Waianae jumps into Star-Advertiser Top 10 poll

Waianae QB Jaren Ulu is one reason the Seariders have cracked the Star-Advertiser Top 10. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.
Waianae QB Jaren Ulu is one reason the Seariders have cracked the Star-Advertiser Top 10. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.

The top six in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 Media Poll remained unchanged with Saint Louis regaining sole possession of second with ILH rival Punahou in third in rankings released Monday.

Mililani held onto its commanding lead of the top spot but is still not a unanimous choice as No. 1 after a penalty-filled 49-21 win over Campbell on Saturday.

Kahuku, Kamehameha and Farrington again held spots 4-6 after all had impressive victories of at least 30 points last weekend.

Kapolei is seventh and Kailua eighth with the two teams set to complete their game Monday night at Alex Kane Stadium.

Making a move into the rankings for the first time this season is Waianae, which handled Castle 36-20. The Seariders moved to 2-1 with their only loss to the fifth-ranked Warriors, and climbed ahead of Kapaa which dropped a spot to No. 10.

‘Iolani, which was blown out 52-8 by the Governors, dropped out of the top 10 for the first time this season.

The Seariders are tied atop the OIA Red standings with Kahuku at 2-0 and have three different running backs that have rushed for at least 100 yards so far in OIA play. Senior Ezkiah Moniz-Hopeau is averaging more than 7 yards a carry and leads with 157 yards while Javen Towne (153 yards) is tops in the OIA with seven rushing TDs. Jorell Borge-Pontes is averaging more than six yards a carry with 113 rushing yards in 17 attempts.

The two teams outside of the top 10 to receives votes this week were ‘Iolani (9) and Moanalua (8).

Updated: Mar. 14
1.Waianae (10)115
2.Campbell 100
3.‘Iolani (1)92


  1. 88 August 24, 2015 5:46 pm

    Still dont understand how you rank the Crusaders over Punahou and Kahuku. Are we pretending the scrimmage against Mililani and Kapolei didnt happen?

  2. FB fan August 24, 2015 8:00 pm

    @88 maybe its a mix of last season results plus the strength of this yrs team/roster…… mililani nd st louis are returning with a stronger lineup to begin the year with…. kahuku lost some key guys fr last yrs team and punahou missing a few key guys themselves….. i think its pretty accurate if u look at it like that…

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