Lahainaluna at King Kekaulike
Today, King Kekaulike Stadium, 7 p.m.
Semisi Filikitonga of Lahainaluna High School scored three touchdowns last week — on two runs and an interception return — and also forced and recovered two fumbles.
BEN JUAN photo
The second round of Maui Interscholastic League play begins with Lahainaluna riding a shutout streak of 17 quarters, dating back to its 35-14 win over Keaau on Aug. 17. King Kekaulike, though winless, has improved in each game. The Lunas, first in the MIL offensively and defensively, have surrendered less than half the yardage of Baldwin, the No. 2 defense. Na Alii are third on both sides of the ball.
Lunas at a glance
Kiko Kohler-Fonohema is the No. 4 rusher and No. 2 passer in the MIL, and has accounted for a league-best nine touchdowns. Semisi Filikitonga has emerged as a 5-foot-5, 140-pound powerhouse. Last week, he forced and recovered two fumbles, had a 40-yard interception return for a score and rushed for a pair of touchdowns.
FINAL FIRST-ROUND STANDINGS
Friday, Sept. 21
Baldwin 48, King Kekaulike 27
Saturday, Sept. 22
Lahainaluna 41, Maui High 0
End of first round
Lahainaluna at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
Maui High at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 5
Maui High vs. Baldwin at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Lahainaluna at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m.
Na Alii at a glance
Ryley Widell has passed for 548 yards, more than double anyone else in the league, and his four touchdown throws also top the MIL. Romeo Cabbat, Aaron Alama, Joshua Ogata, Charles Apuna and Keegan Gregg are all in the top 10 in receptions. Austin Ferreira averages 31 yards per catch.
Maui High at Kamehameha Maui
Saturday, Kanaiaupuni Stadium, 7 p.m.
This is a rematch of a 10-7 win for Maui High on Aug. 24, when the Sabers scored the game-winning touchdown with 18 seconds left, and a crucial game for both of the second-place finishers in their divisions in the first round. Maui High is ranked last in the Maui Interscholastic League on offense, but second on defense. Kamehameha Maui is last on defense and fourth on offense.
Sabers at a glance
After dismissals and attrition dwindled the roster to 37, Maui High has gone 1-1. Justin McCrary is the league's third-ranked rusher. David Kahaleauki is the only passer in the league with a 50 percent-plus completion rate, and Jared Kapisi is tied for second in the MIL in receptions.
Warriors at a glance
Kalai Yap is the leading rusher in the MIL, as well as the sixth-ranked passer - he has accounted for 78 percent of Kamehameha Maui's offensive yardage this season, and half of the team's points. Chase Newton is No. 4 in receptions and has filled in at quarterback when Yap has been banged-up.