Oct 26, 2014 | PC Sports

 

Pearl City's Jordan Taamu tossed 5 TD's to lead the Chargers over the visiting Radford Rams 35-20 last night in the Oahu Interscholastic Association D2 football championship semifinals played at Pearl City High School.

Taamu completed 19 of 32 passes for 215 yards and 5 touchdowns with no interceptions. Taamu also picked up 26 yards on 6 carries.

Garrett Kanamu led the Chargers in receptions hauling in  6 catches for 81 yards and 1 touchdown.

Dominic Maneafaiga caught 4 passes for 45 yards and 1 touchdown. Maneafaiga led the Chargers ground game picking up 57 yards on 16 carries.

Radford starting QB Andrew Morgan completed 10 of 26 for 147 yards and 3 touchdowns. Morgan also led the Rams in rushing with 56 yards on 10 carries.

Thomas Reid picked up to receiving honors for the Rams with 3 receptions for 79 yards and 1 touchdown.

The Chargers (8-1) move on to face the Nanakuli Golden Hawks (9-0) for the OIA D2 Football Championship on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Aloha Stadium. The Golden Hawks defeated Kalani (4-5) last night in a tough ball game 20-14 at Nanakuli.

Pearl City will be looking to avenge their only loss of the regular season, on the road, to Nanakuli who rallied from a 21-7 halftime deficit scoring 21 unanswered points to defeat the Chargers 28-21.

Both Pearl City and Nanakuli have already qualified for the HHSAA State D2 Football Championship Tournament.

More game coverage to follow!

 

GO CHARGERS!

 

@ Pearl City High School's Edwin "Bino" Neves Stadium

                                1    2    3   4      F

Radord (6-3)           0   14   0    6     20

Pearl City (8-1)       7     6   15   7    35

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Dominic Maneafaiga contributed in the Chargers win over the Rams with a balanced performance

gaining 57 yards on 16 carries on the ground along with 45 yards on 4 receptions with 1 touchdown.

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Pearl City's Israel Kaleo scores on a 4 yard touchdown reception from Jordan Taamu with 1:32 on the

clock in the first quarter. Joseph Komomua tacked on the PAT to give the Chargers an early 7-0 lead.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

MJ Keopuhiwa gets a pat on the back from teammate Dominic Maneafaiga after

scoring on a 5 yard touchdown pass from Jordan Taamu with 1:39 on the clock in the

second quarter that broke a 7-7 tie and put the Chargers up 13-7 over the Rams.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Radford Rams starting QB Andrew Morgan completed 10 of 26 for 147 yards and

3 touchdowns. Morgan also led the Rams in rushing with 56 yards on 10 carries.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Radford Rams wide receiver Thomas Reid jumps in celebration with teammates after

scoring on a 26 yard touchdown pass from QB Andrew Morgan with 1:10 on the clock in

the second quarter.T he touchdown reception tied the game at 13-13. Radford converted

the PAT to take their only lead of the ball game 14-13 at the half..

 

OIA D2 JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINAL

RADFORD 17

PEARL CITY 6

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

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