MHS Sports Roundup
By Maria Angst, Community Reporter
On Sept. 2, Molokai High School (MHS) Football opened the season with a home game vs. Seabury.
In the first quarter of the game, Seabury took an early lead with a score of 8-0, thanks to Elima Dagan’s impressive 50-yard touchdown run, followed by a successful 2-point conversion. Molokai quickly responded, tying the game at 8-8 with Christian Nip’s 11-yard touchdown run, also followed by a successful 2-point conversion.
Molokai then took the lead with David Kalilikane’s 10-yard touchdown run, bringing the score to 16-8. Another Molokai touchdown increased the lead to 22-8.
In the second quarter, Molokai continued their strong performance with Kalilikane scoring two more touchdowns, first with an 8-yard run and then with a 42-yard run, bringing the score to 37-8 in favor of Molokai.
Moving into the third quarter, Molokai extended their lead even further with Kahakoi Lopez’s 12-yard run, followed by a successful kick, bringing the score to 44-8.
In the fourth quarter, Seabury managed to score a touchdown, bringing their total points to 14 but Molokai responded swiftly, extending their lead to 50-14 with a 17-yard touchdown run by Kobra Carriaga-Abafo.
Seabury continued to fight back to narrow the gap, but in the end, Molokai secured the win with a score of 50-22. Their next home game will be on Sept. 16 against Wailua’s 11-man team.
The Molokai Cross Country team also competed on Sept. 2 at Kahului Community Center. Head Coach Mahina Hou Ross liked what he saw from his Farmer runners at the start of the season.
As a team, the Molokai boys placed sixth with a score of 140. Top finishers for Molokai included Jericho Adolpho with a time of 21:02.4 and Sonny Dunham with a time of 21:55.3.
For the Girls Cross Country team, top finishers included Sonni Han with a time of 35:09.2 and Ara Puaa with a time of 36:00.3.
MHS Girls Volleyball was likewise in action with a game against Hana last Friday, Sept 8. The Molokai girls continued their undefeated season beating the Dragons in five sets and improving to 3-0 on the year so far.