Mililani football OIA Red Division champs by default

MILILANI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Repercussions from Friday's ruling came in the favor of Mililani High School's football team.

Mililani was schedule to play Kahuku in the OIA championship game Friday night, but that game is now canceled.

Because of the Red Raiders' disqualification, the Trojans have been declared the OIA champion.

Mililani was the OIA's No. 2 seed in the conference tournament and were already guaranteed a spot in next weekend's state playoffs.

Trojans head coach Roy York says he and his players were disappointed they won't be able to settle things on the field Friday night.

"The first thing is that we're educators and coaches and you feel for the kids. The kids worked hard and unfortunately they don't really deserve it the forfeit. But it is a team game and all it takes is one mistake and that's what they're probably suffering. So I feel for the kids, for Reggie Torres and the Kahuku community and I wish them well," York said.

York said he also sympathizes with Kahuku because it is difficult to keep track of every players' eligibility.

But he says the system they have at Mililani has been good so far.

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