HANAPEPE — The Lihue Patriots will be playing three games at Hanapepe Stadium Sunday.
The Patriots Mitey Mites open against the Kapaa Eagles MM starting at 8 a.m., followed by the Patriots Junior Peewee meeting the Kapaa Eagles JPW in the 10 a.m. kickoff.
The Hanapepe Colts Junior Midgets will kick off against the Patriots JM in the noon showdown.
The afternoon series will see the Koloa Redskins JPW kicking off against the undefeated Hanapepe JPW in the 2 p.m. kickoff.
The Hanapepe Colts JPW, are undefeated in its division after shutting down the Kapaa Eagles, 36-0 last week behind two touchdowns from Wailani Kawahalau.
Wailani’s first TD came early in the first quarter, and the second, a 32-yarder, came with 2:25 showing in the opening period, according to Cherie Linoz, president of the Hanapepe Pop Warner Association.
The Colts JPW asserted itself in the match, scoring three of its four TDs in the opening period and its final score, a 1-yard charge by Kaimana Harris, late in the game.
Makoa Vanaman added the final TD and Nainoa Ragragola added three point-after boots in the win.
Koloa Redskins MM, currently undefeated in the Kauai Pop Warner Football League, will kick off against the Hanapepe Colts in the finale starting at 3:30 p.m.
On Oct. 26, the Kauai Pop Warner Football League invites the public to two games at Faye Park in Kekaha.
The Lihue Patriots MM opens against the host Kekaha Titans MM in the 8 a.m. kickoff followed by the Patriots JPW kicking off against the host Titans JPW in the 10 a.m. finale.
KPWFL commissioner Teddy Arroyo said this is the league’s way of showing support, not just to the Kekaha association, but to the town.
The games come on the eve of the KPWFL islandwide cheer competition, Oct 27 at the Clem Gomes Gym, and Arroyo said the Kekaha games will end in sufficient time to allow guests to enjoy the hospitality of the Kekaha town.