Corona leads Colts to Pee Wee title

KAPA‘A — Hanapepe Colts Pee Wee’s Cy Corona peeled off a 6-yard touchdown run to give the Colts Pee Wee the title in the Kaua‘i Pop Warner Association league, Saturday.

With just 1:34 remaining in the contest, Corona broke a 0-0 stalemate with the Kapa‘a Eagles with his score. Kenneth Tacazon ran in the point-after for the 7-0 final score.

The title for the Pee Wee division came down to that pivotal score by Corona and Hanapepe finished 4-1-1 and 9 points for the title, just a point ahead of the Kekaha Pee Wee who finished the season 4-2 and 8 points. The Lihu‘e Patriots fill in the third berth with a 3-3 season and 6 points with the Kapa‘a Eagles rounding out the division at 0-5-1 and a point.

Koloa, who romped over the Hanapepe JPW, 31-7 in last weekend’s contest, claimed the championship for the JPW dvision with an unblemished 8-0 record for 16 points.

The Kapa‘a Eagles, taking a 34-8 win over Kekaha at the New Town Park Saturday, finish the season with a 6-2 record for a dozen points.

Edsel Lactaotao fueled that Eagles victory with two touchdowns that came in the opening quarter. He also added a point-after kick and a PAT run in the win.

Following his opening, John Levinthol added a 46-yard scoring run and Daniel Lagana capped the opening quarter scoring with a 41-yard run to th end zone for the 27-0 bulge after just one quarter.

Faced with that deficit, Kekaha answered in the second quarter when Kielan Malama found Kaven Palmeira in the end zone on a 5-yard TD pass. Malama kicked the point-after for Kekaha’s 8 points.

La‘akea Iseri-Carvalho iced the Kapa‘a victory in the final quarter, finding Brayden Apilado on a 35-yard scoring pass.

Hanapepe JPW, who got two TDs from Kaikea Sonoda and another from Mikey Rita and Prestyn Parongao against the Lihu‘e Patriots, Saturday, finished the season in third place with a 4-4 record and 8 points.

The Lihu‘e Patriots JPW (1-6-1) and Kekaha (0-7-1) round out the JPW division with 3 and 1 points, respectively.

Alika Emayo threw two touchdown passes and Kele Hanohano and Paul Urdabe each scored TDs as Kekaha capped its Midget championship with a 30-0 win over the Kapa‘a Eagles.

Ken Morikawa Jr. recovered from his foot injury to finish 3-4 in point-after kicks for the Kekaha Midgets.

Hanohano opened the quarter with a 6-yard TD followed by Emayo tossing the pigskin to Kyle Fleming for a 10-yard score with just 17 ticks remaining in the frame.

In the second quarter, Urdabe opened the scorebooks with a 10-yard run to the end zone followed by Emayo finding Tylan Remata on a 14-yard pass play for the 30-0 math.

Hanapepe Colts Midgets topped an explosive offensive showing by getting past the Lihu‘e Patriots 44-30.

That game was highlighted by the two teams combining for four TDs in the second quarter and three TDs in the final frame.

Jae Delos Reyes threw for two TDs and ran one to lead the Colts’ effort with Moses Fierro adding two TDs in the win.

Fierro opened with a 79-yard scoring run for Hanapepe before Jae found Taylen Acoba on a long 69-yard scoring pass play for a 12-0 Hanapepe lead after one quarter.

Lihu‘e answered in the second quarter when Kipp Fujimoto struck paydirt on a 3-yard charge with Erin Doi kicking the point-after.

But Hanapepe preserved its two-TD lead when Jace Delos Reyes notched a 23-yard scoring run, Fierro icing the TD with the point-after boot for the 20-8 lead.

John Das scored the first of his two TDs in Lihu‘e’s answering series, the score coming on a 4-yard run at the 4:42 mark. Doi nailed the point-after for the 16-20 deficit.

Leading by just four points, Hanapepe struck again as Jae found the end zone on a 7-yard run with less than a minute before the half.

Fierro iced that score with the point-after boot for the 28-16 Hanapepe lead at the half.

Fierro notched his second TD in the third frame on a 46-yard run and did the point-after honors as well.

However, the Patriots would not relent and Das opened the final quarter with his second TD. Doi graced the score with his third point-after boot.

Hanapepe answered with a Delos Reyes connection when Jae found Jace on a 30-yard scoring pass at the 6:26 mark.

Garret Cadiente-Gushiken did the point-after boot for the Colts for the 44-24 margin that was answered at the buzzer when Das nailed his second TD on a 17-yard run to the end zone.

The point-after failed for the 44-30 final.

With the win, Hanapepe takes second place in the Midget division on a 4-2-2 record and 10 points with Kapa‘a on its heels with 4-3-1 and 9 points.

Lihu‘e’s loss places them at fourth with a 2-6 record and 4 points followed by Koloa rounding out the division at 1-7 and 2 points.

Paul Pancho, the president of the KPWA announced the league’s bowl games which start this Saturday at Hanapepe Stadium.

The Annual Shriners Bowl will feature three games starting with the JPW contest at 9 a.m. The Pee Wee contest follows starting at 11 a.m. and the Midget division kicks off at 1 p.m.

Teams from the West will be hosting teams from the East in this annual bowl games that benefit the Shriners Hospital.


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