The upcoming HHSAA Open Division tournament has a chance to be the most competitive one yet.
The top-tiered division, which held its first tournament in 2016, has mostly been dominated by Saint Louis, which won the state title in the first four years of the tournament’s existence.
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After a year that was lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kahuku won its first-ever open title in 2021 and repeated in 2022.
For the first time ever, every team in the Open tournament opens a transitive win over each other. No. 1 seed Mililani opened its season with a loss to No. 3 Punahou. Meanwhile, No. 4 seed Campbell has a win over the Buffanblu. Mililani defeated No. 2 Kahuku in the OIA championship game. Additionally, both Mililani and Kahuku have defeated Campbell in 2023.
The full Open Division bracket is below: