Kapa‘a Eagles, Koloa Redskins take two at Vidinha

LIHU‘E —The Kapa‘a Eagles won two of its games and the Koloa Redskins handed host Lihu‘e Patriots two defeats Sunday during the Kaua‘i Pop Warner Football League games at Vidinha Stadium.

Kapa‘a Eagles opened the five-game series, taking the Mitey Mite division, 20-0 over the Kekaha Titans and continuing its win streak with a 34-12 edge over the Titans in the Junior Pee Wee division.

Lihu‘e Patriot Mitey Mites’ Sean Mullikan and Makana Degracia brought some light to the Lihu‘e camp, Mullikan peeling off two touchdowns and Degracia adding a touchdown and a point-after run in its 20-0 shutout over the Hanapepe Colts.

The Patriots MM asserted itself early, scoring two touchdowns in the first period, Mullikan opening the books at the 8:33 mark on a 48-yard scamper and Degracia running in the PAT for the early 7-0 lead.

With 3:20 still showing in the opening quarter, Degracia notched his touchdown, breaking out for 27 yards to the end zone and Mullikan gracing the score by running in the PAT for the 14-0 lead after one quarter.

The scoring flurry continued into the second period when Mullikan notched his second TD, a 69-yard breakout with 8:38 showing in the half.

The PAT failed for the 20-0 final math.

MM Kapa‘a 20, Kekaha 0

The Eagles MM scored two touchdowns in the first half and added an insurance goal in the fourth period behind a balanced performance by the team.

Chasen Tumaomao found the end zone from 12 yards out with 4:39 showing in the opening quarter, Dreyden Iwamoto doing the PAT honors with a run-in for the 7-0 bulge.

With just 2:03 showing in the half, Elijah Toguchi hit the end zone from seven yards out, the PAT failing for the 13-0 halftime lead.

Following a scoreless third frame, the Eagles iced its victory with 7:27 showing in the game when Kawika Nao ran in a 37-yard touchdown with Cephas Woodward doing the PAT honors for the 20-0 final.

JPW Kapa‘a 34, Kekaha 12

The Kekaha Titans answered a 27-0 halftime deficit with two scores, the first coming with 5:10 showing in the third period when Koedy Albinia barged through traffic for a two-yard score.

Albinia added to the Kekaha tally with no time showing on the clock by breaking out for a 35-yard run into the end zone, the no-time status preventing a PAT attempt for the 34-12 final.

Ezekiel Anakalea marked two first-half touchdowns to lead the Eagles to its 27-0 halftime lead, Anakalea finding the end zone on a 45-yard run with 8:51 showing in the opening quarter for the first score.

Kaimi Malina added to the Eagles’ score with just 24 ticks remaining in the opening quarter, charging a yard to paydirt for the 12-0 lead after the point-after attempts on both scores failed.

The Eagles’ defense rose to the occasion with 8:20 showing in the half, marking a safety and, with 6:21 showing in the half, Anakalea scored his second TD, a 15-yard run, the point-after failing for the 20-0 margin.

Levi Cummings hit the end zone from 26 yards out with 4:32 remaining in the half, and did the PAT honors on a run-in for the 27-0 halftime lead.

Kapa‘a marked its final score in the fourth period when Lanakila Pagtolingan recovered a blocked punt and ran the pigskin 57 yards for the touchdown, Makoa Gorospe running in the point-after for the 34-12 final.

JPW Koloa 26, Lihu‘e 6

Gunnar Burkman scored two touchdowns in the third period to lead the Koloa Redskins to its 26-6 win over the Lihu‘e Patriots.

Wailani Kawahalau put Koloa on the boards with 3:36 showing in the opening quarter on a one-yard charge to paydirt, the PAT failing for the 6-0 bulge, which stood through the half following a scoreless second quarter.

Burkman bumped the scoreboard in the third quarter with 5:30 showing, finding the end zone on a nine-yard run, the PAT again failing for the 12-0 lead.

But Tyler Oshima pulled the Patriots back into the game with just 1:51 showing, the Patriots’ quarterback taking a punt return on a 45-yard run to the end zone. The PAT failed for the 12-6 Koloa bulge.

Burkman answered that score with just 33 seconds showing in the third period with a 22-yard score, Jacob Borrero doing the point-after boot for the 20-6 margin following three quarters.

Trey Taba iced the Koloa victory with 4:12 showing in the game with a five-yard touchdown for the 26-6 final.

JM Koloa 16, Lihu‘e 0

Kahekili Kelekoma pulled in a touchdown pass and booted two point-afters to lead the JM Redskins to its 16-0 edge over the JM Patriots.

Brayden Miyamoto opened the scorebooks on a 12-yard touchdown with 4:43 showing in the first quarter with Kelekoma doing the PAT honors on a boot for the early 8-0 lead, which stood through the half following a scoreless second quarter.

With 6:14 remaining in the third stanza, Koloa quarterback Alika Ventura found Kelekoma on a 39-yard scoring pass, kicking the PAT for the 16-0 final.

KPWFL games move to Hanapepe Stadium this Sunday starting at 8 a.m. when the Kekaha Titans host Lihu‘e in a Mitey Mite showdown followed by the Titans hosting the Redskins in a JPW match at 10 a.m.

The Hanapepe Colts host the afternoon series opening against the Kekaha Titans Unlimited at noon followed by the Colts hosting the Patriots in a JPW match at 2 p.m. and capping the day against the Redskins in a Mitey Mite match starting at 4 p.m.

• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.


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