Tagovailoa, Kapule share top ILH honor

Saint Louis QB Tua Tagovailoa shared the ILH offensive MVP honor this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Saint Louis QB Tua Tagovailoa shared the ILH offensive MVP honor this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Punahou QB Nick Kapule did most of his damage through the air but could also run at times this season. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.
Punahou QB Nick Kapule did most of his damage through the air but could also run at times this season. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.
Kamehameha's Kanoa Shannon is about to be tackled by Punahou's Miki Suguturaga in a game. Jamm Aquino /Star-Advertiser
Kamehameha’s Kanoa Shannon is about to be tackled by Punahou’s Miki Suguturaga in a game. Jamm Aquino /Star-Advertiser

The ILH released its all-star teams in football on Monday. Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Punahou quarterback Nick Kapule were named co-offensive most valuable players while Punahou defensive lineman Miki Suguturaga was named defensive MVP in Division I. Punahou’s Kale Ane was named coach of the year.

In Division II, Damien swept the top player honors with quarterback Marcus Faufata-Pedrina winning offensive MVP and linebacker Shawn Borges taking home defensive MVP honors. St. Francis’ Kip Akana was coach of the year. The complete list of all stars is below.


Co-offensive most valuable players—Tua Tagovailoa, Sr, Saint Louis; Nick Kapule, Sr, Punahou.
Defensive most valuable player—Miki Suguturaga, Sr, Punahou
Coach of the year—Kale Ane, Punahou
QB—Tai-John Mizutani, Jr, ‘Iolani
RB—Kanoa Shannon, Jr, Kamehameha; KJ Pascua, Sr, ‘Iolani
WR—Jaykob Cabunoc, Sr, Kamehameha; Ethan Takeyama, Sr, Punahou; Ronson Young, Sr, Saint Louis; Keala Martinson, Sr, Punahou
OL—Duke Clemens, Soph, Punahou; Michael Minihan, Sr, Saint Louis; Lokahi Pauole, Soph, Kamehameha; Jacob-Drew Russell, Sr, Saint Louis; Kalai Ortiz, Sr, Kamehameha
DL—Andrew Aleki, Sr, Kamehameha; Faatui Tuitele, Soph, Saint Louis; Hale Motu’apuaka, Jr, Punahou; Cameron Chang, Sr, ‘Iolani
LB—Ryan Dominick, Sr, Punahou; Dylan Toilolo, Jr, Saint Louis; Noa Purcell, Jr, Saint Louis; Isaac Slade-Matautia, Sr, Saint Louis
DB—Helam Baldomero, Sr, ‘Iolani; Marist Liufau, Soph, Punahou; Isaiah Tufaga, Jr, Saint Louis; Jalen Saole, Sr, Saint Louis
AP—Kamauliola Aina, Jr, Punahou
KR—Jaykob Cabunoc, Sr, Kamehameha
PK—Jeff Chan, Sr, Punahou
P—Adam Stack, Sr, Kamehameha
QB—Thomas Yam, Jr, Kamehameha
RB—Dylan Siva, Sr, Saint Louis; Enoch Nawahine, Jr, Punahou
WR—Chandler Washington-Villanueva, Sr, Saint Louis; Eamon Brady, Sr, Punahou; Judd Cockett, Sr, Punahou; Justin Genovia, Jr, ‘Iolani
OL—Ahofitu Maka, Jr, Punahou; Alama Uluave, Jr, Punahou; Eliki Tanuvasa, Jr, Saint Louis; Paulo Soa, Jr, Punahou; Kalen Akiu, Sr, Kamehameha
DL—Darcy Freitas, Sr, Saint Louis; Nakoa Pauole, Sr, Kamehameha; Kaha’i Auld, Sr, Saint Louis; Jonah Buchanan, Sr, ‘Iolani
LB—Nathan Utu, Sr, Kamehameha; Alexander Skelton, Sr, Punahou; Isaiah Taliulu, Jr, Saint Louis; Noah Ignacio, Sr, ‘Iolani
DB—Kamaehu Kamaka, Sr, Kamehameha; Kyler Mento, Soph, ‘Iolani; Satya Mindich, Sr, Punahou; Kaulana Makaula, Soph, Punahou
AP—Tiger Peterson, Soph, Kamehameha
PK—Adam Stack, Sr, Kamehameha
P—Evan Minami, Sr, ‘Iolani
‘Iolani: Saiaiga Fautanu, Sr; Tanner Kai, Sr; Hunter Kam, Sr; Noah Nua, Sr; Jake Angelo, Jr; Kaua Nishigaya, Soph.
Kamehameha: Christopher Ah Mook Sang, Sr; Pinao Awai, Sr; Anthony Hopoi, Sr; Trever Kahunahana, Sr; Jacob Lealamanua, Sr; Sundance Solatorio, Sr; Desmond Unutoa, Jr; Dayne Hall, Jr; Jonah Kahahawai-Welch, Jr; Athan Iokepa Kuewa, Jr; Robert-Dayle Pescaia, Jr; Hoku Arias, Soph.
Punahou: Seyddrick Lakalaka, Sr; Logan Williams, Sr; Aaron Woo, Sr; Blake Feigenspan, Soph; Sitiveni Kaufusi, Soph; Noah-Falcon Kaumatule, Soph.
Saint Louis: Noah Alejado, Sr; Nathaniel Guyette, Sr; Rick Sandry, Sr; Tosh Kekahuna-Kalawe, Jr; Jacob Tobias, Jr; Arasi Mose, Soph.

Damien quarterback Marcus Faufata-Pedrina was the ILH offensive MVP in Division II. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Damien quarterback Marcus Faufata-Pedrina was the ILH offensive MVP in Division II. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Damien's Shawn Borges was named the ILH defensive MVP in Division II. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser
Damien’s Shawn Borges was named the ILH defensive MVP in Division II. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser


Offensive most valuable player—Marcus Faufata-Pedrina, Jr, Damien
Defensive most valuable player—Shawn Borges, Sr, Damien
Coach of the year—Kip Akana, St. Francis
QB—Ryan Johnson, Sr, Pac-Five
RB—Tyson Shimabukuro, Jr, St. Francis; Justice White, Sr, Damien
WR—Scott McCleod, Jr, St. Francis; Travis Kaloa, Sr, Pac-Five; Shaun Apiki, Sr, Damien; James Kapilioha Livingston-Lopez, Sr, Damien
OL—Filosofia Mafua Jr., Jr, St. Francis; Penisimani Haunga, Sr, St. Francis; Thomas Obando, Soph, Pac-Five; Soane Tuihalafatai, Sr, Damien; Rush Asing, Sr, Damien
DL—Shiloh Kaeo, Jr, Damien; Mason Pomai Kim, Jr, Damien; Supilani Mailei, Sr, St. Francis; Tevita Otukava, Sr, St. Francis
LB—Matt Faufata-Pedrina, Jr, Damien; Dylan Tapat, Sr, Damien; Spencer Cox, Sr, Pac-Five; Destin Pakele, Sr, St. Francis
DB—Scott Lam, Sr, Damien; JT Michael White, Soph, Damien; Christian Paet, Sr, Pac-Five; Wembley Mailei, Jr, St. Francis
AP—Grey Pagan, Sr, Pac-Five
KR—Ezra Inayoshi-Dudoit, Jr, St. Francis
PK—Kaimana Cameron, Jr, Damien
P—Tyler Fukuroda, Jr, Pac-Five
Damien: Caleb Burnett, Sr; Akila Arecchi, Jr; Isaac Sagapolutele, Jr; Israel Sagapolutele, Jr; Braeden Halili, Soph; Deacon Kapea, Soph.
Pac-Five: Lawrence Carvalho, Sr; Matthew Hallstein, Sr; Ryan Kaneshiro, Sr; Cody Masterson, Sr; William Tam IV, Sr; Nathan Bek, Jr; Kaikea Gonsales, Jr; Nathaniel Moreau, Jr; Jet Uechi, Jr; AJ Ulufale, Jr; Leif Fautani Jr., Soph; Evan Ramirez, Soph.
St. Francis: Shawn Ellis, Sr; Micah Kalei, Sr; Samson Kaleikau, Jr; Taka’amoatoa Lautaha, Jr; Kaimanuwai Akana, Soph; Justus Paaluhi-Clark, Soph; Jacob Poole, Soph.


  1. Just saying... November 22, 2016 5:26 am

    Can someone tell me why Kale Ane was selected as D1 coach of the year vs. Cal Lee who not only guided his team to win the rigorous ILH but also upset a nationally ranked Kahuku team?

  2. rrforlifebaby November 22, 2016 7:20 am

    I agree, I could care less about Cal Lee, but I don’t understand how Kale Ane is chosen over him.

    And seriously, Tua shouldn’t have to share MVP honors in the ILH.

  3. fan 1 November 22, 2016 8:34 am

    Amazing selection committe, Tua should have been hands down, offensive player of the year, defensive should have had a co-player winner, coach of the year, Cal Lee…
    Offensive line you got 2 sophmores, who are those guys…. no St. louis recievers, Ronson Young is a RB/Slot back POLITICS…
    DII – coach of the year Damien coach Eddie….

  4. Searider86 November 22, 2016 9:01 am

    We’re definitely in the ‘everyone gets a trophy’ era. With respect to Kapule, Tua is the POY and 1st team QB. Kapule is the 2nd team QB and the kid from Iolani who lead them to an 0-7 league record is maybe an honorable mention selection….

  5. Anthony West November 22, 2016 9:33 am

    ILH – selection committee.

    Obamacare is in full force. Last year and this year – terrible selections.

    What stats or criteria is being used. When the coaches meet, they decide and definitely the bias showed through.

    Coach of the Year: Cal Lee (Sorry not Kale Ane).

    Tua Togavailoa – MVP of the ILH – And the State.

  6. Andrew Hopoi November 22, 2016 9:43 am

    All Politics, I cannot believe some of the kids that made first team OMG, What games were you guys watching. Some kids cannot play worth of nothing but can pretend like they can! ” films dont lie” sure fool the coaches. Some kids play the whole season with no miss snaps, no penalties and play every down for all 7 games and get honorable mention. You go figure! Its not how well you play, its how loud you can talk and pretend that you are a good player! Shame!

  7. GO CRUSADERS November 22, 2016 9:56 am

    Kapule is underrated. Had Tua not been present, he would have been a hot commodity. Let him celebrate this honor. No need for bashing.

  8. Andrew Hopoi November 22, 2016 10:15 am

    I agree! Kapule is an excellent player and well deserve the Offensive player of the year. That means ILH has to give MVP to Tua then!

  9. Searider86 November 22, 2016 10:58 am

    Kapule isn’t underrated…Tua was simply the best QB during this ILH season as defined not only by his skill set, but by his team winning the ILH Title. The 1st 11 means the best at those 11 positions only. Makes these All Star teams carry some meaning. Yeah, this is water cooler stuff…no big deal 😉

  10. GO CRUSADERS November 22, 2016 11:15 am

    Who do you guys think deserved co-player for defense then? I’m curious. Figured Slade would be an automatic in but he was out for a lot

  11. Alpha November 22, 2016 11:25 am

    Wasn’t Noa Purcell a sophomore last yr? I could be wrong. Lakalaka went underrated IMO.

  12. Searider86 November 22, 2016 11:25 am

    I’m cool with Suguturaga as the outright. But Toilolo also balled out this year….I’m hoping both he and Purcell are 1st Team All-Staters, though. They definitely deserve it.

  13. GO CRUSADERS November 22, 2016 11:45 am

    I like Suguturaga as well. Toilolo would deserve that co-player imo if the option was open. I also hope he and Purcell are up there as all-state players. I think Lakalaka is also underrated but I’m guessing he wasn’t on the list because like Slade he was out a lot. He has college to look forward too. He can join the rest of the Lakalaka’s and make a name at the next level. Also, Purcell is a junior. Not sure why they put sophmore?

  14. TheKrew808 November 22, 2016 5:34 pm

    Bogus ILH favoritism..I see guys that missed 3 to 4 games on this list…bs!!

  15. Chloropicrin November 22, 2016 7:51 pm

    Two QB’s co-offensive players of the year and an 0-7 regular season Iolani quarterback D1 1st team QB? And Kamehameha’s QB 2nd team? Wow!! Everybody get a trophy like @Searider86 said. Unreal. Tua is 1st team and Kapule 2nd team.

  16. 669*** November 22, 2016 8:11 pm

    So true @thekrew808 I watched all the games of St. Louis (I’m alumni) I seen Taliulu injured ( hope he was ok) but made the team & missed Punahou, Waianae, & kahuku games? Is the ILH that thin where u can play half season & make all ILH?

  17. Jeezy33 November 22, 2016 8:20 pm

    TheKrew808 November 22, 2016 at 5:34 pm
    Bogus ILH favoritism..I see guys that missed 3 to 4 games on this list…bs!!

    Well. It IS the ILH all star team list. Also, there’s only 4 teams in D-I. They’re gonna need to fill out the roster spaces to list a complete all star team. Christ, there are other things to get mad about in life aside from rewards and recognition for high school kids who worked hard on the field. You girls whine about everything, just like 88.

  18. ILH November 22, 2016 9:06 pm

    Yes, Cal Lee should be Coach of the year, Why Kale Ane ? he lost the Title the last two years to Cal Lee. Also, Tua is the man, not Kapule, yes Papule did play well, but not well enough to bring back the title to Punahou.

  19. Snapper 101 November 22, 2016 11:49 pm

    Incorporate a long snapper in the all star selection…players can’t punt or kick field goals unless there is a long snapper. Just saying…

  20. TheKrew808 November 23, 2016 4:53 am

    WHINE? Haha all I said was Bs! Which it is! Two coaches made coach of the year and didn’t win their division. Another comment stated a boy who missed 3 games which is half the damn season. The first team Qb who was O-7 in the league? I see kids missing on that list that did play every down. It ain’t whine bro, just stating the obvious. You choose to make a list then make it as good as you can or don’t give out individual awards just to do so. CHRIST as u say, there are better things to do In life then a bogus list.

  21. hwnstyll November 23, 2016 9:22 am

    It is disappointing to kids and parents that the all star balloting is not statistically based.
    Tua beat Punahou twice. Kapule lost twice to St louis, with 5 interceptions. POY is Tua.
    If Kapule beat St louis the in the championship game Kapule would have been POY by himself, he had better numbers than Tua up to that game, but in the last game Cal Lee out coached Kale and that is why St louis are champions.

    Nothing against kids from IOLANI getting props, but it should be at the expense of others.

  22. TheHeartlessPrick November 23, 2016 11:14 pm

    I gotta agree with hwnstyll & TheKrew808. Players missing multiple games, Tagovailoa beating Kapule twice are both valid statements in descrpancies of the committee selecting these all stars. Tua should of made POY & Kapule should of made 1st team. How did the Iolani qb make 1st team when they didn’t win a D1 regular season game? Let’s face the fact of Cal Lee winning it all & deserving the COY. I see a Kamehameha player that’s granted two spots on the team which makes no sense because another player on the cusp loses out.
    We can go on forever about this particular election process. In the past I’ve seen players get chosen based on their college commitments & national recognition rather than their progress in their league play. Its not only for football its been happening for all sports. I think Head Coaches need to all sit down & select these all stars single handedly.

  23. TheHeartlessPrick November 24, 2016 12:13 am

    They forgot one position:


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