Lahainaluna vs. King Kekaulike
Today, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Lahainaluna High School’s Christian Whitehead runs behind the block of Danniel Sulunga-Kahaialii during last week’s win over Kamehameha Maui.
The Maui News / BRAD SHERMAN photo
Lahainaluna can take a vice grip on the first-round race in Division II with a win. After one game, the Lunas lead the Maui Interscholastic League in offensive and defensive yardage by a wide margin. King Kekaulike is fourth on offense after showing some flashes last week, including three three long second-half drives that did not produce points. Na Alii's defense ranks last in the league.
Lunas at a glance
Despite his team having played just one MIL game, Christian Whitehead is tied for second in league rushing yards with 152. Kiko Kohler-Fonohema is the No. 6 rusher, but finished last week's game on crutches. Makoa Filikitonga is the fourth in the league in passing, while Jared Rocha-Islas is tied for the scoring lead with 18 points.
Friday, Aug. 30
Mission Viejo (Calif.) 49, Baldwin 20
Saturday, Aug. 31
Maui High 32, King Kekaulike 7
Lahainaluna 42, Kamehameha Maui 7
Lahainaluna vs. King Kekaulike at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Baldwin vs. Kamehameha Maui at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 13
Baldwin vs. Lahainaluna at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14
Maui High at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m.
Na Alii at a glance
Ryley Widell has passed for 202 yards and also ran for an 84-yard touchdown last week - he ranks fifth in the league in rushing. Widell has accounted for 87.7 percent of the team's 350 offensive yards. Austin Ferreira is fourth in the MIL in receptions, with five, and averages 16.3 yards per catch.
Baldwin vs. Kamehameha Maui
Saturday, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Baldwin can move a full game up in the Division I first-round race, while the contest is a virtual must-win for Kamehameha Maui to remain in the D-II first-round chase. The Bears rank third in the league on offense, and second on defense. The Warriors are last on offense, but have the highest passing total. They rank third on defense, but only 9.5 yards per game out of second.
Bears at a glance
The Bears have a bit of a quarterback quandary after Jeremiah Badillo was 10-for-13 passing in a win over Maui High and Josiah
Maglente-Tonu was solid in a loss to national power Mission Viejo last week. Badillo's three touchdown passes lead the MIL. Dusty Flores is fourth in rushing.
Warriors at a glance
Chase Newton is the league's leading passer and Joshua Hiwatashi is the leading receiver. Keoni Keanini is tied for fourth in the league in catches, while Ian Armitage is the No. 7 rusher. Kailoa Akoi is tied for fourth in scoring and has made three of the four successful field goals in league play.