This week in MIL Football

Tyron Nakooka and the Baldwin Bears face Kamehameha Maui today. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Baldwin vs. Kamehameha Maui

Today, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Overview

Prep football returns to the state after a five-day hiatus from practice and games for every team due to Hurricane Lane. The Warriors have played just one game all season, a nonleague win on Aug. 17. Baldwin returns to the MIL slate following a 49-6 loss to Lahainaluna on the same night.

Warriors at a glance

The Tiliti Adams-led offense piled up 51 points and 378 yards in a win over American Leadership Academy of Arizona. Tristan Catan and C.J. Hamasaki each caught five passes.

Bears at a glance

The offense scored 55 in a preseason loss to Bartlett of Alaska and then was limited to six points by Lahainaluna in the MIL opener. RB Bishop Wickes is the go-to playmaker.

Quotable

“I think they’re getting really excited. Practices have been getting better during the week. We’re working to get more consistent, obviously, in how we practice. From what I ‘ve seen, they are just anxious to get to the next game.”

— Pohai Lee, Baldwin coach on his players’ feelings returning to practice.

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Maui High vs. Lahainaluna

Saturday, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Overview

Under league mandate, Maui High canceled practice Monday because Lahainaluna was out of school that day and therefore could not practice — wildfires torched the nearby neighborhood and parts of the Lunas’ campus, including the track that surrounds Sue Cooley Stadium field.

Lunas at a glance

Two-time D-II defending state champion Lahainaluna has allowed just one touchdown on defense — on the first drive of the season vs. Kapaa. The offense used 17 rushers for 296 yards vs. Baldwin.

Sabers at a glance

Maui High was opportunistic in its league-opening win over King Kekaulike, taking a 14-0 halftime lead on two defensive touchdowns.

Quotable

“I think it’s important for all the kids and everyone else to get back to some kind of normalcy in their lives. It was a long break. … I mean, our kids came back with a lot of rust. Took them a whole day to shake that rust off.”

— Garret Tihada, Lahainaluna co-head coach on his players’ feelings returning to practice.

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MIL Standings

DIVISION I

W L Pct PF PA

Maui High 1 0 1.000 41 20

Baldwin 0 1 .000 6 49

DIVISION II

W L Pct PF PA

Lahainaluna 1 0 1.000 49 6

KS Maui 0 0 .000 0 0

King Kekaulike 0 1 .000 20 41

Friday, Aug. 18

Lahainaluna 49, Baldwin 6

Kamehameha Maui 51, American Leadership Academy (Ariz.) 18 (nonleague)

Saturday, Aug. 19

Maui High 41, King Kekaulike 20

Today’s Game

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

Saturday’s Game

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

Friday, Sept. 7

Baldwin at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Kamehameha Maui at Lahainaluna, 7 p.m.

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