Honolulu Star-Advertiser/Hawaii Prep World All-Decade Football Team: OFFENSE

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii Prep World released its All-Decade football team on defense and special teams on Tuesday.

Saint Louis defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele was named the defensive player of the decade. To see the full team, click here.

Today, we announce our All-Decade football team on offense.

To read capsules on the players selected and players who just barely missed the cut, click here.

Below we present the All-Decade prep football team from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii Prep World for 2010-19.

Offensive Player of the Decade

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Saint Louis, 2014-16
>> 2016 Offensive Player of the Year
>> Two-time All-State first team
>> All-State second team

Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the Honolulu Star-Advertiser/Hawaii Prep World offensive player of the decade. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.


Vavae Malepeai, Mililani, 2013-15
>> 2015 Offensive Player of the Year
>> Three-time All-State first team

Mililani’s Vavae Malepeai broke the state’s career rushing record during his time with the Trojans. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.


Aofaga Wily, Kahuku, 2010-12
>> 2012 Offensive Player of the Year
>> Three-time All-State first team

Kahuku went 34-1 in three seasons with Aofaga Wily at running back. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.


Kanawai Noa, Punahou, 2012-14
>> Three-time All-State first team

Five years after playing his final high school game, Punahou’s Kanawai Noa still holds the state receiving record. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.


Kalakaua Timoteo, Mililani, 2013-15
>> Two-time All-State first team

Mililani’s Kalakaua Timoteo has 12 100-yard receiving games over his final two seasons with the Trojans. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.


Titus Mokiao-Atimalala, Kapolei/Campbell, 2017-Current
>> Two-time All-State first team

Campbell wide receiver Titus Mokiao-Atimalala is on pace to shatter the state’s career receiving mark as a senior. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.


Fred Ulu-Perry, Saint Louis, 2012-14
>> Two-time All-State first team

Saint Louis offensive lineman Fred Ulu-Perry was the No. 1-ranked guard in the country as a senior according to Scout.com. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.


Jordan Agasiva, Mililani, 2012-14
>> Two-time All-State first team

Mililani offensive lineman Jordan Agasiva helped power the Trojans to a state championship as a senior. Photo by Darryl Oumi/Special to the Star-Advertiser.


Semisi Uluave, Punahou, 2012-14
>> Two-time All-State first team
>> All-State second team

Punahou’s Semisi Uluave was the only offensive lineman in the decade to make first or second team All-State in three straight years. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.


Michael Eletise, Kaiser, 2013-15
>> All-State first team
>> All-State second team

Kaiser offensive lineman Michael Eletise had more than 40 FBS offers and was ranked as one of the 10 best offensive tackles in the country by ESPN during his senior year with the Cougars. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.


Faaope Laloulu, St. Francis/Farrington, 2017-19
>> All-State first team
>> All-State second team

Offensive lineman Faaope Laloulu, who played for both St. Francis and Farrington, was a dominant physical presence on the football field for three straight years. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser.


Cal Lee, Saint Louis
>> Five straight ILH championships
>> Four consecutive state titles

Cal Lee is closing in on 300 career wins at Saint Louis. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.


  1. To da hale January 1, 2020 7:59 am

    Regarding the OL, Laloulu selected over Nate Herbig (StL) and Duke Clemens (Pun)?

    Who ever selected this got it wrong just like this year’s all state selections. Same selection folks?
    I guess size over skill/performance gets you in……

  2. suspense January 1, 2020 8:52 am

    agree with 1, looks like based on size.

  3. BangkokJoe January 1, 2020 9:44 am

    How many of them transitioned Their talent to the next level ? That is the true measure of how good a player really was. The rest is just opinion and speculation.

  4. Whhat January 1, 2020 10:09 am

    The heck. Did Nate play Oline too?

    @Bangkok – It should be based on HS only. This is more about who were game breakers on they’re team during their time.

    Tua? Is being helped by his college career on this list. Of the guys mentioned.

    – Kahuku’s Wily was the leading running game some of the most dominating Kahuku teams. Those were teams that really ran up the score with one guy, and maybe 2-3 running plays with Wily. No passing etc.

  5. Truth be told January 1, 2020 11:11 am

    To the hale … good thing you’re opinion doesn’t mean much but to single out a student/Athlete which you clearly did does show your character. Be happy for all our local student/athletes and their family’s!! Happy new year

  6. Coach Lou January 1, 2020 11:47 am

    Wow. The only player on the All Offense team to have more the 1 State title, is Aofaga WILY (2) of Kahuku. Awesome. Also played in 3 State Finals, another record. Actually those stats there would put him at OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE DECADE.

  7. Real Talk on HawaiiPrepWorld January 1, 2020 12:03 pm

    Nate Herbig – STL ’16 (Stanford) got snuffed. No disrespect to Laloulu, but Herbig should’ve been up there instead of him.

  8. ??? January 1, 2020 12:45 pm

    Real football players no who should & shouldn’t be on this team so it shouldn’t bother them.

  9. To da hale January 1, 2020 1:53 pm

    @ truth be told
    Yeah, my opinion doesn’t mean jack just like yours.
    Tell me, when he moved from D2 to D1, how impactful was he? Did Farrington have an awesome run game behind him this past season?
    I’m not hating on him or saying he’s not a good player, but commenting that there’s others that should have been on this decade team based on performance and skill.

    I’m just letting the “truth be told”……

  10. 96730289 January 1, 2020 1:57 pm

    Can an argument be made for Milton at QB for Mililani?

    And Coach Lou is right, Wily absolutely dominated for three years. We knew he was getting the ball, but all anyone could really do was watch him run down hill at opponents. Wily should be POTD.

  11. Truth be told January 1, 2020 2:34 pm

    @ To da Hale
    Funny how you bring up performance and skill after you talk about how good the school preforms like its the Student/Athlete fault he didn’t end up at St. Louis did you even watch him play …. if you made this list all 12 would come out of St.Louis just for going to the best football school in last 3 Decades / would love to see your Defense list most likely 12 St. Louis as well

  12. Braddah bu January 1, 2020 3:55 pm

    If this was based off of stats and performances,

    QB- McKenzie Milton (my opinion was better than Tua in high school no disrespect to you Tua fans)
    WR- Correct
    RB- Same and would add Wayne Taulapapa

    I wish the open was being played back then. We would’ve seen some real good teams

  13. Trae January 1, 2020 4:00 pm


  14. To da hale January 1, 2020 6:13 pm

    @ truth be told
    Yes, I did watch him play this year. Even back when he played with Stanley & Bubba at CRB.
    Did you?
    Did I question the selection picks of Agasiva, Uluave or Eletise who are NOT former StL players?

  15. To da hale January 1, 2020 6:18 pm

    @ braddah bu
    I would agree with Milton and Taulapapa.
    Both were very good at their respective positions, but you could debate this all day because malepeai and tua were both very good too.

  16. June Mcmoore January 1, 2020 7:03 pm

    To anyone making negative comments towards my nephew Faaope Laloulu.

    Have you seen him play? On a regular basis? Not just a few games here and there but on a regular basis? If you did then I feel you would probably see how he is deserving to be on this team.
    I cannot believe an adult would comment on this public forum in such a negative way and single out my nephew! I’m sure Herbig and Clemens are awesome players in their own right. I’m sure both are excelling on the next level and hopefully we can see them play on Sundays. But to say my nephew being selected To this prestigious list is wrong; or that other players Are more deserving than He and should’ve been there instead of him?
    As for his time at Farrington:
    1 man doesn’t make an entire line or Offense for that matter. He came to a new team, new system, new coaches, new everything and still made All State. If he was blessed to come in with his line he had at St Francis, than there would’ve been a third STATE LEADING RUSHER behind him.
    No disrespect? Remember now, family, friends and the boy himself reads these articles and these comments. Why would anyone be negative about this 18 year old young man trying to do his Best for himself and his family. Cmon people..speak life!
    There are a handful of other players who weren’t selected that have legitimate arguments as to why they feel they should be on this list. But to single out 1 player on this list and say it was wrong that he was selected or that other player’s are more deserving than him…I say that ain’t cool, at all!
    Maybe you closer to us than we know!

    Congratulations to ALL players and coaches selected!

  17. Braddah Bu January 1, 2020 7:23 pm

    To da hale.
    I agree! Hawaii fans were blessed to have been able to watch some studs play some football!

  18. Kolini Ngaue January 1, 2020 9:18 pm

    This is just so immature of you so called adults. Let it go and grow up. To single out my nephew is just so sad of your character. Nevertheless blessings to all let go and let God

  19. To da hale January 1, 2020 9:33 pm

    Comment #16
    Have you actually watched Herbig and Clemens play? Ever watch them at the derby vs fastletics? Watch their footwork and technique?
    If you did, then you would not base your decision because of you’re relationship.
    Please understand that I’m not putting your nephew down in any way or saying he is not a good player (because he did good at all levels). Earning a D1 athletic scholarship speaks for his play and is awesome.
    If things were said like (for example only) the player can’t handle a fast 7tech in pass pro or can’t sustain a reach block on a wide 5tech on an OZ then that would be specifically putting a player down, but this is not the case.
    Everything is just opinions/comments and can be debated all day (especially if its about an all decade team).
    I apologize if I was offensive and put down a player by giving an opinion/comment.
    Oh, btw your statement of “If he was blessed to come in with his line he had at StF, then there would’ve been a third STATE LEADING RUSHER behind him” does appear to be disrespectful to his recent OL teammates.
    Happy New Year everyone and can’t wait for August to roll around.

  20. Whhat January 1, 2020 11:41 pm

    Milton was awesome. But was him, Timoteo, and the all time RB Malepeai. They were a triple combo. Only one stage title I think.

    Wily had a good oline, speed and power running. Would have had 3 State Titles if not for the DQ year.

  21. Whhat January 1, 2020 11:44 pm

    *State Title

  22. ILoveHawaii January 2, 2020 9:46 am

    Feelings aside. Among those chosen for OL, I feel that there were others that should have been chosen over the Farrington olineman. Granted that he is as big guy but as mentioned there were others that may have had more speed, skills, technique and athleticism which should have given them the edge.

    And yes, I have watched them play and at Derby too.
    Lol, on having the STATE Leading Rusher. That o-line in the OPEN division? Funny stuff.

  23. seniorcitizen2020 January 2, 2020 8:03 pm

    You guys forget that its easy to look good when your teammate next to you is also an allstar recruit executing on his responsibilities (cough! cough! STL dynasty)

    These OIA teams have a few athletes that are serious and train year round and the rest of their teammates eat donuts all summer.

    This list looks good!

  24. ILoveHawaii January 3, 2020 8:09 am

    Or……..you are surrounded by those donut eating teammates and they make you look better than you really are, perhaps, like you belonged on an all decade team, say for example.

    The list could look better!

  25. jeezy33 January 3, 2020 12:01 pm

    Not that hard.

    QBs Tua and Mariota. Even could throw Milton in for 3.

    RBs Malepeai, Failauga/ Wily

    WRs Titus, Kanawai, Timoteo

    OL- Eletise, Ulu Perry, Herbig, Clemens, Vimahi

    Not a knock on Laloulu at all but he is not in these OL level. Failauga may not be better than Wily but he did set a state record for rushing yards and high school performance is the key to judging players.

  26. MASTER January 5, 2020 3:58 am

    John Waa was a two time first team all stater left off this list. Aofaga Wily should’ve been offensive player of the decade. My team would be as follows:

    QB McKenzie Milton

    RB Vavae Malepeai
    RB Aofaga Wily

    WR Kanawai Noa
    WR Kainoa Wilson
    WR Kalakaua Timoteo

    LT Fred Ulu-Perry
    LG Christopher Thee
    C Jed Heffernan
    RG Vili Fisiiahi
    RT John Waa

  27. Aloha808 January 5, 2020 12:42 pm

    I would put that one running back from Farrington that played the same years as Aofaga Wily. His name was I Think Taumua. Tyler Taumua. I enjoyed watching him play and I’m not even a alumni from Farrington. But that’s just me.

  28. SMH @RR Nation January 10, 2020 1:08 pm

    Wily? Wily only ran straight, didnt have moves, wasnt electrifying. Put any running back behind that line, and they would look that good. IF malepeai was behind that line, smash records convincingly.

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