Trojans jump to No. 4 in Star-Advertiser top 10

Mililani’s Kailiohu Kila and Ryan Chang celebrate Kila's touchdown run in the third quarter against Farrington on Saturday. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
Mililani’s Kailiohu Kila and Ryan Chang celebrate Kila’s touchdown run in the third quarter against Farrington on Saturday. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

After pulling out its first win of the season over a ranked opponent, Mililani jumped into the top five of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 rankings for the first time this season.

A 31-28 victory over Farrington catapulted the Trojans up two spots to No. 4 in the latest rankings released Monday.

The top three remained the same with No. 1 Kahuku earning 14 of 15 first-place votes after a 28-0 shutout of previous-No. 4 Waianae. The Red Raiders, who made a change to their coaching staff over the weekend, relieving offensive coordinator John Hao of his duties, jumped seven spots to No. 18 in the USA Today Super 25 national rankings.

Idle Saint Louis and Punahou remained entrenched at No. 2 and No. 3 in the rankings with the ILH regular season finally kicking off this week.

The Buffanblu, who haven’t played since scoring 70 points in a win over Leilehua on Aug. 5, open with No. 6 Kamehameha on Thursday night at Aloha Stadium. The Crusaders open ILH play Friday night at the stadium against No. 9 ‘Iolani.

Waianae dropped one spot from fourth to fifth after finishing with only 32 total yards in the loss to Kahuku. Farrington remained at No. 7 after the close loss to the Trojans, ahead of No. 8 Kapolei.

Undefeated Division II Kapaa entered the rankings at No. 10, earning three more votes than Kailua and six more than Baldwin.

The only OIA game this week matching ranked teams takes place Saturday at Mililani as the Trojans host the Hurricanes with first place in the OIA Red on the line.

Updated: Nov. 21
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  1. Alpha August 29, 2016 3:58 pm

    Called it

  2. Chloropicrin August 29, 2016 7:51 pm

    Kapaa? Should be Kailua..make a delegate D2 poll.

  3. Hauula93 August 29, 2016 10:04 pm

    Why didn’t st.Louis or punahou schedule a game with a mainland team this year…we half way through the season already and both teams only played one game… ummmmm… makes you think…

  4. Insideoutsidein August 30, 2016 7:50 pm

    I must say, ranking Div. II teams with DI in the top 10 makes no sense. Caliber of play differs.

  5. TGOD August 30, 2016 10:30 pm

    14 out of 15 first place votes? Undefeated Defending State Champs should be unanimous until proven otherwise.

  6. hossana August 31, 2016 1:22 am

    Hey, Hauula93…its easier said than done in scheduling mainland schools……unless u want to pay for the expense of the teams traveling to the mainland or having the mainland schools come over…..its not that easy and its cost-expensive…..geezus, any school, esp. Punahou or St. Louis would love to have played a mainland school but expenses are a prohibitive factor in scheduling such a game which is why Punahou schedules a mainland trip only once in 3 yrs. etc…..

  7. Education First August 31, 2016 12:46 pm

    Alpha August 29, 2016 at 3:58 pm
    Called it

    Are you the kind of person who throws himself a birthday party and also buys yourself your own lei to congratulate yourself? haha!

    #calledit #likethatwassohard

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