Upset marks first week of playoffs

The midget and pee wee playoffs got into full swing the afternoon of Saturday,

Oct. 21 at Hanapepe Stadium. The action will continue through Saturday, Nov.

25, when Pop Warner teams from neighboring islands will converge on Hanapepe

for regional championships.

Kaua’i midget and pee wee championships will be

decided Saturday, Nov. 11 at Vidinha Stadium.

It didn’t take long for the

playoffs’ first upset. It happened Saturday at 4 p.m. in the midget division,

when fifth-seeded Kekaha clipped third-seeded Kapa’a 16-14, dropping the higher

seed into the loser’s bracket.

Saturday, Oct. 21 results


Playoffs Round 1

Kekaha Chargers 16; (2-4 overall)

Kapa’a Vikings 14;


The Chargers got a 25-yard touchdown run from Roland Rull in the

third quarter, and a interception returned for a touchdown by Stephen Emayo in

downing Kapa’a.

But the critical points came late in the second quarter,

when Emayo sacked Viking Howard Pedro in the end zone for a safety and two


Kapa’a kept it close, as quarterback Devin Machado found Chad

Valmoja for a 10-yard touchdown late in the third quarter. That made the score

8-6 in favor of Kekaha.

Emayo’s interception return, and Darrick Bayot’s

ensuing two-point conversion, gave the Chargers some breathing room at 16-6.

But Kapa’a came right back, scoring on another 10-yard pass from Machado to

Halen Lagmay. Blaine Baxter converted the two-point try, but it was not


Kekaha now plays the Midgets’ top seed, the Hanapepe Broncos,

Saturday at 4 p.m. at Vidinha Stadium.

No. 4 Koloa Raiders 56;


No. 6 Northshore Cheifs 21; (0-6)

The Raiders had little trouble

with their first round, jumping to a 24-6 first-quarter lead, before cruising

to the victory.

Koloa will play midgets’ second-seed, the Lihu’e Patriots,

Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Vidinha Stadium.

As there were plenty of points

put on the board in this contest, here is the scoring summary:


Kai 14 run (Gavin Lofstedt two point)

K-Gary Pavao fumble recover, 20 run

(Lofstedt two point)

K-Lofstedt 15 punt return (Lofstedt two


N-Frank Rivera 39 run (no extra point)

K-Kai 14 run (Lofstedt

two point)

K-Safety (Lofstedt sack)

K-Ronson Arakaki 4 run (Lofstedt

two point)

N-Arian Apuna 2 run (Rivera kick)

K-Shiler Sugimura 58 kick

return (no extra point)

N-Rivera 70 run (Kevin Daligdig two


K-Lofstedt 49 run (Lofstedt two point)

Pee Wee: Playoffs Round


No. 3 Lihu’e Dolphins 36; (4-2)

No. 5 Hanapepe Cowboys 0;


The Dolphins cruised through their first-round contest with a

blanking of Hanapepepe.

Lihu’e now will prepare itself for a showdwon with

top-seeded Kekaha Saturday at noon at Vidinha Stadium.

Stanton Yoshimori

got his team on the board midway through the first quarter when he scrambled

four yards to the end zone – the first of his two scores on the day. Micah

Waiamau added the two-point conversion.

Lucky Andres scored next for

Lihu’e, on a seven-yard run. Yoshimori then got back in the act, running 34

yards for the score early in the second quarter. Waiamau added the two-point


Travis Nakakamura then found the end zone on a 49-yard jaunt.

Waiamau again added the two-point try.

Bradley Semana ended the Dolphins’

scoring with a one-yard plunge into the end zone late in the second


No. 4 Kapa’a Steelers 45; (3-3)

No. 6 Northshore Giants 0;


By virtue of its commanding win, the Steelers now will ready

themselves for a showdown with the second-seeded Koloa Rams Saturday at 2 p.m.

at Vidinha Stadium. Here is the October 21 scoring



K-Kelvin Fernandez 15 run (no extra


K-Lopine Apuna 18 run (Ekolu Allianic kick)

K-Wayland Kupihea 30

pass intercept (no extra point)

K-Greg Ragsac 23 run (no extra


K-Derek Saiki 1 run (no extra point)

K-Allianic 46 run (no extra


K-Dustin Cremer 33 run (no extra point)

Jr. Pee Wee


Colts 0; (2-2-1)

Kekaha Panther 0; (1-2-2)

These teams, obviously, were

evently matched on this day.

Lihu’e Jaguars 21;

Koloa Packers 0;


Three scoreless quarters set the table for the Jagaurs’ explosion in

the final 5:24 of the game.

Pono Perez got the offense going with a 28-yard

touchdown run. He also added the point after.

Perez then went right back to

work, scrambling 50 yards up the sideline for his second score in three


Jaguar Devin Lopes hustled in from four yards out with 30 seconds

remaining. Kainoa Lemke’s extra point ended the scoring.


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