Top Players, updated 9/14

The senior has 921 yards, 11 touchdowns in six games. (photo: Paul Honda)

We’re about midway through the season, long way to go. These lists are strictly my opinion with some consultation with some coaches, some observers, some fans. All input is appreciated. The more eyes we have sharing more information, the better.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Player School Ht. Wt. Yr.
1. John Wa’a Kahuku 6-3 281 Sr.
2. Reeve Koehler (INJ) Saint Louis 6-3 321 Sr.
3. Charles Sataraka Farrington 6-3 334 Sr.
4. Michael Boyd Farrington 6-2 290 Sr.
5. Jaryn Villegas Leilehua 6-2 280 Sr.
6. Maka Ah Loo Kapaa 6-2 310 So.
7. Louis Vailopa Saint Louis 6-2 280 Jr.
8. Alika Alexander-Ezra Baldwin 6-0 240 Jr.
9. Joey Anglemire Mililani 6-3 275 Sr.
10. Fred Ulu-Perry Saint Louis 6-2 290 Sr.
11. Micah Kapoi Kapolei 6-4 282 Jr.
12. Kela Grace Aiea 6-1 270 Jr.
13. Mitchell Boyd Farrington 6-1 303 Sr.
14. Tyman Hayashi Pac-Five 6-1 280 Sr.
15. Donald Barenaba-Setoki Kahuku 6-2 301 Jr.

On the cusp:
Colin Ka’alele, Farrington (6-2, 361, Sr.)
Semesi Uluave, Punahou (6-5, 305, So.)
Austen Koki, Pearl City (6-4, 295, Sr.)
Spencer Kiehm, ‘Iolani (5-8, 172, Jr.)
Walter Gaisoa, Kailua (6-3, 248, Sr.)
Marcus Malepeai, Kailua (6-1, 288, Jr.)
Stansen Fonoti, Waianae (6-3, 305, Jr.)
Mana La’ulu, McKinley (6-3, 265, Jr.)


Sleepers:
A.J. White, Farrington (6-1, 311, Sr.)
Kaiwi Chung, Kamehameha (5-10, 235, Jr.)
Ian Kukahiko, Kamehameha (6-2, 220, Sr.)
Nolan Eseroma, Farrington (from Castle)
Davis Miyashiro-Saipaia, Punahou (6-1, 268, Jr.)
Dhavin Spencer-Basa, Molokai (C/NG, 6-3, 285)
Damien Matautia, Waipahu (6-5, 290, Sr.)
Sam Mahelona, Konawaena (5-10, 260, Sr.)
Jared Malaga, McKinley (6-1, 260, Sr.)
Sakkalala Hungalu, McKinley (6-3, 275, Jr.)
Jacob Lewis, Damien (6-3, 251, Sr.)
Derek George, Kalaheo (OL/DL, 6-1, 255, Sr.)
Keenan Greenbaum, Hawaii Prep (6-2, 280, Jr.)
Triton Reich, Honokaa (6-2, 250, Sr.)
Jesse Kaluhiokalani, Kamehameha (5-10, 275, Sr.)

The skinny: No change, though the play of Farrington’s offensive line continues to be impressive. Two running backs with at least 161 yards rushing? Or how about Kahuku’s O-line, continuing to move the ball on the ground against stacked-in-the-box defense? But individually, this stays as is unless I hear a compelling case for other players.

QUARTERBACKS

Player School Ht. Wt. Yr.
1. Larry Tuileta Punahou 6-2 188 Jr.
2. Reece Foy ‘Iolani 5-11 175 Sr.
3. Kahoali‘i Karratti Konawaena 5-10 175 Jr.
4. Jarin Morikawa Mililani 6-0 170 Sr.
5. Ryder Kuhns Saint Louis 6-1 180 So.
6. Cody Lui-Yuen Radford 6-3 205 Jr.
7. Makoa Camanse-Stevens Kamehameha 6-3 185 Sr.
8. Kaimi Paredes Waipahu 5-9 165 Sr.
9. Jordan Cristobal Kealakehe 5-7 160 Sr.
10. Chazz Troutman Nanakuli 5-9 149 Jr.

On the cusp:
Fresno Masaniai, Kapaa
Justin Tago-Su‘e, Campbell (5-10, 165, Sr.)
Kekoa Kaluhiokalani, Waianae (6-0, 185, Jr.)
Montana Liana, Farrington (5-11, 188, So.)
Isaiah Hernandez-Fonoti, Aiea (6-0, 190, Sr.)
Justin Jenks, Leilehua (5-6, 155, Jr.)
Levi Castanares, Leilehua (5-7, 160, Jr.)
Syles Choy, Damien (5-11, 160, Jr.)
Micah Kaneshiro, Moanalua (5-7, 170, Jr)
Noah Brum, Kalani (5-9, 150, Jr.)
Kiko Kohler-Fonohema, Lahainaluna

Sleepers:
Viliami Livai, Kahuku (6-0, 190, Sr.)
Alzon Kahana, Kapolei (5-10, 160, Jr.)
Kahaku Iaea, Kailua (6-2, 218, Sr.)
Denzel Kalahiki-Gasper, McKinley (6-1, 180, Jr.)
Makana Lyman, Kaiser (5-10, 175, Sr.)
Keha Wong, Keaau
Kean Wong, Waiakea

Injured:
Keelan Ewaliko, Baldwin (6-0, 180, Sr.)
Kawai Mook-Garcia, Saint Louis (5-11, 180, Sr.)

RUNNING BACKS
Player School Ht. Wt. Yr.
1. Abraham Silva Farrington 5-10 212 Sr.
2. Aofaga Wily Kahuku 6-0 202 Sr.
3. Adam Noga Saint Louis 5-10 175 Jr.
4. Kainalu Kaleo Anuenue 5-9 191 Sr.
5. Tyler Taumua Farrington 5-11 199 Sr.
6. Ryan Tuiasoa Punahou 5-11 214 Sr.
7. Kai Gonda Kaiser 5-11 190 Sr.
8. Ishmil Scott Moanalua 5-11 198 Jr.
9. Anuenue Tui Anuenue 5-7 192 Sr.
10. Jacob Kukahiko Kapolei 5-11 210 Jr.

On the cusp:
Devin Preston, Waiakea (5-9, 175)
Keoni Tom-Millare, Pac-Five (5-11, 180, Sr.)
John Kamoku, Konawaena
Waika Alapai, Kauai (6-2, 235, Sr.)
Jarrin Young, Kailua (5-7, 171, Sr.)
Paul-Andrew Rhoden, Campbell (6-1, 210, Sr.)
Kyle Sato, Damien (5-10, 170, Sr.)
Mana Kaahanui, Aiea (RB/TE 5-10, 210, Jr.)
Malaeloa Liua, Anuenue (RB/LB 5-8, 165, Sr.)
Willie Lynch, Kalaheo (5-9, 180, Sr.)
Cristian Johnston, Kalaheo (5-7, 145, Sr.)
Gavin Kim, Kalani (Sr.)

Sleepers:
Reggie McFadden, Kauai – ADDED 9/8
Matapua Tulafale, Waipahu (5-10, 195, Sr.)
Kody Mento, ‘Iolani (5-7, 177, Sr.)
Lennox Jones, Kealakehe (5-6, 150, Sr.)
Abraham Reinhardt, Baldwin (5-11, 180, Sr.)
Brandon Kahookele, Kamehameha (5-6, 175, Jr.)
Kaulana Apelu, Kamehameha (5-10, 185, So.)
Soli Afalava, Kahuku (6-1, 184, So.)
P.J. Liua, Kahuku (FB, 5-9, 222, Jr.)
Noah Oleyer, Pac-Five (FB, 6-1, 275)
Randon Tuitama, Kaimuki (5-9, 155, Jr.)
Johnny Vance, Keaau (5-10, 180, Sr.)
Tristian Pebria, Campbell (5-5, 175, Jr.)
Koa Basque, Konawaena (5-8, 145, So.)
Ikaika Piceno, Leilehua (5-7, 160, So.)


RECEIVERS
Player School Ht. Wt. Yr.
1. Kanawai Noa Punahou 6-0 170 So.
2. Daicorri Briscoe Pearl City 5-11 175 Sr.
3. Dylan Pakau Waipahu 5-10 174 Sr.
4. Jeremy Tabuyo Saint Louis 5-11 180 Sr.
5. Domonic Morris Konawaena 5-8 155 Sr.
6. Kenan Gaspar Konawaena 5-10 175 Jr.
7. Keoni Piceno Leilehua 5-9 170 Sr.
8. Kamakana Apelu Aiea 5-9 155 Jr.
9. Kainoa Abreu Saint Louis 6-0 180 Sr.
10. Christian Clapp Kaiser 6-1 170 Sr.

On the cusp:
Nainoa Frank, Kalaheo (6-6, 200, Sr.)
Tanner Nishioka, ‘Iolani (6-0, 175, Sr.)
Ekolu Ramos, Mililani (Sr.)
Erren Jean-Pierre, Mililani (Sr.)
Kainoa Wilson, Mililani (So.)
Jameson Pasigan, Radford (5-9, 150, So.)
Alii Pedrina, Kamehameha (5-9, 175, Sr.)
Brannon Bantolina, Campbell (SB, 5-7, 145, Sr.)
James Hashimoto, Farrington (5-7, 128, Sr.)
Tanner Tokunaga, Pearl City (5-7, 145, Jr.)

Sleepers:
Shem Sukumaran, Kalaheo (6-1, 170, Sr.)
Devan Stubblefield, Saint Louis (6-1, 185, Jr.)
Gavin Kim, Kalani
Colton Dayacos-Gaspar, Mililani (SB, Sr.)
Josh Jenks, Leilehua (5-9, 165, Sr.)
Mataio Fualema, Waipahu (5-11, 161, Sr.)
Tyler Liana (TE), Farrington (6-0, 225, Sr.)
Jayce Bantolina, Campbell (6-0, 175, So.)
Amosa Amosa Jr., Campbell (5-9, 170, Jr.)
Keanu Chee, Punahou (6-0, 175, Sr.)
Isaac Amorin, Pearl City (5-9, 165, Sr.)
Jay Braun, King Kekaulike (transfer from Seabury Hall) (5-9, 190, Jr.)
Noah Willey, Punahou (6-4, 190, Sr.)
Enrique Gruver, Kalani (Jr.)
Tyrell Tuiasosopo, McKinley (6-1, 170, Jr.)
Francis Evagelia, Farrington (5-9, 171, Sr.)
Keanu Chung, Waianae (6-1, 175, Sr.)
Pookela Noa Nakamoto, Waianae (5-11, 160, Jr.)
Kama Vincent, Kamehameha-Hawaii
Dayton Kiko, Waiakea
Giuseppi Zapataoliva, Kealakehe
Drew Kell, Hilo

DEFENSIVE LINE

Player School Ht. Wt. Yr.
1. Kennedy Tulimasealii (DT) Waianae 6-2 280 Sr.
2. Ualesi Sale (DE) Aiea 6-3 225 Sr.
3. Scott Pagano (DT) Moanalua 6-3 280 Sr.
4. Titus Failauga (DE) Pac-Five 6-4 245 Sr.
5. Kamalei Correa (DE) Saint Louis 6-3 245 Sr.
6. Tovia Tufaga (DT) Kahuku 6-0 246 Sr.
7. Lamone Williams (DE) Kahuku 6-3 238 Jr.
8. Dakota Turner (DT) Mililani 6-3 255 Sr.
9. Miki Fangatua (DT) Baldwin 6-1 248 Sr.
10. Jeremy Taua (DE) Leilehua 6-1 210 Sr.

On the cusp:
Amate Savusa, Campbell (DE, 6-2, 205, Sr.)
Moto Heimuli, Farrington (6-1, 229, Jr.)
Colton Goeas, Saint Louis (6-0, 246, Sr.)
Hercules Mata’afa, Lahainaluna
Una Masaniai, Kapaa
Jeremiah Taleni, Kailua (6-0, 327, Sr.)
Siaumau Mapu, Kahuku (5-10, 280, Sr.)
Devin Horswill, Kamehameha (5-10, 225, Sr.)
Mika Tafua, Kamehameha (6-3, 205, So.)
Kalei Meyer, Kamehameha (6-2, 255, Jr.)
Thor Latu, Kamehameha (5-2, 225, Sr.)
Kingston Fernandez, Kamehameha (6-3, 225, Jr.)
Canton Kaumatule, Punahou (6-7, 265, So.)
Ruairi Brady, Punahou (6-4, 240, Jr.)
Marc Ma, ‘Iolani (6-1, 201, Jr.)
Renno Sagapolu, Farrington (6-1, 227, Sr.)
Senio Samisoni, Waianae (6-0, 285, Jr.)
Lisala Kanongata’a, McKinley (5-11, 220, Sr.)

Sleepers:
Austin Failauga, Pac-Five (DE, 6-4, 200, Sr.)
Albert Crighton, Aiea (DT, 6-3, 250, Sr.)
Chayne Bohol, Konawaena
Kui Williams, McKinley (DE/TE 6-3, 215, Sr.)
Cleghorn Borge, Waianae (DE, 6-2, 185, Sr.)
Sione Moala, Kaimuki (6-0, 300, Sr.)
Shem Sukumaran, Kalaheo (DE, 6-0, 170, Sr.)
Faoato Atanoa, Kalaheo (DL/OL, 6-2, 260, So.)
Breiden Fehoko, Farrington (DE, 6-2, 230, So.)
David Fangupo, Kealakehe (6-0, 350, Sr.)
Isi Holani, Hilo (6-1, 250, Jr.)

LINEBACKERS
Player School Ht. Wt. Yr.
1. Isaac Savaiinaea Punahou 6-3 231 Sr.
2. Johnny Tapusoa Kahuku 5-10 194 Sr.
3. Solomon Leano Campbell 5-11 220 Sr.
4. Wesley Nagaseu Waipahu 6-0 240 Sr.
5. Syndreck Dsio Farrington 5-11 217 Jr.
6. Fitou Fisiiahi Kaiser 6-2 240 Jr.
7. Aisea Tavae (MLB) Farrington 5-10 224 Sr.
8. Jordan Hoiem Baldwin 6-4 208 Jr.
9. Rashaan Falemalu Kahuku 6-1 192 Sr.
10. Ikea Ikehara Kamehameha 6-2 210 Sr.

On the cusp:
Mathias Tuitele-Iafeta, McKinley (5-11, 235, Jr.)
Micah Paris, Kapolei (5-10, 211, Jr.) – ADDED 9/8
Nela Otukolo, Saint Louis (5-11, 220, So.)
Teva Eldridge, Baldwin
Joshua Situmeang, ‘Iolani (6-0, 198, Sr.)
Sua Atanoa, Kalaheo (6-0, 220, Sr.)

Sleepers:
Mike Rabara, Konawaena (5-11, 175, Sr.)
Austin Faumui, Farrington (OLB, 5-11, 176, Sr.)
Brandon Johnston, Waianae (6-0, 185, Sr.)
Josaiah Hoopii, Waianae (5-9, 175, Sr.)
Anuenue Tui, Anuenue (5-7, 192, Sr.)
Kuali‘i Moefu, Kaimuki (5-9, 135, Jr.)
Jamel Tyler, Campbell (5-11, 180, Sr.)
Omar Silva, Kalaheo (LB/RB, 5-11, 200, Sr.)
Drew Wilson, Pac-Five (6-3, 212, Jr.)
Kyler O’Halloran, Kealakehe (6-1, 225, Sr.)
Justin Kawamoto, Honokaa (5-11, 230, Sr.)
Taz Preston, Waiakea (5-10, 170, Sr.)
T’shaquille Pe’a, Hilo (5-11, 200, Sr.)
Suwaiter Poch, Waiakea (5-11, 200, Jr.)
Matthew Winters, Keaau (5-9, 170, Sr.)


DEFENSIVE BACKS

Player School Ht. Wt. Yr.
1. Kawehena Johnson (S) Kahuku 5-8 163 Sr.
2. Shaun Kagawa (CB) KS-Hawaii 5-11 171 Sr.
3. Pali Galdeira (S) Saint Louis 5-11 194 Jr.
4. Manly Williams (S) KS-Hawaii 6-2 194 Jr.
5. Nick Kwon Pac-Five 5-9 170 Sr.
6. Max Look ‘Iolani 5-6 152 Jr.
7. Kaeo Kanoa Kapolei 6-0 190 Sr.
8. Devailo Motuga-Galeai (S) Kahuku 5-10 181 Sr.
9. Jayven Mohetau Kahuku 5-11 174 Sr.
10. Setefano Lavatai (CB) Farrington 5-8 187 Sr.

On the cusp:
J.T. Los Banos, ‘Iolani (6-0, 163, Jr.)
Jacob Lacaden, Saint Louis (6-0, 190, Jr.)
Dade Apao, Kamehameha (6-1, 180, Sr.)
Andrew Okimura, ‘Iolani (5-9, 162, Sr.)
Tre Boyd, Farrington (5-8, 143, Jr.)
Kiko Kohler-Fonohema, Lahainaluna
Chaz Shizumura, Punahou (6-0, 175, Sr.)
Shai Pulawa, Leilehua (5-11, 170, Sr.)
Branson Funakoshi, Leilehua (5-10, 185, Sr.)
A.J. Aleaga, Aiea (5-8, 170, Sr.)
Jordan Hussey, Waianae (5-8, 140, Sr.)
Brandon Rojo, Waianae (5-11, 150, Sr.)
Koali Opunui, Waianae (5-11, 170, Jr.)
Yuuya Kato, ‘Iolani (5-9, 185, Sr.)
Tytus Lucas, Lahainaluna

Sleepers:

Chase Takaki, Konawaena
Zac Bastatas, Kaimuki (CB, 5-10, 150, Sr.)
Chansen Exzabe, Kaimuki (5-10, 155, Sr.)
Jonah Lapitan, Kaimuki, Jr. (5-9, 160, Jr.)
Kama Vincent, Kamehameha-Hawaii (6-0, 170, Sr.)
Drew Kell, Hilo (6-1, 175, Jr.)

Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser

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