The Leilehua Mules could have rested key players in an interleague game with ‘Iolani that would have no bearing on the OIA Division I standings.
Instead, No. 8 Leilehua spoiled ‘Iolani’s plan to run the table and win the ILH D-I title outright. The Mules hung on to edge the Raiders 28-25 thriller at Aloha Stadium on Saturday night. Leilehua played some of its best football of the year in what could be a state-tournament rematch down the road — if both teams can make it out of their respective league playoffs.
Mules coach Mark Kurisu talked after the win over ‘Iolani about his team’s preparation and maturity.