Fiva Tulafale’s dominance sparks Waipahu in upset of Saint Louis

Waipahu running back Alfred Failauga got by a Saint Louis defender during a 7-on-7 football camp put on by the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams on Saturday at 'Iolani. / Photo by Jamm Aquino, Star-Advertiser

Sure, it’s 7-on-7, where there is no pass rush.

Where Saint Louis, with the state’s best pass rushers, can’t line up and tee off. Yet, it was Waipahu’s tremendous defensive force, Fiva Tulafale, who stepped up in a 28-22 win over the Crusaders at the Los Angeles Rams 7v7 tournament on Saturday. So many questions. Is Tulafale an interior defensive lineman, edge rusher, linebacker or safety? The answer is yes. Waipahu could use him in every possible way this fall, maximizing his extreme versatility, athleticism and competitiveness.


It wasn’t just Tulafale, of course. Second-year starting quarterback Cody Marques was pinpoint accurate on his throws, and All-State running back Alfred Failauga was practically unstoppable as a pass catcher.


Tulafale, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive lineman/linebacker/safety roamed and ranged sideline to sideline for three interceptions — each counting for two points in the 7v7 scoring format — in an eye-popping performance.


Tulafale chatted with Hawaii Prep World before and after the Saint Louis matchup. He has offers from Hawaii, Arizona and Nebraska.


COMMENTS

  1. OIA June 16, 2019 2:42 am

    Eeben do dis only 7 on 7, Waipahu give me hope dat dey can beat Iolani an dey recruits. Betta do it!


  2. turfwar June 16, 2019 9:59 am

    Is Fiva a senior this Fall or going into his Junior year?


  3. Aimee June 17, 2019 4:59 am

    @turfwar yes he’s going to be a senior this fall


  4. BIG TIME JOKE June 17, 2019 2:04 pm

    UPSET SAINT LOUIS IN 7 ON 7’s lol. Brah this is a joke. Guys this is pass league lol. For people who wasnt there, saint louis De laura didnt participate in that game, the second and third qb was rotating lol. Cant believe people was going crazy about waipahu beating saint louis in a pass league game lol. what a joke.


  5. ILH June 17, 2019 10:06 pm

    Big Time Joke, you are right, everyone gets excited when they hear Saint Louis loses, but like you said, 7 on 7 is just a joke, come August to see the real CRUSADERS.


  6. OIA June 17, 2019 10:13 pm

    ILH,
    St Louis an Iolani goin da way of Nebraska FB


  7. notes June 18, 2019 9:04 pm

    St. Louis and their legendary “coach” is probably on the phones right now trying to recruit this kid


  8. Gael nation June 19, 2019 3:53 am

    All I know is Bishop Gorman is going to pound!!!
    St Louis this year into watery poi and that’s no joke.


  9. HLI June 19, 2019 10:14 am

    Gae Nation-

    You mean like how Mater Dei pounded you guys last year?
    Into………..watery……..IDK……….Irish stew.


  10. Gael nation June 19, 2019 3:47 pm

    Hli

    Mark my words gaels gonna Sillify or make silly out of St. Louis. 63-7 gaels.


  11. ??? June 20, 2019 11:18 am

    Top Recruiting school in Hawaii vs Top Recruiting school in Nevada; should be a good one!!


  12. Hundo June 21, 2019 8:15 am

    Come on… For anybody to beat St. Louis in any type of football is a big thing, especially if it’s a team that ain’t in your division, .. yeah delaura sat out but all the other all state & top players in the state (botelho,herbig, Roman Wilson, nishigawa, Latu etc etc were all playing..


  13. Big time joke is a big time joke June 21, 2019 8:21 am

    Come on… For anybody to beat St. Louis in any type of football is a big thing, especially if it’s a team that ain’t in your division, .. yeah delaura sat out but all the other all state & top players in the state (botelho,herbig, Roman Wilson, nishigawa, Latu etc etc were all playing..


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