No. 7 Farrington and Castle try to remain in the hunt for a first-round bye in the OIA playoffs tonight at Skippa Diaz Stadium. Castle hasn’t beaten Farrington since 2010, a span of four straight losses. The Knights did take them to OT in 2013, though.
Top performances in series
Castle passing vs. Farrington: Jaymason Lee with 372 yards in 2010
Castle rushing vs. Farrington: Doug Cozloff with 187 yards in 1988
Castle receiving vs. Farrington: Ikaika Ho with 163 yards in 2003
Farrington passing vs. Castle: Eti Antonio with 286 yards in 2004
Farrington rushing vs. Castle: Hercules Sula with 230 yards in 2006
Farrington receiving vs. Castle: Matt Bell with 111 yards in 2003
Cue that running clock again. Tanuvasa goes up the middle for 47 yards and has 163. Afe-Alaivanu throws a back-shoulder pass to Manala Sevao for a 7-yard TOUCHDOWN FARRINGTON. PAT good. 7:46 Q4.
After a long kickoff return, Castle cancels the running clock with a 35-yard pass from Uyemura-Lee to Makana Smith down the right side. TOUCHDOWN CASTLE. PAT blocked. 8:16 Q4.
On first and 15, Tymon Paleafei jumps an out route, tips the ball to himself before snagging it and returns it 28 yards for the pick-six. TOUCHDOWN FARRINGTON. PAT good. 9:18 Q4. Running clock in effect.
Afe-Alaivanu escapes a sack and scrambles for 15 yards to the Govs 45. Quarter ends with Farrington at the Castle 45. Tanuvasa picks up 14 yards and a pass interference call moves the ball to the 10. After a 1-yard run, Afe-Alaivanu hits Eter, who makes a leaping catch. TOUCHDOWN FARRINGTON. PAT wide left. 9:36 Q4. Governors have scored on all three possessions of the second half.
Castle has been rotating quarterbacks throughout the game. Jaylen Uyemura-Lee, the passing option, leads the Knights into Farrington territory. Castle reaches the 26, but Umaga stops Bruce Pakele for a 4-yard loss and a fourth-down pass falls incomplete. 1:21 Q3.
A 3-yard punt sets Farrington up at its 44. Afe-Alaivanu hits Eter for a 31-yard completion to the 12. An lineman downfield penalty wipes out a touchdown pass. But Tanuvasa picks up 11 to the 2 and Reginald Faamatau punches it in. TOUCHDOWN FARRINGTON. Govs again go for 2, this time Eter’s pass is incomplete. 5:45 Q3.
Farrington gets the ball to start the second half. Govs face fourth and 1 at their 28 and Afe-Alaivanu sneaks for 3. He then lofts a throw to Silva, who makes an over-the-shoulder catch for a 28-yard completion. Personal foul on Castle moves it to the Knights’ 26. Pass interference on Castle to the 13. Afe-Alaivanu finishes the drive with a 13-yard keeper. TOUCHDOWN FARRINGTON. Umaga takes the direct snap and runs in Farrington’s third 2-point conversion of the night. 10:27 Q3.
Naki keeps on two short runs and Farrington takes its last two timeouts. Chasen Palaylay-Shuford picks up the first down with a 15-yard run and the Knights run out the clock.
Tanuvasa picks up 9 and 11 to get to the Castle 5. After a sack and an offside penalty, the Govs have third and goal at the 2. Eter takes the handoff on a counter, takes a hard hit and fumbles. Kauka Umiamaka recovers for Castle at the 2. 1:25 Q2.
Castle runs a reverse for a gain of 1. The Knights try it again, this time the pitch is high and fumbled. Umaga recovers for Farrington at the Castle 25. 2:38 Q2.
Afe-Alaivanu fakes a handoff, appears to stumble, but hits Eter over the middle. Eter breaks loose to the Castle 19 for a 38-yard pickup. Eter is hit late and a Castle player is ejected. First and goal at the 9. Holding penalty on a Tanuvasa run moves the ball back to the 14. After a third down incompletion, Blessing Umaga hits a 32-yard FIELD GOAL. 3:42 Q2.
Illegal block on the kickoff return pins Farrington at its 5. A fumbled snap is recovered by Castle’s Elijah-Po’o Kekiwi. Keanu Tilton punches it in from 2 yards out on third and goal. TOUCHDOWN CASTLE. PAT good. 7:46 Q2.
Castle picks up its first first down on Kalai Cabana-Zukeran’s 17-yard gain on a reverse. After an incomplete pass, personal foul and ejection on Farrington. Quarter ends with Castle facing third-and-15 at the Farrington 39. Drive is aided by a pass interference call but stalls at the 16 and Cheyden Costa drills a 33-yard FIELD GOAL. 9:41 Q2.
Castle loses 6 yards on its second possession and punts. Farrington QB Chris Afe-Alaivanu goes 3-for-5 for 51 yards in a seven-play drive and hits Chad Silva on a 32-yard scoring pass. TOUCHDOWN FARRINGTON. Tymon Paleafei runs in the 2-point conversion.
Castle goes three-and-out and punts to the Farrington 39. Governors march 61 yards in nine plays. Samsen Tanuvasa carries four times for 20 yards and scores on a 4-yard run. TOUCHDOWN FARRINGTON. Stephen Eter rolls right and completes a pass to Foi Sila for a 2-point conversion. 5:35 Q1.
Farrington wins the toss and defers. Castle will receive the opening kickof.
The JV game ends in a 12-12 tie in the homecoming night opener in Kalihi. Farrington completed a pass to the Castle 5 as time expired. Varsity coming up around 6:45 p.m.