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Saturday, September 17, 2005



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL


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Castle defenders Blake Soares, left, Shayson Suzui and Matagi Toilolo shut down the Kahuku ground game last night.



Knights knock off top-
ranked Red Raiders

Castle breaks Kahuku’s streak of
OIA regular-season victories at 17
with a 23-6 win

Kahuku lost more than a game last night.

The football powerhouse is sure to lose its No. 1 ranking as well after the new Star-Bulletin state high school poll comes out Monday.

The Red Raiders (2-1, 1-1) were outhustled and outhit as Castle pulled off a huge 23-6 upset in a key Oahu Interscholastic Association Red East game at Aloha Stadium.

"It was great -- we were the underdogs and I think it was a 21-point spread," Knights two-way standout Scott Keiter-Charles said. "I love it. I love being underdogs. It just gets us more pumped up. No one thought we'd do it."

Castle's victory broke Kahuku's streak of 17 OIA regular-season victories. The Red Raiders' last regular-season loss was a 23-13 defeat at Roosevelt in 2002. The win was also the Knights' first over the Red Raiders since 1988, when they beat Kahuku 8-0.

"It's been a long time coming," Castle coach Nelson Maeda said. "But to put it in perspective, this is game No. 3 on our OIA schedule. Kahuku will definitely be in the playoffs and we hope to be there, too. This is a very nice win for our team."

After a scoreless and evenly played opening 12 minutes, Castle (3-2, 3-0) began to assert itself in the second quarter. But it wasn't until 3:49 remained in the half that the momentum started leaning heavily toward the Knights.

That's when defensive end Shayson Suzui rushed in to knock the ball out of Kahuku quarterback Kaulin Krebs' hands. Blake Soares recovered and ran it back 10 yards to the Red Raiders 11. Eight seconds and one play later, Knights quarterback Bryce Kalauokaaea connected with Kaleo Silva for an 11-yard score and a 7-0 lead.

Another fumble recovery -- this time by Keiter-Charles on a Kahuku punt return -- led to Kalauokaaea's 21-yard touchdown strike to Keiter-Charles to make it 13-0 with 1:02 before halftime.

"They played a great game and we did not play a great game," Kahuku coach Siuaki Livai said. "Yes, we made a lot of mistakes, but mistakes happen when the opposition is good. Hey, they're good, and this gives us something to work on. We needed this, not that it had to happen exactly this way."

Livai hinted that the loss may turn out to be a wake-up call for the Red Raiders, who won state titles in 2000, 2001 and 2003.

Matagi Toilolo's 30-yard field goal, set up by Seth Estioko's interception, made it 16-0 as time expired in the first half.

Toilolo also contributed heavily on defense with three sacks.



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Kahuku's Chico Ramirez committed a penalty on Castle receiver Alika Kalopodes as Kalopodes tried to grab a pass from Knights quarterback Bryce Kalauokaaea.



The Castle defense got stronger as the game went on. Despite allowing some long runs to open both halves, the Knights' smothering front seven eventually put the clamps on running backs Kamuela Alisa and Simi Alo.

The Red Raiders tried and failed on a fake punt on their second possession of the second half. Upback Shiloh Te'o took a quick snap, but was met before the first-down marker by the Knights' Estioko.

Another Kahuku decision backfired late in the third . The Red Raiders accepted a holding call on a Castle third down. Instead of a punt, the Knights were pushed back, facing third and long. On the next play, however, Blaine Kobashigawa got past the Kahuku secondary and Kalauokaaea hit him for a 69-yard touchdown and a 23-0 bulge with 43 seconds left in the third.

Kahuku finally scored with 8:22 remaining in the game when quarterback Jacob Kahawaii found Jason Evans for a 34-yard touchdown.

Later, with time winding down, Keiter-Charles made sure Evans didn't score again when he leaped to knock down a long pass to Evans that looked like a sure touchdown.

"Instinct," Keiter-Charles said when asked about his three important plays (fumble recovery, touchdown and the knockdown). "When I see the ball, I want the ball."

Back in the second quarter, Castle failed on a golden chance to break the scoreless tie. The Knights stopped the Red Raiders for a 1-yard loss on a risky fourth-and-1 situation at the Kahuku 24, and Castle took over at the 23.

But a long series of mistakes pushed the Knights back to their own 48 and they were forced to punt.

"They (the Knights) came out the better team," Kahuku defensive back B.J. Beatty said. "That's all there is to it. You win and you lose."

Kalauokaaea completed 19 of 31 passes for 209 yards to go along with his three TD tosses. Kobashigawa caught 10 of those passes for 151 yards.

Kaniela Tuipulotu had two sacks to lead the Kahuku defense. The Red Raiders held the Knights, who rely mostly on their short passing game, to minus-31 yards rushing.


OIA RED EAST
Castle 23, No. 1 Kahuku 6

At Aloha Stadium
Castle (3-2, 3-0) 0 16 7 0 -- 23
Kahuku (2-1, 1-1) 0 0 0 6 -- 6

Cas--Kaleo Silva 11 pass from Bryce Kalauokaaea (Matagi Toilolo kick).
Cas--Scott Keiter-Charles 21 pass from Kalauokaaea (kick failed).
Cas--FG Toilolo 30.
Cas--Blaine Kobashigawa 69 pass from Kalauokaaea (Toilolo kick).
Kah--Jason Evans 34 pass from Jacob Kahawaii (run failed).

RUSHING--Castle: Andrew Fakatoka 1-3, John Ufuti 3-2, Lihikai Domingo 1-1, Laakea Nitta 1-0, Kobashigawa 1-(-3), Kalauokaaea 4-(-34). Kahuku: Simi Alo 10-84, Kamuela Alisa 14-57, Te'o Malosi 3-17, Evans 1-11, Lehi Aumua 2-9, Shiloh Te'o 1-4, Kaulin Krebs 7-(-16), Kahawaii 2-(-22).
PASSING--Castle: Kalauokaaea 19-31-1-209. Kahuku: Kahawaii 3-11-1-43, Krebs 3-5-0-38.
RECEIVING--Castle: Kobashigawa 10-151, Keiter-Charles 3-20, Alika Kalopodes 2-10, Silva 1-11, Ikaika Fonseca 1-9, Matt Malufau 1-4, Domingo 1-4. Kahuku: Evans 5-66, Anthony Siilata 1-15.
Junior varsity--Kahuku 16, Castle 13

Also
Farrington 19, Roosevelt 6

OIA RED WEST
No. 6 Mililani 34, Pearl City 6

At Mililani H.S. Field
Pearl City (0-5, 0-3) 6 0 0 0 -- 6
Mililani (4-1, 3-0) 7 14 6 7 -- 34

PC--Andew Blue 1 run (kick failed).
Mil--Jordan Torres 3 run (Michael Smith kick).
Mil--Kekoa Perbera 9 run (Smith kick).
Mil--Smith 44 pass from Perbera (Smith kick).
Mil--Jordan Apduhan 1 run (kick failed).
Mil--Perbera 42 run (Smith kick).

RUSHING--Pearl City: Alfred Paclib 10-62, Blue 10-20, Stayson Isobe 2-12, Joshua Tokunaga 5-8, Christopher Gittens 1-7, Robert Stoner 1-3. Mililani: Perbera 8-124, Torres 9-65, Apduhan 5-26, Kekoa Osurman 3-15.
PASSING--Pearl City: Blue 6-16-0-84, Paclib 0-2-0-0. Mililani: Rustin Funakoshi 4-6-0-77, Pervera 1-1-0-44, John Abreu 2-9-1-17.
RECEIVING--Pearl City: Stoner 3-39, Paclib 2-36, Gittens 1-9. Mililani: Smith 4-72, Pervera 2-48, David Rivers 1-18.
Junior varsity--Pearl City 21, Mililani 6

No. 10 Kapolei 33, No. 8 Leilehua 7

At Kapolei H.S. Field
Leilehua (2-2, 1-1) 0 0 0 7 -- 7
Kapolei (4-1, 3-0) 7 7 7 12 -- 33

Kapo--Radford Raquedan 1 run (Ama Gaea kick).
Kapo--Jon Santiago 26 pass from Brad Padayao (Gaea kick).
Kapo--Raquedan 9 run (Gaea kick).
Kapo--Padayao 2 run (kick failed).
Kapo--Keoki Lapina 37 interception return (kick failed).
Lei--Aric Edra 1 run (Daniel Phelps kick).

RUSHING--Leilehua: Edra 7-19, Paul Hernandez 2-16, Guy Cantrell 5-9, Joe Iosefa 5-2, Tianeva Tyrell-Edra 1-2. Kapolei: Raquedan 15-110, Padayao 13-74, Alex Leiato 2-9, Lokahi Olavan 1-8, Tony Talo 5-5, Josh Alison 1-2, Aaron Santiago 1-(-1).
PASSING--Leilehua: Cantrell 6-14-4-83, Iosefa 4-14-1-54. Kapolei: Padayao 16-24-2-160.
RECEIVING--Leilehua: Christian Mendez 5-81, Martin Iosefo 3-44, Guy Cantrell 1-10, Edra 1-2. Kapolei: J. Santiago 5-76, A. Santiago 3-39, Raquedan 2-10, Caleb Spencer 1-15, Tommy Ross 1-11, Joshua Cordero 1-9.
Junior varsity--Leilehua 21, Kapolei 15

No. 9 Waianae 25, Aiea 6

At Aiea H.S. Field
Waianae (4-1, 2-1) 9 7 9 0 -- 25
Aiea (2-2, 0-2) 0 0 0 6 -- 6

Wain--FG Henry Keomalu 22.
Wain--Leroy Lee-Kiaaina 51 pass from Keomalu (kick blocked).
Wain--Keomalu 1 run (Keomalu kick).
Wain--Safety, ball snaped out of end zone.
Wain--Douglas Newman 28 pass from Keomalu (Keomalu kick).
Aiea--Lahaina Olsen-Kuroda 4 pass from Kali Kuia (pass failed).

RUSHING--Waianae: Darius Fuller 11-72, Joshua Telles 7-38, David Ferreira 4-26, Curtis Jones 6-20, Robert Stevens 2-15, Keomalu 8-4, Cranston Newman 1-2, Tyson Ranada 1-(-1), Siavalua Feliuga Jr. 1-(-7). Aiea: Landon Dela Cruz 9-67, Lofa Liilii 3-30, Kuia 7-11, Aleni Loa 2-8.
PASSING--Waianae: Keomalu 9-13-1-182. Aiea: Kuia 12-31-2-180, Liilii 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING--Waianae: Newman 3-51, Fuller 3-35, Lee-Kiaaina 1-51, Royce Kainoa 1-26, Jones 1-19. Aiea: Josh Blakemore 3-53, Olsen-Kuroda 3-48, Josh Asuncion 3-20, Liilii 2-43, Loa 1-16.
Junior varsity--Waianae 44, Aiea 12

OIA WHITE
Moanalua 30, Kaiser 13

Moanalua (4-0, 3-0) 16 14 0 0 -- 30
Kaiser (3-1, 2-1) 0 0 6 7 -- 13

Moan--Stanford Leti 55 run (kick failed).
Moan--FG Landon Watanabe 30.
Moan--Leti 10 run (Watanabe kick).
Moan--Leti 1 run (Watanabe kick).
Moan--Kenz Ignacio 25 pass from Leti (Watanabe kick).
Kais--Issac Saffery 2 run (run failed).
Kais--Saffery 11 run (Kyle Niiro kick).

RUSHING--Moanalua: Leti 14-135, John Estores 10-127, Jarin Salvador-Atabay 5-29, Jordan Monico 6-18, Jim Mateo 1-9, Ricky Sierra 2-5, Phillip Duong 1-5, Quinton Tang 2-3. Kaiser: Saffery 12-63, Thomas Freeman 3-7, Nick Yuzawa 4-(-12).
PASSING--Moanalua: Leti 4-8-50-0. Kaiser: Yuzawa 8-25-83-2, Saffery 1-1-24-0.
RECEIVING--Moanalua: Estores 2-20, Kenz Ignacio 1-25, Tang 1-5. Kaiser: Skyler Chan 4-56, Devin Dela Pena 4-18, Paa Kamauoha 1-33.
Junior varsity--Moanalua 12, Kaiser 7

KIF

Kauai 13, Kapaa 12

MIL
Kamehameha-Maui 10, King Kekaulike 7

KS-Maui (2-2, 2-1) 0 7 3 0 -- 10
Kekaulike (0-4, 0-3) 0 7 0 0 -- 7

KK--Aaron Wood 64 run (Zack Gilarski kick).
KSM--Preston Gannon 25 punt return (Kainalu Severson kick).
KSM--FG Severson 22.

RUSHING--Kamehameha-Maui: Kaui Owan 9-44, Shane Kamakaokalani 18-32, Paea Keawekane 1-29, Keahi Raikes 4-3, Curtis Puli 1-3. King Kekaulike: Aaron Wood 13-105, Shannon Kamakaokalani 13-31, Randen Abafo 5-11, Matt Casil 6-6, Kainoa Ribao 3-1, team 1-(-36).
PASSING--Kamehameha-Maui: Raikes 0-7-0-0. King Kekaulike: Ribao 1-2-0-28, Casil 0-2-0-0.
RECEIVING--Kamehameha-Maui: None. King Kekaulike: Abafo 1-28.
Junior varsity--Kamehameha Maui 16, King Kekaulike 6.

Also
No. 7 Baldwin 40, Pac-Three 2



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