The finals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships will feature six of the top 10 teams in the state.
That is according to this week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 released today.
No. 1 Saint Louis will face No. 3 Kahuku for the Open Division state title in the nightcap Friday at Aloha Stadium. That game will follow the Division I state championship between undefeated No. 6 Hilo and No. 7 ‘Iolani. The tripleheader will begin with No. 8 Lahainaluna looking for a fourth consecutive championship against No. 10 Kapaa beginning at 1 p.m.
Kapaa (8-1) entered the rankings for the first time this season after beating Kaimuki 35-28 on Saturday at Vidinha Stadium to reach the final for the fourth time in the last five years. The Warriors have yet to bring a state title to the Garden Isle.
The Lunas (10-1) have rattled off 10 straight wins since losing to Damien in overtime to start the season and are a season-best eighth this week.
‘Iolani jumps two spots to No. 7 after dominating previous-No. 7 Moanalua on the scoreboard 35-9.
The top six teams all remain the same, although Punahou lost a second-place vote to OIA champion Kahuku. The Buffanblu were listed No. 2 on nine of 10 ballots.
Despite finishing the season 6-6, Campbell nearly passed Mililani for the No. 4 spot, finishing two votes behind the Trojans (8-5), who lost five games in a season for the first time since Rod York‘s second season in 2011. Mililani was held to a field goal or less in three of its final four games.
Leilehua (nine), Damien (two), Kamehameha (two) and Kamehameha-Maui (one) also received at least one vote.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Aug. 9|