HANAPEPE — The Lihue Patriots and Koloa Redskins were victorious Saturday when the Kauai Pop Warner Football League opened its 2014 season with five games at the Hanapepe Stadium.
The Patriots Mitey Mite division edged the Kapaa Eagles 12-7 and the Patriots’ Junior PeeWee shut down the Eagles 24-0 behind two touchdowns from Doza Kaleiohi.
Dwight Apao put the Pats JPW on the board with a 21-yard scoring run midway through the opening quarter before Kaleiohi found the end zone on a 16-yard run for the 12-0 bulge.
Lanakila Lovell-Obatake broke out for a 46-yard score in the second period to put Lihue up 18-0 at the half, Kaleiohi putting away the game on a 7-yard run late in the third quarter.
– During the Patriots’ Mitey Mite win, Michael Questin answered a 7-0 deficit with two touchdowns, a 43-yard run in the second period, and a 4-yard charge in the third period.
Kapaa’s Nakoa Peragine found the end zone following a 24-yard run, Jacob Danley doing the point-after honors for the early 7-0 first quarter lead.
– The Patriots PeeWee division shut down the Kekaha Titans 24-0 behind balanced scoring from Tuku Souza-Yam connecting with Taylor Apilado on a 28-yard scoring pass, an 82-yard scamper by Malu Ralston, an 89-yard breakout by Shiloh Kaneakua-Louis and an 8-yard scoring charge by Coby Simon.
– The nightcap series saw Koloa Redskins Mitey Mite take a 7-6 edge over the Hanapepe Colts, the difference coming when quarterback Chet Pimsaguan hit Alize Perreira-Soares for the point-after following Ryson Waalani’s 34-yard touchdown in the opening period.
Hanapepe MM prevented the shutout when Gabe Bustillos found the end zone on a 26-yard run in the final four minutes of the game.
w In the day’s finale, the Koloa Redskins Jr. PeeWee came from a 12-14 halftime deficit to score four second-half touchdowns toward its 37-22 win over the Hanapepe Colts.
The Colts lit up the scoreboards early when Makoa Vanaman found the end zone on a 26-yard run, Nainoa Ragragola doing the 2-point point-after boot.
Koloa answered on the ensuing drive when Kahanu Davis broke out for a 46-yard run for the second score in what became a shootout.