Hawaii Prep outlasts Kohala: 10-point fourth quarter propels Ka Makani to 24-14 victory

HPA’s Jordan Hanano fends off two Kohala defenders Saturday afternoon in Kohala. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

Kohala’s Jace Hook sprints past a pair of HPA defenders on a second-quarter kick return. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

Kohala QB Kona Ledward-Mongkeya launches his second touchdown pass of the day against HPA Saturday afternoon. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

HPA’s Jakob Honda outraces a Kohala defender Saturday afternoon. Honda scored once in HPA’s 24-14 victory. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

KAPAAU – At first glance, Saturday’s contest at Kohala High School may have looked like a mismatch. The Cowboys of Kohala were coming off a 29-6 loss against Honokaa; the incoming Ka Makani of Hawaii Prep, meanwhile, were fresh off a 51-0 beatdown of Ka’u.