OIA third place: Win or go home

Farrington's Challen Faamatau surpassed 1,000 yards rushing in only eight games this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Farrington’s Challen Faamatau surpassed 1,000 yards rushing in only eight games this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

It is probably the most emotional game of the OIA season.

While Kahuku and Mililani left their hearts on the turf at Aloha Stadium in the OIA title game on Friday, Farrington and Waianae will be playing for something much more on Saturday.

The loser goes home.

Farrington coach Randall Okimoto has been involved in six such games, way more than any other coach, and he won five of them. But his lone loss came to Waianae in 2005 and it probably still stings. It was the end of a career for more than a few Governors.

Here s a look at all of the third place games that meant a trip to states:

2003: Farrington 14, Mililani 6

2004: Leilehua 14, Castle 10

2005: Waianae 17, Farrington 7

2006: Mililani 23, Leilehua 21

2007: Farrington 37, Kapolei 19

2008: Leilehua 32, Waianae 0

Farrington 42, Castle 26

2010: Leilehua 28, Waianae 20 (both made it to states due to Kahuku’s ineligibility)

2011: Leilehua 34, Campbell 14

Farrington 52, Leilehua 26

2013: Campbell 28, Kahuku 7

2014: Farrington 31, Campbell 19


  1. "UNITY=STRENGHT" October 31, 2015 3:28 pm

    Two proud schools with there own history and traditions should be another classic game to bad one has to go home any ways should open up the play book on Halloween night should be a blast to watch let the boys play there game.

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