Baldwin vs. Kamehameha Maui
Today, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
At a glance
Chastin Valdez rushed for 170 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Maui High School’s lone league game so far this year.
The Maui News / AMANDA COWAN photo
First place in each division is on the line in this game. Baldwin, tied for ninth in the scoringlive.com state poll and tops in team offense and defense in the league, was impressive in a 40-0 rout of Lahainaluna last week. Kamehameha Maui, a 24-15 winner over King Kekaulike last week after a double-overtime loss to Maui High, is third on offense and fourth on defense.
When the Bears have the ball
Quarterback Keelan Ewaliko was efficient passing for 85 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions while rushing for 8.4 yards per carry and two scores against the Lunas. Kina Malafu is third in rushing despite playing one game with a 7.4 ypc average and two touchdowns. Kamalei Anderson caught four of Ewaliko's six completions.
Friday, Sept. 2
Baldwin 40, Lahainaluna 0
Saturday, Sept. 3
Kamehameha Maui 24, King Kekaulike 15
Baldwin vs. Kamehameha Maui at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Maui High vs. King Kekaulike at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16
Maui High vs. Lahainaluna at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17
Baldwin at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
When the Warriors have the ball
Kupono Cabanas tops the league in rushing with 218 yards and scoring with 27 points - on three touchdowns, a field goal and six extra points. Quarterback Kalai Yap is third in the league in passing and fifth rushing with 83 yards and two touchdowns. Daylan Machado is fifth on the receiving list.
Maui High vs. King Kekaulike
Saturday, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
At a glance
Maui High will be looking for its first 2-0 MIL start since its last league title in 2001. King Kekaulike needs a win to stay in the MIL Division I race. This game is a contrast in offensive strengths. The Sabers lead the league in rushing with 297 yards - they had 220 all of last season - and zero passing. King Kekaulike is tops with 317 passing yards, but has just 49 rushing.
When the Sabers have the ball
After one game - just the Sabers' second MIL win in their last 38 games - this resembles a Maui High team from their glory years when Curtis Lee's teams rushed the league crazy. Chastin Valdez is second on the rushing list and Siueli Vaha is fourth. The Sabers, however, are last in team defense.
When Na Alii have the ball
Kepa Luat-Hueu, third in the league in rushing last season, is concentrating on defense this season as Na Alii have transformed into a passing team. Michael Teves is on top of the receiving list with seven catches for 170 yards, all last week. Joshua Ogata, with seven catches, and Keegan Gregg, with six, are 2-3 on the receiving list.