Ranked teams went 2-2 on the opening weekend of the prep football season, causing a major shakeup at the bottom of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 released today.
Waianae, which beat defending Division I state champion Waipahu, made the biggest jump into the Top 10 checking in at No. 7.
The Seariders hadn’t been ranked since losing to the Marauders to open the 2018 season.
Leilehua, which shut out Farrington 35-0 and looked smooth in doing so, is at No. 9, matching the last time it was ranked in Week 6 of last year.
The shutout by the Mules was their first since a 38-0 win over Waipahu in 2015.
Damien, which overcame a 24-point deficit in the third quarter to beat Lahainaluna in overtime on Maui, is back in the rankings at No. 10.
The Monarchs, who ended the Lunas’ 21-game winning streak, have earned at least one top-10 ranking in three consecutive seasons.
Lahainaluna fell outside of the top 10 for the first time since the start of the 2017 season, ending a 33-week run in the rankings.
Waipahu and Hilo, which hasn’t played a game yet, also dropped out of the Top 10. The Vikings received seven votes, five less than in the preseason poll.
Kapolei, which beat Castle 40-24, is the first team outside of the Top 10 after receiving nine votes. The Marauders were ranked ninth on the only ballot they appeared on.
The top six remained the same with only No. 2 Punahou playing on opening weekend, beating Kailua 40-0 behind five touchdown passes by quarterback Hugh Brady. Saint Louis was again unanimous at No. 1 with No. 3 Campbell edging No. 4 Mililani by four votes. They will open the season against each other on Friday.
Kahuku remained at No. 5 and Kamehameha at No. 6 as they will clash Saturday on the North Shore in the opener for both teams.
TOP 10 SCHEDULE
Friday, Aug. 9
>> No. 2 Punahou at Farrington, 7:30 p.m.
>> No. 4 Mililani at No. 3 Campbell, 7:30 p.m.
>> Kapolei at No. 7 Waianae, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 10
>> No. 6 Kamehameha at No. 5 Kahuku, 6:30 p.m.
>> No. 8 ‘Iolani at Moanalua, 6:30 p.m.
>> Kailua at No. 9 Leilehua, 6:30 p.m.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Aug. 9|