OIA revamps football red division

For the most part, the Oahu Interscholastic Association's football divisions have always been separated geographically.

Teams from town and the windward side are in the east. Leeward schools are in the west.

Starting this year, get ready for some new rivalries as the league has revamped the system.

Coaches and athletic directors recently approved a proposal that disregards location and re-aligns the league based on equal competitiveness.

After winning the state championship in Division II, the Kaiser Cougars are moving up to Division I this season. 

Head coach Rich Miano says he elated at the new format and this truly will bring out the best of the best.

"If we don't have big enough, strong enough, fast enough players to compete in the red division, we're gonna get hurt," Miano said. "Visa-versa, if we're too talented to play in the other division, we don't want to sound arrogant, but at the same time, every coach, every kid should always want to compete in a level of competition that's going to bring out the best in them."

Here is how the new conferences shake out:

1 Kahuku
2 Leilehua
3 Kaiser
4 Waianae
5. Mckinley
6. Waipahu
7 Castle

1 Mililani
3 Campbell
4 Moanalua
5 Kapolei
6 Kailua
7 Aiea

Week 1 Aug 15,16

Kahuku vs Kapolei
Leilehua vs Kailua
Kaiser vs Aiea
Waianae vs Moanalua
Mckinley vs Mililani
Waipahu vs Farrington
Castle vs Campbell

Week 2 Aug 22,23

Kahuku vs Waipahu
Leilehua vs Mckinley
Kaiser vs Waianae
Mililani vs Kailua
Farrington vs Kapolei
Campbell vs Moanalua
Byes Castle , Aiea

Week 3 Aug 29.30

Waianae vs Leilehua
Mckinley vs Kahuku
Waipahu vs Castle
Moanalua vs Farrington
Kapolei vs Mililani
Kailua vs Aiea
Byes Kaiser, Campbell

Week 4 Sept 5,6 

Leilehua vs Castle
Kaiser vs Waipahu
Waianae vs Mckinley
Farrington vs Aiea
Campbell vs Kailua
Moanalua vs Kapolei
Byes: Kahuku, Mililani

Week 5 Sept 12,13

Mckinley vs Kaiser
Waipahu vs Leilehua
Castle vs Kahuku
Kapolei vs Campbell
Kailua vs Farrington
Aiea vs Mililani
Byes: Waianae, Moanalua

Week 6 Sept 19,20 

Kaiser vs Kahuku
Waianae vs Castle
Mckinley vs Waipahu
Campbell vs Mililani
Moanalua vs Aiea
Kapolei vs Kailua
Byes: Leilehua, Farrington

Week 7 Sept 26,27 

Waipahu vs Waianae
Castle vs Kaiser
Kahuku vs Leilehua
Kailua vs Moanalua
Aiea vs Campbell
Mililani vs Farrington
Byes: Mckinley, Kapolei

Week 8 Oct 3,4 

Castle vs Mckinley
Kahuku vs Waianae
Leilehua vs Kaiser
Aiea vs Kapolei
Mililani vs Moanalua
Farrington vs Campbell
Byes: Waipahu, Kailua

Playoff week 1 Oct 10,11
Playoff week 2 Oct 17,18
Playoff week 3 Oct 23,24,25
Playoff week 4 31-Oct White Championship, Red Championship
1-Nov JV Championship, Red 3rd place game

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