Top Players & Watch List: RBs 9/11

Kaiser's Jensen McDaniel is tops among all Oahu schools with 483 rushing yards in three games. Photo by Darryl Oumi/Special to the Star-Advertiser
Kaiser’s Jensen McDaniel is tops among all Oahu schools with 483 rushing yards in three games. Photo by Darryl Oumi/Special to the Star-Advertiser

TOP PLAYERS
And Players To Watch list
Updated 9/10
Statistics as of Sept. 7

RUNNING BACKS
1. (tie) Vavae Malepeai, Mililani, 6-0, 200, Jr. >> Pupule rating: 97
∆∆ vs #3 Saint Louis Aug 16 rush 25-112, 2 TD; rec 1-15
∆∆ vs Kailua Aug 23 rush 9-80, 3 TD; rec 0-0
∆∆ @ #10 Kapolei Aug 30 rush 15-156, 2 TD; rec 0-0
∆∆ Total rush 49-348, 7 TD; 7.1 YPC 115.8 YPG;
rec 1-15 YPC 5.7 YPG; 96.0

1. (tie) Ranan Mamiya, Farrington >> Pupule rating: 97
5-11, 170, Sr.
∆∆ vs Waipahu (Aloha) Aug 16 rush 4-124, 3 TD (25, 61, 31)
∆∆ vs #9 Kapolei (Ticky) Aug 23 rush 11-128, 2 TD (7, 21) rec 2-25 KR 89-yd TD;
∆∆ @ Moanalua Aug 29 rush 14-97, 3 TD (18, 25, 16) rec 3-26
∆∆ vs Aiea (Ticky) Sept 6 rush 6-34, TD (1) rec 1-3 PR 60-yd TD; pass 1-1-0-71, TD;
∆∆ Total rush 35-383, 9 TD; 10.9 YPC 95.8 YPG;
rec 6-54
KR – TD;
PR – TD;
PASS – TD;


3. Wayne Taulapapa, Punahou >> Pupule rating: 96
5-11, 185, Jr.
∆∆ vs #7 Saint Louis (Aloha) Aug 29 rush 15-161 rec 3-21
∆∆ vs Damien (Aloha) Sept 5 rush 11-57, 2 TD (13,1) rec 0-0
∆∆ Total rush 26-218, 2 TD; 8.4 YPC 109 YPG;
rec 3-21

4. Kesi Ah-Hoy, Kahuku, 6-1, 192, So. >> Pupule rating: 95
∆∆ vs #10 Kapolei Aug 15 rush 12-97, TD (38) rec 2-69 KR 94-yd TD;
∆∆ vs Waipahu Aug 22 rush 3-23 rec 2-26
∆∆ vs McKinley (Ticky) Aug 29 rush 9-115, 3 TD (41, 18, 12) rec 1-20
∆∆ @ Castle Sept 12
∆∆ Total rush 24-235, 3 TD; 9.8 YPC 78.3 YPG;
rec 5-115
KR – TD

5. Jensen McDaniel, Kaiser >> Pupule rating: 93
Jr.
∆∆ vs Aiea Aug 15 rush 24-162, 4 TD (70) rec 3-29
∆∆ vs Waianae Aug 22 rush 22-159, TD (76) rec 1-8
∆∆ vs Waipahu Sept 5 rush 14-162, 2 TD (52, 43) rec 1-34
∆∆ vs McKinley Sept 12
∆∆ Total rush 60-483, 7 TD; 8.1 YPC 161 YPG
rec 5-71

6. Daniel Kelley, Maui, 5-7, 200, Jr. >> Pupule rating: 91
∆∆ vs Kealakehe (WMS) Aug 15 rush 28-216, TD
∆∆ vs KS-Maui (WMS) Aug 21 rush 14-150, 2 TD
∆∆ vs Baldwin (WMS) Aug 29 rush 10-50, TD
∆∆ vs Lahainaluna (WMS) Sept 13
∆∆ Total rush 52-416, 4 TD; 8.0 YPC 138.7 YPG;

7. (tie) Terell Johnson, Campbell >> Pupule rating: 90
6-0, 200, Jr.
∆∆ vs Castle Aug 15 rush 11-148 yards, TD (70)
∆∆ vs Moanalua Aug 22 rush 18-127, 2 TD (40) rec 1-6
∆∆ vs Kailua Sept 5 rush 9-5 rec 3-31, TD (10)
∆∆ Total rush 38-280, 3 TD; 7.4 YPC; 73.3 YPG;
rec 4-47, TD;

7. (tie) K.J. Pascua, ‘Iolani >> Pupule rating: 90
5-5, 157, So.
∆∆ vs Mino Jiyu (Japan) Aug 16 rush 15-120, 2 TD; rec
∆∆ vs Damien Aug 29 rush 23-132, TD; rec 1-39
∆∆ #8 Saint Louis Sept 13
∆∆ Total rush 38-252, 3 TD;
6.6 YPC 126.0 YPG;
rec 1-39

7. (tie) Tristin Spikes, Hilo >> Pupule rating: 90
5-8, 175, Sr. 
∆∆ vs Waiakea (Wong) Aug 16 rush 12-112, no other stats available
∆∆ vs Hawaii Prep (Wong) Aug 30 rush 9-98, TD rec 3-63, TD
∆∆ vs KS-Hawaii (Wong) Sept 5 rush 25-114, TD rec 0-0

10. (tie) Kaulana Apelu, Kamehameha >> Pupule rating: 89 (injured)
5-10, 185, Sr.
∆∆ @ Del Oro (Calif.) Aug 29 rush 10-79 rec 3-42

10. (tie) Challen Faamatau, Farrington >> Pupule rating: 89
5-10, 183, So.
∆∆ vs Waipahu (Aloha) Aug 16 rush 5-28 rec 1-6
∆∆ vs #9 Kapolei (Ticky) Aug 23 rush 15-68 rec 0-0
∆∆ @ Moanalua Aug 29 rush 16-115, TD rec 2-24, TD
∆∆ vs Aiea (Ticky) Sept 6 rush 7-86, 2 TD (1, 4) rec 2-36
∆∆ Total rush 43-297, 3 TD; 6.9 YPC 74.3 YPG;
rec 5-66, TD

10. (tie) Ace Faumui, Kalani >> Pupule rating: 89
∆∆ vs Waialua Aug 16 rush 0-0
∆∆ @ Kalaheo (Kailua field) Aug 23 rush 0-0
∆∆ vs Anuenue (Kaiser Stadium) Aug 29 rush 8-108, 4 TD (50, 6, 2, 11), 2-pt run rec 0-0
∆∆ @ Roosevelt Sept 5 rush 14-151, TD; rec 2-(-10)
∆∆ Total rush 22-259, 5 TD; 11.8 YPC 129.5 YPG
rec 2-(-10)

13. (tie) Jhustin Balisacan, Kauai >> Pupule rating: 88
5-9, 170, Jr.
∆∆ @ Konawaena Aug 16 rush 12-76 rec 2-35
∆∆ vs Damien (Vidinha) Aug 23 rush 24-160, 3 TD rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Waimea (Vidinha) Sept 5 DNP?
∆∆ Total rush 36-236, 3 TD; 6.6 YPC 118 YPG
rec 2-35

13. (tie) Onosai Emelio, Maui, 6-0, 225, Sr. >> Pupule rating: 88
∆∆ vs Kealakehe (WMS) Aug 15 DNP
∆∆ vs KS-Maui (WMS) Aug 21 rush 16-111, TD;
∆∆ vs Baldwin (WMS) Aug 29 rush 8-84, TD;
∆∆ Total rush 24-195, 2 TD; 8.1 YPC 92.5 YPG;

13. (tie) Dominic Maneafaiga, Pearl City >> Pupule rating: 88
∆∆ vs Roosevelt Aug 15 rush 14-83, 2 TD PR 44-yd TD
∆∆ @ Waialua Aug 23 rush 9-47, 2 TD rec 3-52
∆∆ vs Kaimuki Aug 29 rush 7-148, 2 TD (62, 20) rec 3-23, TD KR 81-yd TD
∆∆ vs Anuenue Sept 5 forfeit W
∆∆ Total rush 30-278, 5 TD; 9.3 YPC 92.7 YPG
rec 6-75, TD
KR – TD

13. (tie) Randy Neverson, Leilehua, 6-0, 205, Sr. >> Pupule rating: 88
∆∆ vs Kailua Aug 16 rush 3-22 rec 2-64
∆∆ vs McKinley Aug 22 rush 10-51, TD rec 0-0
∆∆ @ #9 Waianae Aug 29 rush 6-43, TD rec 1-17, TD pass 1-1-0-36, TD KR 57-yd ret
∆∆ vs Castle Sept 5 DNP?
∆∆ Total rush 19-116, 2 TD; 6.1 YPC; 38.7 YPG;
rec 3-81, TD;
pass 1-1-0-36, TD;

17. (tie) Michael Feliciano, Moanalua >> Pupule rating: 86
∆∆ @ #8 Waianae Aug 15 rush 17-70, TD rec 0-0
∆∆ @ #7 Campbell Aug 22 rush 11-39 rec 3-31, TD
∆∆ vs #5 Farrington Aug 29 rush 2-1 rec 10-154, TD
∆∆ vs Kapolei Sept 5 rush 7-27 rec 2-26
∆∆ Total rush 37-137, TD; 3.7 YPC; 34.3 YPG
rec 15-211, 2 TD; 14.1 YPR; 52.8 YPG

17. (tie) Ikaika Piceno, Leilehua, 5-8, 185, Sr. >> Pupule rating: 86
∆∆ vs Kailua Aug 16 rush 11-126, 2 TD (long 71 yd)
∆∆ vs McKinley Aug 22 rush 0-0 rec 1-33
∆∆ @ #9 Waianae Aug 29 DNP?
∆∆ vs Castle Sept 5 rush 12-52, TD; rec 2-62, 2 TD;
∆∆ Total rush 23-178, 3 TD; 7.7 YPC; 44.5 YPG;
rec 3-95, 2 TD;

17. (tie) Makaila Haina-Horswill, Nanakuli >> Pupule rating: 86
5-6, 166, Sr.
∆∆ vs Kalaheo Aug 16 rush 16-160, 2 TD rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Roosevelt Aug 29 rush 4-57, TD rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Waialua Sept 6 rush 9-21 rec 1-8, TD
∆∆ Total rush 29-248, 3 TD; 8.6 YPC; 82.7 YPG

17. (tie) Trensten Spragling, Kapolei >> Pupule rating: 86
5-8, 170, Sr.
∆∆ @ #5 Kahuku Aug 15 rush 8-29
∆∆ @ #6 Farrington (Ticky) Aug 23 rush 18-74
∆∆ vs #2 Mililani Aug 30 rush 2-(-3)
∆∆ @ Moanalua Sept 5 rush 14-87, 2 TD (11, 21)
∆∆ Total rush 42-187, 2 TD; 4.5 YPC; 46.8 YPG;

Jared Rocha-Islas, Lahainaluna, 5-8, 189, Sr. >> Pupule rating: 85
∆∆ @ Kapaa (Vidinha) Aug 16 rush 10-56 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs King Kekaulike (WMS) Aug 22 rush 10-76, 2 TD rec 1-8
∆∆ vs KS-Maui (WMS) Aug 30 rush 8-78 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Baldwin (WMS) Sept 6
∆∆ Total rush 28-210, 2 TD; 7.5 YPC 70.0 YPG
rec 1-8

Leighton Rosa, St. Francis >> Pupule rating: 85
RB/CB, 5-6, 145, So.
∆∆ @ Keaau Aug 16 rush 116 yd, TD
∆∆ vs Holy Trinity (Canada) Aug 23 rush 14-84, TD rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Pac-Five (Aloha) Aug 29 rush 19-91 rec 1-5
∆∆ @ #3 Kamehameha Sept 5 rush 2-5 rec 0-0
∆∆ Total rush 180 yd, 2 TD rec 1-5

Freedom Alualu, Farrington >> Pupule rating: 84
5-8, 252, So.
∆∆ vs Waipahu (Aloha) Aug 16 rush 1-7
∆∆ vs #9 Kapolei (Ticky) Aug 23 rush 0-0
∆∆ @ Moanalua Aug 29 rush 3-30 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Aiea (Ticky) Sept 6 rush 2-21 rec 0-0
∆∆ Total rush 6-58
Note Prime blocker as FB.

Ronald Matautia, Kapolei >> Pupule rating: 84
LB/RB, 5-11, 205, Sr.
∆∆ @ #5 Kahuku Aug 15 rush 6-36, TD
∆∆ @ #6 Farrington (Ticky) Aug 23 rush 7-26
∆∆ vs #2 Mililani Aug 30 rush 2-2 rec 0-0
∆∆ @ Moanalua Sept 5 rush 8-64, 2 TD (3, 6)
∆∆ Total rush 23-128, 3 TD; 5.6 YPC 32 YPG;
Note: Full-time LB.

Storm Lotomau, ‘Iolani >> Pupule rating: 83
5-4, 167, Sr.
∆∆ vs Mino Jiyu (Japan) Aug 16 rush 10-89, 2 TD
∆∆ vs Damien Aug 29 rush 8-35, TD rec 0-0
∆∆ #8 Saint Louis Sept 13
∆∆ Total rush 18-124, 3 TD; 6.9 YPC 62.0 YPG
rec 0-0

Austin May, Campbell >> Pupule rating: 83
Sr.
∆∆ vs Castle Aug 15 rush 7-38, TD;
∆∆ vs Moanalua Aug 22 rush 12-80, TD; rec 1-4
∆∆ vs Kailua Sept 5 rush 6-27 rec 1-21
∆∆ @ Kapolei Sept 12
∆∆ Total rush 25-148, 2 TD; 5.5 YPC 49.3 YPG;
rec 2-25

Heisman Hosoda, Punahou >> Pupule rating: 82
∆∆ vs #7 Saint Louis (Aloha) Aug 29 rush 5-28 rec 3-56, TD;
∆∆ vs Damien (Aloha) Sept 5 rush 0-0 rec 5-94, TD (20)
∆∆ Total rush 5-28
rec 8-150, 2 TD

Bugsy Tui, Farrington >> Pupule rating: 82
FB, 5-7, 248, Sr.
∆∆ vs Waipahu (Aloha) Aug 16 rush 1-0
∆∆ vs #9 Kapolei (Ticky) Aug 23 rush 5-23 rec 1-1
∆∆ @ Moanalua Aug 29 rush 1-4 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Aiea (Ticky) Sept 6 rush 4-45 rec 0-0
∆∆ Total rush 11-92
rec 1-1

Raymond Caayon, Saint Louis >> Pupule rating 80
5-9, 175, Sr.
∆∆ vs Mililani Aug 16 rush 10-41, fumble rec 1-(-6)
∆∆ vs St. John Bosco (Calif) Aug 22 rush 1-3
∆∆ vs #1 Punahou (Aloha) Aug 29 rush 12-75
∆∆ vs Pac-Five (Aloha) Sept 5 DNP?
∆∆ @ ‘Iolani Sept 13
∆∆ Total rush 23-129 5.6 YPC 43 YPG;
rec 1-6

Kekoa Kaluahine-Cacal, Kapaa >> Pupule rating: 79
5-6, 175, Jr.
∆∆ vs Lahainaluna (Vidinha) Aug 16 rush 19-61
∆∆ @ Waimea Aug 29 rush 14-72
∆∆ Total rush 33-133 4.0 YPC 66.5 YPG;


Jrue Williams, Kahuku >> Pupule rating: 79
∆∆ vs #10 Kapolei Aug 15 rush 7-43
∆∆ vs Waipahu Aug 22 rush 3-18
∆∆ vs McKinley (Ticky) Aug 29 rush 3-12
∆∆ Total rush 13-73

John Barbieto, Waianae >> Pupule rating: 78
5-8, 145, Sr.
∆∆ vs Moanalua Aug 15 rush 2-10 rec 0-0
∆∆ @ #10 Kaiser Aug 22 rush 17-68, TD; rec 1-6
∆∆ vs #7 Leilehua Aug 29 rush 12-31 rec 4-32
∆∆ vs McKinley Sept 5 rush 10-106, 2 TD; rec 0-0
∆∆ Total rush 41-215 5.2 YPC 53 YPG;
rec 5-38

Bubba Ellis-Noa, Konawaena >> Pupule rating: 78
5-8, 205
∆∆ vs Kauai Aug 16 rush 12-67, TD
∆∆ vs KS-Hawaii Aug 29 rush 12-26, TD
∆∆ @ Keaau Sept 5
∆∆ Total 24-93, 2 TD; 3.9 YPC 46.5 YPG;

Jurick Valdez, Waianae >> Pupule rating: 78
5-6, 155, Jr.
∆∆ vs Moanalua Aug 15 rush 18-73, 2 TD rec 3-36
∆∆ @ #10 Kaiser Aug 22 rush 10-18 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs #7 Leilehua Aug 29 rush 3-14 rec 1-(-3)
∆∆ vs McKinley Sept 5 DNP?
∆∆ Total rush 31-105, 2 TD; 3.4 YPC 38.3 YPG;
rec 4-33

Reupena Fitisemanu, Kahuku, 6-0, 265, Sr. (ILB/FB) >> Pupule rating: 75
∆∆ vs #10 Kapolei Aug 15 rush 6-25
∆∆ vs Waipahu Aug 22 DNP
∆∆ vs McKinley (Ticky) Aug 29 rush 0-0
∆∆ @ Castle Sept 12
∆∆ Total rush 6-25

Gage Quinabo-Reis, Kalani >> Pupule rating: 75
∆∆ vs Waialua Aug 16 rush 11-44 rec 1-10
∆∆ @ Kalaheo (Kailua field) Aug 23 DNP?
∆∆ vs Anuenue (Kaiser Stadium) Aug 29 DNP?
∆∆ @ Roosevelt Sept 5 DNP?

Maika Teal, St. Francis >> Pupule rating: 75
RB/SB, 5-5, 140, Sr.
∆∆ @ Keaau Aug 16
∆∆ vs Holy Trinity (Canada) Aug 23 rush 4-101, TD; rec 1-30
∆∆ vs Pac-Five (Aloha) Aug 29 rush 6-48, TD; rec 2-8
∆∆ @ #3 Kamehameha Sept 5 rush 4-(-16) rec 1-3
∆∆ Total rush 14-133, 2 TD; rec 4-41

Ekolu Young, Kapolei >> Pupule rating: 75
5-10, 200, Sr.
∆∆ @ #5 Kahuku Aug 15 rush 11-27
∆∆ @ #6 Farrington (Ticky) Aug 23 rush 4-16
∆∆ vs #2 Mililani Aug 30 rush 4-(-4), fumble rec 3-46
∆∆ @ Moanalua Sept 5 rush 6-25 rec 0-0
∆∆ Total rush 25-64

Bishop Moore, Roosevelt >> Pupule rating: 75
5-4, 135, Sr.
∆∆ vs Pearl City Aug 15 rush 14-16
∆∆ vs Radford Aug 22 rush 10-52 (INJ – knee)
∆∆ Total rush 24-68

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Soli Afalava, Kahuku, 6-2, 201, Sr. 
∆∆ vs #10 Kapolei Aug 15 rush 6-25
∆∆ vs Waipahu Aug 22 rush 0-0
∆∆ vs McKinley (Ticky) Aug 29 rush 0-0
∆∆ @ Castle Sept 12
∆∆ Total rush 6-25
Note Full-time at safety this year.

Sunshine Anuenue, Nanakuli
5-7, 195, Jr.
∆∆ vs Roosevelt Aug 29 rush 13-90 rec 0-0

Algene Kelekolio, Konawaena
5-4, 135
∆∆ vs Kauai Aug 16 rush 0-0
∆∆ vs KS-Hawaii Aug 29 rush 0-0
∆∆ @ Keaau Sept 5

Elijah Gouveia-McCarthy, Kapaa
5-8, 160, Sr.
∆∆ vs Lahainaluna (Vidinha) Aug 16 rush 14-74, TD;
∆∆ @ Waimea (Hanapepe) Aug 29 DNP?

Soane Vaohea, Maui
∆∆ vs Kealakehe (WMS) Aug 15 DNP?
∆∆ vs KS-Maui (WMS) Aug 21
∆∆ vs Baldwin (WMS) Aug 29 rush 7-53 rec 2-30

Keenan Luis, Baldwin
∆∆ vs Edison (Calif) WMS) Aug 23 rush 3-5, 0 TD;
∆∆ vs Maui (WMS) Aug 29 rush 12-87, TD;
∆∆ vs Lahainaluna (WMS) Sept 6

Donovan Defang, Lahainaluna
∆∆ @ Kapaa (Vidinha) Aug 16 rush 12-53 rec
∆∆ vs King Kekaulike (WMS) Aug 22 DNP?
∆∆ vs KS-Maui (WMS) Aug 30 DNP?
∆∆ vs Baldwin (WMS) Sept 6

Ansen Cabanilla, Lahainaluna
∆∆ @ Kapaa (Vidinha) Aug 16
∆∆ vs King Kekaulike (WMS) Aug 22 rush 4-62, TD;
∆∆ vs KS-Maui (WMS) Aug 30 rush 0-0 rec 2-28
∆∆ vs Baldwin (WMS) Sept 6

Samson Low, Damien
RB/DB, 5-6, 148, Sr.
∆∆ @ Kauai (Vidinha) Aug 23 rush 8-43 rec 1-16
∆∆ @ ‘Iolani Aug 29 rush 14-62 rec 2-10
∆∆ vs #1 Punahou (Aloha) Sept 5 rush 8-11 rec 0-0
∆∆ Total rush 30-116 rec 3-26

Kepono Kawaaloa, Damien
RB/DB, 5-6, 153, Jr.
∆∆ @ Kauai (Vidinha) Aug 23 rush 9-25 rec 3-18
∆∆ @ ‘Iolani Aug 29 rush 2-5 rec 1-7
∆∆ vs #1 Punahou (Aloha) Sept 5 rush 3-5 rec 0-0

Ikaika Chong-Kee, KS-Maui
∆∆ vs Maui (WMS) Aug 21 rush 9-9 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Lahainaluna (WMS) Aug 30 rush 8-17 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs King Kekaulike Sept 5 rush 16-114, TD; rec 0-0
∆∆ Total rush 33-140, TD

Kawika Akahi, King Kekaulike
∆∆ @ KS-Maui Sept 5 rush 14-134, TD; rec 0-0

Makoa Freitas, Kamehameha
∆∆ vs. St. Francis Sept 5 rush 14-82, 2 TD (3, 2) rec 0-0

Jordan Bayudan, Kamehameha
∆∆ St. Francis Sept 5 rush 11-79, TD (32) rec 0-0

Kaysan Nakatsu, Kamehameha
∆∆ St. Francis Sept 5 rush 10-54, TD (11) rec 0-0

Keith Jones II, Kaiser
Jr.
∆∆ vs Waianae Aug 22
∆∆ vs Waipahu Sept 5 rush 16-135, TD (8) rec 1-6

Kaeo Batacan, KS-Hawaii
5-5, 140, Jr.
∆∆ @ Konawaena Aug 29 rush 22-72 rec 1-4
∆∆ @ #10 Hilo (Wong) Sept 5 rush 9-23 rec 0-0
∆∆ Total rush 31-95 3 YPC 47.5 YPG
rec 1-4

Kyrus Rapacon, Kauai
RB/TE/DE, 5-10, 235, Sr.
∆∆ @ Konawaena Aug 16 DNP?
∆∆ vs Damien (Vidinha) Aug 23 rush 8-10 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Waimea (Vidinha) Sept 5 rush 20-136, TD; rec 0-0


Not playing
3. Jordan Ross, ‘Iolani, 5-8, 164, Jr. >> Pupule rating: 88

SUMMARY
A lot of quality RBs again this season. There are a few who are fullbacks with huge roles as blockers, and there are pass catchers out of the backfield. Mamiya moves into a tie at No. 1 with Malepeai. It’s not common for a player to score in so many different ways: rushing, receiving, kickoff return, punt return, passing. If he adds fumble return and interception return for TDs, that would take the cake.

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