Trojans close in on No. 3; Hilo enters Top 10

Hilo receiver Guyson Ogata caught a touchdown pass in the Vikings' 62-35 victory over 'Iolani to start the season. Photo by Marco Garcia/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Defending BIIF champion Hilo makes its first appearance in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 released today.

The Vikings, who are No. 10, had the week off following a 62-35 victory over ‘Iolani to open their season nine days ago. Running back Kahale Huddleston had 244 rushing yards and four touchdowns on only 13 carries and returned kickoffs 87 and 99 yards for touchdowns in the win.

Dropping out of this week’s rankings is Waianae, which fell to 0-3 for the first time since 2011 after losing 37-0 to No. 2 Kahuku. The Seariders are unranked for the first time since Week 2 of last season.

With Farrington falling out of the rankings last week, this marks the first poll since the 2005 Honolulu Star-Bulletin preseason top 10 that both the Governors and Seariders are unranked.

Saint Louis held on to the top spot as the unanimous No. 1 team, followed by the Red Raiders, who were picked second on eight of the 10 ballots and third on the other two.

Punahou remained No. 3 by a single vote over No. 4 Mililani, which scored an impressive 47-0 victory over Leilehua on Friday. The Trojans were picked second on one ballot and third on three ballots.

No. 5 Kapolei, No. 6 Kamehameha and No. 7 Campbell all remained in the same spots with Kailua jumping to No. 8 and Lahainaluna moving to No. 9.

The Surfriders were also ranked No. 8 after Week 3 last season.

Also receiving votes this week: Waianae (8), Kapaa (5), Farrington (4) and St. Francis (2).

Here is your Top 10 slate for Week 4. Only No. 1 Saint Louis is idle and there are no games involving two ranked teams.

Moanalua at No. 2 Kahuku, 7:30 p.m.
Torrey Pines (Calif.) vs. No. 3 Punahou at Aloha Stadium, 7 p.m.
Carson (Calif.) at No. 6 Kamehameha, 6 p.m.
No. 7 Campbell at Waianae, 7:30 p.m.
Maui vs. No. 9 Lahainaluna at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

No. 4 Mililani at Castle, 6:30 p.m.
No. 5 Kapolei at Farrington, 6:30 p.m.
Nanakuli at No. 8 Kailua, 6:30 p.m.
No. 10 Hilo at Hawaii Prep, 2 p.m.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10

Updated: 10/23
1.Kahuku (10)100
5.Saint Louis53


  1. Simple Simon August 21, 2017 12:03 pm

    Impressive win over Leilehua? Seriously?

  2. TooMeke August 21, 2017 12:13 pm

    Is the Punahou and Kam games televised? Literally, those are the only games worth watching this weekend.

  3. TooMeke August 21, 2017 12:14 pm

    Maybe Waianae/Campbell and Kapolei/Govs…maybe.

  4. Knation August 21, 2017 2:52 pm

    Dillon gabriel is by far the best QB in the state. With returning offense which look exactly like the 2014 team means that mililani could be favorite to take states.

  5. rrforlifebaby August 21, 2017 3:25 pm

    That actually was a pretty impressive win against the Mules; I thought the Leilehua D would have a good game, but it looks like they regressed after playing Big Red.

    With that being said, I’m not sure how people can pick them as favorites to win states when St Louis, Big Red and Kapolei have better Defenses.

  6. Hyn August 21, 2017 5:50 pm

    Gentleman remember it’s still the beginning of the season.

  7. Alpha August 21, 2017 7:17 pm

    I was expecting more from leilehua

  8. Whhy August 21, 2017 9:06 pm

    Well just goes to show, you could be good a year ago and this year not so good. I thought the St. Louis win over Waianae meant something. Looks like Waianae isn’t as competitive as they were a year ago. It’s not that St. Louis isn’t good. I’m sure they are one of the most competitive teams. It’s kid man Waianae not very good at all right now.

  9. Norhtshore August 22, 2017 4:16 am

    Week 3 ranking by division:

    Division I

    1. St Louis
    2. Kapolei
    3. Kahuku
    4. Mililani
    5. Punahou
    6. Campbell
    7. Kamehameha
    8. Kailua
    9. Hilo
    10. Waianae

    Division II

    1. Lahainaluna
    2. Kaimuki
    3. Iolani
    4. St Francis
    5. Waimea
    6. Kapaa
    7. Damien
    8. Honokaa
    9. Pearl City
    10. Waipahu

  10. LAN August 22, 2017 12:35 pm

    Waianae has injuries and the offensive line not blocking very well at this point. They are still a dangerous team if they can turn it around this week against Campbell.

  11. 88 August 23, 2017 1:32 am

    Waianae just got blown out by the #1 and #2 team in Hawaii. How did they do against the #5 team(Kapolei)? I would say they did pretty damn good and maybe even might have won if their QB didn’t go down. The game was 7-0 people. Relax…..

  12. RidgeRunnerE-5 August 23, 2017 10:33 am

    Waianae should do well from here on out. The Campbell game is questionable but I think the Sabers are a bit hyped up at this point. Besides losing to Kapolei by three scores, they beat a struggling Farrington team and bullied an Aiea team that lost to Nanakuli. Aside from the O-line, all the pieces are there for Waianae to make a deep push into the playoffs.

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