In our effort to create the best possible statistical database for high school football in Hawaii, we are finally able to present our statistical leaders among Oahu high schools in rushing, passing and receiving since 1973.
The complete record book can be found here: http://www.hawaiiprepworld.com/football/record-book/ and will be displayed on the main page as well as under the football tab.
These marks include every game played, whether it’s preseason, interleague, regular season or postseason. The statistics come from our lengthy process of collecting every box score from both the Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin dating back to 1973, as well as some help on games missing from various schools. It is what allowed us to put together our engine pages for each team showing game-by-game statistical leaders.
Some interesting tidbits from the lists we put together:
>> Saint Louis’ Timmy Chang had a senior season that may never be duplicated. A total of 64 touchdown passes and 3,985 yards in only 418 attempts. He averaged one touchdown every 6 1/2 attempts and 9 1/2 yards PER THROW!
>> Pac-Five QB PJ Minaya fell just 220 yards short of Chang’s single-season record in 2009 despite playing four fewer games. His 511 yards against Word of Life is still the single-game record and he averaged 314 yards per game.
>> Punahou QB Larry Tuileta didn’t make many mistakes in his three-year career. Tuileta is second to Chang in career touchdowns with 77 but threw only 19 interceptions in 811 career attempts, which is four less than Chang. He never had a 3,000-yard season but finished with a 29-5 record as a starter.
>> ‘Iolani’s Joe Igber holds the record for both career rushing yards (4,428) and touchdowns (56). His yardage record was threatened in 2012 by Kahuku RB Aofaga Wily, who fell 223 yards short despite a ridiculous 662 carries in high school. That averages out to 220 per year.
>> Farrington coach Randall Okimoto might still be sore from his senior season in 1990. He led the Governors to an appearance in the Prep Bowl with an insane 14-game season in which he carried the ball 342 times and scored a record 33 rushing touchdowns for a total of 2,149 yards. Only the great Mark Atuaia of Kahuku finished with more in a season, totaling 2,377 yards that same year.
>> Punahou senior WR Kanawai Noa enters 2014 needing 1,094 receiving yards to break Gerald Welch‘s career record of 3,490. Noa had 1,092 yards as a junior after a sophomore season in which he had 63 catches for 1,305 yards and 16 TDs in only nine games.
>> There have been three instances a player has had at least 300 receiving yards in a game, but it hasn’t been done since Saint Louis’ Desmond Hanohano had nine catches for 307 yards and four touchdowns in the 2003 state tournament against Mililani.