When Punahou closes the regular season against Mililani on Friday night at Aloha Stadium, every voter is in agreement.
On paper, the Buffanblu are favored over the Trojans with all 10 voters ranking Punahou second ahead of Mililani in this week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 released today.
Punahou took a 4-3 lead in the series against Mililani with last year’s 43-21 victory at John Kauinana Stadium. Three of the seven all-time meetings have come in the state tournament. Punahou defeated Mililani 49-19 in 2012 to reach the state final and completed an undefeated season with a 28-22 victory over the Trojans to win the state championship the following year.
Mililani came back to beat Punahou in a memorable 53-45 shootout in the 2014 state title game. It’s the only win by the Trojans in the last five meetings.
This week’s Top 10 remains the same with three teams coming within two votes of each other.
No. 9 ‘Iolani, which lost to No. 8 Leilehua 28-25 on Saturday at Aloha Stadium, held off No. 10 Damien by a single vote. Unranked Lahainaluna finished just two votes behind the Raiders.
Kapolei (two) also received votes.
No. 1 Saint Louis remained No. 6 in the USA Today Super 25 and No. 7 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 after beating Farrington 41-7 on Friday.
TOP 10 SCHEDULE
Friday, Oct. 11
>> No. 1 Saint Louis at Waianae, 7:30 p.m.
>> No. 2 Punahou vs. No. 3 Mililani at Aloha Stadium, 7:45 p.m.
>> No. 6 Moanalua vs. No. 10 Damien at Aloha Stadium, 5 p.m.
>> No. 8 Leilehua at Radford, 7:30 p.m.
>> No. 9 ‘Iolani at Castle, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12
>> Farrington at No. 4 Kahuku, 6:30 p.m.
>> No. 5 Campbell at Kamehameha, 6:30 p.m.
>> No. 7 Hilo at Waiakea, 7:30 p.m.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Mar. 16|
|1.||Saint Louis (6)||94|