Chargers beat Mustangs 28-14 to stay atop the OIA DII regular season standings at 6-0

Sep 30, 2023 | PC Community, PC Sports

The Pearl City Chargers kept their sights on a OIA DII title with a 28-14 win over the Kalaheo Mustangs (2-3) last night at Pearl City High School’s Edwin Bino Neves Stadium. Kalaheo entered the contest as the home team due to a lighting problem at the Kailua High School Stadium where the Mustangs play their home games.

The Mustangs got on the scoreboard first on a 50-yard first quarter touchdown strike from QB Jude Weber to Zayden Napulou. The Chargers tied the game in the second quarter on a 2-yard pass from QB Trey Dacoscos to Javian Mizuno and a PAT by kicker Kaha’i Chang.

The Chargers scored again in the second quarter to go ahead of the Mustangs 14-7 on a 12-yard rushing touchdown by QB Dacoscos and a Kaha’i Chang PAT.

Pearl City extended their lead to 21-7 on a third quarter 51-yard interception for a touchdown by LB Tiger Ader off of Mustang QB Jude Weber followed by a Kaha’i Chang PAT.

Kalaheo answered in the fourth quarter to close within a touchdown at 21-14 on a 2-yard rushing touchdown by Marcus Sasaki and PAT by kicker Reilly Campbell.

The Chargers went up for good in the fourth quarter at 28-14 on a 7-yard touchdown run by Shaeden Talo and Kaha’i Chang PAT.

Pearl City QB Trey Dacoscos passed for 150 yards, completing 20-32 with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Dacoscos also scored on a rushing touchdown. Shaeden Talo led all Chargers receivers hauling in 3 catches for 45 yards.

Kalaheo QB Jude Weber completed 12-30 for 202 yards with 1 touchdown and three interceptions. On the receiving end, Zayden Napulou caught 4 passes for 89 yards and 1 touchdown to lead all receivers in the ball game.

Kalaheo running back Marcus Sasaki led all ball carriers rushing for 85 yards on 23 carries and 1 touchdown.

The Chargers return to action on Friday, October 6 against the Kaimuki Bulldogs (3-2) at Pearl City High School’s Edwin Bino Neves Stadium. Kick-off is set for 7:30pm


Photos by Barry Villamil |