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HAWAII GROWN: Ta’amu throws for 368 yards in loss

By Nick Abramo on October 28, 2017

Jordan Ta’amu completed 20 of 30 passes for 368 yards in his debut as the Ole Miss starting quarterback Saturday. Ta’amu, a 2015 Pearl City graduate, did not have a touchdown pass and he threw one interception in a 38-37 SEC loss to Arkansas. Ta’amu also rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns. The Razorbacks’ Connor Limpert kicked a 34-yard field goal with four seconds left to deny the Rebels and finish off a comeback from a 24-point deficit. Ta’amu, […]

GAME NIGHT 10/26: Pearl City/Waipahu

By Hawaii Prep World on October 26, 2017

The OIA Division II championship is up for grabs tonight at Aloha Stadium as undefeated Waipahu, ranked No. 9 in the state this week by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, faces a Pearl City team it beat 37-6 earlier this season. That game was tied 0-0 at halftime. The Marauders lead the series 20-9 in the modern era (since 1973) of high school football. Waipahu eliminated Pearl City in the OIA D-II semifinals last year before losing to Waialua in the final. […]

Q&A: Pearl City football coach Robin Kami

By Paul Honda on October 26, 2017

Year after year, the Pearl City Chargers play some of the most consistently successful football in the state. Much of that rooted in the expectations of Robin Kami and his staff. As the Chargers (7-2) prepared for their OIA Division II championship game with Waipahu (9-0) — kickoff at Aloha Stadium today is 6 p.m. — it was all about fundamentals. Coach Kami chatted with Hawaii Prep World on Wednesday. Robin Kami Pearl City football Q&A HPW: A year ago, […]

HAWAII GROWN: QB Taamu to start for Ole Miss

By Nick Abramo on October 23, 2017

Jordan Taamu, the former Pearl City star quarterback, stepped into the role of the Ole Miss starting quarterback after Shea Patterson went down with an injury in a 40-24 loss to LSU on Saturday, according to news sources, including the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. Patterson, a sophomore, tore ligaments in his knee. He leads the SEC in passing yards with 2,259. Taamu, a 6-foot-2, 212-pound junior who graduated from Pearl City in 2015, has gone 7-for-11 for 78 yards and has rushed […]

Washington, Cal hold slight lead for Tupuola-Fetui

By Hawaii Prep World on October 17, 2017

Pearl City senior defensive end Zion Tupuola-Fetui has had quite the year. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound college prospect has received eight scholarship offers since the calendar turned. He’s also played a big role in getting the Chargers to the OIA Division II final against Waipahu a week from Thursday at Aloha Stadium. He was the feature in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser, which you can read here. Among the highlights in the story is that his high school coach, Robin Kami, believes he […]

Defense powers Pearl City to title game

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 14, 2017

A bye to close the regular-season schedule gave Pearl City two weeks to prepare for Friday’s playoff matchup with Kaimuki. After pulling out a 7-0 defensive duel, the Chargers have another 12 days to devise a game plan before facing an explosive Waipahu attack with the OIA Division II championship at stake. The Chargers allowed 193 yards in Friday’s semifinal duel with Kaimuki, but protected the last 7 to secure its fifth shutout of the season and continue its pursuit […]

GAME NIGHT 10/13: Kaimuki/Pearl City

By Hawaii Prep World on October 13, 2017

Pearl City gets to play this game at home after beating the Bulldogs 17-15 in the regular season. The winner advances to the OIA Division II title game on Thursday, Oct. 26, at Aloha Stadium. The Bulldogs have been to the playoffs all three years under current coach David Tautofi. Pearl City is in the playoffs for the second straight season. Top performances in the series: Kaimuki passing vs. Pearl City: Tatasi Lauofo with 271 yards in 1993 Kaimuki rushing […]

GAME NIGHT 9/29: Pearl City/McKinley

By Hawaii Prep World on September 29, 2017

Pearl City looks to bounce back from its first OIA loss of the season when it hosts McKinley. Top performances in series McKinley passing vs. Pearl City: Alex Ironside with 239 yards in 2011 McKinley rushing vs. Pearl City: Frank Steffany with 126 yards in 2016 McKinley receiving vs. Pearl City: Frank Toole with 94 yards in 1983 Pearl City passing vs. McKinley: Kaimi Paredes with 303 yards in 2011 Pearl City rushing vs. McKinley: Cyrus Coen with 118 yards […]