Menehune trump Sabers 41-7

Waimea 41, Maui 7

HANAPEPE — Max Agor scored on a fumble recovery in the first quarter, Alex Palacio scored on a 69-yard punt return in the third and Waimea High School rolled to a 41-7 victory over visiting Maui High School last night at Hanapepe Stadium.

Kicker Cody Owen went 4-for-5 on the extra point attempts.

Maui committed three fumbles in the first with Waimea recovering each time — the third set up Agor’s touchdown with 8:28 left in the quarter. Right before the close, Paul Correa took the handoff from Jenzen Cacal for an 8-yard touchdown.

Early in the second, Palacio picked off Maui’s Jordan Inamasu and brought the Menehune up to the Maui 34-yard line. That set up the plays which led to a Parongao 4-yard run on the quarterback keep. Running back Ikaika Rapacon closed out the half with a 1-yard touchdown at :51.

Parongao would score again in the third, to extend the Menehune’s lead to 34-0.

When Maui couldn’t capitalize on its plays, the Sabers were forced to punt. With Agor making the fair catch, he found his way into the endzone on a 69-yard run.

But Maui kept from being shut out when Inamasu connected with Travis Fukushima for a 45-yard touchdown with 6:22 remaining. Kyle Sentinella’s extra point attempt was clear.

Dylan Ishihara came up with a huge interception in the fourth to bring the Menehune to the Maui 42-yard line, but the Sabers were able to ward the Menehune off and keep them from scoring again.

Parongao led the Menehune in rushing, going 70 yards on seven carries. Cacal went 69 yards on 11 carries. Saui Matagiese led the Menehune on the defense with six tackles.


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