Lihu‘e Midgets, Koloa PeeWee undefeated in Pop Warner

KAPA‘A — Dade Apao ran for four touchdowns to lead the Lihu‘e Patriots Midget team to its third straight win, Saturday at the New Kapa‘a Town Park stadium.

Apao, peeling off scores of 20 yards, 52 yards, 10 yards and 45 yards, led the Patriots to a 40-12 showing over the host Kapa‘a Eagles Midget team.

Additionally, Keoki Pantorilla returned a punt 72 yards for a score.

Kapa‘a got two scores from T.J. West, a one-yard charge in the third and a 65-yard scamper in the final period for its scores.

With the win, the Lihu‘e Patriot Midgets remain undefeated with 6 points following three weeks of play in the Kaua‘i Pop Warner Association’s tackle football season. Kapa‘a, with the loss, drops to 2-1-0 and third place in the standings with 2 points.

Earlier in the day, Jae Delos Reyes threw for three touchdown passes and Chase Parongao ran one in to lead Hanapepe to a 26-6 win over the Kekaha Chargers who got a 3-yard score from Timothy Ragragola in the final period to prevent a shutout.

Those results put Hanapepe Colts in second place with a 2-1 record and 4 points while Kekaha is still seeking its first win.


Koloa quarterback Trey Aguano threw for four touchdowns and ran one into the end zone to lead the Koloa PeeWee team to a 41-12 showing over the Hanapepep Colts Saturday.

Peeling off a 47-yard scoring run, Aguano lit up the skies on three hits, a 77-yarder, a 41-yarder and a 10-yarder to Kelson Andrade, closing out the aerial connections with a 50-yard hit to Tystin Gummerus.

Kyren Rapacon rounded out the Koloa scoring with a 50-yard run in the opening frame as well as two point-afters.

Jobe Delos Reyes put Hanapepe on the board in the second quarter with a 58-yard scoring run and added another, also in the second frame, a 53-yard run to the end zone to keep Hanapepe in the game.

With this win, Koloa remains undefeated at 3-0 and 6 points in the PeeWee division while Hanapepe Colts drop to 1-2 and 2 points for third place.

Lihu‘e Patriots, a 32-0 victim of the Kapa‘a Eagles, is still seeking its first season win.

Leevi Betel ran for two touchdowns and Edsel Lactaotao ran for two touchdowns to lead the Eagles to its win over the Patriots.

Betel cranked out 8 yards in the opening frame and added a 20-yard scoring run in the second quarter while Lactaotao added a 25-yard run in the second and capped the game on a 41-yard scoring run in the final period.

Makani Aki added a 5-yard run to paydirt in the final period for the math.

Rashaan Kuhaulua hit Betel and Lactaotao hit Kaikea Sonoda on point-after passes, both coming in the final period.


Kapa‘a Eagles JPW Shain Davis had two second-half TDs to lead the squad to an 18-8 win over the Lihu‘e Patriots, Saturday.

Opening in the third period, Davis peeled off a 23-yarder to break the ice before Nainoa Soto hit Brayden Apilado on a 19-yard scoring pass in the fourth period.

Keenan Arroyo answered for the Patriots with Micah Layosa splitting the uprights for the point-after and a 12-8 deficit.

But Davis put the game out of reach on a hit to Apilado for an 8-yard score.

That was Lihu‘e Patriots’ first loss and improves the Kapa‘a Eagles to a 2-0 record while the Patriots are 2-1 for a 4-point tie for the lead in the JPW division.

Hanapepe Colts, a 7-0 winner over Kekaha earlier in the day, improves to 2-1 for the third tie for the lead in the JPW division.

Henry Delos Reyes peeled off a 73-yard score in the second period and Chavis Garma hit Kevin Tacazon for the point-after in the Colts’ win over Kekaha.

Saturday’s games move to the Hanapepe Stadium when Hanapepe hosts Kapa‘a in the morning series and Koloa hosts Kekaha and Lihu‘e in the afternoon series.

First games start at 8 a.m.

• Editor’s note: Games and standings for this report do not include results from Saturday’s games at Hanapepe Stadium. Those results will appear in a future issue of The Garden Island.


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