Colts sweep Titans in Pop Warner action

LIHUE — Hanapepe Colts Junior PeeWee quarterback Kyka Linoz connected for three touchdown passes to drive the JPW team to a 28-0 showing over the Kekaha Titans Sunday at Vidinha Stadium.

Earlier, the Hanapepe Colts Mitey Mites ran the clock to a 26-0 win over the Kekaha Titans Mitey Mites to complete a double-header win during the five football games hosted by the Kauai Pop Warner Football League.

Wesley Santiago put the Colts JPW on the board in the first quarter by peeling off 39 yards for the score midway through the stanza. Rhaziah Tacub-Taniguchi split the uprights on the point-after kick to give the Colts an early 8-0 lead.

Linoz went into action, connecting with Kade Erdmann for nine yards in the second quarter, hitting Iziah Ulanday for another nine yards in the third frame, and connecting with Ryson Waalani for 17 yards in the final quarter. Tacub-Taniguchi’s PAT boot in the fourth quarter accounted for the 28-0 final.

The Colts Mitey Mites got on the scoreboards late in the opening quarter when Nobu Yamauchi found the end zone on a four-yard scamper after taking the pitch out from Kody Erdmann for the 6-0 bulge.

Shayden Panis- Alameda-Dela Cruz picked up a 48-yard return to the end zone and Nohili Ragragola booted the point-after for the 14-0 go-ahead at the break.

Two touchdowns in the final period sealed the Colts MM victory, the first coming with just eight ticks peeled off the clock when Dane Ka‘aihue connected with Ka‘ena Henderson on a four-yard score.

Kody Erdmann hit Storm Piccirilli for an eight-yard score with 5:48 showing on the game. His pass to Rykur Lee was incomplete for the 26-0 final.

Midway through the third game, Koloa Redskins Junior Varsity held a 21-0 lead over the Kapaa Eagles behind three passes from Chet Pimsaguan.

Pimsaguan hit Lono Kaneko on a 13-yard connection on Koloa’s first drive for the 6-0 scoreboard ice-breaker. He followed that with a three-yard scoring hit to Robbie Correa, and connected with Greg Manintin for the point-after for the 13-0 bulge with 4:24 remaining in the period.

A 14-yard scoring connection to Keanu Fernandez was graced with a point-after boot by Joey Sams for the 21-0 lead at the break.

Results from the remaining games will appear in a future issue of The Garden Island.

Teddy Arroyo, the KPWFL president, said the cheerleaders will take the floor Sunday during the island- wide cheer competition starting at 10 a.m. at the Kauai High School Gym. At stake will be the eligibility for KPWFL cheer squads to participate in the National Pop Warner Dance and Cheer Competition in December to be held in Orlando, Florida.

The next tackle football games will take place Oct. 30 at the Bryan J. Baptiste Memorial Sports Complex stadium in Kapaa starting at 8 a.m. when the Koloa Redskins Mitey Mites take on the Hanapepe Colts. Kapaa Eagles will be the host association.

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