Kaimuki finishes a perfect 7-0 after defeating Pearl City 12-3 in regular season finale

Kaimuki finishes a perfect 7-0 after defeating Pearl City 12-3 in regular season
Kaimuki finishes a perfect 8-0 after defeating Pearl City 12-3 in regular season
Kaimuki finishes a perfect 8-0 after defeating Pearl City 12-3 in regular season
Kaimuki finishes a perfect 8-0 after defeating Pearl City 12-3 in regular season
Kaimuki finishes a perfect 8-0 after defeating Pearl City 12-3 in regular season
Kaimuki finishes a perfect 8-0 after defeating Pearl City 12-3 in regular season
Kaimuki finishes a perfect 8-0 after defeating Pearl City 12-3 in regular season
Kaimuki finishes a perfect 8-0 after defeating Pearl City 12-3 in regular season
Kaimuki finishes a perfect 8-0 after defeating Pearl City 12-3 in regular season

The Kaimuki Bulldogs took over sole possession of first place to end the regular season undefeated at 7-0 after beating the Pearl City Chargers 12-3 in a classic defensive battle on Saturday in Oahu Interscholastic Association Division 2 varsity football played at Farrington High School's Edward Skippa' Diaz Stadium.

The Chargers got on the scoreboard first on a 30 yard field goal by Kyle Hyun at 5:43 of the first quarter. The Chargers were driving once again in the first quarter in Kaimuki territory when Bulldog safety Jonah Stephens stripped the ball away from Shayden Mcmoore and returned it 89 yards to put the Bulldogs up 6-3 with 1:28 left in the first quarter. The PAT failed. Kaimuki scored again at 3:48 of the fourth quarter on a 14 yard touchdown run by Naomas Asuega-Fualaau to pad the Bulldogs lead at 12-3. The 2-point conversion run failed.

Kaimuki held Pearl City to 105 yards of offense, while the Chargers defense held the Bulldogs to 167 yards of offense with 151 yards racked up on the ground. The Bulldogs defensive front recorded seven sacks in the ball game led by Evangelist Paama and Quynton Brackens.

With the win over Pearl City, Kaimuki earned the #1 seed in next weeks 2018 OIA D2 Championship playoffs. Kaimuki will face #4 seed Kaiser in one semifinal match-up,  while #2 seed Roosevelt (6-1) will take on #3 seed Pearl City (5-2) in the other semifinal.

GO CHARGERS!

 

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Kaimuki Bulldog offensive and defensive lineman Evangelist Paama

was a force on both sides of the ball against the Chargers. Paama recorded

three sacks in the ball game. Paama is a 6'4, 355 lbs. senior who is headed

to play for the Washington Huskies of the PAC 12 in 2019.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

The Chargers got on the scoreboard first on a 30 yard

field goal by Kyle Hyun at 5:43 of the first quarter.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Jonah Stephens rushed for 82 yards on 9 carries in the ball game.

On defense, Stephens scored the Bulldogs first touchdown after stripping

the ball and returning it 89 yards with 1:28 on clock in the first quarter.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Kaimuki's Naomas Asuega-Fualaau heads to the end zone

scoring on a 14 yard rushing touchdown to put the Bulldogs up

12-3 with 3:48 remaining on the game clock in the fourth quarter.