This week in MIL Football
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.
W L Pct PF PA
Maui High 1 0 1.000 41 20
Baldwin 0 1 .000 6 49
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
Baldwin vs. Kamehameha Maui at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
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.