Pop Warner undefeateds keep records clean

HANAPEPE — The two undefeated teams in the Kauai Pop Warner Football League preserved their unblemished records Sunday at Hanapepe Stadium.

Wailani Kawahalau and Makoa Vanaman each scored two touchdowns and Nainoa Ragragola was a perfect 4-4 in point-after boots to give the undefeated Hanapepe Colts Junior Peewee a 32-0 win over the Koloa Redskins JPW.

Redskins 28, Colts MM 0

The Koloa Redskins Mitey Mite, earlier being invited to play in the Aloha Stadium, kept its record clean as quarterback Bronze DeCosta scored two touchdowns and kicked a pair of PAT to lead Koloa to a 28-0 shutout of the Hanapepe Colts MM.

Elijah Henderson opened the scoring for Koloa midway through the opening period on a 10-yard run, the longest scoring run of the game.

Koloa added another score, the first of two DeCosta carries, on a 1-yard charge.

Jaymison Kaohi carried the pigskin for five yards into the end zone at the 3:39 mark and DeCosta booted the PAT for the 22-0 lead.

DeCosta broke the plane on the final play of the game on another 5-yard run for the 28-0 final.

Patriots JPW 24, Eagles 0

In the opening game, Kaikea Tandal announced the Kapaa Eagles MM with a 29-yard score with 1:49 in the first quarter.

Connor Payomo iced the 12-0 win over the Lihue Patriots MM with a 3-yard score with 38 ticks remaining in the game.

Shiloh Louis-Kaneakua Jr. scored two touchdowns to lead the Lihue Patriots JPW to a 24-0 win over the Kapaa Eagles.

Louis-Kaneakua scored with 5:30 left in the first quarter on a 3-yard run and added his second score, a 49-yard breakout, with 7:03 showing in the first half for the 12-0 Patriots’ lead at the break.

Taylor Apilado came back in the third quarter, adding a 3-yard run with 5:10 showing for the 18-0 lead.

In the final period, Doza Kaleiohi found the end zone following a 2-yard run, the PAT boot being blocked by the Eagles’ Logan Yardley for the 24-0 final.

Colts 32, Redskins JPW 0

Kawahalau put the Hanapepe Colts JPW on the board with less than 30 seconds peeled off the game, taking the ball on a 52-yard romp to the end zone.

Two minutes later, the Colts upped the ante when Vanaman hit paydirt on a 1-yard charge.

Kawahalau later scored on a 64-yard breakout. Ragragola did the PAT honors for the 24-0 lead at the half.

Vanaman put Hanapepe JPW on the boards at the 6:36 mark in the third quarter on a 3-yard run, Ragragola’s PAT book triggering the running clock over the Koloa Redskins.

Colts JM 20, Redskins 12

Kapono Constantino broke out for two spectacular touchdowns to lead the Hanapepe Colts Junior Midgets to a 20-12 win over the Koloa Redskins in the finale. Noah Bermudez put the Colts on the scoreboards at the 6:06 mark in the opening quarter.

Koloa answered in the second quarter with 2:49 showing in the half when Kameron Parbo found the end zone on a 1-yard charge.

Constantino later ran 76 yards for his first score to give the Colts a 14-6 lead at the break.

Constantino punched out an 82-yard touchdown with 3:40 showing in the third quarter for the 20-6 advantage.

Koloa answered early in the final period when Kona Asano hit paydirt following an 11-yard run for the 20-12 final.

Kauai Pop Warner Football League Commissioner Teddy Arroyo said most teams will enjoy a bye this Saturday.

“We’re having our version of homecoming in Kekaha town when the Lihue Patriots MM open against the Kekaha Titans MM at 8 a.m. at Faye Park,” Arroyo said. “The Lihue Patriots JPW will meet the Kekaha Titans JPW in a 10 a.m. kickoff.”

Sherri Ephan, KPWFL Cheer Coordinator, said the league hosts the islandwide cheer finals at the Clem Gomes Gym. Doors open at 2 p.m. at the Waimea High School campus.

The cheer competition, with rights to advance to the national Pop Warner competition in Florida at stake, starts at 2:45 p.m.


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