GAME NIGHT 9/14: Kalaheo/Pearl City

Pearl City 47, Kalaheo 6

at Kailua H.S. field
Pearl City (4-2, 4-0) 20 12 0 15 — 47
Kalaheo (2-4, 2-2) 0 0 6 0 — 6
PC—Thomas King 50 pass from Makana Canyon (kick blocked)
PC—Stanton Hong 22 pass from Canyon (King kick)
PC—King 11 pass from Canyon (King kick)
PC—Micah Quillopo-Jamile 1 pass from Christian Tielu (kick failed)
PC—Quillopo-Jamile 7 pass from Canyon (kick failed)
Kalh—Jordan Neufeldt 19 pass from Noa Lapera (kick failed)
PC—Po’okela Moses-Espanto 59 pass from Canyon (Herbert Hallers pass from Shayden McMoore)
PC—Mikey Ortiz-Ma’ae 1 run (King kick)

RUSHING—Pearl City: Hallers 5-63, Tex Kang 6-25, Ortiz-Ma’ae 6-24, Tielu 3-23, Moses-Espanto 2-17, McMoore 1-3, team 3-(minus 3), Quillopo-Jamile 1-(minus 6), Canyon 2-(minus 17). Kalaheo: Carl Addy 15-73, Noa Lapera 6-57, Jaden Amasiu 4-17, Bryson Johnson 2-12, Isaiah Akiu 1-2, Sheldon Mejia 1-0, Kekoa Alana 1-(minus 1), team 1-(minus 12).
PASSING—Pearl City: Canyon 11-23–1-225, Tielu 3-7–1-23. Kalaheo: Lapera 12-33-1-120, Akiu 1-2-0-4, Amasiu 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING—Pearl City: King 6-110, Quillopo-Jamile 3-17, Moses-Espanto 1-59, Hong 1-22, Hallers 1-19, Dallas Ching 1-17, Adam Puchert 1-4. Kalaheo: Neufeldt 5-49, Johnson 4-16, Alana 2-55, Akiu 1-4, Mejia 1-0.

Mikey Ortiz-Ma’ae with a 1-yard TD run. 47-6, running clock.

Tristen McKinney with the fumble recovery for Pearl City as Kalaheo gives it right back.

Tielu back in at QB. Chargers grinding it out on the ground. Big hit in the backfield forces a fumble and Kalaheo recovers.

Kalaheo three-and-out.

The first play of the fourth quarter is a 59-yard TD on a screen pass from Canyon to Po’okela Moses-Espanto. 2-pointer is good. 40-6, 11:45, Q4. Canyon 11-23, 225 yards, 5 TD.


Chargers take over after a 3-yard punt. Kalaheo’s Evan Goad with a sack to end the third quarter.

Canyon back in at QB. He completes his first three passes but is then picked off by Jaden Amasiu.

Personal foul on Pearl City keeps the Kalaheo drive going. Timeout Kalaheo with a fourth-and-4 at the PC 37. Lapera finds Bryson Johnson who fights his way out of the tackle and lunges forward to get the first down. Nice play. A pass interference on the Chargers sets up Noa Lapera‘s 19-yard TD pass to Jordan Neufeldt. 32-6, 3:24.

Chargers three-and-out.

Kalaheo three-and-out.

Chargers will receive. Christian Tielu in at QB. He completes two passes but is then picked off by No. 55. (No name on Kalaheo roster)


at Kailua H.S. field
Pearl City (3-2, 3-0) 20 12
Kalaheo (2-3, 2-1) 0 0
PC—Thomas King 50 pass from Makana Canyon (kick blocked)
PC—Stanton Hong 22 pass from Canyon (King kick)
PC—King 11 pass from Canyon (King kick)
PC—Micah Quillopo-Jamile 1 pass from Christian Tielu (kick failed)
PC—Quillopo-Jamile 7 pass from Canyon (kick failed)
RUSHING—Pearl City: Herbert Hallers 1-31, Tex Kang 4-22, Po’okela Moses-Espanto 2-17, Mikey Ortiz-Ma’ae 1-5, Shayden McMoore 1-3, team 1-(minus 1), Canyon 1-(minus 11). Kalaheo: Carl Addy 10-66, Noa Lapera 4-49, Jaden Amasiu 4-17, Bryson Johnson 2-12, team 1-(minus 12).
PASSING—Pearl City: Canyon 7-18–1-150, Tielu 1-1-0-1. Kalaheo: Lapera 7-17-1-89, Amasiu 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING—Pearl City: King 3-93, Quillopo-Jamile 3-17, Hong 1-22, Hallers 1-19. Kalaheo: Jordan Neufeldt 3-29, Kekoa Alana 2-55, Isaiah Akiu 1-4, Johnson 1-1.

Kalaheo starts on its 25 and Lapera keeps it for a huge gain. 64 yards. Amazing job by Pearl City’s Justin Pfau to catch him from behind and force a fumble but Kalaheo recovers. Kalaheo has it third-and-1 at the 2 with 29 seconds left. Siulangapo with his second sack moves the ball to the 10. Injury timeout. It’s Tigilau who is shaken up again as he tries to play through. Pressure forces a quick throw and it’s a turnover on downs.

A high snap on a punt forces an incomplete pass by Kalaheo and Pearl City takes over with a chance to score before half. Chargers call timeout with a fourth-and-2 at the Kalaheo 5 with 1:38 on the clock. Mustangs whistled for encroachment and it’s a first down at the 2. Delay of game and then a 7-yard TD pass from Canyon to Quillopo-Jamile. Chargers up 32-0 with 1:30 left until half.

Herbert Hallers breaks off a 31-yard run to the Kalaheo 9. Christian Tielu in at QB and he throws the 1-yard TD pass to Micah Quillopo-Jamile. 26-0, 5:22, Q2.

Loi Ulugalu with the fumble recovery for Pearl City and Chargers get the ball back in Kalaheo territory.

Landon Keo Broad with the fumble recovery and Kalaheo gets the ball back on the Pearl City 49.

Lapera with a pass to the outside to Jaden Amasiu, who is 1-on-1 and beats the defender. A 50-yard gain for Kalaheo into Pearl City territory. Fourth-and-4 at the PC 29 and the Mustangs will go for it. Pass to Addy is incomplete. Turnover on downs.

Reggan Eugenio gets the ball back for Kalaheo with an interception near the end zone.

Kalaheo will start on its 33. Lapera converts a third-and-3 with a 9-yard pass to Jordan Neufeldt out near midfield. C Isaiah Tigilau banged up on a play but walks off on his own. A bad snap is recovered by Pearl City’s Brady Fa’auliuli.


Hunter Maiawa with a sack for the Mustangs. That forces the first run call by Pearl City and it’s a loss of 4. Screen pass is dropped. Punt to end the first quarter.

Addy breaks off a 31-yard run and Kalaheo is in Pearl City territory for the first time. Kalaheo gets a first-down run but fumbles at the end and Pearl City takes over.

Pearl City has had a QB throw for more than 100 yards only once so far this season. Canyon at 113 yards already and PC has thrown it on all eight plays. Make that nine. And 10. And 11. And 12. The 13th straight pass play is an 11-yard TD from Canyon to King. King now with five TD catches in his last four games. 20-0, 3:01, Q1.

Lapera tries to go deep for the first time but it’s picked off by Justin Pfau.

Canyon with a 32-yard pass to King and then a 22-yard TD to Stanton Hong. 13-0, 5:07, Q1.

Kalaheo three-and-out. Any thought of going for it on fourth-and-1 wiped out by a snap infraction.

Junior Makana Canyon at QB for the Chargers. Two incomplete passes and then BOOM. A 50-yard TD on a deep ball to Thomas King down the middle. XP is blocked. 6-0, 8:30, Q1. Fourth straight game with a TD catch for King.

Noa Lapera at QB and Carl Addy at RB. Lapera’s first pass is a 9-yard completion to Jordan Neufeldt. An illegal shift wipes out a second first down and Sione Siulangapo get a sack for Pearl City to force a punt.

Kalaheo won the toss and will receive.

Pearl City:
Aidan Fernandes, Justin Pfau, Shayden McMoore
Kalaheo: Jaden Amasiu, Noa Lapera, Kekoa Alana, Hunter Maiawa


Nick Abramo did a story today on Kalaheo defensive coordinator and former Hawaii linebacker Blaze Soares, which you can read here.

This is also Kalaheo’s first game this season at its “home field.” The lights at Alex Kane Stadium were not working last week but we should be good this week….hopefully.

It looks like five OIA teams in the running for four playoff spots in Division II with Kaimuki, Pearl City, Roosevelt, Kalaheo and Kaiser all at 2-1 or better in the standings. Kalaheo has not made the playoffs since 2012 which is also the last year the Mustangs won more than two games in a season.

For Pearl City’s roster, click here.
For Kalaheo’s roster, click here.


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