LIHUE – Quarterback Max Hadwin ran for 135 yards and 2 TDs to lead the Kaua’i Red Raiders to a 13-0 win over the Kapa’a Warriors Friday in a KIF jayvee matchup at Vidinha Stadium.
Hadwin ran for TDs of 9 and 40 yards in the fourth quarter to seal the win for Kaua’i.
Turnovers on both sides capped a sloppy first half at Vidinha. There were seven turnovers in the first two periods – five of them taking place within five minutes of the second quarter. With 5:54 remaining in the half, Hadwin was picked off by Warrior Jonathan Moeller, and then two plays later, Raider Adam Cataluna picked off a Warrior pass to regain control. Three more turnovers took place in the waning moments of the second half – a Hadwin fumble, and back-to-back interceptions by the Warriors and Raiders.
The Raiders attempted to jumpstart its offense in the third quarter behind the running of its nimble quarterback, but ultimately failed to convert. Hadwin broke through for runs of 14 and 31 yards in a drive that ended in a turnover of downs. And later, Hadwin’s 20-yard pass to BrianRodriguez was called back due to a costly penalty. The Raiders committed nine penalties in the contest.
In the fourth, Kaua’i found a way to score.
Hadwin notched runs of 14 and 5 yards before he broke through for a nine-yard rushing touchdown with 7 minutes in the final period. And with just over 2 minutes remaining, Raider Angel Yadao picked off a Warrior pass, setting up Hadwin’s 40-yard TD run to seal Kaua’i’s victory.