Castle to play league home games after all

Two Castle quarterbacks are competing to replace Jaylen Uyemura-Lee as the starter this season. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

The Castle Knights got some good news despite a 41-7 football loss at No. 5 Kapolei last weekend.

The Knights will play three home league games this season, according to Department of Education spokesperson Lindsay Chambers and Oahu Interscholastic League of Honolulu football coordinator Harold Tanaka.

It was originally expected that the Knights would have to play all road games due to work being done to replace the regular stadium lighting with LED lighting.


That work, along with work to replace rusted light casings, has been put off until the spring of 2018, according to Chambers.

Instead, some of the lights that were burned out have been replaced, ensuring enough brightness for home games this season.


Castle (1-2, 1-1 OIA Red) played one home game earlier this year, a 42-7 daytime loss to Damien on Aug. 5.


Three home games that were temporarily switched to the opponents’ site have returned to the Knights’ home field in Kaneohe: Aug. 26 against Mililani, Sept. 8 against Leilehua, and Sept. 15 against Kailua.

Castle also plays two more road games — at Nanakuli on Sept. 1 and at Farrington on Sept. 23.

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