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Baldwin’s late score surprises Farrington in state football

Keelan Ewaliko scored on a 33-yard run with less than a minute to play to lift No. 6 Baldwin past No. 2-ranked Farrington 28-24 in the first round of the First Hawaiian Bank Division I state football championships Friday at War Memorial Stadium on Maui.

Ewaliko rushed for 112 yards and three scores and passed for 109 yards and another touchdown.

Tyler Taumua rushed for 157 yards and four touchdowns for the Governors (10-2), who just two weeks ago were ranked No. 1 and now see their season come to an end.

Baldwin (9-1) will play Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion Punahou (10-2) next Friday at Aloha Stadium at 4 p.m.

After Taumua’s 4-yard score put Farrington up 6-0, Baldwin countered with two scores — Ewaliko’s 17-yard run and a 12-yard pass from Ewaliko to Kaiana Camvel — for a 14-6 halftime lead.

Two Taumua TD runs put Farrington up 18-14. But Ewaliko’s 1-yard run put Baldwin back up 21-18. Taumua’s fourth score made it 24-21 in the fourth period before Baldwin rallied.

Toma Barrett had seven catches for 111 yards for Farrington.

In the other state football quarterfinal game Friday, Leilehua blew to a 22-0 lead before holding on for a 35-24 victory over host Kealakehe.

Leilehua will play Kahuku Friday in a semifinal.

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