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
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
K-Safety (Lofstedt sack)
K-Ronson Arakaki 4 run (Lofstedt
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.
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.