Big Weekend Ahead In Central Football
After back-to-back home games, the Trojans will now test their mettle with three straight road games. A preview of Mililani, Leilehua and Waialua weekend games follow.
Mililani at Kapolei, 6:30 p.m. Friday
Mililani enjoyed a season-opener 63-47 win over Saint Louis 10 days ago. Quarterback McKenzie Milton was the catalyst, throwing for 367 yards and four touchdowns, while adding another 204 yards and three scores on the ground. All told, offense netted 729 total yards in the opener.
Can the Trojans keep the momentum going against Kapolei this week? Like Mililani, Kapolei also drew a tough week one assignment, traveling to Kahuku. Kapolei hung tough before losing 33-19. The Hurricanes gained 239 total yards in that game against a solid defense, including 141 on the ground. Look for Kapolei to try to run the clock with its running game against Mililani this week.
Mililani won last year’s game between the schools 35-0.
Leilehua at Waianae, 8 p.m. Friday
Going 6-4 in 2013 was not what Leilehua had in mind. The Mules’ 50-7 drubbing of Kailua at Aloha Stadium was exactly the tone-setting performance they needed.
Offensively, Leilehua rolled up 558 total yards against Kailua. Expect yardage in the run-game to be harder against a Waianae team that held Moanalua to just 1.7 yards a carry in week one.
Waianae won last year’s game between the teams, 39-21.
Waialua v. Kalaheo, 8:30 p.m. Friday at Kailua High
Offense was hard to come by for both teams in week one. The Bulldogs were shut out on the road by Kalani, while Kalaheo was routed 39-6 by host Nanakuli in its 2014 opener. Last weekend, both schools faced additional tests against solid competition, as Kalaheo was to play Kalani, and Waialua was to host defending OIA White runner-up Pearl City.
A win over Kalaheo could figure big in Waialua’s season, as this game marks the Bulldogs’ last true road game until their finale Oct. 10. Waialua won last year 32-0.