Pearl City brings down Kalaheo 49-8 in OIA White Division Varsity Football

Sep 7, 2013 | PC Sports


If there was any question with regard to the talent of the 2013 Pearl City Chargers varsity football team, it was answered last night as the Chargers overpowered Kalaheo 49-8 on the Mustangs Homecoming Night at Kailua High School Field. The win puts Pearl City above .500 at 2-1 in league play. Kalaheo pulls even at 2-2.

Pearl City ran a well balanced attack on offense gaining 195 yards on the ground and 161 yards through the air.

Kalaheo rushed for 121 yards and passed for 21 yards.

Pearl City QB Jordan Taamu completed 5 of 12 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns.

Pearl City's Timothy Rivera led all receivers with 4 catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. Leon Dupio had one reception for 55 yards and a touchdown. 

Justin Dupio led the ground game with 98 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns.

Kalaheo's Sonny Meredith led the Mustang's ground game rushing for 47 yards on 9 carries with one touchdown.

The Pearl City defense continues to improve each week forcing turnovers that plagued the Mustangs in their battle with the hard hitting and aggressive Chargers defensive squad.  Pearl City took advantage of an opening kick off fumble recovery that resulting in the Chargers scoring on Jordan Fuamatu's 4 yard touchdown run that put the Chargers up 6-0 with 8:44 on the clock in the first quarter.

The Chargers also scored on two turnovers that sealed the win late in the fourth quarter on a 70 yard interception return for a touchdown by Kristian Vaana-Kikuyama and a 7 yard touchdown run on a fumble recovery by Kyler Mano.

Kalaheo scored their only touchdown in the third quarter on a 1 yard touchdown run by Mustang's QB Sonny Meredith. Kalaheo picked up two more points on a safety in the fourth quarter.

Pearl City returns to action on Friday, September 13 at home against Anuenue.

Kalaheo has a Bye week.

Go Chargers!


@ Kailua High School

Pearl City (2-2, 2-1)   21  0  0  28 – 49

Kalaheo (2-3, 2-2)        0  0  6   2  –  8

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Timothy Rivera is on is way to score on a 48 yard touchdown reception from Chargers QB

Jordan Taamu in the fourth quarter.

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Pearl City's Kristian Vaana-Kikuyama takes off on a 70 yard interception return for a touchdown in the

fourth quarter.

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Kristian recognizes his supporters and fans in the stands for cheering him on!

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Pearl City's #28 Leon Dupio is set to slip below the Kalaheo coverage and catch a screen pass

from QB Jordan Taamu that he would run in from 55 yards out and score to put the Chargers up 21-0

in the first quarter after Dominic Maneafiga tacked on the PAT.

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The Chargers O-line provided excellent blocking protection that helped spring Dupio on the

55 yard scoring play.

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Chargers QB Jordan Taamu pictured dropping the ball into the hands of Leon Dupio who would score on the play.

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Pearl City defensive lineman Kyler Mano scores on a 7 yard fumble recovery in the fourth quarter

that put the Chargers up 42-8 over Kalaheo  after the PAT by kicker Dominic Maneafiga.

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Justin Dupio is congratulated by Kordell Vaa after scoring his third touchdown of the game on a

6 yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter that put the Chargers up 49-8 after Maneafiga's PAT.

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The Chargers D played a tough ball game up front and in the trenches pictured here stopping a

Mustangs ball carrier at the line of scrimmage.

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Pearl City's #50 Alapati Scanlan played an integral role in containing the Mustangs offense from

his defensive end position.

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Kordell Vaa, Ol/DL is one many Pearl City Chargers who play their hearts out each game on

both sides of the ball.



Kalaheo 21 
Pearl City 13


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