GAME NIGHT 8/26: Mililani/Castle

After picking up a loose ball during the snap, Mililani kicker Damien Santiago tried to pick up yards against Leilehua. Photo by Marco Garcia/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

The No. 4-ranked Trojans hit the road for the first time this season as they take on the Knights in Kaneohe.

NO. 4 MILILANI TROJANS (2-0, 1-0 OIA Red)
Head coach: Rod York
2017 Trojans roster

VS.
CASTLE KNIGHTS (2-1, 2-0)
Head coach: John Hao
2017 Knights roster

No. 4 Mililani 49, Castle 0

at Castle H.S. field
Mililani (3-0, 3-0) 20 22 7 0 — 49
Castle (2-2, 2-1) 0 0 0 0 — 0
Mil—Ryan Chang 41 pass from Dillon Gabriel (run failed)
Mil—Kilifi Malepeai 1 run (Damien Santiago kick)
Mil—Josiah Sampaga 31 pass from Gabriel (Santiago kick)
Mil—Gabriel 1 run (Santiago kick)
Mil—Malepeai 2 run (Santiago kick)
Mil—Malepeai 2 run (Nayyir Muhammad pass from Gabriel)
Mil—Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi 52 run (Santiago kick)

RUSHING—Mililani: Malepeai 11-82, Kuboyama-Hayashi 1-52, Gabriel 4-38, Keola Wilhelm 4-30, Jalen Olomua 3-14, Alakai Lopes 2-0, Raysen Motoyama 1-(minus 1), team 4-(minus 4). Castle: Chasen Palaylay-Shuford 9-89, Elijah Catrett 1-(minus 6), Kawai Naki 2-(minus 9), Makana Smith 10-(minus 8).
PASSING—Mililani: Gabriel 17-28-1-222, Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi 8-10-0-56. Castle: Kawai Naki 7-15–1-46, Smith 1-4-0-1.
RECEIVING—Mililani: Reichel Vegas 4-37, Chang 3-68, Kuboyama-Hayashi 3-55, Vince Fiaui 3-30, Muhammad 3-22, Josiah Sampaga 2-24, Bernard Carey III 2-12, Malepeai 1-14, Breiden Tyrell 1-6, Kailiohu Kila 1-5, Keola Lanias 1-3, Raysen Motoyama 1-2. Castle: Hunter Paredes 2-15, Kala’i Cabana-Zukeran 2-5, Smith 2-4, Palaylay-Shuford 1-13, Raiden Wong 1-10.

Bronson Buck recovers a fumble for the Castle defense.

Aren Pang Kee with an INT for the Mililani defense.

Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi at QB for the Trojans to start second half and his second pass is picked off by Chasen Palaylay-Shuford who returns it to the 4-yard line. Second pick in the game for him. NO! A roughing-the-passer penalty is called on Castle. Take away the pick. Two plays later, Kuboyama-Hayashi with a 52-yard run on the read-option keeper. 49-0.

Naki starts the second half at QB for Castle and hits a nice pass to Paredes for 14 yards and another to Raiden Wong for 10. Naki showing some good decision-making at the QB spot. A drop on the screen on third down and Castle will punt.

HALFTIME BOX
at Castle H.S. field
Mililani (2-0, 2-0) 20 22
Castle (2-1, 2-0) 0 0

Mil—Ryan Chang 41 pass from Dillon Gabriel (run failed)
Mil—Kilifi Malepeai 1 run (Damien Santiago kick)
Mil—Josiah Sampaga 31 pass from Gabriel (Santiago kick)
Mil—Gabriel 1 run (Santiago kick)
Mil—Malepeai 2 run (Santiago kick)
Mil—Malepeai 2 run (Nayyir Muhammad pass from Gabriel)

RUSHING—Mililani: Malepeai 11-82, Gabriel 4-38, Jalen Olomua 3-14, team 1-(minus 1). Castle: Chasen Palaylay-Shuford 9-89, Elijah Catrett 1-(minus 6), Kawai Naki 1-(minus 7), Makana Smith 10-(minus 8).
PASSING—Mililani: Gabriel 17-28-1-222. Castle: Kawai Naki 2-2-0-5, Smith 1-4-0-1.
RECEIVING—Mililani: Reichel Vegas 4-37, Chang 3-68, Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi 3-55, Nayyir Muhammad 3-22, Josiah Sampaga 2-24, Malepeai 1-14, Raysen Motoyama 1-2. Castle: Kala’i Cabana-Zukeran 2-5, Hunter Paredes 1-1.

Chasen Palaylay-Shuford rips off a 72-yard run to the Mililani 18. A face-mask penalty puts the ball at the Trojans 8 with 40 seconds to go. Castle gets inside the 5 but is stuffed. Fourth-and-goal from the 5 with 8 seconds to go. Smith stuffed by Olomua for a loss of 2. Turnover on downs.

Gabriel 17-28, 222 yards, 3 TD (1 rush), 1 INT
Kilifi Malepeai 11 carries, 82 yards, 3 TD

When play resumes, Malepeai rips off a 42-yard run. Kilifi Malepeai with his third TD run, another 2-yard score. Mililani goes for 2 for who knows what reason and Gabriel hits Nayyir Muhammad. 42-0, 1:23.

Ugly incident near the Castle sideline as Gabriel is hit way late out of bounds and then all hell breaks loose. Teams are separated and both squads are getting an earful from their head coaches. Just a stupid play by the Castle DB Kekai Ukauka.

Trojans force a three-and-out and are rolling. Gabriel to Chang for 13 yards and then Malepeai bowls over a defender for 16 yards down to the 15. Malepeai’s second TD run of the day is from 2 yards out.

Kuboyama-Hayashi with an amazing one-handed grab for 32 yards down to the 1 and Gabriel runs it in with the 1-yard TD run. 27-0, 7:59.

Kawai Naki in at QB and sacked by Shane Kady on third down to end the first quarter.

After Castle was called for a 15-yard penalty for roughing the kicker on the XP, Mililani goes onside kick and Torres recovers for Mililani. Gabriel with a 31-yard TD pass to freshman Josiah Sampaga.

Gabriel with an 18-yard pass to Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi to the 1 and then Kilifi Malepeai in for the 1-yard TD run.

Smith fumbles as Blaze Torres forces a fumble and Vince Fiaui recovers for Mililani.

Kekoa Martinez-Laa recovers a fumble by Kilifi Malepeai and Castle holds Mililani to no points in the red zone.

Mililani jumps offsides twice in a row before a play can be run and gives up a first down.

Trojans strike first as Gabriel hits a wide-open Ryan Chang for a 41-yard TD down the right side of the field. 6-0, 5:25.

Mykah Tuiolemotu with a sack for Mililani.

Trojans punt after one first down.

Makana Smith starts at QB for Castle. Jalen Olomua gets a third-down sack and Castle misses a field goal.

Chasen Palaylay-Shuford intercepts Mililani QB Dillon Gabriel on the first play from scrimmage on a deflection.

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NOTES: Castle leads the series 10-9 but MIlilani won the last two by a combined score of 79-7. Castle hasn’t beaten Mililani since a 28-21 win in 2008 on Castle’s field. Mililani has won six of the last seven. Mililani has started the last three seasons 3-0. Castle has never had a running back gain more than 79 yards against Mililani. Castle can begin a season 3-1 for the first time since 2010. This matchup pits two coaches with a greater than 70 percent winning percentage in their careers, with York at 78 percent and Hao at 74. York’s 78 is second among active coaches behind only Cal Lee and he is one of eight coaches all time with at least 50 wins and a .750 winning percentage. The others are: Lee, Larry Ginoza, Cal Chai, Siuaki Livai, Harry Mitsui, Reggie Torres and Doug Semones.

Mililani passing vs. Castle: Jarin Morikawa with 320 in 2011
Mililani rushing vs. Castle: Rex Amorin with 128 in 1984.
Mililani receiving vs. Castle: Kris Andrews with 189 in 1998.
Castle passing vs. Mililani: Jason Berinobis with 312 in 1980
Castle rushing vs. Mililani: Bronson Kekahuna wiht 79 in 2007.
Castle receiving vs. Mililani: Tyler German with 146 in 1998.

COMMENTS

  1. Knation August 26, 2017 8:06 pm

    Hands down the best offense in the state! Oia looks stronger than ilh


  2. Public school August 26, 2017 8:40 pm

    You crazy


  3. Alpha August 26, 2017 10:04 pm

    This was expected. . . No surprise here, idk bout best offense in the state though.


  4. Kamuela August 27, 2017 9:45 am

    Roughing The Passer,

    Roughing the Kicker,

    Face Mask.

    Mililani goes onside kick and Torres recovers for Mililani.

    Sacks. Fumbles.

    DB’s getting burned left and right giving up 278 yards.

    And the worst…

    “Ugly incident near the Castle sideline as Gabriel is hit way late out of bounds and then all hell breaks loose. Teams are separated and both squads are getting an earful from their head coaches. Just a STUPID play by the Castle DB Kekai Ukauka.” AND… Castle players eliciting cheers from the home crowd after such an embarrassing incident.

    Will Castle atone for all this during next week’s practices?!!! Not doing so will just continue this type of play throughout the season.


  5. bumbuchas August 27, 2017 3:26 pm

    TV did not show a wide angle of that late hit incident by Castle’s DB #3. If players on the sideline leave the so called box; onto the field or past the 25 yard line, they are subject to suspension for the next game. Nothing may come out of it unless Mililani files a complaint on that w/the OIA who will then do an investigation. Clearly, the hit was uncalled for as QB Gabriel was way out of bounds and easing up. He could have seriously gotten injured. Castle definitely not a very disciplined team. Good thing Mililani was able to control themselves otherwise it could have been an all out brawl, and on TV even!


  6. kahaloo August 28, 2017 6:59 am

    Isn’t this what Castle wanted? The previous coach was fired for having too strict team rules and team policies in which the team was disciplined for non-compliance. Well looks like that’s exactly what these players need. This should be easy for the OIA and the coaches to figure out since the game was televised and you can just keep watching the video replays. Yes, every player on the sideline that left the “box” or stepped out onto the field should be suspended the next game along with every Castle player that motioned to get the home fans to cheer should do extra 240s this week and a whole mess of bear-crawls. And if after they sort out this whole incident and the OIA suspends every player that stepped out onto the field/left the box and Castle hands out their own team suspensions for unruly behavior, if Castle cannot field a team for this week’s game, Castle should forfeit it. If that happened, this kind of incident will have much less chance of happening again.


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