Saint Louis no longer unanimous No. 1

Kahuku quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava was pressured in the pocket by Mililani linebackers Jalen Tuivaiave-Olomua (10) and Kaine Park (44) during the first half of the OIA Division I championship game. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

ILH champion Saint Louis remained No. 1 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 today for the 15th consecutive week.

The Crusaders are no longer a unanimous No. 1 team however.

Kahuku, which responded to getting dropped to No. 3 last week with a 35-31 win over Mililani in the OIA title game on Saturday, moved back up to No. 2 and received one first-place vote heading into the semifinals of the Division I-Open state tournament on Friday.

The Red Raiders and Crusaders are on a collision course to meet in the state final for a third consecutive year. Kahuku won the 2015 state championship while the Crusaders rebounded to win last year.

The third-ranked Trojans, whose 31 points scored on Saturday were the most Kahuku had allowed to a Hawaii opponent since the 2013 OIA semifinals, will face the Crusaders in the second semifinal Friday at 7:30 p.m. Kahuku will play No. 6 Waianae in the first game at 4:30.

The Seariders remained No. 6 this week behind No. 4 Kamehameha and No. 5 Punahou with a 29-21 win over Campbell in overtime in the OIA third-place game.

Campbell remained No. 8 behind No. 7 Lahainaluna, which will go for its second consecutive Division II state championship a week from Saturday at Aloha Stadium against Konawaena.

No. 9 Hilo, which outscored Maui 19-0 in the second half to win Saturday’s D-I state semifinal game 26-7 at Wong Stadium, will play Damien for the Division I state title.

The Monarchs survived a valiant effort from Kauai to win 13-10 on Saturday and finished as the top vote-getter outside of the top 10 with 10 votes.

Konawaena earned the No. 10 spot this week after outlasting previous No. 9 Waipahu, 53-50, on Friday in the highest scoring state tournament game ever. The Wildcats are ranked for the first time since Week 14 last year.

Leilehua (six), Maui (one) and St. Francis also received votes.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10

Updated: Mar. 16
1.Saint Louis (6)94
2.Baldwin (4)86
10.Maui 23


  1. Koabowl November 6, 2017 6:14 pm

    Pretty funny how Konawaena is ranked below Hilo, which they beat comfortably. Konawaena has been on a 9 game winning streak and just beat an undefeated team. Hilo beat Maui who is 5-6.

  2. TooMeke November 6, 2017 7:52 pm

    as always, irrelevant

  3. Bubba November 7, 2017 5:54 am

    How did they determine the brackets in the open division? Isn’t St Louis the top seed with Kahuku #2? Shouldn’t St Louis be playing Waianae and Kahuku play Mililani?

  4. 88 November 7, 2017 7:33 am

    I said the same thing last year when Kahuku was top seed yet they where still slated to play the winner of Punahou- Kapolei when the easier game would of been the winner of the Farrington- Waianae. The top 2 from each Division is placed in different brackets. OIA #1 Kahuku and OIA #2 Mililani is in opposite brackets. ILH #1 and ILH #2 is also placed in opposite brackets(like last year). However since the ILH only has one spot the OIA # 3 takes the vacant spot and is in the same bracket with the OIA #1. It does not take rocket science to figure this out. This is how they did it last year.

  5. The Rim November 7, 2017 9:26 am

    @KoaBowl- Who cares where they’re ranked, Hilo will play Damien and Kona will play Lahainaluna. All that matters is their next and final game. By your logic, Kapaa and St. Francis should be ranked higher than Kona, since they both beat Kona quite “comfortably” if I must say so.

  6. GrantKHS November 7, 2017 9:41 am

    Bubba – If St Louis was to play Waianae, it would’ve made the entire OIA championship game meaningless since Kahuku and Mililani would’ve played the week after in States based on your seeding scenario. If that was the case, Kahuku and Mililani would’ve just started their 3rd stringers since States is what matter and you don’t want any of your key players injured. There would be a lot of upset fans attending that “OIA championship” game and would just make a mockery of who would be labeled OIA champs. The only way to make that game matter was to have the winner play OIA #3.

  7. TooMeke November 7, 2017 9:43 am

    Why are the same St Louis fans who didn’t complain last year about the brackets, now complaining?

    I thought St Louis going roll over everybody in HI, so it doesn’t matter who the play…right? Right??

    lmao. cry 4 da baby.


  8. Period November 7, 2017 9:47 am

    Six teams in the open
    ILH # 1 & #2
    OIA #1-4
    Six teams in Division I
    ILH # 3
    BIIF # 1 & 2
    MIL # 1
    OIA #5 & 6
    Six teams Division II
    Kauai champ
    Maui champ
    ILH # 1 & 2
    OIA # 1 & 2
    This way everybody’s happy and Iolani no can sneak in. Period.

  9. rrforlifebaby November 7, 2017 10:23 am

    They should’ve put OIA #3 in D1 and allowed ILH #2 in the Open.

    OIA powers that be messing everything up as usual.


  10. Douglas Hu November 7, 2017 10:58 am

    Nothing against the weaker OIA teams, but I want to see the best teams compete in this tourney. Shame that Punahou or Kamehameha won’t have the opportunity.

  11. Recruit dis November 7, 2017 11:02 am

    That’s how dumb this tournament is. How you gonna give the 3rd place team in the oia a chance to win the state tournament. 2 and 3 should’ve packed their bags and went home already. Oia 1 vs ILH 1 problem solved.

  12. FIEILO November 7, 2017 11:06 am

    First of al Damien’s Game against St.Francis was a fix game just like last year. All the team Damien beat St Francis beat them like nothing. I don’t understand why they had st Francis play Damien 3 times??? I don’t understand. DAmien beat Kaui by 3 points!! But st Francis beat Kaui 42-0. Doesn’t that tell you something. It was st Francis vs Damien and the refs. And for St. Louis how in the hell do they only played 5 games and has been resting for 3 weeks. 😳😳 It’s not fair for the other teams. Something has to change. Plus St. Louis winning states last year was fix we all know the ref won that game. Especially with then had two elig players who wasn’t supposed to play. Coaches from both side knew about it. But nobody did anything. Just like the year that Kahuku was disqualified cause of an eligible player. Hawaii sports are corrupted especially football. They need refs from the mainland cause oahu’s refs are fraud. 🤦‍♂️

  13. Coach C November 7, 2017 11:45 am

    So St.Lou fans want to play Waianae, who they beat 49-7 this year at Waianae, and 42-7 in last year’s semi? Whaaaaaaaat? Instead of Mililani? Whaaaaaaaat?? I thought it was about playing the best in Hawaii?? Cmon man!

  14. TooMeke November 7, 2017 12:43 pm

    St Louis fans be like “Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!”

  15. Kahukuan November 7, 2017 1:21 pm

    And the Kahuku kids be like “HHHHHEEEEEELLLLLPPPPP!!!!” whenever they see a math or reading test in front of them.

  16. Fine Latu November 7, 2017 2:15 pm

    Why is the D2 stronger then the D1 teams? Why is Lahainaluna playing in D2?. They beating all the D1 teams in Maui but still plays in easier bracket? Lol

  17. hadafakaya November 7, 2017 2:54 pm

    St Louis knows its gonna be an all OIA State Championship! Waiting for all the arguments from the St Loui fans when this happens! CRY! CRY! CRY!

  18. OGRRFL November 7, 2017 3:01 pm

    Well the OIA had a bye before the OIA Championship and third place game. That bye week should be used to play the 3rd place game then the winner will play the second-place ilh team before the OIA championship Game

  19. Dafun November 7, 2017 3:07 pm

    Let’s make a deal. If kahuku wins or Mililani wins or kahuku wins this year, us st Louis fans will not complain about it being the refs fault. If we win, you guys stop saying oh it’s because we recruit, even though I played for st louis and I would know we don’t. But let that be the deal

  20. rrfl November 7, 2017 3:28 pm

    oh chow fun, you played for st louis and you know that they don’t recruit? wow sooo blind.

  21. ILH November 7, 2017 3:55 pm

    Please stop about the refs. It just sounds like excuses or preparing to use it as an excuse.

    They make bad calls, they make good calls, they miss stuff, and then call things that could have been a “no-call”. This has been “the way” for ever. I bet you can go to each team and they will say, “the refs hate us”, “we never get calls”, “we always have to beat the opponent AND the refs”.

    Just stop. Its silly, really. I am not a fan of the refs but I am pretty sure that they do not wake up in the morning with the intent to go to the game and be dishonorable.

    Blame it on this, blame it on that, blame it on things you dont have control over and become the victim. Nope. Focus on what you have control over and move forward. In all honesty, in all my years of coaching and playing REAL PLAYERS, OIA and ILH, BIIF or MIL dont fret about these things, they focus on beating the guy in front of them on the next play because thats what the team/brotherhood needs them to do.

    I dont doubt that some of you on here was studs back in the day, But if you find yourself fretting about the refs, you need to check yo self and you KNOW Im speaking the truth. All you fake guys not going understand because you probably never played the game for the right reasons and I know you guys going disagree and thats okay. But real players will understand.


  22. Alpha November 7, 2017 4:35 pm

    @Dafun, the loser of the state championship game wins the HPW “SIATA” Award. . . SiataFAAAAAKUP and congratulate the winner.

  23. Recruit dis November 7, 2017 5:43 pm

    The only ones cry on here is the kahuku fans. That’s why you guys were scared to let another ILH team in. But that’s alright because when we beat the best 2 oia teams to win the states it will mean that much more because St. Louis only had one game that a team was ranked out of the top ten and it was Baldwin. Also they did it with a Qb with no experience.

  24. C-Pop November 7, 2017 8:06 pm

    RIM – Pre-Season don’t matter! It’s how a team navigates and performs during their league games and into their playoffs! Props to Kapaa and St.Francis for convincing Pre-Season wins! But Wildcats made HISTORY by becoming FIRST BIIF team to qualify for a State Championship Game. Wins vs an always tough Hilo squad, 2 wins vs a tough Kamehameha-Hawaii squad -who shut out Maui D1Champ -Maui High -24 to 0 in pre-season, and lost to Kauai champ 10-7.

  25. ??? November 7, 2017 9:01 pm

    Complaining about playing Mililani and not Waianae is a joke. The way STL recruits they should play Bishop Gorman; oh wait! Every time they play somebody that also recruits they get Cracks: DelaSalle, Gorman, Canyon Country.
    Lol.. Just facts!!!

  26. Gone Fishing November 7, 2017 9:21 pm

    I believe the Trojans have the only offense in the state that can go toe-to-toe with the Crusaders’ scoring machine. And Coach York is hands down THE BEST play caller by faaaaaaaar that the Crusaders have had to face all year. Neither defense is very good at getting to the opposing QB so it ought to be an offensive shootout with the winner being the team with the least amount of turnovers.

    Kahuku will Sasa either one. But better focus on Waianae or the only thing they gonna sasa is their fuams in the shower next week.

  27. La’akea November 7, 2017 10:47 pm

    Fine Latu
    Well, they choose to remain in D2 for a while since it’s their decision (and not anyones) and such. Also, just because the Lunas beat the D1 teams in Maui doesn’t mean they be playing at that Division. Hope this answers your question.

  28. ChurchIsTRUE November 8, 2017 3:49 am

    Mililani and Kahuku shiuld make 1 all star team to play St. Louis. Crusaders will even spot you 21pts.

    St. Louis 56
    Mil/Kah 28 final

    Problem solve #TRUEstory

  29. Recruit dis November 8, 2017 7:13 am

    ????.. their we go another cry baby’ about recruiting. Unless you got proof stop making excuses to make yourself feel better when you lose. Whaaaa whaaaa whaaa that’s all I hear from kahuku fans.

  30. Curious November 8, 2017 8:26 am

    I am just curious. I have read so many things over the past few months by Kahuku supporters complaining, insulting, teasing, or being negative about the “allegations” about St. Louis’ recruiting.

    But I never read anything from these same posters about Fotu for Kahuku basketball. Mr. Fotu won a title and left the school the following Monday. That seems way worse than a child who chooses to attend a private school.

    Teachers from Kahuku told me he was gone within 2 days after the state title game for basketball was over. That seems to tarnish the spirt of competition.

    I don’t understand why many of you think that’s okay but you have a problem with St Louis finding football talent. I get it if the kids were leaving after the football season ended. I get it if they weren’t attending classes or someone was forging their grades. But that’s not happening. What is wrong with recruiting? If it was wrong there would be rules agasint it.

    It seems that many people are quite subjective with what they choose to comment on. And others can point their fingers but not even look in their own back yard.

    I would appreciate a regular Kahuku poster to comment and please let me know how the Fotu situation is better than St. Louis’ alleged recruiting. Thanks.

  31. george November 8, 2017 9:58 am

    if they are only four teams for the open division, Draw straws on who plays who. It’s the fair way and If the top 2 OIA teams play each other again, oh well, invite another ILH team into the states and that won’t happen. For the benefit of the open div. , all open teams ILH and OIA should play each other during the regular season, but always politics. It would benefit both league’s.

  32. TooMeke November 8, 2017 10:46 am

    Regarding Fotu and ILH recruiting (it’s not just St Louis)…

    Doesn’t matter to me. Not one bit. I’ve posted many times that if kids have an opportunity to go play for ILH teams and get a free private school education…more power to them and their families. Go for it. Be the recruited and better yourself and your situation.

    As for Fotu = same smell…

    Others on here may care about this whole recruiting drama – not me… what IS hilarious is how vehemently St Louis alum deny the recruiting… methinks thou dost protest too much.

    Which reminds me…with all their recruiting…how many football state championships have all the ILH teams won, collectively? And how many has Kahuku won by itself? Thank you for playing…and have a nice day.


  33. Too Meke 2 November 8, 2017 12:59 pm

    Too meke you talk to much about football. Yet I notice you rarely or never talk about school. Why is that may I ask? We get that this is a football forum. But if it was me, I wouldn’t be able to talk smack knowing my kid was one of the dumbest kid in the state. With the lack of opportunity for professional sports, most will have to rely on their schooling. Based on numbers, it shows thy 1 our if every 10 graduating classes from Kahuku will make it to the NFL. What about the rest? So may I ask you why school is if so little interest to you?

  34. Dafun November 8, 2017 1:38 pm

    Tomeke what I don’t understand is where you even get any allegations from? Graduating from st Louis I would have seen recruiting as I played for them. I really would like to see the proof you guys have about recruiting. Seriously I am waiting for you guys to provide proof other than we are a private school so we must be recruiting.

  35. Recruit dis November 8, 2017 3:06 pm

    He doesn’t have any proof. Maybe in Cal lees past years but as of now no proof. He keeps saying he has a friend who lets Cal lee know where theirs talent. Lmao

  36. Alpha November 8, 2017 5:04 pm

    The word recruit can be seen in two different ways. 1) the more technical and common form as in ” He’s being recruited to such & such University”. 2) the more loose form commonly used for high school is ” oia/ilh alumni also involved or is following park leauge ie: big boys, pop warner etc. . . And see’s a player their interested in, and drops a line or two to the parents and see what goes from there. In the ilh there is no “recruiting” going on. . . On paper that is, it’s more like “Let’s see if that family is interested in having their boy play ball for us” . . . Dillon Toilolo is a perfect example that ilh doesn’t give full schollys to football players, cause he was a stud from pop warner and big boy days. But he did play big boy for a coach that is well known in the kalihi and St Louis community. So that could be an example of loosely recruiting a kid. But I don’t see anything wrong with that. That also goes for other sports as well, especially girls sports.

  37. ILH November 8, 2017 8:15 pm

    TOMEKEE, the fans might be complaining, but the players ready for anyone, Mililani or Kahuku, we take on anyone. GO CRUSADERS

  38. oia November 8, 2017 8:18 pm

    Toomeke, you from Waialua, not Kahuku, you wanna be from Kahuku though, stay with Waialua, no body talks bad about Waialua.

  39. oia November 8, 2017 8:21 pm

    How many Prep Bowls Kahuku has won, not many, go see the Crusaders

  40. ilh November 8, 2017 8:24 pm

    TOOMEKE, Cal Lee left St. Louis in the early 2000’s, if he had stayed, Saint Louis would have won more State Championships, remember, Cal Lee is the best Hawaii High School football coach of all time.

  41. TooMeke November 8, 2017 9:27 pm

    Prep Bowl is ancient history… Let’s stay in the present people – never mind back in da day when Cal recruited like da heo and held all the public school transfers one year so they would all be a year older then their competition… lol…

    Now that playing field is level age-wise, st louis has *poof* gone…hell, Mariota’s year has a big fat asterisk on it…

    See you in states.

  42. Too Meke 2 November 9, 2017 8:17 am

    1) Pretty funny that Too Meke was challenging to provide evidence and he cannot.

    2) Super funny that Too Meke talks “refers” to the age rule when we all know there were only a couple of 19 year olds. And once again Too Meke cannot provide evidence. He just says stuff and expects people to believe him.

    3) God damn hilarious that Too Meke wants to talk about the state tournament where (other than 1 time) the OIA sends 3 teams and the ILH sends 1. I hope the OIA wins more, they got triple the amount of teams.

    4) When it was one on one, the OIA couldn’t get it done.

    5) Super comical that Too Meke lives for football played by high school kids.

  43. too meke 3 November 9, 2017 9:51 am

    You forgot it’s comical that toomeke probably has never played football before and acts like he has. Or probably played for waialua, which would probably lose to St. Louis’ intermediate team. Oh, and did I forgot the times during my football years where we had to sit out our lone 19 year old at the state final against kahuku long ago? toomeke you’re the best foosball player ever!

  44. TooMeke November 9, 2017 6:53 pm

    “we all know there were only a couple of 19 year olds”

    So you ADMIT this… HAHAHAHAAAAA!!! You were typing faster than you were thinking.

    DON’T DRINK AND TYPE! hahahahahhaaaaaaaa!!!!!

    And…”When it was one on one”…NOBODY ELSE got it done…because…”we all know there were only a couple of 19 year olds”


    Thanks for proving my point while TRYING (piss-poorly, I might add)…to talk me down.



  45. Freshies November 9, 2017 8:39 pm

    No forget Kahuku and St Louis battle of the red shirt, grayshirt, blue shirt the kids.

  46. C-Pop November 9, 2017 9:33 pm

    Go Saints! Should be a good game for D-1 Open when Saints meet OIA champion hopefully it’ll be Kahuku.

  47. anywaaaays!! November 10, 2017 9:07 am

    FACT: ILH recruits all of their players in order to increase the prestige of their schools.

    FACT: ILH schools would shut down because they offer nothing except athletic programs.

    FACT: ILH grads tend to be in positions of power not only in the HHSAA but in the government and media.

    FACT: The ILH agenda steals kids from our communities and forces them to play for ILH schools, ruining the competitive balance of football. The ILH agenda then uses its deep pockets to run hit pieces against Kahuku football and turn everyone against us.

    FACT: OIA is the best league in the state and Kahuku will ALWAYS beat St Lulu. the only way they can beat us is by recruiting our players.


  48. Too Meke 2 November 10, 2017 9:20 am

    Fact – Too Meke and Anywaaays are the same person and are from Waialua.

    Fact – Kahuku only starting winning state titles when the OIA got to enter in 3 times the amount of ILH teams.

    Fact – Too Meke like to talk about young boys wearing tight pants.

    Fact – Too Meke really doesn’t have a life.

    Inference – I wonder how many student who play for Kahuku are really ages 19-25 over the last 15 years due to flawed birth certificates and moving to Kahuku since they were the cousin of a former aunty’s, nephew’s, 3rd uncles, former roommate. So that makes them family! We not recruiting!


  49. Too Meke 2 November 10, 2017 9:24 am

    Fact – Anywaaays is from Waialua.

    Fact – Anywaaays never played football other than Tecmo Bowl.

    Fact – Anywaaays never provides evidence.

    Fact – Anywaaays hate the ILH cuz he got rejected from 12 private schools including La Pietra.

  50. Jimmy November 10, 2017 10:35 am

    In the real world #1 plays #4 but screw it. I’d rather us play the better teams. Either way u guys getting raped. It’s great day to be a Crusader

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