Top Players & Watch List: QBs 10/2

It's hard to argue with McKenzie Milton as the best quarterback in the state. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser
It’s hard to argue with McKenzie Milton as the best quarterback in the state. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser

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Updated 10/2/14
Statistics as of Sept. 27

QUARTERBACKS
1. McKenzie Milton, Mililani >> Pupule rating: 99
5-11, 150, Jr. 
∆∆ vs #3 Saint Louis Aug 16 21-31-0-369, 4 TD (6,26,15,17) rush 9-204, 3 TD (53,1,47)
∆∆ vs Kailua Aug 23 13-15-0-270, 2 TD (78,35) rush 2-22, TD (20)
∆∆ @ #10 Kapolei Aug 30 26-37-2-298, 3 TD (13,25,10) rush 16-88, TD (1)
∆∆ @ Aiea Sept 12 14-28-0-282, 3 TD (53,4,10) rush 3-89, 2 TD (50,20)
∆∆ @ #6 Campbell Sept 19 20-28-1-151, 3 TD (11,14,15) rush 5-102, TD (74)
∆∆ vs #3 Farrington Sept 27 22-26-0-278, TD (42) rush 9-111, TD (40)
∆∆ Total 116-165-3-1,648, 16 TD; 70.3%; 10 YPA; 274.7 YPG; 182.56 QBR
rush 44-616, 9 TD; 14 YPC; 102.7 YPG
Extra point: What more can be said about a quarterback who regularly completes 70 percent of his passes, has just three picks in 165 attempts, and averages 14 yards each time he tucks the ball and runs? Milton had a near-perfect performance against Farrington, yet his passer rating (QBR) barely improved. What QBR doesn’t reflect is his explosiveness and defense-crushing breakaway ability. Milton is one pace to be the first 1,000-yard rusher from the QB position since… OK, we’re going to have to do some digging here.

2. (tie) Tua Tagovailoa, Saint Louis >> Pupule rating: 97
6-0, 190, So.
∆∆ vs #2 Mililani Aug 16 19-28-0-188, 5 TD (6,12,7,3,7) rush 14-73
∆∆ vs St. John Bosco (Calif) Aug 22 10-14-0-137, 2 TD (28,15) rush 4-53
∆∆ vs #1 Punahou (Aloha) Aug 29 15-31-1-132, TD (10) rush 7-8
∆∆ vs Pac-Five (Aloha) Sept 5 21-26-0-440, 4 TD (46,10,64,32) rush 1-55, TD (55)
∆∆ @ ‘Iolani Sept 13 15-16-0-354, 5 TD (67,40,72,6,21) rush 4-47
∆∆ vs #4 Kamehameha (Aloha) Sept 20 23-33-1-397, 4 TD (28,11,21,25) rush 24-172, TD (2)
∆∆ vs St Francis (Aloha) Sept 27 9-10-0-172, 3 TD (26,46,21) rush 1-10
∆∆ Total 113-158-2-1,820, 24 TD; 71.5%; 11.5 YPA; 260 YPG; 215.87 QBR
rush 55-418, 2 TD; 7.6 YPC; 59.7 YPG
Extra point: It was a short stint in a runaway win over D-II St. Francis, but the southpaw still put up some efficient numbers.


2. (tie) Ephraim Tuliloa, Punahou >> Pupule rating: 97
6-2, 205, Jr. 
∆∆ vs #7 Saint Louis (Aloha) Aug 29 22-35-0-441, 6 TD (45,43,80,11,23,44) rush 0-0
∆∆ vs Damien (Aloha) Sept 5 DNP (illness)
∆∆ vs St. Francis Sept 13 9-12-0-178, TD (37) rush 0-0
∆∆ vs ‘Iolani Sept 27 14-15-0-294, 2 TD (16,63) rush 3-9, TD (3)
∆∆ Total 45-62-0-913, 9 TD; 72.6%; 14.7 YPA; 304.4 YPG; 244.18 QBR
rush 3-9, TD
Extra point: In half a game, he managed to bump his passer rating by about 20 points. That’s practically impossible when it’s already above 200. Nobody in recent memory, not Larry Tuileta, not Marcus Mariota, not Andrew Manley, has finished the season with a QBR above 240.

4. Kalanimoku Pauole, Leilehua >> Pupule rating: 94
5-9, 170, Sr.
∆∆ vs Kailua Aug 16 10-17-1-326, 3 TD (66,41,74), 2-pt pass rush 2-16
∆∆ vs McKinley Aug 22 18-22-1-200, 4 TD (10,11,15,30) rush 0-0
∆∆ @ #9 Waianae Aug 29 10-22-2-219, 3 TD (86,1,17) rush 0-0
∆∆ vs Castle Sept 5 26-33-0-280, 5 TD (7,55,9,5,22) rush 0-0
∆∆ @ Waipahu Sept 12 14-18-2-320, 5 TD (16,59,82,61,19) rush 2-13
∆∆ @ #8 Kahuku Sept 27 22-40-1-201, TD (16) rush 15-0
∆∆ Total 100-152-7-1,546, 21 TD; 65.9%; 10.2 YPA; 257.7 YPG; 187.61 QBR
rush 4-29
Extra point: His passer rating (QBR) dropped more than 30 points in the loss to Kahuku, not because he wasn’t solid, but simply through math. He averaged just 5 yards per pass attempt against a stellar Kahuku defense, but he played well enough to keep his team in the game. That puts a high value on Pauole even in defeat.

5. Kawika Keama-Jacobe, Moanalua >> Pupule rating: 93
5-10, 171, Sr.
∆∆ @ #8 Waianae Aug 15 14-26-1-191, 2 TD (14,28) rush 15-(-12)
∆∆ @ #7 Campbell Aug 22 14-26-1-126, TD (14) rush 7-35
∆∆ vs #5 Farrington Aug 29 28-51-2-574, 3 TD (52,40,30) rush 8-0
∆∆ vs Kapolei Sept 5 12-19-1-146 rush 7-(-16)
∆∆ vs Aiea Sept 19 21-32-1-335, 2 TD (31,26), two 2-pt passes rush 10-44, 2 TD (2,5)
∆∆ @ Kailua Sept 27 26-49-2-298, 4 TD (8,17,6,13), 2-pt pass rush 15-98, TD (1)
∆∆ Total 115-203-8-1,670, 12 TD; 56.7%; 8.2 YPA; 278.3 YPG; 137.38 QBR
three 2-pt conversions by pass
rush 62-149, 3 TD
Extra point: A purist would point to the numbers-by-volume situation and think less, perhaps, of what this first-year starter is doing for Na Menehune. But the fact is, Moanalua’s offense is at its best when Keama-Jacobe is throwing the ball. If that means there will be a bit of a mess in the eyes of a purist, so be it. He may not have a single game without a pick, but Keama-Jacobe has the ability to bring his team back from 27 points (!), and Na Menehune are winning more than losing. Somewhere out there is a guy who is basically a starting handoff machine, wishing he were in Keama-Jacobe’s shoes.

6. (tie) Kainoa Ferreira, Pac-Five >> Pupule rating: 90
5-11, 150, So.
∆∆ @ King Kekaulike Aug 16 34-64-0-515, 6 TD (4,15,52,85,29,55) rush 3-(-20)
∆∆ vs St. Francis (Aloha) Aug 29 22-34-2-273, 4 TD (17,31,6,24) rush 0-0
∆∆ vs #8 Saint Louis (Aloha) Sept 5 30-65-1-311, 2 TD (19,21) rush 2-(-2)
∆∆ vs ‘Iolani (Aloha) Sept 20 21-38-1-291, 2 TD (27,79) rush 3-(-8)
∆∆ vs #5 Kamehameha (Aloha) Sept 27 13-38-3-229, 4 TD (50,5,84,12) rush ?
∆∆ Total 120-242-7-1,619, 18 TD; 49.6%; 6.7 YPA; 323.8 YPG; 124.54 QBR
rush 8-(-30)
Extra point: When June Jones stepped down at SMU recently, a headline at Grantland.com sirened the end of the run-and-shoot offense. I assume he wasn’t talking about high school football in Hawaii. Ferreira is averaging nearly 50 pass attempts per game out of coach Kip Botelho’s four-wide attack.

6. (tie) Makoa Filikitonga-Lukea, Lahainaluna >> Pupule rating: 90
5-11, 185, Sr.
∆∆ @ Kapaa (Vidinha) Aug 16 5-11-0-56, TD (29) rush 19-114, 2 TD (6,1)
∆∆ vs King Kekaulike (WMS) Aug 22 7-13-0-48, TD (14) rush 12-127, 2 TD (13,54)
∆∆ vs KS-Maui (WMS) Aug 30 8-11-0-127, 2 TD (9,59) rush 9-64, 2 TD (3,17)
∆∆ vs Baldwin (WMS) Sept 6 3 TD (19,19,29) rush TD (9)
∆∆ vs Maui (WMS) Sept 13 3-9-0-15 rush 0-0
∆∆ @ KS-Maui Sept 27 8-18-0-109, 3 TD (43,1,7) rush 7-57, TD (3)
∆∆ Total 31-62-0-357, 7 TD; 50%; 5.8 YPA; 59.5 YPG; 135.63 QBR
rush 47-362, 7 TD; 7.7 YPC; 60.3 YPG
Extra point: Long before fly/jet sweeps and misdirection offenses were all the rage, the Lunas were masters of that game. With a maestro like Filikitonga-Lukea at the controls, it’s all about efficiency and exploitation.

8. (tie) Austin Jim On, ‘Iolani  >> Pupule rating: 89
5-9, 152, Sr.
∆∆ vs Mino Jiyu (Japan) Aug 16 9-12-0-89, TD (20) rush 0-0
∆∆ vs Damien Aug 29 17-25-0-241, 2 TD (61,2) rush 3-(-6)
∆∆ vs #8 Saint Louis Sept 13 16-26-0-146, TD (15) rush 5-13
∆∆ vs St Francis (Aloha) Sept 20 12-20-0-158, 2 TD (10,25) rush 2-11
∆∆ @ #1 Punahou Sept 27 15-27-3-139, TD (14) rush 4-(-11)
∆∆ Total 69-110-3-773, 7 TD; 62.7%; 7 YPA; 137.30 QBR
rush 10-18
Extra point: After four games without tossing a pick, Jim On was intercepted thrice by the top team in the state. It’s notable that against two D-I defenses, he completed more than 50 percent of his attempts — 58.4 percent, to be exact.

8. (tie) Ryder Kuhns, Saint Louis >> Pupule rating: 89
6-1, 225, Sr.
∆∆ @ #2 Mililani Aug 16 12-22-2-160, TD (17) rush 4-(-4)
∆∆ vs St. John Bosco (Calif) Aug 22 9-19-0-50 rush 0-0
∆∆ vs #1 Punahou (Aloha) Aug 29 0-1-0 rush 0-0
∆∆ vs Pac-Five (Aloha) Sept 5 4-5-0-60, TD (20) rush 0-0
∆∆ @ ‘Iolani Sept 13 10-10-0-91 rush 0-0
∆∆ vs #4 Kamehameha (Aloha) Sept 20 DNP
∆∆ vs St Francis (Aloha) Sept 27 8-11-1-182, TD (51) rush 1-(-12)
∆∆ Total 44-68-3-543, 3 TD; 64.7%; 8 YPA; 90.5 YPG; 137.52 QBR
rush 5-(-16)
Extra point: Kuhns continues to show that he can produce given enough snaps. In a half-game against D-II St. Francis, he averaged more than 16 yards per pass attempt. Clearly, if he were a starter, his numbers would be superlative as they were a year ago. He just happens to be an elite QB playing on the same team as boy wonder Tua Tagovailoa.

10. (tie) Kalawai‘a Judd, Kaiser >> Pupule rating: 88
Sr.
∆∆ vs Aiea Aug 15 16-30-0-160, 2 TD (20,18) rush 10-86
∆∆ vs Waianae Aug 22 4-15-3-20 rush 10-43
∆∆ vs Waipahu Sept 5 7-12-2-206, 2 TD (76,39) rush 10-27
∆∆ vs McKinley (Ticky) Sept 12 16-26-2-252, 2 TD (34,22) rush 7-52
∆∆ vs #3 Kahuku Sept 19 10-20-0-325, 2 TD (87,99) rush 13-16, TD (1)
∆∆ @ Castle Sept 26 15-18-0-122, TD (17) rush 8-74
∆∆ Total 68-121-7-1,085, 9 TD; 56.2%; 9 YPA; 180.8 YPG: 144.50 QBR
rush 58-298, TD; 5.1 YPC; 49.7 YPG
Extra point: The transition is going nicely for Judd, a former WR. After throwing seven picks during a three-game stretch against Waianae, Waipahu and McKinley, he has been highly efficient in wins over Kahuku and Castle: 25-for-38, 447 yards, three TDs, zero INT. Plus 90 rushing yards and a TD. Having a sound defense and an elite RB (Jensen McDaniel) helps a lot, but it’s rare for a big position change to QB to take this well, so soon.

10. (tie) Kale Kanehailua, Nanakuli >> Pupule rating: 88
5-10, 160, Sr.
∆∆ vs Kalaheo Aug 16 DNP?
∆∆ vs Roosevelt Aug 29 15-29-0-279, 3 TD rush 7-74, 2 TD
∆∆ @ Waialua Sept 6 7-10-2-128, 2 TD rush 14-100, TD
∆∆ vs Kaimuki Sept 13 15-28-1-203, 2 TD (21,50) rush 0-0
∆∆ vs Anuenue Sept 19 4-4-0-64, 3 TD (10,40,5) rush 1-20
∆∆ vs Pearl City Sept 26 14-27-0-148, TD (13) rush 10-60
∆∆ Total 55-98-3-835, 11 TD; 56.1%; 8.5 YPA; 167 YPG; 158.61 QBR
rush 32-254, 3 TD; 7.9 YPC; 50.8 YPG
Extra point: Unbeaten, efficient and smart on the run.

10. (tie) Montana Liana, Farrington >> Pupule rating: 88
6-2, 212, Sr.
∆∆ vs Waipahu (Aloha) Aug 16 2-8-2-12 rush 1-24
∆∆ vs #9 Kapolei (Ticky) Aug 23 6-10-0-39 rush 4-(-2)
∆∆ @ Moanalua Aug 29 11-21-1-117, TD (24) rush 5-8
∆∆ vs Aiea (Ticky) Sept 6 7-13-0-100 rush 3-(-8)
∆∆ @ Kailua Sept 12 16-23-0-216, 2 TD (35,5) rush 4-(-5)
∆∆ @ #2 Mililani Sept 27 8-12-1-188, TD (80) rush 1-(-7)
∆∆ Total 50-87-4-672, 4 TD; 57.4%; 7.6 YPA; 112 YPG; 128.3 QBR
rush 18-10
Extra point: He senior southpaw was having his finest half of the year against their toughest opponent yet. Then came the final three plays of the half and Liana’s personal foul (late hit) and subsequent ejection.

10. (tie) Ezra Savea, Campbell >> Pupule rating: 88
6-3, 190, So.
∆∆ vs Castle Aug 15 DNP
∆∆ vs Moanalua Aug 22 18-31-1-222, 2 TD (15,16) rush 8-25
∆∆ vs Kailua Sept 5 15-18-0-296, 6 TD (26,20,15,15,19,10) rush 0-0
∆∆ @ Kapolei Sept 12 15-31-3-221, 2 TD (13,75) rush 5-(-2)
∆∆ vs #2 Mililani Sept 19 14-26-4-235, 2 TD (47), 2-pt pass rush 7-(-34)
∆∆ @ Aiea Sept 27 6-11-3-45 rush 3-7
∆∆ Total 68-117-11-1,029, 12 TD; 8.8 YPA; 205.8 YPG; 147.04 QBR
rush 23-(-4)
Extra point: The teacher and the pupil met when Aiea hosted Campbell on Saturday. Looks like the teacher’s defense had Campbell’s sophomore sensation, Savea, figured out. But Campbell still got the win, 23-0, and coach Amosa Amosa will have all the patience in the world with his QB. No learning curve is easy. Even Einstein got C’s in school now and then.

10. (tie) Fatu Sua-Godinet, Kamehameha >> Pupule rating: 88
5-10, 160, Sr.
∆∆ @ Del Oro (Calif.) Aug 29 7-20-2-66, TD rush 14-69, TD
∆∆ vs St. Francis Sept 5 5-6-0-82 rush 8-72, 2 TD (38,5)
∆∆ vs Damien Sept 11 13-20-0-181, TD (17) rush 9-26
∆∆ vs #8 Saint Louis (Aloha) Sept 20 14-30-2-264, 2 TD (21,4) rush 18-121, 2 TD (12,14)
∆∆ vs Pac-Five (Aloha) Sept 27 9-14-1-152, 3 TD (19,40,7) rush ?
∆∆ Total 48-90-5-745, 7 TD; 53.3%; 8.3 YPA; 149 YPG; 137.42 QBR
rush 49-288, 5 TD; 5.9 YPC; 72 YPG
Extra point: Does anyone else see a slight resemblance between Sua-Godinet’s senior year and T.C. Campbell’s senior year? I’d have to do some of that digging to make a real comparison, but I do recall that Campbell really began to catch fire roughly halfway through the season. His grasp of the offense became much more natural. He began to own that offense. And the Warriors rolled to a state title.

15. (tie) Chase Newton, KS-Maui >> Pupule rating: 87
∆∆ vs Maui (WMS) Aug 21 19-38-1-225, TD (5) rush 17-73
∆∆ vs Lahainaluna (WMS) Aug 30 10-30-2-116, TD (43) rush 23-120, 2 TD
∆∆ vs King Kekaulike Sept 5 1-1-0-5 rush 8-67
∆∆ vs Baldwin Sept 19 27-52-0-376, 2 TD (87,10) rush 0-0
∆∆ vs #9 Lahainaluna Sept 27 19-31-1-91, TD (22) rush 0-0
∆∆ Total 76-152-4-913, 5 TD; 50%; 6 YPA; 182.6 YPG; 106.05 QBR
rush 48-260, 2 TD; 5.4 YPC; 65 YPG
Extra point: True, he’s a volume guy, but someone’s got to run this offense and he’s doing a more efficient job of it lately. Just one pick in his last three games.

15. (tie) Jordan Taamu, Pearl City >> Pupule rating: 87
∆∆ vs Roosevelt Aug 15 3-4-0-32, TD (25) rush 1-2 TD (2)
∆∆ @ Waialua Aug 23 19-29-1-213, 2 TD (15,15) rush 6-76
∆∆ vs Kaimuki Aug 29 11-18-0-129, 3 TD (6,10,10) rush 2-37
∆∆ vs Anuenue Sept 5 forfeit W
∆∆ vs Radford (Aiea field) Sept 20 20-31-0-241, 3 TD (56,9,13) rush 0-0
∆∆ @ Nanakuli Sept 26 14-24-0-180, 3 TD (14,12,40) rush 8-(-11), FL
∆∆ Total 67-106-1-795, 11 TD; 63.2%; 7.5 YPA; 159 YPG; 158.57 QBR
rush 17-104, TD
Extra point: Taamu’s first half at Nanakuli was a work of art. Second half? Not bad, even as the Golden Hawks clamped down against the Chargers’ rushing attack. He relied heavily on Dominic Maneafaiga, Pearl City’s version of Darren Sproles.

17. Alton Julius, Kapolei >> Pupule rating: 85
6-1, 210, Sr.
∆∆ @ #5 Kahuku Aug 15 12-24-0-116, TD (17) rush 8-(-19), TD
∆∆ @ #6 Farrington (Ticky) Aug 23 10-17-0-142, 3 TD (29,27,15) rush 2-(-8)
∆∆ vs #2 Mililani Aug 30 8-24-3-118, 2 TD (19,20) rush 7-22
∆∆ @ Moanalua Sept 5 5-12-0-86 rush 11-77
∆∆ #6 Campbell Sept 12 16-28-2-204, TD (31) rush 8-29
∆∆ vs Kailua Sept 19 8-19-0-100, TD (15) rush 8-16
∆∆ Total 59-124-5-766, 8 TD; 47.6%; 6.2 YPA; 153.2 YPG; 112.70 QBR
rush 44-117, TD
Extra point: Bye last weekend for the Hurricanes.

18. (tie) Rudy Agoot, Kapaa >> Pupule rating: 84
6-0, 195, Sr.
∆∆ vs Lahainaluna (Vidinha) Aug 16 6-15-0-72 rush 11-31, TD (8)
∆∆ @ Waimea (Hanapepe) Aug 29 4-9-0-82, 2 TD (54,13) rush 11-40, TD (5)
∆∆ @ Kauai (Vidinha) Sept 12 4-11-0-108, 2 TD (59,24) rush 12-92, TD (12)
∆∆ vs Waimea (Vidinha) Sept 20 statistics n/a
∆∆ @ Kauai (Vidinha) Oct 4
∆∆ @ Waimea (Hanapepe) Oct 11
∆∆ @ Kauai (Vidinha) Oct 25
∆∆ Total 14-35-0-262, 4 TD; 42.9%; 7.5 YPA; 87.3 YPG; 140.59 QBR
rush 34-163, 3 TD; 4.8 YPC; 54.3 YPG
Extra point: Bye last weekend.

18. (tie) Ioane Kaluhiokalani, Waianae >> Pupule rating: 84
6-1, 195, Sr.
∆∆ vs Moanalua Aug 15 DNP
∆∆ @ #10 Kaiser Aug 22 5-14-0-82, TD rush 13-54
∆∆ vs #7 Leilehua Aug 29 12-23-2-131, TD rush 7-(-39)
∆∆ vs McKinley Sept 5 8-14-1-113, TD rush 7-15
∆∆ vs Castle Sept 19 2-8-0-18 rush 6-74
∆∆ @ Waipahu Sept 26 5-11-0-88, 2 TD (32,6) rush 5-74, TD (2)
∆∆ Total 32-70-3-431, 5 TD; 45.7%; 6.2 YPA; 86.2 YPG; 112.43 QBR
rush 38-178; 4.7 YPC; 35.6 YPG
Extra point: The Seariders have won three in a row with Kaluhiokalani managing the offense.

18. (tie) Tuli Wily-Matagi, Kahuku >> Pupule rating: 84
∆∆ vs #10 Kapolei Aug 15 7-12-0-145, TD (20) rush 7-27 rec 1-1, TD (1)
∆∆ vs Waipahu Aug 22 3-5-0-36 rush 2-16, TD (10)
∆∆ vs McKinley (Ticky) Aug 29 11-18-0-147, 2 TD (10,15) rush 3-7
∆∆ @ Castle Sept 12 5-9-0-99 rush 4-13
∆∆ @ Kaiser Sept 19 6-13-3-157, TD (70) rush 7-81, TD (65)
∆∆ vs #4 Leilehua Sept 27 2-7-1-16 rush 8-5
∆∆ Total 34-64-4-600, 4 TD; 53.1%; 9.4 YPA; 100 YPG; 140 QBR
rush 23-144, 2 TD; 6.3 YPC; 28.8 YPG
Note: Committed to Utah as TE
Extra point: No question, the senior has worked hard to make the adjustment from TE to QB, learning two different offenses in less than two years under two coaches. What’s telling about the past two years and the offensive challenges of Kahuku is this: Two seasons ago, the JV team had a QB with a rocket arm and good mobility. Not the biggest kid, but he and WR Chance Maghanoy terrorized defenses with their chemistry down the field. He looked like a promising passer of the future for the Red Raiders. Then he transferred to Kalaheo. And word is that he’s now back at Kahuku, playing defensive back. Defensive back.

Jonovan-Taje Akaka-Foster, Baldwin >> Pupule rating: 83
∆∆ vs Edison (Calif) (WMS) Aug 23 14-28-0-94 rush
∆∆ vs Maui (WMS) Aug 29 9-19-2-77 rush 0-0
∆∆ vs Lahainaluna (WMS) Sept 6
∆∆ vs King Kekaulike (WMS) Sept 12 6-19-0-114, TD (22) rush 7-43, 2 TD (10,13)
∆∆ @ KS-Maui Sept 19 8-13-0-66 rush 8-81, TD (20)
∆∆ @ King Kekaulike Sept 26 12-28-0-196, 2 TD (30,37) rush 9-43
∆∆ Total 49-107-2-547, 3 TD; 46%; 5.1 YPA; 109.4 YPG; 94.25 QBR
rush 24-167, 3 TD; 7 YPC; 33.4 YPG

Micah Kanehailua, KS-Hawaii >> Pupule rating: 82
5-10, 160, Sr.
∆∆ @ Konawaena Aug 29 7-25-1-89, 2 TD rush 5-42, TD;
∆∆ @ #10 Hilo (Wong) Sep 5 25-49-2-277, 2 TD rush 0-0
∆∆ vs Kealakehe Sept 12 22-37-0-357, 5 TD (3,6,32,13,30) rush 0-0
∆∆ vs Waiakea Sept 19 17-29-3-149, 3 TD rush
∆∆ @ Hawaii Prep Sept 27 12-30-1-205, TD (79) rush ?
∆∆ Total 83-170-7-1,081, 13 TD; 48.8%; 216.2 YPG; 119.24 QBR
rush 5-42, TD
Extra point: He’s a gunslinger, a volume stat guy who is not just piling up numbers. Like Kawika Keama-Jacobe of Moanalua, Kanehailua can keep his team in a game with his passing. There’s a wide separation between elite QBs (experienced, mastery of the system, arm strength, accuracy) and QBs who are handoff machines, game managers. Kanehailua is somewhere in between, and if he peaks during the stretch run, the Warriors could win the BIIF D-II crown. They did score 28 at HPA in a loss.

Kawika Ulufale, St. Francis >> Pupule rating: 82
5-8, 162, So.
∆∆ @ Keaau Aug 16 22-28-1-224, 2 TD rush 14-58, TD
∆∆ vs Holy Trinity (Canada) Aug 23 6-8-0-98, TD rush 0-0
∆∆ vs Pac-Five (Aloha) Aug 29 17-28-0-158, 2 TD rush 12-45
∆∆ @ #3 Kamehameha Sept 5 8-20-1-48 rush 4-(-28)
∆∆ @ #1 Punahou Sept 13 5-9-1-32 rush 0-0
∆∆ vs #5 Saint Louis (Aloha) Sept. 27 14-26-2-189, TD (19) rush 5-15
∆∆ Total 72-119-5-749, 6 TD
rush 35-90
58-93-3-560, 5 TD; 62.4%; 6.0 YPA; 112 YPG; 124.24 QBR
rush 30-75, TD
Extra point: Best news for the Saints is that they emerged out of the murderer’s row of ILH D-I maulers (Kamehameha, Punahou, Saint Louis) relatively unscathed. I think. Ulufale and his teammates had the benefit of facing Saint Louis’ reserves for most of the night rather than their starters.

Kawika Homalon, King Kekaulike >> Pupule rating: 81
∆∆ vs Pac-Five Aug 16 4-13-0-98, 2 TD rush 20-129, 3 TD
∆∆ vs Lahainaluna (WMS) Aug 22 7-13-1-92 rush 14-31, TD
∆∆ @ KS-Maui Sept 5 1-5-0-2 rush 3-32
∆∆ vs Baldwin (WMS) Sept 12 DNP?
∆∆ vs Baldwin Sept 26 14-33-1-228, 3 TD (12,28,36) rush 0-0
∆∆ Total 26-64-2-420, 5 TD; 40.6%; 6.6 YPA; 105 YPG; 115.28 QBR
rush 37-192, 4 TD; 5.2 YPA; 48 YPG

Tevita Lino, Kaimuki >> Pupule rating: 80
∆∆ vs Anuenue (Kaiser Stadium) Aug 23 6-14-1-55, TD (36) rush 4-35
∆∆ @ Pearl City Aug 29 5-14-1-40, TD (8) rush 5-49
∆∆ vs Radford (Kaiser Stadium) Sept 6 8-17-0-48 rush 0-0
∆∆ @ Nanakuli Sept 13 12-19-0-131, 2 TD (13,5) rush 4-14
∆∆ vs Kalani (Kaiser Stadium) Sept 20 7-18-0-117, 2 TD (24,17) rush 7-(-5)
∆∆ @ Waialua Sept 26 5-18-2-49 rush 7-11
∆∆ Total 43-100-4-440, 6 TD; 43%; 4.4 YPA; 73.3 YPG; 91.76 QBR
rush 23-104; 4.5 YPC; 17.3 YPG

Willie Ewaliko, Castle >> Pupule rating: 79
5-8, 155, Jr.
∆∆ vs #7 Campbell Aug 15 DNP?
∆∆ @ Waipahu Aug 29 4-9-2-37 rush 5-24, TD
∆∆ @ #7 Leilehua Sept 5 12-23-3-168, 2 TD rush 9-73, TD
∆∆ vs #4 Kahuku Sept 12 13-33-1-118, TD (19) rush 10-20, TD (1)
∆∆ @ Waianae Sept 19 19-35-0-156, TD (5) rush 13-(-42)
∆∆ @ #10 Kaiser Sept 26 25-38-0-236, 2 TD (20,39) rush 6-35
∆∆ Total 73-138-6-715, 6 TD; 52.9%; 5.2 YPA; 143 YPG; 102.07 QBR
rush 43-110, 3 TD; 2.6 YPC; 22 YPG

Jordan Liilii, Aiea >> Pupule rating: 78
6-2, 230, Sr.
∆∆ @ Kaiser Aug 15 DNP?
∆∆ @ Kailua Aug 30 10-23-1-103, TD rush 3-2
∆∆ vs #5 Farrington (Ticky) Sept 6 9-21-2-59 rush 5-(-7)
∆∆ vs #2 Mililani Sept 12 11-22-3-195, 2 TD (17,31) rush 10-9
∆∆ @ Moanalua Sept 19 2-6-1-21 rush 2-15
∆∆ vs #8 Campbell Sept 27 0-0-0-0 rec 1-4
∆∆ Total 32-72-7-380, 2 TD; 44.4%; 5.3 YPA; 75 YPG; 78.5 QBR
rush 20-19
rec 1-4

Keanu Pratt, McKinley >> Pupule rating: 77
∆∆ vs #3 Kahuku (Ticky) Aug 29 6-10-0-43, TD rush 2-(-14)
∆∆ @ Waianae Sept 5 2-13-2-37, TD rush 0-0
∆∆ vs Kaiser (Ticky) Sept 12 12-23-2-89, TD rush 2-(-5)
∆∆ vs Waipahu (Ticky) Sept 20 7-13-1-47, TD (4) rush 5-(-27)
∆∆ Total 27-59-5-216, 4 TD; 45.8%; 3.7 YPA; 54 YPG; 81.94 QBR
rush 9-(-46)

Tyler Ching, Kalani >> Pupule rating: 76
∆∆ vs Waialua Aug 16 10-30-0-250, 4 TD; rush 3-1
∆∆ @ Kalaheo (Kailua field) Aug 23 8-28-1-98 rush 1-(-2)
∆∆ vs Anuenue (Kaiser Stadium) Aug 29 9-14-0-96 rush 1-(-8)
∆∆ @ Roosevelt Sept 5 7-16-0-6 rush 2-(-4)
∆∆ vs Radford (Kaiser Stadium) Sept 12 11-28-2-150 rush 5-(-29)
∆∆ vs Kaimuki (Kaiser Stadium) Sept 20 9-13-0-39 rush 6-(-8), TD
∆∆ Total 54-129-3-639, 4 TD; 41.9%; 5 YPA; 89.05 QBR
rush 18-(-50)


Keanu Furtado, Roosevelt >> Pupule rating: 75
6-1, 145, Sr.
∆∆ vs Pearl City Aug 15 13-27-0-78, TD rush 10-16
∆∆ vs Radford Aug 22 12-20-4-135, 2 TD rush 5-(-1)
∆∆ @ Nanakuli Aug 29
∆∆ vs Kalani Sept 5 0-0-0-0
∆∆ @ Waialua Sept 12 DNP?
∆∆ vs Kalaheo Sept 19 0-0-0-0 rec 6-86, TD (46)
∆∆ vs Anuenue Sept 26 W (forfeit)

Cameron Howes, Konawaena >> Pupule rating: 75
5-6, 165
∆∆ vs Kauai Aug 16 5-6-0-56, TD rush 18-63
∆∆ vs KS-Hawaii Aug 29 9-26-2-73, 0 TD rush 12-63
∆∆ @ Keaau Sept 5
∆∆ vs Waiakea Sept 13
∆∆ vs Hawaii Prep Sept 19 1-1-0-(-1) rush 19-48
∆∆ @ Honokaa Sept 26
∆∆ Total 15-33-2-128, TD; 45.5%; 3.9 YPA; 42.7 YPG; 75.92 QBR
rush 40-174

Dallas Labanon, Damien >> Pupule rating: 73
DB/QB/TE, 5-8, 175, Sr.
∆∆ @ Kauai (Vidinha) Aug 23 DNP?
∆∆ @ ‘Iolani Aug 29 16-31-3-186, TD rush 7-7, TD
∆∆ vs #1 Punahou (Aloha) Sept 5 4-25-0-82, TD rush 1-(-2)
∆∆ @ #3 Kamehameha Sept 11 5-15-2-28 rush 3-(-20)
∆∆ vs St Francis (Aloha) Sept 20 11-23-2-118, 4 TD (4,11,11,29) rush 0-0
∆∆ Total 36-94-7-334, 6 TD; 38.3%; 3.6 YPA; 83.5 YPG; 74.31 QBR
rush 11-(-15), TD

Stephen Lee, Castle >> Pupule rating: 72
6-1, 185, Sr.
∆∆ vs #7 Campbell Aug 15 25-44-3-173, T D rush
∆∆ @ Waipahu Aug 29 3-5-0-48 rush 3-5
∆∆ @ #7 Leilehua Sept 5 2-5-0-16 rush 8-29
∆∆ vs #4 Kahuku Sept 12 0-1-0-0 rush 1-(-4)
∆∆ @ Waianae Sept 19 5-11-1-55, TD (13) rush 2-11
∆∆ @ #10 Kaiser Sept 26 DNP?
∆∆ Total 36-65-4-292, 2 TD; 55.4%; 4.5 YPR; 58.4 YPG; 90.97 QBR
rush 13-45

Kobe Kato, Aiea >> Pupule rating: 70
5-9, 155, So.
∆∆ @ Kaiser Aug 15 12-32-1-68 rush 6-(-21)
∆∆ @ Kailua Aug 30 13-18-2-103, TD rush 4-(-24)
∆∆ vs #5 Farrington (Ticky) Sept 6 1-1-0-(-1) rush 1-(-11)
∆∆ vs #2 Mililani Sept 12 3-9-1-23 rush 1-1
∆∆ @ Moanalua Sept 19 17-39-0-263, TD (1) rush 5-9
∆∆ vs #8 Campbell Sept 27 11-26-2-87 rush 2-(-5)
∆∆ Total 57-125-6-543, 2 TD; 45.6%; 4.3 YPA; 90.5 YPG
rush 19-(-51)

Aaron Renaud, Kauai >> Pupule rating: 70
5-9, 160, So.
∆∆ @ Konawaena Aug 16 4-16-0-60 rush 5-(-23)
∆∆ vs Damien (Vidinha) Aug 23 4-14-2-20 rush 2-7
∆∆ vs Waimea (Vidinha) Sept 5 6-16-1-116, TD rush 3-17
∆∆ vs Kapaa (Vidinha) Sept 12 7-13-0-113 rush 0-0
∆∆ @ Waimea Sept 27 4-4-0-55, TD rush 0-0
∆∆ Total 25-63-3-364, 2 TD; 39.7%; 5.8 YPA; 72.8 YPG; 89.17 QBR
rush 10-1

Blais DeAsis, Waipahu >> Pupule rating: 68
5-10, 140, Jr.
∆∆ vs #6 Farrington Aug 16 8-19-3-75 rush 4-(-35)
∆∆ @ #5 Kahuku Aug 22 10-22-1-82 rush 6-(-32)
∆∆ vs Castle Aug 29 6-24-1-40 rush 4-(-36)
∆∆ @ Kaiser Sept 5 0-1-0-0 rush 3-(-8)
∆∆ vs #7 Leilehua Sept 12 7-16-1-69 rush 4-39
∆∆ vs McKinley (Ticky) Sept 20 19-28-0-283, 4 TD (11,11,22,46) rush 9-(-19)
∆∆ vs Waianae Sept 26 6-24-2-39 rush 5-13
∆∆ Total 56-134-8-588, 4 TD; 41.8%; 4.4 YPA; 98 YPG; 76.56 QBR
rush 35-(-78)

Royce Tashiro, Waialua >> Pupule rating: 68
6-1, 165, Jr.
∆∆ vs Kalani (Kaiser Stadium) Aug 16 3-12-0-35 rush 14-(-29)
∆∆ vs Pearl City Aug 23 10-25-2-121, TD rush 7-7
∆∆ @ Kalaheo (Kailua field) Aug 29 9-19-0-41 rush 0-0
∆∆ vs Nanakuli Sept 6 7-22-4-50, TD rec 4-9
∆∆ vs Roosevelt Sept 12 12-38-0-125, 2 TD (19,20) rush 8-34
∆∆ vs Kaimuki Sept 26 8-22-1-51 rush 9-45
∆∆ Total 50-138-7-382, 4 TD; 36.2%; 2.8 YPA; 63.7 YPG; 58.90 QBR
rush 42-66

Shelton Grace, Konawaena >> Pupule rating: 67
5-9, 195
∆∆ vs Kauai Aug 16 6-18-1-33, 0 TD rush 0-0 rec 2-30, TD;
∆∆ vs KS-Hawaii Aug 29 1-6-1-15, 0 TD rush 5-1
∆∆ @ Keaau Sept 5
∆∆ vs Waiakea Sept 13
∆∆ @ Konawaena Sept 19 16-26-0-190, 2 TD rush 0-0 rec
∆∆ @ Honokaa Sept 26
∆∆ Total 7-24-2-48, 0 TD; 2.0 YPA; 24 YPG; 29.3 QBR
rec 7-40, TD;

Tristan Futa, Kailua >> Pupule rating: 66
6-0, 195, Sr.
∆∆ vs #9 Leilehua (Aloha) Aug 16 5-13-2-86 rush 5-14
∆∆ @ #2 Mililani Aug 23 1-6-1-12 rush 7-(-17), TD;
∆∆ vs Aiea Aug 30 0-2-0-0 rush 3-(-15)
∆∆ @ #6 Campbell Sept 5 0-0-0-0 rush 0-0
∆∆ vs #5 Farrington Sept 12 DNP?
∆∆ @ Kapolei Sept 19 DNP?
∆∆ vs Moanalua Sept 27 DNP?
∆∆ Total 6-21-3-78, 0 TD; 28.6%; 3.7 YPA; 26.0 YPG; 31.20 QBR
rush 15-(-18), TD

Caelan Alejandro, Waialua >> Pupule rating: 62
5-9, 135, Sr.
∆∆ vs Kalani (Kaiser Stadium) Aug 16 7-17-2-44 rush 7-(-7)
∆∆ vs Pearl City Aug 23 0-2-0-0 rush 2-3
∆∆ @ Kalaheo (Kailua field) Aug 29 DNP?
∆∆ vs Nanakuli Sept 6 0-0-0-0 rec 2-19
∆∆ vs Roosevelt Sept 12 DNP?
∆∆ vs Kaimuki Sept 26 DNP?
∆∆ Total 7-19-2-44, 0 TD; 36.8; 2.3 YPA; 22 YPG; 35.24 QBR
rush 9-(-4)
rec 2-19

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Mana Kahooilihala, Roosevelt
5-11, 150, Jr.
∆∆ vs Kalani Sept 5 6-25-1-111 rush 3-(-37)
∆∆ @ Waialua Sept 12 12-30-6-107, TD rush 2-(-1)
∆∆ vs Kalaheo Sept 19 10-23-1-138, TD (46) rush 3-(-21)
∆∆ vs Anuenue Sept 26 W (forfeit)
∆∆ Total 28-78-8-356, 2 TD; 35.9%; 4.6 YPA; 118.7 YPG; 62.18 QBR

Jorell Pontes, Waianae
5-8, 135, So.
∆∆ vs Moanalua Aug 15 4-8-2-27 rush 3-(-4)
∆∆ @ #10 Kaiser Aug 22 DNP?
∆∆ vs #7 Leilehua Aug 29 1-3-0-15, TD rush 0-0
∆∆ vs McKinley Sept 5 DNP?
∆∆ vs Castle Sept 19 DNP?
∆∆ @ Waipahu Sept 26 1-1-0-25 rush 1-(-2)

Gavin Marques, Waipahu
6-0, 178, Jr.
∆∆ @ Kaiser Sept 5 8-18-1-117 rush 11-(-6)
∆∆ vs #7 Leilehua Sept 12 2-4-0-49 rush 0-0
∆∆ vs McKinley (Ticky) Sept 20 0-0-0-0
∆∆ vs Waianae Sept 26 0-0-0-0 rush 1-5

Martin Tigilau, Kailua
5-11, 180, Jr.
∆∆ vs Aiea Aug 30 4-16-2-54, TD rush 8-8
∆∆ @ #6 Campbell Sept 5 0-8-1-0 rush 1-(-2)
∆∆ vs #5 Farrington Sept 12 DNP?
∆∆ @ Kapolei Sept 19 1-6-0-5 rush 4-(-14) rec 2-18
∆∆ vs Moanalua Sept 27 0-0-0-0 rush 0-0 rec 1-33, TD (33)

Noah Auld, Kailua >> Pupule rating: 82
∆∆ vs #5 Farrington Sept 12 5-15-0-64 rush 4-8 Note: returned from injury (concussion)
∆∆ @ Kapolei Sept 19 9-18-0-74 rush 4-(-1)
∆∆ vs Moanalua Sept 27 16-30-1-195, 2 TD (13,33) rush 4-29
∆∆ Total 30-63-1-333, 2 TD; 47.6%; 5.3 YPA; 111 YPG; 99.32 QBR

Koa Ellis Jr., Hawaii Prep
QB/S, 5-10, 160, Sr.
∆∆ @ Hilo (Wong) Aug 30 15-27-2-159, 2 TD rush 0-0
∆∆ @ Konawaena Sept 19 16-41-1-164, 2 TD (2,22) rush 4-28
∆∆ vs KS-Hawaii Sept 27 14-32-1-198, 3 TD (65,40,9) rush ?

Brandon Sevellino, Nanakuli
QB/WR, 5-7, 120, Jr.
∆∆ vs Kalaheo Aug 16 22-39-1-271, 3 TD rush 12-89, TD
∆∆ vs Roosevelt Aug 29 DNP?
∆∆ vs Anuenue Sept 19 1-1-0-33
∆∆ vs Pearl City Sept 26 0-1-0-0
∆∆ Total 3 gm 23-41-1-271, 3 TD
rush 12-89, TD

Nicholas Kapule, Punahou
∆∆ vs Damien (Aloha) Sept 5 10-12-2-256, 3 TD (39,20,61) rush 0-0
∆∆ vs St. Francis Sept 13 3-6-0-19 rush 0-0
∆∆ vs ‘Iolani Sept 27 10-14-1-85 rush 6-14
∆∆ Total 23-32-3-360, 3 TD: 71.9%; 11.3 YPA; 120 YPG; 178.56 QBR
rush 6-14

Jackson Farringer, Punahou
∆∆ vs Damien (Aloha) Sept 5 5-5-0-67 rush 5-0, TD (6)

Bransen Apao, Damien
QB/WR/DE, 6-1, 190, Jr.
∆∆ @ Kauai (Vidinha) Aug 23 13-18-0-163, TD rush 8-21, 2 TD
∆∆ @ ‘Iolani Aug 29 0-0-0-0 rush 0-0 rec 5-65
∆∆ vs #1 Punahou (Aloha) Sept 5 DNP?
∆∆ @ #3 Kamehameha Sept 11 1-1-0-12 rush 1-4 rec 1-(-7)
∆∆ vs St Francis (Aloha) Sept 20 DNP?

Kainoakeola Sanchez, KS-Maui
∆∆ vs Maui (WMS) Aug 21 DNP?
∆∆ vs Lahainaluna (WMS) Aug 30 DNP?
∆∆ vs King Kekaulike Sept 5 19-28-1-165, TD rush 0-0
∆∆ vs Baldwin Sept 19
∆∆ vs #9 Lahainaluna Sept 27 DNP?

Sione Atuekaho, Hilo
6-2, 200
∆∆ vs Waiakea (Wong) Aug 16
∆∆ vs Hawaii Prep (Wong) Aug 30 9-18-0-127, 3 TD rush 0-0
∆∆ vs KS-Hawaii (Wong) Sept 5 9-21-5-154, 2 TD rush 0-0
∆∆ @ Honokaa Sept 12
∆∆ @ Kealakehe Sept 20 7-22-0-104 rush 13-7

Blaze Umiamaka, St. Francis
6-1, 170, Sr.
∆∆ @ #1 Punahou Sept 13 7-13-2-72 rush 0-0
∆∆ vs #5 Saint Louis (Aloha) Sept. 27 5-10-2-31 rush 2-(-4)

K. Wilson, Kealakehe
∆∆ @ KS-Hawaii Sept 12 11-27-0-116, TD (11)
∆∆ vs Hilo Sept 20 7-16-2-28 rush 0-0


S. Iona, Kealakehe
∆∆ @ KS-Hawaii Sept 12 1-2-0-39, TD (39)
∆∆ vs Hilo Sept 20

SUMMARY
Maybe it’s just the exhilaration of seeing so much good QB play, but have we ever had a season with this kind of production at the position at this many programs? Milton’s astounding vision, decisiveness and foot speed are producing big numbers. Same with Tagovailoa, who is one year younger. He’s got such a good grasp of Ron Lee’s offense, and it’s not a stretch to say that he’s further along as a sophomore than Milton was last year at that age. These two are capable of a 300/200 game (passing and rushing yardage) against anybody in the state. In other words, there’s a real, if difficult, possibility that one or both of them will put together a 3,000/2,000 season in 2015, and as far as I know, no Hawaii QB has done this.

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