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For Warriors, it’s subsequent guy up

Kamehameha Faculties Maui’s Dylan Schnitzer catches a go as Lahainaluna’s Michael Rayray defends all the way through the Warriors’ 19-13 loss to the Lunas on Oct. 14. The second one-seeded Warriors host %-5 in a Department II state event semifinal this night. The Maui Information / MATTHEW THAYER footage

PUKALANI — With some of the ultimate avid gamers within the state out of motion, the Kamehameha Faculties Maui soccer staff is aware of it’s next-man-up time this night at Kanaiaupuni Stadium.

The No. 2-seeded Warriors will face %-5 at 6 p.m. within the First Hawaiian Financial institution/HHSAA Department II semifinals with out College of Hawaii verbal devote Frank Kahoa Abreu, an enormous weapon at vast receiver who has additionally advanced into an efficient defender at linebacker this season.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior continues to be nursing a knee harm that he irritated in a state-clinching 42-14 win over King Kekaulike on Oct. 27, the remaining recreation the 6-1 Warriors performed.

“Any individual’s gotta step up, proper?” Kamehameha Maui trainer Ulima Afoa stated at observe on Thursday. “So, it’s their alternative to step up. It’s only a slight knee (harm).”

When requested if Abreu may go back for the state ultimate on Nov. 25 if the Warriors advance, Afoa stated, “In all probability, yeah.”

For Warriors, it’s subsequent guy up

Kapohai Abreu catches a go all the way through the Warriors’ 42-7 win over Maui Prime on Sept. 29.

Abreu has 26 catches for 463 yards and an MIL-best seven touchdowns this season. Fellow senior Dylan Schnitzer has 29 catches for 533 yards and 6 touchdowns.

“With Frank being out, I believe adore it’s a large accountability for me to step up and be that man at the box,” Schnitzer stated. “And now we have people stepping up for Kahoa and a few other people which might be harm, so it’s a large accountability for me to do my task and be a pace-setter in the market.”

Two different avid gamers — Kaonohi Casco and Kaikea Hueu — have each and every scored 5 touchdowns for the Warriors. Casco has 3 speeding touchdowns, one receiving and one on protection.

Freshman Frank Kapohai Abreu is a freshman and the more youthful brother of the UH devote. Kapohai Abreu has 13 catches for 186 yards and two TDs, either one of which got here within the state-clinching victory.

Schnitzer stated that senior quarterback Makana Kamaka-Brayce has stepped up all season, particularly in recent years. The college’s all-time main passer has thrown for 1,346 yards this season, finishing 92 of 138 passes (66.7 %) for 19 touchdowns and simply 3 interceptions.

For Warriors, it’s subsequent guy up

Warriors defenders gang-tackle King Kekaulike’s Kalelepono Wong all the way through a recreation on Oct. 27.

“He’s been nice, he’s been taking extra, you understand, getting us locked in,” Schnitzer stated. “Other people been seeking to fiddle just a little bit, however we need to keep locked in it doesn’t matter what occurs as a result of regardless of who’s at the different aspect we need to do our factor on offense.”

Schnitzer, who favors basketball as his most probably recreation in school, stated he’s going to pass over catching passes from Kamaka-Brayce, a three-year starter who was once The Maui Information MIL Offensive Participant of the Yr as a sophomore in 2021.

“Yeah, it’s nice, ball’s within the air, ball’s at all times the place it’s intended to be,” Schnitzer stated. “It’s nice simply having that QB on our staff.”

Kamaka-Brayce is aware of that this would be the remaining time he fits up in a recreation at Kanaiaupuni Stadium, together with 18 different seniors at the KSM roster.

“It’s going to be a laugh, it’s going to be a excellent setting,” Kamaka-Brayce stated. “We haven’t performed shortly, so it’s going to really feel excellent coming again.”

For Warriors, it’s subsequent guy up

Kamehameha Maui quarterback Makana Kamaka-Brayce throws on Sept. 15.

Kamaka-Brayce will pass over Frank Abreu — the 2 have hooked up for greater than 2,000 passing yards of their careers.

“We nonetheless have numerous professional guys, we nonetheless have Dylan in the market within the vast,” Kamaka-Brayce stated. “At this level, it’s simply subsequent guy up. We’ve got numerous younger receivers that I feel they’re able for the duty.”

Senior center linebacker Ronin Souza stated the Warriors protection that has allowed simply 55 general issues in seven video games and has 3 shutouts will likely be able for the Wolfpack.

“I feel some of the issues we in point of fact want to do is realize who’s their guys and neutralize the ones guys,” Souza stated. “We’ve been in point of fact being attentive to maximum in their schemes, their runs and I feel after we prevent their run that’ll be the important thing to in point of fact preventing them.”

The sport will likely be simply the 3rd time the Warriors have performed within the remaining seven weeks.

“Oh, I will’t wait to get again at the box,” Souza stated. “3 weeks, we’ve simply been like itching away, simply training, gazing different groups play, supporting them, however I feel it’s time for us to play and display what we’ve been operating on all this time.”

Afoa cautioned somebody taking a look previous %-5 against a conceivable berth within the HHSAA D-II state ultimate — the Warriors made that recreation for the primary time in 2021 and misplaced 61-7 to Kapaa. %-5 received its first state event recreation ever remaining week, 32-7 over Kaimuki, to earn the go back and forth to Pukalani.

“Smartly, they’re a excellent soccer staff, clearly, or they wouldn’t be on this event,” Afoa stated. “Their offense, you’ve were given to forestall the run, you’ve were given to forestall the run. They’ve were given a number of various formations — they’re just a little bit like us, just a little bit like Lahaina(luna).”

Working again Seth Miller has 635 yards and 7 touchdowns this season — he ran 32 instances for 173 yards and 3 TDs within the win over Kaimuki.

“They’ve were given numerous issues going for them,” Afoa stated. “That working again is lovely excellent, so if we will prevent that working again I feel we’ve were given an opportunity.”

* Robert Collias is at [email protected].




Nowadays’s Video games • Semifinals

No. 1 Waimea vs. No. 4 Roosevelt at Hanapepe Stadium, 1 p.m.

No. 3 %-5 at No. 2 Kamehameha Maui, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 25 • Championship

Semifinal winners at Mililani, 4 p.m.


Friday’s Effects • Semifinals

No. 1 Mililani 44, Campbell 7

Kahuku 28, No. 2 Punahou 16

Friday, Nov. 24 • Championship

Mililani vs. Kahuku at Clarence T.C. Ching Advanced, 7 p.m.


Nowadays’s Video games • Semifinals

No. 5 Kapaa at No. 1 Konawaena, 7 p.m.

Farrington at No. 2 Waipahu, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 25 • Championship

Semifinal winners at Mililani, 7 p.m.

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