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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, October 18, 2005

OIA playoffs open Friday

By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer

The O'ahu Interscholastic Association Red or Division I playoffs start this weekend with fourth and fifth seeds playing for the opportunity to take on the top-seeded teams in the quarterfinals two weekends from now.

West fifth seed Leilehua will play East fourth seed Farrington at 7 p.m. Friday at 'Aiea, while East fifth seed McKinley takes on West fourth seed 'Aiea at Mililani at 4 p.m. Saturday. The sites and times were set up to accommodate OC16, which is televising the games live.

The top three seeded teams from each division Castle, Kahuku and Kailua from the East, and Mililani, Wai'anae and Kapolei from the West draw byes and play the following weekend. Dates and sites are to be determined, OIA football coordinator Harold Tanaka said.

Meanwhile, the White is into its final weekend of regular-season play with three of four berths determined. Radford (6-0), Moanalua (6-1) and Campbell (5-1) are in. There are three teams Kaiser (3-3), Kalaheo (2-4) and Waialua (2-4) in contention for the fourth berth.

Kaiser clinches the berth with a win at Waialua on Saturday. If Kalaheo beats Waipahu on Saturday and Waialua wins, all three will have 3-4 records. Among them, each beat one, but not the other, so a coin toss would determine the order of seeding and fourth seed.

Meanwhile, the top three teams are still vying for seeding order. A Radford win at Campbell Friday gives the Rams first with Moanalua, which has a bye, taking second and the Sabers finishing third. But if the Sabers win, all three would be 6-1. Since each beat one, but not the other, a coin toss determines the seeding order.

Reach Stacy Kaneshiro at skaneshiro@honoluluadvertiser.com.