First photo: Kihei Charter School 8th-grader Madison Burke, 13, blasts through a hole in the defense to score a touchdown Tuesday morning during a physical education class flag football game at South Maui Regional Park. Defending are Ian Bouchard (from left), 13, Seth Jeffries, 12, and Mikito Barkman, 13.
Second photo: Kihei Charter School 8th-grader Kristen Jones, 13, wears a winning smile after scoring a touchdown. Teacher Bill Sutton said that the students were nearing the end of their football session, which started with learning the basics. They learned how to pass, catch and kick and the rules and strategy. They were then separated into teams that made up their own plays and practiced them.
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