No. 9 Leilehua All-State football

by Jerry Campany on July 30, 2014

Andrew Manley is one of four Mules' quarterbacks to be judged as the best in the state and the only one to do it twice. Photo by Richard Walker.

Andrew Manley is one of four Mules’ quarterbacks to be judged as the best in the state and the only one to do it twice. Photo by Richard Walker.

Plenty of talent has moved through Wahiawa over the years, led by running back Adrian Murrell. The NFL veteran was first-team All-State three years in a row by the Honolulu Advertiser, the first to be so honored. Waianae’s Kennedy Tulimasealii, Kahuku’s Aofaga Wily, Castle’s Blaze Soares and Gerald Welch of Saint Louis are the only other 3-time first-team all state players.

But no position has been as consistently good for the school as quarterback. Andrew Manley was among the best in the state for two years, followed by Kenan Sadanaga‘s offensive player of the year award by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser in 2011. Manley was the Honolulu Star-Bulletin’s player of the year in 2008. Before they came along, Alex Kaloi was the player of the year in 1972 and Bryant Moniz was first team for the Star-Bulletin in 2006.

That would make for one tough decision if you were to make an all-Leilehua team. One place that wouldn’t be too difficult would be defensive line, where the Mules would probably have Al Harris, Junior Tyrell and Fialele Edra. All three of them were defensive player of the year.

Here are Leilehua’s All-State first teamers over the years. Names in bold denote a player who was judged as a player of the year:

  • 2009: WR — Kamana Akagi
  • 1988: DL — Ala Ala
  • 1989: DB — Carlos Anderson
  • 2010, 11: RET — Jeremiah Andrade
  • 1979: DL — Charles Coffin
  • 2007, 08: R — Edieson Dumlao
  • 1972, 73: E — Fialele Edra
  • 1984: DB — Edward Edra
  • 1983: DL — Ropati Faletoi
  • 1989: OL — Jacob Fesagaiga
  • 2004: LB — B.J. Fruean
  • 1974: E — Alfred Harris
  • 1984: OL — Lance Horiuchi
  • 1992: OL — Adam Jones
  • 1972: QB — Alex Kaloi
  • 1984: DB — Phillip Ke-a
  • 1978: DB — David Kelii
  • 1988: LB — Dwayne Kojima
  • 2008: K — Maika Kunioka
  • 1975: RB — Jimmy Laguana
  • 2007: LB — Art Laurel
  • 1992: U — Mervyn Lilo
  • 2008, 09: QB — Andrew Manley
  • 2011: U — Penitito Melei
  • 1989: OB — Cal Melvin
  • 2006: QB — Bryant Moniz
  • 1980: DB — Bob Moorehead
  • 1980: FL — Kyle Mosely
  • 1986-88: RB — Adrian Murrell
  • 2007, 08: P — Rico Newman
  • 2009, 10: P — Fred Padrones
  • 1993: OL — William Paulding
  • 1972: DB — Duff Phipps
  • 1974, 75: G — Raymond Quel
  • 1991: RB — Tito Rivera
  • 2011: QB — Kenan Sadanaga
  • 1997: DL — Lauvale Sape
  • 2004: R — Chustin Senas
  • 1989: DL — Torrey Shinholster
  • 2007: LB — Robert Siavii
  • 2011: S — Russell Siavii
  • 1974: T — Michael Smithe
  • 1974: B — Feliti Sua
  • 1978: T — Kima Suo
  • 1975: C — Steve Suzuki
  • 2009: OL — Jiniki Timoteo
  • 2004, 07: coach — Nolan Tokuda
  • 2009: DE — Charley Tua’au
  • 1996: OL — David Tuatagaloa
  • 1984: DL — Junior Tyrell
  • 1985: LB — Ulysses Tyrell
  • 1972: FL — Rick Wagner
  • 1974, 84: coach — Hugh Yoshida

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Toa1 July 31, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Jerry Campany, you left out two outstanding First Team All-State Defensive Players from 1976-77 season. Tui Alailima DL and Tony Sua LB.

Jerry Campany July 31, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I’ll have to check it tomorrow, I left my zip drive at home.

This is what I have for 1977:
1977 T Keith Ah Yuen Kamehameha HSB
1977 T Keith Ah Yuen Kamehameha HA
1977 DL Wayne Apuna Saint Louis HSB
1977 DL Wayne Apuna Saint Louis HA
1977 LB Curtis Azevedo Hilo HSB
1977 Coach Doug Bennett Punahou HSB
1977 T Cyrus Cariaga Waianae HSB
1977 T Cyrus Cariaga Waianae HA
1977 G Herman Clark Punahou HSB
1977 G Herman Clark Punahou HA
1977 G James Crowell Kaiser HSB
1977 G James Crowell Kaiser HA
1977 DB Puifate Fiso Kahuku HSB
1977 DB Nathan Fletcher Waianae HSB
1977 DB Nathan Fletcher Waianae DPOY HA
1977 QB Darryl Gabriel Punahou HSB
1977 QB Darryl Gabriel Punahou HA
1977 LB James Galariada Waianae HA
1977 coach Larry Ginoza Waianae HA
1977 RB James Holt Waianae Back of the year HSB
1977 RB James Holt Waianae OPOY HA
1977 DL Willie Kamakana Punahou HSB
1977 DL Willie Kamakana Punahou HA
1977 LB Matt Karratti Farrington HSB
1977 LB Matt Karratti Farrington HA
1977 DL Henry Kaulia Waianae HSB
1977 DL Henry Kaulia Waianae HA
1977 FL Ray Ligsay Pearl City HSB
1977 FL Ray Ligsay Pearl City HA
1977 LB Glenn Matsumoto Kailua HSB
1977 LB Richard Mello Kamehameha HSB
1977 LB Richard Mello Kamehameha HA
1977 RB Andrew Moody Waipahu HSB
1977 RB Andrew Moody Waipahu HA
1977 C Mike Mori Punahou HSB
1977 DB Amori Ogata Punahou HA
1977 C Faasiu Saifoloi Damien HA
1977 OE Bill Sealy Kaiser HSB
1977 E Bill Sealy Kaiser HA
1977 RB Francis Sequeira Punahou HSB
1977 RB Francis Sequeira Punahou HA
1977 DB Brad Thiessen Kaiser HSB
1977 DB Brad Thiessen Kaiser HA
1977 DL Peter Tomas Farrington HA
1977 DL Mark Tuinei Punahou Lineman of the year HSB
1977 DL Mark Tuinei Punahou HA

Toa1 July 31, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Jerry Campany, I know for a fact that they (Tui Alailima & Tony Sua) graduated in 1977. That said, there football season would be in 1976. I’ve also noticed that Oscar (Osa) Masaniai from Waianae high school was not mentioned (He was1976 first team all state RB). But his brother, Joe Masaniai was mentioned (1979).

Jerry Campany July 31, 2014 at 9:10 pm

I don’t doubt it, Toa, and really appreciate the corrections. But I am sure you can understand that I have to check my files before I go adding it. Were they All-State first team for the Star-Bulletin or the Advertiser? I will check it as soon as I get home in a few hours.

Here is what I have for the Advertiser in 76:

1976 coach Bernard Daos Campbell HA
1976 G Warren Luis Castle HA
1976 G George Apduhan Iolani HA
1976 MG Kelvin Ing Iolani HA
1976 DB Keith Sasaki Iolani HA
1976 C Scott Tokunaga Iolani HA
1976 DT Dwayne Fely Kahuku HA
1976 T Clarence Huihui Kalaheo HA
1976 T Keith Ah Yuen Kamehameha HA
1976 DE John Gerard Kamehameha HA
1976 B David Hughes Kamehameha Back of the Year HA
1976 DB Keoni Jardine Kamehameha HA
1976 DT Casey Kunitomo Kamehameha Lineman of the year HA
1976 FL Aaron Lorenzo Kamehameha HA
1976 LB Harding Parrilla Kamehameha HA
1976 TE Tauanuu Lolotai Pac-Five HA
1976 QB Lia Moevao Pac-Five HA
1976 SE David Sevey Punahou HA
1976 DE Richard Conte Radford HA
1976 B Homer Jones Radford HA
1976 LB Joe Lavatai Radford HA
1976 DB Mike Otto Radford HA
1976 LB Guy Campbell Roosevelt HA
1976 K Stanley Kua Waimea HA

Jerry Campany July 31, 2014 at 11:32 pm

I don’t see any of the three on the Advertiser’s All-State first team in 1976, it must have been the Star-Bulletin. I don’t have that with me, I will have to go to the library to look it up.

Don’t worry, we will make this right.

Toa1 August 1, 2014 at 2:32 am

Aloha Jerry Campany, mea culpa….The names that I’ve mentioned were OIA first team only (played in the OIA vs ILH all star game). I do appreciate and enjoy your thorough research. That being said, any chance of putting up the 1979 All State Players? Mahalo & job well done….

Jerry Campany August 1, 2014 at 10:58 am

No worries, Toa, I can put the 79 pages up but only in B&W. I will do it whenever I get back to the library, probably early next week. I’ll email you the small part of the Advertiser’s 1979 that I have in the meantime.

Jerry Campany August 1, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Oops, Toa, I misunderstood you. Here is 1979:

1979 G Brian Ramseyer Castle HSB
1979 G Brian Ramseyer Castle HA
1979 DE Falaniko Noga Farrington HSB
1979 DL Falaniko Noga Farrington HA
1979 T Orrin Kahalewai Kaiser HA
1979 coach Ron Lee Kaiser HA
1979 DL Jeff Lum Kaiser HA
1979 DB Richard Miano Kaiser HSB
1979 DB Richard Miano Kaiser HA
1979 OE Wendell Miranda Kaiser HSB
1979 E Wendell Miranda Kaiser HA
1979 OB Boyd Yap Kaiser Back of the Year HSB
1979 B Boyd Yap Kaiser OPOY HA
1979 LB Sam Galante Kalaheo HSB
1979 LB Sam Galante Kalaheo HA
1979 LB Nathan Dudoit Kamehameha HA
1979 DL John Haina Kamehameha HSB
1979 OB Kaulana Park Kamehameha HSB
1979 B Kaulana Park Kamehameha HA
1979 T Robin Santos Kamehameha HSB
1979 T Robin Santos Kamehameha HA
1979 C Wayne Wills Kamehameha HSB
1979 C Wayne Wills Kamehameha HA
1979 DL Charles Coffin Leilehua HSB
1979 DL Charlie Coffin Leilehua HA
1979 OB Watson Tanuvasa Moanalua HSB
1979 B Watson Tanuvasa Moanalua HA
1979 DB Kip Botelho Pac-Five HA
1979 OE Leroy Lutu Pac-Five Lineman of the Year HSB
1979 E Leroy Lutu Pac-Five HA
1979 QB Eric Morales Pac-Five HSB
1979 QB Eric Morales Pac-Five HA
1979 DL Bill Tapolinski Punahou HSB
1979 T Jack Sims Radford HSB
1979 DB Ron Bailey Saint Louis HSB
1979 LB Carl Alexander St. Anthony HSB
1979 G Atagi Ahtagi Waialua HSB
1979 G Atagi Ahtagi Waialua HA
1979 Coach Fred Lavarias Waialua HSB
1979 DB Max Maneafaiga Waianae HSB
1979 DB Max Maneafaiga Waianae DPOY HA
1979 LB Joe Masaniai Waianae HA
1979 DL Fred Toilolo Waianae HSB
1979 DL Fred Toilolo Waianae HA
1979 DE Michael Moody Waipahu HSB

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