VIDEO: Castle shocks No. 7 Moanalua in OIA D-I semifinal

Castle's Jonah Figueroa is a big part of the Knights' offense in 2019. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

The contrast in styles led to an incredible turnaround by the Castle Knights. After falling to Moanalua 40-36 in a game in August, the Knights revised their game plan, went to a smashmouth offensive attack and stymied Moanalua’s pass-heavy blueprint for a 28-14 upset win in the OIA Division I semifinals at John Kauinana Stadium. Senituli Punivai rushed for 231 yards and two TDs as Castle (5-6) advanced to the title game on Friday at Aloha Stadium against Waipahu.


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