GAME NIGHT 8/3: Aiea/Kaiser

Kaiser 12, Aiea 12

at Kaiser Stadium
Aiea (0-0) 0 12 0 0 — 12
Kaiser (0-0) 12 0 0 0 — 12
Kais—Koa Tom 5 run (kick blocked)
Kais—Tom 10 run (kick blocked)
Aiea—Zacharias Kalahiki-Basque 20 pass from Kayson Castillo (kick blocked)
Aiea—Fabian Bautista 10 pass from Castillo (pass failed)

RUSHING—Aiea: Keoni Young-Tavai 6-8, Dante Bareng 5-5, Ma’alo Auva’a 2-4, Jordan Cezar 1-2, Bautista 2-0, Kalahiki-Basque 2-(minus 4), team 1-(minus 5), Castillo 4-(minus 5). Kaiser: Tom 8-39, Curtis Chung 11-29, Cavin Lime 5-15, Casey Nguyen 3-(minus 12).
PASSING—Aiea: Castillo 20-45–2-234, Cezar 2-3–0-11, Bautista 1-3-0-(minus 1). Kaiser: Nguyen 8-21–1-95, Tom 5-9–1-72.
RECEIVING—Aiea: Kalahiki-Basque 10-141, Austin Mogote 4-33, Dylan Soberano 4-45, Bautista 4-30, Young-Tavai 1-(minus 5). Kaiser: Mason Yoshino 4-98, Dre Falls 3-7, Nainoa McQuay 2-14, Kaulana Esteban 2-6, Ethan Doman 1-40, Jesse Stroede 1-2.


Soberano with a 30-yard punt return out past the Aiea 40 but Na Alii called for a holding penalty. Aiea ball on the 16 instead. Clock runs out after three Aiea runs.

A 4-yard punt into the wind gives Kaiser the ball on its 37 with 1:35 to go. Nguyen scrambles for 13 yards to the 50. First down. Three straight incomplete passes and it’s fourth down. Kaiser will punt with 105 to go.

Bautista at quarterback with injuries to Aiea’s top two QBs.Timeout taken with third-and-11 at the Kaiser 44 with 1:45 to go. Ma’alo Auva’a with a 3-yard run on the QB keeper. Fourth different player to line up at QB for Aiea.

Kaiser ball on its 19 with 3 minutes to go. Nguyen with a deep ball that is underthrown and Fabian Bautista with the INT.

After a timeout on fourth-and-7, Aiea brings in sophomore Jordan Cezar at QB. His first pass is an 8-yard completion to move the chains. Aiea tries a reverse pass but the ball hangs up. Fourth-and-7 at the 21. 3:05 to go. Cezar scrambles and Noah Stinson stops him short. Kaiser takes over on downs.

This second half has basically been played between the 30-yard lines of both teams.

Aiea ball on its own 35 with 7:58 to go. Three-and-outs from both teams.

Teams trade punts.

Aiea ball second down at midfield to start the final quarter. Soberano with a big 17-yard leaping catch on third-and-12 to move the chains for Na Alii.


Tom back in at QB for Kaiser but is shaken up after two plays and Nguyen back in for a third down. Aiea freshman Chayson Lopez with the sack to force a punt.

Aiea with a nice drive and its fourth-and-1 at the Kaiser 33. They try a short throw and a little miscommunication and it’s a turnover on downs.

Nguyen with a 40-yard pass to Ethan Domen but then Kaiser turns it over on downs.

Kaiser gives it back as it looks like Kalahiki-Basque on defense forces a fumble. Aiea recovers but goes three-and-out.

Kaiser’s Hunter Phelps with the INT off a tip and the Cougars take over in Aiea territory.

Nguyen in at QB to start the second half for Kaiser on its 37. Yoshino with his best catch yet as he dives and picks the ball off the ground for a 27-yard reception. Great catch. Turnover on downs.

Kahakili-Basque back in the game and he goes 25 yards on the catch on the first play. Aiea turns it over on downs after a miscommunication on fourth down.


at Kaiser Stadium
Aiea (0-0) 0 12
Kaiser (0-0) 12 0
Kais—Koa Tom 5 run (kick blocked)
Kais—Tom 10 run (kick blocked)
Aiea—Zacharias Kalahiki-Basque 20 pass from Kayson Castillo (kick blocked)
Aiea—Fabian Bautista 10 pass from Castillo (pass failed)

RUSHING—Aiea: Keoni Young-Tavai 3-7, Dante Bareng 4-2, Kalahiki-Basque 1-(minus 2), team 1-(minus 5), Castillo 3-(minus 8). Kaiser: Tom 7-41, Curtis Chung 7-23, Cavin Lime 5-15.
PASSING—Aiea: Castillo 10-20–1-152. Kaiser: Tom 4-8–1-65, Casey Nguyen 1-3–0-0.
RECEIVING—Aiea: Kalahiki-Basque 6-113, Dylan Soberano 1-24, Austin Mogote 1-10, Bautista 1-1, Young-Tavai 1-(minus 5). Kaiser: Mason Yoshino 2-61, Kaulana Esteban 1-2, Jesse Stroede 1-2, Dre Falls 1-0.


Aiea forces the punt and gets one shot at it with 4.4 seconds left at the Kaiser 42. Wind at Na Alii’s back.

Tom back in at QB for Kaiser. A hold wipes out a first-down run and instead its third-and-23 at the Kaiser 19 with 21.8 seconds to go.

Not sure if Aiea meant to do it but it’s a short kick and rolls 10 yards and Aiea falls on it. Na Alii ball. Kalahiki-Basque with his sixth catch for 113 yards but he’s shaken up on the play. Dylan Soberano with a 24-yard reception but Kaiser DB Dre Falls with the INT in the end zone on the next play.

Offenses for both teams have gone stale. Kalahiki-Basque with a nice catch again as Castillo again stays in the pocket, takes a hit, and delivers a solid throw. Kalahiki-Basque over 100 yards receiving. Third down and Castillo finds Fabian Bautista for a 10-yard TD. 12-12, 4:33.

Aiea three-and-out.

Casey Nguyen in at QB for Kaiser. Three-and-out.

Castillo with a much-needed third-down completion to Kalahiki-Basque for 17 yards and a first down into Kaiser territory. Castillo stands in and takes a hit but throws a strike to Kalahiki-Basque for a 20-yard TD. Kais 12, Aiea 6, 10:33, Q2.


Yoshino with a 38-yard reception and then Tom spins off multiple defenders and scores on a 10-yard TD run on the final play of the first quarter. 12-0 Kaiser.

A personal foul on Kaiser and it looks like Cavin Lime, a running back and linebacker, is thrown out of the game. Didn’t see what happened. Aiea punts.

Fourth-and-1 for Kaiser on the 5 and they get Na Alii to jump on the hard count. Ma’alo Auva’a with a tackle for loss for Aiea. Koa Tom with a 5-yard TD run on the keeper. XP is blocked. Kais 6-0, 2:30.

Castillo fumbles and Joseph Chin recovers for Kaiser on the Aiea 14.

Kaiser sophomore Mason Yoshino goes up and makes a nice catch for 23 yards. Tom with a throw to the end zone to Yoshino but it’s tipped by Austin Mogote and picked by Fabian Bautista.

Junior Kayson Castillo starts at QB for Na Alii. His second pass is a nice fade down the right side to Zacharias Kalahiki-Basque for 37 yards. Na Alii go for it on fourth down and don’t get it. Kaiser ball.

Senior Koa Tom starts at QB for the Cougars. His first run is a nice 10-yard gain but a big hit forces a fumble. Kaiser recovers. Fourth-and-2 at the Aiea 47 and the first decision for Kaiser coach Tim Seaman here. After a timeout, Kaiser punts.

Kaiser wins the toss and will receive.

Austin Mogote, Noble Ripley, Jonathan Pei, Jonathan Laurienzo
Kaiser: Noah Matsumoto, Reece Kaonohi

Here are the rosters for Aiea and Kaiser.

Kaiser looks like it has right around 50 suited up. Aiea looks closer to 30.


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