GAME NIGHT 9/14: Pearl City/Nanakuli

Nanakuli 35, Pearl City 34, FINAL

10:05: Game over.


>> Crawford scores on an 8-yard run for Nanakuli, 35-28. Kekoa Bright kicks the extra point.

>> Gleason scores on a 9-yard pass from Canyon. But a Canyon pass to Gleason in the front corner of the end zone falls incomplete.


9:51: Regulation time ends.

9:48: Canyon is hit while trying to throw and his wobbler goes into the hands of the Golden Hawks’ Deuce Yin. He returns the ball 35 yards to the Nanakuli 48. 0:09 left in fourth quarter.

9:46: Gleason catches an apparent winning TD pass from Canyon, but it’s called back by a holding call. Gleason still gets 18 yards to the Nanakuli 11 with 23 seconds left in fourth quarter.

9:42: On the Golden Hawks’ next possession, Pearl City’s Bishop Faomai intercepts a pass. Chargers’ ball at the Nanakuli 33. 0:45 left in fourth quarter.

9:36: The Chargers strike. After a 54-yard pass to Cruz-Ameperosa sets up a 10-yard Canyon TD pass to Joshua Gleason. Canyon then finds Juan Vargas for the 2-point conversion. NANAKULI 28, PEARL CITY 28, 1:33 left in fourth quarter.

9:30: From the 10, Crawford keeps it up the middle and moves the pile and moves the pile some more on a play that takes about 10 seconds. He pushes his way into the end zone for a 10-yard TD. Crawford then runs home the 2-point conversion. NANAKULI 28, PEARL CITY 20, 2:03 left in fourth quarter.

9:26: A Crawford 21-yard run and a Josh Mahuka 17-yard gain pushes the ball to the Pearl City 25. 3:14 left in fourth quarter.

9:19: Pass interference against Nanakuli pushes the ball to the Golden Hawks’ 20. But the Chargers lose ground on two penalties and an 18-yard tackle for loss by the Golden Hawks Cameron Vaivai. The Chargers will be punting.

9:17: Canyon hits Preston Hong with a 32-yard pass to the Nanakuli 38.

9:16: The Pearl City defense holds, giving its offense the ball at its 29.

9:13 9:02: The Golden Hawks take over at the 30. After a quick first down, Crawford goes up the middle for 18 yards to the Pearl City 35.

8:58: On the next play, Canyon scores on a 4-yard keeper. The extra point try by Chang is no good. NANAKULI 20, PEARL CITY 20, 11:08 left in fourth quarter.

8:56: A facemask penalty on Nanakuli and a 16-yard pass from Canyon to Kainuma Maddox moves the ball to the Golden Hawks’ 4.


8:54: Third quarter ends.

8:52: Canyon throws a long one to Cruz-Ameperosa. The play covers 33 yards. Then Canyon finds Gleason for a 21-yard gain. Pearl City ball at the Nanakuli 38.

8:50: Nanakuli’s Lexsien Kunukau, who has been a hound in the Pearl City backfield all night, sacks Canyon for a 4-yard loss.

8:48: On a fourth down and 2 from the 15, Hauhio goes up the middle, makes a couple of jukes and finishes a 15-yard touchdown run. Crawford’s 2-point pass to Paz is good. NANAKULI 20, PEARL CITY 14, 1:38 left in third quarter.

8:43: Pearl City gets pushed back, thanks to a tackle for loss by Nanakuli’s Chazton Kawelo. The Chargers punt from their own end zone and the Golden Hawks take over on the Pearl City 32.

8:39: Three incomplete passes in four downs doesn’t get it done for Nanakuli. The Chargers take over on downs on their 15.

8:37: A personal-foul penalty on Pearl City pushes the Nanakuli ball to the Chargers’ 32. Some hard running by Crawford then moves the ball to the 20.

8:30: Chargers take the second half kick, but wind up getting pinned. They punt from inside their own end zone. Nanakuli ball at the Chargers’ 467.


8:10: Second quarter ends.

8:08: Crawford runs for a first down and passes to Royce Wilms for another first down, but time is running out in the half.

8:02: Canyon’s 18-yard pass to Juan Vargas and backup QB Rastin Tobosa’s 14-yard pass to Preston Hong leads to Canyon’s 31-yard rainbow-arc, touchdown pass to a wide-open Ameperosa-Cruz. Chang kicks the extra point. PEARL CITY 14, NANAKULI 12, 1:58 left in second quarter.

7:55: The Chargers’ defense comes through, holding Nanakuli’s offense down. The Golden Hawks punt it away. Chargers ball at their 42.

7:50: On the next play, Canyon throws a short pass to Alii Gaspar, who runs it home for a 5-yard touchdown. Landon Chang kicks the extra point. NANAKULI 12, PEARL CITY 7, 6:20 left in second quarter.

7:48: A Canyon to Cruz-Ameperosa pass covers 37 yards to the Nanakuli 5.

7:45: A roughing-the-kicker penalty gives a first down to Pearl City.

7:42: Once again, the Chargers can’t get a first down and will be punting it away.

7:39: Nanakuli goes three and out and punts it away. Pearl City ball at its 38.

7:34: Pearl City can’t move and punts it away. Golden Hawks take over at their 33.


7:32: First quarter ends.

7:20: A 17-yard Crawford to Paz pass and a 16-yard Crawford run brings the Nanakuli ball to the Pearl City 24. But four plays later, the Golden Hawks turn the ball over on downs. Chargers ball at their 35.

7:16: But the turnover bug bites for the third time. Canyon throws a fourth down pass into the end zone and it’s intercepted by Nanakuli’s Kawika Keopuhiwa.

7:15: On the Chargers’ next possession, Canyon hits Isaiah Cruz-Ameperosa with a 43-yard pass to the Golden Hawks’ 20.

7:10: Four plays later, Crawford zips a bullet to Paz for an 8-yard touchdown. Crawford’s 2-point conversion run attempt fails. NANAKULI 12, PEARL CITY 0, 6:47 left in first quarter.

7:08: A bounding onside kick by Nanakuli is recovered by the Golden Hawks’ Randy McCabe at the Pearl City 32.

7:06: On first own, Hauhio goes in to the end zone from 1 yard out. The extra point kick try by Keola Bright is no good. NANAKULI 6, PEARL CITY 0, 8:45 left in first quarter.

7:03: Starting from the 3, Pearl City fumbles again on first down. This time, Alii Gaspar gives it up and Nanakuli’s Prestiege Kaho’okele-Himalaya recovers at the Chargers’ 1.

7:00: The Golden Hawks get stuffed on fourth and goal from the 3, as Tahj Hauhio is stopped by the Chargers’ Tristen McKinney.

6:59: Nanakuli makes one fourth-down conversion on a Sedric Crawford 13-yard pass to Nainoa Paz.

6:55: On Pearl City’s second play from scrimmage, quarterback Makana Canyon fumbles and Nanakuli’s Zion Samuels recovers at the Chargers’ 25.


Pregame notes

6:52: Pearl City will receive the kick. Nanakuli defends the west end zone.

6:25: Nanakuli won the JV game 28-20.

6:24: Sunny over here on the westside. Sun will soon to dip below the horizon over the ocean near the west end zone.

Series history: Nanakuli leads 23-16
Pearl City roster
Nanakuli roster


  1. May Foumai September 14, 2019 10:43 pm

    Hi! Correction on a players name please. its BISHOP FOUMAI. Mahalo!!

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