Unsung Scrapper: Leilehua’s Kenoa Tilimwar

Leilehua's Kenoa Tilimwar has played multiple positions with effectiveness.  Courtesy photo.
Leilehua’s Kenoa Tilimwar has played multiple positions with effectiveness. Courtesy photo.

On Thursday and Friday, Hawaii Prep World will run a series of snippets focusing on eight players we dub as Honolulu Star-Advertiser “Unsung Scrappers.”

One player from each of the Oahu Interscholastic Association’s eight teams involved in this weekend’s Division I quarterfinals were chosen by their head coaches.

SECOND IN A SERIES


LEILEHUA’S KENOA TILIMWAR

>> Positions: Center, guard linebacker
>> Grade: Junior
>> Height: 5 feet 10
>> Weight: 205 pounds
>> Jersey number: 52


MULES head coach Nolan Tokuda on Kenoa Tilimwar:

“Kenoa was a starting offensive lineman last year, but because of injuries to many people on the defensive side of ball, he filled in at linebacker early in the season. We moved him back to starting guard and then to center and he has really helped us in all of those positions this season. He’s always doing his job no matter how much he gets yelled at. After practice when we’ve gotten on him, he’ll come over and lift me up and say, ‘I love you coach.’ I’ll say, ‘Go practice your snaps or something; get out of here.’ And then he’ll say it louder, ‘I love you coach.’ You cannot stay mad at him.”

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