Baldwin Routs Warriors 42-19 for Third Straight MIL Victory
By Rodney S. Yap
The Baldwin High School football team won its third straight game Friday, routing Kamehameha Maui 42-19 at Kanaiaupuni Stadium.
Baldwin’s Kamaki Gouveia rushed for a career-high 148 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and he also returned an onside kick for a score.
The Bears put the mercy-rule running clock into effect with touchdowns on back-to-back second-half possessions. The first, on a 34-yard run by Gouveia and the second, on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Chayce Akaka to La’akea Kahoohanohano-Davis.
The Bears improved to 5-1 overall in Maui Interscholastic League play and 2-0 in the second round. The win sets up a second-round MIL Division I crown matchup with Maui High on Saturday, Sept. 17, at War Memorial Stadium, beginning at 7 p.m.
The Sabers beat the Bears 3-0 in their first-round meeting.
Kamehameha Maui (3-4, 1-2) won the first-round MIL D-II title.
The Warriors managed to turned off the running clock with a 10-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Kainoa Sanchez to Kamuela Kaniaupio with 10 seconds left in the third quarter.
Sanchez threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Kealaula Keliikoa with 4:47 to play, but Gouveia then returned the ensuing onside kickoff 55 yards for a touchdown.
The final score of the night was a 12-yard throw from Sanchez to Maikaike English with 2:52 left. Sanchez finished with a career-high 329 passing yards, and English had 11 receptions for 158 yards.
Kamehameha coach Cody Nakamura was ejected by rule with 9:47 left in the fourth quarter after a third unsportsmanlike conduct penalty was called on the Warriors’ bench.
The Warriors had 278 yards in the second half after being limited to 72 in the first half.
Friday’s MIL Scoring Summary
BEARS 42, WARRIORS 19
At Kanaiaupuni Stadium
Baldwin 14 7 14 7—42
KS Maui 0 0 7 12—19
BH—Kamaki Gouveia 27 run (Kelii Kaiama kick), 11:05.
BH—Chayce Akaka 45 run (Kaiama kick), 3:42.
BH—Taje Akaka 17 pass from Chayce Akaka (Kaiama kick), 11:33.
BH—Kamaki Gouveia 34 run (Kaiama kick), 9:50.
BH—Laakea Kahoohanohano-Davis 17 pass from Chayce Akaka (Kaiama kick), 5:43.
KS—Kamuela Kaniaupio 7 pass from Kainoa Sanchez (Kealaula Keliikoa kick), 0:10.
KS—Keliikoa 4 pass from Sanchez (kick failed), 4:47.
BH—Kamaki Gouveia 55 kickoff return (Kaiama kick), 4:39.
KS—Maikaike English 12 pass from Sanchez (pass failed), 2:52.
* Note—All individual and team statistics complied by Rob Collias of The Maui News.