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Former Castle LB Jaydon Kaio starting for nationally-ranked Corner Canyon

By Paul Honda on September 7, 2020

A year ago, Jaydon Kaio was a play-making 6-foot-1, 160-pound linebacker at Castle. Today, the senior is now 175 pounds and starting at linebacker for Utah’s No. 1-ranked team, Corner Canyon (4-0). His new hometown is Draper. “Draper is probably like Hawaii Kai. They’re really rich in this area,” Kaio said on Monday morning. “It’s a bit different and more complex, I’d say. I’m good at rushing the passer and I can bring a hit. I can cover because of […]

Kalaheo hires Nelson Maeda as football head coach

By Nick Abramo on March 5, 2020

Nelson Maeda is the new head coach of the Kalaheo Mustangs football team, the school announced Thursday night. Maeda is a former head coach at Castle and Kailua. “We are excited as coach Maeda brings a love for the game and 20 years of head coaching experience,” Mark Brilhante, the Mustangs athletic director, said in a statement. “As an educator, we look forward to his ability to instill core values into our student athletes. With his love for the game […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Castle Knights

By Jerry Campany on October 14, 2019

2019 RECORD >> 2-7 overall, 2-4 OIA Division I HEAD COACH >> John Hao is 25-26 in five years as a head coach and 10-20 in three seasons at Castle KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> WR/RB Kala Matthews, 5-4, 180, So.; QB Kila Kaio, 5-8, 130, So.; WR AJ Igafo, 5-7, 150, Jr.; DB Kela Harbottle, 5-4, 140, Jr. CASTLE THROUGH THE YEARS: 1973-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT 2012 Anuenue Three years after Nelson Maeda was shown the door, nothing much else […]

GAME NIGHT 10/11: ‘Iolani/Castle

By Christian Shimabuku on October 11, 2019

No. 9 ‘Iolani 33, Castle 28, Final ———- 10:14: Castle picks up a first down with 1 second left but the last gasp Hail Mary falls well short. ‘Iolani holds on to set up a rematch with Damien. 10:12: ‘Iolani successfully gets the punt off. Castle starts from its own 21 with 17 seconds left. 10:11: Castle burns the rest of its timeouts. ‘Iolani will punt from its own 41 after a costly personal foul penalty with 22 seconds left. […]

GAME NIGHT 10/5: Castle/Kailua

By Christian Shimabuku on October 5, 2019

Kailua 26, Castle 21, Final ———- 9:29: Kailua takes two knees to run out the clock. 26-21 is your final. Kailua clinches a OIA Division I playoff spot, while Castle is eliminated. What a game. 9:28: Castle turns it over on downs after four straight incompletions. Kailua can run the clock out now with 1:04 left and no Castle timeouts. 9:23: Scratch that. Re-punt after a facemask call, and the SNAP IS FUMBLED. CASTLE HAS THE BALL AT THE KAILUA […]

GAME NIGHT 9/27: Castle/Moanalua

By Noelle Kakimoto on September 27, 2019

No. 6 Moanalua 48, Castle 0 BOX SCORE At Moanalua Stadium Castle (2-5, 2-3) 0 0 0 0 — 0 Moanalua (7-0, 5-0) 14 0 14 20 — 48 Moanalua— Jeremiah Tauai 41 interception (Griffin Motas kick) Moanalua— Rudy Kealohi 3 pass from RJ Javar (Motas kick) Moanalua— RJ Javar 12 run (Motas kick) Moanalua— Kealohi 32 pass from Javar (Motas kick) Moanalua— Dacyres Domingo 47 pass from Javar (Motas kick) Moanalua— Tauai 20 fumble recovery (Motas kick) Moanalua— Aukai […]

GAME NIGHT 9/20: Leilehua/Castle

By Christian Shimabuku on September 20, 2019

No. 8 Leilehua 41, Castle 13, Final ———- 9:54: Castle runs out the clock to end the game. Leilehua wins by a final score of 41-13. 9:49: Leilehua goes three-out-out. Castle gets the ball back down 41-13 on its own 37 with 3:03 left. 9:44: Kaio is picked off by Leilehua defensive back Julyan Mebane with 4:45 left. After some post-play penalties, Leilehua has the ball on its own 24. 9:41: Leilehua punts to the Castle 47 with 5:10 left. […]

Castle shows versatility on offense in win over Radford

By Noelle Kakimoto on September 14, 2019

In what could have been Radford’s first win of the season on Homecoming night, the Castle Knights’ offensive range shut the Rams out of the celebration as they secured a 20-6 victory. The journey toward victory was like a slow burn as the Knights scored the game’s first points with only a minute left in the first quarter. Senior kicker Cheydon Costa nailed a 28-yard field goal to end a six minute-long drive where three different receivers caught passes and […]