After losing to Kahuku in the 2012 state final, the Buffanblu began what eventually turned out to be a 19-game winning streak with a perfect 11-0 season and a state title in 2013.
Quarterback Larry Tuileta capped a fine season with two of his best performances, throwing for 430 yards in a state semifinal win over Farrington and three touchdowns in the final against Mililani to seal his offensive player of the year award.
Tuileta beat coach of the year Rod York and defensive player of the year Kelii Padello in the final as the Trojans were on the verge of their rise to a state title the following year.
Mililani running back Vavae Malepeai was the only sophomore named to the Star-Advertiser All-State first team. The Trojans had two other underclassmen, offensive lineman Jordan Agasiva and defensive tackle Rex Manu, make the first team out of their six selections.
Kaiser, which won the Division II state title, had utility players Thomas Buntenbah-Leong and Fitou Fisiiahi make the first team.
Lahainaluna’s Hercules Mata’afa was the only player from the neighbor islands to make the first team.
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