Lahainaluna Routs Kamehameha Maui, 48-18
By Rodney S. Yap
Lahainaluna High School extended its Maui Interscholastic League win streak to 11 Saturday, dominating Kamehameha Maui 48-18 at War Memorial Stadium before an estimated crowd of 2,500.
Lahainaluna senior quarterback Makoa Filikitonga threw two touchdown passes to Scott-Isaac Medeiros-Tangatailoa and ran for two, the second coming on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Lahainaluna improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the MIL. The Lunas claimed their 24th straight win over MIL Division II teams and are now 38-0-1 since their last loss 11 years ago.
Lahainaluna led 21-0 after the first quarter and 35-6 at halftime.
Filikitonga helped the Lunas go ahead by two touchdowns when his 3-yard run capped a six-play, 49-yard drive with 4 minutes, 56 seconds left in the first quarter. Then the signal-caller went 4-of-5 passing on the Lunas’ next scoring drive connecting with Medeiros-Tangatailoa on a 9-yard touchdown pass with 3 seconds remaining, 21-0.
The pair later connected for a 59-yard touchdown with 9:02 to play in the second quarter.
The Warriors, who hosts King Kekaulike on Friday, Sept. 5, fell to 0-2.
Lahainaluna, which played without six starters in the second half Saturday against KS-Maui, meets Baldwin on Saturday, Sept. 6, at War Memorial Stadium, beginning at 7 p.m.
Kamehameha Maui’s Chase Newton ran for two touchdowns — 2 and 1 yards, respectively — and threw a 43-yard score to Joshua Hiwatashi.
Saturday’s MIL Scoring Summary
At War Memorial Stadium
LUNAS 48, WARRIORS 18
Kamehameha Maui ….. 0 ……. 6 ….. 6 ….. 6—18
Lahainaluna …………. 21 ….. 14 ….. 6 ….. 7—48
LH—Ansen Cabanilla 7 run (Jared Rocha-Islas kick), 6:24.
LH—Makoa Filikitonga 3 run (Rocha-Islas kick), 4:56.
LH—Scott-Isaac Medeiros-Tangatailoa 9 pass from Filikitonga (Rocha-Islas kick), 0:03.
LH—Medeiros-Tangatailoa 59 pass from Filikitonga (Rocha-Islas kick), 9:02.
KM—Chase Newton 2 run (kick failed), 3:46.
LH—Donavon Defang 5 run (Rocha-Islas kick), 0:05.
KM—Joshua Hiwatashi 43 pass from Newton (pass failed), 4:28.
LH—Filikitonga 17 run (kick failed), 0:00.
LH—David Kawabata 10 pass from Enele Scanlan (Josten Saribay kick), 8:59.
KM—Newton 1 run (run failed), 1:35.
* All individual statistics compiled by Rob Collias of The Maui News