No. 5 Kahuku All-State football

Chris Kemoeatu is one of Kahuku's many All-State first teamers from over the years. Only Saint Louis has more.
Chris Kemoeatu is one of Kahuku’s many All-State first teamers from over the years. Only Saint Louis has more.

Kahuku has had more mentions on the All-State first team than any other OIA school, but one name stands above all others this year.

New coach Lee Leslie and his Raiders have dedicated the season to Chris and Maake Kemoeatu after the former needed a new kidney and his big brother was there for him. Both have Super Bowl rings, and Leslie hopes to have both of them on his staff next year.

Chris Kemoeatu was first team All-State for Kahuku in 2000, following brother Benji who repeated in 2006 and 7. Chris Kemoeatu was the Star-Bulletin’s lineman of the year and the Advertiser’s defensive player of the year.

  • 1995: RB — Isaac Aalona
  • 1993: OL — Rick Adolpho
  • 2003, 04: DB — Al Afalava
  • 1995: DL — Nolan Alo
  • 2008: DB — Kamalani Alo
  • 1978: C — Matt Anae
  • 1989, 90: RB — Mark Atuaia
  • 2000: DB — Bryson Au
  • 1986: LB — Byron Beatty
  • 2004: DL — Byron Beatty
  • 2005: DE — B.J. Beatty
  • 2011: CB — Bronson Beatty
  • 1994: OL — Jimmy Betham
  • 2001: OL — Kalavi Blanchard
  • 1991: DB — Siliva Brown
  • 1984: DB — Mark Cravens
  • 1989: LB — Henry Crawford
  • 1990: OL — Toele Faamoe
  • 1995: RB — Ken Faavae
  • 2005: DT — Joseph Faifili
  • 2007: LB — Paipai Falemalu
  • 2012: LB — Rashaan Falemalu
  • 1993: LB — Junior Falevai
  • 1987: OL — Johnny Feinga
  • 1976: DT — Dwayne Fely
  • 1972, 73: E — Pisa Finai
  • 1972: DB — Paufai Finai
  • 1977: DB — Puifate Fiso
  • 1972: G — Wayne Fonoimoana
  • 2001: WR — Ferron Fonoimoana
  • 1998: OL — Toniu Fonoti
  • 2011: LB — Benetton Fonua
  • 2006: DT — Nai Fotu
  • 2000: DB — Aaron Francisco
  • 2000, 01: QB — Inoke Funaki
  • 1982: DL — Kennedy Galeai
  • 1986, 87: DB — Raymond Galeai
  • 2008: DB — Jray Galeai
  • 2003: DB — Afa Garrigan
  • 2000: WR — Saia Hafoka
  • 2003, 04: R — Spencer Hafoka
  • 1992: RB — Clayton Hanohano
  • 1982: RB — Lakei Heimuli
  • 2010: S — Tigi Hill
  • 2000: LB — Douglas Hiu
  • 1995: OL — Darren Iesem
  • 2009: DL — Hauoli Jamora
  • 2011, 12: S — Kawehena Johnson
  • 1978: LB — Chris Kaahanui
  • 1987: WR — Alden Kaaihue
  • 2006, 07:OL — Benji Kemaoeatu
  • 2000: DL — Chris Kemoeatu
  • 1999: RB — Kala Latuselu
  • 1993, 94: DB — Stevie Laulu
  • 2000: OL — Sioape Lautaha
  • 2001: OL — Suilasi Lautaha
  • 1992: LB — Pesa Lefau
  • 1998, 00, 01: Coach — Siuaki Livai
  • 2005: OL — Ken Livai
  • 1998: OL — Siuaki Livai Jr.
  • 1995: T — Faaesea Mailo
  • 1998: LB — Pati Mailo
  • 1999: LB — Fulutusi Mailo
  • 2009, 10: LB — Ben Mamea
  • 2006: OL — John Manu-Olevao
  • 2000: DL — Raymond Manumaleuna
  • 1995: LB — Alvin Manutai
  • 1999, 00, 01: DL — Jonathan Mapu
  • 1995: G — Ose Masoe
  • 1978: Coach — Chuck Meade
  • 2009: LB — Ben Memea
  • 2009: K — Cameron Mercado
  • 1986: OL — Tyrone Meredith
  • 1989, 90: WR — Itula Mili
  • 2012: CB — Jayven Mohetau
  • 2012: S — Devailo Motuga-Galeai
  • 2010: DT — Dallin Muti
  • 1991: OL — Chris Naeole
  • 2006: DB — Gary Nagy
  • 2009, 10: OL — Jamal Napeahi
  • 2002: DB — Viliami Nauahi
  • 1994: RB — Vai Notoa
  • 1994: DL — Mike Nuga
  • 1972: T — Paul Nunu
  • 1992: OL — Manu Olevao
  • 1993, 94: LB — Kautai Olevao
  • 2003: OL — Jeremy Perry
  • 1998: DB — Hyrum Peters
  • 1999: DB — Leonard Peters
  • 1989: OL — Paka Pula
  • 2000, 01: SB — Mulivai Pula
  • 1982: OL — Sione Pulotu
  • 2011: CB — Evan Ramirez
  • 1990: OL — Tanoai Reid
  • 2000: RB — Marcus Salanoa
  • 2012: K — Jake Samsel
  • 1980: OB — Louis Santiago
  • 1986, 87: QB — Walter Santiago
  • 1998: TE — William Sao
  • 2009: DL — Kona Schwenke
  • 1989: OL — Charles Scott
  • 2010: OL — Steven Siilata
  • 1978: DL — Kenneth Smith
  • 2001: DB — Sola Soliai
  • 1986: RB — Richard Stevenson
  • 2001: DL — Darrell Tachibana
  • 2006: LB — Siaosi Tafuna
  • 1998: RB — Talamoni Talamoni
  • 1986: DB — Mike Tanuvasa
  • 1989: DB — Shawn Tanuvasa
  • 2012: LB — Johnny Tapusoa
  • 2003: DB — Toriano Taulogo
  • 2005: RB — Malosi Te’o
  • 2006, 07: DB — Shiloah Te’o
  • 1982: G — Stephen Teriipaia
  • 2010: OL — Christopher Thee
  • 2012: CB — Lassalle Thompson
  • 1989: OL — Sunu Tialino
  • 2008: S — Aulola Tonga
  • 2009: OL — Jase Toomalatai
  • 2006, 11, 12: coach — Reggie Torres
  • 2005, 06: DL — Kaniela Tuipolotu
  • 1998: DB — Tavo Tupola
  • 2009: DB — Johnny Tupola
  • 2005: OL — Latu Tupou
  • 2005: LB — Kevin Unga
  • 2005: TE — Devin Unga
  • 1993: DL — Asi Vaioleti
  • 2003: LB — Walker Vave
  • 1998: DL — Puna Vendiola
  • 1991: U — Simeon Vierra
  • 2011, 12: OL — John Wa’a
  • 2012: DE — Lamone Williams
  • 1982: LB — Sekeli Wily
  • 1987: LB — Al Wily
  • 2010, 11, 12: RB — Aofaga Wily
  • 1999: OL — Orlando Wong
  • 2003: DL — Shosei Yamauchi

COMMENTS

  1. bleedred August 3, 2014 12:08 pm

    Nice info thanks for the updates. However my eyes are sore from trying to categorize all the names, is it possible to filter the list by years instead of last names? I like see what year had the most all stars and if that contributed to the success of the teams of those years. lol, thx.


  2. Jerry Campany August 3, 2014 5:21 pm

    I will email it to you, you can sort however you want to.


  3. bleedred August 3, 2014 7:40 pm

    1972: DB — Paufai Finai
    1977: DB — Puifate Fiso
    1972: G — Wayne Fonoimoana
    1972: T — Paul Nunu
    1972: E — Pisa Finai

    1973: E — Pisa Finai

    1976: DT — Dwayne Fely

    1978: DL — Kenneth Smith
    1978: C — Matt Anae
    1978: Coach — Chuck Meade
    1978: LB — Chris Kaahanui

    1980: OB — Louis Santiago

    1982: OL — Sione Pulotu
    1982: G — Stephen Teriipaia
    1982: DL — Kennedy Galeai
    1982: LB — Sekeli Wily
    1982: RB — Lakei Heimuli

    1984: DB — Mark Cravens

    1986: OL — Tyrone Meredith
    1986: LB — Byron Beatty
    1986: RB — Richard Stevenson
    1986: DB — Mike Tanuvasa

    1986: QB — Walter Santiago
    1986: DB — Raymond Galeai

    1987: QB — Walter Santiago
    1987: DB — Raymond Galeai
    1987: WR — Alden Kaaihue
    1987: LB — Al Wily
    1987: OL — Johnny Feinga

    1989: OL — Charles Scott
    1989: OL — Paka Pula
    1989: LB — Henry Crawford
    1989: DB — Shawn Tanuvasa
    1989: OL — Sunu Tialino
    1989: WR — Itula Mili
    1989: RB — Mark Atuaia

    1990: OL — Tanoai Reid
    1990: WR — Itula Mili
    1990: RB — Mark Atuaia
    1990: OL — Toele Faamoe

    1991: U — Simeon Vierra
    1991: OL — Chris Naeole
    1991: DB — Siliva Brown

    1992: OL — Manu Olevao
    1992: LB — Pesa Lefau
    1992: RB — Clayton Hanohano

    1993: OL — Rick Adolpho
    1993: LB — Junior Falevai
    1993: DL — Asi Vaioleti
    1993: DB — Stevie Laulu
    1993: LB — Kautai Olevao

    1994: RB — Vai Notoa
    1994: DB — Stevie Laulu
    1994: LB — Kautai Olevao
    1994: DL — Mike Nuga
    1994: OL — Jimmy Betham

    1995: RB — Ken Faavae
    1995: RB — Isaac Aalona
    1995: DL — Nolan Alo
    1995: LB — Alvin Manutai
    1995: OL — Darren Iesem
    1995: T — Faaesea Mailo
    1995: G — Ose Masoe

    1996-97: -none

    1998: TE — William Sao
    1998: DB — Hyrum Peters
    1998: OL — Siuaki Livai Jr.
    1998: LB — Pati Mailo
    1998: OL — Toniu Fonoti
    1998: DL — Puna Vendiola
    1998: RB — Talamoni Talamoni
    1998: DB — Tavo Tupola

    1998, 00, 01: Coach — Siuaki Livai
    1999: DB — Leonard Peters
    1999: RB — Kala Latuselu
    1999: LB — Fulutusi Mailo
    1999: OL — Orlando Wong
    1999: DL — Jonathan Mapu

    2000: DL — Raymond Manumaleuna
    2000: DL — Jonathan Mapu
    2000: OL — Sioape Lautaha
    2000: DL — Chris Kemoeatu
    2000: RB — Marcus Salanoa
    2000: WR — Saia Hafoka
    2000: DB — Aaron Francisco
    2000: DB — Bryson Au
    2000: LB — Douglas Hiu
    2000: QB — Inoke Funaki
    2000: SB — Mulivai Pula

    2001: DB — Sola Soliai
    2000: DL — Jonathan Mapu
    2001: QB — Inoke Funaki
    2001: SB — Mulivai Pula
    2001: WR — Ferron Fonoimoana
    2001: DL — Darrell Tachibana
    2001: OL — Kalavi Blanchard
    2001: OL — Suilasi Lautaha

    2002: DB — Viliami Nauahi

    2003: OL — Jeremy Perry
    2003: DB — Afa Garrigan
    2003: LB — Walker Vave
    2003: DL — Shosei Yamauchi
    2003: DB — Toriano Taulogo
    2003: R — Spencer Hafoka
    2003: DB — Al Afalava

    2004: DL — Byron Beatty
    2004: R — Spencer Hafoka
    2004: DB — Al Afalava

    2005: RB — Malosi Te’o
    2005: DE — B.J. Beatty
    2005: OL — Ken Livai
    2005: DT — Joseph Faifili
    2005: OL — Latu Tupou
    2005: LB — Kevin Unga
    2005: TE — Devin Unga
    2005: DL — Kaniela Tuipolotu

    2006: DB — Gary Nagy
    2006: DL — Kaniela Tuipolotu
    2006: DT — Nai Fotu
    2006: OL — John Manu-Olevao
    2006: LB — Siaosi Tafuna

    2006, 11, 12: coach — Reggie Torres
    2006: DB — Shiloah Te’o
    2006: OL — Benji Kemaoeatu

    2007: DB — Shiloah Te’o
    2007: OL — Benji Kemaoeatu
    2007: LB — Paipai Falemalu

    2008: DB — Jray Galeai
    2008: DB — Kamalani Alo
    2008: S — Aulola Tonga

    2009: LB — Ben Memea
    2009: K — Cameron Mercado
    2009: DL — Kona Schwenke
    2009: OL — Jase Toomalatai
    2009: DB — Johnny Tupola
    2009: DL — Hauoli Jamora
    2009: LB — Ben Mamea
    2009: OL — Jamal Napeahi

    2010: OL — Steven Siilata
    2010: LB — Ben Mamea
    2010: OL — Jamal Napeahi
    2010: S — Tigi Hill
    2010: OL — Christopher Thee
    2010: DT — Dallin Muti
    2010: RB — Aofaga Wily

    2011: LB — Benetton Fonua
    2011: RB — Aofaga Wily
    2011: CB — Bronson Beatty
    2011: CB — Evan Ramirez
    2011: OL — John Wa’a
    2011: S — Kawehena Johnson

    2012: OL — John Wa’a
    2012: RB — Aofaga Wily
    2012: S — Kawehena Johnson
    2012: DE — Lamone Williams
    2012: K — Jake Samsel
    2012: LB — Rashaan Falemalu
    2012: CB — Jayven Mohetau
    2012: S — Devailo Motuga-Galeai
    2012: LB — Johnny Tapusoa
    2012: CB — Lassalle Thompson

    2013: -none


  4. Jerry Campany August 3, 2014 9:13 pm

    Haha, nice, bleedred. I tried to email it to you but it bounced back.


  5. Koolau August 4, 2014 4:51 am

    When Benji Kamoeatu was playing, commentators said he had more potential than Maake or Chris. What happened to his career?


  6. bleedred August 4, 2014 5:03 pm

    Jerry- I use fake emails and anonymous names, its the internet! lol, jk, all good!

    Koolau- from my observations during Benji’s senior year he had injuries and was never at full potential. After high school I have no idea, heard he went to west virginia and never heard of him since, maybe he should have gone to Utah where his brothers played and in an environment more inviting for an islander.


  7. kahuku boy August 4, 2014 7:51 pm

    Benji recently took an offer to play arena ball. Not even in conditions l and sn unexpected call hes out there practicing his butt off. His name will be rising real soon. Hopefully hes 100% and you’ll see a whole new animal.


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