Planet Claire has pink air. All the trees are red. — B52s “Planet Claire”
Damien shook off its season-opening loss with a 25-20 victory over Kamehameha II in Interscholastic League of Honolulu varsity football Friday night at Aloha Stadium.
To get the win under first-year coach Anthony Tuitele, the Monarchs (1-1) had to fight back from deficits of 7-0 and 14-13.
In a dominant third quarter, the Monarchs took control on Peyton Dalmacio’s 1-yard TD run and Kahiau Young’s 47-yard interception return for a TD to turn that one-point deficit into a 25-14 lead.
Early in the fourth, Kamehameha II got closer for that 25-20 final when Nazaiah Caravallo found Ty Perkins with a 33-yard touchdown pass.
Young had an incredible defensive night for Damien, with 13 tackles, including one sack and another for loss, and a fumble recovery to go along with his pick-6.
Jayce Jay-Pedro also had a big game defensively for Damien with two sacks and three quarterback hurries.
Perkins finished the night with three touchdown receptions for Kamehameha II.
The Warriors (0-1) play ‘Iolani at 5 p.m. next Friday at Aloha Stadium.
Damien, which lost to ‘Iolani 28-0 one week ago, returns to action next Saturday at 10 a.m. against PAC-5 at the Saint Louis School field.
at Aloha Stadium
Damien (1-1). 6. 7. 12. 0. — 25
Kamehameha II (0-1). 7. 7. 0. 6. — 20
KAMEHAMEHA II—Ty Perkins 54 pass from Noah Spencer (Kan Tubania kick)
DAMIEN—Peyton Dalmacio 3 run (kick failed)
DAMIEN—Pono Sales 65 interception return (Jensen Tanele kick)
KAMEHAMEHA II—Perkins 43 pass from Nazaiah Caravallo (Tubania kick)
DAMIEN—Dalmacio 1 run (run failed)
DAMIEN—Kahiau Young 47 interception return (kick failed)
KAMEHAMEHA II—Perkins 33 pass from Caravallo (pass failed)
RUSHING—Damien: Jensen Tanele 15-75, Dalmacio 19-29, Sylas Alamalo 3-24. TEAM 1-(minus-7). Kamehameha II: Kaapana 12-61, Kuhaulua-Leo 18-36, Abang-Perez 2-11, Caravallo 10-(minus-11), TEAM 2-(minus-43).
PASSING—Damien: Tanele 8-26-0—128. Kamehameha II: Caravallo 6-16-2—106, Spencer 1-3-1—54.
RECEIVING—Damien: Alamalo 5-92, Thor Gante 1-16, Kamalii Labanon 1-15, Ian Sera 1-5. Kamehameha II: Perkins 4-152, Bradley 1-5, Alapai 1-3, Kuhaulua-Leo 1-0.
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