Baldwin at King Kekaulike
Today, King Kekaulike Stadium, 7 p.m.
Kiko Kohler-Fonohema will try to help Lahainaluna High School complete an unbeaten run through the first round of the Maui Interscholastic League season on Saturday.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Bears can clinch the Maui Interscholastic League Division I first-round title with a win. King Kekaulike is playing the second of four straight home games and is coming off its best overall game of the season last week in a close loss to Maui High. Baldwin is second in the MIL on offense and fourth on defense, while King Kekaulike is fourth on offense and third on defense.
Bears at a glance
The return of quarterback Keelan Ewaliko from a rib injury helped Baldwin gain 108 more yards last week than the team had in its first two games combined. Linebacker Jordan Hoiem will miss his fourth straight game - he has a stress fracture in his right foot and will be on an unofficial visit to the University of Oregon.
x-clinched first-round championship
Friday, Sept. 14
Maui High 14, King Kekaulike 6
Saturday, Sept. 15
Baldwin 62, Kamehameha Maui 18
Baldwin at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
Maui High vs. Lahainaluna at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
End of first round
Friday, Sept. 28
Lahainaluna at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Maui High at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m.
Na Alii at a glance
King Kekaulike's Ryley Widell is the leading passer in the league and has not thrown an interception in 57 passes. Keegan Gregg, the team's receptions leader, suffered a season-ending knee injury last week. Aaron Alama, Romeo Cabbat and Charles Apuna all average more than 14 yards per catch.
Maui High vs. Lahainaluna
Saturday, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Maui High can claim the league's D-I first-round crown with a win and a Baldwin loss. Lahainaluna is trying to finish shutting out the league for the first round. The Lunas lead the MIL in offense and defense, while Maui High is last on offense and second on defense. A key could be Maui High's league-leading rush defense against the Lunas' top-ranked rushing offense.
Sabers at a glance
Maui High's Justin McCrary is the fourth-leading rusher in the MIL, and Jared Kapisi is tied for the league lead in receptions with nine. The Maui High defense, with Tommy Fisher, Leka Vainikolo and Moana Vainikolo leading the way, has given up just 40.3 yards per game on the ground.
Lunas at a glance
Lahainaluna has four of the top 10 rushers in the MIL - No. 3 Kiko Kohler-Fonohema, No. 5 Semisi Filikitonga, No. 8 Jared Rocha-Isalas and No. 10 Tytus Lucas - and is averaging 246.7 yards per game on the ground. Kohler-Fonohema leads the league with 30 points and Lucas is tied for second with 18.