Justin Jumawan-Perreira DB, 5'7, 170, Sr (Kaua'i HS, Lihue, HI): Returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns as the Red Raiders knocked the Marauders out of the state tournament and advanced to the Divison II championship game. The safety picked off Waipahu quarterback Gil Fernandez on the 20-yard line and ran it in for a 7-6 lead in the second quarter then grabbed another of Fernandez's offerings and returned it 55 yards for a score to seal it. Perreira finished the game with three tackles in addition to his two interceptions.
Shannon Kamakaokalani RB, 5'4, 140, Sr (King Kekaulike, Pukalani, HI): Rushed for 1,079 yards and 17 touchdowns during the regular season, both the best totals in Maui Interscholastic League. Though he didn’t enter the end zone on Friday, Kamakaokalani put up 140 yards and was part of an 1-2 ground-game punch with Michael Douglas. “We have a lot of love on this team, as you can see’’ Kenton said as Kamakaokalani left to celebrate elsewhere after Na Alii clinched their first berth in a state championship football game – the first for the MIL, in fact – with a 38-37 win over Iolani in a First Hawaiian Bank Championships Division II semifinal.
Loka Kanongata'a RB/DB, 5'11, 190, Sr (Bellevue HS, WA): Scored 3 touchdowns (79, 2, 39) in a 47-0 route of Auburn (WA) to advance to the 3A State Finals. Kanongata'a (pictured #6) had the games first two scores on a 79 yard run in the first quarter and a 2 yard run in the second quarter. Kanongata'a finished with 159 yards on 10 rushes.
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Justin Lata 5'11, 220, Jr (Narbonne HS, Harbor City, CA): Had 11 tackles and 1 sack in a 30-7 loss to Crenshaw. Finished the season with 189 tackles and 8 sacks for the season.
Sione Mataele RB, 6'0, 260, Jr (Palo Alto HS, CA): On the final possession of the fourth overtime,
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Havelock Pomele RB, Jr (Milpitas HS, CA): Finished with 169 yards on 17 carries including a 82 yard TD against Santa Theresa in a 47-6 win. The Milpitas defense was stifling behind linebacker Steven Fanua (6'1, 200), who turned 15 on Nov. 5 had 8 tackles and has 206 (96 solo) tackles for the season. The sophomore, who is averaging 17 tackles a game, led a defense that held the Saints to 16 yards rushing.
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Thomas Su'a RB, 6'0, 205, Sr (St Joseph HS, Santa Maria, CA): Finished an illustrious high school career with 171 yards on 20 carries in a 47-32 defeat to Covina.
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Jack Sula RB, 5'11, 185, Jr (Carson HS, CA): Junior running back rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns in 29 carries, and had a key interception late in the fourth quarter, as the seventh-seeded Colts upset second-seeded Los Angeles Dorsey in a Division quarterfinal at
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Shiloah Te'o & Pelefoni Soliai (Kahuku HS, HI): Shiloah Te'o (DB, 5'11, 190, Sr) took a lateral pass from quarterback Richard Torres, and hit Pele Soliai (WR, 5'10, 150, Sr) with a bomb that he took into the end zone to give Kahuku an amazing 22-20 victory in the semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank Division I State Football Championships last night at Aloha Stadium. Next Friday, the Red Raiders will play Saint Louis, a 10-7 winner over Waianae in last night's late semifinal. Soliai pictured left had only reception in the game, the game winning touchdown. Kahuku RB's Junior Mata'afa (5'10, 195, Jr) was 9-112 and a 80 yard TD run and Lehi Aumua (5'8, 180, Sr) was 19-100. On the defensive side Linebacker Siaosi Tafuna (5'11, 210, Sr) led Kahuku with 6 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss and Safety Gary Nagy (6'2, 180, Sr) had 2 interceptions, 2 tackles, and 141 yards on 6 combines kick and punt returns with a long of 60. Baldwin was lead on defense by Kyle Kaimiola-Ka'aihue (LB, 5'8, 187, Jr) with 12 tackles (1o unassisted and 3.5 for loss), Kaulana Alo-Kaonohi's (LB, 5'8, 184, Jr)11 tackles (8 unassisted), and David Ka'anana's (LB, 5'8, 165, Jr) 10 tackles (all unassisted).
Everette Thompson DE/TE, 6'5, 240, Jr (Kennedy HS, Burien, WA): Junior was selected All Conference (Seamount-King) this season. Had 6 tackles in Kennedy's 28-13 win over Kamakian and will face Bellevue next week for the 3A State Championships.
Johnny Toloumu RB, 6'1, 215, Sr (Long Beach Poly, CA): Overcame a first-half shoulder injury to rush for 142 yards and scored on a 13 yard TD run on a sweep to the left. Poly defeated Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 31-21 and will play Orange Lutheran next week.
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Jordan Vaeena RB, 5'9, 215, Sr (Oceanside HS, CA): Rushed 12 times for 88 yards in a 50-13 win over West Hills and will face Eastlake in the semifinals next week.
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