Baldwin vs. Kamehameha Maui
Tonight, War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Both teams are looking for their first wins of the season as the first round ends. Kamehameha Maui is fourth in team offense, fifth on defense. Baldwin is fifth on offense, fourth on defense. The Warriors won the only meeting last season.
Warriors at a glance
Kamehameha has the MIL’s top passer, Makana Kamaka-Brayce, and the top three receivers in Frank Abreu, Dylan Schnitzer and Heno Stone-Han. The Warriors’ defense has given up just 107 passing yards.
Bears at a glance
Baldwin continues to grow under first-year coach Cody Nakamura, but is looking for its first touchdown since Aug. 19. Gavin Acosta is the Bears’ leading rusher, and Joseph Randolph tops the receivers.
“Definitely, baby steps, there’s no shortcut to this. We’re trying to do something special. It’s going to take a while, but the progress that we’re seeing is something that we’re proud of.”
— Cody Nakamura, Baldwin head coach after last week’s 42-0 loss to Lahainaluna
King Kekaulike at Lahainaluna
Saturday, Sue Cooley Stadium, 7 p.m.
A battle between two of the top three records in the MIL on the night the Lunas celebrate homecoming. Lahainaluna is second in offense, first on defense. Na Alii are first on offense, third on defense. The Lunas won the only meeting in 2021.
Na Alii at a glance
Kalelepono Wong, Tysin Zackious and Kalani Puu are 2-3-4 on the MIL rushing list and have scored seven touchdowns combined. Puu averages 14.7 yards per catch on passes from Wong, the No. 3 passer in the league.
Lunas at a glance
Ian-Jay Cabanilla is averaging 15.4 yards per carry and ranks fifth on the MIL rushing list after missing the first game of the league season. Kaulana Tihada is sixth in rushing. The Lunas’ defense has allowed just 113.7 yards per game.
“We still need more continuity on offense … too much penalties, a lot of setbacks. The score doesn’t indicate the amount of work we that we still gotta put in to get to where we really need to be.”
— Dean Rickard, Lahainaluna co-head coach after last week’s 42-0 win over Baldwin
W L Pct PF PA
x-Lahainaluna 3 0 1.000 80 24
Maui High 3 1 .750 88 20
Baldwin 0 3 .000 6 113
W L Pct PF PA
x-King Kekaulike 2 1 .667 51 46
KS Maui 0 3 .000 33 55
x-clinched first-round championship
Friday, Sept. 9
Maui High 10, Kamehameha Maui 3
Saturday, Sept. 10
Lahainaluna 42, Baldwin 0
Baldwin vs. Kamehameha Maui at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
King Kekaulike at Lahainaluna, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23
Baldwin vs. King Kekaulike at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Maui High vs. Lahainaluna at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.