GAME NIGHT 8/2: Kapolei/Castle

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.

Series history: Kapolei leads 5-2
Kapolei Hurricanes
Castle Knights


  1. disciplinematters August 2, 2019 8:55 pm

    First game of the season and a scuffle already?! Sounds about right for Castle.

  2. Shame on Castle coaches August 2, 2019 10:46 pm

    Poor sportsmanship on Castle’s sidelines, you could hear the players as well as the Coaches cursing.

  3. 44 ready August 3, 2019 6:13 am

    -Shame on castle coaches

    Me and my family was at the game. What are you talking about? Stop trying create drama. The kids and coaches handled themselves great from what we could see. To be honest, kapolei was much more chippy lastnight. Castle coaches continue to do what you guys are doing with those kids.

  4. Mark August 3, 2019 12:55 pm

    My family and I sat on the 45 right behind the Castle bench. Kapolei was a 40 point favorite and fans from both sides were surprised how close the game was. Kapolei had the numbers, the size and the talent along with multiple players with Division 1 offers. Castle had multiple players going both ways. Like always Castle played scrappy and fought to the end! If it wasn’t for a couple broken plays that led to Touchdowns this game would’ve ended differently! Castle staff and players keep doing your thing! You guys are on the right track and the community notices it! Great job!

  5. datroooth August 4, 2019 7:43 pm

    Concussion drills.

    1st game scuffle.

    Continue to do what you guys are doing.

    You guys are on the right track and the community notices it. Great job.

  6. Kale Williamson August 6, 2019 5:53 am

    Why you sound mad??

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