Taulia Tagovailoa is having another brilliant high school football season. It’s just not happening in Hawaii like the last two.
According to al.com, Tagovailoa has thrown for 2,144 yards, 19 touchdowns and and only three interceptions in his junior season for Thompson High of Alabaster, Ala.
Tualia is the younger brother of Tua Tagovailoa, the reigning Honolulu Star-Advertiser offensive player of the year who is now playing in college for No. 1 Alabama.
Taulia now has more yards in his high school career than Tua did in his three varsity seasons at Saint Louis. Tua is Hawaii’s all-time passing yardage leader with 8,158 yards. In his two seasons at Kapolei, Taulia threw for 6,703 yards and 64 TDs, and is now up to 8,847 yards and 83 TDs in his career with three regular-season games and playoffs — and his whole senior season — remaining.
In a 40-17 win over Spain Park (Hoover, Ala.) on Friday, Taulia’s Warriors improved to 7-0 and clinched their first playoff spot since 2006.
Taulia is playing in Alabama because his family moved there to be able to watch Tua in action with the Crimson Tide (7-0). Tua, a freshman, has played in five of Alabama’s games as a backup to sophomore Jalen Hurts and has thrown for 251 yards and four TDs with no interceptions.
Thompson High is ranked No. 65 in the MaxPreps computer rankings. Saint Louis, Hawaii’s top-ranked team, is No. 25 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 expert rankings and No. 15 in the computer version.