No. 5 Kapolei forfeits win over Castle

Kapolei wide receiver Marquis Montgomery celebrates s touchdown with wide receiver Kaeo Alvarez-Ranan during a game at Waianae earlier this season. The Hurricanes are forfeiting last week's win over Castle due to the use of an ineligible player. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Kapolei High School released a statement Tuesday night acknowledging that the Hurricanes will forfeit last Saturday’s 41-7 win over Castle.

“A miscommunication occurred regarding the dates and amount of football games ARS student-athletes were prohibited to participate in, per league rules.

“The ARS student-athletes were disallowed from competing in the first two games (Campbell and Waianae), then we grade checked for the first two weeks of school as we do every year, and everyone on ARS passed their grade check with passing grades.

“This year, because school started later, the 2-week grade check period ended on a Monday, due to a state holiday the previous Friday. As such, we failed to recognize the eligibility deadline. Hence, an ineligible player was allowed to participate.

“The athletic administration takes full responsibility for the error.”

The Hurricanes self-reported the error.

No. 5 Kapolei will drop to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the OIA Red while Castle improves to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the league tied for the top spot with No. 4 Mililani.


  1. Bumbuchas August 23, 2017 6:26 am

    I can imagine the Kapolei Football Community must be shocked, livid, upset, outraged, for the forfeiture in a game where they dominated Castle. In private industry, Managers are fired for for such a snafu. In Japan, the AD would have to commit hari kiri. Football fans all feel for Kapolei, except for Castle of course who is ecstatic with their forfeiture win. There are 23 OIA AD’s, how can something as impactful as the Academic Probation period not be discussed at their AD mtgs? At Kahuku several years ago, the community ran their AD at their time, out of Kahuku HS and out of Athletic Admistration when they had to forfeit games due to an eligible player. The AD took the fall for a very gray eligibility issue. Congratulations Castle on your forfeiture win. hang in there Kapolei Football, wasn’t your fault you had to lose a game off the field.

  2. Austin Chang August 23, 2017 7:00 am

    That crazy man, miscommunication by Kapolei Director. And Castle is 2-1? Well let hope that Castle well make the playoffs. That big right there!

  3. TooMeke August 23, 2017 7:21 am

    Meh… they’ll be in the playoffs. End of that story line.

    But again, it is unfortunate when adult mistakes negatively impact students. Hopefully doesn’t happen again…wishful thinking.

  4. Dawg life August 23, 2017 8:16 am

    Mistake was made and the canes owned up to it. The ineligible player was not the deciding factor in the butt whooping castle received, it was a team effort. Kapolei still would beat castle with last week’s team without the ineligible player. To much talent on the team on both sides of the ball.Hats off to castle for the forfeit win but I think they won’t play Kapolei for a rematch if afforded one. Castle knows . Enjoy the win castle cuz the hurricanes will see you in the post season hopefully you make it and rematch. The truth will set you free.

  5. Coach C August 23, 2017 8:39 am

    You would have to hire 3 AD at Kapolei to keep track of their yearly transfer shuffling. St.Lulu,Damien,Campbell,Nanakuli,mainland team. Plus a shuttle bus driver for am and pm delivery. Campbell has a new coach because too much talent was drained to Kapolei. Buddy buddy. Good win Castle true neighborhood kids. Way to represent.

  6. hwnstyl August 23, 2017 9:21 am

    Coaches fault? When do we hold the kids and the kids family at fault for the bad grades in the first place? This is the problem, school needs to be first priority and not football.
    It is unfortunate kids are not making their grades a higher priority. If they can spend all summer playing football then they have the time to do the work. This is the OIA and not the ILH, AD’s need to set higher standards for grades so that when the kids do get to college it is not a one and done because the work is too hard. How many times have we seen our OIA kids go to the mainland for college to only be back in a year because school was too hard? Yes each coach of each school can set their own standards of education for their players, they can help these kids prosper after high school. My focus as a parent is not to get my kids to college but instead get my kids to graduate from college. As a parent if your focus is about playing time and not grades, then you are failing your kid.
    First question should be “how was classes today?” next “How much homework do you have to complete tonight?” only after that should you ask how was practice! Pretty sure Coaches would love parents like that.

  7. phILHarmonic August 23, 2017 10:14 am

    I hear you hwnstyl, but, in this case it really was the fault of the school.

    It really is unfortunate, but gotta move on and focus on the next one. Good luck to both teams this week.

  8. hilorain August 23, 2017 10:20 am

    hwnstyl – so on point!! Kids gotta take care of business in the classroom. 2.0 shouldn’t be that hard

    phILHarmonic – bottom line, if no student athlete is on academic probation, AD cannot make the mistake. Kids know that their 4th quarter grade is what counts for football.

  9. Kimbo August 23, 2017 10:37 am

    @ Dawg life (by the way its spelled DOG, you must have been on ARS too in high school, did your coach cheat and let you play too. Or were you on the side line with your pompoms?)

    Kapolei played a hell of a game and is a very good team. Castle played with pride, heart, and with whatever LEGAL players that they had. Castle had a lot of ARS athlete’s, in fact I think they had more ARS athlete’s then players that were suited up. BUT they didn’t cheat and play their ARS athlete’s, the answer is NO, because the Castle program knows what their doing and HATS off to them. They played with what they had that’s a great job by Castle’s football players, coaching staff, AD and parents.
    If I’m not mistaken that #11 from Kapolei was on ARS and scored a few times, would he have been so dominate if castle’s ARS athlete’s were playing???? I’m not sure!!!!

    But to say ignorant things like this:
    “Kapolei still would beat castle with last week’s team without the ineligible player. (and it was playes) To much talent on the team on both sides of the ball. Hats off to castle for the forfeit win but I think they won’t play Kapolei for a rematch if afforded one. Castle knows . Enjoy the win castle cuz the hurricanes will see you in the post season hopefully you make it and rematch. The truth will set you free.”

    So the truth will set you free DAWG!!!,, Kapolei was called out on their “mistake” and didn’t want to forfeit the whole season, so they “owned up to it” now!!! Castle wants to replay that game but Kapolei does not, so who knows, they rather not play one more game and just take a forfeit. Castle will make it that far, I beat on it, however the real question that you need to ask yourself all your DAWGS is, can Kapolei’s 1dimensional offense score on a sound defense team that has all their ARS player back???? We shall see!!!

  10. Dawg life August 23, 2017 11:35 am

    For your info dawg lol it’s was Kapolei that found the discrepancy dawg lol and initiated the statement. Let’s clarify that. And furthermore castle don’t want a rematch I know this. So get your facts straight dawg. Besides I’m a castle alumni so what. I’m staying the fact here . Look bottom line we can go on and on debating all this non sense your opinion and mines are just opinions so move on and castle get ready for the mighty Trojans. Awoi.

  11. Dawg lifr August 23, 2017 12:01 pm

    @kimbo DAWG is acronym for Doing All With God like i said the truth will set you free. God bless live aloha live pono. This is my clothes line.

  12. Whhy August 23, 2017 12:09 pm

    Here is an idea, if you have an F or two D’s your off the team there is no coming back. Maybe if the punishment for going on to ARS was severe enough the kids/adults would take it seriously. whats this playing week in and week out and not sure if they will be able to play academically? Seriously. When is it not a big deal to get an F in high school. An F is total lack of effort.

  13. Alpha August 23, 2017 1:00 pm

    Just hope that don’t bite them in ass later if they need that win for playoff positioning.

  14. phILHarmonic August 23, 2017 2:29 pm


    phILHarmonic – bottom line, if no student athlete is on academic probation, AD cannot make the mistake. Kids know that their 4th quarter grade is what counts for football.
    Yet it happens year in and out.

    What is your recommendation for those kids that are not eligible at the end of the 4th quarter?

    Even more important, what is your solution for helping them remain eligible?

    Take your blinders off. This is no longer our fathers world that we live in. Adapt.

  15. Jerry D. August 23, 2017 3:57 pm

    Kudos to Kapolei for their honesty. This sets a great example of desired societal values, that honesty is more valuable than some coveted win-loss record.

  16. Douglas Hu August 23, 2017 7:47 pm

    Hmmm….so Kapolei’s administration is feeling pretty good about themselves for self reporting….their qb is no longer at St. Louis for reasons other than the possibility of not playing…this game used to be a privilege to play…times have changed…and not for the better…

  17. Dawg life August 23, 2017 8:30 pm

    Football is a privilege like all other sports. And Kapolei QB is at Kapolei for reasons thats non of your business Douglas hu or mines, so instead of being nosey just praise the kid and all other student athletes playing a sport they love and willing to sacrifice day In and day out. This was a honest tragic mistake that Kapolei will learn from and every one move forward. Be blessed Kapolei, castle and all other student athletes and coaches for a injury free season and stop all this opala and live aloha. Dawg life and I approve this message.

  18. Garrett Sakuma August 23, 2017 8:38 pm

    Castle would not have gotten a beating that bad if they played their 9 starters that was on the sideline not dressed.

  19. Nailz August 23, 2017 9:08 pm

    So will they get disqualified for the rest of the season like Kahuku did in 2010?

  20. Dawg life August 24, 2017 12:36 am

    Douglas hu your personal attacks on the QB has no merit especially if you don’t know him or his family personally so chill. And for your info I cheer for all i support all schools and their programs especially if they preparing all student athletes for the next level college. So you calm down with your ignorant comments. It’s easy to talk like you do but I know your just lip service. So please let the coaches coach, let the refs officiate, and be a good person and know your place cheer . Aloha.

  21. Douglas Hu August 24, 2017 7:31 am

    Dawg life….you brought this on yourself…if you really supported all kids and their schools, instead of putting down the Castle Knights, there would not have been the need to put you in your place….these facts I state are not personal…you’re taking them personally and it appears as if you’re hurt…that qb was expelled from St. Louis and is very lucky that that’s all he was for what he did…again, football should be the furthest thing from his mind….Dawg life…leave it alone…

  22. Dawg life August 24, 2017 8:39 am

    Douglas hu again you sound like a cry baby, broken record. Your opinion don’t matter lol. I’m a castle alumni so what. I was just stating the facts about how good of a team Kapolei is . Just like kahuku ,st Louis and Mililani etc. So dont take this personal take a seat know you roll and do you cheer, don’t forget your pom poms . Smh . Again aloha

  23. Kimbo August 24, 2017 8:59 am

    @DAWG life, if that is the true meaning of your name then I apologize for my negative assumption. FYI, Castle does have a former Kapolei coach who know those kids and identified the ARS players from the beginning, who knows what was said. So make sure your facts are correct, cause it may have been addressed prior to the game and/or immediately after. So it wasn’t an HONEST mistake, it was people not doing their jobs and failing to understand rules and regulation, so instead of waiting until the end of the year where Kapolei would forfeit more then just this game (like Kahuku was forced to do some years back) they’ll just eat this one!!!

    If you area a Castle alumni then I questioned why you take an aggressive stand on questioning the Castle football program under it’s 1st year in a new offensive system and defensive system and the fact they wouldn’t want to play Kapolei again. I KNOW FOR A FACT, they these boys (and girl) would mix it up with any team on any given day. No disrespect to you, however I feel that questioning the heart of a team is not your question to ask, it should be the players to ask how big is their heart!!!

    I wish all Hawaii High school football programs the best of luck this season and let the chips fall where they may, I hope all student athletes remember that they are students before athletes and that their immediate goal should be to graduate high school, when your done go to college, when your done give back to the next generation and pass it on!!!

  24. Douglas Hu August 24, 2017 9:03 am

    Dawg life…my opinion seems to really matter to you, and it shouldn’t…not too many humble fans out there anymore…people like you need a reality check every once in awhile…

  25. anywaaaays!! August 24, 2017 9:16 am

    There is a moral rot at the center of high school football, and that rot is the ILH. For decades, ILH has been recruiting kids from Kahuku, Kapolei, Waianae, Mckinley, and all for what? To increase the prestige of their schools? Because you know for a fact that if there was no football success, then nobody would go to Punahou or Saint Lulu. Kids will stay home and play in their neighborhood communities bringing success and honor in their families. The only thing ILH is good for is stealing kids from the homes of their families and forcing them to corrupt their morals and their communities by forcing them to play football under the guise of “having a better education.”

    This kind of rot is breaking up families and communities. We need to disband and break up the ILH and shut down their schools because they are just football factories to exploit kids so that their administration and alumni get more money. I don’t blame any of the kids for being TRAITORS to their community because they don’t know any better. maybe one day they will understand how they were played by the ILH.

    Everything about the ILH is disgusting and corrupt, from their ADs to their teachers to the parents who sell out the souls of their children to go to these schools. I feel bad for the kids.

  26. Dawg life August 24, 2017 9:19 am

    Blah blah blah smh you need a reality check for what ever reason the QB got let go Kapolei have him a second chance. We all make mistakes and deserve a second chance in life. Your reality check is your not the judge and jury, so don’t be quick to sentence the boy. Here’s my final response smh you and your harsh judgement is not of a humble person, quick to anger and slow to take criticism. Humble your heart look in the mirror and love your self again. Remember Jesus loves you and so do I. Dawg.

  27. Kapahulu August 24, 2017 10:30 am

    @anywaaaays – Punahou, Kamehameha, Iolani , St. Louis are not just football factories. These school provide excellent education to students who also play Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, etc….In fact Punahou is ranked in the top 3 schools nationally for their academic and athletic standings. And this has been going on for years even prior to them being “a so called recruiting for football” School. St. Louis on the other hand has had their fair share of recruiting and lore for a couple of reasons.

    1. Attending a Private School and being a student athlete.

    2. Being a part of a team with one common goal which is to win.

    3. Exposing themselves to Colleges

    4. Coached by Legendary Coaches and Prestige

    Most Public Schools nation wide will always be second fiddle to Private Schools

  28. Kapahulu August 24, 2017 10:52 am

    I agree with you that it has gotten out of hand and a lot of these players are transferring back to their Public School because there are too much talent on the field not enough playing time.

  29. Dawg life August 24, 2017 12:33 pm

    Douglas hu if anything your the one bashing him ,I’m practically backing and defending him from you yes your the one throwing their family name around here, funny how you discredit and bash the boy and next the family is calling, like I said maybe you take your self In a quiet corner and evaluate all the hateful things you said about the boy and humble your self. I recommend you go watch war room. Be blessed for the final time. To much blasphemous people.

  30. phILHarmonic August 24, 2017 12:41 pm

    My favorites:

    – This is my clothes line
    – Dawg life and I approve this message.
    – Remember Jesus loves you and so do I. Dawg.

    My bruddah,you graking me off. phIL. buahahahahahaha

  31. Douglas Hu August 24, 2017 12:49 pm

    Dawg life…..this is a real struggle for you and we can all see it…this is also above your head and you’re unable to comprehend…you have lost this battle, but you might win the war…that qb might just finish the season all the while learning absolutely nothing about character, accountability and responsibility….

  32. phILHarmonic August 24, 2017 12:51 pm

    dang, what did this kid do?

    seem to have really struck a nerve with you.

    consider me curious.

  33. Dawg life August 24, 2017 1:01 pm

    Dougy boy please comprehend this. Why wish bad on the boy, his already paid his punishments by getting kicked out of st Louis. So what. He already paid his punishments. What else you want ,him to come over cut your grass. Sheesh smh that’s cruel and unusual punishment my dougy boy. Now be a good lad and go cook rice. @Phil I grack me up to. I gant believe it sometimes. 🙌

  34. Douglas Hu August 24, 2017 1:08 pm

    phILHarmonic…..what the kid did to get expelled from St. Louis is not what struck a nerve…and I won’t reveal what he did…what did strike a nerve was reading how arrogant some people can be…Castle is in the midst of rebuilding their identity with a football coach I consider a good man…sometimes we get so caught up in this great game and we forget about the things that really matter…

  35. Douglas Hu August 24, 2017 1:19 pm

    Dawg life….we come from two completely different eras…which is fine…as I said before, this thinking is beyond what you’re able to grasp…I don’t care who can do what on a football field…so much can be learned from this game…your way of thinking has turned so many away from this beautiful game…this game has the opportunity to teach this qb about simple respect….so many coaches and parents are out there for all the wrong reasons…

  36. Fan August 24, 2017 1:20 pm

    things like this always happens when rules changes. lets just hope everybody learn from this.

  37. Dawg life August 24, 2017 1:23 pm

    People need to learn that football is a privilege sport. It’s not a right to play football. So it can be taken away at any time due to injuries,grades,and off the field mishaps. Parents put their kids in this awesome sport because it’s a vehicle for majority of Hawaii’s student athletes no matter their race,religion and social status lol to get to the ultimate goal which is a college education. No matter D1,D2,D3 JUCO a college education, if free through a scholarship then awesome job. But to come in here and speak non sense is what brings our keiki oka aina down . So give praise and credit where it’s due and have a good day . I am moana. Lol.

  38. Douglas Hu August 24, 2017 2:06 pm

    Dawg life….you just might be salvageable after all…until your next arrogant post…

  39. Education First August 24, 2017 4:25 pm

    Like I always say, GPAs>TDs. I guess Coach Toothpick was too busy being a color man for other games on spectrum OC to catch it.

    I’m the ONE ALL WANT TO BE

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