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CLOSING THE BOOK: Pearl City Chargers

By Billy Hull on October 29, 2018

The Pearl City Chargers fell shot of everyone’s goal of league and state championships, but the class of 2019 can graduate knowing that it left the football program better than it found it. The Chargers put together their third straight winning season and eighth in the last 10 years. Pearl City earned one fewer win than last year despite being worse on both sides of the ball. The Chargers averaged 20.7 points per game after putting up 26.0 last year […]

GAME NIGHT 10/20: Pearl City/Roosevelt

By Christian Shimabuku on October 20, 2018

Roosevelt 23, Pearl City 7, FINAL ———- 7:16: Roosevelt runs out the clock and 23-7 is your final. The Rough Riders clinch a spot in the OIA championship game and Division II state tournament all at once for the first time since 2007. 7:10: Roosevelt makes a goal line stand on Pearl City and gets the ball back with 3:31 left up 23-7. Look for them to run out the clock here. 6:58: Roosevelt is forced into punting again. BUT […]

GAME NIGHT 10/13: Pearl City/Kaimuki

By Billy Hull on October 13, 2018

Kaimuki 12, Pearl City 3 Bulldogs are No. 1 seed in OIA D-II playoffs. ———- at Skippa Diaz Stadium Pearl City (6-4, 5-2) 3 0 0 0 — 3 Kaimuki (7-2, 7-0) 6 0 0 6 — 12 PC—FG Kyle Hyun 30 Kaim—Jonah Stephens 89 fumble return (kick failed) Kaim—Naomas Asuega-Fualaau 14 run (run failed) RUSHING—Pearl City: Tex Kang 5-8, Shayden McMoore 2-4, Pookela Moses-Espanto 2-3, Christian Tielu 8-1, Makana Canyon 5-(minus 25). Kaimuki: Asuega-Fualaau 19-86, Stephens 9-81, Kaulana Kaluna […]

Q&A: Pearl City coach Robin Kami

By Paul Honda on October 11, 2018

Now into his sixth year as head coach, Robin Kami has earned a reputation for efficiency. Pearl City has qualified for the post-season in each of his six seasons, including this fall. Entering their showdown with Kaimuki on Saturday, the Chargers have clinched third place and could create a big purple mess with a win. Pearl City is 5-1, and would be in a three-way tie with Kaimuki and Roosevelt with a victory over a talented Kaimuki squad that is […]

Roosevelt matches best 9-game start since 1992

By Jeremy Nitta on October 6, 2018

Entering their game Friday night with Roosevelt, the Pearl City Chargers were in control of their own destiny. With a win, they would remain atop of the OIA Division II standings, and tighten their grip on the No. 1 seed in the league playoffs. Instead, Roosevelt came in and handed Pearl City a humbling 49-14 beatdown. In the process, the Rough Riders now jump ahead of the Chargers in the standings, dropping Pearl City to third behind undefeated Kaimuki, which […]

GAME NIGHT 10/5: Roosevelt/Pearl City

By Jeremy Nitta on October 5, 2018

Roosevelt 49, Pearl City 14, F Final from Pearl City: Roosevelt wins 49-14. The win knocks Pearl City from the ranks of the unbeaten. — Pearl City quarterback Christian Tielu is down on the turf after taking a big shot as he released the ball. He’s being attended to, and now is able to walk off under his own power. — Sky Ogata opens the final quarter with a bang, ripping off an 83-yard touchdown run. — That’s the end […]

Chargers cut it loose with Canyon at QB

By Billy Hull on September 14, 2018

Through five games this season, Pearl City was almost perfectly balanced on offense. The Chargers had attempted 107 passes and rushed the ball 110 times. But that balance went out the window with the wind at their back on Friday night at Alex Kane Stadium. Pearl City coach Robin Kami called 14 straight passes to start the game and quarterback Makana Canyon took advantage of it throwing five touchdown passes in a 47-6 win over Kalaheo in an OIA Division […]

GAME NIGHT 9/14: Kalaheo/Pearl City

By Billy Hull on September 14, 2018

Pearl City 47, Kalaheo 6 BOX SCORE at Kailua H.S. field Pearl City (4-2, 4-0) 20 12 0 15 — 47 Kalaheo (2-4, 2-2) 0 0 6 0 — 6 PC—Thomas King 50 pass from Makana Canyon (kick blocked) PC—Stanton Hong 22 pass from Canyon (King kick) PC—King 11 pass from Canyon (King kick) PC—Micah Quillopo-Jamile 1 pass from Christian Tielu (kick failed) PC—Quillopo-Jamile 7 pass from Canyon (kick failed) Kalh—Jordan Neufeldt 19 pass from Noa Lapera (kick failed) PC—Po’okela […]