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Sunday, December 17, 2006

2006 Utah All State Polynesian Football Selections


The following are a list of Samoans, Tongans, Hawaiians and other Polynesians selected by the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News.

1st Team All State Selections

James Aiono DL, 6’4, 255, Sr (Murray HS): 1st Team 4A All State selection by the Deseret News and 2nd Team 4A by the SL Tribune. Aiono has verbally committed to play at Utah next fall.

Joe Feula DL, 5’10, 250, Sr (Dixie HS, St George): Selected 1st Team All State (3A) by the Salt Lake Tribune and was also selected Honorable Mention All State by the Deseret News. Also a 1st Team All Region 9 selection.

Doug Fiefia RB, 5’10, 170, Sr (Bingham HS, South Jordan): Selected 1st Team All State (5A) by both the SL Tribune and the Deseret News. Also selected 1st Team All Region (3). Helped lead team to Utah 5A State Championship with 1385 yards total offense and 19 total TDs.

Star Lotulelei DL, 6’4, 250, Sr (Bingham HS, South Jordan): Selected 1st Team All State (5A) by both newspapers and 1st Team All Region 3. Lotulelei has verbally committed to play at BYU next fall. Lotulelei racked up 72 tackles, 7 sacks, and 10 QB hurries.

Eathyn Manumaleuna OL/DL, 6’2, 280, Sr (Timpview HS, Provo): Selected 1st Team All State (4A) by the SL Tribune at offensive line and selected 2nd Team All State (4A) at defensive line by the Deseret News. Manumaleuna has verbally committed to play at BYU next year following his transfer from East High School in Anchorage, Alaska where he was 1st Team All State as a junior offensive lineman and the State Lineman Player of the Year.

Devin Mausia LB, 6’0, 170, Sr (Timpview HS, Provo): Selected 4A MVP by the Salt Lake Tribune, Daily Herald MVP, and 1st Team All state by the SL Tribune and Deseret News. Mausia recorded 90 total tackles, had 12 sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown for the season. Also selected Deseret News All Utah Valley Team.

Ray Mulitalo DL, 6’0, 240, Sr (Hunter HS, West Valley City): 1st Team All Region 3 and 1st Team All State 5A (SL Tribune and Deseret News). Was a 2 way starter and 2 year starter.

John Tauteoli LB, 6’0, 225, Sr (East HS, Salt Lake City): 1st Team All State (4A) selection by both the SL Tribune and Deseret News, also 1st Team All Region 6. Finished the season with 87 tackles, 2 Ints, 9 sacks, and 2 defensive TDs.

Derek Tuimauga OL, 6’4, 325, Jr (Bingham HS, South Jordan): A 3 year starter and only junior to be selected to 1st Team All State (5A) in addition to being 1st Team All Region 3.


2nd Team Selections: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A

OL Famika Anae (Timpiew HS, Provo) SLT, DN
OL/DL Funaki Asisi (Provo HS) SLT, DN--Also selected All Utah Valley
Another star on both sides of the ball. A tough-to-move guy on defense, finished with 37 tackles and four sacks.
DL Simi Fili (Cottonwood HS, SLC) DN
RB/DB Karl Finai (Kearns HS) DN
DL Nelson Ha’o (Gunnison HS) SLT, DN
DL Siale Hautau (Skyline HS, SLC) SLT, DN
LB Lynn Katoa (Cottonwood HS, SLC) SLT, DN
DB Tonata Lauti (Highland HS, SLC) SLT
Specialist Finau Lomu (Cottonwood HS, SLC) SLT
RB Kalama Molisi (Skyline HS, SLC) SLT
RB Chase Pili (Manti HS) SLT, DN
LB Nolan Samani (Provo HS) SLT
RB Adam Timo (Snow Canyon, St George) SLT, DN
OL Mataika Tuai (East HS, SLC) SLT, DN
OL/DL Sam Tuiono (Bingham HS, South Jordan) SLT, DN
RB Leroy Unga (Payson HS) SLT, DN--Also selected All Utah Valley
The powerful junior was a handful on tacklers. For the season he rushed for 1,158 yards and eight TDs, averaging more than five yards per carry.
DL Ikani Vaitohi (Spanish Fork HS) DN--Also selected All Utah Valley
When Dons' line was weakened by injuries, Vaitohi's role changed and he rose to the
challenge. Led the team in tackles, sacks and hurries.
WR Ngalu Wolfgramm (Payson HS) SLT

*SLT: Salt Lake Tribune
*DN: Deseret News

2006 Salt Lake Tribune Selections
SL Tribune 5A, 4A, 3A
SL Tribune 2A, 1A

2006 Deseret News All Stars
5A first team All-State football
4A first team All-State football
3A first team All-State football
2A first team All-State football
1A first team All-State football
Second teams All-State football
Honorable mention All-State football

All Utah Valley (Deseret News)



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