Maui High vs. King Kekaulike
Today, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Christian Whitehead has helped Lahainaluna High School to the top ranking among Division II teams in the KHON Cover 2 Power Poll.
The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo
A win for Maui High would keep the team in postseason contention, and guarantee its first overall .500 record since 2003. King Kekau-like could be eliminated this weekend with a loss and a Lahainaluna win. The Sabers rank fourth in the Maui Interscholastic League on offense, and third on defense. King Kekaulike is last on offense, fourth on defense. Maui High won the first matchup 32-7 on Aug. 31.
Sabers at a glance
Maui High will try to rebound from a hard-fought loss to Baldwin two weeks ago, during which the Sabers' Austin Hoe showed flashes at quarterback. Onosai Emelio and Daniel Kelley are sixth and seventh in MIL rushing - Emelio is also third in scoring. Jared Kapisi ranks fifth in receiving.
Overall MIL record in parentheses
x-won first-round championship
|Maui High (2-3)||0||1||.000||0||7|
|King Kekaulike (1-4)||1||1||.500||42||86|
|KS Maui (1-5)||0||2||.000||52||80|
Friday, Oct. 4
Baldwin 44, Kamehameha Maui 21
Saturday, Oct. 5
Lahainaluna 55, King Kekaulike 6
Maui High vs. King Kekaulike at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Lahainaluna at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 18
Lahainaluna vs. Baldwin at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Maui High vs. Kamehameha Maui at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Na Alii at a glance
Ryley Widell is third in the MIL in passing yards, and ranks 10th in rushing, accounting for 62.1 percent of King Kekaulike's offense. Jay Braun and Kawika Homalon are 11th and 13th in rushing - both missed time last week with injuries. Austin Ferreira, Joshua Ogata and Brandon Haupu have 26 of Na Alii's 36 receptions.
Lahainaluna at Kamehameha Maui
Saturday, Kanaiaupuni Stadium, 7 p.m.
Lahainaluna, one of three unbeatens in the state, is the top-ranked Division II team in KHON's Cover 2 Power Poll. The Lunas lead the Maui Interscholastic League in offense by more than 50 yards per game, and by 197.8 on defense. Kamehameha Maui is the leading passing team in the MIL, and third in total offense. The Warriors are last on defense. Lahainaluna beat Kamehameha 42-7 on Aug. 31.
Lunas at a glance
Jared Rocha-Islas averages 12.8 yards per carry, Makoa Filikitonga 10.6 and Christian Whitehead 7.9. They have combined for 20 touchdowns on the ground. Filikitonga threw the team's first touchdown pass in MIL play last week. The defense didn't allow a point for the third time this season.
Warriors at a glance
Chase Newton leads the league in pass completions, attempts, yards and interceptions, and is tied for the lead in touchdown throws. Newton is also the fifth-leading rusher in the league and has accounted for 84.2 percent of Kamehameha's offense. Joshua Hiwatashi and Keoni Keanini are second and third in MIL receiving.