Koloa, Lihu’e, Hanapepe gather at the top

With just two weekends to go in the regular season of Pop Warner football, Hanapepe (JPW), Lihu’e (Pee wee), and Koloa (Midgets) hold on to slim leads in each of their divisions.

Hanapepe (7-0-1) is one game ahead of Kapa’a (6-1-1), and Koloa (4-3-1), Lihu’e (4-3-1), Kekaha (1-7), and Northshore (0-8) round out the JPW standings.

Lihu’e (7-0) holds a two-game lead over Koloa (5-2), and Kapa’a (2-5) and Kekaha (0-7) lurk behind in the Pee wee division. Koloa (7-1) has a one-game advantage over both Hanapepe (6-2) and Lihu’e (6-2) in the Midgets standings. Kekaha (4-4), Northshore (1-7), and Kapa’a (0-8) follow the three teams at the top.

Here are last weekend’s results: Paleku Yasay scored three times (12, 22, 46 yard runs) for Lihu’e, who overpowered Kekaha, 28-0 in a midgets contest. Rysan Sakamoto connected with Christian Fort on a five yard strike for the final score. Yasay kicked 2-4 two-point conversions.

It was the Mikeo Rita show, as Hanapepe blanked Northshore, 24-0 in a JPW game. Rita crossed the goal line four times on runs of 23, 8, 65, and 73.

Hanapepe defeated North-shore, 14-0 in a midgets contest. Cole Parangao (7 yard run) and James Delos Reyes (32 yard run) accounted for the touchdowns for Hanapepe. Delos Reyes also kicked a two-pointer. In JPW action, Kapa’a ousted Koloa, 20-6. Keane Agoot was involved with three of the four TD’s for Kapa’a. He passed a 8 yard strike to Norman Solomon and a 21 yard TD to Jacob Corpuz. Agoot also ran a punt back 75 yards for a TD. Caleb Licke scored on a 76 yard run for Koloa. Agoot’s pass to Waika Alapai gave Kapa’a an extra point. Agoot scampered in the endzone for the final PAT.

Koloa edged Kapa’a in a pee wee contest, 22-12. Branden Scovel (5 yard run) and Clifton Callejo (75 yard kick return, 24 yard run) scored for Koloa. Aron Nagao (1 yard run), and Brentten Rapozo connected with Earl Thronas on a 3 yard pass for Kapa’a’s scores. Dallas Correa kicked a couple of two-pointers.

Meanwhile, Koloa dominated Kapa’a in a midgets game, 31-0. Ikaika Rapacon (41 yard run, 1 yard run), Loren Duarte (9 yard run, 55 yard run), and Joey Brun’s 20 yard field goal accounted for Koloa’s scoring. Brun also kicked a couple of two-point conversions.

Pop Warner action continues today and tomorrow at Hanapepe Stadium. Northshore battles Kapa’a on Saturday in JPW and Midgets games. Kekaha challenges Hanapepe in JPW and Midgets contests, and Kekaha and Kapa’a Pee wees square off on Saturday as well. On Sunday, it’s Lihu’e against Koloa in all three divisions.

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