Warriors advance to Division II state championship game

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    Kapaa’s Baba Na-O comes through the Kaimuki defense, including Rickey Wells, for a first down on the Kapaa 47-yard line in the third quarter Saturday during the First Hawaiian Bank Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II football semifinal game at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue.

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    Kapaa’s Dreyden Iwamoto celebrates a 15-yard touchdown with La‘akea Gonsalves in the third quarter as the official confirms the score Saturday during the First Hawaiian Bank Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II football semifinal game at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue.

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    Kapaa’s Kahanu Davis heads upfield, evading Kaimuki’s Kaulana Kaluna, en route to a 36-yard touchdown jaunt in the third quarter Saturday during the First Hawaiian Bank Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II semifinal football game at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue.

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    Kapaa’s Kelston DeSilva and Raphee Khae-chawat defend on a pass to Kaimuki’s Jonah Faasoa in the end zone during the fourth quarter Saturday of the First Hawaiian Bank Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II semifinal football game at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue.

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    Kaimuki quarterback Jayden Maiawa is taken down in the backfield as Bulldog lineman Demetriuss Moefu-Tautofi looks on in the fourth quarter Saturday during the First Hawaiian Bank Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II football semifinal game at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue.

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    Kaimuki’s Demetrius Moefu-Tautofi attempts to pull down Kapaa’s Jeffrey Brown, who intercepted a Jayden Maiava pass with 3:32 left in regulation to halt a Kaimuki drive and secure Kapaa’s victory in the First Hawaiian Bank Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II semifinal football game at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue Saturday. Kapaa held on, 35-28, and moves to the championship game Friday at Aloha Stadium. See more photos and the story, B1, and see our Talk Story with winning coach Philip Rapozo on C1.

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    The crowd reacts to Kapaa’s one-touchdown lead late in the final quarter of the First Hawaiian Bank Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II football semifinal game against Kaimuki Saturday at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kapaa’s La‘akea Gonsalves stretches for yardage after being downed by the Kaimuki defender on a pass play in the drive that was capped by a 15-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter Saturday during the First Hawaiian Bank Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II semifinal football game at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue.

LIHUE — Kapaa High School linebacker Jeffrey Brown saw the ball coming in his direction when Kaimuki quarterback Jayden Maiava attempted his last pass in the middle of the field on fourth-and-six with the ball at the Warriors’ 33-yard-line with 3:32 left in the fourth quarter and the Bulldogs trailing 35-28.

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