Some people will grumble. That’s just the way it is when you make suggestions on which football teams go in which divisions.
So, let the grumbling begin. Here is a guesstimate at which schools would go where if the OIA-ILH football alliance gets the green light. To become a reality, it would have to be approved by the ILH heads of school on May 3 and also by the OIA principals at a date to be named. If it passes through both leagues, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association would likely rubber-stamp it, according to HHSAA executive director Chris Chun in a story on the KHON2 website.
ILH teams’ placement is already set in the proposal, with Kamehameha, Saint Louis and Punahou going to the Open division, ‘Iolani and Damien in Division I and Pac-Five and St. Francis headed to Division II.
At this point, it is not known which OIA schools are going where, and that will be determined by the OIA if approval is granted.
Here is what the symbols below mean:
>> *—highly likely to be in the division
>> (+)—may be better suited to move up a division
>> (-)—may be better suited to move down a division
Here is the guesstimate/educated guess of the possible alignment:
>> Campbell (-)
>> Kailua (-)
>> Kapolei (-)
>> Saint Louis*
>> Kaiser (+)
>> Leilehua (+)
>> Kaimuki (+)
>> Pearl City (+)
>> St. Francis*