2019 DIVISION I   »  Open Division  »  Division II


Hilo's Miyasato, Iolani's Pei powered their teams into the state final

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Offensive Player of the Year: Kyan Miyasato, Hilo

Defensive Player of the Year: Meki Pei, Iolani

Coach of the Year: Kaeo Drummondo, Hilo


FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Trayjan Jumawan

Leilehua  •  Sr
OL  •  5'11  265

Kawika Lee Hong

Hilo  •  Sr
OL  •    275

Kaysen Mahuka-Kaawa

Damien  •  Jr
OL  •    

Kilo Scanlan

Iolani  •  Sr
OL  •  6'3  215

Zach Shiroma

Moanalua  •  Sr
OL  •  6'1  280

Kyan Miyasato

Hilo  •  Sr
QB  •    160

Alfred Failauga

Waipahu  •  Sr
RB  •  5'11  190

Aperamo Sulu

Damien  •  Jr
RB  •    

Jarvis Natividad

Damien  •  Sr
WR  •    

Jayzon Ramos

Leilehua  •  Sr
WR  •  6'1  175

Jansen York

Moanalua  •  Sr
WR  •  5'7  155

Kilohana Haasenritter

Hilo  •  Sr
UT  •    180

DEFENSE

Tysen Kaniaupio

Hilo  •  So
DL  •    260

Shayden Molina

Iolani  •  Jr
DL  •  6'2  245

Kiaka Pio

Leilehua  •  Jr
DL  •  6'1  235

Fosi Ulima

Damien  •  Sr
DL  •    

Kainalu Lewis

Hilo  •  Sr
LB  •    180

Meki Pei

Iolani  •  Sr
LB  •  6'0  180

Kalen White

Hilo  •  Sr
LB  •    185

Elijah Apao

Hilo  •  Sr
DB  •    160

Aukai Grace

Moanalua  •  Sr
DB  •  5'10  140

Trevor Kan

Iolani  •  Sr
DB  •  6'0  185

Rashod Tanner

Moanalua  •  Sr
DB  •  5'8  140

Alex Muti

Konawaena  •  Sr
UT  •  6'3  205

SPECIALISTS

Keanu Keolanui

Hilo  •  Sr
K  •    160

Griffin Motas

Moanalua  •  Sr
P  •  5'10  205

Guyson Ogata

Hilo  •  Sr
RET  •    155

Wailoa Manuel

Iolani  •  Jr
AP  •  5'10  150

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HONORABLE MENTION

Quarterbacks: Laakea Asuega-Stark (Baldwin), Jonah Chong (Iolani), Jake Holtz (Damien), Boo Jones (Konawaena)

Running backs: Brody Logan Bantolina (Iolani), Brock Hedani (Iolani), Elijah Kahele (Kealakehe), Javon Miller (Aiea), Lyle Silva (Hilo), Isaiah Souza (Baldwin)

Receivers: Fiki Aguiar (Hilo), Jesse Canda (Konawaena), Dacyres Domingo (Moanalua), Kamahao Kailipaka (Waiakea), Carter Kamana (Iolani), Koalii Kohatsu (Kailua), Isaiah Richards (Baldwin), Dylan Soberano (Aiea), Hunter Wehrsig (Kealakehe)

Offensive utility: Kalei Akagi (Leilehua), Kala Estocado-Matthews (Castle), Cole Ichikawa (Iolani), Samson Ramsay, Kailua

Offensive line: Alii Aspera (Leilehua), Pinemua Epenesa (Radford), Andray Huihui (Waipahu), Thomas Hulett (Aiea), Jayden Kalehuawehe-Cabebe (Baldwin), Bronson Sua (Damien)

Defensive line: Kayden Alameda (Hilo), Malaefono Ale (Aiea), Kalani Atwood (Leilehua), Jayce Jay-Pedro (Damien), Brad Lilo (Moanalua), Sione Lolohea (Maui), Harley Lyman (Castle), Mafatini Mafatani (Baldwin), Axton Manaku-Ching (Damien), Elisha Martin (Konawaena), Joshua Niro (Hilo)

Linebackers: Kaisten Cardin-Kiaha (Kailua), Kristian Delima (Kealakehe), Chathan Foster (Baldwin), Duke Hoohuli (Damien), Samson Iona (Konawaena), Akuila Koloamatangi (Baldwin), Elijah Laufili (Kailua), Joshua Miyazawa (Iolani), Manuele Pulusila (Kailua), Ashton Raquino (Leilehua), Stirling Sakashita (Iolani), Josiah Sniffen (Baldwin), Jeremiah Tauai (Moanalua), Hastings Yee Hoy (Kailua)

Defensive backs: Maalo Auvaa (Aiea), KC Bell (Iolani), Justice Ching (Castle), Chase Daack (Radford), Isaac Ignacio (Iolani), Kyle Kinney (Damien), Jedidiah Nerpio (Baldwin), Tyrus Niuatoa (Waipahu), Kellen Robins-Beers (Damien), Micah Shikada (Iolani), Jahsaiah Yoshizumi (Honokaa), Mana Young-Tavai (Aiea)

Defensive utility: Aloha Arecchi (Damien), Noah Bredeson (Konawaena), Waylon Spain (Waiakea), Jashawn Wakefield (Leilehua)

Kickers: Brycen Amorozo (Waipahu), Cheydon Costa (Castle), Christian Souza (Damien)

Punters: Kaden Baptista (Konawaena), Jonathan Vasquez (Leilehua), Masila Siua (Hilo)

Returners: Damon Nelson (Radford)

All-purpose: Hailama Anakalea (Kealakehe), D'Shane Bannister (Keaau), Jonah Figueroa (Castle), River Iaea (Damien), Ethan Kuth (Leilehua), Makanalea Meyer (Damien), Jesus Meza (Kealakehe), Joseph Roback (Konawaena), Menise Sunia-Pase (Radford)

Other coaches that received consideration: Savaii Eselu (Moanalua), Wendell Look (Iolani)

Offensive Player of the Year: Kyan Miyasato, Hilo, QB, Sr.
Kyan Miyasato shattered the record books this year.

More importantly, he finished the season as a champion.

The 5-foot-11, 160-pound quarterback completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 3,073 yards and 45 touchdowns against just four interceptions in 2019.

Miyasato threw a TD pass in each of the Vikings' 14 games this year, with five TD performances in the second round game against Kealakehe and the BIIF D1 title game against Konawaena.

He was also efficient in the clutch, helping Hilo rally from a 17-3 halftime deficit to win the state championship over Iolani, 20-17.

As a team, the Vikings averaged 50.3 points and 366.1 yards per game, including 226.1 through the air.


Defensive Player of the Year: Meki Pei, Iolani, LB, Sr.
Meki Pei brought his best when the games mattered the most.

The 6-foot, 180-pound linebacker recorded three of his four forced fumbles in the postseason, including two in the ILH playoff game against Damien. Pei was responsible for two forced fumbles against the Monarchs, including one that highlighted a goal line stand by the Raiders, who turned it into a 99-yard touchdown pass on the very next play.

Against Moanalua in the state semifinals, Pei notched nine tackles and two interceptions, including a 28-yard pick-six. In the state championship final against Hilo a month later, Pei recorded a season-high 10 1/2 tackles, including one for a loss, had one pass break-up and forced a fumble late in the contest. He also scored on a 94-yard punt return in the loss to the Vikings.

Pei anchored an Iolani defense that held teams to 16.3 points per game.


Coach of the Year: Kaeo Drummondo, Hilo

In a division full of parity, the best team came out on top.

Drummondo's Vikings went 14-0 in 2019 en route to their second state championship in three years.

Hilo did it with a crushing defense that scored 76 points while holding opponents to 6.3 points per game.