For the third time in the five-year existence of the state football tournament, Kahuku took home the crown in 2003.
Red Raiders linebacker Walker Vave swept the defensive player of the year award from both newspapers. The Advertiser rolled with Kahuku offensive lineman Jeremy Perry as its offensive player of the year while the Star-Bulletin chose versatile Farrington running back Matt Bell as its offensive award winner.
McKinley quarterback Abel Werner and Saint Louis receiver Desmond Hanohano were other top candidates for offensive player of the year honors.
Other top players to make the All-State first team include Saint Louis running back B.J. Batts, Kahuku receiver Spencer Hafoka, Campbell defensive lineman David Veikune, Castle linebacker Blaze Soares and defensive backs Kaeo Monteilh of Saint Louis and Al Afalava of Kahuku. Soares and Afalava were the only underclassmen to make the Advertiser’s All-State first team on defense.
Kapolei quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada made the first team from both newspapers as an all-purpose player.
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