Kapolei 40, Castle 24, FINAL
9:02: The clock ticks to 0:00 and the Knights come up short. 40-24 is your final.
8:57: The Knights get the ball back on their own 19 with 3:37 left. Time is of the essence here.
8:52: The Knights go three and out again and punt. Kapolei takes over at the Castle 47 with 5:31 left.
8:48: Jacob Saole Su’e with a 28-yard PICK SIX for Kapolei. White’s kick is no good and it is somehow still a two-possession game with 7:45 left.
8:45: Stribling appeared to have his third touchdown of the day on a tantalizing 65-yard screen reception, but it’s called back by a holding call. The Hurricanes punt to the Castle 19, where the Knights take over with 7:53 to go.
8:40: Castle refuses to quit, scoring again on AJ Igafo‘s 35-yard touchdown reception from Kaio. The Knights can’t convert the two-pointer and are down 34-24 with 9:12 left in the fourth.
8:36: A scuffle has occurred, leading to a delay and compelling the refs to pull both teams together and talk it through.
8:32: Bailey finds a wide open Stribling for a 30-yard score, their second end zone connection of the day. White’s PAT is good. Kapolei extends its lead to 34-18 with 9:54 left on the clock. Still a two possession game.
8:27: Castle punts again, giving the Hurricanes the ball back on their own 44 with 11:13 left in the fourth.
8:23: End of the third. The Knights face second-and-10 from their own 30 to start the fourth with another opportunity to trim the deficit.
8:17: The Knights force another punt for Kapolei, who have had trouble generating offense since the break. Castle starts on its own 20 with 46 seconds left in the third.
8:08: The Knights go for it on fourth-and-7 from the Kapolei 23 and Jonah Figueroa makes a SPECTACULAR catch at the back of the end zone from Kaio but is a bit shaken up after. The extra point snap is muffed. Castle still trails 27-18 with 4:08 left in the third.
8:00: Both offenses have cooled off to start the second half. Castle takes over on its own 41 after a Kapolei three and out and punt with 8:12 left in the third.
7:56: Quick three and out for the Knights, who punt to the Kapolei 30 with 9:07 left in the third.
7:53: The Hurricanes turn it over on downs at the Castle 38 with 9:57 left in the third.
7:48: Kapolei will start from its own 45 after a failed onside kick attempt by the Knights.
7:29: Castle’s Jayven Kane picks off Bailey as time expires. Kapolei takes a 27-12 lead into the half and will receive to start the third quarter.
7:23: Castle’s Keanu Tilton takes a direct snap for a two-yard score. Costa’s kick is blocked, but the Knights cut the deficit to 27-12 with 39 seconds left in the second quarter.
7:17: After the two teams exchange punts, Castle starts off from its own 47 with 1:37 left in the half.
7:08: Make that 27-6. Wow. Journey Feliciano returns a fumble on the kickoff 20 yards TO THE HOUSE. White’s kick is good with 3:01 left.
7:06: Bailey is really starting to heat up. He throws a beautiful fade to the back of the end zone to Chanzyn Dupont for a 25-yard touchdown. He’s now 11-15 with 173 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. White’s kick is good, and the Hurricanes lead 20-6.
6:58: The Knights are on the board after Kaio’s 3-yard pass to Kala Matthews. Cheydon Costa‘s extra point is no good. Kapolei still leads 13-6 with 5:33 left in the first half.
6:52: Castle recovers a fumble at the Kapolei 25 with 8:02 left in the half. Their best chance to score thus far.
6:50: Kapolei starts from its own 30 with 8:14 left in the first half after another Castle punt.
6:43: Kapolei recovers a fumble at the Castle 38, then Bailey fires a 37-yard pass to Logan Albinio to get to the Castle 1. Bailey then punches it in on a quarterback sneak and White’s extra point is good. Kapolei leads 13-0 with 11:13 left in the second quarter.
6:34: Stribling with the first touchdown of the season, a 1-yard reception from Noa Bailey, who is 7-10 with 89 yards so far. Bula White‘s extra point attempt is no good and the Hurricanes lead 6-0 with 23 seconds left in the first quarter.
6:25: Kapolei’s De’Zhaun Stribling tries to return a punt without calling for a fair catch twice in a row, causing confusion, a delay and a re-kick both times. On the third try, he returns it to the Kapolei 43 with 3:04 left in the first.
6:23: Castle goes three and out as it rotates quarterbacks between Kaio and Kahoopili each series.
6:21: Kapolei goes three and out and punts to the Castle 40. Both teams struggling on offense so far.
6:18: Castle turns it over on downs at at Kapolei 21, despite Mana Kahoopili putting a nice drive together at quarterback for the Knights, 5:43 left in the first.
6:11: Kapolei appears to pick up a first down but it’s negated by a holding call. Castle takes over from the Kapolei 43 after a shanked punt, 7:30 left in the first.
6:05: Castle quarterback Kila Kaio leads the Knights to around midfield before a punt. Kapolei to take over from its own 13, 8:41 left in the first.
6:00: Castle receives to start the game and will start from its own 30.
5:45 p.m.: Here. We. Go. The first official prep football game in the nation pits the visiting Hurricanes against the Knights. Kickoff is 15 minutes away.