For the first time since the start of last season, when the OIA-ILH football alliance first began, a team from Division I has entered the top six of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 released today.
Leilehua (3-0, 2-0 OIA D-I), which has given up one touchdown on defense in three games this season, moves ahead of both Kapolei and Kamehameha to No. 6 after its 23-13 win over defending D-I state champion Waipahu on Friday.
The Mules have outscored their first three opponents 72-13, including a 35-0 shutout of Farrington, which plays in the Open Division.
Leilehua had reached the No. 6 spot just once in the last four years — No. 6 in Week 11 of 2017.
After becoming the first OIA team to shut out Kahuku in 23 years, Mililani passes Punahou for the No. 2 spot in this week’s rankings. The Trojans’ 32-0 victory over Kahuku was impressive despite Mililani finishing with just 128 total yards.
The Trojans finished second ahead of Punahou at No. 3 on seven of 10 ballots.
Punahou drops to No. 3 and Campbell moves up to No. 4, ahead of the Red Raiders, who are back down at No. 5.
Kamehameha, which gave up two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lose to Punahou 15-5 on Friday afternoon at Alexander Field, drops one spot to No. 7, finishing one vote behind the Mules. The Warriors are 0-2 to start a season for the first time since 2011.
Kapolei also drops one spot to No. 8 after losing by 28 points to No. 1 Saint Louis.
Damien, which got four touchdowns from quarterback Jake Holtz in a 34-12 win over Radford, is up one spot to No. 9, breaking the tie for No. 10 it shared with Moanalua.
Na Menehune remain at No. 10.
Waianae fell out of the top 10, receiving six votes. Hilo received 11 votes, just two points behind Moanalua, and ‘Iolani got one vote.
There are three games this week involving two ranked teams.
TOP 10 SCHEDULE
Friday, Aug. 23
>> No. 1 Saint Louis at No. 4 Campbell, 7:30 p.m.
>> No. 6 Leilehua at No. 10 Moanalua, 7:30 p.m.
>> Fagaitua (Samoa) at No. 7 Kamehameha, 7 p.m.
>> No. 9 Damien at Waipahu, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 24
>> No. 2 Mililani at Farrington, 6:30 p.m.
>> No. 3 Punahou at No. 8 Kapolei, 6:30 p.m.
>> Waianae at No. 5 Kahuku, 6:30 p.m.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10