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  • September 27, 2022
Bedrock Football Power 5s: Kapolei Enters Open Rankings; Waipahu And Waimea Rise

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Kapolei made the biggest splash this week in the Bedrock Sports Hawaii Power 5s.

Pretty much ignored by voters in the past few weeks, the Hurricanes improved to 5-0 by coming back from a 17-point deficit to beat Moanalua 42-17 last weekend.

That win, coupled with Saint Louis’ 43-19 loss to Punahou, boosted Kapolei into the No. 5 slot in Bedrock’s Open Division football rankings.

A good showing (a win or a close game) this weekend would likely keep the Hurricanes in the rankings next week, too. On Friday, Kapolei puts its undefeated record on the line against No. 1 Kahuku (5-1), whose only loss came to national No. 1 St. John Bosco on Saturday, 34-7.

After their loss, the Crusaders fell to 2-3 and out of the rankings.

Waipahu Vaults To No. 2 In Division I

The Waipahu Marauders (4-1), after their last-minute 20-14 win over Aiea (4-2) on Saturday, jumped up two places to No. 2 in Division I.

After their super close loss, Na Alii tumbled two places to No. 4.

Waimea Overtakes Nanakuli In Division II

Waimea (5-0) did not play last week, but still passed Nanakuli into the No. 1 spot in Division II.

Those Nanakuli Golden Hawks (4-1) meet Pearl City (5-1) on Friday in a first-place OIA D-II showdown.

Kaimuki (3-2), the winner of three games in a row, nearly made it into the D-II Power 5s. The Bulldogs visit Kaiser (2-3) on Saturday in a game that has OIA D-II playoff implications.

Voters still liked King Kekaulike (2-3) at No. 5 in D-II. Na Alii’s three losses are to No. 1 Waimea as well as two Division I league foes — Lahainaluna and Maui.

Last Week’s Power 5s (And Movement This Week In Parentheses)
Open
>> 1. Kahuku (no movement)
>> 2. Mililani (no movement)
>> 3. Punahou (no movement)
>> 4. Campbell (no movement)
>> 5. Saint Louis (dropped out of rankings)

D-I
>> 1. ‘Iolani (no movement)
>> 2. Aiea (dropped two spots)
>> 3. Lahainaluna (dropped one spot)
>> 4. Waipahu (climbed two spots)
>> 5. Konawaeana (no movement)

D-II
>> 1. Nanakuli (dropped one spot)
>> 2. Waimea (climbed one spot)
>> 3. Pearl City (no movement)
>> 4. Honokaa (no movement)
>> 5. King Keakulike (no movement)

Hawaii High School Football WEEK 8 Schedule

(Subject to change)

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
OIA Division II
>> Kalani at Waialua, 7:15 p.m.
BIIF Division I

>> Kealakehe at Konawaena, 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23
OIA Open
>> Kahuku at Kapolei, 7:30 p.m.
>> Moanalua at Campbell, 7:30 p.m.
ILH Division I/II
>> Punahou II at ‘Iolani, 3:15 p.m.
OIA Division I
>> Farrington at Castle, 7:30 p.m.
>> Kailua at Radford, 7:30 p.m.
>> Roosevelt at Waipahu, 7:30 p.m.
OIA Division II
>> Nanakuli at Pearl City, 7:30 p.m.
BIIF Division I
>> Hilo at Keaau, 7 p.m.
BIIF Division II
>> Pahoa at Kamehameha-Hawaii, 5 p.m.
MIL
>> King Kekaulike vs. Baldwin, at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
ILH Open Division
>> Kamehameha at Punahou, 3 p.m.
OIA Open
>> Leilehua at Waianae, 6:30 p.m.
ILH Division I/II
>> PAC-5 vs. Saint Louis II, 6 p.m., at Radford High field
>> Damien at Kamehameha II, 7 p.m.
OIA Division II

>> Kaimuki at Kaiser, 6:30 p.m.
>> McKinley vs. Kalaheo, at Kailua High field, 6 p.m.
BIIF Division II
>> Honokaa at Kohala, 1 p.m.
>> Hawaii Prep at Ka’u, 1 p.m.
KIF
>> Waimea vs. Kauai, at Vidinha Stadium, 4 p.m.
MIL
>> Lahainaluna vs. Maui, at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

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Master schedule, updated standings, link to team pages, the Power 5s and more:

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Also at BedrockSportsHawaii.com:

Kahuku Players And Fans Make Lasting Impression On St. John Bosco Director Of Football Operations

 

 

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