Kaimuki defensive lineman Sama Paama celebrated after tackling Kaiser running back Noah Matsumoto for a loss in the OIA D-II semifinals. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Five state football tournament spots have been clinched. Two OIA teams — Kaimuki and Roosevelt — wrapped up berths with victories last week. Those two teams meet for the OIA D-II tile and a seeded spot at states on Friday at Aloha Stadium.

Previously, MIL D-II champion Lahainaluna and ILH D-I representative ‘Iolani qualified for states. Pac-Five, due to St. Francis forfeiting games for using an ineligible, is the ILH D-II representative, pending the Saints’ appeal to the ILH.

Here is a look at the state scenario in all three tiers along with all of the eliminated teams.


>> ILH Open champion: Saint Louis (8-0) or Punahou (7-2)
>> OIA Open champion: Mililani (7-2) or Campbell (7-3) or Kahuku (6-3) or Farrington (2-8)
>> OIA Open runner-up: Mililani (7-2) or Campbell (7-3) or Kahuku (6-3) or Farrington (2-8)
>> OIA Open third place: Mililani (7-2) or Campbell (7-3) or Kahuku (6-3) or Farrington (2-8)


>> BIIF D-I champion: Hilo (7-1) or Kealakehe (6-3)
>> ILH D-I representative: ‘Iolani (8-2)
>> MIL D-I champion: Maui (4-4) or Baldwin (3-6)
>> OIA champion: Waipahu (7-4) or Castle (5-6)


>> BIIF D-II champion: Konawaena (5-3) or Kamehameha-Hawaii (5-2)
>> ILH D-II representative: Pac-Five (3-5)
>> KIF champion: Kapaa (5-2) or Kauai (6-2)
>> MIL D-II champion: Lahainaluna (8-0)
>> OIA D-II champion: Kaimuki (8-2) or Roosevelt (9-2)
>> OIA Division II runner-up: Kaimuki (8-2) or Roosevelt (9-2)


ILH Open
>> Kamehameha (4-6)
OIA Open
>> Kapolei (3-7)
>> Waianae (1-8)
>> Waiakea (3-4)
>> Keaau (2-5)
>> Damien (5-4)
>> Moanalua (8-1)
>> Leilehua (8-3)
>> Aiea (2-6-1)
>> Radford (2-8)
>> Kailua (2-8)
>> Nanakuli (0-10)
>> Honokaa (2-6)
>> Hawaii Prep (1-7)
>> St. Francis (1-8)*
>> Waimea (1-7)
>> Kamehameha-Maui (5-3)
>> King Kekaulike (0-9)
>> Pearl City (6-6)
>> Kaiser (4-4-1)
>> Kalaheo (3-7)
>> Kalani (2-8)
>> McKinley (3-6)
>> Waialua (0-9)

*-record could change, pending the Saints’ appeal to the ILH to reinstate wins for some forfeited games; record includes a nonleague victory over Radford because there has been no word if that will be a forfeit or not.


  1. Farney October 24, 2018 5:50 pm

    Kahuku,Campbell and Mililani in for State Open.

  2. curious October 24, 2018 7:55 pm

    Where will the Div 1 games be played?
    How is home field determined?

  3. Coach C October 24, 2018 9:45 pm

    So D1, Nanakuli (0-10) should drop down into D2 with Kaimuki or Roosevelt moving up from D2. Also Waianae drop from the Open with Moanalua or Leileihua moving up.

  4. Dafun October 25, 2018 12:07 am

    So fair to have 3 OIA teams and everyone else not in states. Way to make things fair when the top 2 teams are in the ILH

  5. Hawaii born October 25, 2018 2:39 am

    Is it fair that 2 out of 3 teams in ilh make it or 3 our of 6 from oia. 50% of a league is better than 66%…more fair..and punahou ILH doesnt always have top 2 teams…its not based on how a certain season goes and you make the rules on the go..its about having rules/guidelines set ahead of time.

  6. abc October 25, 2018 7:41 am

    And thats why you went public school and probably from the OIA because only 1 ILH open team makes it to states come on now. You gotta READ first.

  7. BBB October 25, 2018 8:54 am

    ILH has only 1 going to the open state tournament not 2. Please read before you write.

  8. Bridge da Gap October 25, 2018 9:21 am

    Punahou beat down Campbell and Mililani this year and would so in virtually every year. STL as usual is on another level. Dafun is right and HI Born’s metrics are bogus. Why not choose the best teams in the state regardless of their league affiliation and if the ILH has 2 or 3 teams in the Open and 2 teams in Div 1 accept it and get better. People also forget or ignore that the HHSAA equalizes the disparity between the ILH and OIA by juicing the sh!t out of the playoffs and championship games anyway. If not, then let both leagues fully separate and see how much interest HI sports fans have in prep football at that point.

  9. Former OIA Insider October 25, 2018 10:24 am

    Although football runs athletics, the ILH would not consider separating because it would mean complete separation from HHSAA and all the other sports would not be able to compete for “State” championships. The state tournament “formula” concept will always rule, at least for the next 20 years or so until statewide all the old school ADs retire. (But will probably never go away, because most ADs or new ADs are former coaches that benefitted from or coached under the “formula”, at least the non-ILH ones which composes of about 80% statewide)

    Having the best teams compete for championships is appealing to the public, but not so for the leagues. Championships are not always the best 2 teams as evidenced in professional sports (Warriors/Cavs, but not Rockets, Red Sox/Dodgers, but not the Astros, and if you say but they had a chance, Punahou does too, if they beat St. Louis. Or remember in ’93 when the the 103 wins Giants team didn’t even qualify for the NLCS because the Braves won the division with 104 wins)

  10. Dafun October 25, 2018 12:02 pm

    Exactly 3 of the OIA teams make it while only 1 IlH? Very much not fair. It would create a better competition for all

  11. TRUTH October 25, 2018 7:42 pm

    abc & BBB,
    Hawaii Born might be asking a hypothetical question. You should clarify before crucify. I hope you guys nevah pay too much for your edumacation.

  12. OIA. Baby October 25, 2018 7:53 pm

    Better the OIA go back to their own season. And be ready to beat two ILH teams in state playoff. This open division only helps the ILH.

  13. Farney October 25, 2018 10:31 pm

    OIA never propose the Open,jackson. It started with a 3 mil dollar IL H seedmoney. Haha. No bettah, IL H seperate. Go beat up each otta.

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