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Week 11

1. Punahou (6-0)

Previous rank: 1
Last week: beat No. 5 Kamehameha, 47-7
This week: idle

Quarterback Ephraim Tuliloa threw for 204 yards and three touchdowns on 14-of-18 passing and running back Wayne Taulapapa carried 13 times for 141 yards and two touchdowns in the Buffanblu's win over the Warriors Friday. Wide receiver Kanawai Noa added seven pass receptions for 83 yards with a touchdown and also scored on a 48-yard punt return.

2. Mililani (8-0)

Previous rank: 2
Last week: idle
This week: vs. No. 9 Kaiser Saturday

The Trojans had the week off after completing an unblemished run through the Oahu Interscholastic Association Blue Division and are one of just three remaining undefeated teams in all of Division I. Quarterback McKenzie Milton has thrown for 2,005 yards with 19 touchdowns against four interceptions. His 68.7 percent completion rate is best among passers with at least 100 attempts.

3. Saint Louis (5-3)

Previous rank: 3
Last week: idle
This week: vs. No. 5 Kamehameha Friday

It seems like it was a long time ago that the Crusaders started the season with high hopes, but stumbled out of the blocks with an 0-3 start. Since then, they have won five consecutive games, scoring an average of 56.4 points in those contests. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has thrown for 2,050 yards with 29 touchdowns against two interceptions.

4. Kahuku (6-1)

Previous rank: 4
Last week: idle
This week: vs. Kapolei Friday

The Red Raiders finished the regular season atop the OIA Red Division standings and had a first-round bye last weekend. They will host Kapolei in a quarterfinal game Friday at Carleton E. Weimer Field. The teams faced off eight weeks ago with Kahuku coming away with a 33-19 win. Wide receiver Keala Santiago has caught a touchdown pass in three of the last four games.

5. Kamehameha (5-2)

Previous rank: 5
Last week: lost to No. 1 Punahou, 47-7
This week: vs. No. 3 Saint Louis Friday

Wide receiver Kaulana Werner caught nine passes for 116 yards in the Warriors' loss to the Buffanblu Friday. Kamehameha, which averages over 267 rushing yards and 38.4 points per game, was held to just 14 net rushing yards. Linebacker Tainoa Foster and defensive end Mika Tafua each had a sack and forced a fumble in the loss.

6. Farrington (6-1)

Previous rank: 6
Last week: idle
This week: vs. No. 10 Waianae Saturday

The Governors earned one of the four coveted first-round byes in the OIA D1 tournament with their second-place finish in the Blue Division. They will host Waianae, the fourth-placed team out the Red, in a quarterfinal game Saturday at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium. Quarterback Montana Liana returns after serving a one-game suspension for a late hit that led to an ejection two weeks ago.

7. Leilehua (6-1)

Previous rank: 7
Last week: idle
This week: vs. No. 8 Campbell Friday

The Mules will be a well-rested pack by the time they host the Sabers, their former Red West-foe, in a quarterfinal game at Hugh Yoshida Stadium. They finished second in the Red and enjoyed a first-round bye. The Mules have a trio of receivers in Lauriano Lucas, Tyreek Keough and Toma Savea that each have at least 17 catches, 330 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns.

8. Campbell (6-2)

Previous rank: 8
Last week: beat Waipahu, 56-0
This week: vs. No. 7 Leilehua Friday

Running back Terell Johnson ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns to lead the offensive attack against the Marauders Friday. Safety Solomon Matautia intercepted a pair of passes on defense and scored on a 75-yard punt return on special teams that was part of a 28-point first quarter for Campbell. Linebacker Tyson Tafai also had a sack and forced a fumble in the win.

9. Kaiser (5-3)

Previous rank: 10
Last week: beat Moanalua, 54-48
This week: vs. No. 2 Mililani Saturday

The Cougars rushed for 386 of their 618 yards of total offense in a shootout win over Na Menehune Friday. Running back Jensen McDaniel, the state's leading rusher, carried 22 times for 242 yards and three touchdowns and wide receiver Destin Moss hauled in six grabs for 101 yards and a score. Quarterback Kalawaia Judd completed 16 of 24 passes for 204 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.

10. Waianae (5-3)

Previous rank: 9
Last week: beat Aiea, 42-26
This week: vs. No. 6 Farrington Saturday

The Seariders kept their season alive by rallying from a 21-14 third-quarter deficit against Na Alii Saturday with 28 straight points in a 10-minute span. Running back Jurick Valdez rushed for a season-high 187 yards on just seven attempts. He found the end zone three times on long runs of 50, 45 and 78 yards. Quarterback Ioane Kaluhiokalani Jr. also ran in two touchdowns in the win.

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Just missed the cut: Kapolei.