No. 4 Kamehameha All-State football

Jacob Ordensteiin was first-team All-State at running back for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1996 and 1997.
Jacob Ordenstein was first-team All-State at running back for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1996 and 1997.

The power running game is back at Kamehameha.

Coach Doug Cosbie‘s smashmouth system was successful last year, but injuries forced him to split carries between Brandon Kahookele and Kainoa Simao, leaving them shut out of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s first team when All-State selections were announced. Looking back on selections of the past, having a 9-2 Kamehameha team virtually assures a spot among the elite.

The Warriors have not had a running back on the first team since Ryan Ho in 2009, matching 1985-88 and 2005-2008 as the longest droughts. They would have had an even longer drought spanning the late 90s if not for Jacob Ordenstein making it for the Star-Bulletin two years in 1996-97. He was not selected for the Honolulu Advertiser’s team either year, passed over in favor of Clifford Russell of Campbell and Sean Jardin of Waimea in 1996 and West Keliikipi of Waianae, Joe Igber of Iolani and Noah Campbell of Saint Louis in 1997.


The Warriors have had 14 different running backs deemed first-team All State by a newspaper over the years.

All-State first teamers from Kamehameha-Kapalama:

  • 2009: DT — Landon Aano
  • 1976, 77: T — Keith Ah Yuen
  • 1975: G — Jeffrey Aina
  • 1975: LB — Stanton Akana
  • 1994: G — Jonathan Aki
  • 1998, 99: DL — Houston Ala
  • 2000, 01: DL — Brandon Ala
  • 1984: DB — Todd Apo
  • 1999: K — Justin Ayat
  • 2009: DB — Chaz Bajet
  • 2004: DL — Chaz Barit
  • 2009: OL — Cameron Baron
  • 1974: LB — Richard Bartlett
  • 1974: TE — Kalani Brown
  • 2003: OL — Brennan Carvalho
  • 1993: DL — Frank Catian
  • 1974, 75: coach — Cal Chai
  • 2013: OL — Kaiwi Chung
  • 1980: G — Tim Clark
  • 2009: WR — Blaise Cuban
  • 1997: DB — Jason DeMello
  • 2002: LB — Kaeo Drummundo
  • 1979: LB — Nathan Dudoit
  • 1993: DB — Bryan Fernandez
  • 1997: OL — Rockne Freitas
  • 2006: TE — Kaneakua Friel
  • 1975: QB — Blane Gaison
  • 2004: P — Kepa Gaison
  • 1976: DE — John Gerard
  • 2006: DB — Andrew Godinet
  • 2007: CB — Jordan Gomes
  • 1975: DL — Darren Gomez
  • 1996: OL — Steven Grace
  • 1979: DL — John Haina
  • 2004: Ret — Ikaika Hardie
  • 2006: DB — Brandon Hardin
  • 1974: T — Keith Hite
  • 2009: RB — Ryan Ho
  • 2001: RB — Kelena Ho’okano
  • 2004: CB — Michael Holt
  • 1998, 99: LB — Watson Hoohuli
  • 2001: RB — Kalena Hookano
  • 1976: B — David Hughes
  • 1978: G — Todd Hugo
  • 2007: OL — Mykenna Ikehara
  • 1975, 76: DB — Keone Jardine
  • 2010: DE — Koa Ka’ai
  • 1984: C — Pat Kaawa
  • 2004: OL — Hayden Kahele
  • 1989: RB — Lonn Kalama
  • 2004: DL — Mika Kane
  • 2000: TE — Kolo Kapanui
  • 1983: G — Randy Kaui
  • 1992: RB — Aaron Keo
  • 1993: OL — Gary Krug
  • 1984: RB — Mike Kuenzli
  • 1975, 76: E — Casey Kunitomo
  • 1991: DL — Chris Loa
  • 1973: TE — Kevin Lopes
  • 1975, 76: E — Aaron Lorenzo
  • 2001: OL — Enoka Lucas
  • 2001: DL — Abu Maafala
  • 2001: DL — Albert Maafala
  • 1993: RB — Kalei Mahoe
  • 1998: AP — Chad Mahoe
  • 1991: DB — Ikaika Malloe
  • 1984: G — Mike Matsuzaki
  • 1977, 78: LB — Richard Mello
  • 1978: DL — Bruce Milles
  • 1978: LB — Jordan Morey
  • 1980: T — Darryl Ng
  • 1974: T — Jeffrey Noa
  • 1996, 97: RB — Jacob Ordenstein
  • 1989: DB — Robin Paikai
  • 1975: RB — Radford Park
  • 1979: OB — Kaulana Park
  • 1992: OL — Drake Parker
  • 1976: LB — Harding Parrilla
  • 2001: DB — Tyler Perkins
  • 1983: OB — Kalani Perry
  • 1995: DL — Billy Pieper
  • 2000: OL — Donovan Raiola
  • 2004: RB — Jayson Rego
  • 2005: OL — Ikaika Rodenhurst
  • 1985: LB — Randy Ruiz
  • 2002: WR — Keoni Ruth
  • 2009, 10: OL — Blaze Ryder
  • 2009: DB — Wave Ryder
  • 2010: CB — Walter Santiago Jr.
  • 1979: T — Robin Santos
  • 2002: DB — Kekoa Smith
  • 1999: Coach — Kanani Souza
  • 1988: DB — Sean Spencer
  • 2009: LB — Kawika Stant
  • 2009: coach — David Stant
  • 1997: AP — Justin Takasaki
  • 1993: DB — Kala Torco
  • 1975: T — Dayle Turner
  • 2004: DB — Travis Uale
  • 2005: DB — Drew Ueno
  • 1997: OL — Hanale Vincent
  • 2005: LB — Gerritt Vincent
  • 1975: DL — Rock Watson
  • 1991: DB — Shane Williams
  • 2004: OL — Tyler Williams
  • 2002: OL — R.J. Willing
  • 1979: C — Wayne Wills
  • 2011: OL — Hayden Wills
  • 1986: WR — Nelson Wong
  • 1978: RB — Boyd Yap
  • 2009: DL — Beau Yap

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