State football brackets released

Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro led Saint Louis to its third consecutive ILH title this season. The Crusaders will open defense of their state title in the Division I-Open semifinals against the OIA runner-up on Nov. 10. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

The HHSAA has released the brackets for all three divisions in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football Championships in November.

The full schedule is below:

Division I-Open

All games at Aloha Stadium
Friday, Nov. 10
OIA champion vs. OIA third place, 4 p.m.
Saint Louis vs. OIA runner-up, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 18
Championship, 8 p.m.

Division I

Saturday, Nov. 4
Maui vs. Hilo at Wong Stadium, 7 p.m.
St. Francis/Damien winner vs. Kauai at Vidinha Stadium, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 18
Championship at Aloha Stadium, 5 p.m.

Division II

Friday, Nov. 3
‘Iolani vs. Lahainaluna at War Memorial Stadium, 6 p.m.
OIA champion at Konawaena, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 18
Championship at Aloha Stadium, 2 p.m.


  1. EMZ October 25, 2017 12:28 pm


    To be real, yes! to the best of my knowledge if you rank #1, you should have the advantage. That’s what winning those games was about. To have all the advantages of a top seed. There were no complaints when we travelled. Kona gave us fans a small section tapped off good enough for 50 people, we went up there with 200 maybe even more. No complaints there, we understood they was #1 and they deserved “home field advantage”, we was the dawgs. Now it’s our turn, and HHSAA not showing that love? And I hope you understand that..

    Well, if OC16 is gonna be airing it? A big quantity of Lahainaluna fans would stay home and save themselves a trip to Wailuku. If we play in Lahaina, OC 16 or not it’ll be PACKED!!! Want proof? 2 years ago we played Kaimuki in a 1st round playoff game at Lahainaluna. We weren’t even good, barely getting to .500 but, it almost was a sold out crowd! Last year we played Waipahu in the 1st round at War Memorial Stadium, attendance was SAD!! Playing in Lahaina would have benefited not only Lahaina but HHSAA TOO!

    Sorry if I misinterpreted “tailgating” for pulehu or “Kala Mai”. You wrote “tailgating”, just gave me the impression of bbq’in at the stadium.

    Yes, Nov 4th, may the best team win! Never putting a knock on Iolani or any school for the matter. To all schools that made it this far, CONGRATULATIONS! To those who’s season has ended….don’t stop grinding! And to all the fans, your doing a hell of a job supporting your team!

  2. Luna October 31, 2017 9:22 am

    Just my thoughts – The Lunas should stay put in D2. If they move up to D1, KSM or King K represent MIL D2 by default? Weakens the MIL representation as a whole at the HHSAA level IMHO. This year they happen to have numbers, but most times it will be 35-40, with bulk playing both ways. D1 this year at state level is an anomaly because for whatever reason, OIA chose not to have anyone in the D1 playoffs. If Lunas played D1 right now, for sure they would have a shot. But overall, I’d rather stay at D2 – football in its purest form without the recruiting pressures, mercenary players playing for certain programs or obnoxious fans lol. Until something changes in the Lahaina water and the community can consistently produce kids 6 feet tall, 200+ pounds and the depth is such that the coaches are not compelled to have many of their players play both ways, we are better off in the D2/small school division for football.

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