Saint Louis senior quarterback Chevan Cordeiro has been named one of five finalists for the Polynesian High School Football Player of the Year Award announced today.
Cordeiro is a finalist along with former Mililani linebacker Palaie Gaoteote, now a senior at Bishop Gorman and a Southern California commit. The other finalists are Crescent Valley athlete Talanoa Hufanga, Reno athlete Brandon Kaho, a Brigham Young commit, and Mater Dei linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu. The finalists were selected from a watch list of more than 50 players.
“The Polynesian influence in football is rapidly expanding and at an all-time high,” said Jesse Sapolu, Chairman and Co-Founder, in a press release. “This award showcases the immense talent of our Polynesian student-athletes in high school football today.”
Cordeiro set a school record with 528 passing yards in a win over Mililani in the state semifinals and led the Crusaders to a perfect 10-0 record and a state championship. Cordeiro completed 67 percent of his passes this season for 3,130 yards and 29 touchdowns. He also rushed for a team-leading 456 yards and 10 TDs.
The winner will be announced at the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame celebration dinner on Jan. 19 at the Sheraton Waikiki and at halftime of the Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium on Jan. 20.