Top Players 10/12

by Paul Honda on October 12, 2012

No major changes, just some shuffling. Late season is always a tough time to gauge as banged-up standouts plod forward through nagging injuries and soreness. The postseason separates the good from the average and the great from the rest. But I’ll always keep in mind the players whose teams just couldn’t make the playoffs. A lot of guys in that scenario. Good players.

Update Tuesday, Oct. 16: Removes Apao (Kamehameha), not a starter.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Farrington OL Charles Sataraka
The Governors have two outstanding running backs thanks to the work of the Bamboolas up front. (photo: Paul Honda)

Player School Ht. Wt. Yr.
1. John Wa’a Kahuku 6-3 281 Sr.
2. Reeve Koehler Saint Louis 6-3 321 Sr.
3. Charles Sataraka Farrington 6-3 334 Sr.
4. Michael Boyd Farrington 6-2 290 Sr.
5. Jaryn Villegas Leilehua 6-2 280 Sr.
6. Maka Ah Loo Kapaa 6-2 310 So.
7. Louis Vailopa Saint Louis 6-2 280 Jr.
8. Alika Alexander-Ezra Baldwin 6-0 240 Jr.
9. Joey Anglemire Mililani 6-3 275 Sr.
10. Fred Ulu-Perry Saint Louis 6-2 290 So.
11. Semisi Uluave Punahou 6-5 305 So.
12. Kela Grace Aiea 6-1 270 Jr.
13. Mitchell Boyd Farrington 6-1 303 Sr.
14. Tyman Hayashi Pac-Five 6-1 280 Sr.
15. Donald Barenaba-Setoki Kahuku 6-2 301 Jr.

On the cusp:
Davis Miyashiro-Saipaia, Punahou (6-1, 268, Jr.)
Micah Kapoi, Kapolei (6-4, 282, Jr.)
Colin Ka’alele, Farrington (6-2, 361, Sr.)
Austen Koki, Pearl City (6-4, 295, Sr.)
Spencer Kiehm, ‘Iolani (5-8, 172, Jr.)
Walter Gaisoa, Kailua (6-3, 248, Sr.)
Marcus Malepeai, Kailua (6-1, 288, Jr.)
Stansen Fonoti, Waianae (6-3, 305, Jr.)
Mana La’ulu, McKinley (6-3, 265, Jr.)

Sleepers:
A.J. White, Farrington (6-1, 311, Sr.)
Kaiwi Chung, Kamehameha (5-10, 235, Jr.)
Ian Kukahiko, Kamehameha (6-2, 220, Sr.)
Nolan Eseroma, Farrington (6-1, 303, Jr.)
Tui Eli, Kealakehe (6-3, 305, Jr.)
Seke Sopoaga-Kioa, Kealakehe, LT (6-2, 295. Jr.)
Dhavin Spencer-Basa, Molokai (C/NG, 6-3, 285)
Damien Matautia, Waipahu (6-5, 290, Sr.)
Sam Mahelona, Konawaena (5-10, 260, Sr.)
Jared Malaga, McKinley (6-1, 260, Sr.)
Sakkalala Hungalu, McKinley (6-3, 275, Jr.)
Jacob Lewis, Damien (6-3, 251, Sr.)
Derek George, Kalaheo (OL/DL, 6-1, 255, Sr.)
Keenan Greenbaum, Hawaii Prep (6-2, 280, Jr.)
Triton Reich, Honokaa (6-2, 250, Sr.)
Jesse Kaluhiokalani, Kamehameha (5-10, 275, Sr.)
Prince Samoa, Kealakehe (C, 6-0, 340, Sr.)
Siosaia Kalawi, Kealakehe (RG, 6-5, 335, Sr.)
Giovanni Chanes-Rodrigues, Kealakehe (RT, 6-1, 270, Sr.)

The skinny: No changes this week. O-line is one of the toughest positions to gauge, so I welcome all input. I do like to get reaction to all input from top OL coaches, and that has been very beneficial.

QUARTERBACKS

Mililani QB Jarin Morikawa
(Star-Advertiser file photo)

Player School Ht. Wt. Yr.
1. Larry Tuileta Punahou 6-2 188 Jr.
2. Jarin Morikawa Mililani 6-0 170 Sr.
3. Reece Foy ‘Iolani 5-11 175 Sr.
4. Keelan Ewaliko Baldwin 6-0 175 Sr.
5. Kahoali‘i Karratti Konawaena 5-10 175 Jr.
6. Kawai Mook-Garcia Saint Louis 5-11 180 Sr.
7. Makoa Camanse-Stevens Kamehameha 6-3 185 Sr.
8. Ryder Kuhns Saint Louis 6-1 180 So.
9. Micah Kaneshiro Moanalua 5-7 170 Jr.
10. Kaimi Paredes Waipahu 5-9 165 Sr.
11. Makana Lyman Kaiser 5-10 175 Sr.
12. Viliami Livai Kahuku 6-0 190 Sr.
13. Cody Lui-Yuen Radford 6-3 205 Jr.
14. Jordan Cristobal Kealakehe 5-7 160 Sr.
15. Justin Jenks Leilehua 5-6 155 Jr.

On the cusp:
Brock Teixeira, Pearl City, 5-8, 170, Sr.
Justin Tago-Su‘e, Campbell, 5-10, 165, Sr.
Kekoa Kaluhiokalani, Waianae, 6-0, 185, Sr.
Chazz Troutman, Nanakuli, 5-9, 149, Jr.

Sleepers:
Drew Kell, Hilo (6-1, 175, Jr.)
Kahaku Iaea, Kailua (6-2, 218, Sr.)
Montana Liana, Farrington (5-11, 188, So.)
Noah Brum, Kalani (5-9, 150, Jr.)
Alzon Kahana, Kapolei (5-10, 160, Jr.)
Levi Castanares, Leilehua (5-7, 160, Jr.)
Isaiah Hernandez-Fonoti, Aiea (6-0, 190, Sr.)
Fresno Masaniai, Kapaa
Denzel Kalahiki-Gasper, McKinley (6-1, 180, Jr.)
Keha Wong, Keaau
Kalai Yap, Kamehameha-Maui (6-0, 175, Sr.)

The skinny: Some shuffling, but no major changes. Mililani does one thing on offense and nobody seems able to stop it. Jarin Morikawa had his most productive game of the season — 408 yards and four touchdowns without a pick against Waipahu— despite the lack of a formidable rushing game. Again. His numbers have crept higher gradually — completion percentage (.597), yards per attempt (6.56), passer rating (134.17). … Keelan Ewaliko has returned with a vengeance. In three games, he has passed for 347 yards, six touchdowns (with one pick) and rushed for 350 yards and seven touchdowns (14 yards per rush). His playmaking ability is never in doubt, but the question remains, when the Bears play in the state tourney, will he ravage a run-stopping defense or will he be shut out again (Punahou, last year’s state semifinal)?

RUNNING BACKS 

Kaiser RB/DB/QB/RET Kai Gonda
(photo: Paul Honda)

Player School Ht. Wt. Yr.
1. Aofaga Wily Kahuku 6-0 202 Sr.
2. Abraham Silva Farrington 5-10 212 Sr.
3. Adam Noga Saint Louis 5-10 175 Jr.
4. Tyler Taumua Farrington 5-11 199 Sr.
5. Kai Gonda Kaiser 5-11 190 Sr.
6. Ryan Tuiasoa Punahou 5-11 214 Sr.
7. Kainalu Kaleo Anuenue 5-9 191 Sr.
8. Jacob Kukahiko Kapolei 5-11 210 Sr.
9. Anuenue Tui Anuenue 5-7 192 Sr.
10. John Kamoku Konawaena 5-10 175 Sr.
11. Lennox Jones Kealakehe 5-6 150 Sr.
12. Waika Alapai Kauai 6-2 235 Sr.
13. Faaolaina Teofilo Kamehameha-Hawaii 6-1 205 Jr.
14. David Fangupo Kealakehe 6-2 348 Sr.
15. Keoni Tom-Millare Pac-Five 5-11 180 Sr.

On the cusp:
Kaulana Apelu, Kamehameha (5-10, 185, So.)
P.J. Liua, Kahuku (FB, 5-9, 222, Jr.)
Jeremy Willes, Waianae (5-8, 160, Jr.)
Alakai Kealoha, Waianae (5-11, 200, Sr.)
Jarrin Young, Kailua (5-7, 171, Sr.)
Ishmil Scott, Moanalua (6-1, 198, Jr.)
Guiseppe Zapatoliva, Kealakehe
Willie Lynch, Kalaheo (5-9, 180, Sr.)
Gavin Kim, Kalani (Sr.)
Mana Kaahanui, Aiea (RB/TE/QB 5-10, 210, Jr.)
Kyle Sato, Damien (5-10, 170, Sr.)
Paul-Andrew Rhoden, Campbell (6-1, 210, Sr.)
Devin Preston, Waiakea (5-9, 175)
Malaeloa Liua, Anuenue (RB/LB 5-8, 165, Sr.)
Cristian Johnston, Kalaheo (5-7, 145, Sr.)

Sleepers:
Yuuya Kato, ‘Iolani
Dru Reaves, Kalani
Cayde Omura, Seabury Hall
Noah Caparida, Molokai
Chansen Kanakaole, Hana
Reggie McFadden, Kauai
Matapua Tulafale, Waipahu (5-10, 195, Sr.)
Kody Mento, ‘Iolani (5-7, 177, Sr.)
Brandon Kahookele, Kamehameha (5-6, 175, Jr.)
Soli Afalava, Kahuku (6-1, 184, So.)
Noah Oleyer, Pac-Five (FB, 6-1, 275)
Randon Tuitama, Kaimuki (5-9, 155, Jr.)
Johnny Vance, Keaau (5-10, 180, Sr.)
Tristian Pebria, Campbell (5-5, 175, Jr.)
Koa Basque, Konawaena (5-8, 145, So.)
Ikaika Piceno, Leilehua (5-7, 160, So.)

The skinny: Kahuku’s go-to playmaker, Aofaga Wily, steps ahead of Amo Silva to the top spot this week. Their numbers are similar on the whole. Silva is at 127.6 rushing yards per game, 7.8 per carry. Wily is at 127.3 per game, 6.6 per carry. But Wily has carried the burden almost full time, with Kahuku handing the ball occasionally to the fullback. He has scored eight touchdowns in his last eight games during a crucial stretch of the regular season. Silva has split duties with Tyler Taumua, sensibly so. Silva hasn’t had a 100-yard game since early September and has scored just two touchdowns in his last four games. He now has 12 TDs for the season; Wily has 15. Two fine backs. Only one can be No. 1. … Ryan Tuiasoa of Punahou moved up a notch on the strength of a 271-yard, four-touchdown afternoon against ‘Iolani. … Kapolei’s Jacob Kukahiko moves up a few notches, as well, thanks to clutch performances against Campbell (19-85-1) and Aiea (20-117-1) — two stellar defensive units — to save Kapolei’s season. The ‘Canes success when Kukahiko gets at least 12 carries is telling of his value. When they stopped giving him the ball against Leilehua (4-0-0) and Mililani (9-44-0), they got shut out.

RECEIVERS

Kaiser WR Christian Clapp
(photo: Paul Honda)

Player School Ht. Wt. Yr.
1. Kanawai Noa Punahou 6-0 170 So.
2. Jeremy Tabuyo Saint Louis 5-11 180 Sr.
3. Dylan Pakau Waipahu 5-10 174 Sr.
4. Keoni Piceno Leilehua 5-9 170 Sr.
5. Daicorri Briscoe Pearl City 5-11 175 Sr.
6. Christian Clapp Kaiser 6-1 170 Sr.
7. Tanner Nishioka ‘Iolani 6-0 175 Sr.
8. Domonic Morris Konawaena 5-8 155 Sr.
9. Jameson Pasigan Radford 5-9 150 So.
10. Donald Lambert Moanalua 6-1 170 Jr.
11. Ekolu Ramos Mililani Sr.
12. Kenan Gaspar Konawaena 5-10 175 Jr.
13. Austin Gerard Kamehameha 6-1 170 Sr.
15. Nainoa Frank Kalaheo 6-6 200 Sr.
15. Enrique Gruver Kalani Jr.

On the cusp:
Kamakana Apelu, Aiea (5-9, 155, Jr.)
Fano Tuisila, Kaimuki (5-11, 157, Jr.)
Josh Jenks, Leilehua (5-9, 165, Sr.)
Isaac Amorin, Pearl City (5-9, 165, Sr.)
Kainoa Wilson, Mililani (So.)
Tanner Tokunaga, Pearl CIty

Sleepers:
Preston Sinn, Mililani
Nick Rodriguez, Leilehua (5-6, 155, Sr.)
Justin Ikei, Kaiser (5-9, 165, So.
Erren Jean-Pierre, Mililani (Sr.)
Alii Pedrina, Kamehameha (5-9, 175, Sr.)
Brannon Bantolina, Campbell (SB, 5-7, 145, Sr.)
Jayce Bantolina, Campbell (6-0, 175, So.)
Colton Dacayos-Gaspar, Mililani
James Hashimoto, Farrington (5-7, 128, Sr.)
Kainoa Abreu, Saint Louis (6-0, 180, Sr.)
Shem Sukumaran, Kalaheo (6-1, 170, Sr.)
Devan Stubblefield, Saint Louis (6-1, 185, Jr.)
Colton Dayacos-Gaspar, Mililani (SB, Sr.)
Josh Jenks, Leilehua (5-9, 165, Sr.)
Mataio Fualema, Waipahu (5-11, 161, Sr.)
Tyler Liana (TE), Farrington (6-0, 225, Sr.)
Amosa Amosa Jr., Campbell (5-9, 170, Jr.)
Keanu Chee, Punahou (6-0, 175, Sr.)
Noah Willey, Punahou (6-4, 190, Sr.)
Tyrell Tuiasosopo, McKinley (6-1, 170, Jr.)
Francis Evangelia, Farrington (5-9, 171, Sr.)
Keanu Chung, Waianae (6-1, 175, Sr.)
Pookela Noa Nakamoto, Waianae (5-11, 160, Jr.)
Kama Vincent, Kamehameha-Hawaii
Dayton Kiko, Waiakea
Giuseppi Zapatoliva, Kealakehe

The skinny: Kanawai Noa is inching closer to hallowed ground among Punahou receivers. At 142 yards per game, Noa (46-994-14) is in line to finish with 1,278 yards by the end of the regular season. (Punahou has two more ILH games.) If first-place Punahou wins the ILH and plays in the state tourney, he could surpass Miah Ostrowski (1,317 yards) and Robby Toma (1,388). He has already bypassed Ostrowski’s 2006 total of nine touchdown catches. Toma had 18 touchdown grabs in ’08. The footnote, of course, is that Noa is only a sophomore and his golden-armed teammate, Tui Tuileta, is just a junior. … Jeremy Tabuyo (Saint Louis) had a quiet game against Pac-Five (one catch, 49 yards) as the Saints emptied the bench. He is now at 41-689-10. … Dylan Pakau of Waipahu continues to amaze. Though he’s essentially the lone receiving threat in Waipahu’s offense, he has scored a touchdown each of his team’s last seven games. He had five grabs for 123 yards last week against Mililani. To date: 33-791-9. … Christian Clapp of Kaiser continues his climb up the list. The sure-handed, 6-1, 170-pound senior had five hauls for 128 yards and a touchdown against Kalani on Thursday. To date: 35-704-6. … I was looking forward to seeing Enrique Gruver (Kalani) play against Kaiser, but he’s had problems with a knee and didn’t play at all, from what I saw. The junior had been solid in his last four games against Anuenue (3-158-1), Nanakuli (7-110-0), Radford (5-95-0) and Pearl City (10-138-2). One more productive game might have landed him much higher, but for now, he’s at No. 15.

DEFENSIVE LINE

Pac-Five DE Titus Failauga
(photo: Paul Honda)


Player School Ht. Wt. Yr.
1. Kennedy Tulimasealii (DT) Waianae 6-2 280 Sr.
2. Scott Pagano (DT) Moanalua 6-3 280 Sr.
3. Ualesi Sale (DE) Aiea 6-3 225 Sr.
4. Toiva Tufaga (DT) Kahuku 6-0 246 Sr.
5. Titus Failauga (DE) Pac-Five 6-4 245 Sr.
6. Kamalei Correa (DE) Saint Louis 6-3 245 Sr.
7. Dakota Turner (DT/TE) Mililani 6-3 255 Sr.
8. Lamone Williams (DE) Kahuku 6-3 238 Jr.
9. Miki Fangatua (DT) Baldwin 6-1 248 Sr.
10. Jeremy Taua (DE) Leilehua 6-1 210 Sr.
11. Amate Savusa (DE) Campbell 6-2 205 Sr.
12. Canton Kaumatule (DE) Punahou 6-7 265 So.
13. Colton Goeas (DL/LB) Saint Louis 6-0 246 Sr.
14. Hercules Mata‘afa Lahainaluna 6-3 215 Jr.
15. Siaumau Mapu Kahuku 5-10 280 Sr.

On the cusp:
Moto Heimuli, Farrington (6-1, 229, Jr.)
Una Masaniai, Kapaa (5-11, 240, So.)
Jeremiah Taleni, Kailua (6-0, 327, Sr.)
Devin Horswill, Kamehameha (5-10, 225, Sr.)
Mika Tafua, Kamehameha (6-3, 205, So.)
Kalei Meyer, Kamehameha (6-2, 255, Jr.)
Thor Latu, Kamehameha (6-2, 225, Sr.)
Kingston Fernandez, Kamehameha (6-3, 225, Jr.)
Ruairi Brady, Punahou (6-4, 240, Jr.)
Marc Ma, ‘Iolani (6-1, 201, Jr.)
Renno Sagapolu, Farrington (6-1, 227, Sr.)
Senio Samisoni, Waianae (6-0, 285, Jr.)
Lisala Kanongata’a, McKinley (5-11, 220, Sr.)
Pousima Galoia, Lahainaluna (NG, 6-4, 340)
Connor Mowat, Lahainaluna (5-11, 215)
Sami Filiai, Lahainaluna (6-2, 225)
Shiloh Laboy, Kalani (6-2, 205, Sr.)
Travis Lualemaga, Kealakehe (6-1, 312, Jr.)
Manase Palu, Kaiser (5-9, 280, So.)
Ezra Soli, Kahuku (5-11, 277, Sr.)

Sleepers:
Austin Failauga, Pac-Five (DE, 6-4, 200, Sr.)
Albert Crighton, Aiea (DT, 6-3, 250, Sr.)
Chayne Bohol, Konawaena
Kui Williams, McKinley (DE/TE 6-3, 215, Sr.)
Cleghorn Borge, Waianae (DE, 6-2, 185, Sr.)
Sione Moala, Kaimuki (6-0, 300, Sr.)
Shem Sukumaran, Kalaheo (DE, 6-0, 170, Sr.)
Faoato Atanoa, Kalaheo (DL/OL, 6-2, 260, So.)
Breiden Fehoko, Farrington (DE, 6-2, 230, So.)
David Fangupo, Kealakehe (6-0, 348, Sr.)
Isi Holani, Hilo (6-1, 250, Jr.)

The skinny: Not a lot of changes here. Scott Pagano moves up to No. 2, playing strong as ever through the late season as linemen start to wear down. The expanded list (now 15) includes Colton Goeas of Saint Louis, who has bounced between linebacker and D-line. … It also includes Punahou’s Canton Kaumatule, who is becoming a force off the edge.

LINEBACKERS

McKinley LB Mathias Tuitele-Iafeta
(photo: Paul Honda)

Player School Ht. Wt. Yr.
1. Isaac Savaiinaea Punahou 6-3 231 Sr.
2. Johnny Tapusoa Kahuku 5-10 194 Sr.
3. Solomon Leano Campbell 5-11 220 Sr.
4. Wesley Nagaseu Waipahu 6-0 250 Sr.
5. Fitou Fisiiahi Kaiser 6-2 240 Jr.
6. Syndreck Dsio Farrington 5-11 217 Jr.
7. Mathias Tuitele-Iafeta McKinley 5-11 235 Jr.
8. Aisea Tavae (MLB) Farrington 5-10 224 Sr.
9. Jordan Hoiem (INJ) Baldwin 6-4 208 Jr.
10. Rashaan Falemalu Kahuku 6-1 192 Sr.
11. Manase Hungalu Kealakehe 6-2 210 Sr.
12. Micah Paris Kapolei 5-10 211 Jr.
13. Ikea Ikehara Kamehameha 6-2 210 Sr.
14. Nela Otukolo Saint Louis 5-11 220 So.
15. Teva Eldridge Baldwin 6-2 225 Jr.

On the cusp:
Joshua Situmeang, ‘Iolani (6-0, 198, Sr.)
Sua Atanoa, Kalaheo (6-0, 220, Sr.)
Semisi Filikitonga, Lahainaluna (5-5, 140)
Mike Rabara, Konawaena (5-11, 175, Sr.)
Austin Faumui, Farrington (OLB, 5-11, 176, Sr.)

Sleepers:
Brandon Johnston, Waianae (6-0, 185, Sr.)
Josaiah Hoopii, Waianae (5-9, 175, Sr.)
Anuenue Tui, Anuenue (5-7, 192, Sr.)
Kuali‘i Moefu, Kaimuki (5-9, 135, Jr.)
Jamel Tyler, Campbell (5-11, 180, Sr.)
Omar Silva, Kalaheo (LB/RB, 5-11, 200, Sr.)
Kyler O’Halloran, Kealakehe (6-1, 225, Sr.)
Justin Kawamoto, Honokaa (5-11, 230, Sr.)
Taz Preston, Waiakea (5-10, 170, Sr.)
T’shaquille Pe’a, Hilo (5-11, 200, Sr.)
Suwaiter Poch, Waiakea (5-11, 200, Jr.)
Matthew Winters, Keaau (5-9, 170, Sr.)
Kyler O’Halloran, Kealakehe (6-2, 220, Sr.)

The skinny: Among the adds to a newly extended LB list (to 15 from 10) is Manase Hungalu, Kealakehe’s stud ‘backer. He has scholarship offers from Hawaii, Oregon State, Idaho and UNLV.

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Kahuku DB Devailo Motuga-Galeai
(He has since changed his jersey number to 39.)
(photo: Paul Honda)

Player School Ht. Wt. Yr.
1. Kawehena Johnson (S/WR/QB) Kahuku 5-8 163 Sr.
2. Shaun Kagawa (CB/LB/RB) KS-Hawaii 5-11 171 Sr.
3. Beaver Lagima Jr. Waipahu 5-8 177 Sr.
4. Nick Kwon Pac-Five 5-9 170 Sr.
5. Setefano Lavatai (CB) Farrington 5-8 187 Sr.
6. Max Look ‘Iolani 5-6 152 Jr.
7. Devailo Motuga-Galeai (S) Kahuku 5-10 181 Sr.
8. Pali Galdeira (S) Saint Louis 5-11 194 Jr.
9. Manly Williams (S) KS-Hawaii 6-2 194 Jr.
10. Kaeo Kanoa Kapolei 6-0 190 Sr.
11. Abraham Reinhardt (S/RB/RET) Baldwin 5-11 180 Sr.
12. Jayven Mohetau Kahuku 5-11 174 Sr.
13. J.T. Los Banos ‘Iolani 6-0 163 Jr.
14. Jacob Lacaden Saint Louis 6-0 190 Jr.
15. Shai Pulawa Leilehua 5-11 170 Sr.

On the cusp:
Andrew Okimura, ‘Iolani (5-9, 162, Sr.)
Tre Boyd, Farrington (5-8, 143, Jr.)
Kiko Kohler-Fonohema, Lahainaluna
Chaz Shizumura, Punahou (6-0, 175, Sr.)
Branson Funakoshi, Leilehua (5-10, 185, Sr.)
A.J. Aleaga, Aiea (5-8, 170, Sr.)
Jordan Hussey, Waianae (5-8, 140, Sr.)
Brandon Rojo, Waianae (5-11, 150, Sr.)
Koali Opunui, Waianae (5-11, 170, Jr.)
Yuuya Kato, ‘Iolani (5-9, 185, Sr.)
Tytus Lucas, Lahainaluna

Sleepers:

Kala Ikeda, Konawaena (5-7, 150, Sr.)
Chase Takaki, Konawaena
Zac Bastatas, Kaimuki (CB, 5-10, 150, Sr.)
Chansen Exzabe, Kaimuki (5-10, 155, Sr.)
Jonah Lapitan, Kaimuki, Jr. (5-9, 160, Jr.)
Kama Vincent, Kamehameha-Hawaii (6-0, 170, Sr.)
Drew Kell, Hilo (6-1, 175, Jr.)

The skinny: The extended DB list (now 15) includes versatile Abraham Reinhardt of Baldwin, who returned three kicks for touchdowns against King Kekaulike.

Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

EliteRankings808 October 21, 2012 at 2:16 am

For Defensive backs, Mason Alfaro, a Senior Safety from Kapolei beside with Kaeo Kanoa, I feel should be up there in the rankings. He leads the Red West in Interceptions (4) and one for 53yard return TD.

pupulepaul October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Thank you, Elite.

Lissen2me October 31, 2012 at 8:34 am

Keoni Tom-Millare has had some major numbers as a runningback in some difficult losses.  Is he that good as an individual player?  Should his O-line get a little more credit then what they are getting?  Their passing attack isn’t enough of a threat to compliment the running game.  It looks like they have some big men on that o-line; Farny 6’4″, 300 lbs, Worrell 6’4″, 260 lbs, Carraang 6″0″, 260 lbs, Hayashi 6’0″, 280 lbs, Nakagawa 5’10”, 220 lbs.  Just looking for some rising stars in the other side of all this hype.

Hannybal November 7, 2012 at 2:13 am

Ammon Seei #2 for Radford rams should be included as one of the top safeties in the league as well. He has 6 picks in the season and 2 pick 6 over 50 yards. 1 out of 3 fumble recoveries returned for 6 as well, not to include a lot of tackles during the season and i think even several QB sacks. The school listed him at 5’10” but more like 6’0″ 170lbs and only a Junior.

pupulepaul November 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Thanks for the info. I’m 5-11, so I’ll see for myself if he’s 5-10 or 6-0 haha…

pupulepaul November 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Thanks for the info. Hayashi has been on the OL list all season long. Where would you rank each of these linemen? 

pupulepaul December 4, 2012 at 12:34 pm

It’s early December and I still have a tough time sifting through the immense amount of talent Hawaii has at offensive line. It’s crazy. Separating them is tough, tough, tough. It’s not like there’s A, B and C levels. It’s a lot of A, A-, B+, B level athletes who are stellar O-linemen. There’s enough talent to provide O-linemen for many colleges of all types. Far more than just five or 15 or 25 O-linemen every year. 

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