BIIF Champions: Konawaena outlasts Hilo 13-12 in muddy D-I title game

A muddy Maui Ellis-Noa is all smiles after Hilo’s last-chance field goal fell short. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

Konawaena QB Keoki Alani threw for one touchdown and ran for another in the Wildcats’ 13-12 victory over Hilo Friday night to claim the BIIF D-I Championship. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

KEALAKEKUA - The Wildcats knew it wasn’t going to be pretty.