Visiting Warriors defeat Bears in Non-league Contest, 38-14
Kamehameha Schools Kapalama receiver Kia’i Ah Mook Sang caught a pair of third-quarter touchdowns to lead the Warriors to a 38-14 victory over Baldwin High School on Saturday.
The matinee, non-league game at War Memorial Stadium was the Bears’ 2016 season opener under second-year head coach Pohai Lee. The Warriors (1-1), meanwhile, earned their first win with new head coach Abu Maafala. KS-Kapalama fell to Waianae (26-21) a week ago and opens its regular-season schedule on Thursday, Sept. 1, against Punahou.
Ah Mook Sang caught touchdown passes of 45 an 13 yards, respectively, from quarterback Thomas Yam stretching their 11-point halftime lead to 31-6 midway through the third quarter.
The Warriors also had some success running the ball with Sheldon Rosa scoring on the game’s first play from 43 yards. Micah Mizo added the first of five extra-point kicks. He also nailed a 22-yard field goal with 76 seconds left in the first quarter.
Baldwin running back Bishop Wickes scored on an end around from 12 yards out with 4 minutes, 8 seconds remaining in the first half. The Bears’ Samiu Oto later capped the scoring with a 2-yard plunge and quarterback Chayce Akaka ran for a two-point conversion.
Kamehameha Kapalama’s Rosa got into the end zone again, on the first play of the fourth quarter, hauling in a 38-yard pass from Justice Young.
The Bears had 27 players not suit up because of injury or academic probation. The majority of those players are expected to see action on Saturday when Baldwin host Southern California powerhouse Edison High School at War Memorial Stadium, beginning at 6 p.m.
WARRIORS 38, BEARS 14
KS Kapalama 10 7 14 7—38
Baldwin 0 6 0 8—14
KS—Sheldon Rosa 43 run (Micah Mizo kick), 9:58
KS—Mizo 22 FG, 1:16
KS—Justice Young 19 run (Mizo kick), 8:41
BH—Bishop Wickes 12 run (kick blocked), 4:08
KS—Kiai Ah Mook Sang 45 pass from Thomas Yam (Mizo kick), 10:37
KS—Ah Mook Sang 13 pass from Yam (Mizo kick), 5:48
KS—Rosa 38 pass from Young (Mizo kick), 11:48
BH—Samiu Oto 2 run (Chayce Akaka run), 5:25
2016 MIL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Thursday, Aug. 18
Kamehameha Maui at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19
Maui High at Lahainaluna, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20
x-Baldwin vs. Edison (Calif.) at War Memorial Stadium, 6 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26
Maui High vs. King Kekaulike at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27
Baldwin at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2
Lahainaluna at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3
Baldwin vs. Maui High at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 9
Maui High vs. Kamehameha at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10
Baldwin at Lahainaluna, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16
Baldwin vs. King Kekaulike at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17
Lahainaluna at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23
King Kekaulike at Kamehameha, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Maui High at Lahainaluna at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30
Baldwin vs. Kamehameha Maui at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1
Maui High at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7
Baldwin at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8
Kamehameha Maui at Lahainaluna, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 14
Maui High at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15
Baldwin vs. Lahainaluna at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21
King Kekaulike at Lahainaluna, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Maui High vs. Baldwin at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28
MIL Division I playoff at War Memorial Stadium, if necessary, time TBA
Saturday, Oct. 29
MIL Division II playoff at War Memorial Stadium, if necessary, time TBA