Warriors win MIL D-II title | Information, sports activities, jobs

Warriors win MIL D-II title |  Information, sports activities, jobs

Kamehameha Colleges Maui quarterback Makana Kamaka Worth (8) and Frank Abreu have fun tying up touchdowns within the first quarter Friday in opposition to King Kekalik. — Maui Information / Picture by Matthew Thayer

PUKALANI — The Kamehameha Maui Colleges soccer workforce went to its first state title recreation in 2021. Final season, the Warriors missed the state playoffs after they have been overwhelmed for the Maui Interscholastic League Division II title by cross-street rival King Kekulaik.

The Warriors will return to the state match this yr after finishing a 42-14 two-game sweep of Na Alii on Friday as KSM celebrated Homecoming Night time at a sold-out Kanaiaupuni Stadium.

“Nicely, these children deserve it. The teaching workers did an amazing job. I imply, they performed arduous.” Stated Kamehameha Maui coach Olima Afua. “We made some silly errors at instances, however total I felt like our children performed nicely.”

Kamehameha Maui (6-1 MIL total, 2-0 Division II) took a 7-0 lead into the locker rooms at halftime after a tricky back-and-forth defensive battle within the first two quarters.

Na Alii (5-2, 0-2) moved inside one level after they recovered a fumble early within the second half and went 33 yards on eight performs, making it 7-6 when Jordan Euro scored on a one-yard run with 7:51 left within the quarter. the third.

Kamehameha Maui defenders collectively deal with King Kekaulake’s Kalelipono Wong within the second quarter. — Maui Information / Picture by Matthew Thayer

The Warriors shortly prolonged the lead from there.

Makana Kamaka-Brayce scored on a nifty 2-yard scramble to cap a five-play 62-yard drive that was helped by two penalties on King Kekaulike on first down. Kamaka Worth had a ravishing go from 37 yards to Frank Abreu who took the ball into the purpose.

Simply over a minute later, Kabuhay Abreu scored on a 24-yard go from Kamaka Worth to push the rating to 21-6 with 4:12 remaining within the third quarter. The fast rating was arrange when the Warriors recovered a kickoff after the earlier landing.

Na Alii bought inside 21-14 on a 1-yard run and a 2-point conversion, each by Yoro. Na Alii went 65 yards in eight performs to seal the rating on the ultimate play of the third quarter.

King Kekaulike picked up the onside kick and Kamehameha Maui recovered on the 48-yard line. The Warriors used eight performs to increase the result in 28-14 when Kapohai Abreu caught a 14-yard go from Kamaka-Brayce with 7:17 to play.

Kamehameha Maui midfielder Makana Kamaka Worth fires a go within the first quarter on Friday in opposition to King Kekalik. — Maui Information / Picture by Matthew Thayer

The Warriors recovered the following kick and put an exclamation level on the win when Kaikea Hueu drove 17 yards up the center to make the rating 35-14 with 5:09 left.

The ultimate landing got here when Tevyn Apo caught a 19-yard go from Kolten Waikiki-Caldeira with 1:51 remaining.

King Kekaulike kicked after not getting a primary down on its first possession, however the penalty was fumbled and recovered by Na Alii’s Kamakalei Stone on the Kamehameha Maui 25-yard line.

Na Alii was stopped on downs, however the Warriors fumbled on their first play from scrimmage and the ball was recovered by King Kekaulike’s Ahe Sumibcay on the Kamehameha Maui 25.

Once more, Na Alii was stopped on downs and the Warriors then marched 83 yards in seven performs and took a 7-0 lead on a 5-yard go from Kamaka-Brayce to Frank Abreu.

Kamehameha Maui’s Dylan Schnitzer caught a first-quarter go in entrance of veteran Maui Interscholastic League soccer official and retired Second Circuit Court docket Chief Choose Joe Cardoza on Friday. The catch was dominated out of bounds. — Maui Information / Picture by Matthew Thayer

With penalties counted within the distance, Kamaka-Brayce was 4-for-5 passing for 87 yards, together with a 35-yarder to Abreu that set the ball up on the King Kekaulike 6-yard line.

Na Alii bought to the Kamehameha Maui one-yard line early within the second quarter, however a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct put them again all the way down to 16 they usually have been stopped on the 7.

It was then Na Alii’s flip to cease the Warriors on the King Kekaulike 25 when Kamaka-Brayce simply missed a success by Shane Ueki ultimately zone on fourth-and-3.

With seven seconds left within the first half, midfielder King Kikaulake Kalelipono Wong dropped again to go the ball and was hit arduous as quickly because the ball was launched. He lay on the grass for a second and needed to be helped off the sector.

Wong, the Maui Information MIL Offensive Participant of the 12 months final season, completed the primary half with 90 yards on 20 carries and his passing was 0 for 1. He performed sparingly within the second half and completed with 100 yards on 23 carries.

King Kekaulike’s Jonah Rittmeister was blocked by Kamehameha Maui’s Pa’ani Yap on a penalty kick return within the second quarter. — Maui Information / Picture by Matthew Thayer

“It is a good workforce” He stated pardon us Ali. “We confronted quite a lot of challenges this yr in the course of the league.”

The Warriors’ solely lack of the season got here two weeks in the past, 19-13 to Lahainaluna. The competition was doubtful till the previous few performs.

“The sport two weeks in the past, I believe it was a recreation the place as a coach I felt like we have been the place we have been.” They stated.

King Kekaulike coach Tyson Valley noticed his workforce attain the D-II ultimate final yr when it received 5 video games, matching its win whole from the earlier eight seasons.

Now, they go away 2023 with 5 wins once more and their first win report in additional than a decade.

“We got here out, did our greatest, had an amazing season, you already know, so there’s nothing mistaken with that.” Vali stated. “Congratulations to Kamehameha and good luck in the USA.”

* Robert Collias at rcollias@mauinews.com


King Stability 0 0 14 0–14

Kamehameha Maui 7 0 14 21-42

First Quarter

KSM – Frank Abreu 5 Help from Makana Kamaka Worth (Kamali Kua kick), 2:19.

Third quarter

KK – Jordan Euro 1 half (kick failed), 7:51.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – Kamaka – Worth 2 (Kaden Yap kick), 5:25.

KSM go – Kapohai Abreu 24 from Kamaka Worth (Kua kick), 4;12.

KK–Yoro Race 1 (Yoro Race), 0:00.

The fourth quarter

KSM go – Kapohai Abreu 14 from Kamaka Worth (Jap kick). 7:17.

KSM – Kaikea Hueu 17 rounds (Kua kick), 5:09.

Help by KSM – Tevyn Apo 19 from Kolten Waikiki-Caldera (Jap kick), 1:51.

Junior Varsity – Kamehameha Maui 22, King Kekaulake 6.


MIL requirements

Word: Solely intra-division video games will depend towards the state match playoffs; Public report in parentheses

part One

WL Proportion PF PA

Rating (4-0) 3 0 1.000 107 13

Maui Excessive (2-6) 2 1 .667 85 69

Baldwin (0-8) 0 4.000 39 149

Second part

WL Proportion PF PA

x-KS Maui (6-1) 2 0 1,000 76 35

Stability of the King (5-2) 0 2.000 35 76

X- clinched the championship

Friday’s outcome

Kamehameha Maui 42, King Kekulike 14

At this time’s match

Maui Excessive College at Lahinaluna, 7 p.m

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