This week in MIL Football
Maui High at Kamehameha Maui
Today, Kanaiaupuni Stadium, 7 p.m.
A win for Maui High would guarantee a shot at forcing a playoff game for the Division I league title in the regular-season finale next week against Baldwin. Kamehameha Maui is playing its final game, looking for its second straight three-win campaign. The Sabers rank first in the league on defense, and third on offense. The Warriors are fourth in both. Maui High won the first meeting 24-7 on Sept. 10.
Sabers at a glance
Linebacker Feleti Afemui, the most recruited MIL player this season, was added to the postseason Polynesian All-Star Game on Thursday. L.J. Lindsey leads the league in receptions, touchdown catches and receiving yards. John-Michael Mokiao-Duvauchelle ranks third in passing yards and second in passing touchdowns.
Warriors at a glance
Damon Martin needs 193 rushing yards to become the first 1,000-yard rusher in the MIL since 2006 — he is also tied for the league scoring lead. Kainoa Sanchez is second in the league in passing yards, while Tyerell Baldonado-Kaleiopu, Tristan Catan and Kealaula Keliikoa all rank in the top five on the receiving list.
Baldwin vs. Lahainaluna
Saturday, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
If Maui High loses today, Baldwin can clinch the Division I state berth with a win. Lahainaluna earned its 10th straight trip to the Division II state tournament last week. Baldwin has the MIL’s top-ranked offense and is third on defense. Lahainaluna is second in both. Baldwin won the first game 29-27 on Sept. 10 on a 23-yard field goal by Bishop Wickes with 4 seconds left.
Bears at a glance
Chayce Akaka leads the league in passing yards and touchdown passes — in his two-year MIL career he has 29 touchdown passes and five interceptions. Kamaki Gouveia is expected back after missing last week with a sprained ankle, and needs 258 rushing yards in the final two games to reach 1,000.
Lunas at a glance
Donovan Defang, one of four players used regularly at quarterback for Lahainaluna, ran for 101 yards last week, and the team finished with 350 yards on the ground. Etuati Storer is fourth in the MIL in passing yards and one of only two quarterbacks with more than three throws to have a completion percentage above 50 percent.
MIL Second-Round Standings
Overall MIL standings in parentheses
W L Pct PF PA
x-Baldwin (6-0) 2 0 1.000 57 6
Maui High (4-2) 1 1 .500 57 17
W L Pct PF PA
y-Lahainaluna (4-2) 2 0 1.000 53 19
KS Maui (2-5) 1 2 .333 48 49
King Kekaulike (0-7) 0 3 .000 6 130
x-won first-round championship
y-clinched overall championship
Friday, Oct. 7
Baldwin 44, King Kekaulike 6
Saturday, Oct. 8
Lahainaluna 36, Kamehameha Maui 10
Maui High at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m.
Baldwin vs. Lahainaluna at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21
King Kekaulike at Lahainaluna, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Maui High vs. Baldwin at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
End of regular season