Another picturesque, sunny morning in Lower Manoa, where the GPA Football College Showcase enters its third and final day.
Saturday was a long grind in the heat. This morning’s workout and 1-on-1s is a real test for the best of the best. Being in top condition pays off this morning. More later.
GPA Football College Showcase
Sunday, June 12 (day 3)
8:45 a.m. College coaches check in.
9-9:20 a.m. Agilities (Coach Ikei).
9:20-9:25 a.m. Water break. Divide field: Field 1 (Ching) – offensive skills. Field 2 – defensive skills. Field 3 – OL/DL.
9:25-9:40 a.m. Individual.
9:40-9:45 a.m. Water break, speaker. All skill players report to Ching (Field 1).
9:45-11 a.m. 7-on-7 skills, OL/DL. Divide field into five levels: Levels 1 and 2, Ching; levels 3 and 4, soccer field; field 5 (grass field), OL/DL.
11-11:10 a.m. Water break, speaker (college coach).
11:10-Noon Showcase, positiion 1-on-1 (OL vs. DL, RB vs. LB, WR vs. DB). Speaker, awards, closing statements.
Awards and trophies:
fastest player, 150-200, 200-250, 250-up
MVP: QB, WR/TE, RB, OL, DL, LB, DB, overall offensive MVP, overall defensive MVP.
First unit features Tua Tagovailoa of Saint Louis (Alabama commit) at QB. Defense stops him after three snaps.
Nick Kapule of Punahou is next at QB. Another stop by the defense.
Next is Justice Young of Kamehameha. Another stop by the D.
Next is Justin Uahinui of Farrington. Defensive INT in the end zone. That makes it 5-0 in favor of the defense.
Next QB is Kapolei’s Taulia Tagovailoa. He directs the offense downfield but there’s a drop in the end zone on a slant route. Taumua checks down to a RB wearing a Kalihi Disciples jersey, touchdown.
Next is Dillon Gabriel of Mililani. Very crisp like Taulia. Taking the short passes. Fourth-down pass inside the 10 is deflected.
Thomas Yam of Kamehameha with a nice drive to the 3, but defense stops him with two great deflections.
Next QB, no ID, has a nice wheel route throw on the left sideline to Mosi Afe of Farrington for a 20-yard gain, but the defense locks down.
Next possession also stopped.
Tua Tagovailoa returns and is picked off on a deep pass to the left pylon.
Kapule back on the field, hits Castle’s Jeremy McGoldrick of Castle on a 10-yard out. Post pass at the goal line by another WR is dropped. He hauls in the next pass for a TD, fly route against tight coverage, 25 yards.
Young at QB, drive killed by an interception. Looks like 21 with a white and light blue jersey with a maroon helmet. Laakea Kahoohanohano-Davis?
Yam (?) at QB, hitting wide routes. Defensive holding moves the ball to the 5. His completion is ruled out at the 1. End of drive and 1 more point for the D.
Taulia at QB, launches a bomb for a 37-yard gain to Campbell #10. Taulia’s pass to a RB covers the rest for a TD.
Gabriel returns at QB. Drives the O downfield, out pass nearly picked at the goal line. Wish there was a way to ID everyone. Defense with a stop.
Alaka’i Yuen takes the field at QB and fires a 30-yard strike to another Moanalua player. Complete despite a defensive holding flag. Drive stalls.
Saint Louis’ 6-4 WR Chris Sykes with a smooth catch down the sideline for 28 yards. QB no ID. Looks like a red jersey and navy blue helmet. Drive stalls.
Next possession, ball sails through a receiver’s hands and is picked off by #4 on red and black.
Next series, 30-yard TD pass and the offense beats the defense.
The OL/DL, RB/LB and WR/DB 1-on-1s closed out the Showcase. Awards presentation followed.
Ryan Ramones (Moanalua)
Ethan Takeyama (Punahou)
Taulia Tagovailoa (Kapolei)
Justin Uahinui (Farrington)
Chalen Faamatau (Farrington)
T.J. Tautolo (Farrington)
Mike Minihan (Saint Louis)
Arasi Mose (Saint louis)
Isaiah Tufaga (Saint Louis)
Kaulana Makaula (Punahou)
Jace Smalley (Saint Louis)
Seyddrick Lakalaka (Punahou)
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa (Kapolei)
Faatui Tuitele (Saint Louis)
Fastest Man Skills
Laakea Hanohano-Davis (Baldwin)
Fastest Man Big Skills
Javen Towne (Waianae)
Fastest Big Man
Christian Mejia (Kailua)
Vili Fisiiahi (Kahuku)
Isaac Slade-Matautia (Saint louis)
Tua Tagovailoa (Saint Louis)