Hanapepe sweeps KPWFL Sunday

LIHUE — The Hanapepe Colts swept two games while Koloa split its two-game series and host Lihue Red Raiders split its series Sunday as the Kauai Pop Warner Football League entered its second week of play at Vidinha Stadium.

The Colts opened with a 28-0 win over the Koloa Redskins in the junior varsity division before the Kekaha Titans dropped to the Redskins 30-13 in the Mitey Mite matchup.

During the flag football match, the Colts roared back from a 14-0 halftime deficit to claim a 27-16 win over the Lihue Atlanta Falcons to complete its two-game sweep.

Lihue Red Raiders took the afternoon half of games, dropping its opener 7-0 to the Kapaa Eagles in the Mitey Mite matchup before coming back to shut down the Eagles 35-0 in the junior varsity division.

Junior Varsity

The Hanapepe Colts improved to 2-0 on the season after shutting down the Lihue Red Raiders 32-0 in the season opener at the Bryan J. Baptiste Memorial Sports Complex Sept. 10.

In its 28-0 shutout over the Koloa Redskins, Colts’ quarterback Sean Mullikan threw three touchdown passes to Makoa Vanaman and one to Harley Ragasa who corraled the pigskin and took it on a 66-yard ride to the end zone in the third quarter.

Mullikan, who threw for TD passes of 44 yards, 33 yards, and a yard to Vanaman, also kicked two point-after boots for the 28-0 final.

Lihue finished Sunday with a 1-1 showing in the season with its 35-0 win over the Eagles behind two touchdown passes, a keeper play for score, and a scoring punt return to trigger the running clock at the end of the first quarter.

Ellsworth Kaleiohi passed for scoring passes of 11 yards and 40 yards to Ka‘imiloa Padrones. He kept the ball for an 18-yard score and ran back a punt 63 yards for touchdown. Jim Ehia graced two of the touchdowns with point-after kicks to trip the running clock.

With 2:50 showing in the first half, Carter Chihara found the end zone on a 36-yard run and graced the score on a point-after run-in for the final math.

Mitey Mite

Koloa quarterback Keanu Kanoho passed for a touchdown and a point-after, and kicked a point-after to fuel the Redskins’ 30-13 win over the Kekaha Titans.

Benjamin Baxter put Koloa on the board during the opening possession, capping the drive with a 25-yard score and Kanoho doing the point-after kick for the 8-0 bulge.

Kekila Kealoha upped the Koloa ante by walking two yards into the end zone midway through the first quarter before the Titans responded when Keona Tam swept left for 24 yards late in the opening frame.

Kupa‘a Ka‘imina‘auao opened the second quarter by peeling off 52 yards for a touchdown at the 9:20 mark before Kanoho found Kealoha on an 11-yard hit, and tossed the ball to Kealoha for the point-after run-in for the 27-6 halftime lead.

Baxter returned in the fourth quarter for a field goal before the Titans’ signal-caller Ikaika Miyashiro kept the ball for a 40-yard score, Tam doing the point-after honors for the 30-13 final.

Kapaa quarterback Evan Daligdig found the end zone on an 11-yard keeper with Nainoa Melchor doing the point-after honors for the only score in Kapaa’s 7-0 win over Lihue.

Kapaa Mitey Mites, taking a 31-0 win over Kekaha in the opener, improves to 2-0 on the season while Lihue, tying with Hanapepe, 8-8 in the opener, is now 0-1-1. Koloa, drawing a bye on the opener, draws its first win while Kekaha drops to 0-2.

Games will play at the Bryan J. Baptiste Memorial Sports Complex, Sunday starting at 8 a.m. when the Hanapepe Junior Peewee opens against the Kekaha Titans.

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