The OIA Division I regular season ends with one of Oahu’s best rivalries, Castle and Kailua. The Surfriders have won the last four games in the series, the Knights have not won since 2010.
Kailua (3-3, 3-3 OIA Red) gets the No. 4 seed and a home game in the first round of the OIA playoffs next week with a win. A win for Castle (3-4, 2-4) would result in a three-way tie for fourth place with Leilehua and the Surfriders. The Mules would get the No. 4 seed with Castle the No. 5 seed and Kailua the No. 6 seed due to the head-to-head tiebreakers.
Live updates from the 6:30 p.m. kickoff will follow below:
9:18: GAME OVER. Castle 24, Kailua 21.
9:16: Lagazo’s pass into the end zone is picked off by Castle’s Rickard, his second of the game, to virtually end it.
9:15: The Surfriders’ Tanner Wright recovers the onside kick and then catches a 14-yard pass to the Castle 34. 18 seconds left.
9:14: Kailua drives into the end zone on Lagazo’s 5-yard run. Pedrina kicks the extra point.
>> CASTLE 24, KAILUA 21. 33 seconds left in game.
9:07: Three plays later, Lagazo hits Mejia with a 15-yard pass to the Castle 17.
9:06: Kailua’s Chauncy Gonsalves-Ball runs back the kick 45 yards to the Castle 40.
9:02: The drive sputters and Costa kicks a 34-yard field goal.
>> CASTLE 24, KAILUA 14. 1:58 remaining in game.
8:58: Pakele runs of 10, 6, 6 and 1 bring the ball to the Kailua 6.
8:56: A short snap goes to Hanawahine-Wong instead of the punter and he can only gain 3 of the 4 needed yards. Castle ball.
8:54: It’s fourth down and 4 for Kailua at its own 26. 5:20 left in the game.
8:51: Castle goes three and out and punts.
8:46: On a first-down play from the Castle 15, Lagazo finds Mejia in the middle of the front of the end zone for a touchdown. Pedrina kicks the point-after.
>> CASTLE 21, KAILUA 14. 9:02 left in the game.
8:44: On the ensuing kickoff, Castle fumbles and Kailua’s Dakota Kadooka recovers.
8:39: The Surfriders find the end zone on a 90-yard drive. They run it 10 times out of 11, and use Mejia at tight end to block for Lagazo in the wildcat. Lagazo gets the last three carries for a total of 15 yards and scores up the middle behind Mejia for a 4-yard TD. Brysen Pedrina kicks the extra point.
>> CASTLE 21, KAILUA 7. 10:32 left in the game.
8:36: THIRD QUARTER ENDS.
8:32: Six straight runs by Kailua get the ball to the Castle 31.
8:23: After a Kailua first down, Lagazo throws a pass that intercepted by Chasen Palaylay-Shuford.
8:14: On third down and 2 from the Kailua 14, Castle’s Pakele goes around left end for a touchdown. Costa boots the extra point.
>> CASTLE 14, KAILUA 0. 6:11 to go in the third quarter.
8:12: Lagazo’s first-down pass is intercepted by Castle’s Blaize Rickard.
8:10: On fourth down, Costa tries a 30-yard field goal and it is blocked by Christian Mejia for the second time.
8:08: Two personal foul penalties hurt the Surfriders. Also, McGoldrick gives a swing pass to Pakele and he gains 22 yards. Knights’ ball at the Kailua 12.
8:03: It’s three and out for Kailua. Punt time.
8:01: Second half is underway.
7:41: Costa’s 36-yard field goal attempt is blocked by Christian Mejia.
7:39: A pass interference penalty advances the ball to the Kailua 19. It’s fourth down and 11.
7:30: Castle gets the ball back at the Kailua 35, when Hanawahine-Wong fumbles and the Knights’ Lopaka Akamine recovers.
7:25: The Knights’ Pakele rips off a 52-yard run, but the ball is turned over on downs.
7:19: Kealoha Hanawahine-Wong carries three times for 20 yards, but the Surfriders’ drive stalls and they punt it away.
7:14: On third down, Israel Pakele goes off-tackle for 30 yards and a touchdown. Costa kicks the extra point.
>> CASTLE 7, KAILUA 0. 7:53 to go before halftime.
7:10: A personal foul penalty gives Castle the ball at the Kailua 39.
7:07: Kailua’s long drive with quarterback Mark Lagazo picking up 38 yards on four carries, but he fumbles and Castle’s Kawelo Kalauokalani recovers.
7:03: FIRST QUARTER ENDS. No score.
6:58: Cheyden Costa’s 38-yard field goal try is short for the Knights. Kailua ball.
6:54: Knights have a fourth and 8 from the 21.
6:52: McGoldrick carries four times for 31 yards and Castle is deep inside Kailua territory.
6:49: Two penalties hurt Kailua and the Surfriders end up punting on their first possession.
6:42: Castle drives into Kailua territory on its first possession, thanks to a 20-yard run by Jeremy McGoldrick, but a bit later, Kailua’s Koalii Santos picks off a McGoldrick pass at the Surfriders’ 3.