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  • August 16, 2022
(ALMOST) All Of Hawaii’s High School Football Championship Teams Since 1909

Football started in Hawaii at Punahou School in 1891, according to Punahou.edu.

But the first Interscholastic League of Honolulu season was played in 1909. Through the years, the Rural Oahu Interscholastic Association (1940), the Maui Interscholastic League, the Kauai Interscholastic Federation (1944) and the Big Island Interscholastic Federation (1956) joined in on the football fun with leagues of their own.


A good look at an imposing, close-knit Saint Louis unit, part of the 1994 ILH and Oahu Prep Bowl championship team. (Image credit: YouTube).

The first statewide championship wasn’t held in 1999. Before that, a de facto state championship called the Oahu Prep Bowl — featuring the ILH champion vs. the OIA champion — was held from 1973 through 1998.

Listed below are all league and state champions since 1909, except the MIL winners from the league’s inception through 1998.

Note: Bedrock Sports Hawaii is working on getting MIL champions before 1999. Also, the Neighbor Islands Football Championship, a series of unsanctioned games in the early 1990s (and possibly before that) to determine the best team on the outer islands, was held, but we do not have those scores. With some digging, that information will be forthcoming (we hope).

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2022 Hawaii High School Football Command Center

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Interscholastic League of Honolulu Football Champions

(ILH Division II state tournament representatives as well as ILH Division I — in the middle tier, starting in 2016 — state tournament representatives are listed as D-II and D-I league champions, an unofficial ILH designation).

>> 1909: Punahou
>> 1910: Punahou
>> 1911: Punahou
>> 1912: Punahou
>> 1913: Punahou
>> 1914: Punahou
>> 1915: Punahou
>> 1916: Punahou
>> 1917: Punahou
>> 1918: Kamehameha
>> 1919: Punahou
>> 1920: Punahou
>> 1921: McKinley
>> 1922: Kamehameha
>> 1923: McKinley
>> 1924: Punahou
>> 1925: Saint Louis
>> 1926: Kamehameha
>> 1927: Saint Louis
>> 1928: Kamehameha
>> 1929: McKinley
>> 1930: Saint Louis
>> 1931: Kamehameha
>> 1932: Kamehameha
>> 1933: McKinley
>> 1934: Kamehameha
>> 1935: Kamehameha
>> 1936: Roosevelt
>> 1937: McKinley
>> 1938: McKinley
>> 1939: ‘Iolani
>> 1940: ‘Iolani
>> 1941: Saint Louis
>> 1942: Saint Louis
>> 1943: Roosevelt
>> 1944: Farrington
>> 1945: Saint Louis
>> 1946: Kamehameha
>> 1947: McKinley
>> 1948: Kamehameha
>> 1949: Saint Louis
>> 1950: ‘Iolani
>> 1951: Kamehameha
>> 1952: Kamehameha
>> 1953: Punahou
>> 1954: Punahou
>> 1955: Roosevelt
>> 1956: Roosevelt
>> 1957: Roosevelt
>> 1958: Kamehameha
>> 1959: Punahou
>> 1960: Kamehameha
>> 1961: Punahou
>> 1962: Kamehameha
>> 1963: Kamehameha
>> 1964: Punahou
>> 1965: Farrington
>> 1966: Saint Louis
>> 1967: Saint Louis
>> 1968: ‘Iolani
>> 1969: Kamehameha
>> 1970: Co-champions — Punahou and Saint Louis
>> 1971: Punahou
>> 1972: ‘Iolani
>> 1973: Saint Louis
>> 1974: Kamehameha
>> 1975: Kamehameha
>> 1976: Kamehameha
>> 1977: Punahou
>> 1978: Kamehameha
>> 1979: Kamehameha
>> 1980: ‘Iolani
>> 1981: Saint Louis
>> 1982: PAC-5
>> 1983: Saint Louis
>> 1984: Saint Louis
>> 1985: PAC-5
>> 1986: Saint Louis
>> 1987: Saint Louis
>> 1988: Saint Louis
>> 1989: Saint Louis
>> 1990: Saint Louis
>> 1991: Saint Louis
>> 1992: Saint Louis
>> 1993: Saint Louis
>> 1994: Saint Louis
>> 1995: Saint Louis
>> 1996: Saint Louis
>> 1997: Saint Louis
>> 1998: Saint Louis
>> 1999: Saint Louis
>> 2000: Saint Louis
>> 2001: Saint Louis
>> 2002: Saint Louis
ILH Division I (top tier)
>> 2003: Saint Louis
>> 2004: Kamehameha
>> 2005: Punahou
>> 2006: Saint Louis
>> 2007: Saint Louis
>> 2008: Punahou
>> 2009: Kamehameha
>> 2010: Saint Louis
>> 2011: Punahou
>> 2012: Punahou
>> 2013: Punahou
>> 2014: Punahou
>> 2015: Saint Louis
ILH Open Division (top tier)
>> 2016: Saint Louis
>> 2017: Saint Louis
>> 2018: Saint Louis
>> 2019: Saint Louis
>> 2020: No season held (COVID-19)
>> 2021: Saint Louis
ILH Division I (middle tier)
>> 2016: ‘Iolani
>> 2017: Damien
>> 2018: ‘Iolani
>> 2019: ‘Iolani
>> 2020: No season held (COVID-19)
>> 2021: ‘Iolani
ILH Division II (bottom tier)
>> 2003: Damien
>> 2004: ‘Iolani
>> 2005: ‘Iolani
>> 2006: ‘Iolani
>> 2007: ‘Iolani
>> 2008: ‘Iolani
>> 2009: ‘Iolani
>> 2010: ‘Iolani
>> 2011: ‘Iolani
>> 2012: ‘Iolani
>> 2013: ‘Iolani
>> 2014: ‘Iolani
>> 2015: Damien
>> 2016: Damien
>> 2017: ‘Iolani
>> 2018: PAC-5
>> 2019: No ILH state representative
>> 2020: No season held (COVID-19)
>> 2021: No ILH state representative

Oahu Interscholastic Association Football Champions

(Named the ROIA from 1940 through 1969)

>> 1940: Leilehua
>> 1941: Waialua
>> 1942: No season held (World War II)
>> 1943: Kahuku
>> 1944: Kahuku
>> 1945: Castle (known then as Ben Parker)
>> 1946: Waipahu
>> 1947: Kahuku
>> 1948: Waipahu
>> 1949: Waipahu
>> 1950: Waipahu
>> 1951: Waipahu
>> 1952: Waialua
>> 1953: Waialua
>> 1954: Waialua
>> 1955: Waialua
>> 1956: Kahuku
>> 1957: Waipahu
>> 1958: Waipahu
>> 1959: Kahuku
>> 1960: Radford
>> 1961: Radford
>> 1962: Waianae
>> 1963: Kailua
>> 1964: Kailua
>> 1965: Kailua
>> 1966: Waianae
>> 1967: Waianae
>> 1968: Radford
>> 1969: Kahuku
>> 1970: Waianae
>> 1971: Waipahu
>> 1972: Kahuku
>> 1973: Waianae
>> 1974: Leilehua
>> 1975: Waianae
>> 1976: Radford
>> 1977: Waianae
>> 1978: Waianae
>> 1979: Kaiser
>> 1980: Waianae
>> 1981: Radford
>> 1982: Waianae
>> 1983: Nanakuli
>> 1984: Leilehua
>> 1985: Waianae
>> 1986: Waianae
>> 1987: Waianae
>> 1988: Waianae
>> 1989: Kahuku
>> 1990: Farrington
>> 1991: Waianae
>> 1992: Waianae
>> 1993: Kahuku
>> 1994: Kahuku
>> 1995: Kahuku
>> 1996: Waianae
>> 1997: Waianae
>> 1998: Kahuku
>> 1999: Kahuku
>> 2000: Kahuku
>> 2001: Co-champions: Kahuku and Kailua
>> 2002: Castle
OIA Division I (top tier)
>> 2003: Kahuku
>> 2004: Kahuku
>> 2005: Kahuku
>> 2006: Kahuku
>> 2007: Leilehua
>> 2008: Kahuku
>> 2009: Kahuku
>> 2010: Mililani
>> 2011: Kahuku
>> 2012: Kahuku
>> 2013: Mililani
>> 2014: Mililani
>> 2015: Kahuku
OIA Open Division (top tier)
>> 2016: Kahuku
>> 2017: Kahuku
>> 2018: Mililani
>> 2019: Kahuku
>> 2020: No season held (COVID-19)
>> 2021: Kahuku
OIA Division I (middle tier)
>> 2016: Campbell (not a league champion; OIA’s seeded team at states)
>> 2017: No OIA state representative
>> 2018: Waipahu
>> 2019: Moanalua
>> 2020: No season held (COVID-19)
>> 2021: Aiea
OIA Division II (bottom tier)
>> 2003: Aiea
>> 2004: Campbell
>> 2005: Radford
>> 2006: Waipahu
>> 2007: Kaimuki
>> 2008: Campbell
>> 2009: Moanalua
>> 2010: Kaimuki
>> 2011: Waipahu
>> 2012: Radford
>> 2013: Kaiser
>> 2014: Nanakuli
>> 2015: Radford
>> 2016: Waialua
>> 2017: Waipahu
>> 2018: Roosevelt
>> 2019: Kaimuki
>> 2020: No season held (COVID-19)
>> 2021: Kaiser

Kauai Interscholastic Federation Football Champions

>> 1944: Kauai
>> 1945: Kauai
>> 1946: Kauai
>> 1947: Kauai
>> 1948: Kauai
>> 1949: Waimea
>> 1950: Waimea
>> 1951: Waimea
>> 1952: Kauai
>> 1953: Co-champions — Waimea and Kauai
>> 1954: Kauai
>> 1955: Kauai
>> 1956: Kauai
>> 1957: Kauai
>> 1958: Kauai
>> 1959: Waimea
>> 1960: Waimea
>> 1961: Waimea
>> 1962: Kauai
>> 1963: Waimea
>> 1964: Waimea
>> 1965: Kauai
>> 1966: Waimea
>> 1967: Kauai
>> 1968: Waimea
>> 1969: Waimea
>> 1970: Kauai
>> 1971: Kauai
>> 1972: Waimea
>> 1973: Waimea
>> 1974: Waimea
>> 1975: Waimea
>> 1976: Waimea
>> 1977: Kauai
>> 1978: Kauai
>> 1979: Waimea
>> 1980: Kauai
>> 1981: Waimea
>> 1982: Waimea
>> 1983: Waimea
>> 1984: Waimea
>> 1985: Waimea
>> 1986: Waimea
>> 1987: Kapaa
>> 1988: Kapaa
>> 1989: Kapaa
>> 1990: Waimea
>> 1991: Kauai
>> 1992: Waimea
>> 1993: Waimea
>> 1994: Waimea
>> 1995: Waimea
>> 1996: Waimea
>> 1997: Waimea
>> 1998: Waimea
>> 1999:Waimea
>> 2000: Waimea
>> 2001: Waimea
>> 2002: Waimea
>> 2003: Waimea
>> 2004: Kauai
>> 2005: Kauai
>> 2006: Kauai
>> 2007: Kauai
>> 2008: Kauai
>> 2009: Kauai
>> 2010: Kauai
>> 2011: Kapaa
>> 2012: Kauai
>> 2013: Kauai
>> 2014: Kapaa
>> 2015: Kapaa
>> 2016: Kapaa
>> 2017: Kauai
>> 2018: Kapaa
>> 2019: Kapaa
>> 2020: No season held (COVID-19)
>> 2021: Kapaa

Big Island Interscholastic Federation Football Champions

>> 1956: Hilo
>> 1957: Honokaa
>> 1958: Hilo
>> 1959: Hilo
>> 1960: Co-champions — Honokaa and Kohala
>> 1961: Hawaii Prep
>> 1962: Ka’u
>> 1963: Hawaii Prep
>> 1964: Hawaii Prep
>> 1965: Hawaii Prep
>> 1966: Hawaii Prep
>> 1967: Hilo
>> 1968: Hilo
>> 1969: Hilo
>> 1970: Konawaena
>> 1971: Hilo
>> 1972: Hilo
>> 1973: Honokaa
>> 1974: Honokaa
>> 1975: Hilo
>> 1976: Hilo
>> 1977: Hilo
>> 1978: Konawaena
>> 1979: Hilo
>> 1980: Konawaena
>> 1981: Konawaena
>> 1982: Konawaena
>> 1983: Konawaena
>> 1984: Konawaena
>> 1985: Konawaena
>> 1986: Konawaena
>> 1987: Konawaena
>> 1988: Konawaena
>> 1989: Konawaena
>> 1990: Konawaena
>> 1991: Hilo
>> 1992: Konawaena
>> 1993: Hawaii Prep
>> 1994: Waiakea
>> 1995: Waiakea
>> 1996: Waiakea
>> 1997: Waiakea
>> 1998: Konawaena
>> 1999: Konawaena
>> 2000: Hilo
>> 2001: Waiakea
>> 2002: Hawaii Prep
BIIF Division I (top tier)
>> 2003: Hilo
>> 2004: Kealakehe
>> 2005: Kealakehe
>> 2006: Kealakehe
>> 2007: Kealakehe
>> 2008: Kealakehe
>> 2009: Honokaa
>> 2010: Kealakehe
>> 2011: Kealakehe
>> 2012: Kealakehe
>> 2013: Hilo
>> 2014: Hilo
>> 2015: Hilo
BIIF Division I (state middle tier)
>> 2016: Hilo
>> 2017: Hilo
>> 2018: Hilo
>> 2019:  Hilo
>> 2020: No season held (COVID-19)
>> 2021: Konawaena
BIIF Division II (bottom tier)
>> 2003: Hawaii Prep
>> 2004: Hawaii Prep
>> 2005: Kamehameha-Hawaii
>> 2006: Kamehameha-Hawaii
>> 2007: Kamehameha-Hawaii
>> 2008: Konawaena
>> 2009: Hawaii Prep
>> 2010: Kamehameha-Hawaii
>> 2011: Konawaena
>> 2012: Konawaena
>> 2013: Konawaena
>> 2014: Kamehameha-Hawaii
>> 2015: Konawaena
>> 2016: Konawaena
>> 2017: Konawaena
>> 2018: Kamehameha-Hawaii
>> 2019: Kamehameha-Hawaii
>> 2020: No season held (COVID-19)
>> 2021: Hawaii Prep

Maui Interscholastic League Football Champions

(List is incomplete pre-1999)

>> 1999: Baldwin
>> 2000: Maui
>> 2001: Lahainaluna
>> 2002: Baldwin
MIL Division I (top tier)
>> 2003: Baldwin
>> 2004: Lahainaluna
>> 2005: Baldwin
>> 2006: Baldwin
>> 2007: Baldwin
>> 2008: Baldwin
>> 2009: Baldwin
>> 2010: Baldwin
>> 2011: Baldwin
>> 2012: Baldwin
>> 2013: Baldwin
>> 2014: Maui
>> 2015: Baldwin
MIL Division I (state middle tier)
>> 2016: Baldwin
>> 2017: Maui
>> 2018: Maui
>> 2019: Baldwin
>> 2020: No season held (COVID-19)
>> 2021: Lahainaluna
MIL Division II (bottom tier)
>> 2003: Lahainaluna
>> 2004: PAC-3
>> 2005: Kamehameha-Maui
>> 2006: King Kekaulike
>> 2007: Lahainaluna
>> 2008: Lahainaluna
>> 2009: Lahainaluna
>> 2010: Lahainaluna
>> 2011: Lahainaluna
>> 2012: Lahainaluna
>> 2013: Lahainaluna
>> 2014: Lahainaluna
>> 2015: Lahainaluna
>> 2016: Lahainaluna
>> 2017: Lahainaluna
>> 2018: Lahainaluna
>> 2019: Lahainaluna
>> 2020: No season held (COVID-19)
>> 2021: Kamehameha-Maui

Oahu Prep Bowl Football Champions

>> 1973: Waianae
>> 1974: Kamehameha
>> 1975: Kamehameha
>> 1976: Kamehameha
>> 1977: Waianae
>> 1978: Waianae
>> 1979: Kaiser
>> 1980: Co-champions — ‘Iolani and Waianae
>> 1981: Radford
>> 1982: PAC-5
>> 1983: Saint Louis
>> 1984: Leilehua
>> 1985: PAC-5
>> 1986: Saint Louis
>> 1987: Saint Louis
>> 1988: Saint Louis
>> 1989: Saint Louis
>> 1990: Saint Louis
>> 1991: Saint Louis
>> 1992: Saint Louis
>> 1993: Saint Louis
>> 1994: Saint Louis
>> 1995: Saint Louis
>> 1996: Saint Louis
>> 1997: Saint Louis
>> 1998: Saint Louis

HHSAA Football State Champions

Open Division (starting in 2016)/Division I Top Tier (1999 through 2015)
>> 1999: Saint Louis
>> 2000: Kahuku
>> 2001: Kahuku
>> 2002: Saint Louis
>> 2003: Kahuku
>> 2004: Kamehameha
>> 2005: Kahuku
>> 2006: Kahuku
>> 2007: Leilehua
>> 2008: Punahou
>> 2009: Kamehameha
>> 2010: Saint Louis
>> 2011: Kahuku
>> 2012: Kahuku
>> 2013: Punahou
>> 2014: Mililani
>> 2015: Kahuku
>> 2016: Saint Louis
>> 2017: Saint Louis
>> 2018: Saint Louis
>> 2019: Saint Louis
>> 2020: No season held (COVID-19)
>> 2021: Kahuku
Division I Middle Tier (starting in 2016)
>> 2016: Mililani
>> 2017: Hilo
>> 2018: Waipahu
>> 2019: Hilo
>> 2020: No season held (COVID-19)
>> 2021: ‘Iolani
Division II (starting in 2003)
>> 2003: Aiea
>> 2004: Campbell
>> 2005: ‘Iolani
>> 2006: King Kekaulike
>> 2007: ‘Iolani
>> 2008: ‘Iolani
>> 2009: ‘Iolani
>> 2010: ‘Iolani
>> 2011: ‘Iolani
>> 2012: ‘Iolani
>> 2013: Kaiser
>> 2014: ‘Iolani
>> 2015: Radford
>> 2016: Lahainaluna
>> 2017: Lahainaluna
>> 2018: Lahainaluna
>> 2019: Lahainaluna
>> 2020: No season held (COVID-19)
>> 2021: Kapaa

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