This week in MIL Football

Nainoa Irish and the Lahainaluna Lunas face Kamehameha Maui Saturday. • The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Baldwin at King Kekaulike

Today, King Kekaulike Stadium, 7 p.m.


Both teams are looking for their first wins of the season — King Kekaulike seeking its first win since Sept. 5, 2014. Both teams need a victory to stay in the first-round races in their respective divisions. With a bye and weather postponement, King Kekaulike has not played since Aug. 18.

Bears at a glance

Baldwin was shut out offensively in a 49-6 loss to Lahainaluna, but the Bears bounced back to score four touchdowns and pile up 359 yards in a 29-28 double-overtime loss to Kamehameha Maui.

Na Alii at a glance

Trey Hunter is coming off his 10-catch, three-touchdown, 342-yard receiving night against Maui High — the yardage being an all-time state record. Hunter has scored seven of Na Alii’s eight touchdowns this season.


“It teaches, in terms of we’ve got to be able to practice every day and come ready to play. … It’s something we can build off of, learn from, obviously.”

— Pohai Lee, Baldwin coach after a 49-6 loss to Lahainaluna on Aug. 17


Kamehameha Maui at Lahainaluna

Saturday, Sue Cooley Stadium 7 p.m.


The Lunas return home for a game for the first time since the track surrounding Sue Cooley Stadium was singed by the West Maui brush fires. With both teams unbeaten in MIL play, the winner of this one will take control of the Division II first-half race.

Warriors at a glance

Dane Abarra ran for 121 yards and caught the winning two-point conversion in the Warriors’ 29-28 win over Baldwin, just their second win over the Bears in school history. Tiliti Adams through four touchdown passes.

Lunas at a glance

Lahainaluna’s defense has not allowed a touchdown in two MIL games. The offense has been diverse — in the win over Maui High, Nainoa Irish passed for 258 yards and in the win over Baldwin, 17 ballcarriers ran for 296 yards.


“t’s hard with that unexpected long, long break. I didn’t think it was going to be a big deal, but it actually was. … We finally got back on track.”

— Garret Tihada, Lahainaluna co-head coach n being back after the West Maui fires.


MIL Standings


………………. W ….. L ….. Pct …… PF ….. PA

Maui High ….. 1 ….. 1 ….. .500 …. 44 ….. 48

Baldwin …….. 0 ….. 2 ….. .000 …. 34 ….. 78


………………. W ….. L ….. Pct ….. PF ….. PA

Lahainaluna .. 2 ….. 0 ….. 1.000 .. 77 ……. 9

KS Maui ……. 1 ….. 0 ….. 1.000 .. 29 …… 28

King Kekaulike 0 ….. 1 …… .000 .. 20 …… 41


Friday, Aug. 31

Kamehameha Maui 29, Baldwin 28 2OT

Saturday, Sept. 1

Lahainaluna 28, Maui High 3

Today’s Game

Baldwin at King Kekaulike at King Kekaulike Stadium, 7 p.m..

Saturday’s Game

Kamehameha Maui at Lahainaluna at Sue Cooley Stadium, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14

Maui High vs. Baldwin, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Kamehameha Maui at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.