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BEARS 20, LUNAS 17
Baldwin High School quarterback Keelan Ewaliko scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime Saturday as the Bears answered the bell twice in the closing minutes to turn back upset-minded Lahainaluna, 20-17.
Ewaliko’s 7-yard touchdown run, on first-and-goal, trumped the 27-yard field goal Lahainaluna’s Kiko Kolher-Fonohema kicked to start the overtime session.
A War Memorial Stadium crowd of more than 8,000 — the largest to witness a football game since Hawaii and Timmy Chang beat Montana here in their 2001 season opener — witness an instant classic between these to schools, who collectively have won 12 of the last 13 Maui Interscholastic League titles.
Baldwin avenged the 32-0 shellacking it suffered to the Lunas in the first round, on Sept. 7.
Saturday’s Scoring Summary
Baldwin 7 0 0 7 6—20
Lahainaluna 0 7 0 7 3—17
BHS—Dusty Flores 3 run (Zach Coloma-Mariano kick), 3:57
LHS—Semisi Filikitonga 12 pass from Kiko Kolher-Fonohema (Kolher-Fonohema kick), 9:41
LHS—Kolher-Fonohema 24 run (Kolher-Fonohema kick), 7:46
BHS—Coloma-Mariano 9 pass from Keelan Ewaliko (Coloma-Mariano kick), 2:16
LHS—Kolher-Fonohema, 27 field goal
BHS—Ewaliko 7 run
Baldwin’s next game is Friday, Oct. 19, at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m. Lahainaluna has a bye.
NA ALII 19, WARRIORS 7
King Kekaulike won its first game of the season Friday, rallying to defeat Kamehameha Maui, 19-7, in its last game of the season Upcountry. A determined Na Alii team, played with renewed energy fueled by the team’s student section and performing band to scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns.
In the final 15 minutes, Kekaulike rotated senior running backs Romeo Cabbat and Aaron Alama, with sophomore fullback Onosai Emelio and the trio kept extending Na Alii drives, while dominating time of possession.
Kekaulike rolled up 203 yards rushing in the second half, while its defense — led by seniors Keallan Dowells, Kenny Brittain and Keanu Popejoy-Kanamu — kept the Warriors out of the end zone, allowing their crosstown rivals 75 yards in the second half.
Friday’s Scoring Summary
Kamehameha Maui 7 0 0 0—7
King Kekaulike 0 6 0 13—19
KSM—Chase Newton 34 run (Kamahao Romero kick), 7:06.
KKH—Onosai Emelio 3 run (kick failed), 2:17.
KKH—Emelio 3 pass from Ryley Widell (pass failed), 8:00.
KKH—Aaron Alama 9 run (Widell kick), 1:46.
Junior varsity: King Kekaulike 21, Kamehameha Maui 0.
Kekaulike’s next game is Saturday, Oct. 20, against Maui High (HC) at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.