Hanapepe, Lihu‘e Midget wins create standings logjam

KAPA‘A — La‘akela Iseri-Carvalho threw for three touchdowns to lead the Kapa‘a Eagles Junior Peewee to a 33-6 win over Koloa to keep its undefeated record intact in one of six games played Saturday.

Brayden Apilado opened up the game with an explosive 66-yard kickoff return to put the Eagles JPW on the boards with less than 15 seconds peeled off the game clock at the New Kapa‘a Town Park stadium.

Shain Davis iced that touchdown for the 7-0 bulge.

From there, Iseri-Carvalho took to the air, connecting with Apilado for a 20-yard scoring hit at the 4:41 mark.

But Koloa was still in the game and midway through the second quarter, Lopaka Ventura broke the plane on a 24-yard scoring run only to have the Eagles answer on a Nainoa Soto 20-yard run to pay dirt.

Iseri-Carvalho tossed the pigskin to Wylan Kamoku for the point-after and a 20-6 halftime lead.

The passing quarterback threw for two more TDs to John Levinthol for the win, the first coming in the third quarter on a 19-yard hit and the second in the final quarter for 37 yards.

Ryland Peahu ran for two fourth quarter touchdowns to break a 6-6 halftime deadlock and lead the Hanapepe Colts JPW to a 20-6 edge over the Lihu‘e Patriots in the early game.

Colts’ quarterback Chavis Garma hit Ikaika Wilson for 23 yards and the opening score at the 6:03 mark in the first quarter before Lihu‘e’s Tyler Smith answered on a one-yard charge in the second frame to deadlock the scoreboard 6-6 at the half.

With the win, Kapa‘a Eagles remain undefeated at 5-0 and 10 points in the Kaua‘i Pop Warner Association standings for the JPW division.

Lihu‘e, despite its loss to the Colts, are in second place at 3-2-1 and 7 points followed by the Colts and Koloa dropping to a tie for third place at 2-4 records and 4 points each. Kekaha is 1-3-1 and 3 points.

PeeWee

Kyren Rapacon had two touchdowns in his first half-dozen touches to lead the Koloa Rams to a 20-0 showing over the Kapa‘a Eagles in a defensive slugfest.

Rapacon iced his first TD with a successful run-in of the point-after and Kelson Andrade, plucking a Rashaan Kuhaulua pass at the half, did the honors for Rapacon’s second TD.

In the final period, Rams’ QB Trey Aguano hit Tystin Gummerus for a 5-yard TD that put the game away for Koloa.

The Rams played a complete game, shutting down the Eagles’ routes and holding the team to a single effective play through the first half.

In the second half, Kuhaulua took to the air and the Eagles got some strong plays from Leevi Bethel, Kaikea Sonoda and Edsel Lactaotao.

In the earlier Peewee game, Brayden Perez had the sole score, a 3-yard run in the opening quarter to give the Hanapepe Colts an 8-0 edge over the Lihu‘e Patriots. Jobe Delos Reyes did the PAT boot for the final math.

With the results finalized, Koloa Rams remain undefeated in the Peewee standings at 7-0 and 14 points followed by Kapa‘a who dropped to 4-2 and 8 points. The Eagles’ first loss also came at the hands of the Rams.

Hanapepe Colts PW improves to 2-4 and 4 points while the Patriots are seeking its first win.

Midgets

Kenneth Tacazon ran for three touchdowns and Chad Sherman was 4-4 in point-after boots to lead Hanapepe Colts to a 32-6 win over the Kekaha Chargers who got its sole touchdown in the final period when Acetyn Emayo charged for 4 yards at the 5:39 mark to prevent a shutout.

Tacazon peeled off scores of one and 13 yards in the opening period and added his third TD in the second quarter for the 24-0 halftime lead.

Jae Delos Reyes iced the win by hitting Stuart Pereira for a 21-yard scoring pass at the 3:03 mark.

Rankin Jerves had a 7-yard runback of a fumble recovery and Keoki Pantorilla peeled off a 67-yard touchdown in the opening period to lead the Lihu‘e Patriots to a 16-0 win over the Kapa‘a Eagles in the second Midget contest of the day.

Erin Doi kicked both point-after boots for the final accounting in the defensive matchup.

With the wins, both the Hanapepe Colts and the Lihu‘e Patriots finish in a 5-1 standing and 10 points for a tie for the lead in the Midget division standings. Kapa‘a and Kekaha both drop to 1-5 standings and 2 points for a tie for third place.

With just three weeks remaining in the Kaua‘i Pop Warner Association regular season, games move to Hanapepe Stadium this Saturday where the Hanapepe Colts and Lihu‘e Patriots Midget squads will attempt to see who breaks the Midget standings deadlock for first place.

That game kicks off at 2 p.m. The first games start at 8 a.m. and will feature the league-leading Kapa‘a Eagles JPW matching up with Kekaha.

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