VIDEO: Laie Park DE/LB Tausili Akana

Tausili Akana, second from left, had the support of his family at the Warrior Football Elite Camp in 2019. From left, Keonilei, Braelyn and dad Brandyn. His mom, Joselyn, and baby brother, Tasi, were also there. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser (June 26, 2019).

Tausili Akana begins his freshman year at his new school, Kamehameha, in a matter of weeks.

Akana made a splash recently with an MVP award at the All-Poly Camp in Utah, which led to scholarship offers from Hawaii, Brigham Young and Utah on the same day, June 16.

Akana grew up playing for the Laie Park Red Raiders football program, and now follows the footsteps of his sisters, Braelyn and Keonilei, to Kamehameha. The 6-3, 195-pound football/basketball athlete chatted after the Warrior Football Elite Camp. His parents are Kahuku boys basketball coach Brandyn Akana and former University of Hawaii volleyball standout Joselyn (Robins) Akana.

Braelyn will play volleyball at Hawaii this year. Keonilei will be a senior volleyball player at Kamehameha and has committed to Southern California.


  1. ??? June 26, 2019 3:21 pm

    6’3 220lbs incoming freshman; (3 DI offers)
    IMG Academy or ST John Bosco might be calling his parents very soon!

  2. Loca1boiAnonymous June 26, 2019 4:33 pm

    How many years held back is what I like know..

  3. TheTruth June 26, 2019 9:38 pm

    @loca1boiAnonymous…Why you got to be jealous for, that’s what I like to know??? Don’t hate, congratulate! Go get em Tausili!

  4. Paul Honda June 26, 2019 10:01 pm

    That was my mistake in the video interview. Tausili is 195 pounds, not 220.

  5. Coach C June 27, 2019 10:24 am

    I actually believe his calling would be basketball. Just keep the weight down. Linebackers are usually good bb fowards.

  6. Loca1boiAnonymous June 27, 2019 4:05 pm


    Is it not a legit question? There’s no difference in a 13 vs 15 year old incoming freshman? Apparently the coaches only look at grade but being able to play against peers that are a year or two younger is significant.

  7. 808drummerboy June 28, 2019 2:15 pm

    Whoever is doing the video interviews needs to go back to Journalism school because he talk more than the person he interviewing and he rarely every asks “open ended” questions. Sounds local ,but brah let your interviewees talk not you!

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