The Lihue Raiders split its series Saturday, and the Kapaa Eagles lost to the Makaha Ali‘i during the 2017 Harold Naumu Bowl hosted by the Kauai Pop Warner Football League at Vidinha Stadium.
Mitey Mites took the field in the first matchup of three and the Lihue Raiders downed the Pani‘ewa Ali‘i, 22-6. Pani‘ewa’s sole score come when Raycen Kalai found the end zone at the end of a six-yard run.
Kaimana Chong put Lihue on the board in the first quarter on a one-yard charge. He went on to add a pair of point-after boots in the win.
Noah Ibaan upped the Lihue ante in the second quarter with a 57-yard scoot to pay dirt. Paoa Itamura iced the win in the third quarter with a two-yard score, Chong booting the PAT for the 22-6 final.
A safety late in the game saw the Junior PeeWee Lihue Raiders prevent a shutout as the Kalani Falcons posted a 25-2 victory in the second matchup.
Kellen Fortson led the Falcons’ charge with three touchdowns, hitting Brodey Correa on a four-yard scoring pass in the second quarter, finding Aiden Takuma in the end zone for 33 yards in the second quarter and connecting with Takuma for 18 yards in the second half.
Correa aided the win on a 30-yard touchdown in the second quarter and added a point-after run following Fortson’s 33-yard pass to Takuma.
Nainoa Melchor scored the Kapaa Eagles Mitey Mites’ sole score and ran in the point-after in the Eagles’ 35-7 loss at the hands of the Makaha Ali‘i in the day’s finale.
Jaydrien Klein-Baker announced Makaha with a touchdown and graced the score with the PAT book. Rosten Popa-Hernandez added to the margin with another score graced by Klein-Baker and Roman Paris Jr. found the end zone for a 22-0 bulge before Melchor scored.
Popa-Hernandez and Jayzen Woodward responded to the Eagles’ score, Roman Paris Jr. running in the PAT for the 35-7 final.