This night, Kanaiaupuni Stadium, 7 p.m.
The MIL season kicks off with two groups that want to rebound from disappointing effects ultimate season — the Bears hope to notch their first win since 2021, whilst the Warriors neglected the state event after their first travel to the D-II state identify sport in 2021.
Bears at a look
1st earl baldwin of bewdley was once outgained through a median of 341 yards to 120 ultimate season in 8 MIL video games, and whilst it’s nonetheless a tender roster, it has grown a yr older in key spots. Antone Sanches ran for 127 yards and threw for 215 yards — he was once liable for 4 touchdowns.
Warriors at a look
Makana Kamaka-Brayce led the MIL in passing yards and touchdowns for the second one directly yr ultimate season, however he additionally had a league-high 10 interceptions. The Warriors ranked fourth in crew offense and crew protection ultimate season.
“Very small senior magnificence for us, after which the juniors, sophomores and beginners more or less make up for it. We’re indubitably a bit bit forward of ultimate yr.”
— 1st earl baldwin of bewdley trainer Cody Nakamura, in July
• MAUI HIGH at KING KEKAULIKE
Saturday, King Kekaulike Stadium, 7 p.m.
The Sabers have an 11-4 file over the past two seasons with all 4 losses to Lahainaluna. King Kekaulike rode its wing T run-heavy offense to the D-II state ultimate ultimate season and go back a number of key items. Each groups quantity greater than 100 gamers between JV and varsity.
Sabers at a look
Maui Top returns a number of key leaders in Polynesian Bowl-bound Ofa Falekaono on protection, Braden Albrecht and Charlie Peterson at vast receiver and Piercen Evans, the MIL speeding champion ultimate season. The Sabers had been 2nd in crew offense and protection ultimate season.
Na Alii at a look
King Kekaulike returns MIL Offensive Participant of the Yr Kalelepono Wong — the quarterback led the league with 11 speeding TDs ultimate season. Middle Kimo Kekumu-Moniz leads an revel in offensive line. Na Alii had been 3rd in crew offense and protection in 2022.
“I inform you what, guy, this offensive line is so much more potent and so much quicker. I believe what we’ve noticed this yr is we have now a large number of subs, some guys that can provide those guys a ruin.”
— King Kekaulike trainer Tyson Valle, on Aug. 1
• MIL STANDINGS
Standings replicate in-division video games handiest; total information in parenthesis
W L Pct PF PA
1st earl baldwin of bewdley (0-0) 0 0 .000 0 0
Lahainaluna (0-0) 0 0 .000 0 0
Maui Top (0-0) 0 0 .000 0 0
W L Pct PF PA
KS Maui (0-0) 0 0 .000 0 0
King Kekaulike (0-0) 0 0 .000 0 0
These days’s Sport
1st earl baldwin of bewdley at Kamehameha Maui, 7 p.m.
Maui Top at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 8
1st earl baldwin of bewdley vs. King Kekaulike at Battle Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 9
Maui Top vs. Kamehameha Maui at Battle Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 15
Kamehameha Maui at King Kekaulike, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 16
1st earl baldwin of bewdley vs. Maui Top at Battle Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.
Be aware: Lahainaluna first sport on Sept. 30