Chargers to enter summer camp, prepare for Aug. 8 pre-season match-up @ Castle

Jul 25, 2014 | PC Sports


The Pearl City Chargers 2014 pre-season and regular season OIA DII schedules have been set as both the varsity and junior varsity squads prepare for full contact practice that commences on August 1st. 2013 OIA White Conference Coach of Year Robin Kami will enter his second year at the helm of the Chargers football program with last year's offensive team leader Jordan Taamu returning at QB.

Taamu's experience as the Chargers starting QB will be the key to the success of the high powered and explosive offense that has put up league leading numbers through the air in previous campaigns. Coach Kami finds the program in a rebuilding year after losing all-star performers at running back, wide receiver and offensive line. Gone are  top contributors on offense, Blake Cooper (all-purpose), Reno Abero (RB), Justin Dupio (RB), Timothy Rivera (WR), Kierren McGhee (WR), Jordan Fuamatu (OL), Donnel Lefotu (OL).

On defense the Chargers lost several defensive all  stars to graduation including OIA White Conference Player of the Year Blake Cooper, (LB), Kristian Kikuyama-Vaana (LB), Jake Bactista (LB), and Cody Crail (DB). Senior starters Zebadiah Selu, Petro Mataia along with Pjay Soloman and Jordan Fuamatu will be called on to lead the defense with a core of underclassmen up from the junior varsity squad.

The Chargers also return with a talented and experienced core of varsity coaches on both sides of the ball led by offensive coordinator Andrew Blue and defensive coordinator Cajo Cabato. would like to wish the Chargers varsity and junior varsity football teams much success in the upcoming 2014 football season.


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Pearl City Varsity Football Head Coach Robin Kami enters his second year at the helm of

the Chargers Football Program after a successful 6-2 OIA White Conference record and a 7-5

overall record in 2013 and a bid into the HHSAA Division II State Championship Football

Playoffs. Kami was also named the 2013 OIA White conference Coach of Year.

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Senior QB signal caller Jordan Taamu returns to guide the Chargers high powered offense.

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Senior Kordell Vaa at 6'3 and 260 lbs. will anchor the Chargers offensive line at center. Vaa is one

of a core of  Chargers upfront players who work in the trenches on both the OL and DL sides of the ball.

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Senior Dominic Maneafiga will play an integral role as the Chargers kicker and at running back.

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Zebadiah Selu recorded 8 solo tackles against Kauai in the first round of the

2013 HHSAA DII State Football Championships played at Vidinha Stadium on Kauai.





Friday, August 8   Pearl City @ Castle    JV  6:00pm     Varsity   8:00pm


Friday, August 15   Roosevelt @ Pearl City   JV 6:00pm   Varsity 8:00pm

Saturday, August 23   Pearl City @ Waialua   JV  4:00pm   Varsity 6:00pm

Friday, August 29   Kaimuki @ Pearl City  JV  6:00pm   Varsity  8:00pm

Friday, September 5     Pearl City (visitor) vs, Anuenue @ Pearl City   Varsity 6:00pm

BYE (Friday, September 12  – Saturday, September 13)

Saturday, September 20   Pearl City (visitor) vs. Radford @ Aiea   JV 4:00pm  Varsity  6:00pm

Friday, September 26    Pearl City @ Nanakuli  JV 6:00pm   Varsity  8:00pm

Friday, October 3  Kalani @ Pearl City   JV  6:00pm    Varsity  8:00pm

Friday, October 10   Kalaheo @ Pearl City    JV  6:00pm    Varsity  8:00pm

OIA DII Playoffs – First Round

Friday, October 17 – Saturday 18   Location TBA


OIA Playoffs – DII Championship

Friday, October 31 @ Aloha Stadium


OIA Junior Varsity DII Championship

Saturday, November 1    Location TBA