OIA Kings crowned on championship night at Aloha Stadium
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Three OIA Champions were crowned on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium and the trio of games did not disappoint.
In the Open Division, a defensive battle saw the Kahuku Red Raiders upset the heavily favored Mililani Trojans in a 7-3 showdown.
After Trojans kicker Kaulana Navares secured the first points of the game late in the fourth quarter with a 22-yard FG, Kelsyn Tangaro-Kanoa took the ensuing kickoff 93 yards for the games only touchdown score.
The Trojans will now play the ILH Open Division champion in the state playoffs and Kahuku will get an automatic bid into the semi-final.
The Division I title game was must watch TV from beginning to end.
The Leilehua Mules and Monalaua Menehune put on a show in a 21-20 classic won by Moanalua in double overtime.
The Menehune were forced to play three different quarterbacks in the title game as starter R.J Javar was sidelined due to injury.
Moanalua claimed the Division I championship for the second time in school history and with the victory advances to the Division I state tournament semi-final.
The Kaimuki Bulldogs took home their third OIA championship in school history with a 27-24 victory over the Roosevelt Roughriders.
Bulldogs quarterback Jayden Maiava led the way with 181 passing yards and three touchdowns, as Kaimuki avenged a 2018 title game loss to the Roughriders and all but secured the number one seed ahead of the Division II state tournament.
#3 Mililani (8-3-0) 3
#4 Kahuku (7-3-0) 7
#8 Leilehua (9-1-0) 20
#10 Moanalua (9-1-0) 21
Kaimuki (9-2-1) 27
Roosevelt (9-1-1) 24
#7 Lahainaluna (8-1-0) 49
Maui (1-7-0) 0
Kealakehe (6-4-0) 41
Waiakea (0-10-0) 0
#12 Kapaa (6-1-0) 51
Kauai (1-5-0) 0
Kau (3-4-0) 14
Kohala (2-6-0) 16
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