GAME NIGHT 9/22: Waipahu/Pearl City

Waipahu quarterback Braden Amorozo has engineered a 10-0 record for the OIA D-II champion Marauders this season. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.

First place is on the line in Division II as the Chargers can clinch the league title with a win over the Marauders.

Top performances in series:
Waipahu passing vs. Pearl City: Danny Kapea with 307 yards in 1982
Waipahu rushing vs. Pearl City: Keo Palimoo with 191 yards in 2007
Waipahu receiving vs. Pearl City: Jonathan Cordeiro with 169 yards in 2003
Pearl City passing vs. Waipahu: Kaimi Paredes with 229 yards in 2011
Pearl City rushing vs. Waipahu: Anthony Canyon with 198 yards in 1975
Pearl City receiving vs. Waipahu: Skye Kaapuni with 157 yards in 2008

PEARL CITY CHARGERS (5-1, 5-1 OIA D-II)
Head coach: Robin Kami
Chargers roster

VS.

WAIPAHU MARAUDERS (5-0, 4-0)
Head coach: Bryson Carvalho
Marauders roster

Waipahu 37, Pearl City 6, Q4, Final

Waipahu 37, Pearl City 6, Q4, 1:28

Third and long, draw to Failauga and he breaks it down the left sideline for a 53-yard TD.

Waipahu 30, Pearl City 6, Q4, 5:27

Amorozo to Ezekial-Kai Kapanui-Reyes for a 20-yard TD pass. Pearl City kept bringing heat, getting a sack by Tupuola-Fetui, and Jeremiah Taamu-Perifanos almost sacked Amorozo, too.

Waipahu 23, Pearl City 6, Q4, 11:50

After Asinsin is sacked, Shayn Bondaug enters at QB. First pass is picked off over the middle by Tulafale Fiva, who returns the ball 7 yards to the Pearl City 22. Two plays later, on the first play of the fourth quarter, Failauga scores from the 3. He now has 149 rushing yards on 16 carries. PAT, Failauga runs up the middle for 2 points.

Waipahu 15, Pearl City 6, Q3, 2:31

After the safety, the Marauders take over at their 35. They pound away with Failauga as a hammer and he scores on a 17-yard blast.

Waipahu 9, Pearl City 6, Q3, 3:29

Marauders drive and miss a 29-yard FG by Amorozo, ball blocked by RJ Kami. Pearl City takes possession at its 5. Two plays later, from the end zone, Asinsin throws a lateral pass to the sideline, but he misses the mark and the ball goes out of the end zone for a safety.

Waipahu 7, Pearl City 6, Q3, 6:48

The Chargers get on the scoreboard with a 48-yard drive in five plays. Asinsin escapes from at least three tacklers in the backfield, runs all the way to the right hashmarks and finds Quillopo-Jamile in the right corner of the end zone for a miraculous 17-yard TD pass. The PAT is a run, doesn’t fool Waipahu at all, stuffed.

Waipahu drives to its 48, stalls, punt.

Pearl City three and out, punt, and it’s another 50-yarder by Tupuola-Fetui, downed at the Waipahu 31.

Waipahu 7, Pearl City 0, Q3, 11:18

Ezekial-Kai Kapanui-Reyes with a 47-yard kick return to start the second half. Amorozo with a 12-yard toss to Thomas King in the same zone where a LB had blitzed from. Then a 24-yard catch and run for a TD by King. Amorozo barely eluded a sack after dropping a low shotgun sack. Heady play and the Chargers are in the lead.

Waipahu 0, Pearl City 0, Q1, Halftime

HALFTIME
Boxscore
At Masa Yonamine Athletic Complex
Pearl City (5-1, 5-1) 0 0 x x — xx
Waipahu (5-0, 4-0) 0 0 x x — xx

JV—Waipahu 38, Pearl City 7.

RUSHING—
PC:
Makoa Cooper 5-18,
Isaiah Asinsin 4-(-1),
Josiah Keliihoomalu-Abregano 1-2,
Treven Alvarado 2-(-2),
Andre Carter 1-1,

Waipahu:
Braden Amorozo 2-(-5),
Alfred Failauga 7-45,
Deacon Kapea 1-(-2),
Isaac Yamashita 1-(-5),

PASSING—
PC:
Asinsin 6-13-0-36,
Zion Tupuola-Fetui 1-2-0-44.

Waipahu:
Amorozo 11-25-1-118,

RECEIVING—
PC:
Chase Cudimat 3-13,
Micah Quillopo-Jamile 1-4,
Alvarado 1-8,
Cooper 1-11,
Thomas King 1-44,

Waipahu:
Branson Jay Reyes 1-11,
Alika Ahsing 3-23,
Ezekial-Kai Kapanui-Reyes 3-37,
Saxon Tote 1-22,
Matthew Fiesta 1-12,
Zeondre Benjamin 1-19,
Failauga 1-(-5),

Final possession of the first half and it’s DE Zion Tupuola-Fetui, who has played an excellent half defensively, providing two exciting plays. He lines up at WR, takes a long lateral pass, and his downfield pass is deflected. Final play, he lines up at QB, heaves a Hail Mary that is pulled down by Thomas King at the 1-yard line, a 44-yard gain that’s just short of a TD. That was so close. OK, we all know what this guy can do with a football now. He’s being recruited for defense, though.

More penalties, more punts. Punt by Waipahu’s Saxon Tote is downed at the PC 3. Next play is a dive, almost a safety. RB Andre Carter eludes two tacklers and squirts through over the goal line. We’re scraping for highlights here.

Pearl City gets help on another Waipahu penalty (targeting), but then goes backwards on a couple of penalties. There has been more penalty yardage than total offense yardage by these two teams so far. Pearl City’s punt by by Zion Tupuola-Fetui bounces and bounces, 59 yards to the Waipahu 28.

FIRST QUARTER ENDS
Waipahu’s offense comes to life late in the first quarter, but penalties are killing the Marauders. Two illegal man downfield calls in this quarter. They have NINE flags for 69 yards already. Punt downed at the PC 4.

Another punt by PC, then an interception thrown by Waipahu QB Braden Amorozo deep down the right sideline. Pick by Kody Kikuyama. But the Chargers punt again.

Both teams struggling offensively with drops, dealing with stingy run defenses. Two punts for each side so far.

Waipahu 0, Pearl City 0, Q1, 12:00

Pearl City receiving the kickoff, facing Farrington Hwy. Penalty on Waipahu, rekick. Touchback. Woh.

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