GAME NIGHT 9/20: Leilehua/Castle

No. 8 Leilehua 41, Castle 13, Final


9:54: Castle runs out the clock to end the game. Leilehua wins by a final score of 41-13.

9:49: Leilehua goes three-out-out. Castle gets the ball back down 41-13 on its own 37 with 3:03 left.

9:44: Kaio is picked off by Leilehua defensive back Julyan Mebane with 4:45 left. After some post-play penalties, Leilehua has the ball on its own 24.

9:41: Leilehua punts to the Castle 47 with 5:10 left.

9:38: Castle turns the ball over at the Leilehua 20 with 7:11 left in the third.

9:30: Kawela Kaluhiokalani takes an option pitch for a 7-yard touchdown for Leilehua. That probably puts this one to bed. After the PAT, Leilehua leads 41-13 with 9:38 left.


9:24: End of the third. Facing fourth-and-1 from its own 38, Leilehua rolls the dice and JUST converts. The Mules have a fresh set of downs from their own 39 to start the fourth with a 34-13 lead.

9:18: Castle tacks on another TD after Kila Kaio throws a 25-yard TOUCHDOWN to Kala Matthews. Ian Rivera‘s PAT is good and Castle puts the deficit to 34-13 with 1:59 left in the third.

9:11: The Mules get their backups into the game and can’t pick up more than a first down. They punt for a touchback with 4:31 left in the third.

9:06: Castle is finally in the end zone after Brandon Frey fumbles a handoff but recovers in the end zone. The PAT is no good but the Knights snip the deficit down to 34-6 with 6:27 left in the third quarter.

8:55: Much of the same in the second half. The Mules drive right down the field, capped by Turangan’s 7-yard pass to Landyn Jumawan, to extend the lead to 34-0 with 9:23 left in the third quarter. Any type additional type of score for Leilehua will enable the running clock.

8:50: Castle goes three-and-out. Leilehua to start from midfield after the punt.

8:48: Castle will start the second half from its own 21.


8:27: Leilehua has one last chance to score with one second left from the Castle 10 and elects to go for it instead of kicking a field goal. Turangan’s pass to the back of the end zone is high but Leilehua leads 27-0 at the half. Castle will receive to start the second half.

8:17: Leilehua forces a Castle punt and will start from its own 37 with 4:02 left in the half.

8:11: This one has been very one-sided so far, as Turangan finds Jayzon Ramos 38 yards for another touchdown. The snap is botched on the PAT, but Leilehua extends its lead to 27-0 with 7:07 left in the half.

8:07: Leilehua scoops up ANOTHER Castle fumble from its own 49 with 8:58 left in the second quarter.


7:59: End of the first. Leilehua skunking Castle early.

7:57: Turangan finds Kaleikaumaka Akagi for a 9-yard touchdown on third-and-goal. Konapiliahi’s PAT is good, and the Leilehua lead is now 21-0 with 8 seconds left in the first quarter.

7:53: Could be getting ugly here, as the next play for Castle is a FUMBLE recovered by Leilehua at the Knights’ 34 with 1:51 left in the first quarter.

7:50: That miss was huge for both sides, as just a couple of players later, Jemell Vereen takes a handoff TO THE HOUSE for a 63-yard touchdown. After the extra point, Leilehua leads 14-0 with 2:11 left in the first quarter.

7:48: Castle drives all the way to the Leilehua 13 and decides to attempt a field goal. The kick is no good, and the Mules still lead 7-0 with 2:57 left in the first quarter.

7:42: Leilehua goes for it on fourth-and-goal from the Castle 1 and SCORES. Kekoa Turangan finished off the drive with a 1-yard QB sneak. Raymond Konapiliahi‘s PAT is good and the Mules lead 7-0 with 5:34 in the first after using a chunk of clock.

7:26: Castle will kick off to begin this game.


7:25: Heading for an early start due to the quick nature of the JV game, which Leilehua won 27-0.

Series history: Leilehua leads 34-15-2 (since 1946)
Leilehua roster
Castle roster


  1. Jacob Makaiwi September 20, 2019 11:28 pm

    Good job to both teams. Solid win to the boys from Wahiawa. Go Mules!

  2. thevillagevoice September 22, 2019 10:42 am

    Castle drops yet another game and the rest of the season doesn’t get easier for the Knights with Moanalua, Kailua and Iolani ahead. Castle appears to have adequate personnel, but is missing other things that would make them much more competitive especially in this 2nd tier of the league.

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