King Kekaulike at Kamehameha Maui
Today, Kanaiaupuni Stadium, 7 p.m.
Josten Saribay can help Lahainaluna High School clinch the Maui Interscholastic League Division II first-round title this weekend.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Both teams are looking for their first win of the season - they split their meetings last year. King Kekaulike is coming off a bye and must win to keep its first-round Division II title hopes alive, while Kamehameha Maui lost 48-18 to Lahainaluna last week. The Warriors lead the MIL with 170.5 passing yards per game, but King Kekaulike gave up just 48 two weeks ago in a 47-7 loss to Lahainaluna.
Na Alii at a glance
Kawika Homalon is fourth in the league in passing and one of only two qualifying quarterbacks with a completion rate above 50 percent. Homalon is also 13th in rushing yards. Corry Brown is averaging 18 yards per catch. With just one game in the books, Na Alii are ranked last in the MIL on offense and defense.
Friday, Aug. 29
Maui High 20, Baldwin 17
Saturday, Aug. 30
Lahainaluna 48, Kamehameha Maui 18
King Kekaulike at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m.
Baldwin vs. Lahainaluna at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 12
Baldwin at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13
Lahainaluna vs. Maui High War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19
Baldwin at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20
Maui High vs. King Kekaulike at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Warriors at a glance
Chase Newton has nearly twice as many passing yards as anyone else in the league, and ranks third in rushing. Joshua Hiwatashi has 17 catches, 10 more than any other receiver, and his 292 receiving yards are 198 more than anyone else. The Warriors are third in the league on offense and fourth on defense.
Baldwin vs. Lahainaluna
Saturday, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
The Lunas, the top-ranked Division II team in the state, beat Baldwin twice last season by a combined score of 76-10. Lahainaluna can clinch the first-round D-II crown with a victory, while Baldwin must win to keep its first-round hopes alive in D-I. Baldwin's defense gave up 220 yards in a 20-17 loss to Maui High last week, but the Lunas average 442 yards per game.
Lunas at a glance
Connor Mowat is expected to play after missing a week with a knee injury, but Jared Rocha-Islas, Justin Hong, Ansen Cabanilla and Peni Taufa all left last week's game with injuries and did not return. Makoa Filikitonga is ranked second in the MIL in passing yards and fourth in rushing. The Lunas are first in team offense and defense.
Bears at a glance
Baldwin will be without Laakea Kahoohanohano-Davis (elbow) until the second round. Linebacker Nohea Keahi was on crutches at the end of last week's game. Taje Akaka-Foster is fifth in the league in passing yards and Keenan Luis is seventh in rushing yards. The Bears are ranked fourth on offense and second on defense.