Hilo Seeded Third in HHSAA DI Football Tourney
The Hawai`i High School Athletic Association announced the pairings Saturday for the 2013 First Hawaiian Bank / HHSAA Division I Football Championships, which kick off next week.
Big Island Interscholastic Federation champion Hilo, seeded third in the tournament, will face Oahu Interscholastic Association third-place winner Campbell on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at Kea`au High School. Campbell defeated Kahuku 28-7 Saturday to claim the OIA’s final berth into the state tournament.
Also Friday, Maui Interscholastic League champion Baldwin will host OIA runner-up Farrington at 6:00 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium. The Bears, under head coach Keneke Pacheco, went 6-4 this season and 6-2 in MIL competition to earn the tournament’s fourth seed. Farrington enters the state tournament with an 8-3 record.
Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion Punahou claimed the top seed in the tournament and will face the winner of Friday’s Baldwin-Farrington game. The Buffanblu are 9-0 on the season.
OIA Red champion Mililani is seeded second and will await the winner of the Campbell-Hilo matchup next week. Mililani defeated Farrington 37-6 Friday to secure the league championship and improve its record to 10-1. Mililani’s only loss came to Punahou on Aug. 15.
First Hawaiian Bank / HHSAA Division I Football Championship schedule
Farrington at #4 Baldwin (War Memorial Stadium) – 6:00 p.m., OC16
Campbell at #3 Hilo (Kea`au High School) – 7:00 p.m., ESPNHawaii.com
Nov. 15 (games at Aloha Stadium)
Farrington/Baldwin winner vs. #1 Punahou – Time TBD
Campbell/Hilo winner vs. #2 Mililani – Time TBD
Nov. 22 (game at Aloha Stadium)
Championship – 7:00 p.m.