Ho’okele Staff | Jul 17, 2015
Story and photo by Randy Dela Cruz
Sports Editor, Ho‘okele
In a game that had all of the makings of an Army versus Navy clash, the Honolulu Volcanoes topped off a miraculous season by beating the Pearl City Paniolos, 19-8, to capture the 2015 Hawaii Gridiron League tackle football championship on July 12 at St. Louis High School in Honolulu.
Both teams are stocked with numerous active-duty military members with many of the players on the Paniolos, such as Ensign Nick Morahan, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Isaac Atkins, Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Jarae Thurmond and Chief Master-at-Arms James Jones, serving commands at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Meanwhile, the Volcanoes have a lineup that is stocked full of active-duty Army personnel with players such as Spc. Kirk Balter and Spc. Chris Mc-Cutchin playing big roles for the squad.