Incoming storm affects prep football schedule

The preseason high school football game between Lahainaluna High School and Keaau scheduled for Friday at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku was called off Tuesday due to concerns about Hurricane Iselle.

“Keaau decided they did not want to take a chance and come over,” said Joe Balangitao, the Maui Interscholastic League executive director. “They have to keep safety in mind and the storm is set to hit the Big Island first.”

The two other preseason games set for the Valley Isle this weekend are still tentatively set to take place, according to Balangitao.

An all-star team from Alberta, Canada, is scheduled to play King Kekaulike at King Kekaulike Stadium in Pukalani on Friday at 7 p.m.

The Canadian team is already on Maui and King Kekaulike athletic director P.K. Higa said that game could be moved to Saturday. He said a decision will be made Thursday morning.

Farrington is scheduled to play Baldwin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at War Memorial.

Kamehameha Maui is to play Iolani on Saturday at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu at 7 p.m.

The MIL regular season is to begin on Aug. 21, with Maui High facing Kamehameha Maui at War Memorial Stadium.