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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 […]

GAME NIGHT 9/13: Castle/Radford

By Noelle Kakimoto on September 13, 2019

Castle 20, Radford 6, 7:30 p.m. BOX SCORE Castle (2-3, 2-1) 3 7 10 0 — 20 Radford (0-5, 0-4) 0 6 0 0 — 6 Castle— Cheydon Costa 28 field goal Castle— Logan Albinio 37 run (Cheydon Costa kick) Radford— Chase Daack 95 interception Castle— Cheydon Costa 39 field goal Castle— Kala Matthews 5 run (Cheydon Costa kick) HALFTIME At Radford Stadium Castle (1-3, 1-1) 3 7 0 0 — 10 Radford (0-4, 0-3) 0 6 0 0 — […]

GAME NIGHT 9/6: Damien/Castle

By Christian Shimabuku on September 6, 2019

No. 8 Damien 41, Castle 13, Final ———- 8:54: Damien takes a few last kneels to close this thing out to improve to 5-0, its best start in school history since 2015. Castle drops to 1-3. 8:50: Chazz Tom scores on a 4-yard rush for Castle. Cheydon Costa‘s PAT is good and Castle cuts the deficit to 41-13 with 1:27 left. 8:46: Castle calls a timeout facing a first-and-goal at the Damien 1 with 2:09 left. 8:35: Kyle Kinney jumps […]

Castle earns first win but still has a lot of work to do

By Christian Shimabuku on August 25, 2019

Coach John Hao was frustrated by Castle’s winless start to the season entering Saturday night’s home matchup against Aiea. He believed the team hadn’t played anywhere near its potential. After the Knights’ 26-16 win over Na Alii for win No. 1 of the young season, Hao still wasn’t satisfied. “It’s not a weight off the shoulder but it feels good to head in the right direction,” he said. “We had an opportunity against Kapolei, and then when we played Waipahu […]

GAME NIGHT 8/24: Aiea/Castle

By Christian Shimabuku on August 24, 2019

Castle 26, Aiea 16, FINAL   9:49: Castle’s Kela Harbottle intercepts Kayson Castillo. The Knights take one last knee for their first win of the season. 26-16 is your final. 9:44: Castle goes three-and-out but forces Aiea to call its last timeout. Na Alii has 1:46 to make up the deficit, starting from their own 27. 9:39: Aiea elects to punt on fourth down deep in its own territory. The wind gets a hold of the punt, and it’s downed […]

GAME NIGHT 8/9: Waipahu/Castle

By Christian Shimabuku on August 9, 2019

Waipahu 49, Castle 28, Final   10:34: 49-28 is your final. The day belongs to Failauga. 10:31: Failauga does it again. Three-yard TD to up his total to five touchdowns and 342 yards on 31 carries. 10:25: Kahoopii is ON FIRE. He fires a 20-yard touchdown to Kala Matthews, and the deficit is now just 42-28 with 4:02 left. 10:22: Slight delay as a Waipahu player goes down, but he gets up jogging which is definitely a positive sign. Castle […]

D-I weekend preview: ‘Iolani and Moanalua in early showdown

By Jerry Campany on August 8, 2019

Moanalua mentor Savai’i Eselu ended last season claiming to be outcoached by John Hao of Castle in the OIA playoffs, vowing to never cost his kids a game again. As luck would have it, Eselu’s next chance to prove it will become against one of the state’s all-time most successful coaches. ‘Iolani will visit Moanalua for the first time on Saturday, giving Wendell Look yet another territory to conquer. Look, the third-winningest coach in state history behind Cal Lee of […]