Kamehameha Maui at King Kekaulike
Today, King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
Baldwin High School’s Dusty Flores is the Maui Interscholastic League’s leading rusher.
The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo
These two teams will try to kick-start their seasons in the Maui Interscholastic League's second-round opener. Kamehameha Maui, a 29-0 winner over King Kekaulike on Aug. 24, has named Trenson Himalaya and Jordan Helle as interim co-head coaches for Cody Nakamura, who is suspended for one game.
Warriors at a glance
Chase Newton leads the league in passing yards, touchdown passes and interceptions. Joshua Hiwatashi is No. 1 in receptions, while Keoni Keanini is fourth - they each have three touchdown catches, tied for the top. Kamehameha Maui its tied for third in the league on offense, and last on defense.
Final MIL First-Round Standings
Friday, Sept 20
Lahainaluna 37, Maui High 7
Saturday, Sept. 21
Baldwin 27, King Kekaulike 3
Kamehameha Maui at King Kekau-like, 7 p.m.
Baldwin vs. Maui High at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4
Baldwin at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5
Lahainaluna at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
Na Alii at a glance
King Kekaulike coach Kyle Sanches said he was pleased with the effort last week as his team led Baldwin until late in the second quarter. Ryley Widell returned from injury last week - he is third in the MIL in passing yards, and 10th in rushing. Na Alii are last in the league on offense, but second on defense.
Baldwin vs. Maui High
Saturday, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Baldwin can take a vice grip on its 11th trip to the state tournament in the last 12 years, while this is a near must-win for Maui High's postseason hopes. The Bears beat the Sabers 33-13 on Aug. 23, giving Baldwin its 25th consecutive victory in the teams' meetings since 2000.
Bears at a glance
Dusty Flores leads the league in rushing yards. Jeremiah Badillo is the league's most accurate quarterback, and his 7-to-2 ratio of touchdown passes to interceptions is also tops. Chris Kazanecki and Kawela Kaeo-Mata are second and third in receptions, respectively. Baldwin ranks second in the MIL on offense, and fourth on defense.
Sabers at a glance
Maui High needs two wins in the second round of league play to clinch its first winning season since 2003. Justin Cravalho is fifth in the league in passing yards after just two games. Onosai Emelio is fifth on the rushing list. The Sabers are tied for third in the league on offense, and are alone in third on defense.