This week in MIL football
Baldwin vs. Maui High
Today, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
The game between the two largest schools in Maui County is always big, and this one is no different. Baldwin can clinch the MIL Division I first round with a win, while Maui High has to win to keep its hopes alive. Baldwin is fourth in MIL team offense and defense; Maui High is third in each.
Sabers at a glance
Brex Delray is the No. 2 passer in the MIL so far — he has completed 55.2 percent of his passes for 358 yards. Naia Nakamoto and Rusty Abalos are Nos. 8-9 on the rushing list, while Kaeo Miguel is No. 1 in receiving with 11 receptions.
Bears at a glance
Laakea Asuega-Stark is the No. 3 passer in the league — he has completed 48.2 percent of his passes for 239 yards. Isaiah Souza is No. 6 on the MIL rushing list, and Maui High transfer Isaiah Richards leads to the team with seven receptions.
“We told the kids, ‘We have a timeout, we have got to keep battling, we’ll come back, stay in the game, keep playing the game, and you know, we have to keep going, we have to keep battling.’ “
— Rodney Figueroa, Maui High coach after a 14-12 loss to King Kekaulike
Kamehameha Maui at King Kekaulike
Saturday, King Kekaulike Stadium, 7 p.m.
The battle of Upcountry neighbors will serve as a boost into the second round for each team — Lahainaluna has already clinched the MIL D-II first-round crown. Kamehameha Maui is second in MIL team offense and defense. King Kekaulike, coming off its first league win in five years, is fifth in each.
Warriors at a glance
Alec Tolentino and Tiliti Adams have shared the quarterback position — they are Nos. 4-5, respectively, on the MIL passing list with 432 combined yards. Teva Pimental is second in the MIL in rushing yards, with 194 on 32 carries.
Na Alii at a glance
Before their losing streak-ending wins over McKinley and Maui High, Na Alii’s last win was Sept. 5, 2014 over Kamehameha Maui. Franco Melgar Martich and Trey Hunter are Nos. 6-7 on the MIL passing list. Hunter is also third in rushing.
“That’s definitely huge for us, but even with that said we still have a lot of mistakes, a lot of opportunities that we need to fix, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. That’s definite.”
— Tyson Valle, King Kekaulike coach after a win over Maui High
W L Pct PF PA
Baldwin 1 1 .500 36 57
Maui High 0 2 .000 20 45
W L Pct PF PA
x-Lahainaluna 3 0 1.000 114 21
King Kekaulike 1 1 .500 26 58
KS Maui 1 2 .333 54 69
x-clinch first-round championship
Friday, Sept. 6
King Kekaulike 14, Maui High 12
Saturday, Sept. 7
Lahainaluna 34, Kamehameha Maui 0
Baldwin vs. Maui High at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Kamehameha Maui at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 20
Baldwin vs. King Kekaulike at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21
Maui High vs. Lahainaluna at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.