After wrapping up its 13th consecutive MIL Division II championship over the weekend, Lahainaluna is back in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10.
The Lunas move into a tie for 10th place in this week’s Top 10 with ‘Iolani. They were listed on just three ballots but two of them had the Lunas seventh and the third had them at No. 9.
‘Iolani (8-2) was listed ninth on two ballots and 10th on six ballots.
Lahainaluna (8-1) has not been ranked since the preseason poll when it was eighth.
Since losing to Damien in overtime to start the season in which they gave up a three-TD lead in the second half, the Lunas have rattled off eight straight wins to earn yet another league crown. Their current streak of MIL titles is the second-longest of any team in the state of Hawaii to win a league championship. Only Saint Louis, which won 18 consecutive ILH titles from 1986 to 2003, has won more in a row.
Saint Louis. Punahou, Mililani and Kahuku were listed in that order on all 10 ballots. The Crusaders moved up a spot nationally in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 this week and are now No. 6 in both that ranking and the USA Today Super 25.
Hilo is now tied with Campbell for the No. 5 spot. The Vikings (10-0) shut out Kealakehe 51-0 over the weekend and have outscored their opponents 478-37 in 10 games. It’s the first time the Vikings have ever been ranked in the top five in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10.
The Sabers (5-5) lost 46-0 to No. 4 Kahuku on Saturday. All five of their losses this season have come against teams ranked in the top four.
Leilehua, Moanalua and Damien remain Nos. 7-9.
Kapaa received one vote.
TOP 10 SCHEDULE
Friday, Oct. 25
>> No. 2 Punahou vs. Kamehameha, at Aloha Stadium, 4:45 p.m.
>> No. 5 Campbell vs. Farrington, at John Kauinana Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
>> Konawaena at No. 5 Hilo, 7:30 p.m.
>> No. 9 Damien vs. No. 10 ‘Iolani, at Aloha Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26
>> No. 3 Mililani vs. No. 4 Kahuku, at Aloha Stadium, 8 p.m.
>> No. 7 Leilehua vs. No. 8 Moanalua, at Aloha Stadium, 5 p.m.
>> Maui at No. 10 Lahainaluna, 7 p.m.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: May 16 (final)|