Saturday, September 1, 2001
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THE CASTLE HIGH SCHOOL band played Amazing Grace after the Knights' upset of Waianae last night at Aloha Stadium. But it was the grace of Castle's senior quarterback and the grit of its undersized defense that led the Knights to one of the biggest wins the school's history.
Castle overwhelms Waianae
Trojans shut out Sabers
By Jason Kaneshiro
Castle pulled off the biggest upset of the young high school football season with a 55-35 win over Waianae last night at Aloha Stadium.
The Knights improved to 2-0 in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red Conference, while Waianae, the defending conference champion, fell to 1-1.
The final outcome was almost overshadowed by the duel between the game's quarterbacks. Castle senior Joel Botelho shredded the Searider defense with his arm and his legs as he passed for two touchdowns and ran for another. He completed 19 of 31 passes for 305 yards and rushed for 150, repeatedly escaping pressure to pick up chunks of yardage.
As a team, the Knights amassed 529 yards in total offense. Running back Ola Keliiholokai rushed for three touchdowns and slotback Ikaika Ho caught both of Botelho's scoring passes and ran in another.
Waianae's Kekoa Reyes passed for 193 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 146 yards for the Seariders who racked up 384 yards in offense. Two of Reyes' touchdown passes went to Teacel Hines, who finished with 92 yards receiving.
Castle, who had 10 players sitting out due to academic deficiencies, played a step quicker than the bigger Seariders who couldn't keep up with Castle's team speed on both sides of the ball.
Botelho set the tone for the contest on the game's first drive as he marched the Knights 70 yards and capped it with an 18-yard pass to Ho.
The Castle defense limited Waianae to 47 yards in the first quarter.
The Knights extended their lead early in the second quarter on a 2-yard run by Keliiholokai. Botelho completed Castle's next drive himself with a 19-yard touchdown scamper through the Waianae defense to give the Knights at 21-0 lead with 7 minutes left in the first half.
Waianae got on the scoreboard on a 5-yard run by Sautia Lave, but Castle answered with a five play drive ending in Ho's 23-yard scoring run on a sweep around the right side.
After the Knights gave up the ball on downs at their own 37 with 45 seconds remaining in the half, Reyes hit Hines with a 44-yard scoring pass to cut the Castle lead to 28-14 at halftime.
Botelho led Castle to touchdowns on its first two drives of the third quarter, the first coming on a 3-yard plunge by Keliiholokai and the second on a 25-yard strike from Botelho to Ho.
But Waianae's Chad Rodrigues kept the Seariders within reach with a 56-yard touchdown reception from Reyes and an 85-yard kickoff return.
Waianae crept closer early in the fourth quarter when Reyes hit Hines on a post route for a 13-yard touchdown.
But Castle reassumed control on a 2-yard run by Keliiholokai to extend the lead to 49-35 with 9:04 remaining. The score was set up by a 66-yard screen pass from Botelho to Treston Kaneao.
Nolan Miranda tacked on two field goals late in the game to seal the outcome.
Castle cornerback Bronson Melemai, an all-star defensive back at Iolani last season, made his presence felt by blocking a punt in the fourth quarter to set up Miranda's first field goal. Melemai transferred to Castle just this past week.
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Mililani's defense held Campbell to just 64 total yards and Kepa Morris and Billy Barbour combined for five touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 35-0 rout in an Oahu Interscholastic Association Red Conference game.
Trojans shut out Sabers
Host Mililani improved to 1-1 after losing to Castle last week and Campbell dropped to 0-2.
Morris scored on runs of 18 and 6 yards and also reached the end zone on a 44-yard reception from Mana Au.
In two games, Au has passed for four touchdowns.
The Trojan defense limited the Sabers to 48 yards passing and 16 yards rushing.
Campbell was officially the home team for the game, which was originally scheduled to be played at the Sabers' field. The game was moved to Mililani becuase Campbell's field isn't ready for play after the school installed a new sprinkler system this summer.
Mililani hosts defending state champion Kahuku next week while Campbell will try to get on track against Leilehua.
Waipahu 28, Kaiser 7:Two interceptions by the Marauders defense helped the offense to two touchdowns in a 20-point second quarter.
In a game dominated by defense, Kaiser was held to a single score in the fourth quarter and the Kaiser defense held Waipahu rushers to less than four yards per carry.
The Marauders forced Cougar quarterback David Chu into three interceptions. The Marauders also recovered a fumble.
Waipahu improved to 2-0 and has only given up 7 points in two games.
Kaiser dropped to 0-2.
Waipahu faces Aiea next week and Kaiser hosts Moanalua.
King Kekaulike 23, St. Anthony 14:Travis Foster scored his second rushing touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter and Jordan Iwata kicked a 26-yard field goal to lift Na Alii.
Chapin Countryman blocked a Na Alii punt in the end zone, and teammate Keo Silva jumped on it for the Trojan's first score in the third quarter.
St. Anthony tied the game at 14 on a 2-yard run by Kai Rozet.
The game was originally scheduled for War Memorial Stadium but was moved so the field would be in good shape for the University of Hawaii-Montana college game on Sept. 8.
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Castle 55, Waianae 35
Castle (2-0, 2-1) 7 21 14 13 -- 55 Waianae (1-1, 2-1) 0 14 14 7 -- 35
Cas -- Ikaika Ho 18 pass from Joel Botelho (Nolan Miranda kick)
Cas -- Ola Keliiholokai 2 run (Miranda kick)
Cas -- Botelho 19 run (Miranda kick)
Wain -- Sautia Lave 5 run (Kalani Hoopii kick)
Cas -- Ho 23 run (Miranda kick)
Wain -- Teacel Hines 44 pass from Kekoa Reyes (Hoopii kick)
Cas -- Keliiholokai 3 run (Miranda kick)
Wain -- Chad Rodrigues 56 pass from Reyes (Hoopii kick)
Cas -- Ho 25 pass from Botelho (Miranda kick)
Wain -- Rodrigues 85 kickoff return (Hoopii kick)
Wain -- Hines 13 pass from Reyes (Hoopii kick)
Cas -- Keliiholokai 2 run (Miranda kick)
Cas -- Miranda 21 field goal
Cas -- Miranda 43 field goal
RUSHING -- Castle: Keliiholokai 14-39, Botelho 16-150, Ho 2-25, Fale Taupaki 1-9, Daniel Devers 3-11. Waianae: Lave 6-25, Reyes 19-146, Hines 1-10, Kawena Rosario 6-10, Rodrigues 2-14.
PASSING -- Castle: Botelho 19-31-0-305. Waianae: Reyes 7-25-1-193.
RECEIVING -- Castle: Loren Lum 4-58, Ho 6-86, Random Ah Mow 3-48, Treston Kaneao 4-110, Keliiholokai 1-3. Waianae: Rosario 2-31, Rodrigues 2-70, Hines 3-92.
Junior varsity -- Waianae 28, Castle 6
Mililani 35, Campbell 0At Mililani H.S. Field
Mililani (1-1, 2-1) 0 21 7 7 -- 35 Campbell (0-2, 1-2) 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Mil--Kepa Morris 18 run (Chris Castell kick)
Mil--Morris 44 pass from Mana Au (Castell kick)
Mil--Billy Barbour 60 punt return (Castell kick)
Mil--Barbour 33 run (Castell kick)
Mil--Morris 6 run (Castell kick)
RUSHING -- Mililani: Morris 10-76, Au 4-10, Thompson Ah Loo 2-0, Barbour 8-46, Keahi Lucus 1-22, Peter Enemoto-Hahn 2-8, Terry Jasper 1-0, Sean Fujimoto 1-8. Campbell: Shauncey Saito 13-15, Jonah Canionero 8-1, Kalani Wright 1-0, Ali'i Kea Basham 1-0.
PASSING -- Mililani: Au 8-18-1-64, Trey Brown 0-1-0-0, Fujimoto 0-1-0-0. Campbell: Canionero 3-19-1-48.
RECEIVING -- Mililani: Jaton Santos 1-10, Kris Souza 2-15, Billy Barbour 1-14, Morris 2-6, Jose Santos 2-19; Campbell: Basham 2-42, Saito 1-6.
Waipahu 28, Kaiser 7At Kaiser H.S. Field
Waipahu (1-0, 2-0) 0 20 0 8 -- 28 Kaiser (0-1, 1-1) 0 0 0 7 -- 7
Waip -- Andew Hale 6 run (kick failed)
Waip -- Avei Moevao 1 run (run failed)
Waip -- Renolds Fruean 1 pass from Paulo Aga (Aga run)
Kais -- David Chu 5 run(Josh Curtis kick ) (Hale run)
Waip -- Fourth Hale 8 run (Aga run)
RUSHING -- Waipahu: Andrew Hale 26-114, Avei Moevao 13-39, Branden Chung , Paulo Aga 5-4, Taylor Shiu 1-2. Kaiser: Ekahi Sallas 3-14, David Chu 8-6, Gerard Collier 1-2, Chris Assily 1-4.
PASSING -- Waipahu: Paulo Aga 4-15-0-38. Kaiser: David Chu 13-26-3-167 Keoni Doo 0-1-0-0 .
RECEIVING -- Waipahu: Reynolds Fruean 3-28 Jacon Aga 1-10. Kaiser: Marc Esteban 3-23 , Keoni Doo 3-37, Ekahi Sallas 2-9, Landon Beers , Ikaika Pai 3-75, Gerard Collier 1-4 Brock Arita 1-19.
Junior Varsity -- Kaiser 7, Waipahu 20
King Kekaulike 23, St. Anthony 14At King Kekeaulike Stadium, Maui
St. Anthony 0 0 14 0 -- 14 King Kekulike 7 7 0 9 -- 23
KK -- Travis Shimizu 2 run (Jordan Iwata kick)
KK -- Raymond Foster 10 run (Iwata kick)
StAn -- Keo Silva fumble recovery in endzone (Ryan Hardesty kick)
StAn -- Kai Rozet 2 run (Hardesty kick)
KK -- Foster 12 run (kick failed)
KK -- FG Iwata 26
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