Pearl City's Makoa Cooper scored on a 15 yard touchdown run in overtime to defeat Kalani 22-16 on Saturday to open the 2017 OIA varsity football D2 regular season at Roosevelt High School.
Cooper pounded out 94 yards on 19 carries with 1 touchdown.
Pearl City kicker Zameer Kahn went 3 for 3, hitting on field goals of 33, 25, and 29 yards.
Pearl City also scored on a 24 yard touchdown pass from Micah Quillopo-Jamile to Dayton Hernandez with 4:01 left in the second quarter.
Kalani had a chance to win the game with time running out in the fourth quarter after pulling even at 16-16 on Joshua Titialii's 7 yard touchdown reception from Falcon QB Seth Tina-Sobarano on fourth and goal with 0:47 remaining in regulation play. The Falcons missed the PAT to force overtime.
Pearl City scored on their first possession in overtime for the win.
PC – Isaiah Asinsin 7/19, 78 yards; Micah Quillopo-Jamile 1/1, 24 yards, TD
Kalani – Seth Tina-Sobarano 4/22, 138 yards, 2 TD's
PC – Makoa Cooper 19 carries, 94 yards, 1 TD;
Kalani – Seth Tina-Sobarano 22 carries, 26 yards
PC – Chad Mock 3 receptions for 41 yards; Micah Quillopo-Jamile 3 receptions for 41 yards; Dayton Hernandez 1 reception for 24 yards, TD
Kalani – Travis Tagad 3 receptions for 54 yards
PC – Zion Tupuola-Fetui, 2.5 sacks; RJ Kami, Fumble Recovery
The Chargers return to action against Roosevelt at Aloha Stadium on Saturday, August 19.
JV kicks off at 3:00pm with the varsity set for 7:00pm.
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