Voters push Waianae to No. 7 in Top 10

Waianae's Ezekiah Moniz-Hopeau is one of many talented Seariders backs. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Waianae’s Ezekiah Moniz-Hopeau is one of many talented Seariders backs. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Media voters in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Top 10 gave their thumbs up to Waianae for Friday’s 69-28 home rout of Waipahu.

The Seariders (5-1, 5-0 OIA Red) moved ahead of Kailua (6-1, 5-1 OIA Blue) into the No. 7 spot in the newest rankings released Monday. The Surfriders took a big lead against Moanalua on Friday and held off Na Menehune 37-24. Despite the win, Kailua dropped one spot to No. 8.

The rest of the poll stayed the same, with Saint Louis, Punahou and Mililani retaining the top three spots. The Crusaders earned 12 of 14 first-place votes despite the close win over ‘Iolani, 28-17. The Buffanblu and Trojans each received one first-place vote.


Here is a look at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Top 10, which will be published in the Tuesday edition, with first-place votes in parentheses, won-lost records, points in the voting and last week’s rank.

1. Saint Louis (12), 4-0, 136, 1
2. Punahou (1), 5-0, 125, 2
3. Mililani (1), 5-1, 113, 3
4. Kahuku, 6-0, 102, 4
5. Kamehameha, 3-2, 78, 5
6. Farrington, 5-1, 62, 6
7. Waianae, 5-1, 59, 8
8. Kailua, 6-1, 51, 7
9. Kapaa, 5-0, 29, 9
10. Kapolei, 3-3, 10, 10
Also receiving votes: Radford 6, Nanakuli 2, Damien 2, Maui 1.

COMMENTS

  1. Mahatma Gandhi September 22, 2015 2:36 am

    I clearly remember Waianae and their glory days in the 1970s under Larry Ginoza. 3 Prep Bowl wins. I always felt 1979 was their best team ever, even though Kaiser beat them in the OIA final. Is it possible for the Seariders to return to their fomrer glory? It has been a steady decline for the program ever since the 1980 Prep Bowl. Waianae came in as heavy favorites against Iolani, but got destroyed in that game. I had never seen Waianae get pushed around like that before, all gamne long, both sides of the line of scrimmage.


  2. polo September 22, 2015 3:26 am

    WITH THE RIGHT COACHING STAFF SURE WAIANAE CAN RETURN TO THE TOP. THE CURRENT STAFF IS EXACTLY WHAT WAIANAE NEEDED, A HOME BOY THAT WILL BUILD AND REVIVE THE TRADTION. WITH THE NEW TRANSFER RULE , KAHUKU,WAIANAE AND FARRINGTON WILL RISE ABOVE THE REST. EVEN WHEN THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS HARVEST OUR TOP TALENT. RRFL!


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