GAME NIGHT 8/26: Kalaheo/Pearl City

Kalaheo players ran through drills at practice in early-August. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.
Kalaheo players ran through drills at practice in early-August. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.

Five games on Oahu Friday night are highlighted by the showdown up North between the top two ranked teams in the OIA.

The only OIA D-II game is happening at Kailua as Kalaheo faces league-leading Pearl City. The Mustangs would take over first place in the league with a win over the Chargers. Live updates of the 7:30 p.m. kickoff to follow below:

Pearl City 43, Kalaheo 8, FINAL


9:29 p.m.: Kalaheo finally gets on the board as QB Mark Lehrner scrambles for a 10-yard TD run. Tristan Thulin-Marsh catches the 2-point conversion pass from Lehrner and it’s 43-8.

9:05 p.m.: Andre Carter 20-yard TD run for the Chargers. 43-0.

8:46 p.m.: Freitas adds a 3-yard TD run and Chargers lead 37-0 at halftime.

8:30 p.m.: Charles Freitas 17-yard TD run. Pearl City 30, Kalaheo 0, 5:33, Q2.

8:13 p.m.: Chargers lead 23-0 when Simon connects on a 38-yard pass to Isaiah Asinsin. Khan makes PAT with 44 seconds left in first quarter. Kasey Kikuyama‘s interception with 58 seconds left gave the Chargers the ball back.

7:58 p.m.: Safety makes it 16-0.

7:54 p.m.: Chargers extend lead to 14-0 when Calvin Mock hauls in a 27-yard pass from Kekainalu Simon. Khan makes PAT with 7:43 left in first.

7:49 p.m.: Paulsson Solomon recovered a blocked punt to give Pearl City a 6-0 lead with 10:21 in the first quarter. Zameer Khan PAT makes it 7-0


Series history: Kalaheo leads the all-time series 11-10 but Pearl City has won the last five meetings and has shut out the Mustangs the last two games. Tommy Capllonch‘s 135 passing yards against the Chargers last season broke a string of six consecutive games the Mustangs failed to throw for at least 100 yards against Pearl City. Jonathan Dew rushed for 292 yards against Pearl City in 2009, but the Mustangs’ leading rusher has been held to 7 yards or less in the last two meetings. Cyrus Coen, who went on to play linebacker at Washington State, is the last Charger to top 100 yards rushing against Kalaheo (106 in 2009). Tanner Tokunaga‘s 116 receiving yards in a 2012 win is the only time a Pearl City player had at least 100 yards receiving against Kalaheo.


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