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Washington erased all self-doubt for Tupuola-Fetui

By Christian Shimabuku on December 20, 2017

Pearl City senior Zion Tupuola-Fetui became one of the first players from Hawaii to take advantage of new rules that allowed him to sign his National Letter of Intent early, putting his commitment to Washington in ink on Wednesday morning. If you were to tell him he would be in this position a year ago, he probably would have laughed. “I wouldn’t believe you,” he said. “Not for a second.” The towering defensive end and outside linebacker, who projects to […]

Chargers’ Tupuola-Fetui commits to Pac-12 school

By Billy Hull on December 9, 2017

Pearl City defensive end/linebacker prospect Zion Tupuola-Fetui has committed to Washington while on his official visit with the Huskies this weekend according to online reports. He later tweeted out his commitment on Twitter. Tupuola-Fetui, who is 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, told Blair Angulo of 247sports that he made his decision because, “the culture that coach Pete (Chris Petersen) has brought to the program and the sense of home and family that I’ve gotten there.” You can read the full story […]

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 […]