Top Players & Watch List: WRs 9/11

Pac-Five's Tsubasa Brennan tried to elude Toa Augafa of Saint Louis. HSA photo by Bruce Asato
Pac-Five’s Tsubasa Brennan tried to elude Toa Augafa of Saint Louis. HSA photo by Bruce Asato

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Updated 9/10
Statistics as of Sept. 7

WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS
1. Kanawai Noa, Punahou, 6-1, 185, Sr. >> Pupule rating: 99
∆∆ #7 Saint Louis (Aloha) Aug 29 rec 7-242, 3 TD
∆∆ vs Damien (Aloha) Sept 5 rec 2-36 PR 66-yd TD;
∆∆ Total rec 9-278, 3 TD; 30.9 YPR; 139 YPG
PR – TD

2. Tsubasa Brennan, Pac-Five >> Pupule rating: 96
∆∆ vs King Kekaulike Aug 16 rec 19-292, 4 TD
∆∆ vs St. Francis (Aloha) Aug 19 rec 11-144, 2 TD
∆∆ vs #8 Saint Louis (Aloha) Sept 5 rec 14-119, TD
∆∆ Total rec 44-555, 7 TD; 12.6 YPR; 185 YPG


3. (tie) Kalakaua Timoteo, Mililani, 6-1, 195, Jr. >> Pupule rating: 91
∆∆ vs #3 Saint Louis Aug 16 rec 9-167, TD
∆∆ vs Kailua Aug 23 rec 4-134, TD
∆∆ vs #10 Kapolei Aug 30 rec 6-79
∆∆ Total rec 19-380, 2 TD; 20.0 YPR; 126.7 YPG

3. (tie) Kainoa Wilson, Mililani, 5-11, 155, Sr. >> Pupule rating 91
∆∆ vs #3 Saint Louis Aug 16 rec 8-161, 2 TD; pass 1-1-0-33
∆∆ vs Kailua Aug 23 DNP (collarbone)
∆∆ vs #10 Kapolei Aug 30 DNP (collarbone)
∆∆ Total rec 8-161, 2 TD; 20.1 YPR; 161 YPG

5. (tie) Sean Kinel, Pac-Five >> Pupule rating: 90
∆∆ vs King Kekaulike Aug 16 rec 4-133, TD
∆∆ vs St. Francis (Aloha) Aug 29 rec 5-85, 2 TD
∆∆ vs #8 Saint Louis (Aloha) Sept 5 rec 6-116, TD
∆∆ Total rec 15-334, 4 TD; 22.3 YPR; 111.3 YPG

5. (tie) Micah Ma‘a, Punahou, 6-4, Sr. >> Pupule rating: 90
∆∆ #7 Saint Louis (Aloha) Aug 29 rec 5-66, TD;
∆∆ vs Damien (Aloha) Sept 5 rec 2-100, 2 TD (39, 61)
∆∆ Total rec 7-166, 3 TD

7. (tie) Keoni-Kordell Makekau, ‘Iolani >> Pupule rating: 89
5-9, 162, Jr.
∆∆ vs Mino Jiyu (Japan) Aug 16 rec 1-18
∆∆ vs Damien Aug 29 rec 9-154, TD (61)
∆∆ #8 Saint Louis Sept 13
∆∆ Total rec 10-172, TD; 17.2 YPR; 86 YPG

7. (tie) Keanu Souza, Saint Louis >> Pupule rating: 89
∆∆ vs Mililani Aug 16 rec 7-107, 2 TD
∆∆ vs St. John Bosco (Calif) Aug 22 rec 1-3
∆∆ vs #1 Punahou (Aloha) Aug 29 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Pac-Five (Aloha) Sept 5 rec 2-54, TD (46)
∆∆ @ ‘Iolani Sept 13
∆∆ Total rec 10-164, 3 TD; 16.4 YPR; 41 YPG

7. (tie) Isain Wong, Nanakuli >> Pupule rating: 89
5-6, 130, Jr.
∆∆ vs Kalaheo Aug 16 5-169, TD
∆∆ vs Roosevelt Aug 29 4-105, TD
∆∆ @ Waialua Sept 6 DNP?
∆∆ Total 9-174, 2 TD; 19.3 YPR; 87 YPG

10. (tie) Karson Cruz, Moanalua 6-1, 180, Sr. >> Pupule rating: 88
∆∆ @ #8 Waianae Aug 15 rec 2-43
∆∆ @ #7 Campbell Aug 22 rec 2-16
∆∆ vs #5 Farrington Aug 29 rec 10-310, 2 TD
∆∆ vs Kapolei Sept 5 rec 1-4
∆∆ Total rec 15-374, 2 TD; 24.9 YPR; 93.5 YPG

10. (tie) Allan Cui, Saint Louis, 5-8, 160, Sr. >> Pupule rating: 88
∆∆ vs #3 Mililani Aug 16 rec 10-112, 2 TD
∆∆ vs St. John Bosco (Calif) Aug 22 rec 4-29
∆∆ vs #1 Punahou (Aloha) Aug 29 rec 3-30
∆∆ vs Pac-Five (Aloha) Sept 5 rec 5-54, TD (10)
∆∆ @ ‘Iolani Sept 13
∆∆ Total rec 22-225, 3 TD; 10.2 YPR; 56.3 YPG

10. (tie) Clifford Cunningham, Nanakuli >> Pupule rating: 88
5-8, 150, Jr.
∆∆ vs Kalaheo Aug 16 rec 5-54, TD
∆∆ vs Roosevelt Aug 29 rec 3-77, TD
∆∆ @ Waialua Sept 6 rec 2-94, TD (18)
∆∆ Total rec 10-225, 3 TD

10. (tie) Joshua Hiwatashi, KS-Maui >> Pupule rating: 88
∆∆ vs Maui (WMS) Aug 21 rec 13-198
∆∆ vs Lahainaluna (WMS) Aug 30 rec 4-74, TD
∆∆ vs King Kekaulike Sept 5 rec 9-67
∆∆ Total rec 26-339, TD; 13 YPR; 113 YPG

10. (tie) Toma Savea, Leilehua, 6-1, 200, Sr. >> Pupule rating: 88
∆∆ vs Kailua Aug 16 rec 5-175, TD
∆∆ vs McKinley Aug 22 rec 5-50, 2 TD
∆∆ @ #9 Waianae Aug 29 rec 2-27, 0 TD
∆∆ vs Castle Sept 5 DNP?
∆∆ Total rec 12-252, 3 TD; 21.0 YPR; 84.0 YPG

10. (tie) Jason Sharsh, Moanalua, 5-9, 152, Sr. >> Pupule rating: 88
∆∆ @ #8 Waianae Aug 15 rec 5-89, 2 TD
∆∆ @ #7 Campbell Aug 22 DNP (back)
∆∆ vs #5 Farrington Aug 29 DNP (back)
∆∆ vs Kapolei Sept 5 5-94
∆∆ Total rec 10-183, 2 TD; 18.3 YPR; 91.5 YPG

10. (tie) Jayce Bantolina, Campbell >> Pupule rating: 88
6-2, 205, Sr.
∆∆ vs Castle Aug 15 rec 5-69, TD
∆∆ vs Moanalua Aug 22 rec 6-74, TD
∆∆ vs Kailua Sept 5 rec 2-41, TD
∆∆ @ Kapolei Sept 12
∆∆ Total rec 13-174, 3 TD; 13.4 YPR; 58 YPG

17. (tie) Drew Kobayashi, Saint Louis, 6-2, 185, Jr. >> Pupule rating: 87
∆∆ vs Mililani Aug 16 rec 4-57
∆∆ vs St. John Bosco (Calif) Aug 22 rec 2-22
∆∆ vs #1 Punahou (Aloha) Aug 29 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Pac-Five (Aloha) Sept 5 rec 3-134, 2 TD (64, 20)
∆∆ @ ‘Iolani Sept 13
∆∆ Total rec 9-223, 2 TD; 24.8 YPR; 55.8 YPG;

17. (tie) Blaise Manabe, Kalani >> Pupule rating: 87
∆∆ vs Waialua Aug 16 rec 3-157, 3 TD (55, 70, 32) rush 3-3
∆∆ @ Kalaheo (Kailua field) Aug 23 rec 3-37
∆∆ vs Anuenue (Kaiser Stadium) Aug 29 rec 7-79 rush 2-16
∆∆ @ Roosevelt Sept 5 rec 2-7 rush 4-33
∆∆ Total rec 15-280, 3 TD; 18.7 YPR; 70 YPG
rush 7-52

17. (tie) Nick Palleschi, Hawaii Prep: Pupule rating: 87
TE/DL, 6-5, 205, Sr.
∆∆ @ Hilo (Wong) Aug 30 rec 10-134, 2 TD

20. (tie) Lauriano Lucas, Leilehua >> Pupule rating: 86
∆∆ vs Kailua Aug 16 DNP?
∆∆ vs McKinley Aug 22 rec 4-51, 2 TD
∆∆ @ #9 Waianae Aug 29 rec 2-126, TD (86 yd)
∆∆ vs Castle Sept 5 rec 5-42, TD
∆∆ Total rec 11-219, 4 TD; 19.9 YPR; 53.8 YPG

20. (tie) Bronson Ramos, Mililani, 5-10, 160, Sr. >> Pupule rating: 86
∆∆ vs #3 Saint Louis Aug 16 rec 4-59, TD
∆∆ vs Kailua Aug 23 rec 1-23
∆∆ @ #10 Kapolei Aug 30 rec 5-90, TD
∆∆ Total rec 10-172, 2 TD; 17.2 YPR; 54.4 YPG

Jarrod Infante, Pac-Five >> Pupule rating: 85
∆∆ vs King Kekaulike Aug 16 rec 8-77, TD
∆∆ vs St. Francis (Aloha) Aug 29 rec 5-41
∆∆ vs #8 Saint Louis (Aloha) Sept 5 rec 7-41
∆∆ Total rec 20-159, TD; 8 YPR; 53 YPG

Naliko Kea, Kapolei >> Pupule rating: 85
5-7, 165, Sr.
∆∆ @ #5 Kahuku Aug 15 rec 5-53
∆∆ @ #6 Farrington (Ticky) Aug 23 rec 4-64, 2 TD
∆∆ vs #2 Mililani Aug 30 rec 3-47, TD
∆∆ @ Moanalua Sept 5 rec 1-10 rush 1-9
∆∆ Total rec 13-174, 3 TD; 13.4 YPR; 43.5 YPG

Kapi‘ina King, Damien >> Pupule rating: 85
WR/TE, 6-5, 208, Sr.
∆∆ @ Kauai (Vidinha) Aug 23 rec 4-60
∆∆ @ ‘Iolani Aug 29 rec 3-65, TD (35)
∆∆ vs #1 Punahou (Aloha) Sept 5 rec 3-77, TD (13)
∆∆ Total rec 10-202, 2 TD; 20.2 YPR; 67.3 YPG;

Bayley Manliguis, KS-Hawaii >> Pupule rating: 84
5-7, 150, Jr.
∆∆ @ Konawaena Aug 29 rec 4-44, TD
∆∆ @ #10 Hilo (Wong) Sept 5 rec 10-90, TD
∆∆ Total rec 14-134, 2 TD; 9.6 YPR; 67 YPG

Stanton Spencer, Waianae >> Pupule rating: 84
WR/PK, 6-0, 175, Sr.
∆∆ vs Moanalua Aug 15 DNP?
∆∆ @ #10 Kaiser Aug 22 rec 1-45, TD
∆∆ vs #7 Leilehua Aug 29 rec 4-92, TD
∆∆ vs McKinley Sept 5 rec 1-37
∆∆ Total rec 6-174, 2 TD; 29 YPR; 58 YPG

Destin Moss, Kaiser >> Pupule rating: 84
5-10, 175, Sr.
∆∆ vs Aiea Aug 15 rec 5-95, 2 TD
∆∆ vs Waianae Aug 22 rec 3-12
∆∆ vs Waipahu Sept 5 rec 2-87, TD (76)
∆∆ Total rec 10-194, 3 TD; 19.4 YPR; 62.8 YPG

Rodson Kealohi, Moanalua >> Pupule rating: 84
∆∆ @ #8 Waianae Aug 15 rec 4-35, TD
∆∆ @ #7 Campbell Aug 22 rec 4-32
∆∆ vs #5 Farrington Aug 29 rec 4-60
∆∆ vs Kapolei Sept 5 rec 1-10
∆∆ Total rec 13-137 10.6 YPR; 34.3 YPG

Chad Figueroa, Castle >> Pupule rating: 83
5-8, 170, Sr.
∆∆ vs #7 Campbell Aug 15 rec 6-69, TD
∆∆ @ Waipahu Aug 29 rec 2-46 PR – TD
∆∆ @ #7 Leilehua Sept 5 rec 5-78
∆∆ Total rec 13-193, TD; 14.8 YPA; 64.3 YPG

Tyreek Keough, Leilehua >> Pupule rating: 82
∆∆ vs Kailua Aug 16 rec 3-87 yards, TD (74 yards)
∆∆ vs McKinley Aug 22 rec 4-26
∆∆ @ #9 Waianae Aug 29 rec 2-34, 2-pt reception
∆∆ vs Castle Sept 5 rec 4-50
∆∆ Total rec 13-197, TD; 15.2 YPR; 49.3 YPG

Chance Maghanoy, Kahuku >> Pupule rating: 82
∆∆ vs #10 Kapolei Aug 15 rec 2-37, TD
∆∆ vs Waipahu Aug 22 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs McKinley (Ticky) Aug 29 rec 5-41, TD
∆∆ @ Castle Sept 12
∆∆ Total rec 7-78, 2 TD; 11.1 YPR; 26 YPG

Kavossie Mason, Pearl City >> Pupule rating: 81
∆∆ vs Roosevelt Aug 15 DNP?
∆∆ @ Waialua Aug 23 rec 10-87
∆∆ vs Kaimuki Aug 29 rec 2-32
∆∆ vs Anuenue Sept 5 forfeit W
∆∆ Total rec 12-119

Riccardo Sallas II, Saint Louis >> Pupule rating: 80
∆∆ vs Mililani Aug 16 rec 1-5
∆∆ vs St. John Bosco (Calif) Aug 22 rec 4-40, TD
∆∆ vs #1 Punahou (Aloha) Aug 29 rec 4-27
∆∆ vs Pac-Five (Aloha) Sept 5 rec 4-63
∆∆ @ ‘Iolani Sept 13
∆∆ Total rec 13-135, TD; 10.4 YPR; 33.8 YPG

Steve Feliciano, Moanalua >> Pupule rating: 78
∆∆ @ #8 Waianae Aug 15 rec 3-24
∆∆ @ #7 Campbell Aug 22 rec 5-47
∆∆ vs #5 Farrington Aug 29 rec 2-8, 2-pt reception
∆∆ vs Kapolei Sept 5 rec 3-12 rush 5-24
∆∆ Total rec 13-91 7 YPR; 222.8 YPG;


Keola Himan, Campbell >> Pupule rating: 75
5-9, 185, Jr.
∆∆ vs Castle Aug 15 rec 3-24
∆∆ vs Moanalua Aug 22 rec 3-13
∆∆ vs Kailua Sept 5 DNP?
∆∆ Total rec 6-37

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Justin Ikei, Kaiser
Sr.
∆∆ vs Aiea Aug 15 rec 7-29
∆∆ vs Waianae Aug 22 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Waipahu Sept 5 rec 0-0
∆∆ Total rec 7-29

Ko‘olauloa Gaspar, Kailua 6-0, 156, Jr.
6-1, 185, Jr.
∆∆ vs #9 Leilehua (Aloha) Aug 16 rec 2-30
∆∆ @ #2 Mililani Aug 23 rec 1-12
∆∆ vs Aiea Aug 30 rec 1-37, TD
∆∆ @ #6 Campbell Sept 5 rec 0-0

Kona Reiny-Aloy, Campbell
5-9, 170, Sr.
∆∆ vs Castle Aug 15 DNP
∆∆ vs Moanalua Aug 22 rec 7-125, TD rush 2-29
∆∆ vs Kailua Sept 5 rec 2-41, 2-pt catch rush 1-(-2)
∆∆ Total rec 9-166, TD
rush 3-27

Javal Medlin, Campbell
6-3, 200, Sr.
∆∆ vs Kailua Sept 5 rec 4-62, 3 TD (26, 20, 15)

Cory Walton, Aiea
5-8, 150, Sr.
∆∆ @ Kaiser Aug 15 rec 4-18
∆∆ @ Kailua Aug 30 rec 3-21 FR – TD
∆∆ vs #5 Farrington (Ticky) Sept 6 rec 1-5

Alohi Gillman, Kahuku
∆∆ vs #10 Kapolei Aug 15 rec 2-13
∆∆ vs Waipahu Aug 22 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs McKinley (Ticky) Aug 29 rec 1-17 rush 1-13 PR 45-yd TD
∆∆ @ Castle Sept 12
∆∆ Total rec 3-30

Thomas Pule, Waialua
6-1, 185, Sr.
∆∆ @ Kalani (Kaiser Stadium) Aug 16 rec 4-36
∆∆ vs Pearl City Aug 23 rec 3-38, TD; rush 2-5
∆∆ @ Kalaheo (Kailua field) Aug 29 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Nanakuli Sept 6 rec 1-4
∆∆ Total rec 7-74, TD

Brandon Tom, Waipahu
S, 5-5, 160, Sr.
∆∆ vs Farrington Aug 16 rec 3-42 rush 2-(-9)
∆∆ @ Kaiser Aug 22 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Castle Aug 29
∆∆ @ Kaiser Sept 5

Tyler Teruya, ‘Iolani
5-6, 158, Sr.
∆∆ vs Mino Jiyu (Japan) Aug 17 DNP
∆∆ vs Damien (Aloha) Aug 29 rec 2-10
∆∆ vs #8 Saint Louis Sept 13

Connor Ohira, ‘Iolani
5-11, 168, Sr.
∆∆ Mino Jiyu (Japan) Aug 17 rec 2-15
∆∆ vs Damien (Aloha) Aug 29 rec 4-32
∆∆ #8 Saint Louis Sept 13

Connor Hannum, ‘Iolani
5-9, 153, Jr.
∆∆ Mino Jiyu (Japan) Aug 17 rec 3-31, TD
∆∆ vs Damien (Aloha) Aug 29 rec 0-0

Tamatane Aga, ‘Iolani
5-10, 175, Jr.
∆∆ Mino Jiyu (Japan) Aug 17 rec 4-28 rush 1-7
∆∆ vs Damien (Aloha) Aug 29 rec 0-0 rush 1-(-3)

D.J. Chaffin, Farrington, 6-0, 150, Jr.

Matt Christman, Punahou (TE)
∆∆ vs Damien (Aloha) Sept 5 rec 2-35

Josiah Maglente-Tonu, Baldwin, 6-5, 210, Sr. (TE)
Keala Martinson, Punahou

Austin Molina, Leilehua, 5-8, 160, Sr.
∆∆ @ #9 Waianae Aug 29 rec 2-37, 2 TD

Cash Searle, Saint Louis
∆∆ vs Mililani Aug 16 rec 2-38
∆∆ vs St. John Bosco Aug 22 DNP?
∆∆ vs #1 Punahou (Aloha) Aug 29 rec 2-20
∆∆ vs Pac-Five (Aloha) Sept 5 rec 2-45
∆∆ Total rec 6-103

Andrew Kaufusi, Kaiser
So.
∆∆ vs Aiea Aug 15 rec 1-78
∆∆ vs Waianae Aug 22 rec 0-0
∆∆ vs Waipahu Sept 5 rec 0-0
∆∆ Total rec 1-78

Ethan Okimoto, Roosevelt
5-9, 160, Jr.
∆∆ vs Pearl City Aug 15 rec 5-25
∆∆ vs Radford Aug 22 rec 3-29, TD
∆∆ @ Nanakuli Aug 29
∆∆ vs Kalani Sept 5
∆∆ Total rec 8-54, TD

Shayne Teruya, Roosevelt
5-8, 140, Jr.
∆∆ vs Pearl City Aug 15 rec 4-38, TD;
∆∆ vs Radford Aug 22 rec 3-48
∆∆ @ Nanakuli Aug 29
∆∆ vs Kalani Sept 5
∆∆ Total rec 7-86, TD

Colton Nascimento, Saint Louis
∆∆ vs Pac-Five (Aloha) Sept 5 rec 2-21
∆∆ Total rec 5-35, TD

Dane Elf, Baldwin
∆∆ vs Edison (Calif) (WMS) Aug 23 rec 6-41
∆∆ vs Maui (WMS) Aug 29 rec 3-24
∆∆ vs Lahainaluna (WMS) Sept 5

Bryson Ventura, Mililani
∆∆ vs #3 Saint Louis Aug 16 DNP?
∆∆ vs Kailua Aug 23 rec 1-1
∆∆ @ #10 Kapolei Aug 30 rec 6-41, TD

Luani Matagiese, Mililani
∆∆ @ #10 Kapolei 3-34, TD

Kekua Marumoto, Kapolei
5-10, 170, Sr.
∆∆ @ #5 Kahuku Aug 15 DNP?
∆∆ vs #6 Farrington (Ticky) Aug 23 DNP?
∆∆ vs #2 Mililani Aug 30 rec 1-20, TD
∆∆ @ Moanalua Sept 5 rec 2-30

Kala‘i Santos, Punahou
∆∆ #7 Saint Louis (Aloha) rec 1-44, TD

Ian Lundberg, Damien >> Pupule rating 80
WR/DE, 6-1, 180, Sr.
∆∆ @ Kauai (Vidinha) Aug 23 rec 4-49, TD
∆∆ @ ‘Iolani Aug 29 rec 4-34
∆∆ vs #1 Punahou (Aloha) Sept 5 rec 0-0
∆∆ Total rec 8-83, TD

Alika Bantolina, Campbell
6-1, 200, Jr.
∆∆ vs Kailua Sept 5 rec 3-84, TD (19)

Kingston Moses-Sanchez, Farrington
6-0, 180, So.
∆∆ vs Aiea (Ticky) Sept 6 rec 2-79, TD (71)

Jameson Pasigan, Radford, 6-0, 175, Sr.
> No longer at Radford?


SUMMARY
I don’t recall any receiver, at least in the last 25 years, collecting as many passes as Tsubasa Brennan of Pac-Five has in a three-game span: 44 receptions, 555 yards (and seven TDs). The obvious: his first two opponents were D-II defenses (King Kekaulike, St. Francis). But then Brennan went out and had 14 catches for 119 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Saint Louis. Clearly, defenses would rather shut him down, but the easier route is to contain the 6-foot-1 junior rather than take the risk of double-teaming him tightly on every snap. When Kainoa Ferreira finds Brennan, it’s like two guys in the park playing catch. There just isn’t another 6-1 athlete playing corner on most teams, so defenses have to pick their poison. At this rate, Brennan is on pace for 117 catches and 1,480 yards (and 18 TDs) even if the Wolfpack play the minimum of eight games. If they can win in the ILH D-II semifinals, that adds a game, and if they can win the ILH title, that’s a route to the state tourney. If not for a cancelled game due to Hurricane Iselle, it all could’ve added up to a max of 12 games. The math on 12 games at this rate is Xbox-ish to say the least.

I’m pretty sure all of the ‘Pack would sacrifice stats for a chance to win the league and state titles, but for watchers and fans, this is amazing stuff.

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