm

    In vegas…

  12. 88 January 21, 2016 5:15 pm

    The next test is on Saturday the 23rd. Why? Are you going to cook breakfast for the kids?

  13. Polo January 21, 2016 5:49 pm

    Alright breakfast at Kamu ellis house! Independent sounds good, but impossible here in Hawaii. But playing top mainland schools is big for our program. A victory over Bishop Gorman would be even bigger for Hawaii Football! OG RRFL

  14. joe January 21, 2016 11:28 pm

    Sould be D1 west Waianae, Nanakuli, Kapolei , campbell , Millilani, leilehua, aiea .
    D1 east kahuku, farrington, kailua, castle, kaiser, moanalua, radford. What would you guys think q out this schedule ? ?.

  15. Northshore January 22, 2016 6:26 am

    Geezz, why is it about Kahuku this and Kahuku that. Kahuku is one of the smallest high school on Oahu and yet, it becomes the subject of conversation when it comes to football. Just a little inside scoop..when the school with the right formula, (seasoned coaching and dedicated players) it is more apt to produce high caliber teams every year. Kahuku is not like the majority of the high schools that produces a “good” team every three to five years and unable to get over the hump and win the OIA or state championship. Now let’s talk about Kapolei. After many years of coaching at Kapolei, coach Hernandez has finally found the right formula…June Jones…”Horrah”… JJ will be the answer for Kapolei capturing the title (OIA and state) especially with an outstanding quarterback. Would JJ have joined the staff at Kapolei without the QB or Hernandez’s invitation? Just bring on the new coaches and it should be a competitive football 2016 season. Good luck to Hernandez and the rest of the OIA football coaches and players.

  16. hi808 January 22, 2016 8:21 am

    Kapolei underachieves every year, so much talent size speed and strength in those Kapolei kids yet who would have known that the soccer town of Mililani would win a state title b4 Kapolei, Waianae, Campbell? Its got to be the lack of good coaching.

    I dont think June Jones on staff means anything because he was helping St. Louis last year even with Tua at QB and they lost to Kahuku. Its all about Team work on the high school level not individual talent.

  17. Kamu Ellis January 22, 2016 9:51 am

    I am sorry, I cannot afford paying for breakfast for everyone.

  18. Miki Suguturaga January 23, 2016 7:06 am

    How about combining OIA and ILH Divisions to make more games, more money, and more like college football?

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