The annual Cover2 awards presented each year by KHON’s Cover2: Hawaii High School Football Weekly television show were announced tonight.
Saint Louis quarterback Chevan Cordeiro joined previous winners Vavae Malepeai of Mililani and Tua Tagovailoa of Saint Louis as the Marcus Mariota Award winner. Named after the current Tennessee Titans quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner at Oregon, the Marcus Mariota Award honors the state player of the year. The winner is selected by a special panel and the Mariota family, based on on-field performance, productivity in the classroom, and impact on the community.
The other award winners were:
Tommy Kaulukukui Award (Offensive player of the year): Kahale Huddleston, Sr, Hilo
Finalists: Huddleston; Mitchell Quinn, Saint Louis; Chevan Cordeiro, Saint Louis; Dillon Gabriel, Mililani
Manti Te’o Award (Defensive player of the year): Kana’i Mauga, Sr, Waianae
Finalists: Mauga; Kalamaku Kuewa, Kamehameha; Miki Ah You, Kahuku; Noa Purcell, Saint Louis
Coach of the Year: Cal Lee, Saint Louis
Finalists: Lee; Eddie Klaneski, Damien; Brad Uemoto, Konawaena; Makoa Freitas, Kahuku
Olin Kreutz Award (Lineman of the year): Faatui Tuitele, Jr, Saint Louis
Finalists: Tuitele; Inoke Vimahi, Kahuku; Dalton Lins, Lahainaluna; Noah Williams, Mililani
Herman Wedemeyer Award (Two-way player of the year): Pokii Adkins-Kupukaa, Soph, Campbell
Finalists: Adkins-Kupukaa; Jalen Tuivaiave-Olomua, Mililani; Maninoa Tufono, Punahou; Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Pearl City
Chad Owens Award (Special teams player of the year): Sekope Latu, Sr, Kahuku
Finalists: Latu; Damien Santiago, Mililani; Harry Hill, Konawaena; Jacob Tobias, Saint Louis
Here is the link to the season finale of Cover2 that aired tonight.