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Farmers outlast Pine Lads 30-24

Molokai High School’s Dion Kahiwa Augustiro runs with the ball during the Farmers’ 30-24 victory over Lanai on Saturday in Lanai City. RICK SCHONELY photo

The Maui News

Kaimana Nakayama passed for a touchdown and ran for another as the Molokai High School football team outlasted Lanai 30-24 on Saturday in Lanai City.

In a back-and-forth battle between last year’s Maui Interscholastic League eight-player co-champions, it was the Farmers who improved to 2-0 after all was said and done with the teams’ first meeting of 2019. The teams do play again, in the league’s final regular-season game Oct. 5 on the Friendly Isle.

Nalima Puaa-Aki and Jordan Kupau also ran for touchdowns for the Farmers, while Kawena English caught a 17-yard TD pass from Nakayama to give the Farmers the lead for good with 4 seconds left in the third quarter. Neither team scored in the fourth.

Devrene Kahananui Alejado ran for 210 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, and also was 6-of-13 passing for 170 yards and two scores for the Pine Lads (1-1). Jesse Sigrah had 64 yards and a touchdown receiving along with 62 yards on the ground, and Kekoa Catiel had two catches for 60 yards.

Molokai 6 8 16 0–30

Lanai 0 8 16 0–24

First Quarter

MOL–Nalima Puaa-Aki 4 run (kick failed), 4:49.

Second Quarter

LAN–Jesse Sigrah 62 pass from Devrene Kahananui Alejado (Sigrah pass from Kahananui Alejado), 9:16.

MOL–Kaimana Nakayama 1 run (Jordan Kupau pass from Nakayama), 7:36.

Third Quarter

LAN–Kainalu Kapu 10 pass from Kahananui Alejado (Kahananui-Alejado run), 7:09.

MOL–Kupau 5 run (Nakayama run), 2:05.

LAN–Kahananui Alejado 69 run (Kahananui Alejado run), 1:16.

MOL–Kawena English 17 pass from Nakayama (Dion Kahiwa Augustiro run), 0:04.

MIL Standings

W L Pct PF PA

Molokai 2 0 1.000 80 32

Lanai 1 1 .500 82 30

Hana 0 2 .000 8 108

Saturday’s Result

Molokai 30, Lanai 24

Saturday, Sept. 21

Hana at Molokai, 11 a.m.