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Lahainaluna Routs Kamehameha Maui, 48-18

August 30, 2014, 11:25 PM HST
* Updated August 31, 8:57 AM
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Lahainaluna's Makoa Filikitonga finds his way through the Kamehameha Maui defense Saturday en route to the second of his two rushing touchdowns. The Lunas' quarterback also threw for two touchdowns as Lahainaluna defeated KS-Maui, 48-18. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Lahainaluna’s Makoa Filikitonga finds his way through the Kamehameha Maui defense Saturday en route to the second of his two rushing touchdowns. The Lunas’ quarterback also threw for two touchdowns as Lahainaluna defeated KS-Maui, 48-18. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

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.

Lahainaluna's Jared Rocha-Islas (23) tries to keep Kamehameha Maui's Colton Cabanas (20) out of the end zone during second-quarter action Saturday at War Memorial Stadium. Warrior lineman Aaron Kokubun (75) looks on. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Lahainaluna’s Jared Rocha-Islas (23) tries to keep Kamehameha Maui’s Colton Cabanas (20) out of the end zone during second-quarter action Saturday at War Memorial Stadium. Warrior lineman Aaron Kokubun (75) looks on. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

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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.

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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.

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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

First Quarter

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.

Second Quarter

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.

Third Quarter

KM—Joshua Hiwatashi 43 pass from Newton (pass failed), 4:28.

LH—Filikitonga 17 run (kick failed), 0:00.

Fourth Quarter

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

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