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MIL football stats show the Lunas' complete domination
October 21, 2013 - Robert Collias
Couldn't sleep so I thought I would take the chance to get back to the Roblog. Sorry for leaving y'all hanging for the last week or so, super busy, but no excuses — I will try not to let it happen again.
Our MIL statistics package will be in Tuesday's paper, but below are a few highlights that document the absolute domination of the Lahainaluna football team this season. Of course, the Lunas showed Baldwin and the state they can do basically what they want when they want in their 48-3 win on Friday night.
Team-wise, the Lunas average 404.6 yards per game, 73.3 better than second-place Baldwin in MIL offensive team numbers. On defense, it continues to be staggering: Lahainaluna gives up just 121 yards per game — second-best Maui High surrenders 295.1 ypg.
Lahainaluna's rushing total is 2,440 yards, 869 better than second-best Maui High.
In individual rushing, the Lunas go 1-2-4 on the list and the numbers are eye-popping. Jared Rocha-Islas leads the way with 674 yards on 54 attempts — an average of 12.5 yards per carry — and 12 touchdowns. Makoa Filikitonga is second with 658 yards on 62 carries, 10.6 per tote, and seven TDs. Christian Whitehead is fourth, with 529 yards on 72 carries (7.3 ypc, 8 TD).
Baldwin's Dusty Flores (105-642, 5 TD) was the MIL rushing leader until the Lunas limited him to 11 yards on six carries Friday night.
For good measure, Lahainaluna's Kiko Kohler-Fonohema (18-144, 8.0 ypc, 2 TD) and Jeffery Ancog (8-125, 15.6 ypc!, 2 TD) are 15th and 16th on the rushing list.
Rocha-Islas' 13 touchdowns and 40 PATs give him 118 points, 70 more than second-place Whitehead. Filikitonga is fourth on that list with 42 points, 3 behind Maui High's Jared Kapisi.
On the passing chart, Filikitonga has moved into fourth place with 392 yards and his three TD passes have all come in the last three games, an encouragin sign of life for the Luna passing game.
There are other individual notables in this league, however.
Kamehameha Maui junior Chase Newton rang up 324 passing yards — the league high this season — in the Warriors' final game of the season Saturday to give him 1,521 for the season, the highest number for an MIL QB since Jordan Helle of Baldwin was a senior in the 2007 season.
Elijah Tasini of Maui High has gained 383 of his 442 yards rushing in the last two games to vault to fifth in the league.
Baldwin's Kawela Kaeo-Mata has 40 catches to lead the receiving chart — he has 446 yards receiving and four TDs, tied for the top there with Kamehameha's Joshua Hiwatashi and Keoni Keanini.
Want one more Lahainaluna number? The Lunas have outscored MIL opponents 294-30. Whoa, this just may be an all-time team we are witnessing.
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