This week in MIL football

Kainalu Tancayo will try to help Maui High School earns its first win of the second round today against Kamehameha Maui.
• The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Kainalu Tancayo will try to help Maui High School earns its first win of the second round today against Kamehameha Maui. • The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

King Kekaulike vs. Lahainaluna

Today, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Overview

A Lahainaluna victory would eliminate King Kekaulike from contention for the Maui Interscholastic League’s Division II state tournament berth. The Lunas have won six MIL games in a row, while Na Alii have lost 27 straight. Lahainaluna ranks second in the league on offense and defense, while King Kekaulike is fifth in both. The Lunas won 45-0 in the teams’ first meeting of the year on Aug. 17.

Na Alii at a glance

Trey Hunter, the No. 3 passer and 10th-ranked rusher in the MIL, left last week’s game with an apparent injury and did not return. Rilee Peters took over at quarterback and ran for his second touchdown of the season. Arik Mendoza is the league’s No. 4 receiver. King Kekau­like has more than doubled its scoring offense from last season.

Lunas at a glance

Etuati Storer missed last week’s game with an injury, but the league’s No. 7 passer could be back this week. Elijah Ragudo is the No. 2 rusher, two spots in front of teammate Joshua Tihada — that duo has combined for 11 rushing touchdowns. Lahainaluna generates 82.6 percent of its offense on the ground.

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Maui High vs. Kamehameha Maui

Saturday, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Overview

Maui High celebrates homecoming and Kamehameha Maui opens its second-round schedule. The Sabers are coming off an overtime loss to Lahainaluna, which had trailed by 14 points in the fourth quarter. Maui High ranks third in the MIL on offense and defense, while Kamehameha Maui is fourth in each. The Warriors beat the Sabers 21-13 on Aug. 18.

Sabers at a glance

Naia Nakamoto and Justin Pulido, fifth and sixth on the MIL rushing list, did not dress for last week’s loss. Kainalu Tancayo is fifth in passing yards. Solomone Tongi has 207 rushing yards in the last two games while running the team from the wildcat formation. The running game accounts for 78.6 percent of Maui High’s offense.

Warriors at a glance

Kainoa Sanchez has passed for a league-high 815 yards, with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. He has completed 66 percent of his throws, and is also seventh on the MIL rushing list, two spots in front of teammate Damon Martin. Nathan Facuri leads the league in receiving, Tristan Catan is second and Karsyn Pupunu is fourth.

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MIL SECOND-ROUND STANDINGS

Overall MIL record in parentheses

DIVISION I

W L Pct PF PA

Baldwin (3-2) 1 0 1.000 55 6

x-Maui High (2-3) 0 1 .000 17 24

DIVISION II

W L Pct PF PA

x-Lahainaluna (5-0) 1 0 1.000 24 17

KS Maui (2-2) 0 0 .000 0 0

King Kekaulike (0-5) 0 1 .000 6 55

x-won first-round championship

Friday, Sept. 22

Baldwin 55, King Kekaulike 6

Saturday, Sept. 23

Lahainaluna 24, Maui High 17, OT

Today’s Game

King Kekaulike vs. Lahainaluna at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Saturday’s Game

Maui High vs. Kamehameha Maui at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 6

Baldwin at Lahainaluna, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 7

King Kekaulike at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m.

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