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.


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.


“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.


Maui High vs. Lahainaluna

Saturday, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.


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.


“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.


MIL Standings



Maui High 1 0 1.000 41 20

Baldwin 0 1 .000 6 49



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.