Mililani’s 53-45 win over Punahou in the 2014 Division I state football final capped the best season in Trojans football history.
Mililani swept the top awards of the All-State team with quarterback McKenzie Milton winning offensive player of the year honors, defensive tackle Rex Manu earning the top defensive award and Rod York winning coach of the year.
York remains at Mililani while Milton, who was a junior in high school in 2014, just quarterbacked Central Florida to an undefeated 13-0 record and Peach Bowl win over Auburn as a sophomore.
Manu missed the entire 2017 season at Oregon due to injury and it is unclear whether he will return to the team.
The All-State team featured three juniors, Milton, Punahou running back Wayne Taulapapa and Mililani receiver Kalakaua Timoteo on offense. Kahuku junior linebacker Manaia Atuaia was the only underclassmen on the first-team defense. Punahou kicker Jet Toner made the first team on special teams as a junior.
Milton was the first-team quarterback ahead of a Saint Louis sophomore named Tua Tagovailoa.
Seventeen of the 24 players selected to the first team (excluding special teams) have been listed on a Division I roster in college.
Pearl City quarterback Jordan Ta’amu, now the starter at Ole Miss, was named the OIA Division II offensive player of the year. The Star-Advertiser chose Punahou’s Ephraim Tuliola as its third-team quarterback over Ta’amu.
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