Top-seeded and undefeated Lahainaluna will play fourth-seeded Kaiser in the semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank Division II State Championship on Saturday at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku.
The Cougars advanced with a 59-6 win over Konawaena in a quarterfinal game Saturday on Oahu.
The Lunas, this year's overall Maui Interscholastic League champions, received a bye to the semifinal round.
Lahainaluna is ranked No. 1 in D-II and Kaiser (11-1) is No. 2 in the KHON Cover 2 Power Poll.
"They have a few weapons," Lunas coach Garret Tihada said while attending the Cougars' win on Saturday, noting the play of running backs Fitou Fisiiahi and Thomas Buntenbah-Leong in particular.
Buntenbah-Leong has rushed for 658 yards this season and Fisiiahi for 651, each with 16 touchdowns, according to statistics compiled by hawaiiprepworld.com.
FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Farrington 21, No. 4 Baldwin 3
Campbell 42, No. 3 Hilo 27
Friday, Nov. 15
No. 2 Mililani vs. Campbell at Aloha Stadium, 4:30 p.m.
No. 1 Punahou vs. Farrington at Aloha Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23
Mililani-Campbell winner vs. Punahou-Farrington winner at Aloha Stadium, 7 p.m.
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No. 3 Kauai 13, Pearl City 7
No. 4 Kaiser 59, Konawaena 6
Saturday, Nov. 16
No. 3 Kauai at No. 2 Iolani, 2 p.m.
No. 1 Lahainaluna vs. No. 4 Kaiser at War Memorial Stadium, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23
Kauai-Iolani winner vs. Lahainaluna-Kaiser winner at Aloha Stadium, 4 p.m.
Konawaena finishes 10-3.
Second-seeded Iolani, which won its sixth straight state title last year, beating Lahainaluna in the final, will face third-seeded Kauai in this year's other semifinal. Kauai defeated Pearl City 13-7 on Saturday, helped by James Bukoski intercepting two passes.
The D-II state title game is scheduled for Nov. 23 at Aloha Stadium.
The MIL has produced one state football champion - King Kekaulike won the D-II title in 2006.
Lahainaluna (10-0), which is making its seventh consecutive trip to the state tournament, had three of the MIL's top four rushers this season - including the leader, Jared Rocha-Islas, who ran for 814 yards and 12 touchdowns on 64 carries.