BREAKDOWN: The top players in Saturday’s St. John Bosco/Mililani showdown

Mililani’s Kiai Ramos (21) tackled St. John Bosco’s Titus Toler (2) during a game last season. Photo by Steven Georges/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Second only to Mater Dei (Calif.) in their own state and the entire nation, it is no surprise that the roster of St. John Bosco is a vault of golden talent.

Up and down the lineup, the Braves suit up four- and five-star football players. Here’s a look at what St. John Bosco and Mililani have on paper. The teams meet on Saturday, 6:30 p.m. kickoff, at John Kauinana Stadium.

St. John Bosco is ranked No. 2 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25. Mililani is tied for No. 2 with Punahou in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10.

The Braves have seven players in the Top 50 (California). They have 10 players among the top 118 in the Golden State. Here is a look at players who are either nationally rated, have at least one scholarship offer, or are key contributors.

QB DJ Uiagalelei (Sr.)
6-4 1/2, 246
> 50-90-0-1,154
> 15 TD, 0 INT
> Completion rate: 56 percent
> Passer rating: 218.26
> Rush 9-94, 2 TD
> 24 offers (commit Clemson)
> Rated #11 national recruit of 2020 class by 247sports
> Rated 5-star, #2 in Cali 2020 247sports

WR Kris Hutson (Sr.)
5-11, 175
> 19 rec, 382 yd, 4 TD
> 8 offers (commit Oregon)
> Rated 4-star, #24 in Cali 2020 247sports

G Drake Metcalf (Sr.)
6-2, 276
> 19 offers (commit Stanford)

RB Rayshon Luke (So.)
5-8, 153
> 36 carries, 227 yards, 3 TD

RB Jabari Bates (So.)
5-8, 145
> 20 att, 156 yd, 2 TD

RB Nathaniel Jones (Sr.)
5-11, 205
> Recently returned from 2018 ACL injury
> Rated 3-star
> 5 offers (commit UCLA)

WR Logan Loya (Sr.)
6-0, 185, Sr.
> 16 rec, 277 yd, 1 TD
> 13 offers (no commit)
> Rated 4-star, #26 in Cali 2020 247sports

WR Beaux Collins (Jr.)
6-3, 180
> 10 rec, 346 yd, 6 TD (4 TD vs Liberty)

OLB Kourt Williams (Sr.)
6-1, 216
> Rated 4-star, #14 in Cali 2020 247sports
> 23 offers (commit Ohio State)

OLB/S Jonathan Vaughns (Sr.)
6-2, 215
> Rated 3-star, #41 in Cali 2020 247sports
> 4 offers (no commit)

DT Kobe Pepe (Sr.)
6-1, 294
> Rated 3 star, #56 in Cali 2020 247sports
> 17 offers (commit USC)

CB James Smith (Sr.)
6-1, 180
> Rated 3-star, #63 Cali 2020 247sports
> 13 offers (commit Washington)

S Jake Newman (Sr.)
6-1, 192
> Rated 3-star, #118 Cali 2020 247sports
> 5 offers (UCLA commit)


OLB Muelu Iosefa (Sr.)
6-3, 212
> Rated 3-star, #7 in HI 247sports
> 7 offers (commit Cal)

DE Shane Kady (Sr.)
6-3, 210
> Rated 3-star, #21 in HI 247sports
> 9 offers (commit Oregon State)

ILB Bam Amina (Sr.)
6-0, 205
> Rated 3-star, #22 in HI 247sports
> 11 offers

G Jake Tuatagaloa (Sr.)
6-2, 288
> Rated 3-star, #24
> 1 offer (commit Hawaii)

LB Wynden Ho‘ohuli (Jr.)
6-2, 225
> 7 offers

DB Fatavalu Iosefa (Jr.)
> 6-0, 175
> 3 offers

LB Sonny Semeatu (Jr.)
> 1 offer

LG Sergio Muasau (Sr.)
6-0, 315
> No offers yet, one of the cornerstones of the O-line

RB Jasiah Alcover (Sr.)
5-8, 157
> Converted LB
> 316 yards, 5 TDs
> Rushed for 124 yards against Kamehameha last week

RB Malosi Sam (Sr.)
> Returned from an ankle injury last week
> 413 yards, 5 TDs
> 88 yards, 2 TDs against Kamehameha

WR Kanoa Gibson (Sr.)
6-1, 175
> 37 receptions, 583 yards, 9 TDs

QB Brendyn Agbayani (Jr.)
6-0, 190
> 984 passing yards, 11 TDs, 9 INT
> 58 percent completion rate (80-137)
> Passer rating: 132.08


  1. Lou September 19, 2019 12:02 pm

    Dang. Come sat., Mililani call 9-1-1. Police,Fire and EMT all respond.

  2. ??? September 19, 2019 12:35 pm

    Run…run…run…like how St. John Bosco will run the score …Hawaii 9-0 against mainand team …can Mililani make it 10-0 this year??? Mililani QB need to show up if not Rod will recruit QB next year. G O O D L U C K !!!

  3. Hawkish September 19, 2019 2:09 pm

    ???/Notes give you credit you’re finally acknowledging that Mililani recruits too (i know I know not as much as St. Louis) but lighten up on Brendyn its his first year at the reigns he has the arm talent, composure and his decision-making is improving each game. His Dad and Uncle Benny were humble STL standouts.

  4. notes September 19, 2019 2:24 pm

    Hawkish, I already said many times before that I don’t hate on rod york for what he’s doing. because cal lee and the other ILH “schools” recruited so much that it broke high school football, why would I slam rod york for doing what he needs to do to succeed? you go after the source of the infection not the symptoms. one day we’ll put kids over profits, but until then, the OIA has to do what it has to do to be competitive

  5. HBoy September 19, 2019 3:57 pm

    Lets go Mililani, this Red Raider is cheering for you for this game. Represent the 808 state the best you can.

  6. Mahatma Gandhi September 19, 2019 4:53 pm

    Speaking of recruiting, how did Mililani ever get Wynden Ho’ohuli to transfer from St Lulu?
    So what if Mililani recruits? They got to do that just to be competitive with the ILH, and their recruiting has not at all destroyed the competitive balance of Hawaii state high school football.

  7. Mahatma Gandhi September 19, 2019 4:55 pm

    John Bosco is just like St Louis, a win-at-all-costs high school football program that destroys the competitive balance of their respective leagues.

  8. ??? September 19, 2019 6:41 pm

    Wynden Ho’ohuli transfer to Mililani because his only second string not a starter…like Deblake if he stay at St. Louis he will be playing special team only …QB Agbayani getting better if he play not good school….but this next two game for Mililani I dont know

  9. Katosan September 20, 2019 8:50 am

    Mahatma Gandhi:

    Kinda sorta. They’ve ruined CIF SOUTHERN SECTION D1. As everybody knows they’re going to be in the finals every year.

    When it comes to their league, the Trinity League, not so much. Due to their recruiting, it made Mater Dei step up. They hadn’t won a national title since the mid-1990s prior. It also made JSERRA step up. They’re not as good as last year, but they finished 3rd in the Trinity in 2018 and yet still was a national Top 25 team. The other 3 Trinity schools also have plenty of D1 guys and they generally beat everybody else they play.

  10. #hoosiforcw September 20, 2019 1:50 pm

    Tell u this much…. Mililani got balls to face one of the best team in the nation win or lose…. I figure st Louis or Punahou would step up and take the challenge… so all you negative comments shut ur muli up and take a seat…. go Trojans

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