Cover2 award watch lists revealed

Campbell's Pokii Adkins-Kupukaa won the Cover2 Herman Wedemeyer Award as the best two-way player in the state last season as a sophomore. Photo by Marco Garcia/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Cover2, the weekly Hawaii high school football show on KHON2 that will begin airing every Thursday night in September, released watch lists for four of its seven awards handed out annually every season.

Two returning award winners from last year — Campbell’s Poki’i Adkins-Kupukaa, who won the Herman Wedemeyer Award as the state’s best two-way player, and Saint Louis defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele, who won the Olin Kreutz Award as the state’s top lineman — will attempt to join former Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa as the only players to win multiple awards.

Awards handed out are the Marcus Mariota Award (player of the year), Tommy Kaulukukui Award (offensive player of the year), Manti Te’o Award (defensive player of the year), Olin Kreutz Award (lineman of the year), Herman Wedemeyer Award (two-way player of the year), Chad Owens Award (special teams player of the year) and coach of the year.


The season premiere of Cover2 is Thursday, Sept. 6, at 9:30 p.m.

The watch lists are listed below.

OLIN KREUTZ AWARD

• Akihiro Iwakiri – OL – Iolani – SR
• Apakasi Felemi – OL – Lahainaluna (SR)
• Arasi Mose – OL – Saint Louis – SR
• Avery Blanco – OL – Konawaena – (SR)
• Ben Scott – OL – Saint Louis (SR)
• Blake Feigenspan – OL – Punahou (SR)
• Damon Ferreira-Kashima – OL – Kauai – JR
• Darrellson Masaniai – OL – Radford (SR)
• Elijah Unutoa – OL – Kapaa – SR
• Faaope Laloulu – OL – Saint Francis – JR
• Hunter Mulu – OL – Kaimuki (SR)
• Ikaika Viela – OL – Lahainaluna (SR)
• Enokk Vimahi – OL – Kahuku (SR)
• Jonathan Dalmacio – DL – Damien (SR)
• Julius Buelow – OL – Kapolei (SR)
• Leif Fautanu – OL – PAC-5 – SR
• Lokahi Pauole – Kamehameha – OL (SR)
• Malachi Semo – OL – Baldwin (SR)
• Matthew Passi – DL – Kauai – (SR)
• Mose Timoteo – OL – Campbell (SR)
• Mykah Tuiolemotu – DL – Mililani (SR)
• Noah Enrico – OL – Moanalua (SR)
• Tuia Tupuola – DL – Kahuku (SR)
• Quinn Hoover – OL – Kauai – SR
• Saleaula Collins – OL – Farrington (SR)
• Sama Paama – DL/OL – Kaimuki (SR)
• Savior Iaulualo – OL – Waipahu (SR)
• Shane Kady – DL – Mililani (JR)
• Sione Lolohea – DL – Saint Francis – JR
• Salatoa Moeai – OL – Punahou – JR
• Siotame Haunga – OL – Saint Francis – SR
• Alex Muti – DL – Konawaena – JR
• Tausinga Hafoka – DL – Lahainaluna – (SR)
• Tonga Kaufusi – OL – Waipahu (SR)
• Tuipulotu Lai – DL – Lahainaluna (JR)


TOMMY KAULUKUKUI AWARD

• Alfred Failauga – RB – Waipahu (JR)
• Carter Kamana – WR – Iolani – JR
• Dillon Gabriel – QB – Mililani (SR)
• Ethan Erickson – TE – Kahuku (SR)
• Ezra Grace – WR – Moanalua (SR)
• Fabian Bautista – WR – Aiea (SR)
• Hunter Wehrsig – WR – Konawaena (JR)
• James McGary – RB – Leilehua (SR)
• Jeremy Evans – WR – Leilehua (SR)
• Jayden Delaura – QB – Saint Louis – JR
• Jonan Aina-Chaves – RB – Saint Francis – JR
• Joshua Tihada – RB – Lahainaluna (JR)
• Kaimanuwai Akana – QB – Saint Francis – SR
• Karsyn Pupunu – WR – Kamehameha-Maui (JR)
• Kilifi Malepeai – RB – Mililani (SR)
• Logan Lauti – RB – Damien – JR
• Maluhia Plunkett – WR – Baldwin (SR)
• Matthew Fiesta – WR – Waipahu (SR)
• Mitchell Camacho – RB – Roosevelt (JR)
• Naia Nakamoto – RB – Maui High (JR)
• Naomas Asuega-Fualaau – RB – Kaimuki (JR)
• Peter John Mataira – WR – Kahuku (SR)
• Pokii Adkins-Kupukaa – WR – Campbell (JR) ***2017 WEDEMEYER AWARD WINNER***
• Ryan Chang – WR – Mililani (SR)
• Samson Rasay – RB – Kailua (JR)
• Sitiveni Kaufusi – RB – Punahou (SR)
• Skyler Ramos – WR – Kamehameha – JR
• Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala – WR – Campbell (JR)
• Roman Wilson – WR – Saint Louis (JR)
• Wesley Alo-Maiava – RB – Kahuku (SR)

MANTI TE’O AWARD

• Akalea Kapono – LB – Kamehameha (SR)
• Alex Fonoimoana-Vaomu – DB – Kahuku (JR)
• Jordan Botelho – LB – Saint Louis – JR
• Atu Falekaono – LB – Maui (SR)
• Tiger Peterson – DB – Kamehameha – SR
• Darius Muasau – LB – Mililani (SR)
• Faatui Tuitele – DL – Saint Louis – SR ***2017 KREUTZ AWARD WINNER***
• Gino Quinones – DL – Saint Louis (SR)
• Hoku Arias – DL – Kamehameha – SR
• Kaulana Makaula – DB – Punahou – SR
• Alakai Gilman – DB – Punahou JR
• Kaleoaloha Neves – LB – Saint Francis – SR
• Kaonohi Kaniho – DB – Kahuku (JR)
• Kila Kamakawiwoole – LB – Saint Louis – SR
• Nick Herbig – LB – Saint Louis – JR
• Kyler Mento – DB – Iolani – SR
• Maninoa Tufono – LB – Punahou – SR
• Marist Liufau – DL – Punahou – SR
• Miki Ah You – LB – Kahuku (SR)
• Nalu Emerson – DB – Kahuku (SR)
• Nyles Pokipala-Waiohu – LB – Lahainaluna (SR)
• RJ Kami – DB – Pearl City (SR)
• Tausili Fiatoa – LB – Kahuku (SR)
• Peni Naulu – LB – Kapolei (SR)
• Tre’quan Henderson – DB – Moanalua (SR)
• Tupu Alualu – DL – Moanalua (SR)
• Tyrese Tafai – LB – Campbell (JR)
• Wendell Alob – DB – Farrington (SR)
• Zeondre Benjamin – DB – Waipahu (SR)
• Boaz Ayers – DB – Konawaena (SR)


CHAD OWENS AWARD

• Akoni Tom-Makue – PK/P – Leilehua (SR)
• Alec Serrao – KR – Kamehameha – SR
• Chysen Lagunes-Rapozo – PK – Kauai (SR)
• Duke Heffernan – K/KR – Kahuku (JR)
• Harry Hill – K/P – Konawaena – SR
• Hoku Parbo – P – Kauai – SR
• Jacob Poole – P – Saint Francis – SR
• Jacob Tobias – PK – Saint Louis – SR
• Jaden Amasiu – KR – Kalaheo (SR)
• Pablo Rico – K – Lahainaluna (SR)
• Mika Makekau – PK – Iolani – SR
• Reichel Vegas – KR – Mililani (SR)
• Timothy Horn – K – Punahou – SR
• Brycen Amorozo – K – Waipahu – SO

COMMENTS

  1. SaberUp August 5, 2018 3:28 pm

    ILB Taelase Gaoteote from Campbell High School made 2nd team Nevada All-State last year.


  2. Berr November 14, 2018 1:49 pm

    Voting for martin passi


  3. Hammah🤘 November 14, 2018 2:22 pm

    Mathew Passi of kauai


  4. Jaysha November 14, 2018 3:07 pm

    Matthew Passi


  5. Christina November 14, 2018 6:27 pm

    Matthew passi


  6. Rosalina Lam Sam November 14, 2018 8:34 pm

    Matthew Passi


  7. Maltin Tauave November 15, 2018 7:15 pm

    Matthew Passi


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