Pop Warner roundup: Titans spoil Colts’ sweep

The Kekaha Titans Mighty Mites spoiled the Hanapepe Colts’ clean sweep Saturday during the Kauai Pop Warner Football League games at the Hanapepe Stadium.

Kekaha’s Johnny Pimental pushed for five yards in the final five minutes of play to give the Titans its 6-6 tie with the Hanapepe Colts.

Hanapepe went on to win its other two games, 30-6 over the Lihue Patriots Junior Peewee, and 12-8 over the Kapaa Eagles Junior Midgets.

The Eagles finished with a 1-2 record after its Mitey Mites posted a 26-19 win over the Koloa Redskins, and its JPW squad fell 32-0 to the Redskins.

Colts 30, Patriots 6

The Hanapepe Colts broke a 0-0 halftime deadlock with 9:40 showing in the third period when Wesley Santiago found a hole for a 65-yard rushing touchdown. The point-after failed. Kekaha answered with five minutes on the clock with Pimental’s touchdown, the PAT also failing.

But the effort came up short as Hanapepe built up a 24-0 halftime lead by scoring two TDs in the second period. Makoa Vannaman, scoring three TDs in the Colts’ win, opened the scorebooks in the final 37 seconds of the first period with a 22-yard score. Vannaman also scored on a six-yard run in the second quarter and a 24-yard run in the fourth quarter to trip the running clock.

With no time remaining on the clock, Doza Kaleiohi kept the JPW Lihue Patriots from being shut out, tapping paydirt on a 2-yard push into the end zone.

Colts 12, Eagles 8

In the final Hanapepe game, a Junior Midget affair, Kapaa Eagles took an early lead when Raffy Perono found the end zone on a 7-yard run with 32 ticks remaining in the first quarter. Lanakila Pagtolingan upped the ante with a point-after kick.

Eagles 26, Redskins 19

Nakoa Peragine scored two touchdowns in the Kapaa’s 26-19 win over the Redskins in the finale.

With the game tied twice in the second half, Peragine broke a 19-19 stalemate with 5:10 remaining in the game on a 53-yard  run. Kian Rapozo iced the win with the point-after.

Peragine put Kapaa on the boards in the first quarter with a 28-yard run, the PAT came up empty for the 6-0 lead with was answered two minutes later when Lono Kaneko found the end zone on a 50-yard run. Alize Perreira-Soares did the point-after honors to give Koloa its 7-6 bulge.

This week’s games take place Saturday at the Kekaha Field starting at 8 a.m.


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