12 Kahuku selections headline 2015 Cover2 all-state football teams

Following a record breaking Hawaii High School Football season that witnessed Kahuku in Division I and Radford in Division II capture HHSAA Tournament Championships, the 2015 KHON Cover2 all-state football teams were announced Wednesday.

Among the first-team selections was the inaugural Marcus Mariota Award winner as State Player of the Year, Mililani senior running back Vavae Malepeai. The Oregon commit broke Joe Igber’s career state rushing record with 4,428 yards and 71 touchdowns en route to a second straight season on the Cover2 first team.

Vavae Malepeai
Vavae Malepeai

The Division I State Champion Red Raiders of Kahuku, who went 13-0 on the season, had the most selections with 12 combined from the first and second teams.

FIRST TEAM

Offense:

  • QB – Tua Tagovailoa – Saint Louis
  • RB – Vavae Malepeai – Mililani
  • RB – Wayne Taulapapa – Punahou
  • WR – Kalakaua Timoteo – Mililani
  • WR – Kumoku Noa – Kamehameha
  • WR – Keoni-Kordell Makekau – Iolani
  • WR – Kamakana Ching – Konawaena
  • FB/TE – Pua Falemalu – Kahuku
  • OL – Michael Eletise – Kaiser
  • OL – Toa Neher – Kahuku
  • OL – Andru Tovi – Mililani
  • OL – Keli’i Montibon – KS-Hawai’i
  • OL – Nate Herbig – Saint Louis
  • UTIL – Kesi Ah Hoy – Kahuku
Kahuku Seniors Keala Santiago (3), Manaia Atuaia (31), Jed Heffernan (54), and Hirkley Latu (21) were all selected to #Cover2 All State Football Teams
Kahuku Seniors Keala Santiago (3), Manaia Atuaia (31), Jed Heffernan (54), and Hirkley Latu (21) were all selected to Cover2 All State Football Teams

Defense:

  • DL – Alema Kapoi – Kamehameha
  • DL – Tanielu Evaimalo – Saint Louis
  • DL – Brad Anae – Kahuku
  • DL – Christian Mejia – Kailua
  • LB – Isaac-Slade Matautia – Saint Louis
  • LB – Hirkley Latu – Kahuku
  • LB – Mosese Fifita – Kapa’a
  • LB – Manaia Atuaia – Kahuku
  • DB – Keala Santiago – Kahuku
  • DB – Kekaula Kaniho – Kahuku
  • DB – La’akea Kaho’ohanohano-Davis – Baldwin
  • DB – Stokes Botelho – Kahuku
  • K – Jet Toner – Punahou
  • KR – Clifford Cunningham – Nanakuli
  • PR – Michael Feliciano – Moanalua

SECOND TEAM

Offense:

  • QB – McKenzie Milton – Mililani
  • RB – Challen Fa’amatau – Farrington
  • RB – Ace Faumui – Radford
  • WR – Ty-Noah Williams – Kapolei
  • WR –Drew Kobayashi – Saint Louis
  • WR – Andrew Simanu – Waipahu
  • WR – Ethan Takeyama – Punahou
  • FB/TE – Anthony Palleschi – Hawaii Prep Academy
  • OL – Kanai Eldredge – Punahou
  • OL – Tayvis Passos – Radford
  • OL – Sean Auwae – Kapolei
  • OL – Jed Heffernan – Kahuku
  • OL – John Kapua – Waianae
  • UTIL – Jensen McDaniel – Kaiser

Defense:

  • DL – Christian Naeole – Iolani
  • DL – Ola Tatofi – Kapa’a
  • DL – Kaimana Padello – Mililani
  • DL – Billy Masima – Kaimuki
  • LB – Tainoa Foster – Kamehameha
  • LB – Aaron Tapusoa – Kahuku
  • LB – Mana Kupihea – Kapa’a
  • LB – La’akea Look – Punahou
  • DB – Tielu Mamea – Mililani
  • DB – Nic Tom – Kaiser
  • DB – Cameron Howes – Konawaena
  • DB – Ronson Timbreza – Saint Louis
  • K – Adam Stack – Kamehameha
  • P – Kekoa Sasaoka – Kahuku
  • KR – Jeremy McGoldrick – Castle
  • PR – Blaise Manabe – Radford

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