Pearl City's defense does the job against Roosevelt

Aug. 26—Pearl City stayed perfect early in the season Friday with a near-flawless performance by its defense.

Joseph Pomele had three sacks and a fumble recovery as the Chargers beat host Roosevelt 18-7 in an OIA Division II game.

"To be honest, I didn't do anything special," said Pomele, a defensive tackle. "The coaches just give the play and I just executed the play. Just did my job. The opportunity came my way and I took it."

Pearl City's defense stuffed running plays up the middle and was able to get pressure on Roosevelt's quarterback. The Chargers finished with seven sacks.

"Our defense played really well. They gave us some opportunities for the offense," Pearl City coach Robin Kami said.

Pearl City's Trey Dacoscos started 7-for-16 for 56 yards and an interception, then went seven of his next 12 for 154 yards and a touchdown.

"We had a really slow start offensively, but we really picked it up after halftime," Dacoscos said. "We had a lot of mistakes. This wasn't a typical game for us."

The game started with two turnovers on the first three plays.

Pearl City's Josiah Calderon recovered a pooch kickoff at the Roosevelt 18 to open the game.

The Chargers lost 13 yards on an errant snap, then Dacoscos was intercepted by Izaiah Nakamura, who returned the ball 52 yards to the Chargers' 22.

Pearl City (3-0, 2-0) scored first on a safety when Roosevelt was called for a holding penalty in the end zone with 1:02 to go in the first quarter.

Roosevelt (2-1, 1-1) had minus-3 yards of total offense in the first quarter, while Pearl City had 6 yards.

The Chargers took the free kick and scored on Shaedyn Quemado's 3-yard run up the middle and Kahai Chang's PAT kick, which made it 9-0 with 11:41 left in the second quarter. The big play of the drive was a 44-yard pass from Dacoscos to Derek Kusano on the final play of the first quarter.

The Chargers had four sacks in the first half, including two by Pomele.

Pearl City gained 75 yards and Roosevelt had minus-12 before halftime. The Rough Riders' longest play from scrimmage in 19 first-half plays was 5 yards.

The Chargers scored on the opening drive of the second half on a 40-yard pass from Dacoscos to Kusano, which made it 15-0 with 9:07 left in the third.

"I was just extending the play. For him to go downfield and make a play after catching the ball, all credit goes to him," Dacoscos said.

Roosevelt got within 15-7 on Dayten Tilton's 1-yard run and Journey DePeralta's PAT kick with 6:34 remaining in the third.

The Rough Riders' Bobby Sousa blocked a 33-yard field-goal attempt with 10:09 remaining in the game.

Pearl City's Pomele recovered a fumble deep in Roosevelt territory, which led to a 31-yard field goal by Chang with 8:50 remaining to make it 18-7.

Roosevelt had a second-and-goal from the 1, then committed two consecutive false-start penalties. The drive ended when Calderon stripped the ball from Roosevelt quarterback Ioane Kamanao, and the Chargers' Liam Castro Perry recovered the ball with 6:50 remaining.

"The goal-line stand was big," Kami said. "That was good momentum for us. If they had scored it would have been tough."

Kamehameha 27, Waianae 15

Jevin Bolos-Reyes threw for a touchdown and ran for another, helping the visiting Warriors defeat the Seariders.

Bolos-Reyes completed five of seven passes for 123 yards, and added 69 yards on the ground. Moe Passi added 90 rushing yards and a touchdown for Kamehameha.

Kalani 28, Bonita Vista (Calif.) 6

Sonny Iaea rushed for two scores and Kynan McCartney passed for a pair of touchdowns as the Falcons defeated the Barons at Kaiser.

Iaea scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter and a 14-yarder in the third quarter. McCartney tossed a 12-yard scoring pass to Silas Soberano and a 1-yarder to Jordan Amalato in the third.

Iaea rushed 11 times for 67 yards, and McCartney finished 15 of 20 for 145 yards for the Falcons.

Farrington 40, Nanakuli 0

Sitani Mikaele rushed 15 times for 209 yards and three touchdowns as the host Governors routed the Golden Hawks.

Mikaele scored on runs of 48, 80 and 17 yards.

Farrington's Marcus Moreno threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Chansen Smith and scored on a 5-yard run. The Governors' defense got into the scoring column on Kilinahe Aki's 42-yard interception return.

Moreno finished 6-for-11 for 123 yards.

Nanakuli's Kanoa Torres was 19-for-35 for 153 yards. The Golden Hawks finished with minus-20 rushing yards.

'Iolani 41, Pac-Five 0

CJ Villanueva completed 17 of 21 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns as the host Raiders beat the Wolfpack.

Villanueva threw a 29-yard scoring pass to Jones Vierra, a 24-yarder to Keon Preusser and an 11-yarder to Kekama Kane in the first half.

Ronin Fanelli rushed for two touchdowns in the second half, and Vierra ran one in during the first quarter for the Raiders, who had 379 yards of total offense.

At Roosevelt

Pearl City 2 7 6 3 — 18

Roosevelt 0 0 7 0 — 8

PC—safety, holding penalty on Roosevelt in the end zone, 1:02

PC—Shaedyn Quemado 3 run (Kahai Chang kick), 11:41

PC—Derek Kusano 40 pass from Dacoscos (PAT failed), 9:07

Roos—Dayten Tilton 1 run (Journey DePeralta kick), 6:34

PC—FG Chang 31, 8:50

RUSHING— Pearl City: Bobby Best 9-46, Shaeden Talo 6-27, Quemado 6-7, Koalii Torres 1-6, Lennon Elder 1-2, Dacoscos 4-(minus 23), Team 3-(minus 35). Roosevelt: Kaleikaumaka Akiona 13-48, Ioane Kamanao 14-12, Tilton 1-1, Kana Thompson-Kapanui 1-1, Teams 1-(minus 6).

PASSING—Pearl City: Dacoscos 14-35-1-210. Roosevelt: Kamanao 7-16-0-36.

RECEIVING— Pearl City: Torres 5-49, Kusano 4-94, Tobias Vazquez 1-37, Talo 1-16, Elder 1-13, Keaton Tomas 1-4, Best 1-(minus 3). Roosevelt: Taimane Souza-Fautanu 4-27, Wiliama Aarona 2-4, Reece Poscablo 1-5.

JV—Pearl City 20, Roosevelt 14


Damien 61, Kauai 24


at Kaiser

Bonita Vista (0-1) 0 0 0 6 — 6

Kalani (3-0) 7 0 21 0 — 28

Kaln—Sonny Iaea 1 run (Brennan Takara kick)

Kaln—Sonny Iaea 14 run (Brennan Takara kick)

Kaln—Silas Soberano 12 pass from Kynan McCartney (Brennan Takara kick)

Kaln—Jordan Amalato 1 pass from Kynan McCartney (Brennan Takara kick)

Bvst—Xavier Bravence 7 pass from Antonio DiStefano (kick blocked)

RUSHING—Bonita Vista: Caden Ada-Tannehill 14-55, Carlos Ochoa 1-23, Abel Meza 2-14, Kenny Jordan 1-8, Jayden Peterson 2-3, Isayah Luna 5-1, Julian Cota 1-(minus 2), Team 1-(minus 5), DiStefano 3-(minus 28). Kalani: Iaea 11-67, McCartney 9-61, Jordan Amalato 6-30, Kotaro Aizawa 4-24, Micaiah Kanahele 1-6, Rayce Fujimoto 1-(-1), Pierce Mundell 1-(minus 3), Team 2-(minus 22).

PASSING—Bonita Vista: DiStefano 7-11-0-63, Isayah Luna 3-6-0-15. Kalani: McCartney 15-20-2-145, Pierce Mundell 1-2-0-9, Soberano 1-1-0-1.

RECEIVING—Bonita Vista: Segio Moreno 5-43, Julian Cota 1-11, Julian Ramirez 1-9, Bravence 1-7, Ada-Tannehill 1-5, Peterson 1-3. Kalani: Kai Kobayashi 2-39, Soberano 4-39, Brennan Takara 5-34, Iaea 3-19, Daveon Black 1-16, Jonah Barnhill 1-7, Jordan Amalato 1-1.


Kamehameha (2-0)14 7 3 3 — 27

Waianae (0-3) 0 15 0 0 — 15

KS—Jevin Bolos-Reyes 17 run (Kain Tubania kick)

KS—Moe Passi 14 run (Tubania kick)

Wain—Jordan Kaio 35 pass from George Mier (Brysen Ferreira kick)

KS—Ty Perkins 63 pass from Bolos-Reyes (Tubania kick)

Wain—Mier 1 run (Mier run)

KSK—FG Tubania 34

KSK—FG Tubania 22

RUSHING—Kamehameha: Passi 19-90, Bolos-Reyes 9-69, Nainoa Melchor 9-52, Nainoa Simmons-Kaohelaulii 2-19. Waianae: Alika Idica 10-29, Dayton Kuhiiki 7-20, Johnny Sailele 1-(-1), Maximus Kahalewai-Sapigao 1-(minus 2), Team 1-(minus 18), Mier 14-(minus 19).

PASSING—Kamehameha: Bolos-Reyes 5-7-0-123. Waianae: Mier 9-14-0-128, Kahalewai-Sapigao 0-2-0-0.

RECEIVING—Kamehameha: Perkins 1-63, Nicson Alapai 3-49, Kalai Bradley 1-11. Waianae: Kaio 3-78, Shanceten Lagunero 1-28, Idica 3-26, David Maxwell Jr. 1-0, Kuhiiki 1-(minus 4).



'Iolani (2-0, 1-0) 14 14 7 6 — 41

Pac-Five (0-1, 0-1) 0 0 0 0 — 0

Iol—Jones Vierra 37 run (Tanner Shum kick)

Iol—Vierra 29 pass from CJ Villanueva (Shum kick)

Iol—Keon Preusser 24 pass from Villanueva (Shum kick)

Iol—Kekama Kane 11 pass from Villanueva (Shum kick)

Iol—Ronin Fanelli 2 run (Shum kick)

Iol—Fanelli 1 run (kick failed)

RUSHING—'Iolani: Vierra 9-60, Fanelli 15-75, team 1-(minus 14). Pac-Five: Seth Miller 14-43, Sean Fujimoto 2-6, Kalen Donate 2-4, Kainalu Barsana-Szewczyk 1-2, Keaka Bennett 1-1, Carter Lapitan 1-0.

PASSING—'Iolani: Villanueva 17-21-0-258. Pac-Five: Colten Amai-Nakagawa 12-23-1-77.

RECEIVING—'Iolani: Preusser 4-86, Kane 6-80, Tyger Hayashi 5-65, Vierra 1-29, Fanelli 1-(minus 2). Pac-Five: Donate 9-41, Lapitan 2-21, Colt Hauptman 1-15.



At Skippa Diaz Stadium

Nanakuli (0-2) 0 0 0 0 — 0

Farrington (2-0) 7 27 6 0 — 40

Farr—Sitani Mikaele 48 run (Jacob Talamoa kick)

Farr—Chansen Smith 20 pass from Marcus Moreno (Talamoa kick)

Farr—Kilinahe Aki 42 interception return (Talamoa kick)

Farr—Sitani Mikaele 80 run (Talamoa kick)

Farr—Moreno 5 run (kick blocked)

Farr—Mikaele 17 run (kick blocked)

RUSHING—Nanakuli: Christian Asinsin 2-10, Talitonu Keohuhu 1-1, Richard Federico 2-(minus 10), Kanoa Torres 1-(minus 21). Farrington: Mikaele 15-209, Moreno 2-25, Lauititi Liufau 1-14, Ikaika Kuaana-Lacno 4-10, Talamoa 1-7, Kingston Miles 1-5, Ocean Iona 1-5, Donivan Bergantinos 1-4, Team 2-(minus 7), Noah Spencer 3-(minus 8).

PASSING—Nanakuli: Torres 19-35-4-153. Farrington: Moreno 6-11-0-123, Spencer 1-6-0-24.

RECEIVING—Nanakuli: Federico 7-122, Lyric Anuenue 2-13, Asinsin 4-9, Talitonu Keohuhu 2-6, Blaze Baltazar-Conselva 2-4, Kolomona Aleka 1-1, Caleb Akoni-Kelii 1-(minus 2). Farrington: Talamoa 2-57, Smith 2-47, Giovanni Siamani 1-24, Iona 1-10, Ryan-Jacob Sabado 1-9.