GAME NIGHT 8/2: Aiea/Kaiser

Kaiser 21, Aiea 7

At Kaiser Stadium
Aiea (0-1) 7 0 0 0 — 7
Kaiser (1-0) 7 0 14 0 — 21
Kais—Ethan Domen recovers blocked punt in end zone (Kyler Halvorsen kick)
Aiea—Dylan Soberano 15 pass from Kayson Castillo (Tyla Mane kick)
Kais—Domen 100 interception return (Halvorsen kick)
Kais—Cole Cadinha 52 fumble return (Halvorsen kick)

RUSHING—Aiea: Jordan Cezar 4-10, Javon Miller 7-3, Mana Young-Tavai 1-(minus 1), team 1-(minus 8), Castillo 17-(minus 23). Kaiser: Hunter Phelps 9-27, Dre Falls 1-21, Kilohana Lacanilao 5-16, Easton Yoshino 1-6, Kolt Joseph 6-6, Cavin Lime 1-3, Domen 2-3, team 2-(minus 28).
PASSING—Aiea: Castillo 15-42–3-172, Cezar 1-3–0-2. Kaiser: Yoshino 7-16–0-55, Joseph 2-6–0-1.
RECEIVING—Aiea: Josh Canosa 5-67, Dylan Soberano 5-62, Kainalu Caetano 3-33, Miller 2-8, Cezar 1-4. Kaiser: Kamakana Mahiko 3-26, Lime 2-3, Jesse Stroede 1-15, Falls 1-11, Xavier Kepa 1-3, Ethan Lynch 1-(minus 2).
Junior varsity — Aiea 14, Kaiser 7

(8:41) Aiea ball on its 34 and it needs a score here. Castillo, who was hit hard to end the last drive, is out and Jordan Cezar in at QB. Castillo is currently 15-for-42 for 172 yards and a TD with three interceptions. Javon Miller catches Kaiser off guard with a 14-yard run on third-and-15. Fourth-and-1. Cezar sneaks it for a first down. Cezar keeps it for 12 yards and shows some playmaking ability running the ball from the QB spot. Lime with his third sack for a loss of 9. Punt.

(10:36) Kaiser three-and-out.

Castillo with a 33-yard pass to Dylan Soberano to start the fourth quarter as Aiea badly needs a score on this drive. Fourth-and-1 and Castillo keeps it and is met at the line by Lime, who drive him to the ground and forces the turnover on downs.


(1:36) Aiea ball on its 46. Joseph Chin with his second sack and forces the fumble. Cole Cadinha picks it up and he is GONE. 52-yard fumble return for a TD. 21-7 Kaiser, 20.8, Q3. NINE sacks for the Cougars.

(3:37) Kaiser ball on its 36. Yoshino at QB. He throws a couple of nice balls but it’s a turnover on downs.

(7:01) Lime with a sack now as Kaiser brings a blitz on second down and Aiea had no chance. Third-and-17 and Castillo scrambles for 4. Punt coming.

Kaiser will receive. Ball is short and checks up in the wind and it is ruled Aiea recovered it before going out of bounds at the Cougars 36. Na Alii ball. Caniha gets another sack but Castillo finds Canosa for 15 yards on third-and-12. Falls with a huge tackle for loss on third down and Aiea will go for it. Fourth-and-four at the Kaiser 17. Castillo’s pass over the middle is caught by Kainalu Caetano at the 3. He takes a huge hit but holds onto the ball. Castillo tries to keep from the 1 but Cavin Lime with a big TFL. Castillo loses 5. Third-and-goal at the 6. Castillo’s pass is PICKED by Ethan Domen. Open field again and he’s off to the races. Down the Kaiser sideline. 100-yard interception return for a TD. Domen scores on defense and on special teams. What a gamechanger. 14-7 Kaiser, 7:01, Q3.


At Kaiser Stadium
Aiea (0-0) 7
Kaiser (0-0) 7
Kais—Ethan Domen recovers blocked punt in end zone (Kyler Halvorsen kick)
Aiea—Dylan Soberano 15 pass from Kayson Castillo (Tyla Mane kick)

RUSHING—Aiea: team 1-(minus 8), Javon Miller 4-(minus 12), Castillo 7-(minus 18). Kaiser: Dre Falls 1-21, Kilohana Lacanilao 5-16, Hunter Phelps 2-3, Kolt Joseph 5-2, Domen 1-1, team 2-(minus 28).
PASSING—Aiea: Castillo 7-24–2-79. Kaiser: Easton Yoshino 5-12–0-40, Joseph 2-5–0-1.
RECEIVING—Aiea: Dylan Soberano 3-27, Josh Canosa 2-32, Kainalu Caetano 1-16, Miller 1-4. Kaiser: Cavin Lime 2-3, Jesse Stroede 1-15, Kamakana Mahiko 1-11, Falls 1-11, Xavier Kepa 1-3, Ethan Lynch 1-(minus 2).
Junior varsity — Aiea 14, Kaiser 7

(22.2) END HALF

(1:25) Aiea gets the ball back at its 49 after Kaiser’s Duke Minihan gets shaken up on the return. PI call on Kaiser moves the ball to the 36 of the Cougars. Senior Brannon Tanaka with his second sack of the night for the Cougars. Castillo with another deep shot as he gets drilled again and Falls comes up with his second INT for Kaiser.

(3:20) Kaiser ball on its 25 after a 17-yard punt return by Falls. Yoshino remains in at QB. Broken play and Yoshino escapes the rush and hits Falls on a backwards pass. Falls has room to run, makes a man miss and is GONE. 75-yard TD goes as a run but a flag brings it back. Still a first down. Now a punt.

(4:59) Aiea ball on its 32. Markwith with his second sack for Kaiser. Castillo runs for 3 on third-and-long as Kaiser’s defensive line is absolutely dominating the Aiea O-line right now. Na Alii to punt.

(6:02) Kaiser ball on its 39 after a 15-yard punt return by Stroede. Yoshino in at QB. Kaiser’s offensive line holds up but receivers can’t get open and it’s two incomplete passes and a punt.

(6:31) Aiea ball on its 35. Castillo now 1-for-12 on his last 13 throws as it’s another three-and-out.

Huge punt but that gives Kaiser’s Jesse Stroede room to return it for 31 yards to the Aiea 40 where Kaiser will start. 8:04 on the clock. Joseph back in at QB. Fourth-and-3 and Joseph has to scramble away from two defenders. Pass is complete but it’s for negative yardage and Aiea takes over.

Three incomplete passes and Aiea is three-and-out.

Easton Yoshino, the freshman, in at QB for the second quarter. Yoshino with a nice arm and he completes his first three passes for 28 yards. Good drive going here. Third-and-9 and Yoshino is under a ton of pressure and just tosses it to an offensive lineman who catches it and then throws it to the ground. That should be a live ball. Ref calls it incomplete and Aiea declines the illegal touching penalty. Kaiser will punt.

Third down and Dre Falls intercepts an underthrown ball from Castillo. Kaiser ball on its 38.


(:25) Aiea ball on its 35. Quarter ends.

Kaiser picks up a first down but a bad snap results in a loss of 27 yards and Kaiser will punt with 33 seconds on the clock in the first quarter.

Aiea senior Josh Canosa gets the offense going with a 17-yard catch on third down and then hauls in a 15-yard pass to the 10 on fourth-and-6. Third-and-goal at the 15 and Castillo throws the fade to Dylan Soberano who hauls it in for the 15-yard TD. Tie game at 7-7. Good looking drive by Na Alii.

(8:10) Kaiser gets it on offense first. Senior Kolt Joseph takes his first-ever snap at QB. Kilohana Lacanilao gets the first handoff at RB and gets 8 yards but is hurt on the play. Joseph mishandles a snap and Cyrus Singelman recovers for Aiea.

Cole Cadinha has a sack on the second drive after Brannon Tanaka had a sack and a tackle for loss on the first drive. Aiea still looking for positive yards on a play as it punts for the second time.

Aiea will receive. Na Alii run three plays, all for a loss, and then Ethan Domen with the blocked punt and recovery in the end zone. Cougars up 7-0.

Aiea wins the junior varsity game 14-7. Kickoff for varsity right around 7:30 p.m.
Series history: Aiea leads 15-3-1
Aiea Na Alii
Kaiser Cougars


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