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Tihada, Paama earn Division II POY honors

Joshua Tihada led the Lunas' rushing attack while Kaimuki's Sama Paama terrorized opposing offenses. ScoringLive photo illustration

Offensive Player of the Year: Joshua Tihada, Lahainaluna

Defensive Player of the Year: Evangelist Paama, Kaimuki

Coach of the Year: Philip Rapozo, Kapaa


FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Leif Fautanu Jr.

PAC-5  •  Sr
OL  •  6'3  300

Siotame Haunga

Saint Francis  •  Sr
OL  •  6'1  280

Faaope Laloulu

Saint Francis  •  Jr
OL  •  6'7  350

Hunter Mulu

Kaimuki  •  Sr
OL  •  6'1  245

Elij Unutoa

Kapaa  •  Sr
OL  •  6'5  290

Sky Ogata

Roosevelt  •  Jr
QB  •  5'8  160

Jonan Aina-Chaves

Saint Francis  •  Jr
RB  •  5'8  170

Ryno Banasihan

Kapaa  •  Sr
RB  •  5'8  160

Joshua Tihada

Lahainaluna  •  Jr
RB  •  5'9  175

Trey Hunter

Kekaulike  •  Jr
WR  •  6'0  165

Mason Yoshino

Kaiser  •  So
WR  •  5'8  150

Kilohana Haasenritter

KS-Hawaii  •  Jr
UT  •  5'10  170

DEFENSE

Apakasi Felemi

Lahainaluna  •  Sr
DL  •  5'11  225

Sione Lolohea

Saint Francis  •  Jr
DL  •  6'3  220

Alex Muti

Konawaena  •  Jr
DL  •  6'3  195

Sama Paama

Kaimuki  •  Sr
DL  •  6'4  355

Kaulana Kaluna, Jr.

Kaimuki  •  Jr
LB  •  5'9  200

Raffy Pereno

Kapaa  •  Sr
LB  •  5'6  175

Nyles Pokipala-Waiohu

Lahainaluna  •  Sr
LB  •  5'10  200

Makana Poole

Saint Francis  •  Sr
LB  •  5'11  145

Jai Alapai

Kapaa  •  Sr
DB  •  5'10  160

Marcus Hee

Roosevelt  •  Sr
DB  •  5'10  170

Shepherd Kekahuna

Saint Francis  •  Jr
DB  •  5'9  180

Etuati Storer

Lahainaluna  •  Sr
UT  •  6'0  185

SPECIALISTS

Chysen Lagunes-Rapozo

Kapaa  •  Sr
K  •  5'10  200

Chysen Lagunes-Rapozo

Kapaa  •  Sr
P  •  5'10  200

Tre Rickard

Lahainaluna  •  So
RET  •  5'7  130

Jonah Stephens

Kaimuki  •  Sr
AP  •  5'8  168

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SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

QB: Kahanu Davis, Kapaa - Jr • 5'11  165
RB: Naomas Asuega-Fualaau, Kaimuki - Jr • 5'10  185
RB: Migguel Camacho, McKinley - Sr • 5'7  165
WR: Jesse Canda, Konawaena - • 5'7  135
WR: Kai Hoekstra, Waialua - So • 6'1  150
WR: Karsyn Pupunu, KS-Maui - Jr • 6'1  180
OL: Tausinga Hafoka, Lahainaluna - Sr • 5'11  230
OL: Joshua McCoy, Lahainaluna - Sr • 5'8  210
OL: Sama Paama, Kaimuki - Sr • 6'4  355
OL: Teva Reynolds, KS-Hawaii - Sr • 6'1  265
OL: Ikaika Tihada-Viela, Lahainaluna - Sr • 6'1  210
UT: Elijah Lemalu, Kaimuki - Sr • 5'8  148

DEFENSE

DL: Thaze Gomes, KS-Hawaii - Sr • 5'11  195
DL: Lio Ilalio, Roosevelt - Sr • 6'2  315
DL: Elijah Oliveira-Kalalau, Lahainaluna - Sr • 6'0  185
DL: Patrick Peters, Kapaa - Sr • 6'3  200
LB: Wilde Germano, KS-Hawaii - Jr • 5'11  210
LB: Samson Iona, Konawaena - • 5'9  175
LB: Austin Olivera, Kauai - Sr • 5'6  170
DB: Kaihulali Casco, Lahainaluna - Jr • 6'0  180
DB: Isaac Kaleikau, Roosevelt - Jr • 5'10  170
DB: Shayden Mcmoore, Pearl City - Sr • 5'11  170
DB: Aalona Monteilh, Roosevelt - Jr • 5'11  165
UT: Jaden Amasiu, Kalaheo - Sr • 5'9  180

SPECIALISTS

K: Mason Morishige, Roosevelt - Sr • 5'8  135
P: Kai Sigler, Kalani - Sr • 5'10  150
RET: Trey Hunter, Kekaulike - Jr • 6'0  165
AP: Kawelo Huddy, Waimea - Jr • 5'10  155

HONORABLE MENTION

Quarterbacks: Tiliti Adams (KS-Maui), Bubba Akana (Saint Francis), Jonah Faasoa (Kaimuki), Nainoa Irish (Lahainaluna), Kaimi Like (KS-Hawaii), Koa Tom (Kaiser)

Running backs: Dane Abarra (KS-Maui), Mitchel Camacho (Roosevelt), Bryce Furuli (KS-Hawaii), Myka Kukahiwa (Roosevelt), Klayton Gascon (Honokaa), Baba Nao (Kapaa)

Receivers: Jai Alapai (Kapaa), Isaiah Anahu (KS-Hawaii), Pono Carvalho (Kauai), Scott Chung (Roosevelt), Angelo Coluccio (PAC-5), William Kai-Bookland (Lahainaluna), Thomas King (Pearl City), Koby Moananu (Kaimuki), Logan Noice (Kauai), Nicholas Ogata (Roosevelt), Lanakila Patolingan (Kapaa), Jerick Robinson (Kalani), Makani Smith-Kemfort (KS-Maui), Hunter Wehrsig (Konawaena)

Offensive line: Tamatoa Aga (McKinley), Caleb Alalem (Kapaa), Avery Blanco (Konawaena), Christopher Clifford (Konawaena), Taai Galoia (Lahainaluna), Diego Hernandez (Kapaa), Daniel Higa (Kapaa), Sean Jackson (Pearl City), Luke Kaniho (KS-Hawaii) Francis Leasiolagi (McKinley), Makaio Liftee (Honokaa), Daniel Moefu-Tautofi (Kaimuki), Egan Okami (Roosevelt), Hookipa Sakalia (Lahainaluna), Uperesa Samia (Roosevelt), Adam Soares (Roosevelt), Isaiah Tigilau (Kalaheo), Kawai Tully-Sabog (Roosevelt), Ricky Wells (Kaimuki)

Offensive utility: Noah Matsumoto (Kaiser), Micah Quillopo-Jamile (Pearl City)

Defensive line: AJ Alani (Konawaena), Iulio Atonio (McKinley), Quynton Brackens (Kaimuki), Tevin Canda (Konawaena), Joseph Chin (Kaiser), Tuipulotu Lai (Lahainaluna), Leif Fautanu (PAC-5), Kupapa Flores (Kapaa), KJ Narvaez (Kaimuki), Matthew Passi (Kauai), Joshua Rivera (Kauai), Sione Siulangapo (Pearl City), Kaolulo Sua (Kaiser), Tapena Tuitupou (Saint Francis)

Linebackers: Laitin Bradley (PAC-5), Sheldon Chu (Kalani), Jayden Delatori (KS-Maui), Aidan Fernandes (Pearl City), Caine Fitausi-Fung (Roosevelt), Tamaki Iijima (Roosevelt), Cyrus Jumalon (Konawaena), Kody Kikuyama (Pearl City), Hans Limstrom (Hawaii Prep), Evan Ramirez (PAC-5), Kamuela Santa Maria (KS-Hawaii), Shaun Slade (Roosevelt), Noah Sumimoto (PAC-5), Stetson Telles-Kelekoma (Kapaa), Hunter Yamada (Kaiser)

Defensive backs: Chase Akana (Saint Francis), Boaz Ayers (Konawaena), Kyle Bisarra (Kauai), Noah Bredeson (Konawaena), Cameron Dang (PAC-5), Elijah Finau (Kekaulike), Kapena Gushiken (KS-Maui), Keilan Ibaan-McCarthy (Kapaa), RJ Kami (Pearl City), Rayce Aaron Manriki (Kalani), Kordel Ng (Saint Francis), Devon Sa-Chisolm (Lahainaluna), Kalai Santiago (Konawaena), JP Tilley (Saint Francis)

Defensive utility: Tristan Catan (KS-Maui), Ethan Domen (Kaiser), Javin Montiho (Kalani), Kamalei Watson (Lahainaluna)

Kickers: Kaylee Alapai (Kauai), Kyler Halvorsen (Kaiser), Connor Hunt (Hawaii Prep), Pablo Rico (Lahainaluna)

Punters: Leif Fautanu (PAC-5), Bryce Furuli (KS-Hawaii), Kawai Tully-Sabog (Roosevelt)

Returners: Micah Quillopo-Jamile (Pearl City), Zion Williams (McKinley)

All-purpose: Kekoa Alana (Kalaheo), Noah Carvalho (KS-Hawaii), Izayah Chartrand-Penera (KS-Hawaii), Kyler Dicion (Waialua), Dre Falls (Kaiser), Josh Maikui (Roosevelt), Jordan Neufeldt (Kalaheo), Hoku Parbo (Kauai), Blade Pfeiffer-Kekoa (Kaimuki), Chayden Sasaki-Kalamau (Roosevelt), Bruce Shewalter (PAC-5), Jesse Stroede (Kaiser)

Other coaches that recieved consideration: Kui Kahooilihala (Roosevelt), Dan Lyons (KS-Hawaii), Tim Seaman (Kaiser), David Tautofi (Kaimuki), Robert Watson/Garret Tihada (Lahainaluna


Offensive Player of the Year: Joshua Tihada, Lahainaluna, RB/DB, Jr.

Unlike past years, there was a de-facto No. 1 offensive threat for the Lahainaluna football team in 2018.

His name is Joshua Tihada and he is the ScoringLive All-Hawaii Division II Offensive Football Player of the Year.

The junior running back was the bell cow in the Lunas' modified Wing-T offense, rushing for 1,097 yards and 19 touchdowns to help Lahainaluna win its third-straight state title.

The Lunas have always emphasized team principles and executing your job both on and off the field, so it's astounding that the 5-foot-9, 175-pound back was able to produce at a high rate statistically as the Lunas can have as many as 17 players touching the ball in a given game. The next-leading rusher on the team was quarterback Nainoa Irish with 278 yards.

"This boy, you can tell that he get the heart," Kapaa coach Philip Rapozo said of Tihada. "He's just a great athlete, that kid can play. He's well-rounded, probably the most well-rounded kind in D2 that's for sure. Great attitude and humble."



Defensive Player of the Year: Sama Paama, Kaimuki, OL/DL, Sr.

Earning Defensive Player of the Year honors is Kaimuki defensive lineman Sama Paama. The 6-foot-4, 355-pound two-way lineman helped the Bulldogs reach the state semifinals after missing out on the tournament the past two seasons.

Paama, who follows Pearl City's Zion Tupuola-Fetui as the second straight University of Washington-bound player to earn the D2 Defensive POY honor, frequently lived in opposing team's backfield and totaled 6 1/2 tackles-for-loss in the Bulldogs' final three games of the year.

"I think that Sama has a big future ahead of him," Kaiser coach Tim Seaman said of Paama, who also earned Second Team honors at offensive line. "He's got great size, explosiveness and agility. The Kaimuki staff did a great job of developing him technique-wise and it's going to be interesting to see what side of the ball he ends up on in college."


Coach of the Year: Philip Rapozo, Kapaa

Rapozo is the D2 Coach of the Year after helping the Warriors reach the state tournament after a one-year hiatus. Kapaa also bounced back from a season-opening loss to Kauai to start KIF play as it rattled off six straight wins before falling to Lahainaluna, 34-32, in the state title game.