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Pearl City’s Josh Gleason rises to challenge at Poly Bowl Combine

By Paul Honda on July 14, 2021

Josh Gleason is quietly relentless. The Pearl City pass catcher made play after play, earning co-MVP honors at the Polynesian Bowl Combine on Saturday. The selections were made by the position coaches, the top five receivers out of a field of more than 50. “I like the fact that he was stepping up to the plate,” receivers coach Samson Anguay said. “Our Pearl City coaches do a great job. Josh is very deceiving, a tall kid with speed, but you […]

ON THIS DATE: Halftime speech by Joe Francis wakes Pearl City

By Jerry Campany on September 18, 2020

On this date in 1976, Anthony Canyon scored two touchdowns and led Pearl City to a 14-13 upset of Kailua. Canyon and the Chargers, who didn’t have a single boy weighing more than 200 pounds, were late to the party. Pearl City was manhandled by the bigger Surfriders in the first half and only advanced the ball past the 50-yard line once. When coach Joe Francis led them into halftime, they only trailed by a single score. When Francis hit […]

ON THIS DATE: Halftime speech by Joe Francis wakes Pearl City

By Jerry Campany on September 18, 2020

On this date in 1976, Anthony Canyon scored two touchdowns and led Pearl City to a 14-13 upset of Kailua. Canyon and the Chargers, who didn’t have a single boy weighing more than 200 pounds, were late to the party. Pearl City was manhandled by the bigger Surfriders in the first half and only advanced the ball past the 50-yard line once. When coach Joe Francis led them into halftime, they only trailed by a single score. When Francis hit […]


CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Pearl City Chargers

By Jerry Campany on October 23, 2019

2019 TEAM RECORD >> 3-7 overall, 3-5 OIA Division II HEAD COACH >> Robin Kami is the winningest coach in school history with a 40-31 record in seven seasons. KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> WR Isaiah Cruz-Ameperosa, 5-5, 140, Jr.; WR Joshua Gleason, 5-11, 140, Jr.; DB Bishop Foumai, 5-6, 130, Fr.; DL Tristen Mckinney, 5-9, 180, Jr. PEARL CITY THROUGH THE YEARS: 1973-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 1993 Castle The Pearl City Chargers began the season expecting to breeze to coach […]

GAME NIGHT 10/12: Waialua/Pearl City

By Noelle Kakimoto on October 12, 2019

Waialua 26, Pearl City 29 BOX SCORE Waialua (5-5, 4-4) 13 0 7 3 OT: 3— 26 Pearl City (3-7, 3-5) 7 6 7 3 OT: 6— 29 Waialua— Kai Hoekstra 27 pass from Kyler Dicion (extra point failed) Pearl City— Kainuma Maddox 34 pass from Makana Canyon (Landon Chang kick) Waialua— Storm Quilinderino 69 pass from Dicion (Kayde Mahuka kick) Pearl City— Juan Vargas 4 pass from Canyon (extra point failed) Waialua— Justyce Lacar 16 pass from Dicion (Mahuka […]

GAME NIGHT 10/5: Pearl City/Pac-Five

By Paul Honda on October 5, 2019

Pac-Five 28, Pearl City 21 BOX SCORE At Aloha Stadium Pearl City (2-7, 2-5 OIA D-II) 7 7 7 0 — 21 Pac-Five (5-3, 5-3 ILH D-II) 0 7 7 14 — 28 PC—Joshua Gleason 21 pass from Isaiah Cruz-Ameperosa (Landon Chang kick) PC—Ali‘i Gaspar 52 run (Landon Chang kick) P5—Kaala Tam 18 pass from Chase Hedani (Giovanni Rufino kick) PC—Gabriel Parrish 82 fumble return (Landon Chang kick) P5—Ian Canute 10 pass from Hedani (Giovanni Rufino kick) P5—Canute 78 pass […]

GAME NIGHT 9/20: Pearl City/Kalani

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 20, 2019

Kalani 17, Pearl City 6, FINAL  Pearl City fumbles on first down. Kalani recovers at the 21. Falcons take a knee to end the game. Kalani runs three times, Pearl City uses two timeouts, Falcons punt, touchback. :46.9 Q4. Tobosa back in at QB for Pearl City. He completes three straight throws to Joshua Gleason to move to the Kalani 25. Facemask pushes Pearl City back and Tobosa is sacked for a loss of 12 on fourth down. Kalani ball […]

Pearl City sets 2 school records with another coming soon

By Nick Abramo on September 17, 2019

Right about the time that the lights were going out at Aloha Stadium during Saint Louis’ 28-0 victory over Kahuku, there were some records being set in far away Nanakuli on Saturday night. Two Pearl City Chargers achieved school records during a 35-34 overtime loss to Nanakuli in a rugged, hard-hitting Division II showdown. Quarterback Makana Canyon threw for 372 yards and Isaiah Cruz-Ameperosa compiled 202 yards receiving — now the high-water marks all-time for the Chargers. “Both had a […]