2017 Cover2 Awards preseason watch lists revealed

Wembley Maile // Saint Francis

Hawaii high school football returns this weekend with 13 games taking place Friday and Saturday across the Aloha state.

The following Cover2 Awards preseason watch lists were created by Cover2 executive producer and host Rob DeMello, co-host Sam Spangler, and Cover2 analysts representing Oahu, Maui, Big Island, and Kauai, based on past performance, summer camp/combine results and future potential.

There are seven annual awards that are handed out on the season finale of Cover2.

MARCUS MARIOTA AWARD – Player of the Year
TOMMY KAULUKUKUI AWARD – Offensive Player of the Year
MANTI TE’O AWARD – Defensive Player of the Year
OLIN KREUTZ AWARD – Lineman of the Year
HERMAN WEDEMEYER AWARD – Two-Way Player of the Year
CHAD OWENS AWARD – Special Teams Player of the Year
COACH OF THE YEAR

Watch lists were created for four of the awards: the Kaulukukui, Te’o, Kreutz, and Owens awards.

Cover2 Season Five premieres Thursday, Aug. 31, at 9:30 p.m. on KHON2.

All future episodes, as well as episodes from previous seasons, are available online here.

2017 COVER2 AWARDS WATCH LIST

KAULUKUKUI AWARD
Abishai Campbell, RB/SB, KS-Hawaii
Alfred Failauga, RB, Waipahu
Austin Ewing, QB, Konawaena
“Boogie” Thomas Yam, QB, Kamehameha
Cameron Copeland, WR, Radford
Casey Nguyen, Jr. QB, Kaiser
Chayce Akaka, QB, Baldwin
Chevan Cordeiro, QB, Saint Louis
Chris Sykes, WR, Saint Louis
Christian Manera, QB, Kauai
Damon Martin, RB, KS-Maui
Dillon Gabriel, QB, Mililani
Elijah Ragudo, RB, Lahainaluna
Ezekiel Kapanui-Reyes, WR, Waipahu
Frank Steffany, RB, McKinley
Isaac Yamashita, WR, Waipahu
Jalen Olomua, RB, Mililani
Jaykob Nakaahiki-Young, WR, Kauai
Jaylen Lee, QB, Castle
Jonah Panoke, WR, Saint Louis
Jordan Solomon, QB, Kaimuki
Justin Genovia, WR, ‘Iolani
Kahale Huddleston, RB, Hilo
Kaleo Banks, WR, Nanakuli
Konapiliahi Andres, QB, Leilehua
Marcus Faufata-Pedrina, QB, Damien
Matt Sykes, WR, Saint Louis
Pomai Kim , TE, Damien
Rico Rosario, RB, Waianae
Roman Wilson, WR, Saint Louis
Scott McLeod, WR, Saint Francis
Seth Tina-Soberano, QB, Kalani
Sol-Jay Maiava, QB, Kahuku
Stephen Barber, QB, Punahou
Tai-John Mizutani, QB, ‘Iolani
Takaamoatoa Lautaha, TE, Saint Francis
Tasi Faumui, RB, Campbell
Tevesi Toia, QB, Waialua
Tyson Shimabukuro, RB, Saint Francis
Tyrell Baldonado-Kaleiopu, WR/DB, KS-Maui

Saint Louis LB Isaac Slade-Matautia was the 2015 winner of the Manti Te’o Award as state defensive player of the year

TE’O AWARD
Akalea Kapono, LB, Kamehameha
Alakai Gilman, DB, Punahou
Aloalii Laga, LB, Baldwin
Bailey Honda, DB, Lahainaluna
Bam Amina, LB, Kapolei
Bruddah Spencer-Choy Foo, DB, Kailua
Chayce Morgan, LB, Nanakuli
Christian Manera, DB, Kauai
Donovan Ugalino, LB/DB, Leilehua
Dusten Ramseyer-Burdett , DB, Kapaa
Dylan Toilolo, LB, Kapolei
Ezekiel Rombawa, LB, Castle
Francis Mailo, DL/LB, Waianae
Hale Motuapuaka, DL, Punahou
Isaiah Feary, DB/LB, Saint Louis
Isaiah Taliulu, LB, Saint Louis
Isaiah Tufaga, LB, Saint Louis
Jerome Holliday, DB, Leilehua
Jimmy Makaio, DB, Roosevelt
JL Lavea, LB, Kahuku
Jonah Welch, OLB/DE, Kamehameha
Kai Kaneshiro, DB, Saint Louis
Kanai Mauga, DE, Waianae (FINALIST 2016 Te’o Award)
Kaonohi Kaniho, DB, Kahuku
Kashtian Ioane Sadlon, DB, Hilo
Kaulana Makaula, DB, Punahou
Kea Kekuwela, DB, KS-Hawaii
Kolo Hanawahine-Wong, LB, Kailua
Kukea Emmsley, LB, Kapolei
Maninoa Tufono, LB, Punahou
Marist Liufau, DB, Punahou
Miki Ah You, LB, Kahuku
Nalu Emerson, OLB/SS, Kahuku
Noa Purcell, LB, Saint Louis
Paka Cacoulidis, DB, Konawaena
Pokii Adkins-Kupukaa, DB, Campbell
Rocky Savea, LB, Kapolei
Seau Amor, LB, Konawaena
Sedric Iafeta, DE, Kahuku
Siah Maiava, LB, Kaimuki
Siale Hafoka, DB, Lahainaluna
Siaosi Lauhingoa, OL/DL, Kahuku
Sitiveni Kaufusi, RB/LB/DE, Punahou
Takaamoatoa Lautaha, DE/LB, St. Francis
Tiger Peterson, DB, Kamehameha
Treau Tupuola, OL/DL, Aiea
Tyrell Baldonado-Kaleiopu, DB, KS-Maui
Tyrese Tafai, LB, Campbell
Wembley Mailei, DB, Saint Francis (FINALIST 2016 Wedemeyer Award)
Zion Tupuola-Fetui, LB, Pearl City

2014 #Cover2 Olin Kreutz Award Winner Fred Ulu-Perry

KREUTZ AWARD
Aaron Faumui, DT, Kapolei
Alama Uluave, OL, Punahou
Andrew Paese, DL, Waianae
Braxton Victor, DL, Leilehua
Duke Clemens, OL, Punahou
Dylan Naehu, DL, Kapolei
Eli Unutoa, OL, Kapaa
Elijah Unutoa, OL, Kapaa
Eliki Tanuvasa, OL, Saint Louis
Enokk Vimahi, OL/DL, Kahuku
Faatui Tuitele, DL, Saint Louis
Filosofia Mafua, OL/DL, Saint Francis
Foi Sila, DL, Farrington
Hale Motu’apuaka, DL, Punahou
Ikaika Viela, OL, Lahainaluna
Izaya Vimahi, OL, Kahuku
Julius Buelow, OL, Kapolei
Junior Tuia, DL, Kapolei
Kahanu Gerona, OL/DL, Kalaheo
Kaiea Vera, OL, Hilo
Logan Faitau, OL, Farrington
Lokahi Pauole, OL, Kamehameha
Matthan Hatchie, OL, Waialua
Max Chaisomkhun, DL, Iolani
Noah Simao-Raposas , DL, Waimea
Noah Simao-Raposas, DL, Waimea
Noah Williams, OL, Mililani
Robert Jon Garcia, OL, Kapaa
Sama Paama , DL, Kaimuki
Sama Paama, OL, Kaimuki
Samson Reed, DE, Kahuku
Scottie Agasiva, OL, Mililani
Shiloh Kaeo, DL, Damien
Sione Lolohea, DL, Maui
Sione Veikoso, OL, Kailua
Thomas Obando, OL, Pac Five
Treven Ma’ae, DE, Kapolei

Keala Santiago was named the 2015 Cover2 Chad Owens Award as Special Teams Player of the Year

OWENS AWARD
Christopher Sigler , P, Kalani
Damien Santiago, PK, Mililani
Ezra Inayoshi-Dudoit, KR, Saint Francis
Indi McCellan, PK, Kalani
Isaiah Harris, PK, Waipahu
Jacob Tobias, PK, Saint Louis
Jeremiah Tauai, P, Campbell
Kaimana Cameron, K, Damien
Kamauliola Aina , KR, Punahou
Ola Aina, KR, Punahou
Pablo Rico, PK, Lahainaluna
Sekope Latu, P/DL, Kahuku
Tate Ebel, K, Waianae
Tyler Fukuroda, P, Pac Five
Zameer Khan, PK, Pearl City

Vavae Malepeai holding the inaugural Marcus Mariota Award as state player of the year

COVER2 PAST AWARD WINNERS:

Marcus Mariota Award – Player of the Year

2015
Vavae Malepeai – RB – Mililani

2016
Tua Tagovailoa – QB – Saint Louis

Tommy Kaulukukui Award – Offensive Player of the Year

2013
Larry “Tui” Tuileta QB – Punahou
Bobby Lum – RB – Hawaii Preparatory Academy

2014
McKenzie Milton – QB – Mililani

2015
Tua Tagovailoa – QB – Saint Louis

2016
Taulia Tagovailoa – QB – Kapolei

Manti Te’o Award – Defensive Player of the Year

2013
Keli’i “KK” Padello – DE – Mililani
Hercules Mata’afa – LB – Lahainaluna

2014
Ofa Fahiua – LB – Hilo

2015
Isaac Slade-Matautia – LB – Saint Louis

2016
Kekaula Kaniho – DB – Kahuku

Olin Kreutz Award – Down Lineman of the Year

2014
Fred Ulu-Perry – OL – Saint Louis

2015
Michael Eletise – OL – Kaiser

2016
Mo Unutoa – OL – Kapa’a

Chad Owens Award – Special Teams Player of the Year

2014
Ranan Mamiya – KR – Farrington

2015
Keala Santiago – KR – Kahuku

2016
Stokes Nihipali-Botelho – KR – Kahuku

Herman Wedemeyer Award – Two-Way Player of the Year

2013
Fitou Fisiiahi – RB/LB – Kaiser

2014
Salanoa-Alo Wily – RB/DT – Kahuku

2015
La’akea Kaho’ohanohano-Davis – WR/DB – Baldwin

2016
Christian Mejia – DE/TE – Kailua
Kesi Ah-Hoy – DB/RB – Kahuku

Coach of the Year

2013
Rod York – Mililani

2014
Kale Ane – Punahou

2015
Vavae Tata – Kahuku

2016
Vavae Tata – Kahuku

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