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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

2006 Washington Polynesian All State and Conferece Football Selections

Congratulations are due to the many Samoans and Tongans as well as some Hawaiians and even a Chamorro who have been selected to various Washington newspaper All Star teams as well as All Conference selections by their respective leagues. The bulk of the players are from the Seattle/Tacoma area. If you know of any others please email aigafoundation@aol.com

Lamont Afuvai 5'11, 210, Sr (Franklin Pierce HS, Tacoma): Selected to Tacoma Tribune's All Area Team as a All-purpose back. A first-team, all-SPSL selection as a running back and a linebacker, as well as SPSL Defensive Lineman of the year, Afuvai was a playmaker for the Cardinals on their state playoff run. He finished with 860 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He also scored another three touchdowns as a receiver.

Sonny Aumoeualogo 5'10, 205, Sr (Fife HS, Tacoma): Selected to Tacoma Tribune's All Area Team at Running back. The shifty runner finished with a school-record 1,556 yards and 25 touchdowns, helping Fife to its first 10-0 record since 1965. He was an all-Nisqually League 2A first-team selection at both running back and linebacker and was conference MVP. A little more about Sonny Aumoeualogo: Said his most memorable moment this season was winning the Nisqually League 2A title, the school’s first since 1988.

Ray Falelauli'i 6'1, 245, Sr (Curtis HS, University Place): Selected SBSL South Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year and first team DL.

Dexter Moetului 6'3, 215, Sr (Mount Si, Snoqualmine): Selected Seattle Times All Area DL. KingCo 3A Lineman of the Year terrorized quarterbacks with 13 sacks. Also a second-team All-KingCo tight end, catching a touchdown pass and winning double-overtime game by running in a blocked field-goal attempt for a score. Wildcats from Snoqualmie finished 10-2, best record in school history, and reached 3A state quarterfinals. Sings, acts and won first place for music-video direction at Northwest High School Film Festival. Moetului was also selected All Eastside by the King County Journal.

Michael Naputi 6'1, 320, Sr (Yelm HS): Selected The Olympian All Area OL. Comment: A weakside tackle, he’s a three-year letterman and two-time all-league first team selection, last year as a defensive lineman. Had an 85 percent blocking rate this season and made 31 tackles on defense with two sacks, two forced fumbles and three tackles for loss. Season highlight: “Playing the best team in the state (Bellevue, in a 3A state preliminary round playoff game), even though they beat us.” College options: The University of Washington, Oregon State, Western Washington or California.

Roman Pula 5'10, 210, Sr (Lincoln HS, Tacoma): Recently selected 1st Team All State by the Seattle Times at Running Back. Selected to Tacoma Tribune's All Area Team at Running back. The Lincoln tailback’s memorable high school career concluded this season with another selection to the All-Area team. The player of the year in 2005, the hard-running Tinitali-Pula finished with 1,680 yards on 180 carries and 24 touchdowns for the Abes. He totaled 5,300 yards for his high school career, the most of any back to play at a Tacoma city school. Tinitali-Pula was also selected MVP of the Narrows Bay-Bridge in 2006 and 2005.

Cameron Savini 5'11, 210, Jr (Christian Faith, Seattle): Sea-Tac 2B Co-MVP at Running Back. Transfered from West Seattle where he was Hon Men All Confernece. Head Coach Sauni Savini was also selected league Coach of the Year.

Isaac Solaita 5'8, 165, Sr (Klohowya HS, Silverdale): Selected Kitsapsun All West Sound Team at RB. A bright spot on a struggling team, Solaita rushed for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns, earning Olympic League Class 2A Division co-offensive MVP honors.













Alameda Ta'amu 6'4, 345, Jr (Rainier Beach HS, Seattle):
Recently selected 1st Team All State by the Seattle Times at Offensive Line. Selected Seattle Times All Area OL. The Metro League Sound Division Lineman of the Year, Ta'amu overpowered the opposition on both offense and defense. Also was named the Defensive MVP of the Sound Division and Lineman Player of the Year, but was even more impressive on offense as a guard. Several big-name college programs — including USC, Oregon and Florida State — have shown interest.

Randy Tavu'i 6'0, 215, Sr (North Thurston, Lacey): Selected The Olympian All Area DL. Comment: A force who created mismatches on the defensive line with his speed, he made 91 tackles, had eight sacks and forced seven fumbles for the Rams. He was a second-team all-state pick last season. Season highlight: “The game against Timberline (a 28-18 loss). I just got my game on and started to have fun without thinking so much about winning.” College options: Oregon or USC.

Kalani Terukina 6'2, 285, Sr (Curtis HS, University Place): Selected to Tacoma Tribune's All Area Team as a lineman. An all-SPSL South first-team selection and offensive lineman of the year, Terukina anchored the offensive and defensive lines (All Conference 2nd Team) for Curtis. He helped the Vikings make a surprising run that fell just short of a 4A quarterfinal appearance.

Tobias Togi 6'0, 225, Sr (Evergreen HS, Seattle): Selected All League at Running Back and also Defensive line in addition was conference Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year.
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Other Selections
Isaiah Aimalefoa 6'2, 230, Sr (Mountlake Terrace): 1st Team All Conference at DL in 2006 and 2005
Fa'afia Leaupepe 5'10, 220, Sr (Lincoln HS, Tacoma): 1st Team All Conference DL
Tupou Manaea 6'3, 275, Jr (Lakes HS, Lakewood): 1st Team All Conference DL, 2nd Team All Conference OL
Paul Palu 6'1, 225, Sr (West Seattle HS): 1st Team All Conference WR, 2nd Team All Conference OLB. Was also 2nd Team All Conference at WR in 2005
Chris Patu 6'2, 300, Sr (Rainier Beach HS, Seattle): 1st Team All Conference at DL in 2006 and 2005
Andru Pulu 6'2, 230, So (Federal Way HS): 1st Team All Conference LB and Second Team OL
Chris Sailiai 5'11, 225, Sr (West Seattle HS): 1st Team All Conference RB, 2005 2nd Team All Conference RB
Romeo Semo 6'3, 357, Sr (Rainier Beach HS, Seattle): 1st Team All Conference Selection at DT and 2nd Team All Conference G, was also selected 2nd Team All Conference DT in 2005
Vilisoni Teulilo 5'11, 210, Sr (Evergreen HS, Seattle): 1st Team Selection for Special Teams
Everette Thompson 6'5, 240, Jr (Kennedy HS, Burien): Selected 1st Team All Conference at Tight End and Linebacker
Tony Tupou 6'0, 225, Sr (Evergreen HS, Seattle): 1st Team selection at LB and was 2nd Team selection in 2005
Jeremy Uhila 5'11, 178, Sr (Foster HS, Tukwila): 1st Team selection at LB and 2nd Team selection at WR

Underclassman to Watch Out For-Class of 2008
Robert Akeo: Bethel
Jonathan Amosa: Rainier Beach (Seattle)
Senio Kelemete: Evergreen (Seattle)
Nuve Kongaika: Evergreen (Seattle)
Corey Laufasa: Evergreen (Seattle)
Leroy Lutu Jr: Mercer Island
Mickey Mukai: Inglemoore (Kenmoore)
Roland Nonu: Ingraham (Seattle)
Caleb Pene: Washington (Tacoma)
Siliva Tapu: Evergreen (Seattle)
Niko Tau'ili'ili: Lakes (Lakewood)
Patrick Tepea: Auburn
Watson Togiailua: Auburn Mountainview
Tyler Tuiasosopo: Mariner (Everett)

Underclassman to Watch Out For-Class of 2009
Dawson Asuega: Lindbergh (Renton)
Perris Falani: Tyee (Seatac)
Sania Leulu: Rainier Beach (Seattle)
Peyton Siva: Franklin (Seattle)
Warren Tiatia: Garfield (Seattle)
Fono Vakalahi: Marysville-Pilchuk

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