RANKINGS: Moanalua makes biggest jump this week

Moanalua's Aukai Grace (4) knocked down a pass intended for Leilehua's Cody Akagi (14) during a regular season game. Photo by Darryl Oumi/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

With its second win over a ranked opponent in three games, Moanalua made the biggest jump in this week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10.

Na Menehune, who squeezed by previous-No. 6 Leilehua on Friday night, matches their highest ranking in a statewide football poll checking in at No. 7.

Moanalua was ranked No. 7 for one week last year before losing to Castle in the OIA Division I playoffs.

Na Menehune heads to the mainland this week to play Sierra Vista (Nev.) on Friday night.

No. 1 Saint Louis, which has held the top spot for 39 straight weeks, moved up two spots to No. 8 in the latest MaxPreps Xcellent 25. The USA Today Super 25 is due out Tuesday, a day later than normal because of the holiday weekend.

No. 2 Mililani held off No. 3 Punahou for the second spot by a single vote after the Buffanblu impressed voters with a 45-0 drubbing of Long Beach Poly (Calif.) on Saturday.

No. 4 Kahuku jumped past No. 5 Campbell after a 35-7 thumping of the Sabers on Saturday on the North Shore. Campbell remains ranked in the top 5 despite starting the year 1-3 with losses to No. 1 Saint Louis, No. 2 Mililani and the fourth-ranked Red Raiders. Campbell hosts O’Connor (Ariz.) in a special Thursday night game this week.

Kamehameha, which was idle over the weekend, is up one spot to No. 6 while Damien remains at No. 8.

Hilo also stayed put at No. 9 while the Mules dropped four spots to No. 10.

Lahainaluna (five) and Kapolei (three) also received votes.

Thursday, Sept. 5

>> O’Connor (Ariz.) at No. 5 Campbell, 6 p.m.
>> Waiakea at No. 9 Hilo, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 6
>> No. 1 Saint Louis vs. No. 6 Kamehameha, at Aloha Stadium, 6 p.m.
>> No. 4 Kahuku at Timpview (Utah), 3 p.m. Hawaii time
>> No. 7 Moanalua at Sierra Vista (Nev.), 4 p.m. Hawaii time
>> No. 8 Damien at Castle, 6 p.m.
>> Aiea at No. 10 Leilehua, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7
>> No. 2 Mililani at Waianae, 6:30 p.m.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10

Updated: Aug. 9
1.Kahuku (14)149
2.Mililani (1)136
3.Saint Louis103
8. Kamehameha44


  1. Hee-Haw September 3, 2019 1:03 am

    Moanalua aka Mililani Jr. ? Couple players went from Mililani to Moanalua and one key player went from Moan to Mil.

  2. Truth September 3, 2019 1:37 pm

    Javar ,York & Kealohi 3 headed monster for Moanalua offense and Moanalua D without Micah Kim still GREAT….GOODJOB Na Menehune
    Keep on winning so the HATERS will HATE u guys everytime.

  3. Rebel September 4, 2019 12:01 pm

    Hey Hee-Haw, I guess the truth hurts. It’s all about the W’s. As for Micah Kim, he live in Kaneohe…

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