JPS’s Ewa Beach Sabers are a varsity pipeline

Markus Ramos is one of the many former Ewa Beach Sabers now playing varsity football in Hawaii and on the mainland. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Markus Ramos is one of the many former Ewa Beach Sabers now playing varsity football in Hawaii and on the mainland. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Jr. Prep Sports football has created quite a pipeline of players to varsity football in Hawaii and the mainland.

There are 16 different organizations in Hawaii playing tackle and flag football under the Jr. Prep Sports banner.

One of those organizations — the Ewa Beach Sabers – provided Hawaii Prep World with a list of its alumni who are now playing or have played varsity football in the past.


The list of those players will follow, but first here is a list of the 16 JPS organizations:

Jr. Prep Sports
>> Aiea Jr. Alii
>> Ewa Beach Sabers
>> Ka‘au Crater Bulldogs
>> Kalihi Jr. Governors
>> KapCity Hurricanes
>> Ko‘olau Spartans
>> Laie Park Raiders
>> Metro Tigers
>> Mill Vill Trojans
>> Jr. Mules
>> Nanakuli Jr. Golden Hawks
>> Pearl City Outlaws
>> Waiamanalo Sharks
>> Waianae Jr. Seariders
>> Waipahu Silverbacks
>> Windward Tigers

Lafo Seiuli-Sanchez, an Ewa Beach Sabers alumnus, plays varsity football for the Waipahu Marauders. Courtesy photo.
Lafo Seiuli-Sanchez, an Ewa Beach Sabers alumnus, plays varsity football for the Waipahu Marauders. Courtesy photo.

Here is a list of the former Ewa Beach Sabers who went on to play in the varsity ranks:

>> Aiea Na Alii: Ferenisi Sam Boy Liulemaga.

>> Campbell Sabers: Arona Amosa, Atapana Amosa, Jacob Covington, Vernon Etrata-Daite, Nathaniel Enesi-Thompson, Tasi Faumui, Jalen Ignatowski, Leo Kanae, Breiden Kauhane, Pokii Adkins-Kupukaa, Markus Ramos, Matthew Ramento, Jalen Rolark, Tyrese Tafa, Jeremiah Tauai.

>> Damien Monarchs: Logan Tauti.

>> Farrington Governors: Challen Faamatau.

>> Kaimuki Bulldogs: Jahsiah Maiava.

>> Kamehameha Warriors: Onyx Freitas.

>> Kapolei Hurricanes: Isaac Alapai, Kaimana Alo, Elisha Bam Amina, Christian Broome, Keanu Kelly, Teriq Lacaden, Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala, Johnny Morrison, Wyatt Perez, Rocky Savea, Taulia Tagovailoa, Tyler Vasega, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, Destyn White.


>> Mililani Trojans: Darius Muasau, Sergio Muasau, Cyrus Maria Derego, Iain Vaovasa.

>> Moanalua Na Menehune: Dane Takeshita.

>> Nanakuli Golden Hawks: Shannon La‘a.

>> Saint Louis Crusaders: Chance Beyer, Isaiah Filisi, Tamarick Hallums, Saitaua Lefau, Gino Quinones, Tua Tagovailoa, Dylan Toilolo.

>> Waianae Seariders: Onesimus Clarke-Lutu, Francis Toto Mailo.

>> Waipahu Marauders: Isaiah Manisela, Ani Liugalua, Lafo Seiuli-Sanchez, Ali’l Siu-Auelua.

>> Bishop Gorman (Nevada): Lonenoa Faoa, Palaie Gaoteote, Haskell Garrett.

>> Cape Henlopen (Delaware): Rasheed Woods.

>> Glenwood (Illinois): Will Putnam.


>> Liberty (Nevada): Jay Kakiva.

The Sabers, who are owned by Pastors Tuli Amosa and Sai Amosa, have five teams — two in Grades K-4 in flag football and three in Grades 5-8 in tackle football. They have between 150 and 190 players during a given season in the year-round JPS that runs fall and spring seasons.

COMMENTS

  1. Homegrown October 13, 2016 7:47 pm

    Awesome program out there. Lots of talent on the West side. Keep up the good work Amosa aiga and company.


  2. ??? October 14, 2016 6:09 am

    Big Mahalo to all you JPS & Pop Warner coaches, without you a lot of kids would probably get into some trouble, you helped me when I was young thats for sure!!!


  3. oia#1 October 14, 2016 9:17 am

    I hope theyre going to do this for every team. Also this does not mean these boys are from this area. I know lots of kids that played for different leagues. This article makes no sense.


  4. Searider86 October 14, 2016 9:41 am

    I know that it’s a consorted effort, especially when working with all of these awesome young kids and families, but I’d also like to mention the Tagovailoa’s. Diane and Galu play such a huge role in the development of the whole individual and not just from a football standpoint. 2 of MyBoy’s are presently on their D1 White roster and I also have another son who is playing high school ball that also came through the Sabers organization. I’m experiencing first hand how impactful the Tagovailoa’s are in the growth of these young men and I commend them for all that they have done and continue to do for these families (us included) and their communities!


  5. SeariderPride February 4, 2017 11:45 am

    appreciate the promotion and commendation, cause this league surely deserves! Just wanted to point out that, more than half of Waianae’s Varsity squad came from the JPS! Kana’i Mauga, Brandon Hatori, Jonah Maga, Josiah Viliamu, Micah Atuatasi, Dane Evangelista, and the list goes on!!!


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