La Quinta’s offense was tough to stop this week, as it produced the league’s top passer, rusher and receiver. Don Tran threw for 201 and two touchdowns and Al Tran had 201 yards receiving. On the ground Tran chipped in 106 yards.
The leading receiver in the league this season is Tran. The La Quinta star has 11 catches for 284 yards.
The senior quarterback then helped the fourth-ranked Trojans maintain control of the OIA Red West race with a 35-10 win over Aiea.
With five receivers spread across the field for much of the game, Morikawa threw for 387 yards and three touchdowns and the Trojans improved to 4-1 in the division to remain atop the standings with one game left in the regular season.
“We’ve got one more game. We control our own destiny, so we feel good about that,” Morikawa said.
Mililani faces Waipahu next week to close the schedule and can clinch a bye in the first round of the OIA Red playoffs.
“We (my family and I) love the area. We love Dallas,” the former Hawaii quarterback said. “It’s very different of course from Hawaii but the people here are really nice. They’re really friendly. I come to a great working environment every day and I just enjoy myself. I enjoy everything about it.” Timmy Chang: Will tutor SMU’s Garrett Gilbert on the fine points of the run and shoot
The Georgia Force and Orlando Predators met Sunday afternoon at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in an Arena Football League South Division match-up that was critical to the Force (8-8) and their postseason aspirations. While Georgia needed a win to keep pace in the division, Orlando (2-13) needed a win to avoid going winless on the road for the season. The Force scored first and never trailed as Bryant Moniz made his first start in front of the home fans and led Georgia to a 56-53 win over the visiting Predators.
Moniz (21/29, 273 yards, 7 TD, 0 INT) was “excited to be in front of the home crowd for the first time” and the fans gave ‘Mighty Mo’ a warm welcome. Force fans have been anticipating Moniz becoming the starter since he was assigned and the anticipation had become frustration as the Georgia offense continued to sputter. The energy level in the arena was higher than it has been in weeks and that energy (and expectation) will continue to grow as Moniz continues to learn the AFL style of play and gains time running the first unit.
On Monday the Arena Football League’s Georgia Force announced that quarterback Kevin Eakin was being placed on Recallable Reassignment, while Bryant Moniz was being moved to the active roster. The roster move is one that has been anticipated by the Force faithful since the former University of Hawaii star was signed by the club in late May. Moniz was on the active roster for the game with the Kansas City Command but did not play and was placed on IR the following week. “Mighty Mo” had been on IR until last Thursday when he was moved from IR to Recallable Reassignment, and now to the Active roster.
Moniz had a stellar college career at UH that was brought to an abrupt end ten games into his senior season when he suffered a low ankle, shin bone break in Reno, Nevada last year. The Hawaiian born Moniz threw for 10,169 yards and 75 touchdowns, and finished his college career with a 62.2 completion percentage. Moniz had a career QB efficiency rating of 144.2 with Hawaii. Moniz also scored 13 rushing TDs in college while accumulating 512 yards on 220 carries.
Chang who was a star at Saint Louis School and also played professionally in the NFL and CFL, will be reunited with his UH head coach June Jones and quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison. Jones is now the Mustangs head coach and Morrison an assistant.
“Last year when I got my bachelor’s degree I let Coach Morrison know that I’d be interested if something became available there,” Chang said in a phone interview Friday night. “I got a message from him last week and talked with him and Coach Jones.”
Chang said he’s excited about the opportunity, but also has some mixed feelings because he was set to be the offensive coordinator at Mililani High School this season, and had already begun working with the Trojans. Chang said he will continue his youth clinics until he leaves for Dallas in July
Former NCAA Career Passing record holder, Timmy Chang, is still involved in football. He will be holding a football clinic in Hawaii for youths aged 9-14. Perhaps one of them will someday become the next Timmy Chang.
some videos made by asianathletes.wordpress.com,
Chang throws a 70-yard touchdown pass in the CFL
Chang and Hawaii’s amazing comeback win over Michigan State
Chang in NFL action
RENO, NEV. » This wasn’t how it was supposed to end for Bryant Moniz, but it almost seemed inevitable.
With all the injuries depleting his offensive line and receivers, it’s a testament to Moniz’s elusiveness and toughness that he didn’t get badly hurt sooner than Saturday, in UH’s 10th game of the season.
Regardless of what you might think of the University of Hawaii football team and the performance of its senior leader on offense the past few games, his legacy will be as one of the most prolific quarterbacks in UH history, as well as perhaps the most athletic to have played for the Warriors in the run-and-shoot era.
When he left the field with a college career-ending broken leg in the first half of the 42-28 loss to Nevada, coach Greg McMackin said some of the Warriors players “froze” momentarily — and that was no reference to the chilly air at Mackay Stadium.
“It’s pretty tough when you lose your leader right away,” McMackin said.
By Dave Reardon
Before Moniz season/college career ending injury, Moniz had joined an elite club.
Bryant Moniz became the third University of Hawaii quarterback to pass for at least 10,000 yards in his career. He reached the milestone on a 6-yard pass to Billy Ray Stutzmann in the second quarter. Moniz passed for 227 yards a couple Saturdays ago, giving him 10,146 in his three-year UH career.
Timmy Chang is atop the program’s career passing yardage list with 17,072, and was No. 1 nationally until Saturday, when he was passed by Case Keenum of Houston.
Colt Brennan is second all-time in Hawaii passing yards with 14,193.
Timmy Chang breaks Ty Detmer’s record
When quarterback Timmy Chang finished his college career at the University of Hawaii in 2004 he held the record for most passing yards in a career with 17,072.
Just last week, University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum broke Chang’s passing record. Keenum is in his sixth year in college after redshirting last year due to an injury in the 3rd game of the season.
After college Chang had stints in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Canadian Football League. In the NFL, Chang played mostly for the Philadephia Eagles.