Colts head­ing to Wescon Re­gion­als

Hanapepe beats Ko­hala to ad­vance, next faces Wa­ianae

The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing - Den­nis Fujimoto

LIHUE — The First Hawai­ian Bank Hawaii High School state foot­ball cham­pi­onships have some com­pany at Aloha Sta­dium on Oahu.

Isahc Ulan­day peeled off touch­downs of 65 yards and 37 yards to lead the Kauai Pop Warner Foot­ball League Ju­nior Pee­Wee Hanapepe Colts to a 26-0 win over the Ko­hala Charg­ers of the Big Is­land last Satur­day dur­ing the an­nual Shriners’ and Harold Naumu bowl games at Vid­inha Sta­dium.

Dur­ing the day-long of- fer­ing of foot­ball games, the KPWFL board pre­sented the Kauai Shriners Club with an award of $1,500 rep­re­sent­ing pro­ceeds from the day’s ad­mis­sions.

The vic­tory ad­vances the JPW Colts to the Wescon Re­gional JPW Di­vi­sion II play­off against Wa­ianae on Satur­day at the game which will kick off at 1:30 p.m. at Aloha Sta­dium. The vic­tor of the game will ad­vance to the 2017 Pop Warner Su­per Bowl and Na­tional Cheer & Dance Cham­pi­onships which will con­test on Dis­ney’s Wide World of Sports Com­plex on Dec. 2 in Or­lando, Florida.

Fol­low­ing Ulan­day’s open­ing touch­down of 65 yards, the Colts went to Wes­ley San­ti­ago who peeled off a 22-yard scor­ing scam­per. Con­nor Mul­likin did the point-af­ter boot for a 14-0 mar­gin in the first quar­ter.

Ulan­day added a sec­ond quar­ter score with his 37yard run in the sec­ond quar­ter, and Izah Hen­der­son iced the win with a 25yard run in the third quar­ter.

Ear­lier in the day, the younger di­vi­sion Flag Foot­ball saw the East Flags take a 26-8 win over the West Flags. The older di­vi­sion Flag Foot­ball saw the East and West bat­tle to a 12-12 dead­lock.

Kanoa Naumu scam­pered for 63 yards, and Xae­den Peralta ran in the PAT to give the West Mitey Mites a 7-0 lead at the break. The lead was an­swered in the fourth quar- ter when the East’s Ja­cob Bukoski ran in a 17-yard touch­down and fol­lowed the score with a PAT run for the 7-7 dead­lock at the buzzer.

Jaiden Sams ran for a 40yard touch­down in the open­ing frame, and picked up a safety in the sec­ond quar­ter to give the Koloa Rams JPW an 8-7 bulge in the con­test that fol­lowed the mid­day show­down for the Wescon Re­gion qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

Fol­low­ing Sams’ TD, Ka­paa Ea­gles’ Kahi­apo Kuhaulua-Leong found Shawn Paraga at the end of a 60yard scor­ing pass, Nash Ahloo run­ning in the PAT for the 7-6 go-ahead. Kuhaulua-Leong cra­dled the pigskin for a two-yard charge for the 13-8 lead at the break.

The Ea­gles picked up three touch­downs in the sec­ond half en route to its 32-8 fi­nal over the Rams when Ahloo passed for touch­downs to Eliy­jah Rela­cion (65 yards) and Kaikea Martin (28 yards) in the third quar­ter. Nainoa Sim­mons ran in the fi­nal score for 10 yards with Lili­noe Makepa-An­daya — one of the league’s fe­male play­ers — do­ing the PAT boot.

Mak­enyah Okeiger picked up touch­downs of 18 yards and 26 yards to lead the Kekaha Titans JPW to a 16-0 vic­tory over the Lihue Raiders in the day’s fi­nale. Micah Brun opened the day’s ac­tion with a safety for Kekaha in the open­ing quar­ter, and Jun Whit­more coughed up an­other safety in the sec­ond half for the fi­nal math.

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