HANAPEPE — The Koloa Redskins were victorious in its weekend outing, and the Hanapepe Colts Junior Pee Wees spoiled the Lihu‘e Patriots’ hopes for a sweep during the Kaua‘i Pop Warner Football League games at Hanapepe Stadium over the weekend.
Wailani Kawahalau put two scores on the board for the Koloa Mitey Mites, Saturday, opening with a 19-yard run in the opening quarter and then adding to the 27-0 win with a 45-yard scoring run in the third quarter.
Kahanu Davis, getting two point after points in the first half, got himself a touchdown, a 30-yard run, in the final quarter to ice the victory.
Kawelo Huddy added a 43-yard touchdown in the second period to give Koloa Mitey Mites a 14-0 lead at the half.
Noah Thompson broke a 0-0 stalemate, Sunday, peeling off a 46-yard scoring run in the third period for the Koloa Junior Midgets’ only score in its 6-0 edge over the Kekaha Titans.
That score pleased his dad, Shawn, who was a first responder to an incident at Vidinha Stadium.
“I think he likes it better when I don’t get to see him play,” Shawn said, pleased with not only his son’s run, but the team’s win.
Namaka Parks put the cap on the Koloa sweep, scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter in Koloa’s 13-0 win over Kekaha in the Junior Pee Wee matchup.
Elijah Alderete came up with the difference, a point-after following Parks’ first TD, a 46-yard run. Parks’ second TD was a 43-yarder.
Doza Kaleiohi got the Lihu‘e Patriots off to a nice start, scoring two touchdowns, Saturday in the Patriots’ 13-0 shutout over the Hanapepe Colts.
Keane Tibon added a two-point point-after boot following Kaleiohi’s eight-yard fourth quarter score for the final.
Earlier, Kaleiohi broke a 0-0 halftime deadlock with a 35-yard breakout in the third period.
Keala Iwasaki, whose brothers play for the Kaua‘i High School junior varsity team, bulled for two touchdowns and Aaron Renaud booted a pair of point-after points in the Lihu‘e Junior Midgets’ 16-6 edge over the Hanapepe Colts.
Raymond Mendoza, the strong Colts’ ball carrier, plagued the Patriots throughout the game, getting the Colts on the board first when he intercepted a Patriots’ pass and ran it back 11 yards in the second quarter to break open the 0-0 stalemate.
The Iwasaki-Renaud duo answered that score in the third quarter when Iwasaki found paydirt at the end of a five-yard run. He added the second TD in the final period, a two-yard push to the end zone.
Keanu Camalliri and Junah Corpuz prevented a shutout for Lihu‘e, coming from a 20-0 deficit to score a touchdown in the final period against the JPW Colts.
Lacin Montemayor, the Colts’ signal-caller, opened the books in the first quarter with a five-yard run with Tai Ofisa adding the point-after for the early 7-0 bulge.
Dylan Balaan of the Colts’ defense upped the ante in the second quarter by blocking a Patriots’ punt and running the ball back 10 yard for the score, Noah Ruiz adding the point-after for a 14-0 halftime lead.
Ryan “Rhino” Banasihan tapped the scoreboard in the third period on a nine-yard score before Camalliri was able to answer in the final period, Corpuz gracing the 5-yard score with the successful point-after play.
Games continue this weekend at Hanapepe Stadium with the Mitey Mite teams taking the field Saturday in two games starting at 8 a.m. The Junior Midget and Junior Pee Wee squads take the field Sunday starting at 8:30 a.m. with four games on tap.