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 THE ROUGHRIDERS FAKE THE PUNT AND MYKA KUKAHIWA TAKES IT 59 YARDS TO THE HOUSE. Roosevelt fakes another PAT but doesn’t get in this time, but the lead is 23-7 with 6:13 to go.
6:54: PC quarterback Makana Canyon is PICKED OFF by Isaac Kaleikau on the Roosevelt 22 with 8:50 left.
6:49: TOUCHDOWN ROUGH RIDERS. Ogata does it again, this time keeping it for a 25-yard score. They fake the extra point when Brandon Teixiera pulls the hold, rolls out and throws it to Tamaki Iijima to stretch the lead to 17-7 with 10:30 to go.
6:46: Pearl City FUMBLES, and Roosevelt’s Marcus Hee jumps on it at the Pearl City 32 with 11:24 left in the fourth.
6:43: We’re through three here and we have a close one with the home team up 9-7 on the visiting Chargers. Pearl City faces third-and-long to start the fourth.
6:41: Roosevelt picks up a quick first down but can’t pick up another and punts. Pearl City starts from its own 19 with 1:01 left in the third.
6:35: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Micah Quillopo-Jamile finds a wide open Justin Pfau for a 21-yard touchdown. Kyle Hyun‘s PAT is through and we have a good one brewing here. Roosevelt still leads 9-7 with 3:36 left in the third.
6:33: The Chargers get the ball right back after forcing a Roosevelt three-and-out. The Chargers have prime field position at the Roosevelt 23 after a shanked punt with 4:28 to go in the third.
6:30: Pearl City picks up a first down but has to punt again. King with another nice punt to pin Roosevelt on its own 5 with 5:57 left in the third quarter.
6:19: TOUCHDOWN ROOSEVELT. Sky Ogata shows off his impressive wheels (especially for a quarterback) on a 79-yard rush to the end zone. The PAT is blocked, but a 9-0 lead for the Rough Riders feels huge here with the way their defense is playing. 11:10 left in the third.
6:17: Roosevelt starts from its own 18 after receiving the second half kickoff.
6:01: Facing third-and-long, Pearl City just takes a knee and just like that, the first half is already done. Roosevelt leads 3-0.
5:58: Mason Morishige kicks a 28-yard field goal to break the scoreless tie as Roosevelt takes a 3-0 lead over Pearl City with 1:24 to go in the second quarter. This first half is flying by.
5:54: A Gabriel Parrish interception for Pearl City is called back by a roughing the passer call. The Rough Riders are now on the Pearl City 13.
5:47: The defensive struggle between the two teams continues with a Pearl City three-and-out. Roosevelt looks to end the scoreless tie, starting from its own 25 with 8:09 to go in the first half.
5:44: The Rough Riders successfully get out of their own end zone but can’t pick up another first down. The Chargers start their next drive from their own 36 with 9:10 left in the second quarter.
5:39: The first quarter ends scoreless. Roosevelt faces second-and-11 from the shadow of its own goal line to start the second.
5:37: The Chargers string together a couple of first downs but are forced to punt. Thomas King with a really nice punt to put Roosevelt on its own 1 with 25 seconds left in the first.
5:30: The Rough Riders put a drive together, but turn it over on downs at the PC 30 with 5:03 left in the first.
5:22: The Roosevelt defense came to play, forcing a Pearl City three-and-out. The Rough Riders will start from their own 20 with 10:09 left in the first quarter after a touchback.
5:19: The Chargers will start from their own 31 after the kickoff.
5:18: Pearl City will receive to start the game. Here we go.
5:15 p.m.: We’re set for an early kickoff in a couple of minutes as the JV game before ended early, a 20-0 win for Kaiser over Roosevelt.